I’ve been thinking a lot about no-fuss meal preparation these days. Since we’re hot and heavy in the process of selling our house, I can’t rely on crockpots or meals that take too long to prepare. At a moment’s notice, I need to be able to clear the counters, rid the kitchen of any food smells and dishes in the sink are a big no-no when potential buyers are walking through.
My favorite go to for help in the kitchen is eMeals – a super simple way to deliver fabulous hot meals to your table, night after night, no matter your schedule or packed routine.
Diverse and varied.
There are FOURTEEN meal plan categories available. FOURTEEN! This is music to my ears. Not pictured because of space is the Vegetarian and Portion Control menu plan. The only decision you need to make with eMeals is which plan to subscribe to!
For the ridiculous price of $5 per month, you will receive recipes, shopping lists and they even highlight the weekly savings at specific grocery stores ($58 / year). If that alone wasn’t enough to inspire you to go start your eMeals account today, let me show you a sample shopping list. They are arranged just like the store itself is, so there’s no crazy backtracking in aisles you’ve already visited (which is exactly what happens when I make my own list!)
On the left side, you’ll see that they also give you a heads up on which meals the ingredients are used for, which comes in handy. Often I nix a meal based on our schedule that week or because of dislikes, etc. The numbers on the left side column make it super easy to adjust the shopping list based on the meals I will actually be creating.
The BEST thing about eMeals is that they allow you to change your menu plan (even every month if you’d like to!). Helpful hint? Put a calendar reminder for the 20th of the month and when that reminder pops up, go change your menu plan to something else so that you can continue to ‘bankroll’ the recipes of a different variety. The folks at eMeals are even super generous and when you change your menu plan, you are able to download (instantly) last week’s menu plan from that new category and the current week’s plan. It’s basically free menu plans, if you want to look at it that way.
We have been using eMeals for almost a year now and while I will often replace suggested recipes with our own family favorites or easy standbys, we have yet to make an eMeals recipe that the family didn’t enjoy. I download all of the menu plans and plan to recycle them when the time comes. I have been able to create, thanks to eMeals menu planning, a fantastic digital cookbook without the stress of the actual planning.
So maybe you’re a wizard in the kitchen and you’ve already got the hang of this meal plan thing figured out? Then, consider gifting a meal plan subscription to your favorite teachers, soon-to-be newlyweds or even someone expecting a baby or anticipating a hospital stay and recovery. The options abound and it’s definitely a unique gift idea. (the link for gift certificates is found on the lower left side of the eMeals website).
Once a week, sanity shows up in your inbox!
We are huge eMeals fans and while I haven’t tried all of the plans (i.e. Vegetarian, Low Fat and Natural & Organic aren’t really for us), we definitely have some favorites! Give it a go … I’m willing to be that if you’re on the hunt for fabulous hot meals on the dinner table, eMeals is one of your best choices!
I’m happy to answer any questions you might about the program, if you’re on the fence. Try it!
Psst, I just changed my plan to the new Kid Friendly option? Looks pretty yummo to me!