A child may consume two to three eggs per week. Eggs contain a lot of essential nutrients. One of them is omega-3 fatty acids, which is essential for child's brain and nervous system development. An egg is one of the few food items that are natural source of Vitamin D. Eggs are also good source of cholesterol, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Iron and Zink.
Handle eggs with care as they may contain bacteria called Salmonella. If eggs will not be cooked thourghouly, use pasteurized eggs. Always wash your hands well after handling raw eggs. Use different utensils for handling raw and cooked eggs.
1. Place an egg in a saucepan of cold water.
2. Bring water to boil.
3. Reduce heat to simmering.
4. Cover and cook the egg for 5 minutes.
5. Drain and cool under cold running water for just a few seconds.
6. Crack shell and pull it away.
7. Serve it whole or cut it across. You may also place it in an egg holder and feed it to your child from a teaspoon.
1 tablespoon of whole milk or cream
1 teaspoon of butter
1. Break egg into a mixing bowl, add milk and beat with a spoon until well blended.
2. Add salt.
3. Heat butter in a small sauté pan.
4. Pour in the egg mixture.
5. Cook over low heat. When the bottom is golden brown, turn to the other side.
6. Serve warm.