KidStir Subscription Box Review + Box Giveaway – April 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!
We are also giving away a free box (sign-up is below)!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: KidStir
The Cost: $15.95 per month plus $3.95 shipping ($19.90 per month). Save with 6- and 12-month subscriptions.
The Products: A monthly cooking kit including recipes, tools, ingredients, activities, and more
Ships to: US only
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For our first month of the subscription, KidStir 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 appetizers! Yum!
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 $20 a month!
This is the handy shopping list that was included.
KidStir did indeed include three recipes: pizza friends, cauliflower crunchies, and tiny toasts. Those all sound so good!! For the purposes of this review, we chose to make the cauliflower crunchies and the pizza friends, but we will definitely try the tiny toasts some time soon. 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. I went through this box with my eight-year-old, and reading these directions was no problem for him.
Our kid-sized tools this month were a wooden spoon and a brush. These are both tools we can keep using forever!
Our special item this month are these stickers. My sons love stickers, but these are extra special stickers, for use in making fancy toothpicks for the appetizers!
Here are our completed cauliflower crunchies! See the fancy toothpicks? So cute! These cauliflower crunchies tasted amazing! We basically breaded them with panko and parmesan, then baked them. This is the best cauliflower dish I have ever had. I love how KidStir makes eating vegetables fun and delicious!
Oh my gosh, I forgot how wonderful it is to eat homemade pizza with the dough made from scratch. These tasted so good! More importantly, however, they are adorable. The one on the bottom is the one my son made a cyclops. We had to switch up some of the toppings to match my family’s very picky tastes, so we didn’t use olives for the eyes, we used pepperoni. It made our pizza friends look like aliens, but that’s totally fine, we love aliens in my house. We also used a little goat cheese to make the hair on some of them. The dough rose beautifully; I can’t believe what a success this was! My husband is not even a pizza fan and he thought it was delicious!
Verdict: We had such a great time with KidStir this month! It’s 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! The kids really enjoy it, too, and my husband always enjoys eating it!
What do you think of KidStir?
We have an extra box this month to giveaway! Enter the giveaway below and good luck! (Winner will be contacted by email – make sure to enter with an email account you check frequently).
FYI – This giveaway is sponsored by My Subscription Addiction only. If you do the refer-a-friend entry option in this giveaway, you’ll get the entries for that once the friend has entered the giveaway. Giveaway is open only to US residents 18 and over.