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The Carb-Conscious Meal Plan

  • Quit Counting
    35g net carbs or fewer & at least 20g of protein per serving
  • Keep It Convenient
    No math, no grocery shopping, just cooking
  • Stay Flexible
    Choose any recipe on the menu, Carb-Conscious or otherwise

Carb-Conscious, Always Delicious

Pork chops with braised leeks and radishes

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Carb-Conscious Meal Plan Nutritional Info

Salmon and braised fennel with charred orange and green goddess dressing
  • Calories: About 550-800 calories per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 35g net carbs or fewer per serving
  • High in Protein: At least 20 grams per serving
  • Good Fats: Rich in omega-3s and good fats sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Sun Basket’s Carb-Conscious recipes are designed for anyone consciously watching their carb intake and looking for a way to cook easy, delicious meals with a guaranteed net carb count. Each meal has 25-35g net carbs (some even fewer!) and 20g or more of high quality protein.
Our goal is for all Sun Basket meals to have at least 15 grams of protein, although most are well beyond that number.
Carbs come in many forms, including starches (complex carbs), sugars (simple carbs), dietary fiber, and sugar alcohols. “Net carbs” refers to only the types of carbs that have an impact on blood sugar levels. Because dietary fiber and sugar alcohols are not fully digested and absorbed by the body, they do not create a glycemic response. When it comes to calculating net carbs at Sun Basket, we keep it simple: We subtract dietary fiber from total carbohydrates. (Total carbs - dietary fiber = net carbs). For example, if total carbs is 45 grams per serving, but there are 10 grams of dietary fiber, net carbs would be 35 grams per serving.
Our Carb-Conscious meals are plant-forward, fat-focused, and protein-packed. Dishes in this meal plan include plenty of organic produce, good fats like avocado, nuts, and seeds, as well as wild-caught seafood and the highest quality responsibly sourced meats,. And of course, we alway bring the flavorful with our famous house-made sauces and spice blends.
The only thing you’ll need from your own pantry is cooking oil, salt, and pepper.
Anyone interested in eating unprocessed, whole foods, and conscious about their carbohydrate intake. If you need to restrict intake of protein or fat, this meal plan may not be right for you.
Of course! Most of our meals can be prepared in 30 minutes or fewer, and many have make-ahead instructions for even more expedient cooking. You can even select multiple orders of the same meal if you’re hosting a dinner party or just looking to reduce decision fatigue.
Yes and no. The Keto Diet is an extremely restrictive diet that requires on average a total net carb intake of 50g or less per day. Our Carb-Conscious Plan features recipes that fall within a spectrum of net carbs per serving - some as low as single digits, but never more than 35g per serving. So, while some of our Carb-Conscious recipes may fit within a Keto Diet, we recommend working with a healthcare professional before adopting such a restrictive diet.

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Why be Carb-Conscious?

Here at Sun Basket, our top priority is to let you be you. Optimal well being is all about finding “your kind of healthy”. So, if you prefer to load up on veggies, protein and fat while going lighter on the carbs, this is the plan for you. On the flip side, If you dabble in this plan and find it’s not for you, that’s okay too! Remember, any diet, no matter the macronutrient breakdown, can support your health so long as it’s rooted in high quality, wholesome foods. (This study proves just that). In fact, some of the most nourishing foods on the planet (fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole grains) are rich in carbohydrates along with a collection of health-promoting nutrients, and so, these foods ought not to be feared! We always encourage you to sample all of our Meal Plans and find what delivers you true health and happiness.

What kinds of foods to emphasize

When limiting carbs, be sure to look to high-quality protein and fat sources from whole foods to fill your diet. This includes avocados, roast chicken, eggs (scrambled, fried, boiled), pumpkin seeds, macadamia nuts, pork chops, grass-fed beef, cold-pressed oils, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, nut butters, coconut oil, cheese and of course vegetables.

Suggestions for smart Carb-Conscious substitutions

If you're just getting started, you may want to have a few tricks up your sleeve to imitate your old favorites.

Replace:

  • rice with riced cauliflower or broccoli
  • toast with seed-based crackers
  • pasta with spiralized vegetables like zoodles
  • potatoes with turnips or cauliflower

How meal kit delivery can help

When you’re counting carbohydrates, it can be daunting to count and distribute all of the recipe items per serving. Meal kit delivery helps by taking the math out of the equation for you (pun intended), as well as the planning, grocery-shopping, and guess-work.