Looking for a simple and filling breakfast or lunch idea for your baby? Try this cheese and tomato omelette for baby recipe. Using only three ingredients (eggs, tomato and cheese), you can whip it up in less than 10 minutes for a quick and tasty lunch.
Cheese & Tomato Omelette for Babies
When I was on maternity leave, I loved having omelettes for my lunch. Quick to prepare and low in calories, they’re the perfect lunch for busy mums and when you can share them with baby – even better!
Both of my babies have loved having omelettes as part of a healthy and balanced diet. Omelettes are another of my baby led weaning recipe staples alongside pancakes and fritters that I love to make at least weekly as they are so versatile!
What are the benefits of offering eggs to your baby?
In the past we have been told not to offer eggs to babies or to reduce our consumption of them as an adult. In recent years this advice has changed and eggs can be enjoyed by everyone on a daily basis as part of a healthy and balanced diet. (Please seek guidance from your doctor or paediatrician if you are unsure or allergies run in your family)
Egg come with numerous health benefits:
- Excellent source of iron – needed for good health and development
- Nutritious source of protein – used to repair tissues
- Contain healthy fat – much needed to keep up with the amount of energy they are using
- Good source of Vitamin A – important for a healthy immune system
- Good source of Vitamin D – helps to absorb calcium and phosphates
- Contains Vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant
- Contains Vitamin B12 – supports brain development and produces healthy red blood cells
What are the benefits of offering tomato to your baby?
Tomatoes are not only delicious but also packed with numerous health benefits, making them a fantastic addition to a baby’s diet. These vibrant fruits are rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that contribute to the overall well-being of infants. Here are some specific nutritional elements found in tomatoes and their benefits:
- Vitamin C: Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, which supports the immune system and aids in the absorption of iron. It helps protect babies from infections and promotes healthy tissue growth and repair.
- Vitamin A: Tomatoes contain beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A. This vitamin is essential for the development of healthy eyes, promoting good vision and reducing the risk of eye infections.
- Potassium: Tomatoes are a good source of potassium, an important mineral that helps maintain proper fluid balance, nerve function, and muscle contractions in babies. It contributes to the healthy development of their heart and kidneys.
- Fibre: Tomatoes contain dietary fibre, which aids in digestion and promotes healthy bowel movements in babies. It helps prevent constipation and supports the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
- Lycopene: Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that gives them their red color. Lycopene has been associated with a reduced risk of certain types of cancer and supports overall cellular health.
- Water content: Tomatoes have a high water content, which helps keep babies hydrated and supports their overall hydration needs, especially during hot weather or when they are unwell.
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How do you make this cheese & tomato omelette?
To begin, I heat a frying pan on the hob on medium heat with a little oil – you can switch this for butter or spray.
Next I grated some cheese and two finely chopped cherry tomatoes. (For younger babies you may want to blitz the tomatoes with a blender.
In a bowl, I added one egg, some seasonings (black pepper and garlic powder) and the finely chopped tomatoes and grated cheese before combining it all with a fork.
I poured the eggy mixture into the saucepan, reduced the heat and cooked for a minute, before flipping and cooking for a further 1 min.
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How do you serve baby led weaning omelette?
I usually cut the baby led weaning omelette into strips and put it on baby’s high chair for him to eat. The strips are easy for a baby as young as six months to hold and bring to their mouth.
As babies get older and turn into toddlers, I give bigger pieces and offer it with some cutlery.
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What are some other baby led weaning omelettes you can try?
- Cheese and ham
- Cheese, spinach and tomato
- Courgette, cheese and chicken
- Ground beef and chopped peppers
- Potato and ham
- Potato, cheese and onion
- Feta and kale
- Ham and mushroom
- Potato and leek
- Bacon and cheese
- Chorizo, cheese and spinach
What cooking equipment do you need to make omelettes?
To whip up a delicious omelette for your baby, you’ll need a few essential cooking tools. Let’s look at some of our favourite products:
- 2 cherry tomatoes finely chopped
- 1 egg
- black pepper
- 10g finely grated cheese
- Heat a little oil in a saucepan on medium heat.
- Meanwhile finely chop your tomatoes and grate the cheese
- In a bowl, add egg, tomato and cheese.
- Combine thoroughly with a fork
- Add the mixture to the frying pan and reduce the heat immediately. Keep the omelette small by using a spatula to ensure the egg doesnt run off
- After a minute, carefully flip the omelette with your spatula and cook for a further minute.
- Leave to cool fully before serving to baby. Cut into strips for ease.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 196mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g