Healthy Egg Recipes For Kids

Parents always want to provide the best for kids, especially when it comes to diet. We want to feed them delicious food that they’ll absolutely love, and at the same time, nutritious to keep their body healthy. But did you know that eggs can play a vital role in that?

Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrients, containing protein, choline, selenium, lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamins A, D, and B12, making them a perfect choice for kids. What’s great is that you don’t need to stick sunny-side-up eggs. There are lots of healthy recipes available that will make your egg dishes even more nourishing. Read below and start cooking them. You’ll relish these healthy recipes yourself, too.

Omelette

Omelettes are a great addition to your culinary arsenal. They are best served for breakfast, as your little ones will surely love the yummy, cheesy, and fluffy goddess. It’s also an excellent way to introduce your kids to vegetables and have them go down their tummies without engaging in cute arguments. The recipe is not complicated. You can master it quickly and start being more creative, using different kinds of filling the next time around.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 eggs
  • Shredded cheese
  • Vegetables for filling (bell peppers, tomatoes, herbs, onions, mushrooms, spinach, olives, etc.)

How to Prepare:

  1. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them lightly with a fork.
  2. Put oil or butter in a pre-heat pan.
  3. Pour the egg mixture like a pancake. Be sure to keep the pan in low heat to avoid overcooking.
  4. Add the filing as the egg starts to set. Avoid overstuffing the omelette.
  5. Fold it in half and cook both sides.
  6. Sprinkle your kids’ favorite cheese.

Egg Burrito

If you want to offer your kids something Mexican but still lean on the healthy side, Egg Burritos are your best ally. Prepare them on the weekend, wrap them in aluminum foil, and store them in the fridge. Presto! You now have a perfect meal with healthy veggies and whole wheat or whole grain tortillas, ideal for hectic mornings.

Ingredients:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Lots of veggies (avocados, onions, bell peppers, spinach, mushroom, etc.)
  • Tortilla
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Salsa sauce

How to Prepare:

  1. Put oil on a pan and cook the vegetables.
  2. Pour in the scrambled egg and cheese.
  3. Stuff the tortillas with the cooked scrambled egg and veggie filing.’
  4. Heat the assembled burrito until the wrap turns golden brown.
  5. Wrap each burrito in aluminum foil before storing them in the fridge (lasts up to 5 days).
  6. Microwave them first before serving. Best served with salsa sauce!

Egg Pizza

Pizzas have a bad reputation as they are often served with refined meat, preservatives, and coloring, plus high in salt and unhealthy fats. However, it doesn’t mean that your kids cannot enjoy pizza. You can transform it into a nutritious snack by foregoing all the unhealthy ingredients and replacing them with healthy ones. If you don’t know where to start, here’s an egg pizza recipe you can try for your kids.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza base
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mushroom
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Mushroom
  • Green Pepper
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oregano or basil for toppings

How to Prepare:

  1. Saute the finely chopped veggies and in low-medium heat.
  2. Place the pizza base on a baking pan and apply the pizza sauce.
  3. Add the veggies and top it with grated cheese.
  4. Bake it for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Crack the egg at the center. Bake it again for another 5-7 minutes or until the egg is cooked properly.
  6. Cut the pizza into your desired number of slices and serve it for snack or dinner.

Creamy Egg Custard Pudding

Do your kids have a sweet tooth? Don’t worry as you can skip the cake, ice cream or chocolate. Your children will undoubtedly enjoy an egg custard pudding, a pleasant, cool, creamy treat with just the right kick of protein.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs (beaten)
  • ½ cup of Milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt

How to Prepare:

  1. Whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon few drops of vanilla extract in a bowl thoroughly until well combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into custard cups.
  3. Arrange them in a heatproof bowl and steam the mixture until it sets. Alternatively, you can also place the cups into a pan. Fill it with enough water until it reaches about half of the cup. Then, bake the custard in an oven until it sets.
  4. Place them in the fridge and serve it cold.

Egg Paratha

Are you looking to incorporate more veggies into your kids’ diet? Egg parathas will not only help you do just that, but will also provide healthy nutrients to your kids’ bodies. Paratha uses wheat flour, an excellent source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Its other ingredient, ghee, is as healthy as it is a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Eggs
  • Chopped veggies of your choice (bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, onion, cabbage, coriander leaves, ginger, and peas)
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon ghee

How to Prepare:

  1. Crack the eggs in a box and beat them thoroughly.
  2. Add the veggies to the egg mixture.
  3. Get a large bowl and combine the wheat flour and egg mixture.
  4. Knead the dough and make parathas.
  5. Pan-fry the parathas and serve with your favorite sauce.

Takeaway

While eggs can be turned into healthy dishes and snacks, remember that like with any food, too much of it can harm your kids’ health. So, be sure to check with your children’s physician to determine how many eggs they can take based on their daily recommended diet. Once you do, see to it to follow the diet plan and continue aiming for hearty meals for your kids’ optimum health and development.