I was contacted by eMeals to do a review & giveaway. They have a ton of different plans to choose from. I chose walmart just because that is the closest store and the place where we do most of our shopping. The plans are very easy to read. At the end of the plan they even give you a grocery list that is organized into different categories. This makes meal planning shopping very easy!
Since we have been out of town the past couple of weeks, I am just starting to use it. I did go shopping the other day. It was soooo easy to do my shopping. Much easier then normal. Then the other night I had planned on not cooking because Kenny was going out to dinner with coworkers. Well he let me know only an hour before he was going to get home that he wasn’t going. So I looked at the meal plan and picked the easy meal for the week. So much better then spending an hour trying to figure out what to cook.
Here is some information about eMeals.
eMeals relies on a team of experienced meal planners, writers and editors to create new dinner menus every week that are designed around grocery store sales, seasonal specials and diet preferences. For as low as $5.00 per month, subscribers download a recipe plan for the week with a matching aisle-by-aisle grocery list. The easy-to-follow recipes usually contain fewer than seven ingredients to allow for prep times of less than 30 minutes. It also helps families stay within a predictable budget by being prepared with a detailed list to use at the grocery store.
The eMeals program has over 30 meal plan options to choose from and provides a consistent and reliable approach to food budgeting by factoring the weekly cost of ingredients into each menu plan.
eMeals was created by sisters Jane DeLaney, mother of four, and Jenny Cochran, mother of three. The sisters were frustrated by the challenge of coming up with healthy, budget-conscious meals for their own families and inspired by their own mother’s frugal ways, they launched the program in 2003.
One of our meals for the week was Mexican Lasagna. This recipe was so easy to make and delicious!! Kenny and his mom and step dad approved this meal. It was very filling because it had meat and beans in it. Would be easy to substitute the meat for more beans though.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 15 oz can Jalapeno ranch-style beans drained
- 10 oz can tomatoes & green chilies
- 1 t garlic powder, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 t pepper
- 10 oz can cream of celery soup
- 10 oz can cream of mushroom soup
- 10 oz can enchilada sauce
- 9 corn tortillas
- 3 c fiesta blend cheese divided
- 1 med tomato chopped
- 1/4 c fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 avocado peeled and chopped
Heat oven to 350Â°.
In large skillet, brown ground beef until done and crumbly; drain.
Stir in beans, tomatoes, garlic powder, salt and pepper; set aside.
In a saucepan, combine soups and enchilada sauce; stir and heat through.
Spoon 1/3 of sauce in bottom of greased 9Ã?13â?³ baking dish.
Top with 3 corn tortillas; sprinkle with 1 c cheese. Spoon half of meat mixture over cheese.
Repeat layers. Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes and cilantro.
Bake 30 min. Top with chopped avocado before serving.
eMeals even offers a Clean Eating meal plan. They also share a ton of recipes and ways to save money on their blog.