I received two meals from Sun Basket, through the MomsMeet program, in exchange for my review. No other compensation has been exchanged.
You all know I love to meal plan, and I tend to keep things pretty simple around here. Occasionally, I want to switch things up a bit and I love the idea of meal subscriptions, but I wasn’t sure how one would fit into our lifestyle. We were selected to try Sun Basket a few weeks ago and I was really excited about trying them out!
Unfortunately, I didn’t realize when the food would be delivered, and it arrived while I was out of town. (I’m sure you can normally choose when food will be delivered, but I didn’t have a say in this.) I gave my husband a heads up so he could handle the food when it arrived. According to Sun Basket, the food needs to be refrigerated within 8 hours after delivery. So the meat when into the freezer, and everything else was refrigerated.
Since I wanted to take pictures, he didn’t want to cook them right away. They arrived on Thursday, and I made the meals on Saturday and Sunday. (I spent Mother’s Day cooking!) We received ingredients for Sesame-crusted chicken with roasted new potato salad and Vietnamese steak stir-fry with jasmine rice.
The ingredients for each meal arrive in their own paper bag. The meat is packaged separately and labeled for the meal it goes with. (Our meat was interesting. I don’t know if I was supposed to get the meat for Stroganoff. However, I used it because I had no other options.)
So the recipes were not difficult to follow. I loved everything pre-measured. The packaging was recyclable or compostable, and I loved that it wasn’t so wasteful. It was clearly labeled and when it came to how hot something was, the recipe told you what could be reduced (or added) so it wasn’t over-spicey for kids.
The meals were tasty! I wish there was a little more protein. Or 6 servings. We like to cook enough to have leftovers for lunch.
Pricing for Sun Basket is $9.99 per serving. Their new family menus have 4 servings. You can choose from Chef’s Choice, Vegetarian or Gluten-Free. I love the options! You can also choose to get 2 or 4 recipes in a week. There’s also a classic menu, which offers 3 recipes a week has has 2 or 4 servings and sells for $11.49 per serving. They also have more options, including Paleo and Rise & Shine (a breakfast.)
The recipes will change since the ingredients will be seasonal. You can find out more about their farms on their website. All of the ingredients are organic! The meat is all humanely raised and antibiotic and hormone-free – something I look for in meat when I purchase it.
Again, I’ve never tried a meal subscription. I’ve been intrigued, and I think this is a great way to try new foods (ones that your kids might eat) and save time on shopping. I also don’t keep a lot of the ingredients that were sent to me on hand, so the cost would have definitely been balanced out by that.
Have you tried a meal subscription service in the past?