Kid Chef Organic Orzo Salad

Organic whole wheat orzo is a type of pasta, shaped like long grains of rice, but with twice the protein. The cucumbers are low in calories but high in beneficial nutrients and gives the salad a nice crunch. Sun dried tomatoes are a concentrated source of vitamins and minerals with an intense flavor. Kalamata olives…

Kids Cooking Camps

Summertime offers lots of different camps for kids, including camps that teach kids how to cook. Kids can sign up for a fun cooking class and learn basic skills, like following a recipe and using kitchen equipment safely. Some camps are held in gardens or farms, like the one in the picture above at Plumcot…

Kids Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Kids playing the the backyard is important for healthy development skills, especially in this age of video games. Creating a wildlife habitat enhances kids curiosity and engagement with nature and involves all their senses. Getting kids active outside, digging the soil, planting seeds, making bird houses, and exploring the habits of frogs and butterflies, develops…

Kid Chef Red Potato Salad

Kids can make a healthy potato salad for their Fourth of July party. To create a flavorful potato salad and add extra nutrients, kids can cut the veggies very small and add fresh herbs from the garden. Organic red potatoes have a lower Glycemic Index than most potatoes and are particularly healthy because their skin…

Kids cook with Leeks

Leeks are easy for kids to grow in their organic raised bed gardens. Kids in California can plant them in the fall for a late spring harvest. During the growing season, kids need to mound compost and mulch around the plant to create the long white portion that is good to eat, as the sun…

Kids Propagate Plants

Growing veggies from seeds is rewarding for kids.  They love watching the seedlings develop into delicious veggies that they can bring to the table. There are many ways to propagate plants. Kids can grow new plants from seed, from cuttings, by division, by layering, and grafting.  Kids can collect seeds after harvesting the produce from…

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…