Egg Recipes for Toddlers and Kids, Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

When it comes to eggs, the biggest mistake I made was that I introduced it in Devansh’s diet a bit too late. As per the food chart given by Devansh’s pediatrician, I could start giving Devansh eggs a couple of months or so after I started giving him solids. But I thought eggs are difficult to digest, also you can never be sure of the quality of the eggs so I’d wait till he’s eating chapati-sabzi stuff properly before I give him eggs. As a result Devansh did not cultivate the taste for eggs. Now getting Devansh to like eggs is a challenge.

I experimented a bit with scrambled eggs. I must thank my husband for his patience while clicking this dish as he’s clicked scrambled eggs thrice. When Devansh’s response wasn’t too enthusiastic initially, I looked up the recipe on the net to see if I could make it more interesting. I realized I wasn’t adding milk in the egg. When I added milk it made the scrambled egg lighter and fluffier. It took me two attempts to realize Devansh was not comfortable with the tomato peels. Third attempt was a success, by Devansh’s standard at least because he finished 2/3rd of the scrambled egg. Do give this cheesy scrambled eggs recipe a try. You can omit onion, tomato, and black pepper if you’re cooking for younger than one and a half year old babies. And if you are planning on feeding eggs to your child start off as soon as your pediatrician gives you a go ahead. Of course initially you’ll have to give him/her just boiled egg.

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Looking for healthy breakfast ideas for toddlers and kids? Try this scrambled eggs with cheese recipe. A toddler and kid-friendly version.
Author Mukta Tikekar

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cheese cube grated
  • Half onion chopped
  • 1 small tomato peeled and diced
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • Pinch of black pepper powder
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Break an egg in a bowl and whisk it for a minute.
  • Add milk and whisk it some more.
  • Add salt, pepper, and cinnamon powder and whisk it for a minute. (Apparently the more you whisk eggs before making scrambled eggs the better.)
  • Heat a non-stick pan and add butter.
  • Add chopped onion and sauté for a minute.
  • Add diced tomato and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the egg and grated cheese and start stirring.
  • Keep stirring for 2-3 minutes till the egg is done and then turn off heat. (You need to ensure that the egg doesn’t remain undercooked and yet at the same time you don’t want to let it turn brown. So decide on the time of turning off heat accordingly.)

17 thoughts on “Egg Recipes for Toddlers and Kids, Scrambled Eggs with Cheese”

  1. Thanks for appreciating the effort Amrita…feedback like this boosts my morale to come up with more recipes…You have some yummy looking dishes on your blog too 🙂

  2. I haven't updated my blog from a long time. But you are inspiring me now to give it my attention again. I have tried many of your recipes, and so far each of them were a hit with my baby. Thanks again.

  3. Hi Mukta,
    First and foremost thanks a lot for such a wonderful site.
    My 10 month old is a fussy eater. He just refuses everything I give him. Though he liked your spinach poha a lot. He always wanted to eat from our plates. Can you please suggest something.

    Thanks in advance
    Sonia

  4. Hi Sonia,

    If your son liked spinach poha and wants to eat from your plate I am guessing he's tired of bland baby food now…you can spice up his food just a bit and see how that goes…not too much just a pinch of garam masala maybe…if he liked spinach poha, you can try adding spinach in his moong-daaal khichdi or dalia…both taste good with spinach…you can also give him the same food you are having (shouldn't be too spicy of course) in the form that he can swallow. For example if you have made rajma chawal, cook rajma and chawal in a pressure cooker with a little water added for 5-10 minutes… then mash it a bit and give it to him…a mother knows and understands her child the best…keep experimenting to see what he likes…there are quite a few recipes on my blog for 10 month olds…takes a look at some toddlers recipes also…see if you can adapt them for your son…if they're too spicy for his age…tone them down a bit…if they're difficult for him to chew/swallow…mash them up…if cumins seeds are used, use powdered cumin seeds…you get the drift right? Grains, proteins, fruits, and veggies is what you need to give your baby. I didn't give my son dairy products till he turned 1. That's a choice you'll need to make. 🙂

  5. Hi Mukta,

    Thanks for the prompt reply. Today I gave him egg scramble (only yolk is allowed) and he ate some of it. As per suggestion I will keep on experimenting and give him different dishes.

    Thanks

    Sonia

  6. Hi Mukta, just came upon your site today and found it very good….have already given my husband a list of ingredients to buy…
    I am travelling this weekend for the FIRST time with my 1 year old. Could you suggest what I can feed him as our resort is not too ok with me using their kitchem for any heating purpose?

    Thanks a lot,
    Sithara

  7. Hi Sithara,

    Thanks for appreciating my blog.

    Take a look at the following two posts:
    https://www.mummumtime.com/2013/01/ready-made-baby-food-while-traveling.html

    https://www.mummumtime.com/2013/04/homemade-baby-food-while-traveling.html

    You can carry one or two homemade meals for your son and then give him the readymade food (like First Bites cereals and Gerber) after that. In addition you can carry some fruits like bananas with you. Or you can buy them there if they're available.

    One way of heating food when stove is not available, is immersing the container that contains food (steel only, don't use plastic) in hot water. Also ask the resort where you are going to make non-spicy khichdis and daal-rice for your son. Try and give a blend of cooked and readymade food.

    If your son has theplas, you can carry some from home with you and feed them to him with curds there. Check with the resort about curds ahead of time and ask them to arrange for it, if they don't have it.

    Let me know how your vacation went and how you coped. All the best. 🙂

  8. Oh Gosh ..Same mistake I did I guess , Igave bland food to Myra for such a long time that now she does not like any adult food 🙁 eggs I did not introduce yet but after reading your blog i got to do soon .. DOc here say do not give egg till one or atleast no egg white at all till one 🙁

  9. Chanchal I'd say go with what your Doc says…go ahead only when s/he says so…but then start immediately after that…in your case start giving Myra eggs as soon as will turns one, which will be soon right? 🙂 You'll need loads of patience if she doesn't take to it right away trust me…Devansh didn't like eggs initially now also he has certain dishes…he likes egg curry…yet to post that recipe…Myra should be ready for it in a few months 🙂

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