Disclosure: I was sent Sun Basket recipes delivered for this review.
There is no shortage of weekly meal delivery services.
It seems like more and more are popping up, well… weekly!
We live in a busy world, so the idea of delicious and fresh meals delivered to your door (skipping the prep work and grocery store) is a genius concept!
So how does one choose the best weekly meal delivery service?
Let me start by telling you about Sun Basket meal delivery, a prepared meal delivery company I tested out recently. I want to share with you about this weekly menu service and how I was blown away by them! Their service, delivery and food was spectacular!
If you want unique and custom meals delivered to your door fresh on a weekly bases, a meal delivery program is the way to go. Each service is a bit different, but the same overall concept. You can search for meal services in your location or read many recommendations online!
What Are The Menu Options?
Sun Baskets has an incredible menu. Each week the meals are news and exciting. You can sort from vegetarian, paleo and gluten free meal options! Sun Basket uses quality, organic ingredients – fresh from west coast’s best farmers! The meats are grass fed and free range and the fish is wild caught. The menu is full of nutritious and delicious options!
Some examples this week: Pan-Seared Wild Salmon, Pork Blade Chop, Zebra Eggplant Bowl… yum!
The menu meal options will close in time for the orders to be packed and shipped in a timely manner. Then the next menu will be up on the website shortly for the next shipment. Simple right?
How Many Meals/Serving Size?
Building your order is easy. During the sign up process you choose how many people you are cooking for. The choices are (a.) 2 people x 3 meals/week (b.) 4 people x 3 meals/week or (c.) 6 people x 3 meals/week.
How Much Are the Recipes Delivered?
Each meal is reasonably priced at $9.99. (2-person plan: $59.94/week, 4-person plan: $119.88/week, 6-person plan: $172.86/week.) This is very comparable, if not cheaper than other choices out there. Other meal delivery services tend to be more pricey – however there are a few for less.
Personally, I can’t go out to eat for under $9.99 – and definitely not get this high quality standard of food when I do! So it is cheaper than dining out (and more fun)!
Shipping Meals in the Mail:
After placing your menu order, you will add your delivery address and pay for the meals you ordered. Then the meals are shipped on the assigned day!
Deliveries are scheduled on Tuesdays or Wednesdays between 8am and 8pm. But Sun Basket is ever changing – so be on the lookout for more delivery dates coming soon!
Can’t Be Home for Meal Delivery?
Luckily the cooler is packed with ice and insulated. But just to be on the safe side, you can leave a cooler with some ice bags on your front porch and ask the delivery person to place the box inside the cooler. This ensures the items will stay cool until you can get it in your home!
Does Sun Basket Deliver to My Area?
Sun Basket is a growing meal delivery service. They deliver to a number of states, CA, OR, WA, NV, CO, ID, AZ and UT. They are growing and if you don’t see your area now, you might see it soon!
Meal Service Received, Now What:
Once you get you Sun Basket box, unload it to check out all of the ingredients are inside. They do a great job of organizing each night’s meal into individual paper bags. Within the paper bags, you will find containers and plastic baggies of all the ingredients to make some gourmet (but easy!) meals. The ingredients are measured out and ready to use!
Make Your Meals!
Included inside are gorgeous recipe cards that detail the meal instructions with a step-by-step guide of each meal. It includes the time the meal will take, so you can be prepared. The recipes are easy to follow and typically the meals are 30 minutes or less! All of the substance is included, the only ingredients you might need from your pantry are: olive oil, sunflower oil, salt and pepper!
Re-Order and Return Shipping Made Easy!
With Sun Basket, you have the option of doing recurring orders each week or ordering on an as needed basis. You can try it out for just a week, without any hassle or commitment and see if you want to re-order from there! You can update your meal plan whenever you need to. If you choose to get the weekly menu and you are going on vacation – you can stop the service as needed, no problem!
The Sun Basket box comes with a free return shipping label for easy return. You just mail back all the packing materials and ice bags in the box. Apply the USPS label and send it right back to Sun Basket to re-use for another meal delivery! They recycle it for you, and you feel good about the little waste.
What I Love About Weekly Menu Delivery:
I am not creative in the kitchen. I cook what I know. I am familiar with many ingredients, but tend to stick with my basics that I am comfortable with. Meal services such as Sun Basket allows me to explore other ingredients I wouldn’t normally use. I step out of my comfort zone with Sun Basket – and they make it easy to d so. All the ingredients are all ready portioned and ready for me to use!
With Sun Basket, I created gourmet meals in minimal amounts of time. These were meals I would gladly share with others. I was telling my husband how we should just do Sun Basket meals when we invite friends over for dinner! It takes the hassle of shopping, stress of finding a great recipe and time to prepare all the ingredients out of the picture!
I Would Recommend Sun Basket!
If you are looking for prepared healthy meals delivered to your door on a weekly basis, I HIGHLY recommend looking into Sun Basket meal plans. The meals I ordered from them were absolutely incredible! The service was fast and the order process was easy and quick. If I order healthy meals online, I go with Sun Basket!