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7 Reasons to Say Yes to Sun Basket: Meal Prep Service Review

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I remember before I had kids, I really enjoyed cooking and baking. I still do to some extent but it’s a lot harder to get it all done when one or more little people are hanging from your leg, begging you to pick them up, or asking for this or that.

That’s not even to mention the grocery shopping involved. You’ve probably tried to shop with one or more kids with you so you know what I mean. I’ll leave that for another day (or post).

Because my family loves to eat, I decided to give one of the meal prep services a try. While it doesn’t cut out the meal prep/cooking part, it certainly makes it a lot easier in some ways. I decided to try Sun Basket and here’s what I think.

The Good

First, I loved that I could get $40 off. Yes! I’m a huge fan of saving money so when a friend offered me $40 off by using their referral link, I jumped at the chance. (By the way, you can get $40 off too.)

I found choosing from the menu options extremely easy. They offer different options each week so you definitely don’t have to worry about finding meals you and your family will actually eat and you don’t have to worry about repeating menu options too often.

Delivery is prompt. You can choose the day of the week for your delivery. I chose Monday because that’s when I typically shop for our weekly groceries. My order arrived on my doorstep Monday afternoon.

The food is delicious. My husband loved it so much, he offered to go to the grocery store to buy the ingredients so we can make the meals again (I know. Ah-mazing, right?). Even my picky girls (Not the baby. She eats almost anything.) loved it!

I found the pricing with and without my coupon to be reasonable when considering it as a replacement for eating out. With my discount, it put each meal for 4 (the baby doesn’t really count) at around the $34 mark. Going forward, it puts each meal closer to $50 each. Still considerably cheaper than eating out (and in some cases the food is better than what you get at a restaurant).

Most of the ingredients come in cute little measured out and labeled containers and packaging. I even re-use the little containers for my girls’ lunches and snacks for school.

Finally, everything is fresh, organic, and healthy so that’s another big plus for me and my family.

The Bad

I opted for the quick-meal options. I didn’t find it to be quick. There was a considerable amount of peeling, chopping, mixing, and stirring. I wouldn’t say this is a deal breaker but quick and easy to me is throwing everything into the crockpot or one pan.

For all the recipes, I had to use more than one pot or pan. Some, I had to use the stove and the oven.

The Ugly

For me, the worst part about Sun Basket is the pricing. It’s definitely more expensive than other meal prep services. Without my coupon, it takes the price per meal to approximately $54. At this point, we can still eat out at a restaurant with all three of our girls in tow and spend near this amount (sometimes less, sometimes more).

On some occasions, it is worth eating out so that I don’t have to cook.

My Conclusion

Overall, I give Sun Basket an A. I definitely think there are more positives than negatives when it comes to using them as a meal prep service. I don’t know that I’ll do it on a weekly basis but it is certainly something I am likely to do one week per month.

If you’re interested in checking it out, now is the time because you can save $40 on your first delivery. After you try it, let me know what you think by sending me an email or leaving a comment below.

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16 Comments

    • girlmom

      It does seem like a good company. Organic ingredients and healthy recipes. Recyclable packaging (for the most part). Thanks for taking the time to read the review!

    • girlmom

      It’s borderline with the packaging. There is quite a bit of it but the good news is that almost all of it is recyclable — so there’s that 🙂

      I also re-use the little plastic containers that have screw on lids. The drawback is these melt in the dishwasher on the top so I do have to hand wash them.

  • Shannon

    Wonderful review! So glad you listed out the good, the bad and the ugly. I’ve been thinking about trying a service like but I was wondering how easy the meals would be to prepare.

    • girlmom

      I thought I chose all quick-meal options. I might be wrong on that. While nothing was overly hard, some were a bit more complex than I bargained for!

  • Leah Elizabeth

    I’m always so tempted when I see those meal boxes on commercials! I hadn’t heard of this one before, will have to check it out! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us 🙂

    • girlmom

      I had never heard of it before a friend that tried it recommended it. She warned me that it was a little bit pricier than other services but after trying several, she liked Sun Basket the best. If you decide to check it out, let me know what you think!

  • Keyona @professionalmomma

    Like you, I too really enjoyed cooking and baking in my former life. Mom life has definitely left me with no time to do it. One of my goals for 2019 is to get more organized and that includes dinner too. I’ve tried other meal prep services and was wondering about this one. Thanks for the review!

    • girlmom

      My mom goal for 2019 is to be more patient! We’ll see how it goes. Which meal prep services have you tried? I’m considering trying a less expensive option but there are just so many of them!

    • girlmom

      We definitely tried some recipes that we would not have had access to without the service. I even received some ingredients that I’ve never heard of or tried before so it was definitely a new experience all around!

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