I’m ALL about quick recipes for the kids. Ada (and Raffy was too) is VERY demanding when it comes to mealtimes, and sometimes I dread cooking for her whilst she’s at my feet moaning for food. I try and cook in advance and use leftovers when I can (see my 10 Freezable Recipes for Baby Led Weaning!).
Omelettes are always good, but if you’re wanting to change things up a bit, whilst making sure you serve a balanced option and want it QUICK, this is the recipe for you. Please remember this is just bish bash bosh style and so the quantities I use tend to be hit and miss. I also use different ingredients depending on what I have in the fridge – so just choose what you have available and remember that it doesn’t really matter. Also, do check out my blog about eggs as a first food if you have any egg-related questions for babies!
- Onion or spring onion
- 2-3 handfuls of chopped veggies (I always use the ones that need using up) e.g. mushroom, potato & onion or courgette, carrot and broccoli
- 2 large spoons of tinned kidney beans or other beans/lentils (choose ones cooked in water, not salted water)
- A pinch or two of Spices – I usually use a smoked paprika, or ginger or recently I’ve used the Rooted Spices Baby Blend that I helped them develop (NO affiliate link FYI!)
- 1 Egg
- Cheese to stir in
- Or yogurt to dollop on top
- Chop the onion and veggies – try to make the veggies super small or you can grate them (e.g. courgette and carrot) so they cook nice and quickly (sometimes I will pop a pan lid over them at the end of cooking (pre-egg) to steam them a little if they aren’t quite soft enough).
- Add onion or spring onion to a pan with some oil. Cook for a few minutes until softening.
- Add the veggies and allow to cook for around 10 minutes. If they are still fairly hard, pop a pan lid over them and a splash of water and steam for a little, keep checking so they don’t burn.
- Add two large spoons of kidney beans or cooked lentils & stir well.
- Add a pinch of any spices you’re using.
- Add a whisked egg and stir in well so the egg mixes and binds with the rest of the mixture. You can add some cheese now too if you choose to.
- Once the egg is cooked add mixture to a bowl and serve with some potatoes, some bread fingers or just on it’s own.
You can mash the mixture up or chop it well for younger babies, but this is probably ideal for older babies who have some experience with a range of textures.
I hope you like this recipe – do let me know if you try it and tag me in any recipes you make & snap your little one eating, or use the hashtag #SRNutritionRecipes
Don’t forget there are many more recipes like this in my book “How to Wean Your Baby”.
And Don’t Forget…
Don’t forget there are many more recipes like these speedy eggy veg in my book “How to Wean Your Baby”.
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