Friday, 4 July 2014

Toddler approved: easy [& paleo] broccoli egg bites!

If you were around for my last Munchkin Meals post, you will have read a bit of whining about the Toddler's new found adventures in picky eating, which I find terribly uncool. In hopes of getting him to eat torturous foods such as kale or *gasp, shock* that dreaded broccoli, I came up with these yummy breakfast bites: 

Healthy meals for Toddlers: broccoli egg bites by Welcome to Mommyhood

Did it work? Oh yes! It sure did! These babies were devoured after some reluctance. Eagerly devoured even. The Toddler loved them, and so did I! I also did a little shimmy because not only did I get him to rediscover his former love of broccoli, but he also ate kale! Mommy won this battle! Here's the recipe (in case you're fighting your own leafy greens wars or) if you just love an easy and healthy breakfast! 


Makes


6 muffins


Healthy meals for Toddlers: broccoli egg bites by Welcome to Mommyhood

Time

20-25 minutes baking time 
5-10 minutes prep time (depending on how quickly you can chop!)


Healthy meals for Toddlers: broccoli egg bites by Welcome to Mommyhood

Ingredients


  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 small yellow onion
  • 6 eggs 
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (I prefer almond or coconut for a paleo friendly version)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes

Healthy meals for Toddlers: broccoli egg bites by Welcome to Mommyhood

Instructions


  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) 
  • Boil a kettle of water 
  • Pour water over the broccoli in a heat resistant bowl 
  • In  the meantime, chop the remaining vegetables 
  • Whisk eggs shortly in a large bowl
  • Strain broccoli
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients to the eggs
  • Pour into muffin mold 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the eggs are cooked
  • Let cool and enjoy! 

Even though this is a recipe I thought up to get my toddler to eat some greens, I have to admit that I ate about half of these muffins with some chili flakes and sriracha because I love some heat in my food! They are a great easy breakfast, and last for at least two days in the fridge. [We ate all of ours after two, so I'm not sure how much longer than that.]

Healthy meals for Toddlers: broccoli egg bites by Welcome to Mommyhood

For more toddler meal ideas, be sure to stop by my Healthy Toddler Recipes page. For more paleo ideas, stop by my Paleo friendly pinterest board, or checkout all of my paleo recipes

Today, I am linking up at Gluten Free Wednesday hosted by Shirley at Gluten Free Easily, Lynn at Lynn's Kitchen Adventures, and Linda at the Gluten Free Homemaker.

Thanks for stopping by!
Yuliya