Thank you to SunBasket for partnering together for this post.
When I first met my husband many years ago, one of the first things he won me over with was his cooking. Over the years, we’ve taken our turns cooking for each other and for the kids, but lately, as things get busier with the blog, he has been doing more of the cooking. He is so good at coming up with meals, without a recipe. Me, on the other hand, LOVE following a recipe, almost to a fault sometimes! We also don’t have too much time after work to cook every night (did you know we are busy people? I am sure you are too…), so we do tend to cook in bulk and eat leftovers.
I recently got to try out SunBasket, which is a healthy meal delivery service that sends you fresh seasonal ingredients and recipes right to your doorstep. They came with huge cool packs that you can send back to them with the boxes so they can recycle and reuse after you are done. All you really need on hand is usually salt, pepper or oil to add to the recipes, but they have everything else covered.
Generally, whenever I cook, I tend to stick to the same recipes and meals. With SunBasket, they have different plans, I got the 3 meals for 2 people and each meal essentially has a main dish and some sides to go along with it. The recipe cards say the amount of time each recipe will take to prep and cook (mine ranged from about 25-40 minutes total time), however, I found that for me, it took just a little bit longer than those times, but maybe it’s because I was taking pictures and snapping along the way, but anyways…
You guys, the meals were VERY delicious. I used ingredients I had never used before, the side dishes were actually quite simple which gave me hope for the future, and even the kids were able to help us finish up the meals as well. My husband agreed that they were super tasty too! When you break down the price, it comes down to about $11.47 a meal. Now I wish I could have done a true comparison of buying all the ingredients vs. getting sent all of the ingredients, but the fact that you DON’T have to go to spend as much time at the grocery store (because I would imagine you still need to go for some things) is time saved. And time = money, right?
I actually have to say that this last recipe had the wrong photo and recipe on the card. I quickly figured it out when it didn’t say what I need to do with the sweet potato! However, luckily all of the recipes are listed online as well so I was able to find out the correct recipe pretty easily. And I love that I have it as a saved bookmark now for future reference, because our house is too messy to keep around paper recipe cards… or at least know where to find them months later. 🙁
All in all, I was very impressed with the service, the taste of the cooked food, and I already know I can follow directions pretty well, so that was a bonus. When choosing your meal plans, they do have Paleo, gluten-free and vegetarian options as well as breakfast too. Their current delivery areas are California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Nevada, as an FYI. I think getting this meal delivery service is a great idea for moms to be gift, wedding gift, or really just a gift for yourself when it is snowing and cold outside and you don’t want to go out and buy groceries or spend time meal planning! Have you tried a meal delivery service before? Would love to know your thoughts if you have! If not, then I’ve got info below if you want to try this out for yourself!
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