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Breakfast Bento Box

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When my husband works late, we go crazy at home. Out of control dance parties with the Pandora Disney station? Check. Staying up late? Check. Waffles for dinner? Check. A nice glass of wine for mommy? Double check.

In the chaos of trying to keep the kids from dismantling my house last night, I got the kids to bed and didn’t make any effort to do dishes or make lunches.

So, the next morning as I was hating myself for leaving a disaster in the kitchen, I had a fantastic idea: breakfast for lunch! I have no idea why breakfast for dinner is so amazing, but it is. It really is. I thought I’d use the leftover waffle in my daughter’s lunch with blueberries and maple syrup, a mini-omelette, a little cheese round, and lots of fruit.

breakfast for lunch

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Breakfast Bento Box

Breakfast for lunch? Yes, please!


1 waffle

1 tsp. butter

1 egg

assorted fruit (I used kiwi and clementine)

1 baby bel cheese round

real maple syrup*

blueberries for topping (I used frozen)

Tools you'll need:

    • a lunchbox with dividers like this PlanetBox Lunch box
    • animal food picks like these
    • silicone muffin liners for food dividers
    • small container for the dip




  1. In a very small skillet (mine is a 8" cast iron skillet), melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk the egg and pour into the warm butter. Cook over medium until the egg can be flipped like a pancake. Flip and cook until the egg is firm and cooked through.
  2. Remove the egg from heat and, as quickly as you can, roll it up. Cut the egg into bite-sized rolls and spear each piece with a toothpick to keep them from unrolling.
  3. Cut up the waffle if your kid needs help cutting and pour the syrup in a spill-proof container. Toss some blueberries in next to it.
  4. Get a metal cookie cutter and press firmly into the wax cover on the cheese to cut a shape out.

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