KidStir Subscription Box Review – June 2016
KidStir 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: KidStir
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
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This month’s kit is all about snacks!
KidStir 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 one special extra
* Digital and printed shopping list
* Three fun games and activities
* Digital recipes, downloadables and videos
That seems like a lot for $24 a month!
This is the handy shopping list that was included.
KidStir did indeed include three recipes: fish food, power munchies, and animal crackers. For the purposes of this review, we chose to make the fish food and the power munchies. 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! The directions were very clear, and the pictures were helpful. I go through this box with my eight- and ten-year-old, and reading these directions are not a problem for either of them.
This month, KidStir included these little cardboard labels. The idea is to put them in a zipper bag with the snacks so you can tell them apart on-the-go. This feels kind of gratuitous, though. If you have the snacks in clear bags you should be able to see what they contain perfectly well.
Our kid-sized tools this month included two different types of cookie cutters. The colored ones are for animal crackers, and the metal ones are for goldfish crackers.
Here is my ten-year-old’s completed power munchies. In reality, they are kale chips with a little garlic powder and parmesan. They tasted delicious! Oh and guess what? This was it. This was the recipe that converted my ten-year-old to a kale fan!
Here are our completed “fish food” crackers. I never would have believed what a difference in flavor it makes to bake our own goldfish, but these tasted amazing! They had tons of real cheese in them, which I’m guessing was the magic ingredient. My son just loaded the ingredients into the food processor and processed until he had a sandy dough. Then he took the dough out and rolled it between plastic sheets. He refrigerated for 5 minutes before cutting out the shapes. Then he baked for 12 minutes. These turned out awesome!
Verdict: This was another successful month for KidStir in my house! This month was especially awesome because we took the snacks with us to share at a get-together, so my son learned the joys of cooking for other people. He was really proud! We are definitely fans of KidStir and have fun with it every month.
What do you think of KidStir?