Kids cook with Big Flavors

Mass production, food processing, and microwave meals have removed much of the old fashioned flavors our great grandparents achieved by cooking from whole foods. When kids grow an organic raised bed veggie garden, they can rediscover the big flavors of cooking organic produce from scratch. Herbs: Kids can add health and flavor to every meal…

Kids Plant Salsa, Salad, and Pickles

Planting seeds in the spring is exciting! Kids can create a speciality garden in a raised bed filled with rich organic soil and compost. Kids can choose their favorite recipes, plant the ingredients, and harvest salsa, salad, or pickles. Kids can use organic heirloom seeds for flavor and diversity. As soon as nights stay above…

Kids Sleepy Time Foods

Calming foods can promote the restful sleep kids need for good health and wellbeing. Kids can eat foods at night with natural sources of melatonin, a hormone that encourages sleep, and tryptophan, an essential amino acid that converts to melatonin to help the body relax. Melatonin is responsible for regulating the circadian rhythms, which influence…

Kids Permaculture Food Forest

Unlike most backyard veggie gardens, a food forest is planted once and left to grow with little care. Kids can design their food forest by choosing certain local organic heirloom root vegetables, fruit trees, salad greens, herbs, native flowers, perennials, and berries that will grow year after year without replanting. Local permaculture gardeners can recommend…

Kids Cold and Flu Remedies

At school, kids catch colds and flu easily. Many parents give their kids a vitamin C supplement to build their immunity. Nutritional deficiency, stress, and too much sugar are the most common causes of depressed immunity. Kids can eat lots of organic fruits and vegetables, which are nutrient dense, jam packed with vitamins, minerals, protein,…

Kid Chef Vegan Cabbage Wraps

Stuffed cabbage leaves are a common comfort dish in many European countries and make a nice presentation on the plate. The lentils give this vegan, gluten-free dish earthiness and the spices give it richness. Kids can cook ½ cup of organic brown basmati rice and ½ cup of organic green lentils in 2 ½ cups…

Kids Herbal Companion Plants

Herbs make nice companion plants to veggie plants, other herbs, fruits, and flowers. Healing herbs are good for kids and good for the garden. Some herbs provide assistance to each other to improve growing conditions and repel pests. The garden benefits by the interconnectedness of the different plants as certain herbs, like borage and dill,…

Kid Chef Pepper and Eggplant Flatbread

Kids can create a meal with the exotic aromas and flavors of the Mideast with organic eggplant and red pepper from the garden. Pomegranates and harissa spice mix are typical ingredients in many Mideast dishes. Pomegranates have juicy seeds which are high in antioxidants that inhibit inflammation, protecting collagen in joint cartilage, and reducing the…

Kids grow Organic Cilantro

Kids can grow cilantro seeds in a pot on the patio or in a window box after the last frost in full sun or part shade. Cilantro grows quickly and doesn’t like to be transplanted as it has a taproot. Cilantro makes a great companion plant, as in the picture above where it is planted…

Kids Infused Water

Pure water is delicious, refreshing and healing. Kids need to drink eight cups of pure water a day, instead of soft drinks, sweetened juices, and sodas, to rid their bodies of toxins and keep their systems running smoothly. Pediatricians say just switching water for soda or other sugary drinks is a major health victory for…