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Long bean omelette


long bean, omelette, food for toddlers, egg, vegetable, vegetarian, recipe for kids

Vegetables are good for health and should be an essential part of a well-balanced diet. Given the fact, parents should take the initiave to familiarize their children with different types of vegetables from young. Even if your children hate/ reject vegetable, do not stop offering it to them. As long as you continue trying, there is very good chance that they would eventually accept it.

Here are some tips that parents/ caregivers can use to encourage their children to eat more vegetables:

  1. variation – do not restrict to only the type of vegetables that you favour or familiar with. Introduce a variety of vegetables include new vegetables from time to time.
  2. colour – brighten up your meals with a combination of colourful vegetables. Vegetables of different colours are not only pleasing to the eyes but they also provide different nutrients.
  3. cooking method – try different methods of cooking your vegetables such as steaming, baking, roasting, blanching or stir-frying.
  4. combination – pair the vegetables with your children’s favourite food such as cheese or eggs.
  5. quantity – serve vegetables in smaller portion so it looks more acceptable to those who dislike green. Once they can accept it, you can slowly increase the portion in their next meal.
  6. emphasize its importance – educate your children about the health benefits of vegetables.
  7. involvement – involve your children in buying, preparing and cooking vegetables.
  8. set a good example – parents should eat vegetables in front of your children.
  9. camouflage vegetables in food – this should only be used if all of the above mentioned methods fail.

During my generation, this long bean omelette dish was popular among kids. Most mothers or caregivers love to cook this classic dish because it’s so simple and easy to whip up. By pairing long beans with eggs, it makes a nutritious and delicious dish that can easily win over the heart of your little ones.

I had adapted and modified this recipe from Noobcook. Although this recipe may sound effortless to cook, getting a nice-looking omelette may be quite tricky for first timers. So, do hop over to PAGE 2 for more tips and step-by-steps photos.

If you have your children who are picky on greens or new to long bean, you can make it more palatable by reducing the amount of long beans used. If you do so, don’t forget to adjust the amount of seasonings accordingly. Besides serving with rice or congee, it also makes a good finger food by dipping with tomato ketchup. Another effective way to entice your child to try out this dish is to slice omelette into triangle shapes. My son was so fascinated when he first spotted it on the dining table and exclaimed, “Mama, I love your egg pizza!” With this wonderful compliment, I promised him that it would be a regular dish in our family meal.

Other omelette recipes:
Simple omelette
Ridge/sweet gourd with prawn omelette
Silver fish omelette


To all the wonderful mothers (and mothers-to-be) in the world, HAVE A MEMORABLE AND ENJOYABLE  MOTHER’S DAY! KEEP UP YOUR GREAT JOB!

=> Get the recipe and step-by-step photos for Long Bean Omelette at PAGE 2 BELOW.

“Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France CheeseRösleEmile HenryRouxbe and ManPans.”

long bean, omelette, food for toddlers, egg, vegetable, vegetarian, recipe for kids

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  1. evelyn says:

    My son favourite dish! He only eat long bean done in this manner.

  2. noobcook says:

    I love the addition of shallots. Yours are so perfectly cut with the pizza cutter … I can eat many bowls of porridge with just this dish. thanks for the link love ♥

  3. The cornflour solution is a good tip. Had no idea it contributed to making the egg light and fluffy. Great photos!

  4. Alice says:

    😀 my childhood favourite dish! Keep up your great job, Mom!

  5. peachkins says:

    great idea for omelette!this will get kids to eat veggies!

  6. Little Inbox says:

    Yours look so neat. Mine’s seldom look nice, hehe…

  7. One of my fav childhood dishes! Lovely presentation 🙂

  8. Ching @ LCOM says:

    Your omelette is so thin, looks like crepe. We love this too.

  9. Joanne says:

    Veggies are so incredibly important to health! This omelette looks delicious!

  10. tigerfish says:

    I can eat lots with porridge too! Yum yum! I remember adding some carrot dices the last time – good as a sneak-in! :p

  11. mycookinghut says:

    This is one of my favourite way to eat eggs!

  12. Veronica says:

    I luv adding long beans into fried rice! 😀 fyi blanch the beans briefly in boiling water can remove the raw taste 😀

  13. This is my hub’s favourite! So good with rice or porridge!

  14. I love long beans but having them in an omelette is new to me. Will have to give this a go!

  15. Alice says:

    THks for sharing, hope my fussy never like veggies boy can accept this dish 🙂

  16. Okay, first of all…those are the cutest chop sticks!! Perfect for kiddos! And this is a great way to combine veggies with protein! Love it!

  17. sweetlife says:

    lovely omelette and great tips for introducing children to veggies..i think patience is key, but it pays off.

  18. I enjoyed reading about how to encourage kids to eat more vegetables. #5 is a great advice and I will follow from tomorrow. #9 I do that all the time. 🙂 Great post and I love your delicious omelette!

  19. deliciously done healthy omelette

  20. gopika says:

    Woww.. thats a delicious looking omelette 😀

  21. Marla says:

    Such a lovely omelette! I like how you incorporated the long beans.

    Cookin’ Canuck and I would love if you linked up this recipe & any 2 other side dishes in this weeks Get Grillin’ event posted on both of our blogs. We have a fabulous Ile De France Cheese giveaway. You just need to link up on one site 🙂

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