How to Make a Green Bean Teepee

by in Fruits and Veggies, Gardening, Pediatrics June 18, 2008

greenbeanteepee.jpgGreen bean teepees make for a healthy hide out.

You can easily create a fun foliage fort for your kids or a secret meditation hideout for yourself by forming wooden stakes and strings in to a teepee shape and training the vines to run along them.

Who knows?

Maybe your kids will snack on a few beans while they are in there!

Yet another fun way to “Get more vegetables in to your kids diet” .

Green beans are full of fiber, protein, beta carotene, B-vitamins, calcium, and potassium.

Fresh picked green beans are a fabulous addition to your kitchen table. Fresh foods are full of more energy and vitamins than any foods found in your grocery store. Pick them immediately before serving, to taste and feel the difference.

Excess green beans can be frozen or pickled for future enjoyment. Simply spread out on cookie sheets and freeze before storing to prevent them from sticking together.

Have fun with vines like beans! Get creative. Why stop with a teepee? Perhaps you can make an entire gazebo!

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen table!

~Dr. Nicole Sundene

Naturopathic Physician

  1. A green bean gazebo – what a great idea!

  2. Cool idea! Anything that works to get the kids to eat more of these great foods is awesome. We eat veggies regularly (most dinners, anyway), but sometimes the kids fight it. Fresh vs. frozen – fresh usually wins, although we do frozen quite often due to convenience.
    This is all good stuff you have here!

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