Breakfast is my favorite meal. Not only my favorite to eat, but my favorite to cook for family and friends. And the best breakfast dish of all? Eggs Benedict! The morning is also my most creative time of the day. It’s when my brain is the most alert. I can multi-task with random work ideas, chores, laundry, you name it. All while sipping on a cup of coffee, of course. After twelve o’clock, I’m no good, off duty, and pooped. Raising a 9-month-old is getting harder each day. She’s crawling much faster, her naps are shorter and she loves to be entertained with walks to the park and playing on the beach. Needless to say, I need my energy first thing in the morning to help keep me going throughout the day.
The other morning while going through my fridge, I came across some chorizo I had bought and it quickly hit me – I should make chorizo eggs for my husband and I! We were eating when I noticed two beady, blue eyes and flapping arms trying to get my attention. Elle wanted to try the eggs. This was the first time she had ever eaten eggs and what do you know – we’ve got a young connoisseur on our hands! I even had to get up from the table to make more.
Now, be careful. The following recipe contains eggs and meat, and I know some parents might not be ready to feed their little one’s proteins (especially pork and how spicy it can be). Americans are especially fearful about the foods they should be feeding their little ones and when. Frankly, it gets a little exhausting. I guess I have more of a European approach when it comes to first foods. But don’t worry – feel free to replace the chorizo here with tofu and spices that your little one has already tried before, perfect for any growing 9-month-old!
What types of foods are you letting your little ones try?
Eggs with Chorizo
- 3-4 organic eggs
- 1/4 cup chorizo
- On a cast iron pan or nonstick pan, add the Chorizo over a medium-high flame.
- Cook the chorizo really well, 4-5 mins.
- In a bowl, crack the eggs and stir with a fork.
- Add the eggs right to the pan with the chorizo.
- Cook until done, about 3 minutes.
This recipe brings me back to my younger days, being hispanic and growing up in a
Mexican household we were very familiar with this dish and we all loved it. Eventually
Though in my early 20’s I started doing my own research on food, meat, GMO’s etc. and
decided to cut any kind of pork from my diet for life a year or so later I cut meat altogether
simply because of the inhumane way animals were treated, the disgusting stuff they were being fed including hormones to fatten them up, lastly the horrible way they were being slaughtered and continue to be. But that’s for another story. My point is pork is the most unhealthy type of meat you can eat let alone give your children. People get diseases and sick from this specific animal. I have a 3yr old and pork is definitely not something I would even think of giving her ever. Not even regular meat, she eats strict halal meat which in anyones right mind is the best healthiest choice.. Maybe as a subsitute you can buy turkey chorizo which is available in stores, I heard it doesn’t taste the same as pork chorizo but hey my childs and my health is more important to me then taste and flavor. please Moms do your own research about meats especially pig.