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7 Easy Recipes to Cook With Your Kids

Updated on November 23, 2019
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Isaac is a foodie and he loves cooking healthy recipes using natural ingredients. Here he shares some of his favorite recipes.

7 Easy Recipes to Cook With Your Kids

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Introduction

There are a lot of cooking recipes for beginners out there.

But have you heard the news?

What news?

There are some delectable recipes you can cook with your kids using black-eyed peas!

In this article, I want to share some easy recipes to cook with the kids which you can cook conveniently on weekends when the kids are at home.

Want to know more? Then read on…

Cooked Black-Eyed Peas Flour

It’s a great snack the kids can take to school. Optionally, prepare it for picnics at home with the kids. Prepare it during the weekends as a family activity.


Prep time: 8 min

Cook time: 30 min

Ready in: 38 min

Yield: 5 min



Ingredients

  • 2 milk cups cooked Black-eyed peas flour
  • 1 ½ milk cups Water



Instructions

  • Add the water to the cowpea flour and beat until the mixture becomes very light and fluffy.
  • Fill cups with the paste.
  • Steam for 30 minutes.
  • When cooked, allow it to cool.
  • Crumble finely and mix with onion and tomato sauce.
  • Approximate adult serving: 300 g.
  • Approximate serving for kids: 170 g.



Nutrition Facts

One serving (about 3g) of Yak contains approximately:

  • Calories: 1000 calories
  • PolyunSaturated fat: 0.003 g
  • MonoUnsaturated fat: 0.001 g
  • Total saturated fat: 0.001 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.26 g
  • Sugar: 0.14 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g (23% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 0 mg

Black- Eyed Peas With Coconut And Cloves

This is a rather milky meal—a delicious meatless recipe that’s rich in fiber and protein. It’s good to eat it at night to help you move the bowels in the morning.


Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 10 min

Ready in: 15 min

Yield: 3



Ingredients

  • 2 milk cups cooked Black-eyed peas
  • 1 small Dry coconut
  • 5 milk cups Water
  • 4 cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


Instructions

  • Boil black-eyed peas until they become mushy.
  • Blend the peas until they become smooth.
  • Grate the coconut and blend it so that it becomes milky.
  • Add water and strain to get the coconut milk.
  • Add the coconut milk to the blended peas.
  • Strain.
  • Add the cloves.
  • Boil in an uncovered saucepan until the mixture becomes thick.
  • Add the salt.
  • Approximate adult serving: 170 g.
  • Approximate serving for kids: 70 g.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving (1.9 kg)

Calories: 1230 calories

Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.369 g (105% DV)

Saturated fat: 28.759 g

Monounsaturated fat: 13.154 g

Carbohydrates: 130.42 g (53% DV)

Sugar: 96.55 g

Fiber: 12.4 g

Protein: 65.01 g (119% DV)

Cholesterol: 142 mg

Sodium: 1889 mg (126% DV)

Smoked Herrings With Black-Eyed Peas Flour, Garlic And Tomatoes

Smoked herrings, black-eyed peas flour, garlic and tomatoes combine to create a winning dish. It’s superb to eat with bread and a bottle of fruit juice in the evening.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 10 min

Ready in: 20 min

Yield: 3


Ingredients

  • 2 milk cups Black-eyed peas flour
  • 1 portion Smoked herrings
  • 3 tablespoonsful Safflower oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 large fresh tomato
  • 4 medium-sized Onions
  • 1 teaspoon Blended pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 7 ½ milk cups Water

Instructions

  • Blend the tomatoes and onions separately.
  • Use the cooking oil, blended tomatoes and onions, pepper, garlic, and salt to prepare a stew.
  • Add water to the stew to create a stock.
  • Blend the black-eyed peas flour with 1 milk cup of water and add it to the stock.
  • Stir briskly.
  • Cook the mixture until the beany flavor disappears.
  • Prepare the fish and add it to the mixture. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Season and serve.
  • Approximate adult servings: 200 g.
  • Approximate serving for kids: 90 g.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 serving (18.1 kg)
  • Calories: 3550 calories (163% DV)
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 12.859 g (105% DV)
  • Saturated fat: 4.901 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.731 g
  • Carbohydrates: 776.44 g (316 % DV)
  • Sugar: 480.56 g
  • Fiber: 214.7 g (859% DV)
  • Protein: 162.57 g (298% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 425 mg (29% DV)

Cooked Yellow Corn With Black-Eyed Peas, Peanut Paste And Crayfish

A diet rich in monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat. It has an alkaline taste which you'll love.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 7 min

Ready in: 12 min

Yield: 2



Ingredients

  • 2 milk cups cooked Yellow corn
  • 5 milk cups Water
  • ½ milk cup cooked Black-eyed peas
  • 2 ½ tablespoons Peanut paste
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cray fish
  • ½ teaspoon Potash
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Pour the water into a bowl.
  • Add the yellow corn.
  • Boil.
  • Add the potash.
  • Leave to boil for 3 minutes.
  • Add the peanut paste, pepper, and salt.
  • Cook until the pepper loses its nippy taste and the mixture is a bit squashed together.
  • Serve hot.
  • Approximate adult serving: 400 g.
  • Approximate serving for kids: 250 g.



Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 serving (3.7 kg)
  • Calories: 818 kilocalories (37% DV)
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 11.542 g (105% DV)
  • Saturated fat: 9.014 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 30.18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.12 g (20 % DV)
  • Sugar: 19.24 g
  • Fiber: 18.5 g (74% DV)
  • Protein: 37.52 g (69% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 1100 mg (65% DV)

Fried Black-Eyed Peas With Onion Leaves And Green Pepper

This meal is great as a breakfast. You may eat it alone or with your morning cereal. Packed with lots of energy to pep you up for the day. Additionally, you can eat it with porridge to break a fast.


Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 8 min

Ready in: 13 min

Yield: 3


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ milk cups Black-eyed peas paste
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped onion leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Onion bulb
  • 1 teaspoon Sunflower oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 4 milk cups water


Instructions

  • Blend ¾ of the onion bulb and leave ¼ of it.
  • Blend ¾ of the onion leaves too and leave ¼ of it.
  • Chop the remaining onion bulb and onion leaves.
  • Beat the black-eyed peas paste until the consistency becomes light.
  • Add the blended onions, salt, and mix.
  • Sprinkle the chopped onions into the mixture.
  • Fry 14 g of the paste for 2 minutes.
  • Serve with eko, ogi, akamu, garri, sourdough bread, key lime pie, or pot roast.
  • Approximate adult serving: 7 pieces.
  • Approximate serving for kids: 3 pieces.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 serving (1.0 kg)
  • Calories: 818 kilocalories (37% DV)
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.542 g (120% DV)
  • Saturated fat: 8.014 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 33.18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.65 g (5 % DV)
  • Sugar: 5.92 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g (8% DV)
  • Protein: 2.38 g (4% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 1167 mg (78% DV)

Black-Eyed Peas With Rabbit Meat, Toasted melon seeds, Onions, And Pepper

This is a perfect way to get very lean meat (quality protein) into your diet.

Prep time: 3 min

Cook time: 1 hour

Ready in: 1 hour 3 min

Yield: 4


Ingredients

  • 2 milk cups cooked Black-eyed peas paste
  • 6 tablespoons Toasted melon seeds
  • 4 tablespoons Blended dried pepper
  • 1 large onion (blend)
  • 4 tablespoons Sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 portion Boiled rabbit meat
  • As required Milk cups



Instructions

  • Blend water melon seeds into a coarse powder.
  • Add the pepper and onion to the melon seed powder. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add the mixture to the black-eyed peas paste.
  • Add the oil and mix.
  • Add a little water to the mixture so that you obtain a light consistency.
  • Add the salt.
  • Fill the milk cups to ¾ full. Add pieces of the rabbit meat to each cup.
  • Cover and steam for 1 hour. When it is ready, it should be hard and have a deep brown color.
  • Serve with any hot food.
  • Approximate adult serving: 120 g.
  • Approximate serving for kids: 65 g.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 serving (4.3 kg)
  • Calories: 2395 calories (110% DV)
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.249 g
  • Saturated fat: 13.52 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 51.213 g
  • Carbohydrates: 313.52 g (128 % DV)
  • Sugar: 288.48 g
  • Fiber: 35.2 g (141% DV)
  • Protein: 140.04 g (256% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 387 mg
  • Sodium: 1512 mg (104% DV)

Black-Eyed Peas, Smoked Shrimps, Smoked Catfish And Veggies

A very filling meal you can prepare as lunch on a weekend. Filled with loads of fat to give you the energy you need to do energy-demanding tasks on a weekend. It will leave you feeling satisfied and hungry for more at the same time!

Prep time: 6 min

Cook time: 20 min

Ready in: 26 min

Yield: 5



Ingredients

  • 3 milk cups cooked Black-eyed peas flour
  • 4 milk cups Palm puree
  • 2 tablespoons Smoked shrimps
  • 2 small Dry smoked catfish
  • 2 small tomatoes (blend)
  • 1 medium-sized Onion
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt


Instructions

  • Add the water to the palm puree and boil.
  • Add the blended tomatoes, onions, smoked shrimp, ginger, pepper, and dry fish.
  • Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add the black-eyed peas flour and stir vigorously.
  • Serve hot with tomato, onion, and pepper sauce.
  • Approximate adult serving: 400 g.
  • Approximate serving for kids: 250 g.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 serving (1.4 kg)
  • Calories: 614 calories (28% DV)
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.077 g
  • Saturated fat: 12.418 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.566 g
  • Carbohydrates: 71.71 g (29 % DV)
  • Sugar: 62.72 g
  • Fiber: 5.4 g (22% DV)
  • Protein: 39.96 g (73% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 118 mg
  • Sodium: 1471 mg (98% DV)

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Conclusion

There you have it! Delectable and easy recipes to cook with the kids. Try them during the next holidays and the kids will love the experience.

© 2019 Isaac Yaw Asiedu Nunoofio

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