When it comes to meal planning I don’t excel at it, but eMeals does. I have had the opportunity to review their service over the last 30 days. I am a super busy mom to four kids. I am rarely able to get a moment to sit down and take care of the every day stuff let alone sit down and plan out a menu for our family. eMeals gives me an hour or more a week of freed up time than when I was trying, unsuccessfully, to meal plan on my own.
I chose the Paleo meal plan for our family because I knew we would be avoiding gluten and corn on that plan. Plus I have felt so much better eating that way. Recently I changed it to the Simple Gourmet Family Plan to change it up and feed my passion for food. You can view samples of each plan to help you pick which would be the best fit for your household. You are also allowed to change your meal plan every month if you find that you need to change.
What I love about eMeals:
- Wide variety of meal plans to choose from like clean eating, portion control, gluten free and classic just to name a few.
- 2 serving size choices available 1-2 people & 3-6 people
- Meal plans come with side dishes also.
- Budget friendly
- Grocery shopping list included each week.
- Your grocery store can be figured into your plan if you live in a big chain area including the sales that week.
- Meal plans are available in dinner with add ons of lunch and/or breakfast and multiple dinner meal plans can be added to your account.
- 3 different lengths for service term 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.
My only semi frown is you can’t exclude ingredients. Like my husband hates fish and I have to change things up for that day, but that isn’t hard.
I am currently only taking advantage of the dinner plan right now, but I love the idea of the lunch plan. It is 5 healthy & kid friendly options. I wish I was that mom that made lunch for my kids every day, but my kids can’t sit by their friends if they bring a lunch because they can only sit by other kids that bring cold lunch. I find this odd and hopefully the next school isn’t that way. The breakfast plan is something that is on my list to add on. I love making my kids something new for breakfast.
Each week I receive my meal plan by email and I just head on out to the grocery store to pick up the items that I don’t have on my list. It has really made transitioning to Paleo a lot easier for the family. The recipes are easy, some use ingredients in more than one meal and have included crockpot recipes throughout the week. My family has eaten a lot of things they would have regularly said no to like cauliflower rice with mango. Almost all of the recipes we have made we will eat that again. The simplification of this program let’s me spend more time with my family and it makes us happier.
For just $58 a year you don’t have to think about what you will be making for dinner anymore.
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- 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic, divided
- 1½ teaspoons olive oil, divided
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- ¾ teaspoon black pepper, divided
- 1½ cups chopped fresh peaches
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh jalapeno
- 2 cups angel hair slaw
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- ⅓ cup cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Combine 1 tablespoon parsley, lemon zest, 2 teaspoons garlic, 1 teaspoon oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ? teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.Rub mixture evenly over pork. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature. Grill pork 20-22 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from grill and let stand 15 minutes before slicing.
- To prepare salsa, combine peaches, red onion, lemon juice, and jalapeno in a bowl. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 teaspoon garlic, ½ teaspoon oil and remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
- Combine slaw and carrots in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper flakes, ground red pepper, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour vinegar mixture over cabbage mixture and toss to combine; let stand 30 minutes.
- Serve peach salsa over pork and slaw alongside.