Review: Terra’s Kitchen (Mediterranean Inspired, Healthy & Fast)
Terra’s Kitchen is a fairly unique meal service kit, in that it’s both very easy to prepare (most meals can be made and served in just 15-30 minutes), and also has a Mediterranean flair. So if you’re a fan of fresh cuisine with international inspiration, convenience, and a lot of options (in terms of both dishes and how many meals you want to order).
Some other unique features we noted in using this service were it’s a great option for individuals, families, and couples, offers a weight-loss plan that’s perfect if you are looking to stay fit and still indulge in flavorful meal options, and offers a variety of different types of diets for those with restrictions or certain preferences.
In comparison to some meal subscription services we’ve reviewed, Terra’s Kitchen also offers more than 50 different recipes for inspiration, and all of the ingredients are fresh and prepared to avoid any cross-contamination for those with any food allergies or sensitivities.
We found that vegetarian or not, most of the meal options were heavy with fresh plant ingredients, so this seems to be a great option if you’re seeking healthier alternatives and fresh foods with the added convenience factor, but not looking (for lack of a better term) for a simple option- in terms of flavors and style of cuisine.
So how does Terra’s Kitchen compare to other meal delivery subscription service options, how are the meals in terms of variety and quality, and how does the pricing structure work?
We reviewed to find out more.
Terra’s Kitchen: Menu and Meal Plans
Terra’s Kitchen has an easy to use interface so you can easily look for menu options based on meal type or eating style (i.e. paleo, gluten-free, vegan, low carb). There are even category breakdowns so you can exclude any potential allergens from your menu selections, browse by cook time, serving size, and ingredients.
Terra’s Kitchen Dinner options include One-Pan Chicken Parmesan, Lean + Green: Scallion Beef Stir-Fry, Skillet Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Rice with Roasted Broccoli, Creamy Thyme-Mushroom Chicken and Rice, Philly Cheesesteak Tacos, Ginger-Lemon Cod and Roasted Broccoli Rice, Blue Cheeseburgers with Balsamic Onions and Sweet Potato Fries, Quick Chipotle Pork Tacos, Coconut Curry Turkey Meatball Noodle Bowls, and Lean + Green: Sheet Pan Sesame Salmon and Bok Choy.
In comparison to a lot of other meal kit options we have tried before, Terra’s Kitchen seems to offer a lot more variety while still providing plenty of extremely healthy and low-calorie options, along with meals that can be made on the go.
Lunch options include Veggie Kale Caesar, Chopped Power Green Salad, Caprese Salad, and Apple Walnut Chicken Salad.
The plant-rich options make the lunch menu perfect if you’re looking for healthy meals to bring to work that are filling and light, save on carbs and calories, and are still nutrient-dense and flavorful.
Breakfast options include Brekki Overnight Oats in Strawberry, Blueberry, and sampler pack flavors, Michele’s Original Granola, Creamy Chocolate Shake Smoothies, Apple a Day Smoothies, and Stovetop Blueberry Crisp.
Not only are the choices healthy and packed with flavor, this is one of the few meal kit options that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, snacks, as well as beverages and desserts. It’s like ordering from a local grocer, but without any pickup time and with added convenience and pre-planned nutrition.
Snack options include Gluten-free Crackers, Brie, Cheddar and Grapes, fresh Pineapple Spears (20 oz), fresh Apple Slices (5.5 oz).
You can filter further to enjoy your favorite Mediterranean-style dishes like Vegetable Korma, Black Bean, Spinach and Rice-Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Lean + Green: Sheet Pan Sesame Salmon and Bok Choy, and Beyond Fajita Burgers.
Gluten-free options include Lean + Green: Spicy Cod with Burst Tomatoes and Wilted Spinach, Quick Chipotle Pork Tacos, and Buffalo Chicken Cali’flour Crust Pizzas.
But you can use the filter options to select from any options of your choosing, whether you’re a vegan, trying out the Keto or Paleo diet, interested in the Lean and Green heavy plant based meals, interested in only low-carb options, or on a Pescatarian diet. You can even use cross-filter functions to select, say, “gluten-free snacks,” or “low-calorie lunches.”
Terra’s Kitchen: Pricing Options and Structure
In terms of pricing structures and getting started, you simply input your delivery zip code and email and preference (you can select from “vegetarian” or “I like it all” options).
Here is the pricing structure based on servings (for 1-2 person options and 3-4 person options):
You can then select the day of the week you’d like your delivery to arrive (any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday at your convenience).
You can then customize your own menu options based on a wide variety of options suited to your unique preferences, again by using tools to filter your meal selection and dietary preferences. It’s definitely one of the most customizable plan options with the highest degree of specificity we’ve seen in comparison to a lot of other meal kits we’ve tested.
Terra’s Kitchen: Gift Options
As with a lot of other meal delivery subscription services we have seen and tested out, Terra’s Kitchen has some excellent gifting options if you’re looking to give either a physical card or e-gift card to a friend or family member to try out the service (with no subscription needed).
Gifting options range from $25- $300, but you can also opt to pick your own custom amount, if you have a different price point in mind (with $100 being the most popular option).
This is a great way for friends and your selected recipient to try out the service, especially if you really like it yourself, with no commitment involved if they aren’t a fan. If they’re a current user of the service, they can also use the card to credit it toward an existing open account.
Terra’s Kitchen: Is It Worth It?
Terra’s Kitchen is a perfect option in comparison to other meal kit services if you’re a fan of Mediterranean-Inspired cuisine and seeking diverse options where you can select specialty diets and preferences and even avoid food options with any potential cross-contamination and allergens.
All of the menu options are hormone and antibiotic-free, as well as organic and non-GMO whenever possible. It’s an especially good plan for those looking to stay on low-calorie or clean plant-heavy meal options or looking to lose weight and/or stay fit, because the majority of the menu choices are light on carbs and calories yet still quite filling and rich with protein.
While pricing options could be slightly better in comparison to some competitors, it’s definitely worth the extra spend if you’re looking for a lot of variety and options with a healthy spin on every meal.
This is also one of the only meal kit options we’ve reviewed that offers a variety of healthy beverage and snack options in addition to every meal of the day for menu choices, rather than an exclusive emphasis on dinners alone (with or without add-ons).
Beverly joined MFS with a diverse breadth of experience in writing and digital marketing. Throughout the years of placing recipes on MFS, I’ve noticed an uptick in the number of “subscription boxes” for the cooking/food market. It was then that I decided to also include my own personal review of these subscriptions on MFS.