Review of An Amazing Meal-Planning Service—emeals!

Back in January, I became a Blogger Network member of emeals, an incredible online meal planning service.  I am a definite fan of meal-planning and have used a variety of books and email services, with varying degrees of success.  Because I am a morning person, if I wait until dinner time to plan a meal that I’m going to cook….it is not such a good thing!  Rather, I love to do a week’s worth of meal plans and make a shopping list that goes with it.  Then we have healthy meals to eat all week (regardless of whether Mom or Dad is doing the cooking).

I have to admit, I have fallen down on the job though.  However—-enter emeals, and I am saved from the repeat offenders (whole-grain spaghetti, soft tacos with hi-fiber tortillas, and a few other go-to meals).  Instead, this service has provided me with incredible meal ideas, a grocery list to go with them…and a myriad of different meal plans to choose from.

I was blessed to receive a year’s subscription to emeals as a Blogger Network member.  I actually had a hard time choosing which meal plan I wanted to receive.  That’s not a problem, though, because you can change to a different meal plan any time you decide.  Here’s a short list of some of the meal plans emeals offers:

  • Classic Meals
  • Clean Eating
  • Paleo
  • Slow Cooker
  • Simple Gourmet
  • Mediterranean
  • Vegetarian
  • and more!

We selected and are currently using the Slow Cooker Clean Eating Plan.  Yes, you can combine the Clean Eating (which limits processed foods and focuses on simple, natural eating) with the Slow Cooker.  We have loved it!  Here is the recipe we enjoyed last night, which was mostly cooked in the slow cooker with a few additions at the end:

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

March 2012 009First, you prepare the potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.

March 2012 011Then, you wrap them in foil and cook them for 8 hours in the Crockpot.

March 2012 012Then, you steam fresh broccoli.  After you butter the potatoes, you add a mixture of parmesan cheese and mozzarella (both grated), then mix in the broccoli.  And, voila!  A delicious, filling dinner that is healthy, nutritious and amazingly easy to prepare.

There are several things I really love and appreciate about emeals.  First, they include an enormous amount of variety in each week’s meal plan.  This is repeated throughout the months, so that you aren’t getting a lot of repeats or similarities each week.  Second, they don’t leave you with lots of leftovers that you may not eat; instead, you may cook a pork roast on Monday and set aside 2 C of chopped pork for Wednesday’s meal, which might be Brunswick Stew.  When you cook a large meal one day, you can be sure that you’ll use part of the protein again later in the week….but in ways that don’t resemble the first meal.  So nobody gets meal burnout!

You can also choose meal plans for the size of your family.  You can select from a Family Plan, which serves 3-6 people, or a For Two Menu, which serves 1-2 people.  In addition, you can even select a particular grocery store (from chain stores like Kroger, Safeway, Target, Walmart, or even Whole Foods), which will help you in your grocery shopping.

You can purchase emeals Meal Plans several ways:

  • 3 months Plan:  $30
  • 6 months Plan:  $48
  • 12 months Plan:  $58

If you’re looking for help in preparing, providing and coming up with delicious and healthy meals for your family, emeals may be just what you’re looking for.  We have loved it—and recommend it for your family as well!

Disclaimer:  I received a year’s subscription from emeals in exchange for my honest opinion expressed in my blog.  I was not required to write a positive or glowing review and I was not additionally compensated for this review.  I have shared my own opinion, and my family’s opinion, of emeals.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.

Enjoy!  –Wren

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4 thoughts on “Review of An Amazing Meal-Planning Service—emeals!

    • Hi Rhonda! It is so fun to hear from you! How have you been? Have you done any more overseas travel lately?

      Yes, I could see how emeals would be a blessing then! Btw, I am doing another post on emeals on Friday with a discount coupon attached. You might want to keep an eye out for that.

  1. I have heard of emeals, but never knew how it worked. Sounds very user-friendly and useful. I wonder if they ever have any promo codes to bring the cost down….

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