Egg Recipes for Babies

Egg Recipes for Babies

According to doctors and child nutritionists, an egg is only preferred for kids and children above the age of 12 months as it is highly likely that kids below one year of age will not be able to digest eggs properly and eggs are also known to be a cause of allergies in infants. Yet if you are daring enough and want your infants to enjoy eggs, you can begin somewhere after eight months where the kid’s body can work on digesting the complex proteins present in an egg. You must be very careful before taking this step and should consider taking the advice of a paediatrician if you have decided to feed eggs to your young ones make sure that you only feed them the egg yolks that is the yellow part, present at the centre of the egg, the egg whites are not all to be given to children below the age of 12 months.

Every child reacts to food differently; you must be aware of your child’s sensitivity towards different kinds of food. Eggs create a lot of heat within the body, so it is better to avoid feeding egg regularly during summers, you can opt for one egg every three days or two eggs in a week. During winters, you can choose to feed egg every alternative day or every day, depending upon how the child’s digestive system reacts to the egg. Eggs are a great source of protein and Omega 3, which help the child in its growth years and boost faster brain development. Eggs also contain vitamin D, zinc, iron and many other nutrients which are essential in helping with growth, but just because eggs are a great source of healthy nutrition it does not mean that you feed it to very young infants. Here are a few egg recipes which can be given to your one-year-old.

Omelette

Omelette

The first recipe is an omelette which is made from eggs, butter, milk, salt and pepper. To make this dish, whisk a whole egg in a bowl with a  dash of salt and pepper to it, then add few teaspoons of milk and whisk again. On medium heat melt some butter on a flat bottom pan until it just starts to brown, now add the egg mixture and spread it across the pan, cook for two minutes and roll up the omelette. Your creamy and fluffy omelette is ready to be served.

Hard-boiled egg

Hard-boiled egg

Place your egg in a vessel full of water, as the water comes to a boil, cover the vessel with a lid and turn off the heat. Let the eggs cook in hot water for the next ten minutes. After taking then out, put them in an ice bath, peel the egg and serve with a dash of salt and pepper on top of it.

 

Sandra G. Saxton

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