Kid Chef Lentil Soup

Kids can make a tasty meal for fall with this hearty soup, packed with fiber, protein, iron, potassium, and B vitamins. Kids can add fresh organic veggies from the garden or the Farmers Market for even more nutrition and flavor. Lentils come in many colors and textures and are valued by cultures around the world….

Kids and Plastic

Kids are affected by many environmental chemicals, including phthalates, which have been known to contribute to childhood obesity. Kids can improve poor nutrition and physical inactivity, major causes of obesity, by growing an organic veggie garden at home, school, or community garden and learning to cook from scratch. Organic food is never treated with toxic…

Kids use the Spiralizer

The new kitchen tool craze is a fun and delicious way for kids to eat their veggies using the Spiralizer. Kids love to watch the vegetables magically turn into noodles. Kids can become addicted to healthy low calorie veggie spaghetti instead of clamoring for processed chips, ketchup, and fried foods filled with chemicals. Veggies can…

Kid Chef Healthy Burrito

Kids love burritos. Parents who have fussy eaters and Kid Chefs can make this healthy burrito to add veggies unobtrusively to their diets. A healthy burrito is good for overweight kids too. Organic whole wheat tortillas and brown rice are healthy whole grains. Beans are loaded with protein and fiber. Kid Chefs can soak ½…

Black Beans for Overweight Kids

High fiber foods, like black beans are filling so overweight kids eat less but still feel satisfied. Black beans are high in protein, regulating blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and offering special support for the digestive track. The abundant soluble fiber in black beans stabilizes blood sugar to help control weight issues. Black beans are high…

Kitchen Gardens help Overweight Kids

Parents can help kids create good habits early in life by eating fresh organic fruits and veggies from their back yard garden. One in three children in the U.S. is overweight or obese. Kids and parents can enter a program to treat overweight children, where pediatricians, dietitians, and psychologists team together to help families address…

Kids like Nuts

Kids like nuts, which are terrific for a snack on the go, in a bag of trail mix, in a salad or in a sauce for a main dish. A bowl of organic nuts and a nut cracker makes an attractive table decoration, an available snack, and keeps the nuts fresh. What is nice about…

Tips for Overweight Kids

Prepare planned meals, using local organic fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eating home cooked meals from scratch makes you more aware of what you are eating, brings the family together, and is less expensive. You need less of quality food to feel full and be healthy. Maintain a regulated meal plan from your pediatrician. You…