Need fun ideas to include eggs in finger food

Liezl - posted on 05/27/2013 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I would really like my son to eat more eggs due to the high protein and omega-3 essential fatty acids, but he doesn't like them yet. I've tried scrambled and boiled, but no. French toast fingers with cinnamon are sometimes accepted, but I'm looking for other finger food ideas to include eggs without him noticing. At the moment I cook the yolk with some milk to make it creamy and stir that into his Cerelac, which he likes, but too much Cerelac has a way of making him constipated, so I need some more finger-food-with-egg ideas please!

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Beth - posted on 06/01/2013

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German Pancakes are a big hit here. 4 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, little vanilla. Mix together and bake in a couple of 9" cake pans (or one 9x13 works) at 400* for 17-20 mins until puffed and golden brown. Delicious with a bit of syrup or a squeeze or 4 of lemon and powdered sugar ;-) Or top with a big handful of berries. Both my kids (and my husband) love these and there's enough egg in them to help get the boost of protein and good fats into everyone. (we add half again the amount of flour, milk, and eggs to serve 4 of us for breakfast)

Julie - posted on 06/05/2013

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I did not like eggs as a child and still do not eat them. Here is a list of plant based foods which have Omega 3's and essential fatty acids. Flax seeds, or Chia seeds can be added to everything! Pancakes, yogurts, hot cereals, all baked goods.
Walnuts, soy foods, pumpkin seeds, and canola (rapeseed) oil are additional sources of Omega-3 fats. These foods contain a lower concentration of ALA than flax and Chia seeds, but they can still help boost your overall ALA intake. In addition, these foods contain disease-fighting vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber, which are all part of a heart-healthy diet.
Variety is the spice of life! Enjoy :)

Joni - posted on 06/10/2013

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The only way I could get my kids to eat eggs at first is to fry the egg and don't let the yoke part get too done. Cut it up and mix the white and the yoke together. Try it yourself sometime it make the egg taste totally diffrant but its a little messy maybe try brown eggs the taste a little diffrant too.

Georgette - posted on 06/01/2013

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This maybe bitout daed bt my mom go all ofusekids toeat fried egs, by readig to us green eggs and ham, then makig green eggs and ham. kids like food better when it is fun.we would make french toast sticks, and i also have little cake molds like from halloween an easter, n x mas we sometime put out pancake batter in them and make spider cakes and so on, again normal food made fun andfood color is a great aid

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Gena - posted on 06/12/2013

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You could try Pink eggs..
Boil the egg
Cut in half and scoop the hard boiled yolk out
Mash the yolk with a small amount of Ketchup and Mayo(cocktail sauce)
Put the pink mashed yolk mix back into the egg white

Deanna - posted on 06/01/2013

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I found my son likes scrambled eggs, with the egg whites and all. He should be old enough. I will put cheese, a bit of milk, maybe some garlic into the eggs. Mix before you cook. I cook it until it is firmer. After that, just chop it up and chill in the freezer for a few minutes. You can then serve it as a finger food like that. :)

Liezl - posted on 05/31/2013

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Thanks for all the advice, Ladies. I'm trying a few, especially now that the molars are starting to show :)

Amanda - posted on 05/31/2013

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If he likes rice put it in there. Make scramble eggs and make them really small, i mean break them up to little pieces, add some vegies in. I would go with fried rice. My son is five and hasn't eaten a egg since he was two. Just looking at cooked or uncooked eggs makes him throw up. When we bake together he has to leave the room until the eggs are mixed in. I found just making him pancakes or french toast or something that has eggs in it is enough. As long as it doesn't look like an egg he eats eggs. He had chinese food the other day and ate a couple of scrambled eggs without noticing it until he found a big piece, so I would try that with your son.

Georgette - posted on 05/30/2013

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I got my son to start liking boild eggs, by getting food color and dye them, even though it was not easter, he helped me andhe had a great time, and before i knew it he was eating them, then soon without the dye

Marci - posted on 05/28/2013

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My daughter hasn't been eating eggs, but we did a ground beef/red pepper frittata with just enough egg to hold it together and she was all in for that. So maybe if it's more quich-like or fritata like, he'll eat it?

Also, deviled eggs are a finger food, if he likes that, but I don't think my daughter would like the texture, so we haven't tried it.

Amanda - posted on 05/28/2013

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Glad i could help! I have a 14 month old, so i'm always trying something new with her as well! Good luck!

Liezl - posted on 05/27/2013

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Thanks Amanda, this is really helpful. My son is 15 months and still needs food that does not require too much chewing, so I'll definitely try the quiche, omelet, and cheese w/ketchup (I'll keep the rest in mind for a bit later).

Amanda - posted on 05/27/2013

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How old is your son? Have you tried making him a breakfast burrito? or putting them in a sandwich with some meat, Grilled cheese and scrambled egg sandwich, omlets, quiche, Or how about putting cheese and ketchup on scrambled eggs? What about putting a little food coloring in them to make it fun? Hopefully those help you out a bit! Good luck!

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