I was recently contacted by Sun Basket, which is a meal delivery service, to test out their program in exchange for a review. As I’m currently still learning how to balance life with two jobs, this opportunity came at just the right time.
Meal planning is a big deal when you have two jobs and work weekends (I’ll dive deeper into this in another post) and while I try to have everything set each week, sometimes it doesn’t happen. I’m not perfect and that’s the reality of life.
This is why I was willing to try Sun Basket and their meals. I would have a plan, all the ingredients, plus the recipe to put the meals together as soon as I got home from work. Sun Basket’s philosophy towards food mirrors my own, they focus on organic and sustainable ingredients along with organic and naturally raised meats. They have several dietary options including Paleo, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free. Since I eat a mostly Primal/Paleo diet, I appreciated this attention to detail.
I signed up for three of their Paleo meals and the box arrived a few days later. Everything was in it’s own package (for the picture, I double bagged the meat/fish), clearly labeled, and included the recipe cards. Plus full instructions on how to return the box and shipping materials so they can be recycled and reused.
There was a nice variety of proteins and veggies with each meal. The meals for that week were:
- Seared steaks with porcini pan sauce and sauteed chard with sweet potato.
- Pan-seared salmon with fennel, capers, and olives.
- Chicken salmoriglio with charred broccolini.
Each meal is pretty substantial in size, easily serving both my husband and myself. Two portions of protein were included for each meal along with veggies to create a side dish. The only meal that didn’t have as much of a veggie side was the salmon so we had to supplement that with a side salad. Not a big deal, that was easy and quick to put together.
What I liked most about these dishes were the creative use of vegetables along with creating pan sauces to go with the proteins. It gave me some ideas to use for future meals along with introducing in some veggies that I haven’t had much of before, such as fennel and broccolini.
The meals are easy to put together and some of them can be turned into one pot meals, which when you just got off work and it’s late, these are greatly appreciated.
Currently Sun Basket offers free delivery to CA, WA, CO, UT, OR, AZ, NV, and ID. The price start at $11.49 per meal and as I mentioned, each meal can either feed two people or provide leftovers for the next day. Honestly, that’s a pretty great deal for meal delivery service. You can pick a meal plan or create your own by picking individual meals you’d like delivered.
If you’re considering meal delivery service or are interested in learning more, definitely check out Sun Basket and see what they have to offer. I think you’ll be pleased with the service and quality of the meals.
Disclaimer: Sun Basket reached out and offered me meals in exchange for a review. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.