It was an tantalizing atmosphere on Tuesday during the #WakeupNigeria show when two young boys Kiitan Odewunmi, 5 years old and his brother Tobi Odewunmi who is 4 years old, took over the kitchen to delight the audience and some staff of TVC with fruit salad, carrot cake and banana bread.
Fruits and vegetables benefit kids in many ways, including improved nutrition, decreased obesity risk and better school performance,
but most children don’t get the recommended five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Only 22 percent of toddlers and preschoolers and only 16 percent of kids ages 6 to 11 meet the government’s recommendation. One-half of children’s mealtime plates should be filled with fruits and vegetables in order to reap the benefits.
Fruit animals (turtle, hedgehog, caterpillar, fruit skewers and dolphin)
Grapes (white and red)
Chocolate chips (optional)
Tools: knives, tooth picks, bamboo skewers, chopping board and plates
Wash and dry all fruits.
Remove stems from strawberries, grapes, pears and apples.
To make the fruit skewers: halve some strawberries and peeled bananas. Then skewer
alternating fruits of bananas, grapes strawberries and blueberries.
Half the apple and lay the flat side down on a plate then insert 4 tooth picks; 2 on
each side to act as feet and one on top of the domed part of the apple for the head.
The skewer on grapes on each of the five tooth picks
Take a pear and thinly slice of a sliver off the side to create a flat bottom. Then
carefully peel away about 1.5 inches of the skin around the neck of the fruit to
create the hedgehog’s head. The insert tooth picks all over he rounded back of the
fruit and then place grapes and strawberries over the picks to create the
porcupine’s spikes. The use a tooth pick to attach a blueberry to the tip if the
“face” to give it a nose. You can insert chocolate chip on either side of the the
face for eyes.
Carefully detach a banana from the buck ensuring that the stalk is on the banana.
The Cut about a quarter of the banana off from the bottom.
Carefully use a knife to split the top with stalk in half to create a “mouth” and
insert a. Grape or cherry on the open mouth. You may also insert chocolate chips in
either side of the dolphins head for eyes.
Follow the instructions for the fruit Ekekwe as above. But end with a strawberry
which will be other “head”. Again, insert chocolate chips on the strawberry for
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon
white sugar1 1/4 cups milk1 egg3 tablespoons butter, melted
Chocolate chips and blueberries (optional) Tools > Frying pan, whisk, measuring cup, measuring spoon skewers and spatula > Methodology >> In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium high heat. Pour a tablespoon of the batter onto the pan for each pancake and immediately place the skewers on the wet pancake (it will sink in naturally) You may top with blueberries or chocolate chips if you wish. Brown on both sides and serve hot.