Looking for a simple and filling breakfast or lunch idea for your baby? Try this mushroom omelette for baby recipe. Using only two ingredients (eggs and mushrooms), you can whip it up in less than 10 minutes for a quick and tasty lunch.
Mushroom 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 mushrooms to your baby?
Offering mushrooms to your baby can provide several benefits. Here are some of the potential advantages:
- Nutritional value: Mushrooms are a good source of essential nutrients such as vitamins (B vitamins, vitamin D), minerals (iron, potassium), and dietary fiber. These nutrients support your baby’s growth, development, and overall health.
- Immune system support: Mushrooms contain compounds that may support the immune system, such as beta-glucans. These compounds have been linked to boosting immune function and may help your baby’s body fight off infections and illnesses.
- Texture exploration: Mushrooms have a unique texture that can introduce variety and help your baby explore different mouthfeel sensations. Offering a range of textures during the weaning process can contribute to your baby’s oral motor development and ability to handle a diverse range of foods.
- Flavour development: Mushrooms have a mild earthy flavor that can expose your baby to new tastes. Introducing diverse flavors early on may help broaden their palate and make them more receptive to trying different foods as they grow.
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How do you make this mushroom omelette?
To begin, I heat a frying pan on the hob on low heat with a little oil – you can switch this for butter or spray. I also preheated the grill.
Next I chopped the mushroom into small chunks and added it into the frying to pan to let it cook a little.
In a bowl, I added one egg, a dash of milk, some seasonings (black pepper and garlic powder) and once the mushroom had softened I added this too and combined with a fork.
I poured the eggy mixture into the saucepan and cooked for a minute, before putting. alid on top and cooking for a further 2 mins.
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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
- 4 small mushrooms finely chopped
- 1 egg
- black pepper
- dash milk
- finely grated cheese (optional)
- Heat a little oil in a saucepan and finely chop your mushrooms
- Add the mushrooms to the frying pan and cook for around 2 minutes until softened
- Meanwhile in a bowl, add egg, dash of milk and finely grated cheese. Once softened, add the mushrooms too
- Combine throroughly with a fork
- Add the mixture to the frying pan and keep the omelette small by using a spatula to ensure the gg doesnt run off
- After a minute, add a lid to the pan and cook for a further two minutes
- Leave to cool fully before serving to baby. Cut into strips for ease.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 214mgSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g