Help Kids Develop a Healthy Relationship with Food with Kidstir
Getting kids involved with cooking is a great way to introduce them to new foods and develop a healthy relationship with food. Not all recipes are conducive to involving kids, though. That’s why I love Kidstir.
Each month, you receive a kit for making 3 new recipes. Kids are able to build their own cookbooks and learn what goes into making the meals that they eat. Not to mention have fun!
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Each Kidstir kit includes:
- 3 step-by-step recipes covering all food groups
- 3 educational foodie pages
- 2 kid-sized cooking tools and themed activity materials
- A digital and printed shopping list
3 fun games and puzzles
- An e-newsletter packed with recipes and printables
We received a fun Halloween-themed box with the following recipes:
Scary-oli – Cheese ravioli from scratch
This recipe included a small pasta press. It was so cool to make pasta from scratch. This was a new experience even for me. Both of my kids (ages 2 and 5) LOVED playing with the pasta dough, rolling it out, and using the pasta press. The finished dishes were garnished as cute little faces as pictured. It was so fun!
Yummy Mummies – Zucchini cupcakes
I love that this recipe included shredded zucchini. What a wonderful way to include vegetables in dessert! It’s also helpful for kids with aversions to vegetables or green food. Mixing the ingredients was a hit with the kids, and they kept taking turns adding ingredients. The homemade frosting became the mummy wrapping, garnished with candy eyes. The cupcakes were gobbled up quickly!
Witch’s Brew – Spiced apple cider with frozen skulls and bones
This recipe included a silicone ice cube tray to make skull and bones ice cubes. Instead of regular ice cubes, the recipe called for heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. It was an unusual but yummy twist to ice cubes! The spiced cider was yummy and everyone wanted more.
Everything was a success, and we all had fun. The kids tried everything, though my son wasn’t a fan of the frozen skulls and bones. It was a great way to get them involved in cooking to see what goes into their food. They’re good eaters in general, but this is also a good way to get picky eaters to try new things.
I recommend allowing extra time when cooking with kids. I had to be patient with the pace at which they pressed the ravioli in the pasta press, for example. It was also messy. I’m messy myself when flour is involved, so this wasn’t anything new for me.
We already had most of the ingredients on hand, so we only had to go shopping for a few. That was nice so I could keep costs down. Our kit also included stickers to make treat bags. The kids ended up using them to decorate paper instead, but they would’ve been perfect for a Halloween party.
With the holidays around the corner, I think Kidstir would make a great gift! I love experience gifts because they don’t add clutter (I don’t know any parent who doesn’t think they have too many toys), and kids will remember experiences more than toys.
Check out Kidstir to learn more or to sign up!
Did you ever cook with your parents when you were a kid? What did you make?