So we shared 5 egg recipes for babies sometime last year and it is one of the most popular posts. However, those 5 recipes were for babies and had only egg yolk, so I frequently got requests to share egg recipes for toddlers and older kids as well. And here we are. These are various simple ways in which you can give eggs to your child for a healthy and wholesome breakfast.
Boiled Egg – How to boil an egg the right way
The first option is a no-brainer. Boiled egg is the easiest way to give egg if you child likes it. You can also chop it and give add it to sandwiches, salads etc. Important point is to boil it correctly.
Ensure that the eggs that you use are fresh. The eggs should not float on water when you put. If they float on water, they are stale eggs and you should discard them.
Bring eggs to room temperature ideally before boiling, else they can crack.
Completely cover the eggs with water and slowly bring the water to a rolling boil. Once the water is boiling, let the eggs cook on simmer for 5-6 minutes.
After that, turn off the heat, cover and and let it rest for 8-10 minutes in the same water.
You will have perfect hard boiled eggs after this.
Hard boiled eggs should be completely cooked, but the yolk should still be yellow and not turn grey.
Hope the boiled egg into bite sized pieces and serve as is or in a sandwich or salad.
Carrot Scrambled Eggs – Breakfast / Snack recipe for kids
A little twist to the regular scrambled eggs can make them so much healthier. We add grated carrots to eggs which make them colourful and also healthier.
1 tbsp finely grated carrot
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying
Break the egg in a wide bowl.
Add salt and pepper to taste and lightly beat the egg.
Now add finely grated carrots and mix well.
Heat a pan and add oil on the pan.
Now add carrot and egg mixture.
When the mixture starts cooking a little, use a spatula to break the egg and mix.
Keep mixing to get your scrambled egg.
Ensure that all of the egg is cooked well.
You may also make this as an omelette if you like.
Banana & Atta Pancake – Breakfast / Snack recipe for kids
This is another simple, complete recipe which can form the perfect breakfast, snack or even a light meal. We use wholewheat flour here and not maida or refined flour, so it is also very healthy.
1/2 of one large banana/ 1 small banana
1 tablespoon wholewheat flour/ atta
Oil/ ghee to fry
Break the egg in a wide bowl.
Beat it lightly with a whisk or a fork.
Grate the banana and mix well with the egg. You can also mash the banana and mix but grating ensures there are no lumps.
Add 1 tablespoon full of atta and mix the batter till smooth.
If you feel the batter is too thick, you may add a teaspoon of milk to thin it.
Heat a pan and put oil or ghee to grease the pan.
Pour the pancake batter on the pan and let it cook on one side.
Cover and cook no low heat for about a minute.
Once ready, cut it into quarters or eights and serve drizzled with honey or syrup.