August 19, 2012

Our first week with eMeals

I'm taking a momentary break from filling your screen with tales from my wedding planning adventures to tell you about eMeals. During Mr. Groom's first week of coastal living, I went over the house every night for dinner which consisted of some meat and vegetables. Now I've done some pretty neat things low-carb, like the zucchini pizzas you've seen on Pinterest or Kevin makes some killer lettuce wraps. But eating low-carb can be pretty uninteresting most days, so we were thinking it could use a little spicing up.
The usual Sheila-style dinner.

Since we both listen to advice from the fabulous Dave Ramsey, we'd both heard of eMeals, but it's never really seemed practical since we've both either lived alone or with roommates (ahem, who may just happen to be of the parental variety). While we're now nearly 2 months from the big day, we're both trying to stick tough to our low-carb diets to get down to our goal weights.

While we're both capable of creative meals, during the week time is precious and we're not really willing to give up the time it would take to mull over recipes and get the ingredients from the grocery store. Mr. Groom and I are neither one particularly domestic, so subscribing to eMeals for a dummy-proof weekly meal seemed like a no-brainer.

eMeals is an online menu service, I guess. You pay for either 3, 6 or 12 months and each week you're delivered a 7-day menu of your liking (regular, low-carb, low-fat, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.). The best part is that it includes the shopping list you need to buy these items. You can even customize your list based on which store (if national) you shop.

We start with our first meal tomorrow night (Monday), so I plan to show our meal from each night and if anyone is interested in seeing a sample menu, I can email the pdf to you. If you think you'd like to try eMeals for yourself, click the link here on my blog to do it and I'll get some referral points! :)

I hope you'll enjoy the break from wedding details to, instead, see what Mr. Groom and I have for dinner each night! 


  1. Let me know how you like eMeals! I have been debating about starting that program for a while now but seem to have a pretty decent hold on menu planning (at the moment). My favorite helps so far have been and

    1. Oh I love those links, Elise! Especially joyinmykitchen!


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