Good food is one of life’s great joys. That hour you spend around the dinner table with your family eating and talking about how your day was is precious. Eating good food is a shared pleasure and is at the heart of family life.
However, with hectic work schedules, school runs and other scheduling conflicts it can make family mealtimes seem impossible. They’re becoming a thing of the past and most of us are now grabbing dinner at the drive-thru window or eating on our laps on the sofa.
Does this sound like you? Well, what you need is some food inspiration. Below are 4 mouth-watering favourite recipes, prepared in a hearty, healthy way. So, make the start today and give these healthy meals a try. I guarantee all the family will enjoy them.
1. UKWA DISH
A little history: Also known as African breadfruit, Ukwa is loved by the people of Igbo (a very popular Nigerian tribe) and its scientific name is Treculia Africana.
So what is African breadfruit? And how do you prepare it in the exact way an Igbo person would like it? Let me show you the recipe on how to make this unique, nutritious and tasty dish.
I would describe Ukwa as a satisfying protein giving meal that can serve as a substitute if you particularly cannot digest beans without having after troubles with your tummy
- MOI MOI
A little history: Moimoi (also known as a bean cake) is a protein-rich food that is a staple in Nigeria. It is an addictive Nigerian steamed bean pudding made from a mixture of washed and peeled black-eyed peas, onions and fresh ground peppers (usually a combination of bell peppers and chili or Scotch bonnet).
A little history: This African salad is a delicacy. The delicious dish is very popular in the eastern part of Nigeria and is native to people of Igbo. It is served as an evening dessert but can be enjoyed at any time of the day. To make Abacha from scratch is a cumbersome and tiresome procedure but not to worry, you can buy all the ingredients in the shops. The dish is usually served with meat or fish.
- BANGA STEW
A little history: Over the years this has topped the list of Nigerian stew recipes due to its uniqueness and blend of natural ingredients. in Nigeria, the Igbos call it “ofe akwu”. It is very easy to make and almost every ingredient can be bought from a farm. This made it easier for people in rural areas and more difficult for those living outside the country. The stew can be served with rice and peas.
So there you have it. Four delicious and healthy Nigerian dishes that all the family will enjoy.