I’ve always wanted to meal plan (and prep, too, but that’s another story) because it supposedly saves you time and money. But, I’ve always struggled with creativity in the kitchen. I heard about eMeals from Dave Ramsey on YouTube several months ago and thought that’s exactly what I need: direction.
I finally registered for eMeals, the low-carb plan option, and just completed my first week (the first two weeks are free; $59.99 annually)! I spent more on groceries than I would’ve liked – I went almost $50 over my weekly budget – but I think that was at least partially because I was trying to buy everything on the list plus (almost) everything I would normally buy, which was unnecessary. You live and you learn.
I absolutely loved it! Every night, all I had to do was choose one of the seven meals and cook. I actually enjoyed cooking this week because it made me feel pampered to be cooking healthy, “fancy” meals for me and my family. I am definitely continuing service, with the intention of figuring out how not to spend over budget again.
Thursday 20 September
Vietnamese Meatballs with Sesame-Ginger Carrot-Radish Slaw
Friday 21 September
Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes with Garlicky Z’oodles
Saturday 22 September
Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Tomato Stone-Fruit Salad
Monday 24 September
Grilled Flank Steak with Spice Rub with Spanish Style Cauliflower “Rice”
Tuesday 25 September
Slow Cooker Turkey-Pumpkin Chili (with Cucumbers with Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette)