Special Weekday Giveaway | eMeals Subscription

GIVEAWAY | One person will receive a 3-month subscription to eMeals. To be entered into this giveaway please leave a comment below answering this question: if you tried eMeals, what plan would you try?

I like simple. I like healthy. I like routine. Any time I can find a combination of those three things I get really excited.

eMeals recently contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in testing out their monthly meal planning service.

Figuring out what to eat and feed my family has always been my responsibility. I've written in the past about the challenges we've faced with Simon's eating habits (super picky, texture aversions, etc). Often times it has just been easier to feed him his preferred foods vs. planning something that leads to a ton of resistance. So much of that depends on my own personal mental health and patience level - because, you know what, sometimes it's just really hard. I'm also well aware, through years of experience now, that encouraging both my kids to try new foods is a good thing (and usually worth the time we sit at the table) and that by continuing to introduce new foods it is actually widening the things they eat.

Simon's been doing pretty darn good these days trying new foods and/or eating non-preferred foods (especially compared to a few years ago). I want to keep encouraging him and modeling good healthy eating habits. Having a favorite treat at the end of the meal as something to work towards doesn't hurt either.

All of that lead me to saying yes to eMeals.

I chose the Natural & Organic Family Plan and each week I get an email that includes 7 dinners (main dish + side) with ingredients and instructions, and a grocery shopping list. I'm loving having a list of pre-planned options each week and I love that someone is doing the work for me. I don't always stick exactly with the meals on the list but I love having it there as a jumping off point. So far it's been relatively successful - I've been picking a couple meals a week to try and having other nights be some of the Simon's preferred meals (grilled cheese, bean & cheese burritos, cheese pizza, baked potato, etc). The meals are simple and healthy and don't involve a ton of work or prep and I love knowing what we are eating before 5pm.

I'm still using the weekly menu plan I designed so Simon can read what's on the menu each night - you can download the PDF for free here.

eMeals is definitely helping me to expand our meal choices and simplifythe process by taking care of the planning and grocery list.

I think this would make a great gift for someone (at least it's the kind of gift I'd love to receive - something that keeps on giving throughout the year). 3 months is $21, 6 months is $35, or 12 months is $58.

Here's how it works:

  • Pick Your Plan | To start getting eMeals, just choose a meal plan based on your eating style, your family size and even your favorite grocery store.

  • Get Great Recipes | Every week, your meal plan arrives in your inbox —complete with seven simple, creative, family–friendly dinner recipes. Each includes an entrée and side dishes.

  • Shop and Save | Along with the meal plan, you'll receive a detailed grocery list organized by section and coordinated with the weekly sales at selected stores.

  • Relax and Enjoy | We take care of the meal planning, the grocery list and the budgeting — while you take credit for making healthy, home–cooked meals that your whole family will love.

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TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below answering this question: if you tried eMeals, what plan would you try? If you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 8pm Pacific on Sunday evening. The winners will be posted shortly after. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items.

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  1. Carla Heslop

    2012-11-09 20:20:47 -0500

    I would try classic meals.

  2. Tiffany O'Grady

    2012-11-09 20:53:03 -0500

    I would either try the Clean Eating or the Natural and Organic. Having a new baby makes Neal planning and shopping a challenge and I do try to make healthy meals for my family. It would be nice to have something that would help me lose this baby weight too!

  3. Lisa in AL

    2012-11-09 21:10:57 -0500

    Neato idea, I would definitely pick Classic!

  4. stacie D

    2012-11-09 22:19:02 -0500

    Simple Gourmet would be a good fit for our family.

  5. Nicole Gray

    2012-11-09 22:42:49 -0500

    I liked the simply gourmet one, it looked yummy.

  6. Karen

    2012-11-09 23:17:44 -0500

    I'd go with the Classic family plan. That would make my life so much easier. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Amy M.

    2012-11-09 23:54:58 -0500

    I think I'd have to choose the Classic Meal plan for our family!

  8. audra

    2012-11-10 05:54:57 -0500

    Wow! This looks great! - I think I would have to go with the low carb or low fat, I think there would be some wonderful suggestions, thanks Ali!

  9. kerri

    2012-11-10 07:29:15 -0500

    Definitely paleo!

  10. Janessa

    2012-11-10 07:38:46 -0500

    I would definitely wnt to try the low fat meal plan.

  11. fancyscrapper

    2012-11-10 11:22:14 -0500

    I would go with the clean eating meal plan. My family is all about fresh unprocessed food, so that would be a great fit for us!

  12. Carolyn

    2012-11-10 15:23:12 -0500

    Wow so many intriguing meal plans. I am interested in Paleo, Clean Eating, or Natural & Organic. Probably go with Clean Eating. Thanks Ali for another great giveaway!!

  13. staci

    2012-11-10 15:25:27 -0500

    I would love to try the simple gourmet or possibly clean eating. Looked at their website a million times, but haven't had the extra $ to try it out!

  14. Rae Bangs

    2012-11-10 16:35:57 -0500

    I would pick paleo. My husband is very involved with CrossFit and I am getting back into it. This involves focusing our nutrition on meats, veggies, and fruits and not the processed foods. I didn't have trouble giving up grains several years ago. I can do it again!

  15. Lorita

    2012-11-10 19:50:11 -0500

    I would choose portion control. Love this giveaway.

  16. Jana

    2012-11-10 22:16:32 -0500

    Oh, glad I still have an opportunity to enter! I'd pick natural and organic since that's the direction we've been heading. What a cool idea!

  17. Sherrie

    2012-11-10 22:43:25 -0500

    Wow - what a great idea. I would pick either Classic or clean eating. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. susanne

    2012-11-10 23:59:36 -0500

    classic or simple gourmet- I love to cook and try new recipes & my family likes to try new things - so this would be a cool way to be more organized, as i am not a planner

  19. Kimberly C.

    2012-11-11 03:45:57 -0500

    Wow! This sounds like a great tool! I'd try the low-fat.

  20. Roxane F.

    2012-11-11 06:39:19 -0500

    I would choose the clean eating. Thanks for a chance to win!

  21. Renee VanEpps

    2012-11-11 11:12:40 -0500

    I think I would try the fat-free meal plan first :) Great giveaway, thank you!

  22. Amyd1971

    2012-11-11 14:19:51 -0500

    Probably classic

  23. Rebecca

    2012-11-11 14:59:36 -0500

    This would be the biggest blessing and help. I am a mother of 4 very active kids and I was also just diagnosed with RA and severe osteoarthritis. I would try the clean eating program. Due to the busy schedules I struggle to come up with meals to eat that are good for us. My kids are starting to choose soda over water and other bad choices. I have been looking for something like this for awhile. I have been determined to not let my illnesses get me down or take over my life, so I am also trying to eat clean to reduce all my symptoms. I also want to teach my children to take the time to eat better and enjoy it. Something like this would get the whole family involved and would make our lives a little easier.
    This is a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

  24. KarriLee

    2012-11-11 19:14:55 -0500

    I love the idea of meal planning! this would be exciting.

  25. Carrie

    2012-11-11 22:53:26 -0500

    I would love to try the Classic Meals! For our family of 4, I believe it would be perfect!!!

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