Finger Food for Babies – Frittata

My 15 month old son loves eggs. Egg yolks were one of the first finger foods he discovered and he continues to eat eggs in many different ways, with gusto.

Finger food recipes for babies are generally plain and bland, but it is important to remember that you are not only introducing solid food to your children but also flavor, texture and colors as well. There is no reason why finger food for babies has to be boring, provided it is nutritious and safe.

The following recipe for baby finger food is one my entire family enjoys for lunch or brunch. A stove top Frittata combines eggs, vegetables and cheese and is a colorful fun finger food that can be sliced up thinly for baby to practice feeding him or herself

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/3 red bell pepper, diced small
  • 1/3 green bell pepper diced small
  • 1/4 of a carrot, grated
  • 1/2 C grated sharp cheddar cheese

Method

  1. In a medium non-stick frying pan, melt butter over medium high heat.
  2. Once the foam subsides, add all vegetables to the frying pan and cook until the soften slightly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, crack eggs into a large bowl and beat. Salt and pepper can be added for seasoning if you desire, but it is wise to keep salt intake at a minimum while your child is still young.
  4. Pour eggs over vegetables and reduce heat to medium low. Cover frying pan with a lid or a plate and allow to cook for about 15 minutes until the egg is set.
  5. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, sprinkle cheese on top of the frittata and allow it to melt, keeping a cover on the pan.
  6. Run a spatula around the frittata and slide it onto a plate for slicing and serving.
  7. Make sure to cut finger food for babies into bite sized pieces and ensure the frittata is cool enough before serving it to your child.
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