Terra’s Kitchen was recently included in U.S. News & World Report’s roundup, “Discover Which Meal-Kit Delivery Service is Best for Your Budget.”
There's one way to cook fresh, delicious meals at home without doing all the planning, preparing and shopping: meal-kit delivery services. This relatively new service model delivers a box of ingredients to your door, and you do the cooking at home. Most kits offer the option to serve two or four people, and you can customize how many meals per week you would like.
Now that meal-kit delivery is a popular option for families across the country, there are tons of services to choose from. Read on for a list of affordable meal-kit delivery services available in the continental United States and the pros and cons to selecting each.
Cost: Three meals for a family of four varies depending on meals chosen. Plans start at $72 a week, and meals for a family of four were listed at $9.99 or $10.99 per serving.
Time to cook: Terra's Kitchen is a great option for those who want a quick and fresh meal, mostly because the ingredients come prepared. Vegetables are chopped or sliced, and sauces are already mixed and ready to pour. Some recipes are listed as taking only 15 minutes to complete.
Educational component: Given the prepared nature of the ingredients, this option is less educational for those who want to learn new cooking techniques.
Variety: Terra's Kitchen stands out for its variety because, in addition to dinner options, it offers lunch, snacks, desserts and beverages.
There may be other factors important to you when deciding on a meal-kit subscription. Choice and flexibility vary across services, including the number of meals you can choose from and whether you can "skip" a week here and there. If you are following a weight-loss regimen or have certain dietary restrictions, you may find some services to be better fits than others. Terra's Kitchen and Green Chef offer options for those who follow the Paleo, Keto or gluten-free diets, and Purple Carrot is a popular choice for vegetarians. You may value sustainability practices and locally made ingredients, which Plated emphasizes, or you may find that a regional company in your area is the best fit. For someone looking to minimize packaging waste, Terra's Kitchen ships its ingredients in a refrigerated vessel that you return the next day.
No matter which service you choose, make sure to adjust your grocery shopping budget accordingly. Supplement your meal kit with low-cost, low-maintenance meals for the remainder of the week, or use leftovers from your creations for lunch the next day. Finding the right meal kit for you can save time and stress, and if you plan properly, it can fit into your budget as well. [Click here to read the full article by Jon Lal.]
Want to try out Terra’s Kitchen in your home? Choose from our menu of over 50 meals, salads, snacks, and more.