Healthy Egg Recipes for Babies and Kids

Egg Recipes for Babies and Kids

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Kids grow up really fast, and good food acts as fuel for the body. Eggs contain six grams of protein per serving; this protein helps in ensuring the healthy growth of your child. Also, they are easy to digest, making it ideal for babies whose digestive systems are still developing.

Yummy and Quick Egg Recipes for Your Baby

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Here are some egg yolk recipes that would be ideal for infants in the age group of 8 to 12 months.

1. Hard-Boiled Egg Yolk Mash

This delicious treat can be combined with yoghurt, which contains probiotics and is good for digestion.

Ingredients

  • Boiled egg- 1
  • Breastmilk/ Formula milk- 2 tbsp

How to Make

  • Cut the boiled egg into smaller pieces
  • Pop-out the yolk and mash well.
  • Mix it with the breastmilk or formula milk to make an egg puree.

2. Scrambled Eggs

Loaded with cheese, scrambled eggs are a good source of calcium which prevents your baby from developing brittle bones.

Ingredients

  • Egg- 1 (separate the yolk)
  • Milk- ¼ cup (breast milk or formula milk)
  • Butter or oil- 1 tsp

How to Make

  • Beat the egg with ½ tablespoon breast milk or formula.
  • Heat the butter in a pan and add the egg.
  • Stir the mixture gently and add a little salt (optional) to the egg.
  • Transfer it to a plate when the egg is set, but soft.

3. Egg Dosa

Dosa and eggs make a great combination and are nutritious for babies.

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Dosa Batter (without soda bicarbonate)
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp. oil or butter

How to Make

  • Crack an egg and whisk it in a bowl.
  • Pour the dosa batter on a pan and add the whisked egg on the dosa.
  • Flip it and cook both sides of the dosa and season it with some salt.
  • Ensure the egg is cooked and break it into pieces before serving it to you baby. 

4. Ghee Rice and Boiled Egg Yolk

For those babies who may be allergic to dairy, ghee is a good option as it is devoid of casein and lactose.

Ingredients

  • Rice (cooked)- ½ cup
  • Ghee- 1 tbsp
  • Boiled Egg (separate the yolk)- 1
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make

  • Add the rice in a bowl and add the requisite amount of ghee, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix and mash it well. Add the egg yolk and serve it to your baby.

5. Egg & Carrot Custard

Rich with the goodness of eggs and carrots, you can serve this dish to babies under the age of one.

Ingredients

  • Boiled egg- 1
  • Carrots- 1/3 cup
  • Milk- 1/2 cup

How to Make

  • Boil the carrots and blend it to make a puree
  • Add the egg yolk and milk to the puree and mix it well
  • Pour the mixture in a pan and heat the mix, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Turn off the heat and serve it to your little one.

6. Banana Pancakes with Eggs

Bananas are a good source of potassium and help in reducing the chances of premature diabetes.

Ingredients

  • Banana – 1 big or 2 small ones
  • Eggs – 2 (small)
  • Butter – 1 tsp.

Optional Ingredients

  • Grated coconut – 1 tbsp.
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp.
  • Chopped nuts – 2 tsp.

How to Make

  • Take the bananas and mash them well with a fork.
  • Add the eggs and beat it thoroughly with bananas using a whisk to make a smooth mixture.
  • Heat a pan and pour a small spoon of the pancake mix to it and spread it to form a thin circle. Spread a little butter.
  • Cook until brown on one side for 5 minutes and flip the pancake.
  • Cook for a minute and remove from tawa.
  • Serve with slices of bananas on top with grated coconut and chopped nuts as toppings.

7. Egg Potato Scramble

Potatoes taste delicious and make for some yummy recipes.

Ingredients

  • Eggs- 2
  • Potatoes- 1
  • Onions- 1
  • Capsicum- 1 (optional)
  • Cumin Seeds- ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Oil/butter- 1 tbsp.

How to Make

  • Beat the eggs well and sprinkle some turmeric powder.
  • Grate the potatoes and finely chop the onions and set these aside.
  • Heat the oil/butter in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once the cumin splutters, add the chopped onions and grated potatoes, and fry them until potatoes are fully cooked.
  • Switch off the flame and add the cooked onion and potatoes to the egg mix.
  • Heat a pan and pour the egg-potato mix. Keep stirring until the eggs are well cooked.
  • Serve when the dish has slightly cooled.

8. Veggie Egg Rice

This nutrient-rich dish is easy to make and wonderful for your baby’s development.

Ingredients

  • Egg- 1 (hard-boiled)
  • Brown rice- 1 cup (cooked)
  • Soft cooked vegetables- ¼ cup (carrot, peas, potato, broccoli)

How to Make

  • Mash the egg and mix it with the rice and vegetables.
  • Make sure the consistency and texture of the mix suit your baby’s preference.

9. Cheese Omelette

This yummy and quick egg recipe for your baby can be served for breakfast.

Ingredients

  • Eggs – 2
  • Pepper powder – ⅛ tsp. (optional)
  • Butter – 1 tsp.

