Kid Chef Cornbread Minis

Native Americans have been making cornbread for hundreds of years, grinding corn into their flour and meal. They used corn as a major food source, creating grits, mush, soup, tamales, and tortillas. Corn is a good source of fiber, rich in vitamin C, magnesium, and B vitamins. However, since the mid 90’s, corn has been…

Kid Chef Vegetable Barley Soup

Kids love this comforting organic barley soup, rich in nutrients. It’s fun and nutritious to try different whole grainsthat kids have been eating for thousands of years. Wheat, rice, and oats are so popular and available that other flavorful grains are overlooked. Organic whole grain barley is rich in fiber, niacin, selenium, copper, and phytonutrients…

Kid Chef Fresh Peach Crumble

In the summer, backyard organic peaches are sweet, delicious, and nutritious. Kids love to eat fresh peaches right from the tree! Peaches are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories and help eyesight, digestion, and bones.  For an amazing treat, kids can slice 3 organic peaches into a 6.5” x 6.5” casserole dish. Add ¼ cup…

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 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…

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…

Kid Chef Organic Raspberry Pie

Kids can make this awesome organic raspberry pie for a party. When kids grow an organic garden with a raspberry patch, they can harvest abundant berries in the summer. Kids can line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spread out the berries, and freeze thoroughly. Once frozen, pack the berries in a ziplock bag and…

Kids Pie Dough Tips

Pie dough can be daunting to make, but patience and practice are rewarded with flaky tender crusts. Crusts are the reason everyone loves pies.  First, all the dough ingredients must be cold. Pie dough needs time to chill, relax, and get flaky. Assembly all the ingredients on the counter. Using organic whole wheat pastry flour…

Kid Chef Sweet and Sour Veggies

Kids like this sweet and sour sauce with pineapple chunks. Pineapple is rich in fiber, vitamin C, and contains enzymes that are good for digestion. The breaded and roasted cauliflower florets are nuggets of flavor and nutrition, as cauliflower is full of abundant health benefits in its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, fiber, vitamin C, and…