Originally posted on May 7, 2021 @ 7:48 am
Once your baby is safely enjoying eggs there are so many yummy foods you can start preparing for him – and the humble omelet is one of our favorites!
Omelets are quick and easy to make – so easy, in fact, that they are virtually foolproof! They’re nutritious, too – packed with protein and a whole host of vitamins and minerals.
They have a very soft texture, so they are easy for your baby to eat – even in the absence of any teeth! But they are firm enough to cut into little slices or shapes, which makes them perfect to serve as a finger food or to use when following baby-led weaning.
And if we still haven’t convinced you, then one of the other great things about omelets is how versatile they are. You can add just about anything your baby enjoys for a fast, healthy and complete little meal.
This recipe is for a simple veggie omelet. You can use the veggies we’ve suggested or any others that your baby enjoys. Do bear in mind if you want to make any changes that some vegetables may need cooking before adding to the pan.
For Baby’s Cheesy Vegetable Omelet You Will Need…
1/2 small carrot, peeled and grated finely
1/2 small zucchini (courgette), peeled and grated finely
a handful of grated cheese (any type your baby enjoys)
1 tablespoon chopped chives (optional)
Crack the egg into a medium bowl and beat briefly with a fork.
Add the grated veggies and mix everything together.
Heat a little olive oil in a small frying pan. If you don’t have a very small frying pan, you can try using a small, non-stick saucepan like we did (just bear in mind that the cooked omelet will be slightly more difficult to get out).
Pour in your egg and vegetable mixture.
Spread evenly over the base of the pan, set the heat to low and cover.
Cook for 10 minutes.
Remove the cover and turn off the heat.
Sprinkle grated cheese all over the omelet.
Top with the chives if desired and then – using a spatula – flip one side of the omelet over the over, forming a semi-circle shape with the cheese inside.
Wait a few minutes for the omelet to cool a little, then cut into any shape your baby would like. Serve immediately.
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