eMeals – Review
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received free subscription in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. I only share with my readers reviews or products that I myself or my family uses. Or products that I know will be beneficial or of interest to my readers.
As a special treat to get you started with easier meal planning click here to sign up and use offer code: Cyber35 to get 35% off! Use the coupon today and start saving money during this holiday season.
As a stay at home mom I lead a life of chaos. Many people would believe that because I’m home all day that my house is immaculate, and that whip up gourmet meals daily. Oh how I wish that were true! For starters my house is never immaculate, and the meals well…if only they were gourmet. Hearing the words “Mom what’s for dinner” sends me running to hide. Which is why when I got the chance to try eMeals I was thrilled.
Let me start by telling you what eMeals is. eMeals is the market leader in online meal planning solutions. This company provides over 50 weekly plans based on customers preferred food style, family size and grocery store. Specialties include classic, clean eating, simple gourmet, low fat, low carb, paleo, portion control, organic, vegetarian and gluten-free meals. Are you intrigued yet? eMeals not only gives you meal recipes for the week based on a couple meal plan for 2 people, or a family meal plan for 4+, but eMeals is also designed to ensure that you do not have food waste. This means no wasted money, no wasted food storage, and more money in your pockets.
Sign up was easy, I went to the eMeals website, and the same day I registered I received my first meal plan. When I registered, I was asked what type of preferred food style I wanted, I chose their “classic” choice. The next question was how many people did I have to feed, I chose their “family plan” which is great for 4+ people. Then I was asked which grocery store I preferred. At first I didn’t know why they would need to know this, but I made my choice anyway. Well it turns out that they deen to know what grocery store you like because, eMeals gives you a shopping list that tells you what sales are going on in your LOCAL grocery story with items on your personal recipe list for the week – saving you time! How can they do that, easy eMeals has partnerships with all major food stores. Not only is that convenient, but all the ingredients you buy will be used in multiple recipes so that there is no waste.
You can chose if you want them to plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or all three. They are reasonably priced, plus if you take into consideration that eMeals saves consumers on average $1,000/year (because of the smart meal planning, no waste, and store sales coordination) it’s totally worth every penny! I find it convenient that they email you your meal plan as well as give you the option to download the meal plan on your online account. Having me email connected to my cell makes it easier to shop because, I have the list of what I need with me at all times.
Lunch is a meal that I never had time for, which any doctor will tell you skipping meals is not healthy. So I was pleasantly surprised to see how easy my lunch plan was. Here’s an example of my lunch plan for today.
Turkey and Cream Cheese Bagel Sandwiches
Sweet Potato Chips and Carrots with Pineapple Salsa
Prep Cook Total – 15m
4 tablespoons ⅓-less-fat cream cheese spread
4 thin sliced cinnamon raisin bagels, split
¼ lb thinly sliced turkey breast
4 tablespoons natural cranberry spread
1 cup pineapple salsa
4 oz sweet potato chips
3 large carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese spread on
cut side of bottom half of each bagel; top cream
cheese evenly with turkey. Spread 1 tablespoon
fruit spread on cut side of top half of each
bagel, and place, spread side down, on top of
Pack about ¼ cup salsa in each of 4 small
containers, and pack with chips and carrots for
dipping alongside sandwiches.
Here’s a picture of my lunch.
Here’s what was for dinner last night.
Italian Beef Sandwiches
Steak Fries and Cucumber
and Tomato Salad
Prep 25m Cook 5h Total 5h 25m
2 lb eye of round roast
1 large onion, sliced
1 large bell pepper, diced
1 teaspoon black pepper
16 oz pepperoncini peppers with juice, sliced
6 French rolls
6 slices provolone cheese
1 bag steak fries
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 tomato, diced
¼ cup Italian dressing
Cut roast into 4×4-inch chunks. Add to roasting
pan with onion and green pepper; season with
pepper. Pour pepperoncini peppers with juice
and 1 cup water over meat. Bake at 275
degrees for 5 hours or until fork tender.
Remove; shred with two forks. Return meat to
pan and mix with pan juices. Let sit in oven to
reheat. Split and toast rolls. Pile with beef. Top
with cheese; place under broiler to melt cheese.
Bake fries according to package directions;
season with salt. Combine cucumber slices with
diced tomato and drizzle with Italian dressing.
3 ways eMeals helps you save money:
- No extra items – By sticking to the plan, you limit the extra spending on misc items.
- Duplicate items – eMeals plans try to utilize items multiple times a week to reduce waste of throwing out food.
- Store sales – eMeals planners try to incorporate your local grocery store sales into the plan.
Everything has been so easy and convenient, that I don’t know how I managed before! As a special treat to get you started with easier meal planning click here to sign up and use offer code: Cyber35 to get 35% off! Use the coupon today and start saving money during this holiday season.
Financial Planning celebrity and TV show host, Dave Ramsey, supports eMeals and how it helps families save around $1,000/year. Click here to see what he has to say.
Happy saving, and easy planning,
oh lawddddy i’m hungry…. 😀
This is such a great idea! I love that it will send you a new meal plan each week that includes the best prices and what ingredients you need! I also like that they offer a breakfast, lunch and dinner meal plan! Such a huge help!
That seems like a really great resource. Heck sometimes just finding inspiration on what to make is tough. Thanks for the review, I hadn’t heard of emeals.