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Let me be clear. When I call myself a “Picky Mom,” I don’t mean that I’m particular about the quality and healthfulness of what my kids eat. I mean, sure, those things are important. But what I’m really referring to is my own preference for cheeseburgers, fries, and milkshakes. Yeah, not an adventurous eater…
But I’d like to be. And I’d like to cook meals for my family that are high-quality, delicious, and different, and that’s why I gave Sun Basket a try.
Meal kit services are becoming pretty popular, so chances are that you’ve heard of them. Sun Basket provides a weekly menu, including Paleo, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Breakfast, and Family options, and you just choose your meals and wait for them to be delivered to your home.
Understandably we went with the Family Menu, which includes lots of vegetables within their kid-friendly (and uh, Picky Mom-friendly) recipes. The meals we chose were: Chicken Fajitas with Cucumber-Radish Salsa and Roasted Chicken Breasts with Salsa Verde and Sweet Potato Fries.
Now, as much as I’m not a huge fan of cooking, I do enjoy organizing things and following a recipe, so I was very happy with all of the exactly-measured ingredients that Sun Basket sent. Everything was labeled and provided in the quantity needed. I loved the opportunity to try some new meals and ingredients without having to buy full-sized versions of everything.
I also loved how many veggies were included in the meals. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t DISLIKE vegetables, I’m just not very good about remembering to include them in my meals.
And any meal that includes grilled onions is a win for my husband!
Now I will say that I managed to use the wrong pack of chicken for our first meal (instead I grabbed the chicken for the other meal). I wondered why the recipe instructions never told me to cut up the chicken breasts into strips for the fajitas…until I made our second meal and opened up the chicken package to find…strips of chicken ready for fajitas! So…maybe the labeling could have been a little more specific, or maybe I just needed to pay a little closer attention to what I was doing!
Either way, the whole family enjoyed our fajitas. I especially liked the Greek yogurt topping- a better alternative to our usual sour cream, and just as yummy!
Yes, children, eat those veggies!! (I did too.)
Our second meal was delicious too. It included green olives, which I’ve never had (I told you I was picky…), and I loved them! I’ve heard that olives are polarizing- you either love them or hate them. But I enjoyed the tangy taste, especially as part of the topping for the chicken.
While I wouldn’t say there is a downside to a meal kit service, I should say that both meals did require about 45 minutes of my attention, with lots of veggie cutting and multi-tasking in the kitchen. That was only difficult on one night, when I had a very fussy 8-month-old who did not want to let me cook. So definitely make these meals on nights when you have the time and attention to devote to making a great meal!
I would definitely recommend Sun Basket to any mom who wants to introduce some new recipes to your family’s meal repertoire, spend less time buying ingredients at the store, or cook more organic, sustainably-sourced food.
And if you need another reason to give it a try, right now new customers get 50% off their first purchase! That is a huge value, so if you haven’t tried Sun Basket yet, now is the time!