How to Make

  • Add the eggs in a bowl and whisk them till they are frothy and fluffy.
  • Heat a pan with butter and pour the egg mixture into it.
  • Cook it on low-medium flame for 3-4 minutes.
  • Tear the omelette in small pieces and serve it to your baby.
     

Delicious Egg Recipes for Children

Here are some yummy recipes that are bound to turn your child into an egg lover. However, they should be fed to babies who are above one year of age.

1. Egg Oatmeal Scramble

Oats are rich in beta-glucan, a type of fibre that helps digestion and discourages overeating.

Ingredients

  • Oatmeal- 1 cup (cooked)
  • Egg yolks- 2
  • Soft cooked vegetables or fruits- 1/4 cup
  • Olive oil- 1 tsp.

How to Make

  • Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl.
  • In a pan, heat the olive oil and add the oatmeal, vegetables, and the whisked egg yolks.
  • Gently scramble the eggs and fry till the yolk cooks completely.
  • Serve it to your little one once it has cooled down slightly.

2. Egg Pizza

Contrary to popular perception, pizza is a healthy snack provided you forgo all the refined meats and avoid large amounts of salt.

Ingredients 

  • Pizza base- 1
  • Pizza sauce- 1 tbsp.
  • Cheese
  • Eggs- 2

How to Make

  • Apply pizza sauce and any other topping of your choice on the pizza base
  • Grate the cheese on the pizza and pop it in the oven to bake for 5 minutes.
  • Take it out and with a spoon, make an indentation in the pizza, making sure that the pizza base is not torn.
  • Then crack an egg into the indentation and bake for 6-7 minutes.
  • Cut the pizza slices and serve it to your kids.

3. Egg Burrito

A delicious egg recipe that children of all ages will enjoy.

Ingredients 

  • Scrambled eggs with lots of veggies
  • Tortilla- 1
  • Homemade salsa sauce- 1 tbsp.

How to Make

  • Prepare your scrambled eggs first and add lots of vegetables like tomato, spinach, carrot, and broccoli to it.
  • In another pan, lightly roast the tortilla wraps.
  • Stuff the tortilla with your scrambled eggs with vegetable mix and secure it tightly.
  • Heat the wraps, wait until the colour of the tortilla turns golden brown.
  • Serve with homemade salsa sauce.

4. Egg Paratha

Does your child tend to eat only the egg and parantha minus her veggies? Use this delicious recipe to trick them into devouring carrots and capsicum with gusto!

Ingredients

  • Eggs- 3-4
  • Chopped Veggies- 1 cup (carrots, capsicum, onion, tomato, coriander, green chilly)
  • Wheat flour- 4 cups
  • Ghee- 1 tbsp.

How to Make

  • Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the veggies to the mix.
  • In a large bowl, combine the wheat flour and knead the dough after pouring the egg mixture in it.
  • Spread the dough to make parathas, and roast the paratha on a hot pan.
  • Serve it with chutney or yoghurt.

5. Egg Tacos

Another Mexican snack that will leave your kids asking for more.

Ingredients

  • Eggs- 4
  • Unsalted butter- 1 tbsp.
  • Avocado- ½ (thinly sliced)
  • Tace shells- 2
  • Canned corn or beans- 1
  • Salsa- ¼ cup
  • Shredded cheese- ¼ cup
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make

  • Beat the eggs and add ¼ teaspoon of salt in a bowl.
  • In a pan, heat the butter over medium flame, pour the eggs and cook until soft.
  • Add the eggs into the taco shells and top with avocado, salsa, beans, cheese, and cilantro

6. Egg And Macaroni

This yummy recipe transforms the regular mac and cheese to a protein-rich healthy dish.

Ingredients

  • Wheat pasta- 250 gms.
  • Eggs- 3
  • Onion- 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato- (1 finely chopped)
  • Garlic ginger paste- 1 tbsp.
  • Red chilli powder- ½ tsp.
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp.
  • Pasta sauce- 3 tbsp.
  • Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp. (finely chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- 4 tbsp.

How to Make

  • In a large pot, add water and salt and let it boil. Add the wheat pasta and cook till becomes soft.
  • Drain the pasta, put it under cold running water and set it aside.
  • In a pan, scramble the eggs with some salt and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan, fry the chopped onion, then add the ginger-garlic paste and cook it well.
  • Add the chopped tomato to the mix and cook till it becomes soft.
  • Add the spices and cook for a few seconds. Next add the pasta, pasta sauce, and the chopped coriander and mix it well.
  • Add the scrambled eggs to the pan, cover it with a lid, and cook for a few minutes.
  • Serve this delicious dish to your little one.

7. Egg Pudding

A great dessert dish that your kids will enjoy after every meal!

Ingredients

  • Egg- 1
  • Milk- 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla essence- a few drops
  • A pinch of cinnamon

How to Make

  • Add milk and eggs in a bowl and whisk it thoroughly.
  • Add cinnamon, vanilla to the bowl and mix well.
  • Transfer it to a heatproof bowl and steam the mix.
  • Put it in a pressure cooker for up to two whistles with enough water.
  • Refrigerate this tasty egg pudding and serve it cold

The goodness of these egg recipes will win your family over. Healthy habits of hearty breakfasts can be inculcated in every child through a nutritious meal. Try some of these recipes today!