I work full-time from home. And have 2 children aged 6 and 8. Want to know what my least favorite household chore is?
No. It’s not cleaning toilets. I’d do that all day long just to avoid this one nagging chore.
It’s meal planning. Yes, seriously.
Meal planning is important, this I know. It saves money and time, I get that. And I’m a
big huge fan of saving time and money.
But planning 7 dinners for 4 people who all have different likes, dislikes, and special diets? It’s not fun, people. You see, my son and myself are gluten-free. My son is also the pickiest eater in the world. My daughter has to have high fiber, if you know what I mean. My husband likes his meat. And I hate to cook…but that’s a whole ‘nother issue.
The bottom line is, I don’t like to meal plan. It’s simply exhausting and stressful. And I think we can all agree that the last thing a mom needs is more stress. Am I right?
So when eMeals offered me a free 3-month subscription to review, I didn’t waste any time!
If you don’t know what eMeals is, it’s a service that plans your meals for you so you don’t have to do it. How it works is you choose your type of menu, like clean eating, gluten-free, natural/organic, portion control, vegetarian, etc. Then each week, they post a new menu that contains a dinner and side for each day of the week with ingredients and recipes. And you also get a complete shopping list of everything you need for those meals! Dream. Come. True.
They even have menu plans for a few specific stores if you happen to shop at those stores where they include the prices. So you know your bottom line before you even hit the store. Whoa.
So each week, I printed out my menu and list. I crossed off any ingredients I already had or that we would want to omit from a recipe and then just add to the list any other items we needed at the grocery store. BOOM.
This literally saved me hours each week! Not to mention my sanity.
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Disclaimer: eMeals gave me a 3-month subscription to their services to try for my review. However, the opinions in this review are my own. eMeals is providing a free subscription to one lucky winner.