Like most mums, I strive to be the best mum I can be. And a very important factor for me is proving my son with the optimum amount of nutrition he needs to grow and be healthy. I believe that home cooked meals and snacks give a better nutrition punch than pre made packaged food. That being said, I know first hand how the pressure to constantly cook healthy yet delicious meals can get drive you insane! That is why you need a repertoire of quick meals for your toddler.
So I have been trying to find new and easy snack and lunch ideas that can be done quickly so I am not slaving away at the stove throughout the whole day. One idea that has been a success for both me ( time and nutrition wise) and Gabriel (Taste wise) has been egg cups.
Basically an omelette in muffin form. These delicious little cups are great finger food for your little one and are very easy to make. What is genius about them is that you can use anything you have in your fridge. Which means you can switch them up a bit. Some of my favourite variations are tomatoes, mushrooms and ham and courgettes and feta cheese.
QUICK MEALS FOR YOUR TODDLER
EASY DELICIOUS EGG CUPS
Makes 4-5 Cups
3 Medium Sized Eggs
Filling of your choice: I used
5 Chopped Cherry Tomatoes
A handful of Baby Button Mushrooms
1/2 Diced Onion
Optional: You can add some shredded cheese for flavour if you eat dairy.
You will need
Preheat oven at 200°C. Whisk the 3 eggs in a bowl and then add your choice of filling. Oil a muffin tin and fill up to about 3/4 of the way with the egg mixture. Pop them in the oven and leave them to cook for 20 Minutes.
Put them on a wire rack to cool. Once cooled serve to you little one with vegetable sticks or on its own.
You can keep these in the fridge for about 2 days.
There you go. A perfect lunch in minimum time!
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