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Last Updated on August 30, 2014 by karissa ancell
Do you have nights where you struggle with deciding what to make for dinner? If you’re like my most moms you probably do. That’s where emeals can be a real time saver and come up with great ideas for you. If you haven’t heard of emeals before let me tell you a little about it. I was given a trial of emeals in exchange for a review but all opinions and thoughts are my own.
It was started by two moms who when they were a little overwhelmed themselves with meal planning decided to come up with a better and easier way to get it done and help out other families. So how it works is you subscribe to a meal plan on their website. It asks you how big a family you have and then you choose your food style. The styles are kid friendly, vegetarian, classic, clean eating, gluten free, low carb, low calorie, low fat, and more. For a few of the meal plans it even has the option of putting in what your preferred store. Such as if you pick natural & organic you can choose to pick whole foods or other stores.
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So I selected my size as family 3-6 the other option is cooking for 2. Then I selected kid friendly. Then once a week you are emailed a menu of 7 dinners and a shopping list of what to purchase.
I’ve been doing this for a few weeks now and am very pleased with the meal options sent. We make slight adjustments based on likes and dislikes of the family but all are simple and pretty easy. I am no chef so you can trust me on that. I also really like that it comes with a grocery list so you can know what you are going to need for all 7 meals.
Here is an example of one of their meals
Meal 3 Slow Cooker
Italian Roast Sandwiches
Four-Cheese Rice and
Prep Cook Total
10m 8h 8h 10m
1 (3- to 4-lb) boneless chuck roast, trimmed
1 teaspoon pepper
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 (1-oz) envelope dry onion soup mix
1 (14-oz) can beef broth
1 (14½-oz) can petite-diced tomatoes
1½ teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
6 crusty French hamburger rolls, split and
2 (6.4-oz) boxes creamy four-cheese rice mix
1 (12-oz) bag fresh steam-in-bag broccoli
½ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon pepper
Sprinkle roast with pepper, and place in a 5-
to 7-quart slow cooker. Top with onion, soup
mix, broth, tomatoes, parsley and oregano.
Cover and cook on Low 8 hours or until meat
shreds easily with a fork. Shred meat, and
serve in rolls with sauce for dipping.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Steam broccoli according to package directions;
sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve rice and
broccoli with sandwiches.
So if you struggle with dinner time ideas I suggest you give this a try. It might be just what you need to simplify your life a little bit.