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…

Kids cook with Whole Grains

Most Americans eat white flour and white rice that are stripped of their bran and germ. This removes 50% to 90% of the nutrients and photochemicals in the grain. Once this protective layer is removed, the grains and flour ground from them remain shelf stable indefinitely, making them convenient for suppliers and grocers.  Instead kids…

Kids grow Marigolds and Nasturtiums

Marigolds and nasturtiums are perfect flowers to plant among veggies in an organic raised bed veggie garden. They both are pretty edible flowers that send out natural chemical signals to attract beneficial insects, like lady bugs, and repel pesky bugs, like whiteflies.  The smell of marigolds has been proven to keep a variety of pests…

Kid Chef Cauliflower Pasta Sauce

Kids that are just learning to cook can prepare this easy to make pasta sauce to wow their folks. Cauliflower and peas are a great flavor combination, as well as a nutritional powerhouse. Cauliflower is high in B vitamins, antioxidants, protein, and fiber and peas are filled with heart healthy minerals, protein, vitamin K, and…