Meal Planning Made Easy with eMeals
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
I admit I’ve been stuck in a bit of a dinner rut. I’m on a low carb diet and have been making the same meals over and over again. Poor John has complained to me that he is sick of eating the same meals all the time. He said no more frittata! I could never tire of it, but John said he needed some variation. I guess I can see his point!
My introduction to eMeals came at the perfect time. I was frustrated trying to plan meals for the week that would still fit into my diet and that would be something my family would eat. If you need a meal plan, but have no idea where to start or are having trouble following through, eMeals is the perfect solution. They take the planning out of the equation and all you need to focus on is the actual meal preparation!
The first thing to do when you register for eMeals is pick your plan. You can customize it for family size and even your favourite grocery store. The meal plans offered are:
- Class Meals
- Clean Eating
- Slow Cooker
- Simple Gourmet
- Low Carb
- Low Fat
- Portion Control
- Natural & Organic
- Gluten Free
There’s a few different add-ons that you can choose from like the Healthy Lunch Plan and the Breakfast Plan that include five meal ideas each week.
After you pick your plan, each week you’ll be emailed a weekly meal plan that includes seven recipes (entree & side dish) and a weekly grocery list organized by section. The produce is all listed together as well as the other categories so you can easily shop and check things off your list. If you customized your plan to include a specific grocery store, you’ll also see the weekly sales at the store.
The plan I picked was the Low Carb meal plan for a family. I was emailed recipes and a grocery list for the week. The recipes sounded so yummy and I couldn’t wait to try them out. I liked that they were easy to make and many of the ingredients I already had on hand in my house.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the meals that were on my Low Carb plan:
- Crunchy Steak Salad served with Fresh Pepper Strips
- Almond-Crusted Pork with Homemade Salsa served with Ranch Coleslaw
- Chicken Reuben served with Ginger Carrots
- Chicken with Cheese and Mushrooms served with Barbecued Green Beans
- Italian Quiche served with Chopped Romaine Salad
- Baked Rosemary Salmon served with Sauteed Zucchini and Mushrooms
- “Forget the Bun” Burger Salad with Fresh Strawberries
You can also see the prep time, cook time and total time it will take to make these meals as well as how many servings they make and net carbs (since mine is the low carb plan). So far I’m really happy with my experience with eMeals. I love the variety and how it keeps me organized and still on track with my diet. I don’t feel the urge to go out and pick up fast food or ready to serve food at the grocery store because I know what’s for dinner.
My favourite recipe so far is the “Forget the Bun” Burger Salad. I miss eating burgers! This salad was the next best thing. With cooked ground beef and onions, juicy tomatoes, chopped pickles in a dressing made with mayo and mustard on a bed of lettuce, it was amazing! It was 11 net carbs each serving.
I’ve got the 12 month plan ($58), but you can also purchase the 3 month plan ($21) or 6 month plan ($35). You can also change your plan if you decide you want to try something different. For now I’m sticking with Low Carb though I might decide in a few months time to give Clean Eating a try.
If meal planning is stressing you out or you are finding yourself cooking the same things over and over again like I was, give eMeals a try and see how you like it.