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I am a big fan of clean eating, which I am pretty sure Facebook knows, because it continually puts Sun Basket ads in my news feed.
Since there are crazy good discounts for ordering Sun Basket as a new customer (see –>$80 Off – $40 and $20 Off the First, Second & Third Orders), I figured I would give it a shot and share it with anyone who is on the fence about trying it.
The 411 on Sun Basket
Sun Basket is a meal kit delivery service that differentiates themselves from others by using 100% organic produce. They pride themselves on sourcing antibiotic and hormone-free meat and eggs, and wild-caught seafood.
They also care about sustainability, so their packaging is recyclable and compostable. And they are philanthropic – giving to Feeding America, local food banks, and employee programs.
If eating healthy, cleaner food is a priority for you, Sun Basket is definitely the best option for a meal kit delivery service.
What’s Inside Sun Basket Review – February 2019
When you place your order, you get to choose from 18 different meals, so quite a bit of variety. Those meals include options for vegetarians, vegans, seafood, poultry and meat. They also have gluten-free options.
With my order, I received ingredients to make 3 meals:
- Roasted Italian Sausages and Spiced Vegetables with Romesco
- Pork Chops with Fig-Rosemary Sauce and Quinoa-Endive Salad
- Mongolian Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Fresh Ramen
The ingredients were separated into bags, so it’s easy to know which ingredients are used for each meal.
The box also came with a book that included all of the recipes I could have chosen from, which is awesome. I now have 18 recipes I can make at home, if I choose not to continue the service.
The book also had a recipe for a DIY Bath Soak, and as a huge fan of homemade bath products, this was right up my alley.
Roasted Italian Sausages and Spiced Vegetables with Romesco
The first meal I made was their roasted Italian sausage. It was a pretty simple dish to put together, and I loved the combination of cabbage with brussels sprouts and carrots. It came with a Turkish seasoning blend which was great on the veggies.
The one thing I didn’t like about this dish was the Romesco sauce contained almonds, and both my daughter and I have nut allergies. I am glad the label indicated it contained almonds, so we didn’t accidentally eat it.
Pork Chops with Fig-Rosemary Sauce and Quinoa-Endive Salad
The second meal we tried was the pork chops. Again – I guess I didn’t look at the ingredients on the meals before I ordered them, so I was surprised to pull a bag of roasted pistachios out. I immediately pitched them in the trash.
Luckily, the meal was great without the pistachios!
The sliced endive paired with the quinoa was quite lovely. The sauce is made with dried figs, apple cider, mustard, and rosemary and the combination was delicious. It’s definitely a sauce I will create again!
My only complaint with this dish was the two pork chops had very different thicknesses, so I had to pull one off the pan about 4 minutes before the other one.
Mongolian Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Fresh Ramen
This was the last dish we tried, and I cooked it 5 days after the box arrived. I kept the sirloin in my fridge during those five days, and it went bad before I got to cook it.
Luckily, I had a couple extra sirloin steaks in my freezer, so I was able to sub those in. But, if you plan on cooking your Sun Basket meal more than 3 days after delivery, I would recommend storing the meat in the freezer.
This was probably the easiest of all the dishes to cook – it only took about 20 minutes to make. The fresh ramen noodles were delicious.
Is it Worth it?
The short answer – yes! I think Sun Basket is worth the cost. Especially when you take advantage of promo codes
(see –>$80 Off – $40 and $20 Off the First, Second & Third Orders)
Buying all organic ingredients is expensive, and I think the price for these meals is reasonable. Their Classic Menu is priced at $11.99 per serving, and their Family Menu is $10.99 per serving. That is less than I would spend eating out, and again, organic ingredients.
I also appreciated pairing together ingredients I wouldn’t think go together, to give me ideas for future meals.
I would just caution when ordering Sun Basket to scan their allergy list, because it is easy to miss when you’re selecting your meals.
If you want to try it out, click on this link to get $80 Off – $40 and $20 Off the First, Second & Third Orders!
I love learning how to create things from scratch, so I know what ingredients go into everything from homemade face scrubs to clean eating recipes. I enjoy sharing my favorite recipes with other families so they can have a healthier home, too!