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5 Yummy Healthy Green Pea Recipes for Kids

Children's diets should include green, healthy, and nutritious vegetables to get the essential minerals, nutrients, and vitamins. Though kids are usually reluctant to eat vegetables, they can't ignore certain delicious vegetables like green peas. Children over six months can consume foods prepared with green peas. You can try various recipes with healthy green peas at home that your kids will love. Let’s check here 5 mouth-watering, hearty, and tasty green peas recipes for kids.

Food value of Green Pea or Motor Shuti

Green peas are enriched with vitamins A, C, K, C, B1, and B6. They are also an excellent source of folate and niacin which is a wonderful addition to your kid’s diet. Besides, green peas have considerable amounts of iron and fiber, thiamine, manganese, and phosphorus. From ½ cup or 170-gram peas, you get calories: 62, carbs: 11 grams, fiber: 4 grams, and Protein: 4 grams.

Health Benefits of peas

-Good source of plant-based protein: help for making red blood cells and transporting oxygen around the body.

-May improve blood sugar management: nutrients like magnesium, B vitamins, and vitamin C in peas help support blood sugar management.

-May support digestive health: fiber in peas supports digestive health and fuels the beneficial gut microbes and reduces the risk of a number of conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

-May support heart health: magnesium, potassium, and calcium in peas vitamin C are heart protective and support cardiovascular function.

-May be cancer protective: high antioxidant levels of peas may reduce the risk of cancer.

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5 Healthy and Yummy Green Pea Recipes for Kids

Green Peas Pancake Recipe


1 cup green peas, 1 whole zucchini, 2 medium bananas, 1 tsp olive oil, 1/2 cup flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt


First, blend green peas, zucchini, bananas, vanilla extract, and oil together. Now, take a mixing bowl and mix well flour, baking powder, and salt.

Then combine together the zucchini mixture with the dry ingredients and prepare the batter very well.

Take a pan, put 1½ tbsp batter on the pan and make it a round shape and bake on both sides well. Serve with syrup (maple).

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Green Peas Pancakes recipe

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Creamy Mushroom with Green Pea Recipe


2 cups green peas, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 cup mushrooms, one small chopped onion, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 cup light cream, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 pinch ground nutmeg


First, boil water in a pan and then add peas into the boiled water. Cook for 5 minutes or until it becomes tender. After boiling, strain the peas and keep them aside.

Now take a pan and melt butter over medium heat. Then add mushrooms, and onions, and cook as long as they become tender. Spray flour over the mushrooms, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Slowly add cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook as long as the mixture becomes smooth and thick. Finally, add peas, mix well and keep standing for 5 minutes before serving.

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Cabbage and Green Pea Salad Recipe


1 cabbage (finely sliced), 1 cucumber (thinly sliced), 1 green onion (chopped), 2 cups peas (blended), 3-4 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp vinegar, 2 Tbsp white vinegar, salt, and black pepper (as required)


First, take the sliced cabbage into a bowl. Then add sliced cucumbers, blended peas, and green onion and mix them together. Now drizzle with olive oil, 2 Tbsp cider vinegar, and 2 Tbsp white vinegar and combine well. When you are ready to serve, sprinkle it with salt and pepper. First, add a little amount and then add extra if required.

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Pasta with Green Peas Recipe


450 grams Peas, 220 grams pasta, 50 grams parmesan cheese, 2 cups vegetable broth or water, 1 small onion (diced), 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper (as required).

Pasta Green Peas Recipe

Pasta with Green Peas


First, heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or as long as the onion is turning translucent. Then add the peas for 1 minute. Add the vegetable broth, boil, and add pasta and salt. Now, minimize the heat and cook the pasta covering it with a lid.

Stir most often so that the pasta won’t stick to the bottom. Cook as long as the water dries out. Finally, add grated parmesan cheese and mix well as long as the cheese is melted. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, black pepper, and extra parmesan cheese.

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Chicken with Green Peas Recipe


One piece of boneless chicken breast ( sliced), ½ cup of peas, 3 cups of water, 1 sweet potato


First, take a pan and boil the chicken in water for 5 minutes. Add diced sweet potato and cook for another 3 minutes. Now add the peas and cook until everything is cooked well. Remove from the stove and allow them to cool. Strain them and blend them when they become cool.

However, you need to reserve the boiled stock water. Blend to make a smooth paste that is healthy and yummy for your kids. Add the reserved stock if required to make the paste more smooth.

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Bottom Line

Green Pea is a highly nutritious vegetable. You can try our above-mentioned green pea recipes at home. You can also customize the recipes as per your kid's age and choice. Feed your lovely kids a yummy peas preparation today.

Source: United News of Bangladesh