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Kid Stir Subscription Box Review – May 2015

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Kid Stir Subscription Box Review - May 2015 Box

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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Kid Stir Subscription Box Review - May 2015 Inside

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

Kid Stir Subscription Box Review - May 2015 Binder

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!

Kid Stir Subscription Box Review - May 2015 Info

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 Subscription Box Review - May 2015 Recipes

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!

Kid Stir Subscription Box Review - May 2015 Inside

Here’s a peek inside the recipe pages. The directions were very clear, and the pictures were helpful.

Kid Stir Subscription Box Review - May 2015 Tools

Our kid-sized tools this month were a spatula and a heart-shaped mold for the pancakes. Very cute!

Kid Stir Subscription Box Review - May 2015 Apple Chips

The specialty ingredient included this month is apple chips. I really like dried apples, so these were a neat discovery.

Kid Stir Subscription Box Review - May 2015 Shopping List

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!

Kid Stir Subscription Box Review - May 2015 Banana Bites

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!

Kid Stir Subscription Box Review - May 2015 Pancakes

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!

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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8 Comments

  1. Thanks for the great review! Do you prefer this over raddish kids or vice versa? My almost 4 year old son and 6 year old daughter enjoy helping in the kitchen and I am on the fence between the 2 boxes.

  2. Thanks SO much for this review!! I showed it to my 12 year old son who loves to cook and he was so excited when I signed him up. YAY!!

  3. Great Review! Looks fun for my boy

    • Thanks Samantha!

  4. We had this sub for a few months last year. My 6 year old has been asking if we can start it again. He really enjoyed it before.

  5. This looks interesting. I might give it a try. My daughter has been helping me with my Plated meals by stirring and adding ingredients. (I’m still a little hesitant to get her started on knife skills.) This seems to be a little more on her level, though.

  6. Thanks for reviewing, Anna!

    Kids love cooking; even my almost-4 year old really wants to help so this is great. 🙂

    • You’re welcome, chris! Make sure to check out raddish kids, too. It has lots more pictures, so it might be easier for the little ones to follow along. Plus the recipes are laminated. 🙂

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