Want to get your toddler to eat boiled eggs? Try these fun recipes
Boiled eggs are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, which promote bone health. And they are also loaded with protein, calories, and antioxidants. Eating boiled eggs can also help maintain your child’s vision, metabolism and immunity as well. If you want your child to eat his egg every day, make sure you keep things interesting on his plate. Here are some excellent recipes with boiled eggs that should be enough to get your little one wanting for more.
- Devilled egg sailboats: If you are looking for a fun food with boiled eggs, try this one. Boil the eggs and halve them. Remove the yolks and transfer them into a bowl along with mayonnaise, mustard sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and mix it all up. Pipe this mixture onto the egg whites. You can place tortilla chips, greens, a sliced bell pepper or a sliced onion on the mixture to resemble the sail of a boat.
- Cheesy devilled eggs: This is a very delicious and cheesy egg recipe. Cover the eggs with water and bring them to a boil. Reduce the flame and let them cook for a minute. Remove them from the heat and transfer them to a pan filled with cold water. Keep them in the water for 15 minutes. Then peel off the shells and halve the eggs. Scoop out the yolks and mix them with mayonnaise, lemon juice, bell peppers, cheese, mustard sauce, and season with salt and pepper. Put the mixture onto the egg whites and serve them.
- Curried egg salad with greens: This is one of the best boiled egg food ideas for kids. Boil the eggs and remove them from the heat. Keep them covered for about 15 minutes. While the eggs are cooking, heat oil in a pan. Sauté onions and cook them for about 20 minutes until they are tender and golden brown. Add peas, salt, black pepper, and cook them until the peas are fully done. Remove the pan from the heat. When the eggs are done, cool them for about five minutes. In a bowl, add some grated lemon peel, lemon juice, mayonnaise and curry powder. Mix it up. Peel the egg shells and chop the eggs. In a bowl, mix chopped eggs with the onion mixture, mayonnaise mixture, and some greens. You can refrigerate the egg salad for an hour. While serving, plate the greens, top it up with the egg salad, and sprinkle some chopped walnuts.
- Egg sandwich: Try this easy recipe if you are looking for boiled egg food ideas for toddlers. Stir some cheese and lemon zest together. Heat oil and sauté some bell peppers and onions. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on it. While the vegetables are cooking, boil the eggs, remove from heat, and cover them up for one to two minutes. Transfer the eggs into ice cold water. After a while, the eggs whites should be fully cooked. Remove the shells and chop the eggs. Spread the cheese mixture on bread slices. Spread the vegetables on them along with the cooked and chopped eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Avocado egg salad: This is a recipe that is rich in both protein and fibre. Mash the avocados and mix with lime juice, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add hard boiled and diced eggs and mix well. Add Greek yoghurt and mix it with the eggs until it is all creamy. You can have it just like that or serve it with bread slices or chips.
- Bunny shaped eggs: This is one of the fun boiled egg food ideas for kids. You can just hard-boil some eggs and cool them down. Keep the eggs whole. You can stick some carrot slices into them for ears, use peas for nose, and cabbage strips for tail. Use cheese for eyes.
- Chickpea and tomato salad: Cook chickpeas and mix them with tomatoes and onions. Add some extra virgin olive oil, white vinegar, mustard sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper, until it emulsifies. Pour this over the chickpeas, tomatoes, and onions. You can refrigerate the salad for up to six hours. When you are serving it, add the hard boiled eggs and some cooked greens.
- Egg pasta salad: This is a tasty and easy dish that you can make with boiled eggs to delight your toddler. Cook some pasta and cool it down. Add chopped boiled eggs, along with chopped onions, strips of chicken, diced avocado, cheese and chopped tomatoes. Mix well and serve.
Hard-boiled eggs are a versatile ingredient for a variety of dishes. All you need is a bit of creativity to make them appealing to your toddlers. Just make sure to use healthy ingredients like veggies and homemade sauces or dips to make boiled eggs tastier and more nutrient-dense.