Saturday, January 25, 2014

Meal Planning made easy with eMeals and a Sneak peak at their Dessert menu!

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My family of five can consume quite a bit of food. Is all of that food healthy? I'm ashamed to admit no. Children can often times be extremely picky, and who wants to cook a gazillion things for a 5 year old? Either they eat it, or they don't eat. Those people who say "they will eat when they are hungry" lied! My kids would starve themselves. No, I am not overreacting. So we give them what they like, and not what they need. Plus, I am awful with meal planning. I don't know what foods to make that they may actually eat. It's hard to do it all, and still have time to feed myself. Plus, my life is a mess. I am not organized by any means, and would never claim to be. It's awful to admit, I know.

What's for dinner? Ugh! I just hate asking myself, and my husband that. Can we have an actual plan here? Maybe we wouldn't spend almost $200 a week on food. (maybe I am exaggerating a tad bit here.)



About eMeals
Both Jane and Jenny are active moms, devoted wives, and very, very busy. Jane was frazzled over trying to pull off dinner for the family week after week. Her meal plans were scribbled on napkins and lost in her purse. So she went to work creating a better way to make meals happen. Along the way, Jane recruited Jenny, who is not only a fabulous cook, but also happens to be her sister.
Working with a talented team of meal planners, experienced home cooks and technical gurus, they developed eMeals to feed their families and preserve their sanity. Hundreds of thousands of relationships later, Jane and Jenny built a way to make moms’ lives easier — and to bring families together at mealtime.
I have been using eMeals meal planning services for a year now, and even though I do not follow it completely, I love what it does. eMeals helps my family save money, just so that I can feed my children what they like. Don't judge. I try to get the "real" chicken nuggets. SO give me some props there.
Emeals provides you with weekly organised shopping lists, within a reasonable budget. You choose the size of your family, and the type of plan you want. You can always change it later. Pick your favorite store to shop at, and it generates your shopping list.

You can choose from a variety of meal plans, including:
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Carb
  • Low Fat
  • Low Calorie
  • Portion Control
  • Vegetarian
  • Natural and Organic
  • Clean Eating
  • Paleo
  • Mediterranean
  • Simple Gourmet
  • Vegetarian

The plans break down as follows:
  • 3-month subscription: $30
  • 6-month subscription: $48
  • 12 month subscription: $58
That is just $5 a month for a year!

If you really stink at organizing like I do, eMeals is for you. Who really has time for that anyway? Make great food, that actually tastes good with eMeals.

eMeals new Dessert Plan is available now for only $3 a month! Get inspired each week to make incredible desserts. With mouth-watering recipes like Chocolate Pretzel Slab Pie, Buttery Toasted Vanilla Clusters or Crunchy Streusel Pumpkin Loaf, this plan is perfect for the dessert lover in all of us. Receive 3 indulgent dessert ideas every week including a mix of Crowd Pleasers, Quick & Easy options, and Skinny Sweets. This variety of sweet endings will fit the bill for weeknight desserts, casual entertaining and healthy treats, too.


 Buttery Toasted Vanilla Clusters

Ingredients
  • 3 oz package ramen noodles
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 12 oz package white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Coarsely crush ramen noodles before opening package.
  2. Open package; discard flavor packet.
  3. Saute crushed noodles, pecans and almonds in butter in a large skillet over medium heat until toasted.
  4. Pour noodle mixture into a large bowl to cool.
  5. Melt white chocolate chips according to package directions; pour over noodle mixture in bowl, tossing gently to coat
  6. Drop candy mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto wax paper.
  7. Let stand until firm, about 1 hour; store in airtight container at room temperature. Makes 3 dozen.
Enjoy your new meal planning service!
Weekly Dinner Menus with Matching Grocery List

Currently there is a coupon code for 15% off. That I believe ends on 1/31. So hurry before it's gone!

Use code: DINNER15


So Sew Mama is an eMeals blogger and receives a free planning service through eMeals. This post contains affiliate links that if you choose to use brings us a small revenue. All opinions are my own. Some information in this post was obtained from eMeals.




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