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There are many grocery and meal delivery services available these days and we were so happy to be provided with Sun Basket for a review. We have never tried a meal system such as this one before. I worry that these are too expensive and that it won’t supply my family with enough food. Let’s see how Sun Basket was for my family.
If you are a newbie to the idea, here is how Sun Basket works:
- Visit Sun Basket.
- Pick your plan. There are meals for 2 and family plans available.
- Choose your meals.
- Once the Sun Basket box is delivered to your doorstep, follow the recipe cards to create beautiful meals.
All ingredients were delivered in a medium sized box to my front door in just a few days after selecting my meals. I took the photo above to display how organized everything is. All the ingredients were nicely packaged, clearly labeled and fresh. I was very impressed with all the organically grown foods and the fruits that were all perfectly ripe, the herbs were just right, and vegetables as green as they can be. The meat was all packaged and sealed tight so there was no worry of leakage onto other ingredients. Each meal was also packaged in a paper bag to easily store in the fridge and keep the ingredients separate from other meals.
The only issue with the delivery was I had one egg cracked. Not a big deal for myself, we always have plenty of eggs in the fridge so it was not a headache to replace it.
The only extra ingredients need from my pantry were olive oil, salt and pepper. All the meals took under 40 minutes to cook and since most of the preparation was already done for me, besides some chopping, all these meals were super quick to get on the dinner table.
Day one we cooked Mrs. Scorsese’s Lemon Chicken and it was fantastic! The recipe card was very easy to follow. I did make one change in preparation by cutting the potatoes smaller than asked. It just makes dinner easier with young kids have everything bite sized. The rosemary on the potatoes was absolutely delicious and the broccoli turned out perfectly. The chicken had a light lemon flavor that the entire family enjoyed.
Day two we made the Spicy Chorizo and Tomatillo Chili with Coconut and Lime. I was worried that it may be a little spicy for the kids so I made some chicken on the side just in case, plus the soup was intended for 2 servings. My eight year old son ended up eating an entire bowl for himself. The soup was just a little spicy and had a nice balance of sweet. The pumpkin seeds and coconut milk were a nice touch that typically I wouldn’t think of on my own.
Day three, we cooked the Red Pepper Frittata with Arugula Pesto and the Orange Ginger Smoothie. I also made some hash browns on the side since I wanted to make sure everyone got enough food for dinner. We do love breakfast for dinner!
The frittata took about 15 minutes to prep and cook. The arugula pesto was excellent! So fresh and tasty and paired perfectly with the roasted red pepper.
The only item from our entire Sun Basket box that we did not like was the Orange Ginger Smoothie. I did not enjoy it and neither did my kids. I had a feeling that would be the case when I ordered it but it was nice to try something different and have the kids try something new. The orange was perfectly ripe and juicy and the ginger was fresh. It just wasn’t for our taste buds. My taste buds did not do a happy dance on this one.
My biggest worries about Sun Basket were the price and the amount of food we received. Once I saw the quality of ingredients and the creativity of the meals themselves, the price was not a big deal for me. We spend a lot of money in food every week and this is much cheaper than going out to eat and about the same price as ordering Chinese food for us but so much healthier. The pricing is honestly very fair. As far as the amount of food we received. It was just right! The serving sizes are well portioned. We are a family of four and we all have hearty appetites. Nobody went hungry and we even had a little bit of leftovers.
Overall Review of Sun Basket:
Overall review of Sun Basket is that the meal system is excellent. High quality, organic ingredients and creative recipes all packaged nicely and very convenient. I do not enjoy going to the grocery store and it was such a treat to have everything we need delivered but still healthy and still packed full of flavor. The biggest reason to order Sun Basket again will be to try new meals. It is hard to come up with dinner ideas every night of the week, it gets exhausting and I think most families get into a rut of chicken, rice, and a vegetable every other night. Sun Basket will help you explore new tastes and shake up that boring chicken night.
Have you tried Sun Basket yet?