I love using a variety of ways to teach my girls.  Whether it be through cooking, eating, dancing, reading, music, going to a new place....it makes things come alive for them and helps the girls relate to them better.  That's why I was excited when I found this snack I posted on my Black History Month:  Inventors post.  It only took three ingredients, but it allowed us to talk again about Garret Morgan and George Washington Carver, colors and counting.  It also worked work on fine motor skills by separating and placing the M&Ms and spreading the peanut butter.
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Ingredients
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Love Bug spreading peanut butter.
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Ready to find the red, yellow and green ones!
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Sweet Girl almost ready for M&Ms.
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African Cooking
I have not tried this recipe yet, but it has a lot of ingredients in it that my family likes.  I haven't had them all together before, but I'm eager to try it.

Your child can be involved with buying the ingredients at the store and measuring ingredients when you cook.
African Sweet Potato Stew
Shared by Recipe4Living.com

Ingredients
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 C. onion, chopped
  • 2 C. chopped cabbage
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (18-oz.) can sweet potatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1/2 C. tomato juice
  • 3/4 C. apple juice
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 C. frozen cut green beans
  • 1/3 C. natural peanut butter

Supplies needed:  large skillet, knife, large spoon, measuring cups and spoons

What to do:

  1. Heal oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2.  Add onion; cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Mix in cabbage and garlic; cook, stirring, until cabbage is tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in sweet potatoes, tomatoes, tomato juice, apple juice, ginger, and red pepper flakes. 
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. 
  6. Simmer until hot and bubbling, about 6 minutes. 
  7. Stir in green beans and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. 
  8. Stir in peanut butter until well blended and hot, about 1 minute. 
  9. Serve stew with crusty bread and a salad, or spoon it over rice or mashed potatoes.

Makes 6 servings



Let me know if you try this recipe at home.  


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