With two little ones at home, Jason + I are always looking for ways to make sure date night happens… However, I’m sure some of you are aware that it’s not always easy (nor cheap) to find a sitter! Well, we’ve found that you don’t *have* to head out to make it a date night! For those that are looking for a way to eat healthy (especially for an upcoming wedding date!), have a date night, and do something different — Sun Basket is for you!
What better way to spice things up than by getting cozy in the kitchen and creating a meal just for you two? Whether you’re recently engaged + planning a wedding, newlyweds, or seasoned + with a family, Sun Basket has options for everyone. Oh, and even if you doubt your cooking skills, they make it easy by providing all the non-GMO ingredients, with easy to follow recipes delivered weekly. With options such as gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, family, and lean and clean, there are so many choices to fit your dietary needs. Major plus!!
As for date night + making things special at home — we’ve got several tips + tricks below! Ready to step into our kitchen? Let’s get cookin’!
We’re particularly fond of the Lean & Clean plan — as it makes healthy eating tasty + easy… So for the bride-to-be or newlyweds, this is a great way to have a delicious date night + stay on track with any fitness + well-being goals!
As for the meal we made? Seriously DELISH! This is the summer vegetable marinara with polenta and soft-cooked eggs (a Lean & Clean meal). A few nights later, Jason + I made the grilled chicken breasts with salsa verde and white bean salad. This dish was part of “the best of Williams Sonoma’s classic recipes with a healthy Sun Basket twist!” and it was just as good. We’re definitely planning on recreating it in the future.
So, let’s chat a bit about 3 easy ways to make dinner a bit more romantic – and, well, pretty!!
1. Dress up the table with some stems from a local flower shop. Flowers are a quick + easy way to elevate your tablescape (+ treat yourself). To make your freshly cut posies spread out even further, we suggest putting out a few bud vases with 1-2 blooms in each. If you’ve got a Trader Joe’s close to you — it’s an excellent resource for mini bouquets with a great variety. Adding a touch of greenery from your backyard works well, too!
Upgrade Your Flatware
2. Are you in the camp that reserves fine China + has the “good” plates strictly for special occasions + company? We’re firm believers that each + every day is a reason to celebrate — especially with the one that you love! So what better time to use the flatware + plates that you registered for? Oh, and we’re big fans of upgrading flatware into gold or rose gold… Definitely adds a luxe touch to the meal + makes it feel more special!
3. Lastly, eat outdoors!! We’re a bit spoiled here in Southern California and can eat outdoors most of the year… But if that’s not an option for you year-round, there are still a few weeks of summer left! Make the most of it. ;)
Make date night a priority + enjoy the convenience of staying at home! We’d love to hear what your favorite Sun Basket meal is + your go-to tips for making date night special. Let us know in the comments below!
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