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Terra’s Kitchen Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017

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Terra's Kitchen August 2017

Terra’s Kitchen is a meal kit delivery subscription service with recipes created around the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. According to Terra’s Kitchen, the heart-healthy, inflammation-reducing Mediterranean diet includes “colorful fruits and vegetables, nuts, heart-healthy fats (like olive oil and avocados) and minimizes red meat, sugar, and saturated fat.”

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

Unlike other meal kits, which offer smaller weekly menus, Terra’s Kitchen offers a menu of 50+ dishes (that changes a little less frequently) with choices for vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, and even low-calorie diets (they even have an entire nutritionist-directed “Real Diet” program for those of you looking for healthy weight loss guidance). Set your preferences, and Terra’s Kitchen will match you with weekly meals to fit. Or, you can dive into the menu and pick what recipes work for you making the experience totally customizable! You may also add à la carte items like smoothies, salads, and fruit.

When you sign up, you’ll also choose how many meals you’d like to receive per week. Options are:

3 Dinners for 2 People (Meals start at $9.99 per serving with a minimum weekly order of $62.99)

4 Dinners for 2 People (Meals start at $9.99 per serving with a minimum weekly order of $62.99)

2 Dinners for 4 People (Meals start at $9.99 per serving with a minimum weekly order of $62.99)

This is a review of the 3 Dinners for 2 People vegetarian option ($90.92).

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Terra's Kitchen August 2017

One big difference between Terra’s Kitchen and other meal kit delivery subscriptions is that it ships your ingredients in a heavy duty, reusable package.

Swing open the doors of the cooler, and you’ll find all of your pre-portioned ingredients neatly packaged and arranged on its teal shelves. Ingredients are antibiotic and hormone-free and mostly GMO-free and organic.

Once you’ve transferred all of the chilled, fresh ingredients to your fridge, you’ll follow the instructions on the box and leave it out front of your house to be picked up (and used again)! It’s definitely an out-of-the-ordinary approach, but I have to say, I love it! Recycling meal subscription box after box (and its insulation, and ice packs, and other materials) still feels like I’m creating a lot of waste, so I love knowing that this one cooler will be able to be used over and over again.

The ingredients for your recipes are packaged in small, super-light plastic containers—I took the containers out of my vessel and managed to fit all of them in the crisper drawer of my fridge. Terra’s Kitchen does most of the chopping, slicing, and dicing for you, which not only helps the recipes go faster but makes for smaller packages of ingredients that are easier to store.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

The Subscription Box: Terra’s Kitchen

The Cost: $9.99+ per serving, plus free shipping

COUPON: Use code TKNOW35 to save $35 off your first order!

The Products: Quality, pre-portioned (and often, pre-chopped!) ingredients plus easy-to-follow recipes for health-conscious, Mediterranean-diet-inspired dishes.

Ships to: Ships to most of the U.S.

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Terra's Kitchen August 2017

Creamy Polenta Bowls with Sautéed Red Peppers, Zucchini, and Mushrooms

Price per Serving: $9.99

Calories per Serving: 343

Time to Table, According to Terra’s Kitchen: 30 Minutes

Actual Time to Table: 30 Minutes

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

This dish is really heavy on the veggies! I was surprised to see 3 containers of red bell peppers, 2 containers of crimini mushrooms, and a large package of zucchini chunks.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

I appreciate that the preparation directions on the back of the meal card are so concise. After a quick read-through, this recipe appeared to be on the simpler side of most Terra’s Kitchen meals.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

I had actually never prepared loose polenta (vs. the log of denser polenta that I’m used to) prior to receiving this box. The preparation was easy: I slowly whisked the polenta into boiling water and added the veggie stock packet for flavor.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

Meanwhile, the pre-sliced veggies cooked with garlic and tomato paste. I finished off the polenta with parmesan and parsley and spooned a bit into my serving bowls. Then, I topped with the veggie mixture and a bit of leftover cheese.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

So easy. So filling, and so delicious! The polenta was creamy, and the veggies were perfectly cooked. The only thing I’d change for next time is adding more cheese (because, well, that’s usually the case for me). And being that this meal served 4, I had a ton of leftovers.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

Vegetable Quesadillas

Price per Serving: $10.99 per Serving

Calories per Serving: 659

Time to Table, According to Terra’s Kitchen: 30 Minutes

Actual Time to Table: 30 Minutes

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

I’m always excited to see an avocado!

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

Like the last, this meal also appeared to be uber simple.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

More pre-sliced veggies! I’m starting to really love the convenience of not having to take the time to make perfect cuts. I just added my spices and some oil to get this cooking.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

The avocado that I received was perfectly ripe. Woo! I combined it with salt, pepper, and lime juice to make my guacamole. I wish they had included some fresh cilantro here, but it was also fine without.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

I then assembled my quesadillas. The corn tortillas were a bit too small and fragile for my liking — you have to be careful in placing the slacked tortillas in a pan. Also, I would have loved more cheese, but are you surprised?

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

The final product was tasty and almost shockingly easy to prepare. This month’s box far surpassed last month’s in the simplicity department!

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

Spicy Sofritas Burrito Bowl

Price per Serving: $9.66

Calories per Serving: 718

Time to Table, According to Terra’s Kitchen: 25 Minutes

Actual Time to Table: 25 Minutes

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

I was very excited to get going on this one! Rice bowls are one of my go-to meals due to their versatility.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

I often prepare tofu at home on my own time, but I usually cube or slice it. This crumbling method was somewhat new to my cooking routine, and I’ll definitely be using it in the future.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

I started off by slicing my avocado and cilantro.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

I then cooked down my onions and garlic until they browned a bit and formed a base before adding the tofu and black beans.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

Once everything is combined, spices are added.

Terra's Kitchen August 2017

Another success. The tofu was SO delicious, and it couldn’t have been more filling when layered over rice and paired with avocado. The cilantro added some necessary freshness too.

Verdict: I’m totally loving my experience with Terra’s Kitchen. All of my recipes were incredibly simple this time around, but they weren’t lacking in flavor. The pre-prepped ingredients made preparation easy as pie, though I’m still having an issue with how much extra plastic goes into packaging each item.

A little pro tip on pricing: I’ve found that other meal subscription boxes tend to have a set per shipment cost. It’s so great that Terra’s Kitchen allows you to fully customize your order, but the $62.99/box is a minimum. With this 3 meal all-veggie plan, this box cost came to $90.92. You do definitely end up paying for the convenience of pre-prepped fresh ingredients, but I think that Terra’s Kitchen is priced fairly considering the care that they put into each shipment.

What do you think of Terra’s Kitchen?

Written by Jess Cole Payne

Jess Cole Payne

Jess’s love for subscription boxes began with a makeup and skincare fixation. She’s looking forward to broadening her horizons in discovering new products within the lifestyle and food world of subscription boxes.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

5 Comments

  1. I have used this service twice now and highly recommend it!!! Everything is so fresh and easy to prepare. My kids even liked it (and thats HUGE to me)

  2. This looks really good and pretty easy. I like that most everything is sliced/chopped. Currently my family is using Freshly and those meals are completely cooked. I can’t spend a lot of time standing/preparing meals due to back problems so these would probably work.

  3. One tip for this sub is that if you only want two dinners, you can also choose to add some salads, smoothies, fruit/veggies, or sides like flatbread to hit the $62.95 minimum

    • Good call! .

  4. Oh my goodness, I love the packaging and how the meal cards can be put in a binder!

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