Cremini Mushroom Scramble
A baby-and-me lunch full of nutrients and delicious flavour, especially on a cold and snowy day. Cremini mushrooms are a very healthy food. They have many health benefits including immune system support, reducing unwanted inflammation, and they help protect against cardiovascular disease, certain types of breast cancer, and others.
Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:
2+ eggs (An egg per person)
Freshly ground Pepper
Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, to your liking
1-2 Tbsp unsalted Butter
A handful of Cremini Mushrooms (Avoid soaking mushrooms under water, as they absorb water. This dilutes flavour and makes them soggy. Gently hand clean by removing dirt with a damp, clean towel. Slice off the very bottom of stem as spongey or hard sometimes.)
Melt butter in a pan. Add mushrooms, eggs, and other ingredients. Fold until cooked, but not over cooked. This soft, simple, warm scramble is a delight no matter the age. Add in other favourites if desired and available.
*For young babies first foods, cook mushrooms longer before adding eggs, so softer to swallow and easier to digest. Some recommend waiting until 10-12 months until introducing. We did that naturally and tried the more usual foods first such as sweet potatoes.
As always, check for food allergies for you and babies before combining foods. Some say don’t eat raw mushrooms because the cooking process kills any possible bacteria and is safer for babies. We tend to cook mushrooms anyways. Research first foods before giving to 6M+ babies, ask your doctor, and choose foods and cooking methods based on what you think. Watch for any reactions, hopefully just smiles.