This is a sponsored post for eMeals. I was provided with a one year free plan in exchange for my review. I also receive a small commission through Commission Junction for anyone that signs up with eMeal after being referred by me. All opinions are my own.
I was recently approached by eMeals to see if I would like to try them out. eMeals is a meal planning service that offers all sorts of plans based on your diet and family size. The meal plan is sent to your email every Wednesday, and includes 5 meals a week for $58.00 a year. You can add options like breakfast, lunch, and dessert for an extra 3-4 dollars a month. The email sends you a downloadable PDF that includes the meal plan for the week and a grocery list, and you can access grocery store deals on their site available from stores nationwide! There is even a eMeals app available so you can access your meal plans and grocery lists on the go.
One thing I love about it is I was able to easily change my meal plan. I was provided with a subscription to classic meals and tried out the Cajun Turkey Cutlets from the list (recipe below), but this week I decided I wanted to see what the meal plans would be like in a category I don’t usually cook, so I changed it to paleo and I think I like it better! They also offer vegetarian, Mediterranean, clean eating, low-calorie, and many other plans.
I’m going to give you the recipe I chose to make first, and then tell you a little bit about what I personally think about the plan.
This is a really easy recipe, great for busy weeknights! The best part is, it only has 4 ingredients!
Cajun Turkey Cutlets
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 1/2 lb turkey cutlets
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Stir together lemon juice and Cajun seasoning in a large bowl. Add turkey cutlets, turning to coat; let stand at least 10 minutes ( I let mine stand about 20 and turned them a few times)
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet ( I used my cast iron skillet) over medium-high heat. Add turkey; cook 3 minutes per side or until done.
Ok, my thoughts on the recipe and eMeals. The turkey is good, my husband and I liked it, but I think the categories some of the recipes for the classic plan are a bit off. This recipe was labeled “kid-friendly” and included a side dish I didn’t make of a black eyed pea and tomato couscous. I don’t really think that is kid-friendly, and the turkey was a little too spicy for my 4 year old although I do think she ate a few tiny pieces. The other thing I didn’t really like about the classic plan was many of the side dishes, for the first week I received, were pre-packaged salads and rolls. Yes, I do use them occasionally, but I wouldn’t include them in a “meal plan”. That is the reason I changed to the paleo plan for this week, and the recipes are a lot different and more to my liking!
I added on the breakfast plan, and I’m going to make one of the recipes tomorrow. Many of them look good, but I don’t make breakfast during the week, and I don’t think many people do.
In closing, is it something I would normally use? No, but I’m a food blogger, so that makes sense 🙂 No, really, I can see it being a useful plan for busy people who don’t know where to start with meal planning or don’t like to cook. You can easily change out the sides if you don’t care for them, and I think it’s good that they have selections like the gluten free meal plan, it would be so helpful for those new to the diet. Speaking of new to the diet, I wasn’t even really sure what paleo is so that’s why I chose it for this week!
If eMeals sounds like something you would like to try out or you would just like to find out more about it, click on this image for more information.
I think I’m going to change my plan every few weeks throughout the year to try different diets. You should see some recipes adapted from there over the next year, stay tuned!