Monday, January 13

1 Easy Step to Making Your Meal Planning Stress Free

I have a secret and I can't wait to tell you.
I have figured out a way to succeed at meal planning with very little stress and its actually enjoyable. *Insert gasps of amazement here*.  I know, bold statement.  Bold yet true.

I don't know about you but sometimes meal planning is stressful and daunting to me. I mean, I love to cook, but sometimes I don't feel very inspired to create an amazing meal nor do I always have the energy to stand in the kitchen for 4+ hours creating something for my crew.

However, cooking is one of my favorite things to do. It is so rewarding when you work hard in the kitchen to provide your family a healthy and delicious meal that they love and eat seconds or thirds of. And yes, it is possible to do both cook healthy and it be delicious. And, it is possible to get your kids eating healthy too. It just takes time and discipline in being firm about their dinner options. My kids know that if they don't eat what is infront of them at dinner, they will go hungry and or eat it for breakfast the next day. I refuse to make 5 different meals every night. (Harsh? Maybe...)

So, I am assuming you are like me and you love to cook but you are a busy wife and mom and you find it hard to make and think of fast, healthy, delicious and creative meals. So here is my secret, my 1 easy step to making your meal planning stress free....


Ya'll eMeals is saving my life. I have a friend who has been using it for awhile. She has been trying to get me to love it for quite sometime now. She even gifted me a month or 3 so I could try it. I used it off and on but didn't really look into it all that much. I have NO CLUE why. It is amazing and I am hooked so far. I have been using it for 2 weeks now and I am so impressed. The meals have been delicious. The grocery list is incredibly organized and so helpful. And it has been budget friendly.

They have several different dietary options to choose from (Vegetarian, Low-Cal, Gluten Free, Paleo, Clean Eating, Simple Gourmet  etc.) and family sizes to choose from. They even have a drop down where you can select your local grocery store and they will cater towards their sales and promotional offers. (HEB isn't on!)

I chose the Vegetarian/Vegan option since that is how we eat in our home. Here are some things we have eaten the last couple of weeks:

  • Grilled Apple Butter, Pear and Sharp Cheddar Sandwiches with Tomato Soup (BEST grilled cheese I have ever eaten)
  • Baked Tofu Caponata with Sourdough Toast (Tofu, Eggplant, Squash, Zucchini mixture...My kids LOVED this)
  • Cannellini Bean Gratin with Spinach and Pear Salad topped with a Maple Vinaigrette (This salad is a little slice of Heaven)
  • Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Lettuce Wraps with Honeydew Melon and Pita Chips on the side (Everyone scarfed this)
  • Spinach and Mozzerella Quiche with Sweet Potato Fries (OMG...even better the next day!!)
  • Mexican Mole Chili with JalapeƱo Cheddar Cornbread (Stop it. Mouth watering delicious!!)
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The menus come out on Wednesday and they are sent straight to your email. I signed up for the 3 months for $30 but I wish I had of done it longer. Its that amazing. You need to do yourself and your "meal planning stress level" a favor and check this website out. You will thank me.

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This is the Baked Tofu dish and the only food picture I took. I will have to get better at this.

I hope you check out eMeals. And if you do, let me know. I would love to know what you think.

***This is not a sponsored or paid Advertisement. These are my own and true opinions and eMeals did not ask me for a review. I just really love their service.***

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