As a food blogger, I receive scores of offers to try products or promote content. Many of them don’t fit with what I’m trying to do—ditch convenience foods and drive thru lanes and prepare healthy, delicious meals in my own kitchen.
But Sun Basket is different. Three meals delivered to my door with recipes and fresh, organic ingredients to prepare.
Three Meals Delivered. No shopping. No meal planning.
But fresh produce? In the mail? I was skeptical. So, let me show you exactly what it looked like:
The packaging was top-notch and I could tell how fresh the ingredients were by how long they lasted. One meal waited in the fridge for five days before I could get to it. The greens and herbs were still fresh and not a sign of wilting.
Did I mention everything arrived pre-measured? It’s like having your own sous chef.
As you can see by the photos, we enjoyed the White Bean & Ricotta Pizzetta (vegetarian), Braised Chicken Arrabbiata, and Roast Salmon to serve 2 people, which was a $68.49 value.
That’s $11.41 per serving (includes shipping), landing right between doing it all yourself (planning, shopping, prepping) and eating out (more expensive and rarely organic). You can plan, source, and prep your own meals at home for far less, especially when using a system like our Monthly Cooking Course, so I would compare the cost to dining out.
Sun Basket is designed to be a weekly subscription service, but you can skip weeks at any time.
Just set up your profile, choose the three meals you want, and the next week, Bam! It’s delivered. You still cook, but most of the prep, measuring and thinking is already done.
Using and recommending Sun Basket was an easy decision because their service closely aligns with my own Food Philosophy.
Here are the things I liked most about it:
- Weekly recipes to choose from with an array of quick, healthy recipes, including Paleo, Gluten-free, and Vegetarian options for 2, 4, or 6 people.
- Sustainably sourced, hormone-free meats and seafood arrive fresh, nicely trimmed, and securely packaged.
- Healthy, 30-minute meals that are not carb-heavy, but focus on fresh side dishes instead.
- Recipe cards with photos so you know exactly what it should look like.
- Generous portion size—we had leftovers from every meal (our 2 serving meals could have easily fed 2 adults and 1 small child).
- Tasty, new flavors to experience—I discovered that I liked Kalamata olives in a citrus salad.
- Organic non-GMO produce
Who would get the most out of a service like this?
- New moms needing to reduce trips to the store and still have fresh, healthy meals
- Working parents sharing cooking duties (you’ll appreciate the pre-measured, easy steps)
- Retired couples, empty nesters (it can be hard to shift gears from feeding an army)
- Busy families desiring easy made-from-scratch meals to replace unhealthy dining out dashes
- Anyone needing consistent prompting to prepare healthier food or try new flavors
Disclosure: I received a free sample from Sun Basket, however this is not a sponsored post. This post may contain affiliate links which means I receive compensation if you purchase through that link.
Sounds good to me, Judy. What I like most about baskets like this one is that they very often include items that I wouldn’t normally buy for myself. Once in my kitchen, however, I’m almost forced to figure out a way to use them. (Thank you, Google!) I never know what I may learn. 🙂
Judy Purcell says
John, that’s exactly what I discovered. It was so nice to have combinations of things I’d never thought to put together and being surprised by how much we enjoy it!
I like this, we a have a service similar to that here in NZ. Good way to try new things
John/Kitchen Riffs says
Sounds like a fun concept. Having everything premeasured is a huge convenience — could be worth it for that alone. Great review — thanks.
Judy Purcell says
It was very convenient and it came at just the right time after the holidays when I needed a break.