Cheese is an excellent food for babies. It’s packed with calcium and it provides protein, vitamin A, D and B12 and can be introduced at around 6 to 9 months.
Cheesy Egg and Sweet Potato Omelette
TIP: Short on time? Instead of preparing your own sweet potato purée, use a jar or squeeze pouch of baby sweet potato purée instead.
Yield: ¾ cup
Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes steaming sweet potato, 5-10 minutes cooking
Total Time: 40-45 minutes
- ½ large sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1 large egg
- 1 Tbsp (15 mL) grated cheddar cheese (optional)
- 1 Tbsp (15 mL) breast milk or formula
Prep and Cook
- 1Steam or boil diced sweet potato until very tender. Drain if necessary and mash or purée until you have your desired consistency. Let cool, then place in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to use.
- 2In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) sweet potato purée, grated cheddar, and formula or breast milk until well combined.
- 3Heat a small pan over medium heat. Pour egg and sweet potato mixture in and allow it to cook on one side, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- 4Use a thin spatula to flip omelette over onto the other side. Continue to cook until set and egg is cooked through completely. If omelette breaks apart while flipping, do not worry as you will be chopping it into pieces anyway!
- 5Transfer to a small plate, let cool slightly and chop into tiny pieces that your baby can manage.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
- Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 1 large
- Sweet potato, 1/4 sweet potato, 5” long
- Infant formula, CARNATION GOOD START, with iron, ready-to-feed, 15 mL
- Cheddar cheese, 0.5 oz
- Calories 173.3
- Total Fat 10.1 g
- Saturated Fat 4.8 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
- Monounsaturated Fat 3.3 g
- Cholesterol 201.9 mg
- Sodium 165.7 mg
- Potassium 159.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 9.6 g
- Dietary Fibre 1.0 g
- Sugars 0.3 g
- Protein 10.6 g