When I was planning our wedding–especially during those last few months–my diet was not so great. I felt stressed and nervous planning a wedding from afar, and I was not eating as well as I should have been…mostly because I didn’t have time to go to the grocery store or plan our meals for the week. My now husband and I were either eating out too much or eating the wrong things, which is the opposite of what you want or need to be doing in general, let alone planning for an event when you want to look and feel your healthiest.
I recently got a chance to try the meal delivery service, Sun Basket, and I SO wish it had been around when I was planning our wedding. My experience preparing meals from their weekly menu has been beyond fun, which is why I wanted to share it with all you bride-to-bes out there! I think it’s a great way to not only make sure you’re eating right while planning your wedding, but cooking meals at home can help you de-stress and decompress from the day while also saving money (it’s hard to say “Let’s just go out to dinner” when you have a tasty meal waiting to be prepped in your fridge). Taking the time to eat healthy and organic is now easier than ever…which means you can be wedding glow ready in no time!
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While I’ve thought about using other meal delivery services in the past, their menus never appealed to me. I don’t know if it’s because we live in healthy California now and there is kale all around me, but I’ve become more aware than ever of ingredients and how meals are prepared…which can make planning meals tricky. I get easily tired, bored, or lazy (or a combo of all 3) when it comes to cooking, so I wasn’t sure how the Sun Basket process would work for me. But now I’m totally hooked.
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I am not a fan of grocery shopping (is anybody?!) and I also have a problem with overbuying ingredients, so I was immediately excited the first week I tried Sun Basket knowing I wouldn’t have to make the trek to the store or waste money when I inevitably have to toss that expired extra bag of spinach. The entire Sun Basket process, I discovered, was super easy. Here’s how it works:
1. You sign up* and build your order at Sunbasket.com, where you select whether you’re cooking for 2 or 4 people (so it’s perfect for newlyweds and growing families) and your meal plan (they offer Paleo, Gluten-free and Vegetarian options, plus breakfast).
2. Then, you select your three menu choices for the week, choosing from sustainably sourced organic ingredients and easy, delicious recipes for cooking at home, such as salmon with roasted spring vegetables and green tahini, shrimp tacos with pickled cabbage and lime, and Thai steak salad with summer squash and seared scallions.
3. Your pre-measured ingredients come delivered to your door in an insulated box each week along with recipe cards prepared by award-winning San Francisco Chef Justine Kelly that are approved by a nutritionist.
4. When you’re done with your box, you can return it by scheduling a free pickup using the pre-paid label.
5. Cook. Eat. Enjoy!
*Sun Basket is currently shipping to 34 states. Click here to see if they deliver to you.
At $11.49 per meal, I really felt like I was not only getting a personalized cooking lesson from a top chef, but that I was eating sustainably sourced, yummy meals that would have cost me more money and time to come up with on my own. Sun Basket is not only a healthy way to help you get wedding glow ready, but it’s a fun addition to your wedding registry that you’ll be able to REALLY use long after you say “I Do!”
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