Tasty Tuesdays: Delicious Meals are Just a Click Away with eMeals!

Hey everyone, Vanessa here. If you've been following the blog for a while, chances are you know how much I love cooking. Most nights, it is a family event with at least 3/4 of us in the kitchen. I love the prep work, I love the fragrance of delicious foods wafting through our house, I love that my girls reap the benefits of being in the kitchen with me, and I love serving up delicious healthy meals for my family, In fact, the only thing I really don't like about cooking is the clean-up afterward!

For a while, I was a pretty avid meal planner. I would plan, at least a week out, all of the meals we would be having for dinner. I would plan to enjoy at least one vegetarian meal a week, serve leftovers at least once a week, and I really loved when I scheduled making a whole chicken (or ham) one day and using some leftovers from that to make a meal later in the week. When I was really on a roll, I sometimes completed an entire month's worth of dinner planning! I really enjoyed having everything planned out in advance. However, as we all know, life gets really busy sometimes. It sadly has been 2 months since I've made my own meal plan, but luckily I came across eMeals and got to try it for free!

Started by sisters Jane and Jenny, eMeals helps busy families by sending a week's worth of meal ideas straight to your inbox. You can subscribe to receive meal plans for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even DESSERT! That's right, eMeals has a (new) dessert plan! To get started with eMeals, you simply choose a meal plan based on your eating style, family size, and even your favorite grocery store! One of my favorite things about the meal plans? You get a detailed grocery list which is organized by section and can be coordinated with the weekly sales at select grocery stores.

I signed up to receive the Low Calorie Family Plan. I can be pretty picky, but the meal plans we have received have been great so far. I will end up trying most of the recipes but there are some things I just won't cook (mostly seafood, only because I have never cooked it and I don't really eat it).

Sample Low Calorie Family Plan Menu

I am glad to report that we have added some new family favorites to our recipe collection thanks to eMeals! When every single person in the house eats and asks for seconds, it's a pretty big deal! When 2 of the people in the house are children, it's a HUGE deal! Some of our favorites so far have been the Black Bean and Zucchini Mexican Tortilla Bake, the Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Herbed Brown Rice and Asparagus-Pepper Saute, and the Penne with Garlic and Chickpea Sauce.

Black Bean and Zucchini Mexican Tortilla Bake 

Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Herbed Brown Rice and Asparagus-Pepper Saute


Penne with Garlic and Chicken

Like I mentioned earlier, eMeals has recently introduced a new dessert plan! I have a HUGE sweet tooth, so the dessert plan is a welcome addition to my house and it also helps when I need a new idea for church fellowship. The good news (for me especially) is that eMeals will send 3 dessert ideas every week (including a mix of Crowd Pleasers, Quick and Easy options, and Skinny Sweets) which means I can satisfy my sweet tooth, but not over indulge myself. Please don't judge, but honestly if I could eat desserts for every meal, I totally would!

Sample Dessert Plan

Ready to Try eMeals?  

Visit the eMeals Website today and get your subscription! A years worth of dinner ideas for just $58/year (just $5/month) is well worth your sanity. Plus, since eMeals sends a detailed grocery list with each weekly plan, you will likely be buying just what you need each week, saving you quite a bit of money on groceries! There is a 14-day money back guarantee with the ability to switch to another plan!

Special thanks to eMeals for allowing me to try out their wonderful meal plans! This post was made possible by my affiliation with US Family Guide. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Your experience may differ.

Happy cooking!


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