How Cooking Changed My Life: Purple Carrot Vs. Sun Basket


I have always liked knowing what ingredients go into my food. Organic selections have always intrigued me, yet their price never has. I know what I should be eating and when, however, I don’t always follow my own advice.

I lost over 40 pounds a few years ago by cooking the same type of meals every single day. It was always a basic protein and some veggies. No oil, only dry spices were allowed. I did my best to ignore the fact that everything I put in my mouth was bland. I was on a weight loss mission!

Somewhere along the line, I missed flavor. I missed what makes food so amazing. I began just eating healthy without all the calorie counting or internal body shaming. This led me to become a bit lazy. I drive a lot for work so “healthier” drive-thrus like Pollo Loco became the norm.

Those meals got old too. I mean, how many modifications can you conjure up in the Pollo Loco drive-thru line?

I recently discovered meal kit delivery services. They deliver fresh ingredients to your door. They come in pre-portioned containers with specific recipes associated with each ingredient bag. Everything comes well insulated so you don’t even have to be home when your food arrives!

I did my research and found some had very high-calorie counts. I went with a plant-based option called Purple Carrot. It is sponsored by Tom Brady, so I thought, this one must be good!

It was good. It was more than good, it was great. However, I am not vegetarian and I quickly realized I rather have an actual meatball than something that resembled it. Not only that, but the meal prep time associated with building items from plants was quite tedious. I am a perfectionist, so every meal must turn out just like the recipe card.

After just two vegetarian weeks, I opted for a change. I decided to start ordering Sun Basket instead. It markets its brand as a “healthy” and “organic” meal delivery service. Prior to receiving my first meal kit package, I was extremely excited! I couldn’t wait to eat meat again!

When my first Sun Basket arrived, I got to cookin’. Sun Basket recipes were so much easier to make! I got excited about creating a meal my partner and I could enjoy without questioning how it was made.

My first meal was Thai Chicken Curry and I couldn’t believe what a little chef I became in a matter of minutes! It took a maximum of 35 minuted to make and that dinner alone convinced me I would be sticking with Sun Basket.

I never thought I could cook until Sun Basket. My new meal kit cooking ritual has changed my life. Every recipe forces me to slow down, mentally and physically.

I always try to multitask like a crazy woman and these step-by-step recipes create a certain level of zen within my soul. It’s hard to explain, but as a hard working woman, cooking has just never really appealed to me.

Sun Basket has changed all of that for me. I love cooking now, I like having an excuse to “slow down.” Not only that, but my honey loves the night off he gets when I offer to cook for us.

Who knew cooking could be so relaxing, peaceful and fun? I always thought I would never have time to cook, but just like exercising, I now force myself to make the time. I used to hate running around the market looking for ingredients I did not have and now Sun Basket just delivers it all to my door.

I didn’t have the creativity to just make something with the ingredients in the fridge and now Sun Basket does all the thinking for me. It’s more awesome than anything I have ever tried before.

So, even though a meal kit delivery service might sound a little lazy or dumb to some people, I can honestly say I will continue to order Sun Basket as long as they are in business. It calms me down and saves me a lot of money. If you want three free meals to get started, let me know. I don’t get paid to market this brand, but if I did, it would be a dream come true! Order Sun Basket today!


Love Deeply and Forever,


Author: Karen Dominique

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