I enjoy meal planning for the benefits. Cost savings, time savings & general worry savings (what oh what do I make for dinner tonight…take out pizza?). For the last few weeks I have been super diligent planning my meals (truth time – it’s because I am doing Weight Watchers and I do much better when I plan 🙂 ). Planning usually takes me about 45 minutes. This is usually because I am digging through recipes and thinking about what sounds good, what is good for us, what is in season & what do I really have time to make.
I found a new service that has potential to be pretty amazing. It is called e-mealz. For only $1.25 per week they give you a meal plan for the week complete with shopping and pantry guide. How awesome is that? They plan 7 meals a week for you. This is good because I probably won’t love one or two of them. I have found that between leftovers and the occasional dinner out, planning 5 meals is perfect. This is the first week I have subscribed to it (you buy 3 month subscriptions for $15) and I have to tell you , I am very excited about it. I crossed the stuff off of the grocery list I don’t need and added a couple extras and I was off to the store! What a time savings! I tried a couple of their recipes last week and they were very good.
Here’s to home cooked meals and less stress!