Today I’m sharing a quick tip with you on how I make a healthy breakfast for my toddler. I love making scrambled egg with spinach for baby!
My toddler is a very picky eater, so most of the time the food I try to have him eat ends up tossed to the floor, for the dogs to enjoy. I do want my little guy to eat some veggies, so I’ve tried mixing them in his food that I know he will eat. If you’re interested in egg recipes for picky toddlers, this is a great one!
Baby H loves scrambled eggs, so I wanted to mix in some veggies while cooking them. I first tried cutting up spinach into tiny pieces and cooking it in, but my smarty pants just picked it out.
So, blender to the rescue. I’ve started blending a bunch of spinach and/or kale together, and one blender-full makes several batches that I store in baby food jars. Then, I stir in one baby food jar when making some scrambled eggs and freeze the rest for later.
I start cooking the eggs and then dump in the blended spinach to cook into the eggs.
See? The eggs are a bit green (Green Eggs and Ham anyone?) and are yummy and healthy. Hey, sometimes you just gotta hide the veggies in plain sight.
Also, egg and spinach baby-led weaning recipes are a great plan!
I like to cook up a big batch Sunday night so it will last most of the week. You gotta simplify things and cook in bulk when you’re a working mom.
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Trista, Domesticated Momster says
When I juice I save the pulp which is full of lots of fiber and mix it in with scrambled eggs. My kids love it and it’s so full of great nutrients. Thanks for linking with #momsterslink. Hope to see you again tomorrow!
Ooh that’s a good idea about the pulp Trista 🙂
Chia seeds, avocados, and steel cut organic oatmeal is my breakfast but i’m looking for an alternative these days, i hope your tasty recipes will work, Thanks!
Blender, that is a genius idea. I am definitely going to try this out! love it #WkendBlogShare
Okay this is a great idea, sneaky but effective! Plus I think cooking in bulk is good all round. We do it here all the time.
Yes, cooking in bulk is the only way to survive working full time and still needing to eat 🙂
Kathleen Lovlie says
Excellent idea! Gotta love the doggie vacuum cleaner. Jessica Seinfeld has a book titled “Deceptively Delicious” that has a lot of sneaky recipes to get veggies into picky eaters – highly recommended.
Thanks for the suggestion Kathleen 🙂
That’s a smart way to add those veggies. I also put spinach into fruit smoothies too.
Ooh spinach is great in smoothies! Good idea.
That’s a great idea! When my son goes through his picky phases, I slip him bites in the kitchen while I’m cooking. He’ll eat an entire meal that way, but not at the table from his plate. Go figure.
I’ve had to eat at the coffee table and have my toddler take bites off my plate as he runs around me. Whatever we gotta do to make them eat haha
Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue says
Genius!!! I will definitely be using this trick. Currently my default is to cover veggies with Parmesan cheese.
Ooh the cheese trick is a good idea. I can usually get him to eat many things if I put cream cheese on it.