Kid Chef Beet and Red Lentil Wrap

Kids enjoy wraps for lunch, and love the beautiful beet color next to the lettuce greens! Wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla, the secret of this powerhouse dish is to bloom the spices, or gently simmer them in oil. Beets are filled with health giving nutrients and lentils give kids that full feeling with no…

Kids Pickle the Beet Harvest

Kids can grow beets during the winter in California and harvest them in the late spring. During the winter, kids can begin to harvest the beet tops by cutting them with scissors and preparing them like spinach in salads, soups, and casseroles. Beets are an annual cool season crop that contain 5 to 10 percent…

Kids Organic Vertical Garden

Kids can create an organic fruit and veggie garden in a small space by using cages, towers, stakes, spiral supports, trellises, and ladders that can be found in all sorts of shapes and sizes. These vertical supports can double the growing space and make the best use of the available sunlight. Many veggies have a…

Kid Chef Sweet Potato with Beans

Kids can make a yummy nutrient rich dish with organic baked sweet potatoes and black beans. Sweet potatoes are a wonderful source of beta carotene, with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and blood sugar regulating and disease fighting nutrients. Their bright orange color and sweetness make them a hit with kids. Black beans are high in antioxidants and…

Kids Healthy Snacks

When kids eat small snacks between their main meals, they get a steady supply of energy to supply their minds and bodies all day. However, packaged processed snacks contain loads of sugar, salt, fat, and chemicals. Instead kids can grow organic nutritious snacks right in their backyard by planting fruit trees, berry bushes, and an…

Kids grow Sprouts

Sprouts contain more nutrients per calorie than any other type of food. Kids can sprout organic whole grains, beans, and seeds that will mature in 3 to 5 days. These sprouts do not need soil or sunshine, will grow in a small space, and cost pennies. Sprouts are the plant’s most nutritious stage with concentrated…

Kid Chef Mushroom Potato Soup

For those cool Spring evenings, kids can make this comforting and nutritious soup.  Mushrooms are rich in fiber, protein, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals, plus they have anti-inflammatory benefits and very little calories. Kids can make this vegan soup with a quart of homemade organic veggie broth or use Pacific Organic Mushroom Broth. Slice 9 organic…

Kids pack Lunch boxes

The Lunch Box has changed from a box with a thermos to one with multiple containers and compartments, modeled on the Japanese bento boxes. There are many choices on the market today. Soft-sided insulated cooler bags are durable and easy to clean. Kids can used small eco-friendly stainless steel containers made especially for lunch kits…

Kids plant by the Sun and Moon

Both the sun and the moon affect tides in the ocean and growth in the garden. Kids can get a sense of their place in the universe when they watch the moon phases and seasons change, and see how the plants and trees follow the rhythm of the season. People have been planting by the…

Kid Chef Organic Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast is the latest craze across the country today. But bread and avocados have long been a hit in California and the avocado sprout sandwich on organic whole wheat sourdough bread was the biggest seller at my Health Food Store in 1977. Bread and avocados are a wonderful balance of flavors and nutrients. For…