Eggs are one of those foods where generally, you either like them or you don’t. However, I like to think of eggs as more than one thing. Let me explain:
I know many picky eaters who will happily eat an egg white but not touch a yolk. Similarly, there are some (but fewer) who are okay with a yolk but not the white.
In cooking the fried egg I’ve presented 3 different options:
1. The yolk on its own. Runny, it can be dippies for a cracker or toast. If cooked until firmer it’s perfect to spread on another food.
2. The white separated from the yolk. Add a sprinkle of salt and it has a very neutral taste so can be a win for a fussy eater.
3. I often focus on texture because this can be a challenge for a picky eater. The white can be fried until it’s fairly crispy. This in turn may make it more palatable for some children.
The humble fried egg may be better deconstructed!
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner.
Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/