Going meatless for Lent doesn't mean you have to opt out of getting protein. Eggs are a great source of it and are allowed on days of abstinence (other animal-derived food like milk and butter can also be eaten). Here are kid-friendly egg recipes that are delicious and easy to make!
1. Baked Eggs Starting off with one of the classic one-pan egg recipes, here's a recipe for baked eggs. Having marinara sauce (a.k.a. tomato sauce) and gooey melted cheese on top, the kids will be quick to love this dish. “Don't forget to serve with crusty bread!” said Yummy.ph.
2. Carbonara with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil Who doesn't love carbonara, right? This recipe doesn't have meat but definitely still packs lots of flavor with sun-dried tomatoes and basil leaves. “The kids will love digging into this creamy dish,” said Yummy.ph. All you need is one pan too!
Makes 6 servings
500 grams 4 eggs 1/4 cup cream 1/2 cup parmesan, grated 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons basil leaves, roughly chopped
3. Egg Drop Soup As starter or side dish, whip up a quick egg drop soup. Easy and quick to make, this Chinese soup makes a good last-minute addition to a meal you feel is a little lacking. Try pairing it with fried fish!
Makes 4 servings
4 cups water 1 chicken bouillon cube 1 clove garlic, peeled, grated 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, peeled, grated 1 tablespoon patis (fish sauce), or to taste 1 large egg 2 teaspoons sesame oil 3 stalks green onion, sliced into 1-inch lengths
4. Toaster Oven Baked Eggs Technically, you need ramekins for this recipe, not just one pan or pot, but you do serve the dish in those ramekins so that's still less to wash up. They're also cooked with a toaster oven — just the thing if you don't have a full-sized oven!
Makes 4 servings
8 eggs 1 cup marinara sauce, divided 1 tablespoon capers, drained (optional), divided 1/4 cup whipping cream, divided 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, divided salt and pepper chives for garnish
5. Shakshuka “Shakshuka is a popular eggs-and-tomatoes dish in the Middle East,” said Yummy.ph. Cooked on your stove top, this makes for a hearty brunch, tasty lunch or light dinner. Pair it with toasted bread.
1 small white onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped 1 400g can crushed tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper, to taste 2-3 eggs Parsley for garnish Oil
6. Veggie Frittata These veggie fritatas have mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, and, of course, eggs. For the kids, have chicken fingers too (as in the photo above)!
1 diced medium onion 3 minced garlic cloves 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup diced artichoke hearts 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup grated zucchini 1/4 cup carrots 6 large eggs 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup marinara sauce
7. Creamy scrambled eggs Sometimes, you just want the no-fuss recipes that you already know will work. This recipe by Yummy.ph will churn out the creamiest and fluffiest scrambled eggs you've ever made. The ingredients may be the same, but the secret is in how you make it. Makes 2 to 4 servings
2 to 4 eggs salt, to taste ground black pepper, to taste butter