I’m a planner. I like to plan everything: my day, my workouts, and my meals. But working a full time job, running multiple websites, marathon training, and normal household activities leaves me little time to plan meals. And let’s be honest, meal planning takes some time – you’ve got to decide what you’re going to eat each day, maybe find a recipe for those dishes, make a list, figure out what you already have on hand, and THEN go to the store. It’s a time consuming process. I’ve tried cutting corners with planning and just plan meals in my head while at the store. Sometimes that works out fine but most of the time I either forget something that is important to the meal or foods go bad before I get around to using them. And if there’s one thing I hate more than wasting time – it’s wasting money.
So I decided that I would give eMeals a shot and see if they could really save me time and money. When I checked out the eMeals website, I was impressed with the variety of different meal plans they offer. With so many people following different diets, it’s easy to select a meal plan that is perfect for your family. They offer clean eating, Paleo, gluten free, slow cooker, 30 minute meals, portion control and several others. And if you decide you’d like to use a different meal plan, that’s okay too! I started with the clean eating plan, switched to the slow cooker clean eating plan and have now moved on to the gluten free plan. We’ve loved every meal that we’ve tried from each plan and love having the option to switch back and forth based on what we feel like!
How it works:
Each week you’ll receive an email that your weekly meal plan is available. There is a page with the meals and the recipes with easy to follow directions. Then there is a shopping list broken down by area of the store to make it easy. Each ingredient is numbered by meal so if you decide to not have meal 5, it’s easy to take that off the list. Pretty easy, huh?
As easy as that is, eMeals also has a mobile app. Just like with the email, each week your meal plan will be available in the app. Using the app makes it even easier than using paper. You have the ability to say “skip meal” and all of those ingredients are removed from the shopping list. When you’re shopping, it’s easy to just check off the items you’ve got and see what’s left to get. It really doesn’t get any easier than that! I’m definitely a huge fan!
This sounds too good to be true:
I know what you’re thinking – this can save me time, money, and a lot of hassle? That must be expensive, right? Nope, not at all! An entire year of eMeals is only $5 per month. I know you can do the math but that’s less than $1 a week. My time is much more valuable than that! And even better – eMeals is offering one lucky reader a chance to win a 3 month dinner subscription! How cool is that?!?
Do you normally plan your meals? Which meal plan would you select?
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