6.02.2016

first meal in our new kitchen: farm-to-front door

I've tried really hard to shape up my diet lately. Eating well is something that I enjoy when I'm doing it and get in a routine of it, but I have a hard time making myself eat well because it's just so much easier to enjoy fries than it is to enjoy veggies! I've always been more into portion control rather than eating "clean." Even before our wedding when I really watched what I ate, I still ate dessert every night almost! But since having Watson, I basically have no choice but to make some changes if I ever want to get back into my skinny jeans! 

This really all came at a perfect time since we just finished our kitchen renovation for the most part. Now I can finally start cooking again and keeping healthy foods around. Another thing about me is that I'm not a big cook at all. Just like eating healthy, it's something that I enjoy while I'm doing it, but I have a hard time getting creative in the kitchen because of the time it takes to find a recipe, go to the store, prep the food, cook it, then clean the kitchen... it all just takes so much time!! And time isn't something I have tons of these days with a little babe who always wants to be held. 

I realized the perfect option for us as I ease back into cooking meals at home and eating healthy would be to try out a meal kit delivery service like Terra's Kitchen. They provide a farm-to-front door delivery of fresh, seasonal ingredients that are already prepped and pre-portioned. To me, prepping the ingredients is one of the worst parts! Being able to go straight into cooking the meal without measuring and chopping makes me feel like I'm on a cooking show. (You know how they just throw all of their pre-measured ingredients into the pot so quickly? Something about not prepping the ingredients makes the meal look so easy to prepare.)

Terra's Kitchen delivers their meal-kit in a vessel—and it's honestly one of the coolest things I've ever seen. The box itself opens on the side to show off all of these little drawers that house the ingredients. If you're particular about organization, then this would probably be a dream for you. It's a really smart delivery with no wasted space or wasted products. The next day, a Fed Ex driver came to the house to pick it up. I didn't even have to arrange that myself. We just peeled off the first delivery label and underneath it was the return label. I didn't have to tape anything—the box just closes with special clamps.

(I have a $50 off promo code at the end of this post if you're interested in ordering a meal kit, too!)


I got three meals in my vessel that serve two people each, but the number of servings is easily adjusted when ordering online. There are tons of menu options, but we had the "Happy Chicken Salad Bowl," the "Big Island Steak Bowl" and "Grilled Lamb with Pan Roasted Tomatoes, Olives, and Asparagus." Each one comes with a recipe card that shows helpful information like the nutritional content, wine pairings, and then a step by step of how to prepare it. 

I made the "Happy Chicken Salad Bowl" first. This is something you could definitely do at home with your own ingredients, but it was so nice to have all the fixings ready to go—especially knowing they are fresh and naturally derived. Since I didn't have to do any prep work at all, this meal took less than 30 minutes from start to finish. This is something they promise for all meals, by the way.



Everything was sooo fresh! 


All I had to do was cook the red quinoa. 


Grill the chicken. I didn't have a clean grill pan out in the new kitchen yet, so I just used my braiser.


Then while that was happening, I made the dressing. It had mint, scallions and lemon in it. It was delicious. I just threw the ingredients in my Nutri Bullet, which I use for a million and one things.




Sliced up that chicken, mixed the dressing in with some spinach leaves, mangos and blueberries, then added the quinoa to it all. That was it!



So flavorful and so healthy! This meal has 468 calories and is packed with Fiber, Iron, Potassium, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C. 

If you're interested in trying a meal-kit delivery service, I'd definitely recommend trying Terra's Kitchen! And you can save $50 off your first box with code CITYCHIC50.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Terra's Kitchen. The opinions and text are all mine.

7 comments:

  1. Just used the code, can't wait to try this one out!

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    1. Awesome! I hope you love it as much as I do!

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  2. This looks SO good! Thanks for sharing and for the promo code!

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    1. It was so good! And the best part is that it's healthy too. :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing! Just ordered our first 3 meals...the options are awesome and are not what I would come up with. Like you, I have a new little guy (4 months old) and cannot stand prep work in the kitchen. If pre-baby clothes are going to fit, I need to swap my chic fil a for some better foods!

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    1. Yay! Glad you are going to try it out. And agreed that there's just no time to spend hours in the kitchen with a little one. My days of long homemade meals might never happen again! Not that I really enjoyed them anyway if I'm being honest. PS. I am a big lover of chic fil a too... have you tried their superfood salad though? It's so, so good.

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  4. Hi! Terra's Kitchen looks amazing. I just saw this post. Do you happen to know when your promo code expires? Thanks!

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