This is a sponsored post for eMeals. They provided me with a membership in exchange for my eMeals review. Enjoy!
As part of a new challenge for ourselves in 2014, I came up with the brilliant idea to meal plan. I was hoping that this would bring opportunity to lessen the dread & annoyance of figuring out what to make for dinner that I faced each afternoon. I also hoped I could tie in our meals to what was on sale at the grocery store. When I found out that eMeals was looking for bloggers to try out their meal plan, I jumped at it. It fit perfectly with what my goals were, and after using it for the month of January, I am pleased to report it helped lessen the fear of taking on this challenge AND we got some great dishes to boot!
Each week I receive an email with a pdf detailing the 7 meals for the week and shopping list of what to buy. The pdf also details the ingredients & side dishes encouraged to make. But, I also receive it in their app! That photo above is a screenshot of the main dashboard when I log in to the app. From there I can pull up a history of weeks to go through and pull a different meal option. This is by far my favorite part of eMeals. Why? Because I’m still watching my dairy intake and some dishes are too heavy in that area and I need other options. Plus, Jon doesn’t eat fish and we don’t eat a lot of pork at home. Being able to access the archives has led me to find some great meals to add to my repertoire.
Chicken White Bean Chili
Chicken Pot Pie
There is a large variety of meal menus you can sign up for. I chose the Classic menu and notice a mixture of casseroles, slow cooked meals, roasts, etc. Some are more kid-friendly than others. But every one I’ve cooked, have been really good. AND super easy! That’s one of the most shocking take-aways. I was shocked with how easy & delicious the chicken curry was. Aubrey ate every dish except for the taco casserole – and that’s my fault. I bought SUPER SPICY salsa and it was almost too much for me.
A tip! When you find a recipe, be sure to save it! Print it, write it, screen-grab it. After some time, the recipes are archived and you won’t be able to access it. I ran into this problem with the Chicken Curry. I wrote it down on our meal planning calendar but forgot to write down the recipe. And then when it came time to cook it, I realized it was gone! I emailed eMeals and their customer service was AWESOME! They sent it to me but I thought I’d share this tip for you.
The meals averaged about $10-20 dollars and fed 2 adults, 1 hungry toddler for dinner and provided 2 lunches. You can link your grocery store to the recipes but I found that it didn’t always match up correctly. Their Customer Service rep explained it can be due to where I am located since ads vary based on location across the US. I am really happy with what I’ve experienced so far. I can’t wait to see what other recipes come up, and try out more once dairy is re-introduced. I know I can switch the menu but haven’t gotten around to that. If you’re wondering what they offer…
and Vegetarian (couldn’t get them all to fit – so many choices!)
You can also add in Breakfast, Lunch, or Dessert menus! Sign up for their 3/6/12 month plan! Cost is as low as $5 a month (which, is really worth it in my opinion). Let me know what you think and tag me on Instagram!
Thank you eMeals for providing my membership so I can tackle one of my 2014 goals! This post contains affiliate links