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Healthy Sun Basket Organic Meals

A couple of years ago a friend turned me onto meal subscription plans—a service with illustrated recipe cards and all the necessary ingredients to turn you into a clever chef. We’re talking easy-to-prepare almost gourmet meals that arrive at your doorstep every week. Opening a box of Sun Basket organic meals feels like opening a really nice birthday present. Every week!

Udon noodle bowl from Healthy Sun Basket Organic Meals.

Raise of hands, please. How many people resolve to cook more at home, to eat more plant-based meals, or just eat more consciously this year? For easy and inspired cooking, meal plan services rock!

Here on the blog, my goal is to inspire you into the kitchen, with tempting wholesome seasonal vegetarian and healthy-ish dessert recipes. As a food blogger with a home pantry and fridge crammed with possibilities, a weekly box of ready to cook meals is a luxury. But—if I were craving new cooking motivation and kick-in-the-kitchen creative recipes, I’d be subscribing to a meal plan like healthy Sun Basket Organic Meals. No doubt about it.

What draws me to Sun Basket is their organic non-GMO seasonal farm-to-table philosophy, with nutritious vegetarian, paleo, and gluten-free options. For omnivores, there’s an option called “Chef’s Choice.” You choose which meal plan from their easy-to-navigate website.

The meals read like mouthwatering restaurant menus! If you want to make yourself hungry, check out what’s cooking the next 3 weeks. A weekly box contains the fixings for 3 meals, or there’s a “Rise and Shine” option, with 2 dinners and 2 quick and easy breakfasts, nice if you think you might only home-cook 2 dinners that week.

Box of ingredients for healthy Sun Basket organic meals

I liked the sound of Sun Basket’s plan so much that I signed up to be an affiliate. (That means I get paid a small commission when someone subscribes to their service.) Sun Basket noticed I was a new affiliate and sent me a box to try.

Veggie Burger fixings from Sun Basket organic meals

Of course I chose the vegetarian option. One of the meals that came that week was a Japanese-theme udon noodle bowl with roasted butternut squash–delicious. Another night we made Hodo Soy tofu burgers with sweet chile mayonnaise, oven fries, and a carrot slaw. Out of this world!

Our third meal was roasted acorn squash with grapes, goat cheese, and quinoa. Talk about inventive, I mean who’d a thunk it, grapes with acorn squash? Each meal was incredibly flavorful and super easy to put together.

How much time? Sun Basket says to allow 35 minutes start to finish, and we came pretty close.

Hodo soy tofu burger with sweet chile mayonanaise and oven fries from healthy Sun Basket organic meals

Sun Basket meals often includes an imaginative ingredient you might not discover on your own. Because everything you need (except olive oil and salt & pepper) comes in your box, you don’t end up with used-once exotic vinegars and spices in your fridge and pantry.

Besides Sun Basket, there are dozens more services to choose from. From my research, most offer vegetarian or vegan plans. There’s Hello Fresh, Plated, the totally plant-based Purple Carrot, and Green Chef, which offers certified gluten free plans as well as a vegan option.

Most meal kits cost around $12 per person, delivered. The boxes come with 3 meals, and you can order for 2 people or on a family plan. We’ve tried out two different meal kits, Blue Apron, and now Sun Basket. Read about the pros and cons of the Blue Apron plan here.

If you want to cook more at home and can’t seem to get it going, a make-it-yourself meal kit will motivate you into the kitchen.

All the meal delivery services I researched offer some sort of discount for first timers. Sun Basket organic meals offers 3 free meals with your first purchase.

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As mentioned, I’m a Sun Basket affiliate. When you purchase the plan through my link, it doesn’t cost you anything and I earn a small commission, which helps me continue to provide free content here on Letty’s Kitchen. Thank you!!

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