Cooking is the perfect way to spend quality time with your kids, teach them valuable life skills and end up with a delicious reward at the end! This weekend, my boys and I tried out Foodstirs, a monthly subscription box delivered to your doorstep.
One of the best ways to teach your kids about healthy eating is to help them learn to cook, and Foodstirs provides a monthly opportunity to do this. Whether you're a novice cook yourself or an experienced chef, you'll love the fun recipes, cooking tips and time with your child.
Each box comes with a progressive cooking lesson - our first one was on measuring and mixing - two recipes (a sweet treat and a healthy dinner recipe) with related cooking skills, all dry ingredients for one of the recipes, and a kid-sized cooking tool (we scored those cute green measuring spoons).
My 6 and 4 year old had a blast mixing and measuring the ingredients for our Gooey Brownie Cupcakes. While we worked, I read them the included tips on measuring (dry ingredients vs. wet) and mixing (beating vs. stirring) as well as the fun facts on cocoa (It takes around 400 cacao beans to make one pound of chocolate!). The boys checked off the skills they used as we went through the recipe.
Baking with kids is always a messy task, but for kids, the mess is part of the fun! I loved how the Foodstirs kit was put together with simple, kid-friendly instructions and blended learning about cooking skills with kid fun.
Now my boys are ready to tackle the second recipe - the Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes for dinner.
You can choose from Foodstirs' 3- or 6-month series including a special gift once your child has completed the series or specialty one-time kits like a Popsicle Kit or Celebration Cake Kit. Foodstirs also donates a percent of proceeds to notable organizations focused on fighting world hunger with their Foodstirs Bake It Forward program.
Visit Foodstirs to select your own kit - the perfect way to spend an afternoon with your kids or a great gift idea for a budding chef! (And by the way, the end results were delicious!)
Momtrends was not paid for this post. We received a sample Foodstirs kit to facilitate the review.