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…

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…

Teen Vegan Health Pitfalls

Many teens today decide to go vegan to stop the suffering of animals, to heal from a disease, or in response to climate change. Because 75% of all agricultural land around the world is used for livestock production, cutting global meat consumption in half would free the farmland to grow fruits and veggies for people…

Kid Chef Moroccan Spiced Rice

Kids love the flavors and aroma of the spices in this dish filled with fresh garden picked organic veggies. Organic whole grain brown rice is rich in protein and fiber, lowers cholesterol, and helps with stomach problems. The rainbow of veggies brings abundant nutrition. Brightly colored fruits and veggies are the magic secret for all…

Kid Chef Vegan Chocolate Pie

Kids can make this smooth, cool, and creamy chocolate pudding in a shortbread tart shell that will make any day a celebration.   For the shortbread pie crust, kids can mix 1 ½ cups flour, ⅓ cup sugar, ⅛ tsp salt in a large mixing bowl and slowly add ¾ cup cold vegan butter, a…

Kid Chef Balsamic Roasted Veggies

Organic Balsamic Vinegar is made from fresh grapes being boiled with the juice, skins, seeds, and stems, unlike wine vinegar. To qualify as balsamic vinegar, it has to be aged at least 12 years in wooden kegs. When kids cook with balsamic vinegar, it gets sweeter, bringing out the sweetness in the organic veggies. Balsamic…

Kids cook with Oats

Kids can start their day with a healthy, satisfying bowl of oatmeal and end their day with a cherry cobbler. Oats have the highest percentage of protein and fiber of any grain. Heart healthy oats can help control blood pressure and cholesterol and keep blood vessels healthy. Kids that eat oatmeal for breakfast have more…