Sun Basket Review: Cheating the Cooking

When talking to people about what is stopping them from buying and cooking healthy more often, food prep, shopping and not having healthy recipes are always mentioned.

Nowadays there are so many options for people who do like cooking, but would like to skip the planning stage, here is where meal kits come in– Marley Spoon, BlueApron, PurpleCarrot, Plated, HelloFresh, etc. – with a full range of prices and foods.

During a culinary rut, I  stumbled upon Sun Basket recipes, so I decided to give it a try for the sole purpose of switching up my meal prep.

I logged into Sun Basket’s site and chose the three recipes (out of nine new options and three crowd favorites) that sounded most appealing to me. The following Monday, a box arrives at my door with the ingredients for each recipe individually packaged and cooled.

It almost feels like cheating on food shopping and cooking. You’re cooking and eating really healthy food but the effort required to do so is incredibly low.

The unboxing: 

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Each recipe has a beautifully designed recipe card with all of the cooking instructions and the ingredients were perfectly pre-portioned, so several items only required opening and pouring.

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What’s unique about Sun Basket is that they’re one of the only meal kit companies that uses USDA-certified organic and non-GMO ingredients and they are the only one to provide breakfast options. They also provide Paleo, gluten-free and vegetarian selections if you prefer.

The recipes: 

All amazing and flavorful, as well as surprisingly simple to make, the recipes I made were: Lemongrass tofu and coconut black rice, sole in parchment paper and a hearty chickpea and quinoa curry – which I’ve already made more times that I’d like to admit.

These recipes show you new cooking techniques, as well as introduce you to new ingredients (hello sumac!).

One thing I would like to point out was the fact that the curry, which advertised it came with naan bread, only included one piece to share for two people. I did point out my feedback to the support team at Sun Basket as a way to improve their success.

 

Again, these are truly top-shelf meals for very little effort and very little comparative cost. Even better is the fact that you can get three free meals with your first purchase! All you have to do is use this link.

This is not a paid review. I truly believe in the value of Sun Basket and want you to enjoy the benefits of making healthy meals hassle free.

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