As we head into the New Year, I have resolved to do better – to eat healthier, to spend more time with my family, to get organized. Though it may seem like an afterthought, organizing my meals can help me achieve a lot of these goals. Especially now that after 7 years of being on the evening shift, my husband will be switching to days in a couple of weeks and will be home every night with us! This is a huge blessing for us all!! So, it’s time for mamma to get her meals organized – so you can imagine my delight when I received an email from eMeals asking me to join their Blogger network which included a year of meal planning! YES PLEASE!
I love to find new meals to make, but when you think about the amount of time it takes to scan the latest food magazines and cookbooks, peruse Pinterest, decide what you plan to cook for the week, make a corresponding grocery list, go to the grocery store, prepare the meals, and maybe go back to the store for a few forgotten ingredients its A LOT of work and you can be looking at SEVERAL hours wasted before you’ve even taken the first bite.
Many times I even get home from the store and then realize we still have nothing to cook for dinner because I didn’t have the time to plan out the menu and I end up getting take-out. It can truly be a nightmare just getting dinner on the table, let alone the other meals and snacks with so many kids around!
If this at all sounds familiar to you, perhaps the first step in your New Year’s resolution should be to start meal planning with me! Whether you use a program like eMeals to do it all for you from the meal plan to the shopping list, or you dedicate a few hours at the beginning of the week to do it yourself, meal planning will ultimately save you time, money, and stress in 2013.
The average eMeals user saves four-five hours each week and over $1,000 every year, not to mention they enjoy a little more sanity. Here’s how it works!
How It Works
Pick Your Plan
To start getting eMeals, just choose a meal plan
based on your eating style, your family size
and even your favorite grocery store.
Get Great Recipes
Every week, your meal plan arrives in your inbox —
complete with seven simple, creative, family–friendly
dinner recipes. Each includes an entrée and side dishes.
Shop and Save
Along with the meal plan, you’ll receive a detailed
grocery list organized by section and coordinated
with the weekly sales at selected stores.
Relax and Enjoy
We take care of the meal planning, the grocery list and
the budgeting — while you take credit for making healthy,
home–cooked meals that your whole family will love.
If you decide you’d like to sign up for eMeals after checking them out – use the code newyear to save 15% OFF your subscription!! Make sure to put my name in the “how you were referred section. THANKS!
If you’re a BLOGGER and would like to join the network like me – sign up here and make sure to say I referred you! : )
(ps..the above are not affiliate links – tho that’s not a bad idea!)
Cheers to the New Year and a more sane you!
Love getting my meals organized ahead of time. I am currently 3 months pregnant and do not feel like cooking most days so knowing ahead of time what is on the menu makes it much easier.
I bet that does help! I could never decide what to eat when I was pregnant, therefore I hated to cook. I think we had pb&j, mac n cheese and take out way more than I wanted for those 9 months!
I do the Paleo plan, and love having the extra recipes each week!
I would like to try the Paleo recipes! Let me know how it goes!
I signed up for eMeals! I am loving it so far! I just wish I could use menus from all food styles.
I agree! I wish I could pick from each of them each month. But, I am pretty sure you can change it up twice each month.
Sounds like a great service, I would be interested to see what a week of the meals looks like.
Billie, they have sample menus! Check them out there http://emeals.com/meal-plans/
We have such specific meal requirements I wonder if they could handle gluten free, casein free, soy free and sugar free?
Maryann, they have gluten free, clean, paleo and several others. I bet one would work! http://emeals.com/meal-plans/
What a great service! I tried planning meals out a few months ago, and I didn’t follow through with it very well. Now my husband has a new jobs and works afternoons, so it’s just me and the toddler :-/. Needless to say I make a lot of stuff that the little one likes. I dream of the days when he has a more diversified palate!
I competely understand! I’ve lived on PB&J at night for years! haha! You know, they have breakfast and lunch meal plans, too!