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 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 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 Cauliflower Pasta Sauce

Kids that are just learning to cook can prepare this easy to make pasta sauce to wow their folks. Cauliflower and peas are a great flavor combination, as well as a nutritional powerhouse. Cauliflower is high in B vitamins, antioxidants, protein, and fiber and peas are filled with heart healthy minerals, protein, vitamin K, and…

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 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…