Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which means YBC earns a small commission should you make a purchase. Thanks for the support! Sun Basket provided me with a few meals in exchange for writing this post. As always, these opinions are my own.
A few weeks back on snapchat (@yogaby_candace), I talked about how I kept seeing all these different meal delivery services pop up. There are so many services out there and I wondered how the process actually worked. Was the food any good? Was it easy to assemble? I thought I'd give a few a try, so here's the first one: Sun Basket.
The main reason I was intrigued by Sun Basket was because their ingredients are organic and non-GMO. They also offer Gluten-free, Paleo and Vegetarian options, so that's really nice if you're following a specific diet.
The Ordering Process:
So, ordering was pretty easy. I just went to Sun Basket, and chose my three meals. They switch up their meals every so often so there is a good variety. You can choose three recipes that serve two or four people for $11.49 per meal. I picked three meals that I wanted to try, and checked out.
The Delivery Process:
They ship weekly, and my box of food arrived on a Wednesday. All the ingredients you need, along with instructions, come in an insulated box with ice packs so everything is meant to stay fresh. They say you should cook your meals within three days of receiving them.
Coriander-crusted tuna Nicoise
This was my first time searing tuna steaks and it really couldn't have been simpler. The meal was made with simple, wholesome ingredients but had little touches that I normally wouldn't have done on my own to make it taste restaurant-quality. For example, I like cherry tomatoes, but I never think to buy them and put them in salads. And I'm so boring with my dressings, I always make the same probiotic-rich one with leftover sauerkraut juice. In my Sun Basket delivery I received cherry tomatoes and a mustard balsamic dressing that both added so much unexpected flavor.
Pro: Unexpected delicious flavor from foods I wouldn't normally cook on my own. Also, I loved the easy to follow instructions and the fact that they were printed on thick cardstock so you can save them for another time. I also really liked the fact that you essentially get the opportunity to cook things you wouldn't normally make.
Con: When I went to make the meal on the first night I received the box, the lettuce had started to go bad and I could only use about half of what was sent. It wasn't a big deal to me, but I definitely would've been peeved had I paid for the meal.
Steaks with artichoke-red pepper tapenade and sweet potato fries
This is yet another example of a meal that I never would've made had I been left to my own devices. I've never cooked with artichoke before, and found the instructions to be simple and easy to follow and the meal came out delicious (although I accidentally overcooked the steak a little bit).
Pro: I loved getting to cook with ingredients I've never used before. I thought the instructions were easy to follow. All the ingredients were fresh, and I made this exactly three days after I'd received my shipment.
Overall, I loved this service. I found it incredible convenient that they deliver the ingredients and instructions straight to your doorstep, and I appreciated that the ingredients were organic and non-gmo. While these meals were gifted to me in exchange for a review, I will say that given the quality of the ingredients, I think the price is well worth what you get! Place your order here and let me know what you think.
Have you ever used a service like this? Which one? What were your thoughts? Let me know down in the comments section below!