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BN Cuisine: 4 Healthy ‘tomato-less’ Recipes for your Children’s Day menu



Happy Children’s Day!

Celebration in Nigeria is synonymous with surplus rice and chicken, most times it’s jollof rice which is also known as ‘party rice’. With tomatoes being scarce and the constant need to stay healthy, here are 4 healthy ‘tomato-less’ recipes you can make for your children today and afterwards to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It includes one main meal, one healthy snack and two cold dessert that are great for your children (and yourself) after a hot, sunny day.

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Meaty Sweet Potato | All Nigerian Recipes
Meaty Sweet Potato lets you use your kids’ favourite vegetables in their meals so feel free to prepare this meal with the vegetables your kids love.
Ingredients for Meaty Sweet Potato
50g (1.8 oz) beef
1 small onion
¼ apple
¼ medium carrot
¼ sweet potato
A handful green peas
1 teaspoon plain flour (for thickening)
2 tablespoons olive oil
A pinch of salt or stock cube (from 12 months)

Oatcakes | All Nigerian Recipes
Oatcakes is a kids meal/snack that lets you sneak some oats into your kids’ meals. It’s for the kids but adults can enjoy it too!
Ingredients for Oatcakes
The banana sweetens the oatcakes so ensure that you use very ripe but firm bananas for this recipe. As with all kids recipes, feel free to add ingredients that your kids love and skip the ones they do not like.
1 heaped tablespoon oats
2 heaped tablespoons plain flour (All Purpose Flour)
1 banana
½ a carrot
A handful green peas
A small amount of dense sausage
¼ glass of whole milk
1 egg
Unsalted butter (for frying)

Fruity Ice Lollies | All Nigerian Recipes
Want a healthy treat for kids in our hot weather? Then make fruit lollies for them instead of buying the sugar lollies from the shops. Feel free to use any fruits that your kids, friends, nieces and nephews love. And these lollies are not just for kids, adults love them too 😉
They can be made with virtually any fruit, just make sure the fruit is very ripe but there are the fruits used in the video below.
1 Mango
2 Kiwis
1 Peach
1 Pear (English pear)
Add Watermelon or Strawberry for colour
You’ll also need an Ice Lolly Maker or Popsicle Mold.
Be sure to wash these fruits before peeling/cutting.

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream | Tastemade
If your children prefer ice cream to sweet ice popsicles, then this is the perfect recipe for your ice cream lover. The consistency of this banana replacement is as rich and creamy as any ice cream out there and you can always vary the flavours by adding other fruit toppings.
4 ripe bananas
Almond milk/Soy milk
¼ cup dark chocolate chips

Hope you’ll try some of these recipes, not every jollof rice ! 🙂


  1. One4All

    May 27, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Why do those Fruity Ice Lollies look like ……….? And they are meant for kids? Like seriously?

    • angie

      May 27, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Get your mind out of the gutter please! not everything must be sexual. They are made in small containers and the lollies only took the shape of the containers. I have the containers and they look nothing like….

    • One4All

      May 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Well, keep deceiving yourself and forming all righteous! This is not about having a gutter mind. It’s having a mind to state things the way they are. It might not have been the intention but it is offensive. So, of all the shapes to mold an ice cream, this is what “whoever” could come up with?

  2. blessing

    May 27, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Please where can i get the fruity ice lollies?

  3. Cece

    May 27, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Hehehe… looks like Angie has a dirty mind, too. Of all the possible references, for you it had to be sexual. Hopefully you aren’t the writer.

    Meanwhile the title doesn’t reflect some of the snacks here. The snacks should have ingredients that are substitutes for tomatoes and I can’t see any. At least not three quarters.
    I mean how does an ice lolly or icecream replace a snack made with tomatoes, huh?

    Or you just wanna get tomato-stress struck people here?

    And the fact that you mentioned Jollof rice as a comparison to a snack in your last sentence…SMH

  4. Oluwakemi

    May 28, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Add a 5th yummy healthy no-tomato recipe: Try this healthy kids-friendly family recipe

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