Are you looking for kids friendly African treats? Not anymore, stay with me to the end as I unveil healthy kid’s recipes.
For kids to develop, they need to be well-nourished. But sometimes choosing healthy recipes for your kids can be a tall order. If you have ever got yourself in such a situation, you are not alone. It happens to almost everyone, and that where most people run into trouble. But with these four kids friendly African treats, you can always get creative around your kitchen. Just take a look!
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1. Beans and yam porridge
Instead of preparing tea in the morning, you can grace your dining table with beans and yam porridge. When prepared right, the delicacy is a nutritional powerhouse. And the best part is, you can enjoy with the entire family.
500g ground yam flour
500g bean flour
A liter of milk
3 tbsp blue band
3 tbsp. of sugar
- Put your milk and sugar to a cooking pot and bring it to boil. Add a cup of water and wait for it to boil. Add your blue band and wait for it to melt.
- In a bowl, add 250 ml of water and flour (add 100g of bean and 100g of yam) and stir to make a thick consistency.
- Put to the cooking pot and keep stirring for 10 minutes.
- Cook for another extra five minutes and serve
2. Puff Puff
Every parent will agree that kids do love snacks, no doubt about that. Preparing some snacks at home makes you customize them to suit your preferences and choose what your kids eat. Unlike most snacks that call for lengthy recipes, with Puff Puff, you will not have to go through all that.
The recipe is easy and straightforward, even for anyone who has never tried it before. But you got to be careful because Puff Puff can be addictive, so you need to prepare enough for the day.
400g baking flour
2 tsp yeast
1 cup packed milk
1 cup of warm water
- Mix water and packed milk in a large bowl. Melt butter in a saucepan and mix it with your milk mixture.
- With the help of a flour sifter, aerate your baking flour to avoid your treats from being hard. Add sugar, yeast, and salt to your flour and mix adequately.
- Add your mixture that you had prepared in step 1 to your flour and mix properly.
- Sprinkle three tbsp. Of cooking oil and spread it evenly on the surface. Set it aside for about 2 hours to allow the dough to rise
- Heat oil in a cooking pot until it’s sizzling hot. As the oil continues to heat, cut a little portion of the dough, and mold it into a ball shape. Do this for the remaining dough.
- With the help of a spatula, transfer few balls to the cooking pot and fry them until golden brown on both sides.
- Place a napkin on a platter and transfer them. Repeat the process for the remaining balls.
- Enjoy your treats with your kids. pairs well with porridge, juice, or tea
3. Arrowroot treat
Arrow roots are a nutritional powerhouse for kids and adults recovering from sickness. They are versatile and can be prepared in different ways, depending on your preferences. And the health benefits are just amazing.
Adding arrowroots in your diet will help promote healthy sleep, promote good blood circulation, reduce heart complications. Eating arrowroot is also known to aid in weight loss, heals skin, keeps kidneys healthy, and support healthy digestion. So you can’t afford to miss this amazing delicacy.
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1 pound freshly harvested arrowroots
- Wash your arrow roots in running water to remove oil.
- Bring water to boil. Add your arrow roots and sprinkle some salt and cook it for 20 to 35 minutes until ready. The time will depend on the type of arrowroot you are cooking. Some require a longer cooking time, while others require less preparation time.
- Enjoy with tea or porridge in the morning.
4. Smoothie Treats
Children love sweet treats, and if you get your fruit smoothie’s recipe right, your kids will love you for this. The good thing about our smoothie recipe is that it is packed with essential nutrients to keep your kid’s appetite and immunity in check.
1 Mango (peeled and cut into cubes)
250g coconut (removed from its shell) or canned
- Add all your ingredients to a blender and blend them into a thick smoothie.
- You can put in the freezer for about 20 minutes during the hot summer season. It’s great for cooling the body temperature.
NB: If your child is allergic to cold drinks or has breathing or any health complication that can be triggered by cold drinks, omit step 2, and enjoy the smoothie right away.
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