We’ve all been there. You have weeks and weeks of successful meal planning and prepping, resulting in many healthy and nutritious meals. And then you hit a wall. You’re sick of the planning, the shopping and especially the prepping, so you end up partaking in a week-long take out and frozen pizza binge. Sometimes we just need a break.
Enter Sun Basket meal kit delivery service!
Instead of take out and frozen meals, leave the planning, shopping and prepping to someone else and still make delicious home cooked meals! Sun Basket is a meal kit delivery service that focuses on fresh and organic ingredients as well as sustainably sourced proteins with no hormones or antibiotics. All ingredients are non-GMO!
Unlike other meal kit delivery services, you get to pick the exact meals you want to make each week. Sun Basket offers paleo, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and vegetarian menu options, so there is a good chance they have recipes to fit your personal dietary preferences.
Sun Basket also just launched their Lean & Clean meal plan. This meal plan features nutrient dense, high protein recipes that offer about 550 calories per serving. Recipes from this category are free from gluten, dairy and added sugars and can be good choices for those focused on losing weight through their diet.
Be sure to check out the bottom of this post to save $35 on your first order from Sun Basket!
Our experience with Sun Basket
For our first week with Sun Basket, we ordered a mix of seafood and vegetarian options. I was little hesitant to order a vegetarian option because they cost the same as the meat and seafood options, but I am so happy I did. It was one of our favorite recipes to date. Super flavorful falafel with yummy pitas and plenty of toppings.
We also LOVED the Spring Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus as well as the Spicy Red Curry Salmon from that week. Three winner meals in a row. It totally pulled us out of our cooking funk and not only got us excited for our next delivery but for home cooking in general. Plus, I loved that we could learn exactly where our salmon came from by going online and entering a code specific to our filets.
For our second week, we ordered a mix of seafood and meat options as I wanted Matt to be able to share his thoughts on the meat with you. He chose the Thai Steak Salad (paleo, gluten free, soy free and dairy free) and reports that it was very tasty. I helped make everything except for the steak and thought it was cool the recipe had me sear the green onions and squash. I would have never thought to sear veggies for cold salads! Now I have a new cooking technique to implement into future meals.
Also, I should point out the sambal oelek (chili paste) came separate from the thai dressing base so each person could control how spicy their meal was. Perfect for households where not everyone likes their food spicy!
Ok, but what about all that packaging that comes with these meal kit deliveries?
You’re right, there is a lot of packaging, but with Sun Basket you can recycle all of it. Sun Basket uses cardboard and paper packaging when possible, but there is also a fair amount of plastic involved. The plastic containers are recyclable (and many are reusable in my opinion) and the plastic bags can be recycled at any store that recycles plastic bags (like Target!). The insulated padding they use is made from recycled PET bottles and is labeled as such, so the recycling center knows it’s #1 plastic and doesn’t confuse it for trash! Everything (including the box) is recyclable!
Sun Basket also helps avoid food waste as well. Your meal kit includes pre-measured ingredients so you use everything in the kit and don’t have any odds and ends leftover that would just end up going bad because you couldn’t find a use for them in time.
Sun Basket offers the option to skip a week (or weeks) and you can cancel any time. I am so glad I finally tried their service! I think Sun Basket would be the perfect way to ease back into cooking after summer vacation!
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Have you ever tried a meal kit delivery service? What did you think?