Looking for a simple and filling breakfast or lunch idea for your baby? Try this spinach omelette for baby recipe. Using only two ingredients (eggs and spinach), you can whip it up in less than 10 minutes for a quick and tasty lunch.
Spinach 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 spinach to your baby?
Spinach is one of our favourite foods. Not only is it jam packed full of incredible nutrients that will look after your and your baby’s health, it’s really versatile too and can be used in so many different meals.
We love throwing spinach into pancake batter, using it to create healthy vegetarian burgers and adding it to curries and pasta dishes too.
Why choose spinach for baby led weaning?
- Contains insoluble fibre which may help to prevent constipation
- Packed full of Vitamin C for a healthy immune system
- A fantastic source of iron, something your baby needs to get from food sources after six months+
- Contains calcium – vital for bone and teeth health
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How do you make this spinach 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 popped a handful of spinach in a colander and poured boiling water from the kettle over it until completely wilted. I then ran the cold water tap over the spinach so it was cool enough for me to squeeze the excess water from it. I then used scissors to chop it into smaller chunks.
In a bowl, I added one egg, a dash of milk, some seasonings (black pepper and garlic powder) and the finely chopped spinach before combining it all with a fork.
I poured the eggy mixture into the saucepan and cooked for a minute, before putting a lid 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.
You can also create roll ups by rolling up strips of omelettes which are easy for baby to pick up!
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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:
- 40 grams spinach
- 1 egg
- 10 grams finely grated cheese
- black pepper
- In a bowl add one egg, finely grated cheddar and black pepper. Mix together with a whisk or a fork.
- Boil your kettle, add your spinach to a colander and pour water over until wilted.
- Run the cold water tap over the spinach and then squeeze out the excess water before chopping finely with a sharp knife or cutting with scissors.
- Add the spinach to the egg and combine thoroughly with a fork.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat and prep with cooking spray.
- Pour in the egg mixture, keeping the egg from running off with a spatula.
- Cook for around 2 minutes, then carefully use the spatula to lift the sides and flip the omelette over. Cook for a further minute.
- Transfer to a plate and slice into strip. Leave to cool completely before serving to your baby.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 196mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g