A really great BLW food are eggs. They are full of nutritional value including a good source of protein (more or less complete in essential amino acids), a good source of iron, high in cholesterol (beneficial in children), high in vitamins and selenium (for the immune system). Eggs are brilliant as they can be eaten in so many different ways - boiled, scrambled, poached, fried, in an omelette, frittata, pancakes, cakes, the list is never ending and they're so quick and easy to prepare. I often have them if I am stuck for food ideas.
I have to admit that I have been hesitant trying eggs in LO. Big brother had an allergic reaction to his first tasting of eggs. I gave him scrambled eggs at 6.5 months old. He really took to it and I was happily feeding him but within 3 mouthfuls he became red and blotchy around his mouth, face and spread to his body. I should have realised when he had a little spot appear around his mouth after the first spoon but I thought it was a coincidence - a heat spot perhaps. But as more and more appeared I knew he was having an allergic reaction. I didn't know what to do. I was very unprepared. Thank goodness I had already had Piriton from before - I can't even remember why but I gave some and called my consultant who advised that as long as he was breathing then the rash would settle in about half an hour. Sure enough it did.
When big brother was taken for a out-patient's hospital appointment - a skin prick test showed that he was allergic to eggs and nuts! The egg white is the part of the egg that is the most allergenic but the more cooked/baked it is the less likely they would react. However big brother reacted to even baked egg yolk. We persevered and repeatedly challenged him every 6 months and it looked like he would not ever grow out of them. But Christmas 2015 we tried a piece of cake and he had no reaction - woo hoo. We then tried a boiled egg yolk - again, no reaction. Next - the egg white - all clear! He's now since grown out of his egg allergy at age 2!. Welcome to the world of eggs big brother.
Now with LO I chose to give him eggs on a day I had support around me - and during the day too - in case we needed medical attention. I made scrambled eggs to try. First attempt - no reaction. But it was just a lick and a gnaw. Perhaps he would react with the second.. a bigger bite this time and still no reaction. LO had a good go at his scrambled egg and he didn't react. It was such a big relief. LO egg will! Yay. You definitely appreciate not having an allergy and realise how difficult it is to avoid things when you eat out - but also at nursery and visiting other friend's houses.
Day 28: Lunch - omelette. Dinner - whole wheat pasta with red pepper sauce
Day 29: Lunch - vegetable dumplings. Dinner - Rice, chicken with broccoli and onions
Day 30: Lunch Toast with scrambled eggs. Dinner - lamb and potato stew
Day 31: Lunch - broccoli carrots rice chayote. Dinner - broccoli, chicken wing meat, rice
Day 32: Lunch - toasted bagel - boiled eggs. Dinner - stir fry chicken and beans, rice.
Day 33: Lunch - steamed pumpkin roll, banana. Dinner - chicken and pumpkin stew, rice.
Day 34: Lunch - steamed apple, steamed pumpkin roll. Dinner - stir fried noodles, eggs, beans, onions with sea bass.
Day 35: Lunch - nothing. Dinner - spare ribs, carrots, red peppers.
Please speak to your doctor for more advice if you have any concerns. The content of this blog is my personal experience and in no way medical advice.