#31: Sun Basket

Lately we found ourselves in a bit of a rut when it comes to making dinner every night. We’ve been members of CSAs for meat and produce before, and they’ve forced us to be creative with ingredients (which we loved at the time), but in the middle of everything else going on in our lives, figuring out what to do with some strange cut of lamb and some broccoli rabe wasn’t what we wanted to do at the end of the day.

This is part of our 100 Things in 2017 challenge. Click on the photos for a closer look!

This year we decided to take Sun Basket for a spin. Every week we get a box delivered to our house, and inside are all the ingredients we need to make three or four dinners for our family. The packaging is really clever; everything is recyclable, reusable, or bio-degradable, so we don’t feel terrible about the packaging. All the ingredients are pre-portioned and measured, so we don’t have to make a trip to the grocery store for the missing stuff (which is probably 50% of why we’re doing this).

We pull one of the cuts of meat out of the freezer every morning, and when 5pm rolls around, we dump out the ingredients bag, work our way through the recipe, and 30 minutes later we have a delicious, beautiful, healthy dinner on the table. The only way this could be easier is if we went to Applebees. Note: we get the 2-person meals and they feed the three of us with often a lunch portion for the next day. (When Will is in town, we eat the whole thing in one sitting and sometimes need to add a bit from our pantry to bulk it up.) We do the paleo version.

The best part (to me, at least) is that when we did the math, it turned out we weren’t spending any more on food. We have fewer leftovers now, but we also eat out far less, and a lot of the creativity in coming up with dinner is taken care of for us. The website is super easy to use and the delivery options are very flexible.

It’s a really great service, and we highly recommend trying it out if you feel like it could work for you. This is not a sponsored post.

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