In the Southern U.S., eating black-eyed peas and leafy greens on New Year’s Day is a tradition thought to bring good luck for the year.
Get some good luck on your plate with this kid-friendly recipe courtesy of The Kids Cook Monday and start a new tradition in your home: cooking healthy meals as a family.
Kid-Friendly “Eye See You” Black-Eyed Peas Recipe
This recipe packs a nutritious, plant-based punch from black-eyed peas and kale. One serving provides 11g of protein plus plenty of beneficial folate, vitamin A, Vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
- 2 cans (15.5 oz.) black-eyed peas
- 4 cups chopped kale
- 3 Tbsp. Canola oil
- 2 cups diced onions
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Kid: Drain and rinse the black-eyed peas and set aside.
Kid: Wash the kale well, pat dry, remove the center stalks, and chop. Set aside.
Adult: In the sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
Together: Add the onions and sauté until golden brown (about 5 minutes).
Together: Add the kale and sauté until it is wilted (about 3-4 minutes).
Together: Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
Together: Add the smoked paprika and sauté for 1 minute.
Together: Add the black-eyed peas and sauté for another 3-4 minutes until the kale is tender.
Kid: Season with salt and pepper to taste.
253 Calories, 94 Calories from Fat, 10g Total Fat, 1g Saturated Fat, 290mg Sodium, 33g Total Carbohydrates, 9g Dietary Fiber, 11g Protein, 116% Vitamin A, 116% Vitamin C, 11% Calcium, 20% Iron