Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 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
This month’s theme is “Campfire Kitchen!” It’s all about cooking for and in the Great Outdoors! This is one of my favorite themes, I just wish it weren’t so hot outside right now. I can’t wait to get back outdoors in the fall!
The reverse side of the theme card has your shopping list, so you and your children have a list of everything you need right on hand when you go to the grocery store.
Aside from the recipes and activities, Raddish Kids always includes two bonus items that are key. One is a skill card, which teaches kids things about cooking that aren’t really described on recipes, like kneading and scraping. This month’s skill is Roasting Marshmallows, which my kids are already proficient in. This month Raddish Kids also sent us this awesome multi-utensil which I am a little obsessed with! I need to know where to get at least three more. I got the family all these reusable outdoor kitchen utensils a couple of years ago and about 30% of them are now missing. These would be perfect!
They also include this little set of cards every month called “Table Talk.” It has questions for everyone at the table to answer. It usually spurs quite a bit of interesting conversation at our table! I think it’s a great touch!
This month’s activity is to build your own solar oven! This will totally come in handy when we go camping this fall. This black paper and the actual box the package came in are the supplies they provided. (I love when sub boxes give you a reason you to re-use the box!)
We had to provide tin foil, plastic wrap, tape, plus the chips and cheese.
Thirty minutes later we had nachos! Unfortunately it is so extremely humid right now that they came out pretty stale. Still delicious, though.
This month’s recipes are Happy Trails Granola, Campfire Banana Boats, and Fireside Paella. I love that they are laminated! We definitely make a mess when we’re in the kitchen together!
This is a peek inside the recipe card so you can get an idea of how well they communicate the directions to the children. It is very graphics heavy, which I think is so important for younger kids trying to understand.
This is the reverse side of the recipe card (they are tri-fold). This month has a sensory scavenger hunt to be done on the trail, plus some interesting information about maple syrup.
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 our granola, fresh out of the oven. Instead of raisins, we used chopped dried apricots and goji berries. It is soooooo goooood. I had it for breakfast this morning and it tasted amazing! I know it’s supposed to be for the trail, but I couldn’t wait to try it.
OK, this looks kind of gross, but it’s actually really delicious. This is one of our completed banana boats. We cut open the bananas and stuffed them with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and crumbled graham crackers. Then we wrapped them in tin foil and baked them. They should have been grilled, but it’s just too hot outside! So they gave us directions for baking as well. I was very impressed that the kids loved this dessert. I usually can’t trick them into eating fruit for dessert!
The Verdict: Raddish Kids is a huge hit at our house! The kids love cooking and are learning new things every month, and I love helping them learn. The dishes are also usually pretty easy and completely delicious. Plus my husband loves eating, so it’s a four-way win!
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