Kids Container Veggie Garden

Kids can grow their own food in pots on the patio, in a window box or even a hanging basket. Containers can be filled with the best organic soil, moved to find the best sun, and can fit into any small space. Kids can grow abundant crops that are decorative as well as edible.  Kids…

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…

Kids Organic Vertical Garden

Kids can create an organic fruit and veggie garden in a small space by using cages, towers, stakes, spiral supports, trellises, and ladders that can be found in all sorts of shapes and sizes. These vertical supports can double the growing space and make the best use of the available sunlight. Many veggies have a…

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…

Kids grow Sprouts

Sprouts contain more nutrients per calorie than any other type of food. Kids can sprout organic whole grains, beans, and seeds that will mature in 3 to 5 days. These sprouts do not need soil or sunshine, will grow in a small space, and cost pennies. Sprouts are the plant’s most nutritious stage with concentrated…

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 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…