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Eating healthy can be a chore at times but if done right, you can probably allay some of that FOMO that’s got you cursing the produce aisle. One way to get you there is by hitching your kitchen to Sun Basket. This meal kit company delivers delicious ingredients straight to your door, with inventive, easy recipes that while they might not have you convinced that you missed your calling as a Michelin-starred chef, can definitely have you cooking your own scrumptious—and healthy—meals at home in no time.
How Does Sun Basket Work?
Every week on Sun Basket you will receive meals that you selected from the classic or family menu. On the classic menu you have 18 meals to pick from each week including some vegetarian and vegan options, and on the family plan you’ll have your choice of 6 meals each week, also including some vegetarian and vegan options.
On the classic menu you can select a 3 recipes per week plan for either 2 or 4 people. On the family menu you can select 2, 3, or 4 recipes per week for 4 people. The recipes are meant to take from 20-40 minutes to prepare, and all of the ingredients are pre-measured. You’ll receive your ingredients each week in eco-friendly packaging, and can always skip a week or cancel at any time.
Sun Basket provides its customers with organic and non-GMO seasonal ingredients, so you can rest assured you’re getting only the best. The company includes a money-back guarantee on all food if you are unhappy with the service—providing that you contact the support team within 7 days of delivery.
What Does Sun Basket Offer?
Sun Basket’s recipes bring together all types of proteins from fresh salmon to buffalo chicken wings, organic produce, and fun—and hard to pronounce—ingredients like harissa and tapenade.
Pictured: Harissa-Rubbed Chicken with Artichoke Tapenade and Seared Lettuce
The recipes also have labels to help you narrow down the options, including “soy-free,” “gluten-free,” “vegan,” “lean and clean,” “paleo,” and “super speedy,” to name just a few. If you want to make things easier, you can sign up for one of the specific meal plans, where each week you will be sent meals that adhere to your stipulations.
This could mean, for instance, signing up for the paleo plan, or the vegetarian or Mediterranean plans. In addition to helping people eat healthier—or just more of the things they like—selecting a plan like “gluten-free” or “diabetes healthy” can actually help people with dietary restrictions.
Pictured: Seared Tuna and Black Rice Bowls with Roasted Sweet Potato and Nori
If you have a family, you should take a look at the Family Menu, which features 6 child-friendly recipes each week. These include vegetarian meal options too and whatever you order will come portioned for 4 adults. Arguably, these deals for 4 adults may be the best deal offered by Sun Basket.
Pictured: Fast Fettuccine Bolognese with Garlic-Sautéed Baby Broccoli
With over 99% organic produce, Sun Basket puts the quality of its ingredients as one of its top selling points—and with good reason. In addition to the premium ingredients, the recipes are designed to be easy to make in as little as 15 minutes, no matter your level of kitchen expertise.
You can also give the gift of good food with Sun Basket. Make custom purchases or buy a $200 gift card, which will give the person of your choosing 2 weeks of 3 recipes for 2 people.
Pictured: Deconstructed Samosas with Chickpeas, New Potatoes, and Peas
What’s It Gonna Cost Me?
As you would expect, the pricing of Sun Basket differs depending on the meal plan you select. Pricing is as follows:
Classic Menu - price for 3 recipes/week
Meals Weekly total
2 people $11.99 $71.94
4 people $11.99 $143.88
Family Menu
Recipes per week Price/serving Weekly total
2 $10.99 $87.92
3 $10.99 $131.88
4 $10.99 $175.84
Shipping
One drawback of Sun Basket is the shipping fee on all orders. After the first introductory week, you will be charged $6.99 shipping for each shipment, no matter how many meals you order
Sun Baskets ships to 47 states, so if you live in Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, or in certain parts of New Mexico or North Dakota, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
Getting Your Box
When you order with Sun Basket, your recipe cards and ingredients come directly to your door. The box is made of a blend of recycled and virgin kraft paper and you can leave it with your curbside recycling when you’re done. The insulation is made of 100% shredded recycled paper, and the gel packs are 98% water and 2% non-GMO cotton and are completely recyclable as well. The containers are made of plastic which in many areas can be put out with your curbside recycling. If not, they’re always reusable.
Help & Support
The Sun Basket website is full of useful information arranged by subject both on the homepage and on the FAQ page. You should be able to find answers to your questions there, and if not, you can get in touch via email or telephone with a Sun Basket support team member. There is no live chat option available at the moment.
So, What’s for Dinner?
Ok, so the shipping isn’t included and the people of Montana (not to mention Alaska and Hawaii) deserve to try out the offerings too. Nonetheless, Sun Basket has created one of the more impressive meal kit delivery services in the industry, with a simple recipe based on premium ingredients (including organic produce), easy and inventive recipes, and a wealth of options for how you can customize your meal plan to your kitchen. So, if you’re ready to really test drive your kitchen and see how easy it can be to eat healthy, give Sun Basket a ring.
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