I’ve started meal planning again this week thanks to eMeals.com and I’m once again reminded how much healthier we eat and how much money I save at the grocery store when I plan ahead.
I’ve rejoined eMeals.com, the online service that gives me a printable weekly meal plan with recipes along with a shopping list to go along with my plan.
The grocery list is divided up into grocery aisle sections – making it nice and easy when you go shopping!
There are plenty of meal plans available on eMeals.com – you select what’s right for you and your family. Some options include a gluten-free meal plan, low-fat, portion-control, natural & organic and many more.
We’re trying the Clean Eating Meal Plan – which is a plan that involves simple foods that are fresh and unprocessed for the most part. This week’s plan includes Shrimp & Lemon Spaghetti, Parmesan Crusted Chicken w/Olives and more!
Other than the fact that I totally sliced my finger while peeling potatoes this week (which I seem to do EVERY time I peel potatoes!), it’s been a breeze. And I also shaved a good $50 off my normal grocery bill. (no joke!) I think I tend to overshop without the meal plan and throw out foods. This seems to be keeping me focused when I’m in the store!
Here’s to hoping I stick with it this time around – it’s clearly better for everyone! I’ll report back to let you guys know how I’m doing and you guys be sure and let me know if you join in too; I’d love to hear how you like it.
Also worthy of noting – I noticed they added options in each plan for families or smaller groups – you can opt for the “Family Menu (3-6 servings)” or the “For 2 Menu (1-2 Servings)” – good for empty nesters or single folks!
Check out eMeals.com to help you with any number of New Years Resolutions! There’s something for everyone there and you can get onto a plan for as little as $5/month (and be sure to use the coupon below to get an even better deal!)
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And have a looksie at some photos I took making last night’s dinner! Potato & Rosemary Soup! Paired it with some fresh bread from the bakery at the grocery store and everyone loved it! (Chicken broth based and not cream so not fattening either!)