In The Kitchen With Sun Basket - YUMMommy

In The Kitchen With Sun Basket


I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions.  Compensation for this post was provided and this post may contain affiliate links.

If there's one room in our home that I spend a lot of time in it's the kitchen.  Because there are some pretty serious food allergies in our family, I cook breakfast, lunch and dinner mostly from scratch every day.  When 2017 started, one of my goals was that I wanted to start mixing things up in the kitchen and exposing my family to new dishes.  So I was excited when Moms Meet reached out and offered us a chance to try out a Sun Basket Meal Kit.  I was delighted to find that they have meal options to suit a variety of dietary needs and restrictions.

3 Free Meals - Sun Basket

Packed in a 100% recyclable and compostable packaging, we absolutely loved our meal kit.  Keep reading to find out which recipes we tried as well as a few reasons we think your family should give Sun Basket a try as well. 


Healthy Fresh Ingredients


When I opened my Sun Basket meal kit, right away one of the things I appreciated most were that the ingredients were super fresh as well as top-notch.  I'm a country girl and come from a family of farmers and vegetable gardeners.  So I know great quality produce when I see it.  It was as if I'd gone out to my own garden, picked my produce and then came back inside to prepare my meal.

Sun Basket only uses ingredients that organic and sustainably-source.  This was another huge plus for me.  In my opinion, organic food, especially produce and meats have a better taste, smell and are just over all better for our bodies.  Think about it, you don't have to worry about your food being sprayed down with harmful pesticides or your if your meat is full yucky antibiotics or hormones.  



Explore The World Through Healthy Food Options

Physical travel isn't the only way to visit other countries.  As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to spice up our menu offerings here at the YUMMommy casa.  What better way to switch things up than by enjoying foods from or inspired by other cultures?!  With our Sun Basket meal kit, we got to do just that and didn't have to sacrifice our healthy eating habits either. 


So our Sun Basket kit came with two meal options.  My hands down favorite of the two were the Turkey Kebabs with Carrot-Snap Pea Salad and Lemon Couscous.  When I say that this dish was delicious, I mean it was out of this world amazing in terms of flavoring.  I am dying to get my hands on the exact recipe for the tahini dressing and kebab spice blend.  There was not an empty plate on the table or any seconds left by the end of dinner.

This dish combined kebabs and couscous which are two Middle Eastern classics/meal staples as well as the tahini dressing.  I've had traditional and authentic Middle Eastern kebabs and couscous before and Sun Basket really nailed those flavors with this recipe and the ingredients.  It took me back to my experience of dining at a true Middle Eastern restaurant for the first time and falling in love with Middle Eastern food.


Our second meal option was Sesame-crusted Chicken with Roasted New Potato Salad.  This recipe is Asian-inspired and was the brain child of Food Network's chef Tyler Florence along with Chef Justine Kelly, who creates all the other recipes for Sun Basket.  OMG.  I've had and cooked a lot of fried chicken in my life time, but this dish above is by far the best fried chicken I've made to date.  The sesame-tamari dressing along with the fresh lemon juice, ginger and sambal oelek took the chicken to whole 'nother level!  

So I know that potato salad is one of those dishes that folks don't play around with.  In my family, you can blacklisted/permanently uninvited to family gatherings and cookouts if you screw up the potato salad.  However, I would be willing to risk a cookout ban on this Roasted New Potato Salad recipe.  Not only is it healthier, but the taste is so refreshing.  The roasted potato really meshes well with the baby spinach and Persian cucumbers.  Again the sesame-tamari dressing drizzled over top gives that extra kick that will have you reaching for seconds. 


Affordable

Before trying Sun Basket, I was interested in trying other meal kit delivery services.  Don't get me wrong I love cooking, but sometimes it's nice to have the guess work and shopping aspect taken care of by someone else.  I'm a busy mom and wife.  However, one of the reasons I had been holding out on trying these services is that the family plans were a bit a pricey for some of the meal kits that are similar to Sun Basket in terms of ingredient quality and having recipes that met our dietary needs.


Well, Sun Basket charges $9.99 per serving for their family menu plan option which serves a family of four comfortably.  That's basically $40 for a healthy, organic gourmet meal.  If I were buy these same ingredients or even take my family out to gourmet restaurant and order either of these meals, I can tell you know that I'd be spending more than $40.  We've been there, done that and spend a small fortune.  So kudos to Sun Basket for finding a way to offer families nutritious meal options without the need to break the bank.

Family Bonding

Hands down my favorite part of being the kitchen, aside from the actual cooking, is bonding with my children.  From start to finish, cooking with my kids is such a treat and brings me great joy.  When they're busy and focused on doing their best to make sure our dishes turn out right, that's when they're also the most relax.  Our conversations aren't guarded and they confide in me.

No matter where we live or what place we call home, the kitchen will always be our sacred space!  And I love the Sun Basket gets the importance of getting kids involved.  They actually encourage us as parents to let them help with the meal.  So at the bottom of each recipe is a Kids can! guide with a list of tasks that are kid-friendly for each recipe.  Again the guess work is taken care of for you.

Overall, I'd highly recommend that all families try out the Sun Basket meal kit.  Whether you're looking to eat healthier, want to explore different cultures via your taste buds or like creating new memories in the kitchen with your children like me, this is meal kit for you guys.  You can click here to get 50% off your first order.


In the next coming days make sure you stop back by the blog because I'll be sharing video of our cooking process for each recipe!  Don't forget to check out Sun Basket on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

Does your family cook together?  Have you ever tried a meal kit delivery service.

5 comments

  1. Everything looks great! I'm like you; I've been interested in these type of services but with a family of 5 it comes to be so expensive. That 50% off is definitely tempting though lol

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  2. this looks so delicious!! i always try to eat healthy but honestly i´m not that good at cooking. u¿i have heard lots about this cooking kits delivery that i want to try one hehe. i hope i can find one here in my country.

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  3. I've been wanting to try something like this. I wonder if this would work for my family of five. This looks really good and healthy! I love that. :)
    xo
    -Dean
    www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

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  4. That looks great! Something to definitely try out.

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  5. I've never heard of Sun Basket before but, by the sound of it, I love what they're all about!

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