A humble egg is high in protein, vitamins A, B12 and D, riboflavin (B2), folate (B9), omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Egg yolks are one of the best sources of Lutein, which has been linked to better eyesight and lower risk of eye disease.
All these essentials are needed by the body, but try telling that to your kids, they will look at you funny and refuse to eat it. All they see is a boring, unassuming white gelatinous blob, hence, kids are most likely to pass it over for something more appealing. So how can we take this boring but vital food and turn it into something our kids will devour?
Egg molds are a fairly easy way to add some happiness and fun to mealtime, lunchbox, party, or picnic. A cute bunny or bear face, a zippy little car, a star and a heart can bring a smile to your children faces and invite them to take a bite. My son was never a fan of egg yolk and has never eaten a whole egg until I presented it to him in a car shape. He gobbled it all up! After all, egg yolk wasn't yuck when it was a part of egglishious car.
But wait there is more! These cool molds will turn boring rice into fun bites which are perfect for convincing picky eaters to eat their food. They are also great for making shapes out of playdough. So simple, yet so versatile!
Egg & Rice Shapers
Egg molds are a fairly easy way to add some happiness and fun to mealtime, lunchbox, party, or picnic. They will also turn boring rice into fun bites which are perfect for convincing picky eaters to eat their food.
Boil the eggs by putting them in cold water and bringing slowly up to a boil.
To peel the eggs cleanly, put the pot under running cold water, crack the shell, and peel carefully.
Place the WARM egg into the mold firmly closing the lid. If by the time you've peeled eggs, your eggs are cold pop them into microwave for 30sec.
Chill the mold in the fridge or place in cold water for around 10 minutes.
Cook sushi rice as per instructions on the packaging. Remember to rinse your rice first.
Add sushi vinegar, pinch salt and sugar (optional) to the sushi rice and mix well. Let the rice to cool to room temperature before using it to make rice balls.
Water-soak the rice shapers to prevent the rice from sticking to them.
Fill in the one side of the mold first, then fill the other side, compact with the teaspoon if needed.
Close the mold firmly. Don't hesitate if some rice squishes out at the sides. You can touch it up later.
Open the mold, flip it and tap to demold.
Add color to your egg by rolling them in soy sauce or natural food coloring. Use these molds for making shapes out of playdough or slime.
Calories 155, Fat 11 grams, Protein 13 grams, Carbs 1.1 grams, Sodium 124 milligrams