If you’re as busy a Mom as I am, you’ll love this quick and easy meal idea- perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Give these muffin tin omelettes a go!
These muffin tin omelettes are perfect for baby-led weaning
Everything is more fun when it’s made in a muffin tin, right?! I know any kid would agree! Not only that, what I love about these muffin tin omelettes is that they are chock-full of nutrition and they’re perfect for baby-led weaning. This recipe is one that babies can pick up and eat themselves starting at six months of age. As a mom and a dietitian, I love that eggs have six grams of high-quality protein and 14 essential nutrients. They are one of natures few complete protein foods, meaning they contain all 9 essential amino acids (protein building blocks) that are important for proper growth and repair of muscles, skin, organs, hair and other body tissues. They are also a natural source of choline, a nutrient that plays an important role in brain development.
Not only are eggs one of the most nutritious foods, they are also extremely versatile, economical, and easy to prepare. They have a mild texture and taste that babies love and they are easy for them to self-feed, chew and digest. Eggs, in fact, are an excellent, yet largely overlooked first food option for babies.
When my kids were babies, we would often make baked poached eggs (crack whole eggs into greased or non-stick muffin tins and bake at 375F until hard boiled) because they made for such an easy, nutritious meal or snack.
These muffin tin omelettes are a nutritious on-the-go snack
These muffin tin omelettes have staying power to fuel busy, active (and growing) bodies! Protein helps to slow down the absorption of food, which helps to keep energy levels up longer, keep hunger at bay and keep blood sugar levels stable (so that your kids aren’t hungry every half an hour). Not only are eggs high in protein, but they are also high in Iron, Vitamins A, D, E and B12, Folate, Selenium, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Choline, all important nutrients for optimal health.
I hope you enjoy this versatile recipe as much as my family does!