I’ve got something really delicious to share with you guys today.
As any adult knows, life can be hectic at times.
would love to say that I make every single meal from scratch for my family each and every night. But I don’t. Sometimes our schedule is full with a school event, kids’ sports, or other extra’s. Or I just am not in the mood for planning, grocery shopping, chopping, slicing, dicing and stirring. Sometimes I just want someone else to that. Sometimes, Ron steps up and does the cooking.
Sometimes I like to order meal kits.
Meal kits are like gourmet meals with all the ingredients ready to be put together in one tasty recipe. While I still have to do the cooking and some chopping and stirring, it’s the next best thing to ordering out or having a personal chef.
We recently were sent a new to us meal kit service, Sun Basket.
Sun Basket provides organic and non-GMO ingredients for delicious recipes that are developed by Executive Chef, Justine Kelly. Sun Basket’s Family menu features one recipe a week from Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. With a wide variety of eating styles to choose from – Paleo, vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and Family – there’s something to please everyone.
We tried the family menu that features kid-friendly, easy, healthy 30-minute recipes designed for minimal cleanup. With the family menu, you can choose 2 or 4 recipes per week to comfortably feed a family of 4.
First up was Vietnamese Steak Stir-Fry with Jasmine Rice.
This was a huge winner with so much flavor from the curry, a splash of fish sauce and a pinch of red chile flakes. I’m not a steak fan but this was really good. The veggies were crisp and the combination of flavors hit the spot. It was even better the next day for leftovers at lunch.
It was easy to prepare in less than 30 minutes which is always a bonus when I need to get dinner done NOW.
The next night we had Sesame-Crusted Chicken with Roasted New Potato Salad.
My favorite part of this meal was the salad. I always forget how great roasted potatoes taste in salads. I need to do that more often. And the sesame-tamari dressing was delicious. I had no idea what sambal oelek was before this (and I’m still not sure what it is). I added just a hint of it for a little spice to the dish. It was just enough.
FYI – The salad came with spinach for the greens. It arrived fresh but I had to toss it out because I waited too long to make the dish. The box arrived on Thursday and we weren’t home to enjoy the meal until the next week. It was totally my fault that it wasn’t used. If I would have been ordering the box for myself, I would have picked a day earlier in the week for the arrival. Weekends are busy!
The chicken was good but I wished I would have done a little less of the panko/sesame seed mixture on the chicken. It was a little too seedy for our tastes.
A really cool thing about Sun Basket is that it’s packaging is 100% recyclable and compostable. There’s no waste at all! Even the insulation of the cardboard box that it arrives in, is recyclable since it’s made out of recycled bottles. You just roll it up and seal with sticker provided for curb side recycling. How cool is that?
We’ve tried a few other meal kit services and Sun Basket was one of the best. Everything was fresh, easy and delicious. Plus, it’s nice to liven things up with recipes I normally wouldn’t try on my own.
If you would like to try Sun Basket, you can get 50% off your first order by clicking through HERE.