I am pretty excited about the new menu plan we’ve been using at our house! It’s no secret that meal planning and prep is not my strong suit. I do it because my family needs to eat, but I don’t enjoy it. A few months ago, several ladies in my Mom2Mom group shared that they were using a new service called Fresh 20 that emailed them their menu plans every week, along with their grocery list. They offered to send me a couple sample weeks to see if I liked them. I loved it. I simply printed my list, went shopping and knew that I had what I need for the next 5 dinners. Out of the 10 dinners we tried, 8 were hits. I love that they use only 20 fresh ingredients and a few pantry staples.
I went to buy a year's subscription when I found out the current groupon (my referral link) going on was for EMeals. (here’s the direct link to the groupon) It’s the exact same premise as Fresh 20 just a different service. I also enjoyed that it was Dave Ramsey endorsed. I was blown away that you can choose from 10 different plans - classic, clean eating, simple gourmet, paleo, low carb, low fat, portion control, natural and organic, gluten free, and vegetarian. We are currently in week 3 of the portion control plan and I’m very happy!!We have really liked the meals and Owen is actually eating them! I mean seriously, he ate curried chicken and broccoli tonight. And didn't even ask for yogurt. :) I feel like all the hard work of hunting down new recipes is done for me and I simply print my grocery list and go. I like that EMeals gives me 7 meals a week instead of 5 like Fresh 20, although it usually takes us a week and half to 2 weeks to get through one menu plan. I like to add in a few of our old favorites, a leftover night, and a fend for yourself night or 2. Here’s a sample of a week if you want to take a peek.
I would say this idea is great for you if you don’t love menu planning. And if you don’t have a super picky eaters as your spouse. :) But I’m a big fan. Let me know if you have any questions or want to try a week before committing!