07.05.2021

Pea porridge for children (from 3 years)

Pea porridge is widespread in public catering. You can try it in various dining rooms and in home-style restaurants.

And also it is in the diet of kindergartens and schools. This is a very healthy porridge, easy to prepare, so you can easily cook it at home. To do this, you only need to know how to cook pea porridge.

Pea porridge – benefits for the child
  • Peas – the absolute champion in the content of vegetable protein. It is an ideal material for healthy muscles. In addition, protein perfectly saturates the body, supplying it with the necessary energy.
  • Fiber in peas improves peristalsis and cleanses the body of toxins and toxins.
  • Minerals such as potassium and magnesium remove excess fluid from the body. Thus, peas have a slight diuretic property.
  • Calcium and phosphorus are needed for a healthy skeletal system. Sulfur is essential for a growing body, it affects the growth, flexibility and elasticity of bones, strengthens the muscular skeleton and prevents the development of scoliosis. Copper, iodine and iron are involved in the process of hematopoiesis and ensure the stability of the endocrine and digestive systems.
  • All minerals found in dry peas are stored ready-made.
  • Peas are rich in vitamins A and group B, which, after cooking, are partially destroyed.
  • However, cooked pea porridge remains rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. This is a fairly high-calorie dish that will help to quickly and easily satisfy your hunger and replenish energy costs.
Recommendations and tips for the preparation and introduction to the diet
  • Vegetable protein contained in peas is difficult to absorb by the body. Pea porridge is not suitable for very young children. In addition, stimulation of peristalsis is also not always beneficial for the imperfect digestive system of young children.
  • These factors determine the introduction of pea porridge at the age of 3 years.
Peas are a hypoallergenic product and rarely cause allergic reactions. But still, the first portion of pea porridge should not exceed 1-2 teaspoons.
If you have not noticed any manifestations of an allergy in the form of rashes and redness of the skin, the child is okay with stool and mood, then the portion of porridge can be increased.
  • To make your porridge tasty, and the baby ate it with pleasure, you must first soak the peas in cold water. The minimum soaking time is 4 hours, but it is better to fill the peas with water and leave overnight. Rinse the peas before soaking. Note that it will swell in the water – take a larger container, place the washed peas in it and fill it with water. Water should be 3 times more than peas. For example, 1 cup of peas is poured with 3 cups of clean drinking water.
  • Before cooking, the water in which the peas were soaked is drained, and the peas are washed again.
  • To prepare tasty pea porridge, vegetables are added to it. Usually it is onion, bell pepper and carrots.
  • A small amount of cream will make the porridge taste softer and give a light milky aroma.
  • The secret of exemplary pea porridge in proportion. To make porridge “like in a kindergarten”, when cooking one part of peas is poured with two parts of water. Also, the taste of porridge depends on the degree of boiling peas, that is, on how much to cook pea porridge. On average, porridge is cooked on low heat for about 40 minutes.
Pea porridge – recipe

Cook pea porridge with vegetables and cream.

Essential Ingredients
  • peas – 0.5 cups;
  • water for soaking peas – 1.5 cups;
  • water for cooking peas – 1 cup;
  • salt;
  • cream – 50 ml;
  • 1 small onion;
  • 1 small carrot;
  • half a small bell pepper (you can take frozen);
  • Vegetable oil for sauteing vegetables.
Cooking sequence
  1. Rinse and pre-soak.
  2. Drain and rinse the peas again.
  3. Place prepared peas and boiling water in a pan.
  4. Stir the porridge constantly.
  5. When it is cooked, salt the porridge and pour in the cream.
  6. In order for the consistency to be uniform, grind the porridge with a blender or mash with a crush.
  7. To improve the taste of porridge, cook vegetables.
  8. Chop the onion, grate the carrots, chop the bell pepper into small pieces.
  9. In a frying pan greased with vegetable oil, fry all vegetables, simmer them with a small amount of water until soft.
  10. Add the vegetables to the porridge and mix.
Multicooker pea porridge recipe
  1. Place the prepared peas in a bowl and fill with water (the ratio is the same – 1 part peas, 2 parts water), salt.
  2. In the “Extinguishing” mode, cook 2-2.5 hours.

  3. Season the prepared porridge with butter or cream and leave it heated for 15-20 minutes.
How to cook pea porridge for a child

Pea porridge is very easy to prepare. See for yourself by watching the video. Pre-soaking peas and observing the proportions of peas and water – these are all the secrets of getting tasty and healthy porridge!

Make pea soup or bean soup for your child. Legumes, in the diet of the baby, play a huge role. Since it has a lot of useful and tasteful properties.

Feel free to introduce pea porridge to the diet of children over 3 years old. It is high in calories, rich in protein and minerals, and has a good effect on the digestive tract. This is a great side dish for meat and fish dishes.

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