Celebrity TikTok mum Alexandra Bewicke made headlines recently when her tips for getting toddlers to eat eggs raised eyebrows among health experts. In her video, she recommended freezing uncooked eggs and then cooking them directly from the freezer so that they look like mini-eggs when cooked and kids will love them. Comments came in immediately complaining about the method hurting children and even causing food poisoning. The FDA actually states that you should never cook eggs directly from the freezer and you shouldn’t. Kids still need eggs for their protein and choline for brain development. Here are some of the safest ways to get your picky eaters to eat eggs.
Eggs In Mac And Cheese
Mac and cheese is one of the most popular breakfast foods and kids love them so if they won’t eat eggs, you can get them to eat mac and cheese. You have to be smart when preparing it so that your eggs don’t end up curdling inside your mac and cheese. Some people recommend using only the yolk while others encourage you to mix a little bit of your cream with the eggs before whisking and tempering it to avoid curdling Whichever recipe you use, you won’t lack ways of adding eggs to mac and cheese so your children can enjoy.
Loaded Breakfast Biscuits/Muffins
When making your favourite cookies, biscuits or muffins for breakfast, it is advisable to add eggs. You can be smart about it by making your kids’ favourite breakfast snack with their favourite flavours and add some cheese or sausages to get them to like it more. You can use cinnamon or other seasonings to muffle the smell and taste of eggs so that they don’t notice it but every child will definitely enjoy loaded biscuits for breakfast.
Eggs In Oatmeal
Oatmeal makes a perfect breakfast food full of carbohydrates, healthy fibre and protein essential for energy and development, especially for children. You should stay away from the flavoured ready-to-eat versions from the store because they pack sugary flavours and preservatives. When preparing your oatmeal at home and want some extra protein from eggs, just crack eggs into your cooking oatmeal and stir vigorously to avoid curdling and you will have your perfect breakfast with eggs in the diet.
Egg wraps are another interesting method of introducing eggs to children in a form that they will love. To make it more acceptable, you need to have them help you with the preparation. You can make egg sandwiches with eggs alongside your child’s favourite sausages and cheese. The best wraps are egg burritos which are delicious and can contain scrambled or boiled eggs or other egg-infused foods discussed above and toddlers will enjoy.
French toast is enjoyed as breakfast all over the world and even adults that don’t like eggs served independently can accommodate French toast. To help children enjoy it better, you can add more of their favourite fruits, cream or cheese in the toppings and their best syrup to maffle the taste of eggs. The best addition to French toast is diced fruits which are both tasty and healthy.
Be Smart About Pancakes
Pancakes are one of the easiest foods to make and even easier to customize to your liking. The taste and smell of eggs don’t come out strongly in pancakes either. You can either make banana pancakes or the interesting baby cereal pancakes that children love and top them up with honey or diced fruit or cream.
Fried rice is one of those foods you can add as many flavours and colours as your child loves and they will hardly resist. When adding eggs, you need to stir vigorously and cook on a low flame so that the eggs blend in perfectly with the rest of your ingredients.
Make Breakfast Roll-Ups
There are a ton of breakfast roll-up types you can make and almost all of them can accommodate an egg or two. You can beat eggs into your tortilla roll-ups or make sausage, cheese and egg roll-ups. Just make sure you use their favourite toppings so that they don’t have to focus on the eggs while having their breakfast.
Add Hummus And Eggs To Your Daily Recipes
Kids love hummus and if they don’t like eggs as much, all you have to do is add the two to your favourite breakfast recipe. It is the best way to introduce toddlers to eggs in a way that they will love. We recommend that you start with scrambled eggs and hummus either served independently or on toast. Top it with milk and honey for the best taste.
Put Eggs In Your Waffle Sandwiches
Waffle sandwiches also make a good breakfast dish and if your children love it, there is no reason why they won’t love some great unscrambled eggs in there. Just do the seasoning and salting right while making them.