AS IF THE ADORABLE BRANDING WASN'T A GOOD ENOUGH REASON......
I have wanted to try a meal delivery service for the longest time. I used to do Galley when I lived in the city, which delivered precooked gluten free meals that just needed to be heated up. Those saved me a ton of time and stress of trying to come up with delicious and healthy meals. Unfortunately, Galley doesn't deliver to my new suburbia location so I was in the market for a new solution. A lot of the delivery "boxes" or whatever you want to refer to them as, didn't have specific gluten free options and would require me to substitute items from my own pantry. I know this sounds high maintenance but if I am paying $60+ per box I don't want to have to shop for my own supplementary items! I was super excited to hear about Sun Basket (actually via the "Straight Up With Stassi" podcast.... shoutout!). They have gluten free, paleo, dairy free, soy free, and vegetarian options while still featuring absolutely delicious recipes. Each meal averages around $12.50 each when you break it down, which really isn't bad when I factor in all of the groceries I buy that go to waste. Plus the fact that I see those brown labeled bags in my fridge and remember the money I spent on them helps to motivate me to actually get cooking!
Matt and I have used this as a bonding experience and have actually grown to really enjoy cooking together. Even I have found some solace in coming home from work, putting on a podcast, and focusing on putting together a delicious dinner. I have to say these meals that I have made from Sun Basket are some of the best recipes I have ever come across and honestly things that I never even thought that I could make for myself as corny as that sounds.
These Chipotle Chilaquiles with black beans were a personal favorite of mine. Dare I see even more satisfying than my usual Chipotle bowl go to. This is a gluten free, vegetarian, and soy free option that did not disappoint! I also really like that they have the calorie counts and the prep time listed.
These Seared Salmon Tacos with asparagus-scallion salsa and lime yogurt, which I actually made tonight, are a prime example of how the calorie counts are decent and the portion sizes are plentiful. Another thing I love is the use of interesting ingredients that aren't staples in my home. I wouldn't go out and purchase a huge helping of pumpkin seeds, for example, without prompting but having them in small portions allows you to taste test and see how you like them before committing to them becoming a pantry staple.
I completely recommend Sun Basket to anyone looking to make some delicious, healthy meals. This has made me infinitely more confident in the kitchen AND you even get recipe cards to keep and 24/7 access to the recipe collection in the Sun Basket app.
If you want to give it a try, use my link HERE for 3 free meals!
Let me know how you like it!
Blonde babe. Maryland native. Crohn's crushing puppy mother to two sweet rescues.
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