My Thoughts on EMeals

A couple months ago I was given the opportunity to try out EMeals and I'll admit, I was skeptical at first. I try my best to meal plan on own most of the time, and usually follow through. But football season wrecks my life every year. (How's that for dramatic??) Jared and I order more pizzas in October-November than we do in a year's time due to a lack of planning. The late hours and weird weekend shifts take over and our fridge ends up sad and empty entirely too often. However- EMeals has fixed that! 
Something I noticed -and liked- right away is that you have the option of signing up for 3, 6 or 12-months at a time. It gets cheaper if you sign up for a longer membership, but it's nice to know I could just jump in for 3 months when I need the most help. EMeals lets you choose from all types of meal plan options-- seriously, there are TONS! Then once a week they send you your meals/recipes for the week along with a shopping list and a rough estimate of how much it's going to cost you too! 

Jared and I have been loving their low-carb meal options but we've also dabbled with the slow-cooker meal plan as well as the budget-friendly meal plan. That's right, you can change what plan you're signed up for at ANY time. No fees, no hassle... it's right up my alley. The budget one picks recipes with fewer ingredients and can be a huge money-saver if you're like me and can tend to overspend on groceries.

And you know what else? Every single recipe we've tried so far has been a hit! Every one! I can't count the times I find something via Pinterest that sounds delicious only to have it not turn out nearly as good as we'd hoped. It's nice to be confident in trying new things and knowing they are going to taste great. You can try EMeals completely free for two weeks via their website- another awesome move by the company. And you know who endorses these plans? Besides me, of course ;) My buddy Dave Ramsey! And I'm pretty confident you all know my feelings for Dave by now.
Emeals provided me with a free trial of their services, but no other compensation was involved. All opinions are my own!

16 comments

  1. I have heard of this but didn't know too much about it. It sounds great though!! Definitely something to try when we get married!! :)

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  2. That's really interesting. I've never heard of it before. I have the same Pinterest problem. Most of what I find & make is good but then there are the times where it's not near as good as I hoped or it's just flat out disgusting.

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  3. We did emeals a few years ago when my hubby and I were first married. I was a horrible cook, so it was nice to have recipes and new things to try! They seem to have a lot more options now than when we tried it. The only thing I didn't like was that they wouldn't put things in your list that were "staples" like milk & eggs, but still required them in a recipe - so I still had to buy it! Not sure if that's the same now. If I didn't have time to do my own meal planning now, I would definitely look into it again though!

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    1. They do list staples in your plan now! It's very helpful and user-friendly :)

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  4. I've got to remember this & look into it! Thanks!

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  5. This sounds like a great idea for us, too! By the time we get home from work, we never feel like going to the grocery store to shop. If we had our meals planned out a week ahead of time, we could just go on Sundays and get everything we need for the week.

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  6. This sounds amazing! I've been traveling for work since I graduated from college, so I never really learned how to grocery shop on a budget for more than a week at a time. I will definitely be taking advantage of this!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. That's it- I am going to look into this. I was just complaining how I HATE meal planning. Blah.

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  8. It's such a great tool!!! I really need to try it ;)

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  9. I've thought about giving this a try but struggle with following through because we have Connor and sometimes I have to make "kid" meals just so I know he will eat that evening. Kids... such picky little people.

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  10. i am so intrigued by this by i am so picky and complicated with my food needs (GF + vegetarian, and I wouldn't mind the budget friendly option as well) and I guess you can't combine plans can you? I would try the vegetarian one and gluten free-afiy it myself, but I would want to look into the meals to see if it was possible first... ok ok i'll do the 2 week trial.

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  11. I'm confused as to what it is... is it a meal delivery service each week or just for meal planning?

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  12. I have seen this before and I always thought to myself that I didn't need it because I know how to meal plan and my system works for me. However, I get stuck in a rut sometimes by making the same few things when I don't know what I want when I am coming up with my list. I also like that it could save money. And I am so with you on Pinterest recipes being hit or miss. I have had some great ones, but I have also had some real flops. I will have to think about this! I like the portion control option!

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  13. We had E-Meals for a year thanks to Groupon and sometimes I miss it, but I do still have all the meals from when I was subscribed.

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  14. Can you combine the plans? And can you customize it by saying that you hate raisins and never want them included (or whatever, that's just an example). I need to check this out!

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  15. brad and I were literally just talking about this the other day...sometimes I get lazy and dont want to cook and we end up ordering pizza or Chinese, I will have to look into this now

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