Little Cook Box is a new recipe box scheme on the block – with a difference. Their simple, colourful and healthy cooking kits for kids are perfect for busy parents who would like to cook with their kids more often but lack the time or energy to make it happen.
Do you ever lack inspiration for what to feed your kids for their dinner?
Wish you had time to cook more with your kids?
Struggle to find the time to plan healthy meals?
If any of these apply then check out Little Cook Box. Launched in February 2018, there are currently 12 cooking kits for kids available in the range. Choices range from familiar favourites such as noodles, goujons and meatballs to more adventurous choices such as empanadas, ratatouille and feta strudel.
The boxes are designed for 5-11 year olds although my three year old got stuck in and had a great time making his own dinner. If you don’t already cook with your kids here are five reasons why you should.
We tried the calzone, the feta strudel and the ratatouille. Currently the feta strudel and the ratatouille are the only two veggie choices. The calzone comes with salami but that could easily be left out if you want to make it vegetarian.
The kids were really excited when the Little Cook Box delivery came – finally mummy had a food delivery that was just for them! I would have liked to see a bit less packaging but I do appreciate how hard it is to keep food stuffs fresh and cool when transporting them around the nation.
Initially I worried that I’d made life more difficult for myself by ordering the kids different meals. I was fully expecting Miss R, six, to make the calzone and S, 3, to make the ratatouille. I wasn’t sure if anyone would want to eat the spinach and feta strudel. And then I was taught a lesson that I’ve been taught before but always forget – never try to predict what my kids are going to choose! To my surprise Miss R insisted on making the strudel and the toddler wanted to make calzone. Seeing as he doesn’t really like pizza I consider this further proof that three year olds are an unpredictable law unto themselves!
In the end it worked out for the best because the calzone was one of the easiest to make and after I’d rescued the dough from the toddler (see above photo) and helped him to roll it out he was more than capable of spreading the passata on top, adding the toppings and folding it in half. The ingredients in all the kits are pre-chopped and measured so it’s really easy to put the meals together.
Seven year old R (for a few more weeks anyway, he turns eight at the end of this month) also made the calzone pretty much single handedly and in fact both him and Miss R were able to easily read and follow the instructions themselves.
Miss R had her first introduction to cooking over the stove. She’s helped me to chop vegetables, bake cakes and bread, grate cheese and do all manner of other types of meal prep but I’ve never actually let her cook something over the gas before. Because the calzone was quicker to make the boys went off to play and so I was able to focus on making sure she was cooking safely. And she had a brilliant time. All she had to do was fry some onions then add the spinach – a great, quick introduction to cooking on the hob.
She then assembled her filo strudel on her own, placed her wedges in a baking tray and helped me prepare the ratatouille.
Little Cook Box have been kind enough to offer one lucky Sneaky Veg reader the chance to win six Little Cook Boxes of your choice. If you can’t wait you can get £10
off your first order by entering the code SNEAKYVEGLCB10 at the checkout on the Little Cook Box site.
If you’d like to enter to win these cooking kits for kids you can do so via the Rafflecopter widget below. If you haven’t used Rafflecopter before check out this useful guide by Super Lucky Me.
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Disclaimer: we received some free cookery kits from Little Cook Box. No other payment was received for this post and all opinions are honest and my own.