Kids set the Table

Modern hectic lifestyle has eroded family meal traditions. Table manners can help create that special environment for parents and kids to show gratitude and respect for the meal. How we experience food in our homes and environment, changes our bodies and our metabolic process. When kids grow an organic backyard veggie garden, they are excited…

Kids Health Secret

Fresh organic veggies and fruit are medicine that can prevent, eliminate, and reverse disease without pharmaceutical medication and its many side effects. Growing fruits, herbs, and veggies in raised bed gardens, in pots on the patio, or in hanging planters excites kids to prepare and eat them.  Kids can also go to the Farmers Market…

Kids grow Chives

Chives are easy for kids to grow and are perennial and drought tolerant. Sow seeds in winter or early spring. Chives grow in tight clumps of long thin grasslike leaves that taste like mild, sweet onions. Chives are often grown with tomatoes, as in the picture above, as they repel Japanese beetles and aid in…

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 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 Native Milkweed

Found throughout much of North America, common native milkweed is the larval food source for the monarch butterfly. Milkweed’s silky filaments were once used as stuffing for pillows, mattresses, and life preservers. Farmers stopped growing milkweed on a commercial scale and began using massive amount of pesticides and monarch butterfly numbers fell. Milkweed silk may…

Kids cook with Cauliflower

Cauliflower is an annual cool weather veggie in the cabbage family that kids can grow in their organic raised bed garden. Cauliflower is low in calories but filling as it is high in fiber, with abundant health benefits in its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, vitamin C, and potassium. When the cauliflower head is 6 –…

Kid Chef Creamy Garden Greens

When kids grow Swiss chard, kale, spinach, and beets in their organic raised bed garden, they can harvest the greens for a powerful boost of nutrition disguised as this comfort food dish. Garden greens contain antioxidants, iron, calcium, vitamins C, A, K, omega 3, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and…

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…

Kid Chef Organic Veggie Casserole

Kids can eat a rainbow of veggies in this versatile casserole, where every different colored veggie offers a different set of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Kids can choose their favorite veggies or use whatever they harvest that day from their organic raised bed garden to create their casserole. Kid Chefs can chop and steam their…