Sun Basket – Dinner #2

This is the second 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!

How it works:

  1. You choose the recipes you want to try.  There are Classic, Paleo, Gluten-Free and Vegetarian options.  Depending on the plan, you choose 3 recipes for 2 or 4 people.
  2. The foods are delivered to your door with cooler packs.  Recipes are included.
  3. You prepare the meals and your family enjoys!

So….. here’s dinner #2 – Salmon in parchment with lemon and dill.

This is what the final dinner is pictured as on the recipe card:

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Look at these delicious ingredients!  (Note: Yes, they even included the parchment paper!)

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My final result:

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Pros

  • We adore salmon, so we were all excited to try a new recipe and cooking method.  The filets were generous and beautiful.
  • The fresh dill was to DIE for!  Truly made all of the difference in this dish.  My daughter even asked if there was more dill sauce to just eat plain!
  • The romesco sauce for the zucchini provided a unique twist on a somewhat bland veggie.  Romesco sauce was provided in a little plastic jar, made up of roasted peppers, almonds, fresh garlic, sherry vinegar, sweet smoked paprika, olive oil, salt and pepper.  YUM!
  • The parchment cooking method for salmon (and other fish) allows you to customize your individual packets with what each person likes, and is super easy to clean up!

Cons

  • The fennel.  Smelled divinely like licorice.  Definitely not as tasty as it smelled.  Tough.  Ended up throwing most of it in the trash.
  • The picture on the recipe card displayed zucchini, but the package came with yellow summer squash (see photo).  Well, my husband is allergic to yellow squash, and I’m not a huge fan.  I had some zucchini in the fridge, so I substituted it and it was great.  The yellow squash ended up in my compost pile, so not a total waste.

Nutrition Facts Per Meal – 580 calories, 17 g carbohydrate, 42 g protein, and 6 g fiber.  Amounts of fat, saturated fat, sodium & cholesterol were not available. Paleo & Gluten Free.

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 – DRJBSB30

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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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