Kid Stir Subscription Box Review – May 2015
Kid Stir is a monthly children’s cooking subscription that focuses on simple, healthy meals. I think it’s so important to get kids in the kitchen early in life and teach them to cook. Especially boys!
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The Subscription Box: Kid Stir
The Cost: $19.95 per month plus $3.95 shipping ($23.90 per month)
The Products: A monthly cooking kit including recipes, tools, ingredients, activities, and more
Ships to: US only
For our first month of the subscription, Kid Stir sent us this really nice recipe binder to collect all our recipes and keep them for future use. It has lots of dividers inside with pre-labeled categories such a breakfast, main dishes, salads, etc. This is so thoughtful!
This month’s kit is all about breakfast, my favorite meal of the day!
Kid Stir has a great website that lists out exactly what we should expect to receive each month. Those items are:
* Three step-by-step recipes covering all food groups
* Three educational foodie pages
* Two kid-sized tools and a specialty ingredient
* digital and printed shopping list
* Three fun games and activities
* Digital recipes, downloadables and videos
That seems like a lot for $24 a month!
Kid Stir did indeed include three recipes: breakfast bites, green eggs and ham, and happy heart pancakes. Yum! The “foodie pages” are included on the back of each recipe and mainly contain fun facts and little activities that help make the children more aware of where their food comes from. I like that!
Here’s a peek inside the recipe pages. The directions were very clear, and the pictures were helpful.
Our kid-sized tools this month were a spatula and a heart-shaped mold for the pancakes. Very cute!
The specialty ingredient included this month is apple chips. I really like dried apples, so these were a neat discovery.
The shopping list was on the back of the info card, as promised. We decided to just make the breakfast bites and the pancakes, and save the green eggs and ham for later, but it does look delicious!
Here are our completed breakfast bites! They were really yummy! We had some friends stop by in the late morning, and they loved them too! Plus they were super easy to make. The kids crumbled up the apple chips and sliced up some bananas. They then brushed some honey on the banana pieces and rolled them in the apple chip crumbs. Success!
The pancakes were a little less successful but still delicious. We made the pancake mix from scratch and then put the heart mold into the skillet. We then poured some batter into the mold and cooked the pancakes as usual. I am not great at making pancakes, I always burn them, so I was happy we were able to make these with very little burning! (Note: We also added chocolate chips because we are ridiculous like that.)
Verdict: Kid Stir is a great way to get your kids into the kitchen with you and to start learning to cook. It’s also an educational service that fosters quality time between parents and children. I’m a fan! I only had one issue, and it’s probably fine, but I didn’t see anything in the kit that reassured me that the kid-sized tools they sent were safe for cooking, BPA free, etc. We went ahead and used the heart mold, but the kids used a regular spatula to turn the pancakes. I have to say, it felt very weird to have plastic in the skillet! Otherwise, we really enjoyed Kid Stir, and I expect to have breakfast ready for me every morning from now on!