Sun Basket – Dinner #1

This is the first of three – a series of dinner reviews of the popular meal delivery service, Sun Basket. I have been eye’ing these companies for a while now, and recently decided to give a couple of them a try!  This is the 2nd company I’m posting reviews about.  If you want to read the reviews of Hello Fresh – click here.

Sun Basket’s mission is 3-fold –

  1. Using organic & non-GMO produce
  2. Responsible sourcing – using grass-fed, antibiotic-free pastured meats and sustainable seafood from known and trusted ranchers and fishermen
  3. Healthy & delicious recipes created by Chef Justine Kelly from San Francisco

So….. here’s dinner #1 – Steaks with sweet potato hash browns and chimichurri.

This is what it’s supposed to look like all finished:

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Packaging for this company is ALL recyclable…. pretty cool, really, because there is a lot of packing involved in these food boxes.  The little paper bags fit into the fridge really nicely.

The lovely ingredients:

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Finished Product:

Pros – This recipe was easy to prepare.  The chimichurri was delightful, fresh and an amazing addition to the steak.  The steaks were lean, but juicy and flavorful.

Cons – The steaks took longer to cook through than the instructions stated.  Actually, the sweet potatoes weren’t finished either.  I ended up cranking the heat in the oven from the recommended 200-degrees to keep the potatoes warm to 400-degrees to get them tenderized.  The seasoning packet for the hash browns was not very flavorful.  It was not possible to determine all of the seasonings included, but there was definitely a lot of cumin.  Normally, I like cumin, but it doesn’t go with sweet potatoes, if you ask me.  Would have been better with plain salt & pepper, allowing the sweet potatoes to shine through with their own natural flavors.  Lastly, the steak in the photo from the company is about 3 times bigger than the steak provided in the box.  The steak provided was the perfect size…. it just seemed a bit misleading.

Nutrition Facts Per Meal – 710 calories, 45 g carbohydrate, 39 g protein, and 8 g fiber.  Amounts of fat, saturated fat, sodium & cholesterol were not available.  Gluten Free & Paleo.

Links to the other Sun Basket Meals Reviewed –

Disclaimer:  I was not paid to write these reviews, however, Sun Basket did provide the meals boxes free of charge.  If you’d like to try Sun Basket – here’s a code for $30 off your first order – DRJBSB

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Author: drjennbowersnutrition

Dr. Bowers is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition, education and health promotion. Her down-to-earth philosophy is "All foods can fit!"

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