Monday, November 18, 2013

eMeals - a year of meal planning plus coupon savings delivered to your inbox every week!



I know that a lot of my friends are like me and still cook meals for their families every day. Growing up with working women in my family was never a reason to not have a home-cooked meal on the table. And while we all have our standby recipes that we can whip together from pantry items, ever so often we all want to try out a new recipe. I am no different. It is nice to fix spaghetti and meatballs or make some warm potato salad and hot dogs, but I am also wanting to try some new recipes. The problem is a lot of the recipes that I find on the usual recipe sides take a lot of work and a lot of unusual ingredients that would then just sit around the pantry.



But I have now come across a great site called eMeals that offers a subscription service for weekly meal planning. Best of all, as part of this campaign, all my readers can get their own subscription to eMeals at a rate of 35% off the regular subscription price. I was surprised to find out that eMeals is the market leader in online meal planning solutions for consumers. They offer a great variety of individualized meal plans and I really mean individualized because you get to choose from over over 50 weekly plans based on your preferred food style, family size and grocery store. They include such meals plan as classic, clean eating, simple gourmet, low fat, low carb, paleo, portion control, organic, vegetarian and gluten-free meals.

yummy recipes and easy to prep with eMeals


Because you can enter your preferred grocery store, consumers using eMeals can actually save a lot of money.  On average using eMeals can you  around $1,000/year because of the smart meal planning and coupons!That is one reason why Dave Ramsey supports eMeals (http://marker.ly/b/emeals4464/10666/26). And because you can suit your shopping list that comes with each meal plan to the size of your family, there is a lot less food waste because your shopping list fits your meals and your family size.

And if you were like me and figured that some ingredients would be one time only use, do not worry. eMeals makes sure that all the ingredients you buy are used in multiple recipes - what a great idea!
This is the recipe that I immediately wanted to try. Four ingredients and two sides in less than 60 minutes!

I downloaded two plans from eMeals with the subscription, one for this week and one for the preceding week. I looked over the recipe and one came to mind immediately, an apricot glazed chicken with rice.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - 4 ingredients for the main dish and 5 minute prep time, super easy!



copyright Durhamonthecheap - sauce is being mixed and it already smells good!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - 5 minute prep time, they were not kidding. This is easy and fast cooking.

copyright Durhamonthecheap- I wish my blog had the ability to showcase smells. It is amazing!

copyright Durhamonthecheap- love the sugary sauce that comes with the apricot-glazed onion chicken!



copyright Durhamonthecheap - Sunday meal thanks to eMeals!

I modified the apricot chicken a little bit since I had some carrots at home that needed using up. I also skipped on the rice since I had some leftover pie for dessert and figured that was carbs enough. That is what I love about eMeals, they suggest a main dish, but you can be flexible on the sides. I had a vegetable garden, so during the summer I would routinely add veggies from the garden. I have not bought any peppers or tomatoes all year because we had so many in the garden.

So if you are hungry right now and want to try out eMeals, this is the perfect time. If you sign up now at eMeals http://marker.ly/b/emeals4464/10666/23 , you can save 35% of the normal subscription rate. You can find cool recipes such as a Paleo Roast Turkey in time for Thanksgiving here http://marker.ly/b/emeals4464/10666/24   


Disclaimer: I received a free subscription for a year worth of eMeals in exchange for a review on my blog. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own and have not been influenced by any third party.

26 comments:

debdenny said...

That Apricot Chicken looks wonderful!

MyLittleMe said...

I've heard of emeals, but I've not tried them yet. Looking forward to it!

QueenB said...

i really need to sit down and commit to a meal plan service i just am so darn picky i am nervous!

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

I would love to do something like this, unfortunately I know how bad my husband and I are at following plans. We did meal planning for 2 weeks before we gave up! The chicken looks yummy too

Heather said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE emeals. I also love how easy the recipes are to modify if I need to.

Helene Bludman said...

This is such a great idea, especially for busy people who have little time to prepare dinner.

Helene Bludman said...

These meals are such a great idea, especially for busy people who don't have the time to cook a good dinner every night.

Pam said...

That chicken does look tasty. I have heard such good things about emeals.

Elizabeth Towns said...

I appreciate that you moderated the recipe to fit you and that you made using emeals so simple. I love your pictures and that you showed how the glaze reacts in the oven, too!

Jen B said...

This sounds like a great service! I love finding new dinner ideas!

Jaredamy said...

Looks like a tasty, and savory meal idea-thanks!

Chrishelle Ebner said...

I love emeals especially the Publix plan. Saves me tons of time and money. Apricot chicken looks great.

Shauna Torres said...

I love that you can choose family size. We have a larger than normal family and have issues finding recipes to feed everyone.

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

I actually use eMeals but not regularly. I do love their suggestions.

Mama to 5 said...

Looks great, I have heard of this program before just didnt't know how it worked. Thanks!

Steve Pots said...

Whoop this will save single parents a lot of time. There are some really cool services out there that help make life just a tad easier.

Wendy said...

I love apricot salmon, so I bet the chicken would be great too!

StacieinAtlanta said...

I have never heard of Emeals before. But, I am going to have to check them out. It would definitely give me back a lot of time that I spend trying to figure out what to make for dinner every night.

Dawn Lopez said...

I absolutely adore eMeals. This sounds like an interesting recipe, thanks for sharing it!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

The tie-in to the grocery store is the best part. I love making good use of the week's sales.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I have heard a lot about emeals, but I have not tried them yet. The food looks good - I need to. :)

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This sounds like a great idea and I love that it is tied to a grocery store.

Have Kids Will Coupon said...

I love this recipe!!!

Janeane Davis said...

This seems like a great service. there are a lot of people like me who want to make fresh, good meals for their families and like the elp this service provides.

Sierra Lorenzo said...

I use a service that cooks my meals and I just pick them up. I'm even bad at that! Love the idea, I'm just too flaky for it.

Mariana said...

I really need help with meal planning! I'm just not organized enough and always end up thinking about dinner about a half hour before. I didn't realize emeals was one of the leading meal planning services!