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Meal prepping has its advantages: It’s easier to stick to a healthy diet, and you can save money while saving time on cooking. However, you often have to eat the same meal over and over again, which can get pretty boring. Instead, you could try Sunbasket’s healthy Fresh & Ready meals.
The Fresh & Ready Meals are all pre-cooked, pre-portioned meals that can be re-heated in six minutes or less. Plus, they’re organic (unless specified). If you have any dietary restrictions, there are many options including paleo, vegetarian, gluten-free, diabetes-friendly and carb-conscious meals. And they’re delicious.
Try meals like sausage and peppers with tangy spiced sweet potatoes (pictured above), cauliflower mac and cheese, a zesty black bean quinoa bowl, chicken tikka masala, shrimp paella and more. Sunbasket offers over 20 Fresh & Ready options to choose from each week.
Another plus: The meals come in multiple serving sizes, from one person to eight people. The single servings are especially helpful if you’re going back to the office or heading off to school. The meals come in compostable baking dishes, which are microwave and oven safe.
I love to cook, but working from home during the pandemic caused a little bit of cooking burnout. Rather than ordering greasy or expensive takeout though, I started ordering these pre-prepped meals for lunch and I can’t recommend them enough. The vegetarian couscous dish with olives, roasted artichokes, peppers and creamy feta dressing is one of my all-time favorite lunches now. I actually crave it!
The Fresh & Ready meals start at $11.99 per serving and decrease in price depending on how much you order. It’s much less expensive than most takeout options, especially by the time you pay for the delivery fee and tip. Plus, you know exactly what’s in your meal — the ingredients and nutrition info are listed right on the website and on each meal’s box.
If you’re not familiar with Sunbasket, it’s a dietitian-approved healthy meal service. You can order the Fresh & Ready meals or try the more traditional meal kits, which include pre-portioned ingredients with easy recipes for cooking. There are also snacks and grocery items from the Sunbasket Market that you can add to any order. Think of it as grocery shopping made easy — and healthy cooking made even easier.
If you’re sick of meal prepping or spending $15 on a chopped salad at work, give Sunbasket’s Fresh & Ready meals a try. If not for the convenience, it’s worth it for the delicious flavors.
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