Kale, a leaf cabbage, is categorized amongst some of the most nutrient-dense and low-calorie foods you can get your hands on. This leafy green superfood is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K and is also great calcium, fiber, and protein source. All these combined, and you have the perfect formula for nurturing and building strong bones. Today we will be sharing with you Kale and Onion Omelet, which is a convenient and super healthy Kale Baby Food Recipe.
Kale Baby Food Recipe
- 1 pc Small onion/shallot.
- 1 bunch Organic kale (fresh or defrosted).
- 4 pcs Eggs.
- 1 tbsp Unsalted butter/Olive oil.
- Finely chop half an onion or one shallot. Sauté in a pan on medium heat with a dash of olive oil till the onion/shallot becomes translucent.
- Finely chop the bunch of kale and add it to the pan. Stir till bright green.
- Turn off the heat and allow this mixture to cool.
- Crack four eggs in a separate bowl and whisk thoroughly. Add the cooled kale-onion mixture and stir to homogenize.
- Reheat the pan on medium heat for a few minutes. Add a few drops of olive oil. Pour the mixture into the pan and leave to cook uncovered until the eggs start to set and curl upwards from the edges.
- Gently flip the omelet to the other side using a spatula. Cover the pan and cook for a few more minutes. You can test if the omelet is done by inserting a knife in the middle; the blade shouldn’t have any runny egg on it.
- Turn off the heat and let the omelet cool. Before serving, cut the omelet into small strips for your baby to relish.
And who needs a more nutritious diet than your growing baby who’s just beginning to try solid foods!
TIP: You can always add fresh or frozen kale puree to your baby’s food to give him that extra boost of nutrients and vitamins!
But here’s an even better recipe.
Looking for something nutritious and easy to whip up for your baby? This kale and onion omelet recipe is the perfect starter for preparing your kale-based baby food.
When Can Babies Have Kale?
Now we know-how concerning a baby’s diet is to their mothers. And you might be wondering: can babies have kale?
Well, there are mixed views on when is the right age to give babies kale. However, the best age for babies to start eating kale is between 6 and 8 months.
The best approach is to always consult with your pediatrician about giving your baby solid foods, specifically those that might pose risks for allergies.
How Many Calories Does this Kale Baby Food Recipe Contains?
This recipe contains 420 Kcal.
Kale was cultivated in the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor by 2000 BCE at the latest. It was also the most abundantly grown green vegetable in Europe in the middle ages.
Currently, most kale is grown in California.
You can freeze kale and defrost it when making your recipe, but whatever you make, your baby should consume it fresh.
To minimize the risk of pesticides and nitrates in your green vegetables, it’s best to buy fresh or frozen organic kale.
As with all leafy greens, kale might cling to the back of your baby’s throat while eating. Even though it doesn’t pose a significant choking hazard, it can cause some discomfort and coughing. If this happens, give your baby some water or milk to help them swallow.
Here’s something you can make to snack on for yourself and enjoy a quiet little meal with your baby.
- Snack on some Vanilla Almond Granola Recipe as your baby enjoys his kale food.
- Looking for a spicy treat? Try this Vegetarian Chili and have a party on your tongue!
- Fan of Kale? or want to explore more healthier options including Kale? Try out Brown Rice Pasta With Broccoli And Kale, Cauliflower and Kale Recipe, and Moroccan Sweet Potato & Lentil Stew with Kale.