Sun Basket Review & Giveaway

December 14, 2015

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I have to admit, I have been skeptical of “cook-your-own-meal” delivery boxes. Sure, I’ve known friends who have tried them out and really liked them but those are the friends that don’t like cooking or don’t feel comfortable throwing together a full meal.

I was skeptical until the generous and friendly people at Sun Basket reached out to me asking if I would like to do a review of their service and meals. Of course I accepted the offer and can honestly say, was totally surprised with the outcome.

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After picking out my favorite three meals from the always new weekly menu, I received my Sun Basket box within a few short days. 

What is Sun Basket?

Sun Basket is a healthy cooking service that delivers fresh, organic ingredients right to your door, including the recipes you need for each meal. Their mission is to make it easy to cook healthy, delicious food made with quality ingredients. Each week, Chef Justine Kelly, formally of the Award-winning Slanted Door restaurant in San Francisco, develops the quick, healthy recipes that you get to pick from – including gluten-free, Paleo, and vegetarian options!

The seasonal ingredients are fresh from local farms in California, and a hop, skip and a jump away from where I live (bonus points!). The meals you receive even come with information about the farms from where the ingredients are sourced. I love knowing where my food is from and this adds such a personal touch to each box! Aside from all of that, all produce is non-GMO, sustainably sourced from those West Coast farms, and the meats are pastured raised (along with sustainable seafood).

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How does Sun Basket work?

So simple! You pick your meals (remember, they’ve got incredible gluten-free, paleo, and vegetarian options!), Sun Basket then goes to work pre-measuring, packaging and providing step-by-step super easy instructions. You open your meal bag, toss everything on the counter and get to work creating your dish. 

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What I loved about Sun Basket…

*Few ingredients: Upon opening meal 1, I found a distinct lack of ingredients to be used for this dish. I usually have a zillion and one things laying out on the counter, waiting to be chopped, sliced, measured. No so with my Sun Basket meals, each ingredient was already to go- aside from a few chops and slices, you just open, mix, sauté.

*Prep and cook time: After reviewing the recipe’s instructions, I got to work. The recipes I received ranged from 30-45 minutes of combined prep and cook time for the meal to be completed. I was really skeptical that the timing was accurate since a full meal of Paleo Middle Eastern Turkey Meatballs with Cauliflower Couscous would take 15 minutes of prep and 30 minutes of cooking. Well, I decided to test this time and from start to finish, opening my bag of goodies to plating my meal, it took a full 43 minutes- two minutes quicker than allotted!

*Incredible recipes and flavors: Along with the few ingredients, I just figured the meals would be simple tasting, bland. Once again, I was wrong. I rarely admit when I’m wrong because I rarely am 😉 but although the recipes were simple, super easy, and quick, they had a ton of flavor- like amazing flavor- so much flavor that I’ll be making all of these dishes again for others.

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Reasons you should try Sun Basket:

  • Easy and simple recipes
  • Everything is done for you!
  • Affordable – each meal is roughly $11 (way cheaper than going out to eat and spot on for the quality of meats and produce used)
  • Incredibly tasty, vibrant meals!
  • Unique and different- you’ll always get something new and unique seasonings and recipes
  • Cater to healthy lifestyle and diets – again, they have Paleo, gluten-free and vegetarian options
  • Perfect amount of food – each meal serves two perfectly. Just the right amount of food and portion size
  • Great to work with- Sun Basket has been amazing to work with. Responsive, friendly, AND the recycle their boxes and packaging with a pre-paid shipping label… if that’s not awesome, I don’t know what is
  • Quick and easy delivery to CA, OR, WA, NV, CO, ID, AZ and UT! That’s a huge territory of mouthwatering meals just waiting to be delivered to!

How to get started…

*First, enter for your chance to win a FREE week of Sun Basket organic meal delivery!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Second, after you enter the giveaway, go ahead and get your 3 FREE MEALS from Sun Basket (no commitment!)

*Then use my link to get $30 off your Sun Basket order!!

Sun Basket Recipes

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Alisa @ Go Dairy Free December 15, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Hopefully I signed up right – this looks great!! Thanks for doing a review on it Lori 🙂

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meinda singer December 14, 2015 at 1:36 PM

I don’t see where you enter your email to enter the contest

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Lori December 14, 2015 at 1:41 PM

Hi Meinda,

You have to log in to enter so they know who you are. Good luck!! Let me know if you still need help!

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