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we've decided to try and give our mostly-vegan DS one yolk a week on the recommendation of health specialist. thankfully we can buy eggs from a local organic and free-range farm. DS is 13 months and never had eggs until last week - we tried giving him scrambled and just a hard-boiled yolk and he will have nothing to do with it.


anyone have a good egg recipe or two - something rich in B vitamins but doesn't taste really egg-y? (i myself don't really care for eggs.......so i understand the need to disguise the flavor!)

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why is the specialist so insistent your child needs eggs?
 

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You could just use it as a binder in some veggie patties or bean burger. you will make several patties out of one egg and can give it to him over the course of the week if you are only wanting him to have one. Or you could make a custard with non-dairy milk or stir the egg into rice custard or make pancakes with it.
 

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why is the specialist so insistent your child needs eggs?
the specialist wasn't insistent. i approached her by asking if we should be giving DS any kind of multi vitamin since he is 99% vegan. she said that is not really necessary - if we were concerned about B vitamins, we could give DS one yolk a week. since we have a nice organic farm here, i am OK with cooking those eggs. but if DS does not like them (and who's to blame?), i'll need a plan B.
we eat very well, but i am concerned about certain nutrients for a lil' one on a vegan diet. i know a lot of our veggie burgers, soy milk, etc. are enriched with B vits but a yolk per week may ease my mind a little bit.

pancakes are an interesting idea - DS looooooves maple syrup, of course. i guess it's been so long since i have added eggs into my cooking regimen, i forgot how.
 

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My kids don't like hard boiled eggs, but they do like egg salad. All I do is mash it with some mayo and serve it on crackers (as a sandwich). I also have a recipe for lentel burgers that uses 1 egg + 1 white as a binder. PM me if you are intereted
 

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CAKE!!! That has eggs in it!
Sorry.... How about scrambling one in with a stir fry? I do that. The pieces of egg are so small you can't really tell. I often mistake them for a piece of sweetcorn.

I also add egg yokes to cheese sauce, for macaroni and cheese. I'm not sure how it would work in a vegan "cheese" sauce though.
 

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hey, stir-fry is a great idea! DS loves tofu cooked in soy sauce.....that may work like a charm.
 

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Ummmm if your 99% vegan and he doesn't like eggs why feed them to him? There are plenty of healthy non animal sources for vitamin B (nutritional yeast and fortified soy or rice milk top the list in my mind)
 

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we eat very well, but i am concerned about certain nutrients for a lil' one on a vegan diet. i know a lot of our veggie burgers, soy milk, etc. are enriched with B vits but a yolk per week may ease my mind a little bit.
i don't feel we *need* to give him eggs; but i don't want a B-deficient baby. he doesn't like nutritional yeast, though he does have soy milk a few times a week. This topic has come up several times since we've been mostly vegan (after DS birth), and i'm just following my gut feeling on it.
 

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I'm just curious. What's wrong with giving a supplement. I give my kids a multivitamin, have been for their whole lives, that has all they need in it. My kids are picky eaters sometimes, so I used them to be sure they get all they need. And if they get too much b12 doesn't the body just flush out the excess anyway?
 

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I'm just curious. What's wrong with giving a supplement. I give my kids a multivitamin, have been for their whole lives, that has all they need in it. My kids are picky eaters sometimes, so I used them to be sure they get all they need. And if they get too much b12 doesn't the body just flush out the excess anyway?
your body absorbs vits/mins from food a million times better than it does the vitamins in a multi. even a good food based multi like new chapter. i take a multi, but i try to rely on my food to provide everything i need. And there is no way a multi has "all you need"- there are bazillions of nutrients in food, beyond just calcium, iron, etc.
 

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I'm just curious. What's wrong with giving a supplement. I give my kids a multivitamin, have been for their whole lives, that has all they need in it. My kids are picky eaters sometimes, so I used them to be sure they get all they need. And if they get too much b12 doesn't the body just flush out the excess anyway?
I've seen plenty of multis, but none appropriate for a 13-month old.
 

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I've seen plenty of multis, but none appropriate for a 13-month old.
What makes them inappropriate? There are many vitamins specifically formulated for 13 month old children. And children under a year. And toddlers etc.

I think it seems a bit rash to not agree with the idea of eggs but force your child to eat them out of fear he's missing a vitamin readily available in other forms.
 

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I've seen plenty of multis, but none appropriate for a 13-month old.
You should ask your ped. Ours gave me some liquid vits that were specifially made for that age.
 

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I think it seems a bit rash to not agree with the idea of eggs but force your child to eat them
geez, it HARDLY seems like she is "forcing" anything

and besides, lots of mamas "hide" foods in other foods for picky toddler (ie. vegetables) She is just going withh her gut and if she feels like she wants togive her child organic, free range eggs, then there should be no prob with that.

Some good suggestions here, I Was going to suggest the stir-fry idea myself. FWIW- my ds used to LOVE poached eggs over toast.
 

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geez, it HARDLY seems like she is "forcing" anything

and besides, lots of mamas "hide" foods in other foods for picky toddler (ie. vegetables) She is just going withh her gut and if she feels like she wants togive her child organic, free range eggs, then there should be no prob with that.

Some good suggestions here, I Was going to suggest the stir-fry idea myself. FWIW- my ds used to LOVE poached eggs over toast.
thank you, mountainsun, i was just going to write something similar myself!
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i appreciate the mamas who answered my original question in this thread, instead of questioning my actions/motives when 1) i consider myself to be pretty well-researched re: nutrients of a vegan diet; 2) i am doing this for the health of my child and 3) obviously if he doesn't like eggs in any form, i'm not going to force him to eat them (or anything)!
 
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