I came home from a trip and the whole fridge was empty but I needed to make dinner for my husband who was coming home soon from work. I was so bummed but too tired to go to the store. Suddenly I heard a buzzing from downstairs. Guess what it was? My saving grace was ringing from the lobby! The mailman brought 3 fresh healthy dinner meals with all the fixings, ready to be cooked up in no time, fresh from Sunbasket!
Even though I am a nutrition consultant and my husband is a chef, we often don’t have time to shop because we both work and travel a great deal. Sometimes our fridge is empty and we do not have any creative dinner ideas. Even though we are foodies for a living we still get in a diner rut! Sunbasket solves the problem of having to shop or being burned out on cooking. This handy service also keeps you on track with your health goals by avoiding takeout full of rancid oils and GMO crops.
What is SunBasket?
Sun Basket is a brand-new healthy cooking service that delivers fresh, organic ingredients along with 3 easy recipes to your door weekly. Their mission is to make it easy to cook healthy, delicious food made with the best ingredients. Each week, their chef (Justine Kelly, formerly of the James Beard Award-winning Slanted Door restaurant in San Francisco) develops an array of quick, healthy recipes to choose from, including Gluten-Free, Paleo-friendly, and Vegetarian options.
Try it here.
How Does It Work?
Eat meal comes bagged up separately so there is no guess work or sorting. The dry ice keeps all the food at a safe temperature until you are able to move it into the refrigerator. It is fine to sit on your doorstep all day until you come back from work because of the packaging.
They send easy to follow recipes and instructions.
Each meal comes with all the vegetables and spices/herbs needed.The meat is organic from local farms. Their fish is wild and sustainable. It is well sealed and separated to avoid any contamination. The flavor combinations are unique with flavorings that are natural with no funny business.
The ingredients they use are sustainably sourced from the best West coast farms and purveyors and are organic, GMO and hormone-free. Plus, their packaging is 100% recyclable, and you can even return the materials to them—free—so they can recycle and reuse them.
Currently Sun Basket is available in the western states: CA, OR, WA, CO, AZ, NV, UT, and ID
Cost is $9.99/serving and plans are available for 2, 4 and 6 people (3 recipes/week)
Free shipping and prepaid return shipping labels for packaging recycling.
Healthy Dinner Recipes from Sunbasket Delivery
I made the baked chicken breast with spinach, bacon and almond salad (get the recipe here). A Mediterranean chicken dish has a big, bold flavors of smoked paprika and caramelized onions. A short sear keeps the chicken juicy and full flavored while spinach packs a nutrient-rich punch.
This is the seared salmon and snap peas with Japanese cucumber slaw and mint oil (get the recipe here). A fresh summer fish bursting with flavor from a Japanese cucumber and olive slaw that’s spiced with citrusy sumac and tart little beak peppers. Paired with springy charred snap peas dressed with a mint-infused olive oil.
Is It Worth It?
The dishes from Sunbasket were so tasty and simple to throw together. There were flavor combinations I would not necessarily have thought of that were very refreshing and inventive. I was so excited to have something to make for dinner that was was healthy but still tasty. I would order this service over and over just try new recipes and to solve the boredom of weeknight meals. When it comes to value we all know that eating well is not cheap but going to restaurants or ordering takeout is much more expensive than a night of Sunbasket. Plus you lose the control over the food quality when ordering takeout and your waistline and wallet will pay the price in the long run.
I think this service is perfect for busy couples who want to eat well without breaking the bank. It was so nice to know what I was eating unlike going out for mystery meat.
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