Kid Chef Pattypan Casserole

Pattypan squash is a summer squash that looks like a yellow flying saucer and is filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Low in calories, kids can eat the skin and seeds. Organic northern white beans add protein and fiber to the dish. Organic Kalamata olives and sun dried tomatoes add intense flavor and nutrition. Kids…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Ferment Foods

Living in this age of processed foods grown with poisons and filled with chemical additives, it is very easy for kids to have their systems thrown out of balance. Introducing fermented foods, with their beneficial living microorganisms, into kids diets can bring the immune and digestive systems back on tract. These healthy fermented foods have…

Kid Chef Roasted Radishes

If kids have only tasted radishes raw, cooked radishes will come as a delicious surprise. The heat changes the pungent raw radish into a milder, creamy, tender root vegetable. The roasting mellows the spiciness of radishes, bringing out their sugars for a nutty flavor. Kids can line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat…