Dinner planning, as easy as E-Mealz (plus a giveaway)

As you may know, I’ve been a fan of E-Mealz for the last few years, and have partnered with them as an affiliate.  I wanted to let you know about something new that they are offering, and give you an opportunity to enter to win a 3 month free membership.

E-Mealz is a menu planning website that takes the guesswork out of planning your families weekly meals.  You chose the plan that you want from a choice of 28 E-Mealz dinner menu plans.  For example, you might chose a Regular Family Menu from stores such as Publix, Wal-Mart, or Aldi.  Or if you want a more specialized diet, you might select a Low Carb or Low Fat option.  What I’m most excited about is that since I’ve been using E-Mealz, they’ve added other more specialized options such as Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and even Natural & Organic!

The menu plan that I’ve used most successfully has been the Family Menu/Low Carb using the “any store” selection.  This works well for me since I split the majority of my grocery shopping between Publix and Wal-Mart.  (And a great way to decide is to see a sample from each.)

Once you choose a plan, you download and print your menu and shopping list and then you can take that two hours or so that you just saved and paint your nails.  Or whathaveyou. As a bonus, the complete grocery list is organized by store sections (which includes side dishes all on one page).  E-Mealz speaks my organizing love language.

I love having the guesswork taken out of meal planning.  And by saving myself from frequenting the grocery store for last minute items, I know I’m also saving my grocery budget.  Each plan will also give you an approximate weekly average cost for the recommended dinners.

Over time I’ve amassed a good number of downloaded menus so that I can easily work in a special favorite meal if a substitute is needed.

A Giveaway!

The sweet girls over at E-Mealz are offering a 3 month Meal Plan to one lucky winner (a value of $21.00).  That’s right, a subscription is only $7 per month for 3 months, or you can buy a 6 month membership for $35.00, or a one year subscription for $58.00!

And for a limited time, E-Mealz is offering a discount for my readers.  Simply sign up using the code:  savemoney for 15% off.

All you have to do is visit E-Mealz.com and come back here and tell me in the comments section of this post which Store Meal Plan appeals most to you.

The Rules:

  • You must answer the prompt given.
  • No duplicate comments/ one entry per person.
  • This giveaway is open internationally, age 18 or over.
  • Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
  • You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

I will leave comments open until Sunday, January 29th at 9:00 PM, EST.

Bon appetite!

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January 26, 2012

26 Responses to Dinner planning, as easy as E-Mealz (plus a giveaway)

  • I want to win! I need this badly. My husband will thank you! 😉

  • Low carb-any store. But the sample lists a meal with corn as the side..not very low carb.

  • Probably regular for either Wal Mart or any store (stores from up north not on their list!). I might dabble in the low carb, but no one else in my family would eat these!!

  • I think I would try the Aldi’s one. I have a friend that used emealz for a while. She loved it and it really helped her in the kitchen.

  • I need to try this – my grocery bill is out of control.

    I would trim the budget and our waist with the low-fat Walmart menu.

  • I think I would choose the regular family meal plan, Walmart or any other store… this could be a great money & time saver! I could then take the regular recipes and tweak anything in them to make them a tad healthier… or leave them as is. Fantastic idea! Come on, draw my number!

  • I would chose the regular family meal plan for any other store since none of the stores listed are in my area, (except Wal-mart and we won’t shop there). I love that it plans side dishes as well as the main meal which is where I struggle most.

  • I love the Publix low-fat meals. We’ve been using them for two weeks now and my son has eaten more of this than anything else I’ve tried! 🙂 Not that he needs low fat, but his Momma sure does! 🙂

  • I would try the regular plan at Aldi. This seems to be a real time saver, which I need desperately. I work full time and come home to cook for a family of five.

  • I’d probably go with the family meals from Kroger, even though my region is not included. The Walmart low-carb one has things that we will not eat. At all.

  • I would probably go with the Natural and Organic one, but not the Whole Foods one. I adore Whole Foods but I would go broke if I actually shopped for our family of seven there! LOL

  • I’d probably go with the Low-fat Family Meal or the Portion Control meal plan.

  • I would use the regular plan for Publix.

  • I would probably try the regular plan for Walmart. Looks doable, even for me!

  • I would probably do the regular family (no specific store) plan, again. I used e-mealz two years ago and have been thinking I need to get back on it, so if I don’t win I’ll probably sign up anyway!

    (I hope this doesn’t post twice; the site gave me an error when I tried the first time!)

  • I’m so excited for their new Whole Foods one! That’s what I want! Thanks.

  • I have wanted to try E-Mealz but just never have followed through on it. I would select the regular meal plan at Aldi’s. I have recently started working on our household budget so this would probably be a good time to implement E-Mealz. I already love shopping at Aldi’s.

  • I would probably pick low-carb at any store. I menu plan every week, but this sounds way easier. I’d love to give it a try.

  • I would like to do the Aldi menu plan. I love most of Aldi’s food and all of Aldi’s prices!

  • This looks awesome! I think I may join even if I don’t win. I would pick the Regular Family Menus from Walmart. I don’t love to shop at Walmart, but none of our other grocery stores are listed. If I go in with a plan, it won’t be so bad to go there!

  • I would like the Regular Any Store. Too bad they don’t have Safeway.

  • I wish I could choose the Whole Foods plan but my area doesn’t have that store. So I would choose low fat at Publix.

  • I would love to win this – I would use the Regular – Walmart menu, or the Low-Fat – Walmart menu!

  • Regular Menus for 2 – Any Store
    I don’t mind cooking, but I HATE having to come up with ideas of what to fix. This could really help.

  • I’d use the Specialty for 3-6 under “Any other store”, since I’m from up North also. Plus we have a BIG family – 3 adults, 4 kids, and one grandbaby. Lotsa mouths to feed. (sigh)

  • low fat publix looks like a winner =)