Mimi Spencer & Sam Rice
Mimi and Sam’s Green Egg Wraps
Mimi Spencer & Sam Rice
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 2 mins
For the wraps:
2 large eggs, whisked with a splash of water
a spray of olive oil
a large handful of spinach leaves
For the filling:
1 ripe tomato, diced
1 small ripe avocado, chopped
1 spring onion, finely sliced (optional)
a squeeze of lemon juice
Veg Portions / Serving: 1
Recipe donated by Mimi Spencer & Sam Rice for Veg Power. Recipe adapted from The Midlife Kitchen by Mimi Spencer and Sam Rice, published by Mitchell Beazley. Photography by Issy Croker | issycroker.com
These green egg wraps are really fun to prepare, super-colourful and ever-so tasty – essentially a thin omelette laced with spinach, which serves as a great green wrap to be filled with whatever takes your fancy, so everyone (even picky people) can add their favourite fillings: here, it’s chopped tomato and avocado, but it also works brilliantly with leftover peas or sweetcorn, chilli or a handful of grated cheddar. The result is a Super Power breakfast, lunch or snack, packed with energy-boosting protein and vital vits.
Season the whisked eggs. Spray a medium non-stick frying pan with a little olive oil, add a small handful of spinach and cook for around 20 seconds until just starting to wilt.
Add half the egg mixture and roll around the base of the pan to create a fine, thin omelette.
When golden on one side (it will take no more than a minute), flip and cook on the other. Set aside. Repeat to make a second wrap.
Fill the wraps with chopped tomato, avocado and spring onion, with a squeeze of lemon juice if you like, to add some acidity.
Roll up like a pancake and tuck in.
Kids who engage regularly with veg through veg-themed activities, such as arts and crafts, sensory experiences, growing and cooking are shown to be more likely to eat the veg they engage with. Encouraging kids to engage and play with veg is the handy first step to them developing a good relationship with veg and life-long healthy eating.
Kids in the kitchen
Kids love learning how to crack eggs – just make sure you fish out any stray bits of shell before they start whisking. Older kids can use this recipe to learn how to flip omelettes (teach them how to be safe around a hot pan first). This recipe is also a great way to encourage children to try new ingredients and add their own filings.
While getting kids to interact with veggies for real and using their senses to explore them is best, encouraging hands off activities like arts & crafts, puzzles & games or at-home science experiments can be a great start, particularly for those who are fussier eaters or struggle with anything too sensory. Use these veg-themed activities as a stepping stone to interacting with the veg themselves. We have loads of crafty downloads here, puzzles here, and quirky science with veg here.
Once you feel your child is ready to engage a little more, you can show them how to explore the veg you have on hand with their senses, coming up with playful silly descriptions of how a veg smells, feels, looks, sounds and perhaps even tastes. Find ideas, videos and some simple sensory education session ideas to get you started here.
The moments before food is offered can be a perfect opportunity for engagement that can help make it more likely a child will eat it! Giving children a sense of ownership in the meal can make a big difference to their feelings going into it and the pride they take in it. You know your child best, but if you aren’t sure where to start, we have some fun and simple ideas for easy roles you can give them in the serving process over here.