Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – March 2015
Raddish Kids is a subscription service that delivers everything you need (except the ingredients) to have a culinary adventure with your little ones! Targeted at children ages 4-12, Raddish Kids helps take the guesswork out of cooking with your kids.
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The Subscription: Raddish Kids
The Cost: $24 a month with free shipping (discounted rates for longer subscriptions)
The Products: Every month, Raddish Kids sends recipes and activities that will help you and your children cook together!
Ships to: US only
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Food Is Art – This month was all about the visual appeal of food!
The reverse side is your shopping list, with all the ingredients listed out so you can be sure to have everything on hand to make your big feast.
Aside from the recipes and activities, every month, Raddish Kids includes a skill card for tips on a particular kitchen skill that’s not usually covered in any recipe. I was excited to see this month’s skill card on “Plating”! It furthers the theme by giving tips on how to plate food to maximize appeal. I’d like to get better at plating, too!
Raddish kids also includes an additional craft or activity that reinforces the theme. This month the craft is creating a paper flower bouquet for the dining table!
Here are all the supplies that were included for this month’s craft. We will have to wait until we have a meal that includes beets to make this one. We don’t exactly have a legendary love of beets, though, so it may be a while.
Now on to the cooking! This month’s recipes were for a Painted Pastry Fruit Tart, Doodle Noodle Bowls, and Carved Cucumber Boats! Everyone in my family loves fruit and loves noodles, but I was pretty sure that no one would touch the cucumber boats, so I decided we had better skip that one. If you are a big fan of mediterranean food, you would have loved this, but there were just too many ingredients that I knew my picky guys wouldn’t touch.
One thing to notice about the recipe cards is that on the front, along the bottom, they list the skills that the little ones will be using in making the recipe. I think that’s especially helpful information if you have multiple little helpers and need to decide which recipes are better for older or younger kids. It also gives you a good idea of how much help will be required from you.
This is what the inside of a recipe card looks like, just to give you an idea. I love that they are laminated, so they can be wiped clean and reused for a long time to come! I also think they do a good job with graphics to make it easy for beginner readers.
Here’s one of our Noodle Doodle Bowls! They turned out great! These were also super easy to make. My 9-year-old recently got his Whittling Chip in Cub Scouts, which entitles him to use a knife. Yikes! But this milestone let me know that he is old enough to start chopping in the kitchen! He chopped up all the vegetables for this dish and fruits for the next. I also taught him how to use the peeler to make the carrot shreds.
The Painted Pastry Fruit Tart was devoured almost instantly, so I’m glad I got a picture of it quick! This one required a bit more work, but the results were absolutely delicious! My 7-year-old, the artist, got a chance to shine on this dish, as he arranged all the fruits on top. It looked great, and all reports indicated that it tasted amazing!
Raddish Kids also includes a little set of conversation cards every month to accompany your meal and to spark interesting conversation with your kids. I really appreciate this little inclusion; it’s such a nice and thoughtful touch! Having dinner as a family every night and really talking to each other is so important.
Verdict: This is our second month of Raddish Kids, and it was almost as awesome as the first month! This month’s theme was a little more interesting to us, personally. This month probably would have even surpassed last month if I had thought the family would have enjoyed the cucumber boats, but I just didn’t want to make food that would go to waste. It’s totally not Raddish Kids’ fault though, and it seems like that recipe would have been a great way to explore food as art. We are really enjoying Raddish Kids! I know that there are some people who cook elaborate meals and desserts very often, and I can imagine that they might have no problem bringing their kids into the kitchen and getting them involved in food preparation at an early age. I tend to cook very simple foods and meals, and I also chronically worry about the kids cutting or burning themselves in the kitchen, so Raddish Kids has been a big help to me. I find it really helpful to have everything written down and listed out so that I can assign the kids tasks that they can handle, and then if there are any steps that I don’t want them to do, I can do those steps myself and let them watch. So far it’s been a big hit in our household!
What do you think of Raddish Kids?