Is eMeals worth the money and is it right for you?
Are you looking for an honest review of eMeals? I’m excited to share my experience with this amazing meal subscription service with you today.
A few weeks ago I decided to try out eMeals when I ran into a major meal planning rut (have you ever had one of those???). My meal plan was feeling stale, and I felt as if I made the exact same dinners over, and over again. I was tired of cooking, and tired of trying to come up with fresh cooking ideas.
For years I have been hearing about a meal subscription service called eMeals. I finally decided to try it out. My hope was that eMeals would give me some fresh ideas and help me get out of my meal planning rut.
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What Is eMeals?
If you haven’t heard about eMeals yet, then I’ll give you a quick run down! eMeals is a meal subscription service that will send you fresh, new meal plans and dinner recipes each week.
These meal plans are catered to your family size, needs, diets, and food preferences. The goal is to save you time, money and to make it easier for you to get dinner on the table each night.
In addition to the meal plans and recipes, eMeals will also send you a shopping list for the meals you choose to make that week, which is so awesome! Plus! If you enjoy shopping for groceries online (hello, Walmart Grocery Pickup, my BFF) eMeals gives you the option to send your grocery list straight to your preferred store (Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, Instacart or Shipt), making online grocery shopping even easier than it already was!
How Does eMeals Work?
Signing up for eMeals is so easy! First, just head over to their website and make an account.
During this process you will be asked to choose your family size between two options:
- 1-2 servings
- 3-6 servings
And then next you will choose the food style your family prefers. The current options are:
- 30 Minute Meals
- Budget Friendly
- Clean Eating
- Gluten Free
- Heart Healthy
- Kid Friendly
- Low Calorie
- Low Carb
- Quick and Healthy
- Slow Cooker
I chose the Budget Friendly option for my family (no surprise there, amiright????).
After you have your account you will then have access to the current recipes eMeals offers. When a new plan comes available each week you will be alerted through e-mail.
I loved using the eMeals app to browse the recipes and make my shopping list. It was so user friendly and easy to use!
When you have picked the recipes you want to make for the week just click “Add to List.” The ingredients you will need for that recipe will be added to your shopping list, easy peasy!
Take this list with you to the store to do your grocery shopping. Or! If you prefer to use an online grocery system, just send that list right over to one of eMeals grocery partners (Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, Instacart or Shipt) and done!
Now all that’s left to do is cook and enjoy the delicious eMeals recipes at home.
What Type Of Recipes Does eMeals Provide?
Honestly, one of my biggest surprises when using eMeals was the huge variety of recipes available. There really is something for everyone, and I wasn’t expecting that.
You can choose the meal plan that works best for you and then you will be given 7 dinner recipes each week, including side dish ideas for each recipe, which I LOVED!
But, you do not have to stick to the same meal plan that you originally choose! I switched my meal plan category a couple of times, and it was SO easy to do! All you have to do is go into your Account, and where your Dinner Plan is listed, just click “Change”. You can then easily select the new plan you want. I started with Budget Friendly, and then switched to Clean Eating, and then to 30 Minute Meals.
Each of the plans I tried provided my family with delicious and easy to fix recipes.
We definitely tried a few recipes that we didn’t enjoy, but most of them have become new family favorites and will be going into my regular meal planning routine.
How Much Does eMeals Cost?
There is a price to using eMeals, but good news, you can try eMeals out for FREE for 14 days when signing up through this link. This is a great way to become familiar with the app, try out a few recipes, and help you decide if this is the right meal subscription plan for you or not.
If you decide to keep using eMeals you can get a 12 month subscription for just $4.99/month or a 3 month subscription for only $9.99/month.
My Honest Opinion
Now, that I have shared all of the eMeals details with you it’s time to give you my honest opinion.
Truthfully, my expectations were low when I first signed up for eMeals….but I ended up enjoying eMeals much more than I thought I would. I was worried that the recipes would require a lot of expensive ingredients and a lot of effort, but they really didn’t.
The meals I chose were all simple, basic, and quick to fix. Plus, I had most of the ingredients already in my pantry, which made these recipes great for my wallet.
Who Is eMeals For?
Although I think eMeals is a great service, it is not for everyone, but I do think it can be beneficial for many people. eMeals might be for your if:
- You struggle finding time to Meal Plan.
- You want to cook at home, but aren’t sure where to start.
- You are looking for an easy way to try new recipes.
Who Is eMeals Not For?
I don’t recommend eMeals for you if:
- You feel confident meal planning.
- You have time to research new recipes to try.
- Your budget is to tight to add an extra subscription plan to.
I enjoyed trying eMeals and the new recipes I received. However, I have decided that I will not be continuing using eMeals. I am very comfortable with meal planning and cooking, so I don’t think this is something worth spending my money on.
However, if you have been struggling cooking at home and making your meal plans, I do suggest trying this subscription service to see if it helps you or not.
I really enjoyed trying this program and was so happy to find it not only useful and helpful, but a great resource for those looking for fresh meal ideas. My favorite part of the service is that it caters to your family specific needs and eating preferences, and it really did make meal planning a lot easier!
Let me know if you try eMeals. I would love to hear your thoughts about it in the comments!
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