Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Adventures in solids: Eggs

When my daughter was 7 months old, her pediatrician gave us the go ahead to introduce eggs to her diet. She suggested giving her scrambled eggs to see if she would like it. But I waited a few more months because I was really hesitant to give her eggs. This is mainly because eggs were once considered a high allergen for babies and I was worried about her having a reaction to them. However when she turned nine months old I decided to summon up the courage to give it a try. I ditched her doctor’s recommendation to start with scrambled eggs and decided to give her boiled egg yolks first. The reason I started with just the yolk was because traditionally the egg white was considered to be the high allergen part of the egg and even though most doctors no longer believe that to be true I decided to play it safe! Boiling an egg makes it super easy to separate the yolk from the white so that’s exactly what I did.




Once the egg was fully boiled I took the yolk out and crushed it with a fork and offered it to her. She seemed to like it so then I started adding the crumbled egg yolk to her veggie purees.


As she got older and I realized she never had any reaction to the yolk I started giving her the entire egg. The great thing about eggs is how versatile they are; they can be cooked in so many different ways. 






Once she got the hang of eating crushed boiled eggs, I tried scrambled eggs, cheesy omelets, raisin bread French toast and most recently framed eggs!


A friend of mine told me about framed eggs and I simply had to try it, it’s very straight forward, you simply cut a hole in a slice of bread and use that bread as a “frame” to fry the egg in. It’s a fun way to eat a fried egg sandwich! My daughter wasn’t too thrilled with it, she gave me a look that said “momma I thought I told you I like my bread plain?” and then she proceeded to separate the egg from the bread. I however loved the framed egg and think it’s such a clever & visually appealing food. Maybe when she is older she will appreciate the effort!


2 comments:

  1. Framed egg looks too cute to eat, never seen it before.
    Its good that she has had no allergy issue with issue which can be problematic for some kids/toddlers.
    Her adventures in solids are always interesting

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  2. Thanks Marian, I was only recently introduced to the framed egg myself!

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