Toddler Recipes: Egg Scrambles
These toddler recipes for quick and easy egg scrambles are sure to become a staple breakfast offering, if you luck out and your toddler decides to like eggs on any given day. The good news is that on days where your toddler would rather throw them on the floor than put them in her mouth are days where you can eat a delicious egg scramble for breakfast.
They also will keep in a sealed container and can be microwaved the next morning to try again. If you luck out and have a child that loves eggs, they are a fabulous way to mix in a variety of vegetables and other healthy ingredients. Egg scrambles are also easy for babies to pick up, which is key to getting a newly independent eater to have fun with meal time.
Carrot & Broccoli Scramble
- 5 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup of cooked shredded carrot
- 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli
Simply toss your cooked veggies in with your beaten eggs and cook in a skillet over medium/low heat with 1 tbsp of olive oil. You can either make a flat omelet and cut into strips for your child or stir while cooking to make a scramble. You can also add shredded cheese for added flavor and calories if your child needs it.
More vegetable options to add to your egg mix are: cooked eggplant, cooked zucchini, cooked mushrooms, cooked squash or pumpkin, shredded spinach leaves, cooked corn, smashed cooked peas, yogurt, black olives, tomtoes and just about any other veggie you can think of.
You can also add meats such as: cubed ham, finely shredded or diced chicken and turkey. Soy based meat substitutes such as soy breakfast sausage or crumbled tofu is also delicious.
In addition, don't forget the cheese! Don't be limited by cheddar, try out jack, mozarella, colby, swiss and even go gourmet with emmentaler or gruyere. You can also add a bit of plain yogurt which will make your eggs even fluffier.
***Please note that there are potential allergy issues when introducing new foods to your baby or toddler. Obviously, you can easily adapt these toddler recipes (such as using egg yolks only) to suit your family. When in doubt, contact your pediatrician.