If you like cooking quick, tasty recipes with organic food, you’re in luck: Sun Basket, a premium organic cooking delivery service, has now expanded its reach to both coasts.
It works like this: Each week, Sun Basket’s chef and nutritionist create a menu with choices of recipes, and you choose 3 meals for 2 or 4 people at $11.49 per meal. If you like, you can customize it with paleo, gluten-free, or vegetarian options. (Most of the recipes are dinner, but you can choose breakfast meals too!) Once a week, all of the pre-measured ingredients you need, along with step-by-step recipes, are delivered to your door. The ingredients are all organic, non-GMO, and sustainably sourced, so you can eat clean with a clear conscience.
We had a chance to try Sun Basket this month, and we were seriously impressed. The recipes were super-easy. The food wasn’t just good – it was outstanding. And when you’re finished, there’s an easy solution to the issue of what to do with all of the packaging: You simply slap on an enclosed return label and just have UPS pick it up for you.
We tried two recipes in our week: pan-roasted salmon with orange-jicama salad; and sauteed kale with chickpeas and tomato-olive relish.
The salmon was sensational. Mr. Jolly Tomato declared it the best meal he had had in weeks. And the kids lapped up the orange-jicama salad/salsa, which had a lively mint-cilantro-lime dressing. It was super-simple to prepare and we could see this becoming a weeknight staple.
The kale was also amazing. It would be great to say that the whole family loved it, but to be honest I ate all of it myself (first for lunch, then for dinner) and selfishly didn’t give anyone else a chance to try it. What made it so good was the lemon-dill sauce on the tomato and olive relish – it really just livened up every single flavor in the dish. As I was eating it, I was thinking to myself that it might be easy to become a vegan after all if that was how I could eat every day.
Sun Basket has a lot of great things going for it – The ingredients are high-quality and the recipes are easy and incredibly tasty – and whether you’re paleo, vegetarian, or even gluten-free, there are plenty of recipes for you. You don’t have to do any meal planning or shopping to create a great dinner. Plus, the packaging is the easiest to return of any meal/cooking delivery service we’ve had. That said, if you’re going to sign up for one of these services, you have to go into it knowing that you’ll need to do the cooking and the dishes, so bear in mind that some of the work is on you.
Sun Basket is currently delivering to Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, Vermont, and parts of Arkansas.
The delivery charge is $5.99 per week, but the first week’s delivery for subscriptions is free. So for the two-person plan you’ll pay $68.94 for the first week and $74.93 thereafter. For the four-person plan, you’ll pay $137.88 for the first week and $143.87 thereafter. You can skip any week or cancel at any time.
Interested? Let us know if you try it! We’re off to make some more of that orange-jicama salsa.
Blogger disclosure: Sun Basket sent us meals for review purposes. We did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are our own.