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easy and flavorful egg recipes for baby
They are close to the perfect food: Fast. Easy to cook. Healthy (high in protein and good yolk fat for baby). Budget-friendly. And versatile.
Yes, you can cook them in various ways (scrambled, boiled, omelets, etc.) but you can also season them, which I find to be the most exciting part of cooking an egg.
With each meal I serve my little ones, my mission is to feed them flavor and diversity, so they can broaden their palates and get excited about food. My girls also don’t want bland and boring food so introducing new spices and seasonings is a culinary adventure for them!
Ela's (age 2) current way to eat eggs is scrambled (I scramble the eggs with a touch of half-and-half and a pinch of salt and cook them in over low-medium heat in a lightly buttered pan) with a pinch of oregano or Italian seasoning.
My husband introduced this recipe to me the first year we met and he made me the tastiest batch of scrambled eggs. His secret was using the slightest pinch of oregano in the egg mixture. It totally transformed the eggs into something new and different!
But don't stop there!
You can try a pinch of just about anything on a scrambled egg. Paprika, cinnamon (age 4 Kirina's favorite), basil, onion powder, cumin or coriander powder. What's great is that you can serve a different "flavor" of egg anytime you want, making for a different meal each time. Toddlers will get a kick out of choosing their "egg flavor" which might also help them eat more of it (ah, the budding independence of a tyrant, um, toddler). And babies will learn to taste new and yummy spices.
Give it a try and let me know what you think! A quick note on eggs: make sure you check with your pediatrician and ask when your little one is allowed to eat them.
From Kirina and Ela's high chairs to your little one's, bon appetit!