Saturday, September 3, 2011

Foodie Baby: Egg Salad

It hit me not long ago that eggs are supposed to be one of the healthiest and easiest finger foods for babies and toddlers.  I incorporate eggs in many of Piper's dinners simply because they're part of the recipe, but hadn't tried hard-boiling a plain old egg and letting Piper feed it to herself.  Due to teething or dislike for the texture, she was not interested in the rubbery little pieces of egg placed on her tray. I tried a few days in a row to no avail and figured if I wanted her to get used to the taste of plain hard-boiled eggs, I could start with a nice, slightly chunky but mostly creamy, simple egg salad.  Here is the recipe I used and the reaction that was given!


1 hard-boiled egg
1 Tbsp. mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
1/2 tsp. yellow mustard
1/2 stalk of celery, chopped (equals about 2 Tbsp.)
1 Tbsp white onion, chopped (adjust this according to your baby/toddler's taste for onion)
1 Tbsp. whole milk


1.  Blend all ingredients together in a food processor, adding any extra milk for desired thinness, based on your baby's preferences.
2.  Makes approximately 1 jar of baby food.

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