Food delivery services can be a fantastic way to add a convenient dimension to your life. You can not only save time by skipping the grocery store, but also save time by not having to think about preparing meals.
Sun Basket is one of today’s many meal delivery companies providing easy meal choices for a range of dietary needs and preferences.
Sun Basket is a food delivery service that directly packages, prepares, and sends meal kits to your home. Although you still have to cook the food yourself, Sun Basket provides you with a fast and easy way to access and prepare ingredients for your meals.
What Is Sun Basket?
Sun Basket is all about fresh, balanced, natural non-GMO meals. They try to source their meat from local farmers’ markets, which is a fantastic task. Usually, their feeds are between 500-800 calories, and they aim to match the nutritional profile of each meal so that you get the right combination of protein, fat, and carbs. Some places will get delivery of Sun Basket Monday-Thursday.
Sun Basket provides several various diet meal plans. You can get Paleo, Lean & Healthy, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Mediterranean, and something called “Chef’s Preference”, and there’s something literally for everyone.
They chose the vegetarian box so we could easily have changed the recipes to become vegan. All meal plans for two people are $11.99 per meal and include three meals per package. The family package pays for $10.99 a meal for four people.
How Does Sun Basket Work?
The first thing you’ll need to do to start your delivery service with Sun Basket is to build an account on their website. You can use your e-mail address or sign in to your Facebook account to do so. Once you’ve built an account, you’ll be taken to a screen where you can tailor your meal plan to suit your dietary needs. You can choose to feed two or four people.
Then, there’s a Family or Classic Menu choice. The Family Menu features essential, child-friendly dishes, too. If you want to go on the family path, there’s also a vegetarian choice to choose from. You can then opt to get 2-4 recipes and delivery of the meal kits.
After you have entered your expectations, you will be taken to the next screen where you can enter the details of your order. I like the ease of paying by credit card or through PayPal.
Look out for the fine print here. Sun Basket tells you that you are starting a subscription, which includes future deliveries, as well. You have the choice under the “My Account” section of the website, to make adjustments to your meal plan or cancel the service at any time.
Here’s a rundown of pricing at Sun Basket. Furthermore, there is now a special promotion: Get $35 off plus four free gifts ($60 value) * – specific exclusions can apply.
The Best Vegetarian Options
Eggplant and Potato Moussaka with Lentil-Walnut Kima
Sun basket substituted protein-rich red lentils and walnuts for the ground beef influenced by a traditional kima sauce – the Greek version of Bolognese. In this soothing Greek classic, roasted eggplant, and umami-packed nutritional yeast amp up the flavor.
Warm Fusilli Salad with Roasted Winter Squash and Mushrooms
Gluten-free quinoa fusilli is filled with protein and has a delicious, nutty flavor that will make up your pasta go-to. Pleasant winter squash and savory mushrooms fire up the quota of satisfaction and add their own hearty flavors.
Udon Noodle Salad with Gingered Tofu and Pickled Vegetables
This colorful noodle salad has all the flavors and great textures. Chewy udon, tofu rich in umami, and crisp, vinegary pickles. This comes together in just 20 minutes and is a perfect make-ahead meal for an al ‘desko lunch.
Red Bean and Pumpkin Chili with Cashew Crema
The vegan version has hearty red kidney beans and pumpkin drizzled with cashew crema, as satisfying and indulgent as traditional chili. The signature spice blend of Chef Justine makes the chili blue-ribbon worthy.
Sun Basket is slightly more expensive compared to other meal kit services. Still, I think the quality of the ingredients reflects the price. Vegetarian or vegan meal plans are not discounted.