Did you know that Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, Dietitians of Canada and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada now recommend introducing whole eggs’that’s both yolks and whites’to your baby starting at six months of age? Although it was previously believed that moms and dads should hold off introducing egg whites until babies were 12 months of age, experts now agree that introducing whole eggs at six months of age may actually help lower the chance of your baby developing an egg allergy.
Watch RecipeGeek Editor-in-Chief, Lindsay Evans, make a vitamin-rich and flavourful recipe to feed your baby who is just starting to eat solid foods: A simple sweet potato scramble.
Simple Sweet Potato Scramble
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 1 large egg
Prep and Cook:
- Steam or boil sweet potato cubes until very tender. Drain if necessary and mash or puree until you have your desired consistency.
- Whisk egg. Whisk in sweet potato puree until well combined. Heat a pan over medium heat. Add egg and sweet potato mixture and cook, stirring often, until cooked through and thickened.
- Remove from heat, let cool and serve baby!
Good to know: Short on time? Instead of preparing your own sweet potato puree, use a jar or squeeze pouch of sweet potato puree instead.
For more information on the new guidelines and ideas on how to incorporate eggs into your baby’s diet, please click here.