Fibre-filled peas are an ideal first veggie as they have a mild and delicate flavour that babies love. Here, we’ve mashed them with a hard-boiled egg for a protein-rich healthy lunch or dinner for your baby.
Egg and Pea Mash
TIP: Short on time? Instead of preparing your own pea purée, use a jar or squeeze pouch of baby pea purée instead.
Yield: ½ cup
Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18-23 minutes for egg, 10 minutes for peas
Total Time: 33-38 minutes
- ½ cup (125 mL) fresh or frozen peas
- 1 large egg
Prep and Cook
- 1Steam or boil peas 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.
- 2Place your egg in a small pot and cover with cold water. The water should be about an inch or so higher than the egg. Cover the pot with a lid. Over high heat, bring your egg to a rolling boil.
- 3Remove from heat and let stand for 12 minutes.
- 4Drain water and immediately run cold water over egg until cooled. Rapid cooling helps prevent a green ring from forming around the yolks.
- 5Peel egg and place in a bowl. Mash very well.
- 6Combine egg with ¼ cup (60 mL) pea purée and mash together very well until you have your desired consistency. Add a little breast milk or formula to thin if you like.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
- Hard-boiled egg, 1 large
- Peas, fresh, 0.25 cup
- Calories 107.4
- Total Fat 5.4 g
- Saturated Fat 1.6 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
- Monounsaturated Fat 2.0 g
- Cholesterol 186.0 mg
- Sodium 63.8 mg
- Potassium 151.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 5.8 g
- Dietary Fibre 1.8 g
- Sugars 2.7 g
- Protein 8.3 g