Cooking Healthy Meals With Sun Basket Theresa October 23, 2016 Cooking, Lifestyle 40 Comments Disclosure: This article includes affiliate links. I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion. Do you have a hard time coming up with healthy recipe ideas and buying the items you need at the grocery store? If you do, Sun Basket food delivery service is a great solution for you. You can get fresh ingredients that come with a simple-to-follow recipe. Each week, the recipes are inspired by a different region, and the meals taste incredible. 4 Reasons You Should Start Cooking Healthy Meals With Sun Basket Food Delivery Although you can choose from many food delivery services, Sun Basket stands out for many different reasons. Check out four reasons why Sun Basket can help you start cooking healthy meals. Reason 1: Fresh Ingredients When you order meals, you get fresh, healthy ingredients delivered right to your doorstep. Does grocery shopping take you forever? Instead of wandering down aisles in the produce section, you can receive all the vegetables you need for the meals you’ll cook. Since you save time on grocery shopping, you won’t mind the extra prep time. To make things easier, the produce for each meal is separated into a different brown bag. You can immediately recognize what you need for your meal. All of the produce we received was in excellent condition. Since the meat could last five days until after its arrival to be cooked, I waited several days to cook some of the vegetables. All of the vegetables remained in great condition, even though some of it stayed in my refrigerator for days before cooking. Another nice feature is that the recipe selections encourage you to be more adventurous with your taste buds. While I wouldn’t usually eat swiss chard, I discovered that it paired well with red meat. If you find yourself stuck in a recipe rut, chances are good that you aren’t eating the healthiest you could eat. With a food delivery service like Sun Basket, you can try out new ingredients to discover different ways to integrate awesome, delicious produce into your diet more frequently. Reason 2: The Opportunity To Learn About Other Cultures Sun Basket has a Globetrotter program that allows you to collect stamps to participate in a sweepstakes and earn a $15 Amazon gift card. One of the food boxes we tried out was based on recipes from Sicily. Since my maternal grandparents are from there, I enjoyed trying out the recipe. Although I have never been as far south as Sicily, I have fond memories of spending a summer in Florence studying Italian at the Lorenzo de Medici Institute. Having a bit of Italy delivered to my door brought a beautiful moment to my Saturday afternoon. With fresh, beautiful ingredients, the food looked very inspiring! The dish was the caponata with quinoa pasta. I thought the flavors were well balanced. I enjoyed the basic and simple flavors from the eggplant, tomato, and pasta. For a tangy twist, you add capers, olives, some vinegar, and cheese, while a hint of honey makes it a bit sweet. I cooked a lot of onions, the eggplant, some celery and other ingredients. Since cooking didn’t take too long, I was able to put this meal together quickly before running out the door for a kids’ birthday party. The final dish made a perfect lunch. It was very flavorful, fun, and different. Although I wouldn’t usually try a vegetarian pasta dish, the delicious flavors of this meal made it very appealing. Caponata is a delicious dish. I wouldn’t have tried it without Sun Basket for a couple reasons. First, the amount of produced involved was plentiful. If I went shopping for the ingredients, it would have taken me a long time. Second, since the dish integrates many different flavors, I would have been nervous to try it out to see if my family enjoyed it. Overall, this was one of my favorite dishes to make. Reason 3: Healthy Meat Selections When you frequently cook with red meat, trying out a new dish with a healthier alternative can be better for you. Eating too much of any one thing isn’t ideal. With Sun Basket, you can try out different types of meat that you wouldn’t normal use in your cooking. One of the delicious meals we tried was the Thai turkey lettuce wraps. Ground turkey was a nice change from the ground beef we usually eat. Usually when we cook with ground turkey, we stick to a few simple recipes, such as tacos or meatballs. I enjoyed the flavors of the dish as well as the healthy, paleo-style ingredients. We also tried out an incredible baked shrimp with tomato, feta, orzo, and mint. I love shrimp, but I rarely make it at home. The recipe was simple to follow. Since all of the shrimp came cleaned, the preparation was simple. With a tangy feta crumbled on top, the dish had a rich flavor that was delightful. You can be more adventurous with the types of meat you try with a food delivery service. Since the ingredients are all high quality and fresh, the recipes come out nice. Even if a recipe isn’t your favorite or you wouldn’t try it again, you will still enjoy eating it. Reason 4: Tasty Meal Selections If you love steaks, you’ve got to order a steak meal. They’re incredible! I tried the steak with red pepper sauce and rosemary-roasted vegetables. If you’re looking for a meal that pleases the whole family, you can find it with Sun Basket. Everyone enjoyed the delicious steak meal. Both of the steak meals I ordered came with high quality cuts of meat. Since the meat was such a good cut, it helped make the flavor of the meal even more incredible. Usually my husband cooks steak when we eat it because he can get a perfect sear, but using this food delivery service encouraged me to get in the kitchen and follow through with making the entire meal. With the second steak meal, we ordered the steak and chimichurri and harissa-roasted sweet potatoes. I loved that the meal was easy to make, and I was happy that the entire family loved it. Even though the chimichurri added a unique flavor that my children weren’t sure about, they loved the steak and ate a lot of it. The sweet potatoes went over well too. Have you tried a food delivery service? If so, which one, and what did you think of it? Share in the comments. For more delicious food ideas, follow Theresa’s Reviews on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flipboard and Youtube. Disclosure This article includes affiliate links. I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion. 40 Responses shalama October 24, 2016 I have not tried a food delivery service but have friends that have done it. Sounds like a good idea though. Reply Bridget | Nutty Hiker October 24, 2016 I keep hearing about all these food delivery services! I have thought about trying them for the simple fact, I hate trying to figure out what to cook for the week =) Thanks for yet another suggestion! Reply Abby @ WinsteadWandering October 24, 2016 I’ve tried a few other meal delivery services, but this one sounds pretty good! I might have to try it. Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy October 24, 2016 It’s so cool to have ingredients from other cultures. That’s something different with these food delivery programs. Looks delicious! Reply celeste October 24, 2016 I love how fresh all the ingredients look! Reply Georgiana October 24, 2016 What a great idea! I loathe going to the grocery store in a big, big way. Having fresh and healthy food delivered just might work. Reply Sabrina October 24, 2016 I never heard of healthy sunbasket but after reading your post I want to look into them. They sound amazing and I love the options they have! Thanks for sharing! Reply Meredith October 24, 2016 This looks so amazing! I’ve always wanted to try a food service! Reply Leah October 24, 2016 I’ve always wanted to try something like this! We have a CSA this year, so we have plenty of fresh vegetables to use. Maybe I’ll try it in the winter months when our crop share slows down and I don’t want to go to the store! Reply Elizabeth Doren October 24, 2016 Everything looks fresh and easy – the best combination Reply Stacy- Taylor411 October 25, 2016 Wow, these pictures look good enough to eat. I actually order from a food service twice a month. I will check this one out, I never heard of them before but their food looks delicious! Reply Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins October 25, 2016 I’ve never tried a food delivery service but they always seem a little pricey to me. I’m okay to try out a new recipe on my own and buy the ingredients at the grocery store. Reply Jen October 25, 2016 I haven’t tried a food delivery service yet, but friends of mine have and love it. Definitely thinking about it. Reply Meghan October 25, 2016 I havent done a food delivery…but it sounds intriguing!!! I hope your meal was delish! Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com Reply Jennifer October 25, 2016 I’ve always wanted to try one of these food delivery services! Reply Trenara October 25, 2016 Never heard of this particular food service, sounds good will have to check them out and thanks for the coupon! Reply Savannah October 25, 2016 I have heard sooooo much about food delivery services, and just haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet. Sun Basket looks super fresh and healthy, and right up my alley though! It truly would be such a time saver to have my groceries delivered to the front door. Thanks so much for sharing! <3 Reply Michael October 26, 2016 It looks good… need to check this out. My wife and I have been looking into doing something like this for a while. Reply Lyndsey October 26, 2016 I’ve never heard of this! going to be checking it out for sure! Reply Claire October 27, 2016 This sounds amazing! I need to try it out ASAP! Reply Shann October 27, 2016 This sounds like such a cool service. I love the idea of the Globetrotter program. I love trying foods from different cultures. Reply Jennifer October 27, 2016 I really should try this! Reply Tiffany |shortsweetmom.com October 27, 2016 I have never done a meal delivery box but I have thought about. This looks like a great option. Thank you for the helpful information. Reply Melissa October 27, 2016 I’ve never heard of this company but it looks delicious. I will look into it to see if it might work for our family. Thank you for sharing! Reply candy October 27, 2016 I live out in the middle of no where so we don’t have this service, it looks really healthy and easy if you don’t have time to go to the grocery store. Reply Stefani @ Crafty Christian October 27, 2016 These look delicious! I would love to give a service like this a try to help me discover new recipes, but I have so many food restrictions. Reply Lacey October 27, 2016 This sounds like a great way to meal plan too which is something I have a super hard time with Reply Roxanne October 27, 2016 I think this is such a brilliant service! Reply Kim @ TheEntrepremomer October 27, 2016 I’ve never heard of Sunbasket, but the meals look delicious! I may have to try them out. Thanks for sharing! Reply Mary Barham October 27, 2016 this looks too good not to check out! Reply Briana October 27, 2016 So many good delivery services out there! This is my first time hearing about Sun Basket but I love that they’re focusing on HEALTHY eating! Reply Erin October 28, 2016 I’ve never heard of this delivery service before, so this is good to know. I love trying foods from other cultures! Reply Gloryanna October 28, 2016 I see food delivery becoming more and more popular. I have heard of Sun Basket before and they always intrigue me! I’d be interested to know what the packaging looks like with all this food when it comes to your door! especially if it’s delivered on a weekly basis! Reply Julie October 28, 2016 Hey anything that keeps me from having to grocery shop sounds like a win already heh Reply Casey@mommaandthepea October 28, 2016 We are at the grocery store EVERY day…uugghh it gets old! I will check this out! Reply Renee groskreutz October 28, 2016 I have not heard of these folks yet. These food delivery services have really intrigued me but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Reply Tara L October 31, 2016 I love the whole Fresh Ingredients and door service. Great way to experience other home cooked meals. I would use this as a gift for someone if they had surgery or someone who just needs a little help like a dad or someone with the kids. Reply Becca @ Nappies & Nail Polish October 31, 2016 I’m seriously starting to consider a food delivery service. I love the idea of getting a real variety of veggies delivered to my door. Reply Shahira November 1, 2016 This looks like such an interesting concept. Sadly we donot have such food delivery services out in our place. Especially the globe trotters program. I would love to taste the different cuisines of every place. Reply 2016 Holiday Gift Guide For Moms - Theresa's Reviews November 13, 2016 […] Cooking Healthy Meals With Sun Basket […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.