KidStir Subscription Box Review – July 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 cool drinks!
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 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 where I usually show a picture of the monthly shopping list, but this month they forgot to include one. It’s not a super big deal, but the shopping list is definitely handy.
Kid Stir did include three recipes: Purple Power, S’more Shake, and Summer Cooler. For the purposes of this review, we chose to make the Purple Power and the S’more Shake. The Summer Cooler has cucumber in it, and no one in my family likes cukes. 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 straw toppers to make drinking more festive!
Our kid-sized tools this month included a vegetable peeler and an ice cream scoop!
Here is my eight-year-old’s completed Purple Power smoothie! For this recipe, he put honey, yogurt, a banana, and blueberries into the blender and blended until smooth. The straw topper is cute!
Here is his completed S’more Shake. This one was way more complicated, but it turned out absolutely delicious! We toasted some marshmallows in the broiler, which was tricky and super sticky. He smashed some graham crackers and then used milk to create graham cracker rims on the glasses, which I thought was brilliant. Then we blended the chocolate ice cream, milk, and some of the toasted marshmallows. It was so good!
Verdict: This was another successful month for KidStir in my house! The smoothie was super easy, but the shake really taught my son the full extent of what you can do with a fancy frozen drink. Both recipes were delicious! We are definitely fans of KidStir and have fun with it every month.
What do you think of KidStir?