Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cooking with Sun Basket + Fabulous Giveaway!

Sun Basket offered me a free box in exchange for a blog post review of their services. All opinions expressed here are my own.

So perhaps you made some goals or resolutions back in January. And maybe those involved food. Whether or not they involved food, I hope your 2016 has thus far been filled with lots of delicious meals. 

Back in December, I was asked to try out Sun Basket. It was perfect timing actually. As final exams approached, I had been spending way too much money at Whole Foods hot bar because I was too stressed to meal plan and cook. Enter Sun Basket! Sun Basket is a healthy meal kit service which delivers organic ingredients and easy recipes for cooking at home. Each week, Sun Basket's Chef develops a number of quick and nutritious recipes to choose from which can accommodate any dietary preferences, including Paleo, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free diets. The organic ingredients are sourced from West Coast farms, along with sustainable meat and seafood. They've thought about the details - the packaging is 100% recyclable.

I selected three gluten-free recipes to make: Rosemary Pork Loin with Roasted Winter Veggies, Senegalese Chicken in Peanut Sauce with Broken Rice, and Curried Shrimp and Japanese Sweet Potato Stir Fry (to die for).

I was so excited when my box of ingredients arrived, because the only boxes I have been receiving lately are boxes of textbooks!

Each recipe is clearly outlined and explained on a corresponding recipe card, which includes nutritional information, something this RD-to be certainly appreciates. The ingredients are all measured out for you already and all you have to do is further prepare them by following the recipe. When I made our first recipe, the Senegalese Chicken, I thought - there is no way this is going to be enough food for Brent and myself. However, we had at least two servings of was plenty.

Chopping for the Senegalese Chicken dish

Overall, I really enjoyed my Sun Basket experience. It helped me 'cook outside the box' and I am grateful for it getting me out of the Whole Foods hot bar funk I had been in. 

Rosemary Pork Loin with Roasted Winter Veggies

I think Sun Basket is a good option for people who want to try some different types of recipes, are trying to implement meal-planning and home-cooked meals into their life, and for people who enjoy cooking. I appreciated the high-quality ingredients and that each meal had plenty of vegetables; a few of my friends have tried other meal prep services and expressed disappointment over the lack of vegetables in each meal. Not only were Sun Basket's meals healthy, but they were tasty too.

I am so excited to share with you the following:
  • Sun Basket is giving SheEatsWell readers a $30 off code, click on the link to get $30 off your Sun Basket order: Try Sun Basket ----> then you'll redeem your offer, select your meals, and all that fun stuff.
  • You can also enter to win a free delivery of Sun Basket meals: 3 meals for 2 people, worth $68.94. You can enter via the Rafflecopter below! 
I'll announce the winner of the giveaway on Monday February 22, 2016.

Happy week to you all! 

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