Tuesday, October 18, 2011

E-mealz.com {Crew Review}

E-Mealz.com is an online website that provides users with a full menu to use for every week of the month.  This website provides the user with tons of store options, as well as dietary options to choose from.  Once the user has chosen a store they are provided with a plan to use for that week along with a shopping list to make the menu easy to use.  Simply print, shop and then follow the recipe directions each night of the week.  Then cook and enjoy!

E-Mealz Website

For this review, I chose to use the Walmart Family Meal Plan since we mostly shop there.  Other available stores are Aldi's, Kroger, Publix, Ralph's, and Any Store.  Other options are Low Carb, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Vegetarian, and Portion Control.  You can also choose meal plans for only 2 people.

Meal Plan Options

Once I chose my meal plan, I printed out my menus for two weeks, complete with the shopping list and headed out to Walmart. I purchased my items with ease following the detailed list, though I did spend more than the suggested price provided by E-Mealz but I also bought a few things that we did not have on hand that many people normally keep.  After checking out with the cashier we headed home with all the necessary ingredients for two weeks of meals.

The Walmart Meal Plan that I chose!

My personal shopping list for the Walmart Plan!

Following the meal plan was not hard to do.  I was able to take out the menu sheet each day, which I kept in my weekly notebook so it was readily available, and pull out what I needed for that day's meal then proceed to prepare it quickly and efficiently.  Most of the meals were really enjoyable but not all were hits.  Still it was nice to have something different from our normal meal plan for dinner. 

I commited to using the E-Mealz website for planning for two weeks and enjoyed it though I wasn't thrilled with the final cost of using it for those two weeks (cost of grocery items).  I have my own style of planning that really works best for us and took me quite some time to figure out.  But I have been able to save the available E-Mealz menu plans for the past few weeks and I plan to use them to create menus that do work for our family in the future.  Some of the recipes were really simple and good so we will definitely be adding those into our own family recipes.

I believe that E-Mealz would be perfect for families who are extremely busy or who work daily.  A homeschooling parent who is having a hard time staying on top of meals would also enjoy using this planner.  The meals are quick and easy to make.  The plans are thorough requiring almost no prep for the planner using them.  You simply print and go shop, then come home and cook.  Easy peasy.

You can purchase a 3 month subscription to E-Mealz.com for $15 through their website.  At the time of subscription you can choose the plan that works best for you.  You may switch this menu once during your 3 month subscription to try out a different plan with a different list of recipes.  Recipes change weekly and a full list of ingredients are always available with your purchased PDF of meals.  This website also works on iPad.

For more reviews of E-Mealz.com you can visit the TOS Review Crew blog

Disclaimer - The TOS Review Crew and E-Mealz.com provided Luv'N Lambert Life with a 3 month subscription to E-Mealz.com in exchange for my honest opinion of this program. 

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't thought about using this on the iPad... I should have. LOL

    I love the not having to think part. I need to get back to using emealz.


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