Get Snack to School with eMeals!

It’s time…..{cue ominous music}….

Have you noticed the oh-so blatant sections of Target and Walmart dedicated to paper, pencils, crayons, etc.?  Not to mention the hoards of sticky and sugary snacks that have been on sale {mostly on end-caps, calling out the names of the preschoolers in your buggy?}.

I don’t know about you, but there is something about  beginning a new school year that makes me both dread and eagerly anticipate the middle of August.  I admit that I’m excited for those precious few hours of “no-kid” time that are soon coming my way.  And I’m a nerd excited for brand new boxes of crayons, unsharpened pencils and clean book bags.

Free Back to School packet from eMeals...featuring a free week's meal plan and shopping list, a school checklist, and lunchbox notes.  Plus a discount code!

But I’m equally disheartend to know that my littlest Little will be in school two days a week, and my Big Girl is {eep!} big enough to go to school 4 days a week.  Two of those days overlap, giving me….10 whole hours a week of NO KID time!  Exciting.  I know.

Confession time.  So….10 whole hours of no kid-excuses.  Which means I can’t blame any non-progress on the girls.  I have NO EXCUSE not to have a clean house {on those days at least!}.  NO EXCUSE not to have blogging DONE by the time they get home from school.  NO EXCUSE not to have healthy, well-planned meals and snacks at the ready.

And here’s where I scream for help!!!!  And once again, eMeals.com to the rescue.

Free Back to School packet from eMeals...featuring a free week's meal plan and shopping list, a school checklist, and lunchbox notes.  Plus a discount code!

Y’all know how much we love eMeals around here….even if they weren’t one of my sponsors, I’d still toot their horn.  We love them that much.  And August is my absolute favorite eMeals month because they always have awesome deals {think 15% off with code SCHOOL15}, and incredible extras for their subscribers.  This month, they gave me a FREE Back to School packet to share with you.  It includes a checklist for preparing for school, some printable notes for lunch boxes AND a whole week’s worth of lunch plans.

Free Back to School packet from eMeals...featuring a free week's meal plan and shopping list, a school checklist, and lunchbox notes.  Plus a discount code!

Free Back to School packet from eMeals...featuring a free week's meal plan and shopping list, a school checklist, and lunchbox notes.  Plus a discount code!

Click here to see the whole packet!

Free Back to School packet from eMeals...featuring a free week's meal plan and shopping list, a school checklist, and lunchbox notes.  Plus a discount code!

So over our vacation, I had several friends ask me what the “deal” is with eMeals.  So, I figured with school coming quick, and schedules getting hectic soon….it would be a good time to tell y’all why we truly love this program.

So here’s the deal with eMeals.  You sign up with them and choose which meal plan fits your family { i.e. clean eating, slow cooker, vegetarian, paleo, low-fat, etc.}  They have a ton…I think there are over 50 meal plans available overall.  And you can switch plans if the one you initially choose doesn’t end up working for you.  Then, you choose what size family you have {1-2 or 3-6} and what grocery store you shop in.  We are currently using the low-fat plan for 3-6 people {so we ALWAYS have leftovers!} for Publix.

Free Back to School packet from eMeals...featuring a free week's meal plan and shopping list, a school checklist, and lunchbox notes.  Plus a discount code!

Click here for the whole meal plan and grocery list!

And then each week, eMeals sends me an email with that week’s meal plan.  As you can see, each meal has ingredients listed and simple directions all on one page.  Most of our meals take about 30 minutes to prep…although there are a few slow-cooker ones as well.  In the email, they also have your grocery list for the week.  The meal plans are based on the items that are on sale at the grocery store you chose, so they list the sale price on the grocery list too.  And any staples that you may already have are listed in a separate column.  On average, we eat 5 out of the 7 meals a week.  So I quickly just cross off any ingredients we won’t be using {or that I may already have}, and take the list with me to the grocery store.  The average weekly groceries on the list are about $80, but I NEVER spend that much because I end up crossing about a third of the ingredients off.  It’s fabulous!  {and if you plug in the ingredients into www.southernsavers.com, you can also find coupons to make your grocery trip even cheaper!!}.

Bottom line, for just a few dollars a month {$7}, I have all of my meals planned for me and a grocery list to boot.  They are so easy, and eMeals quite often sends me free holiday meal plans as well {think Thanksgiving meal planning….done!}.  And 15% off with code SCHOOL15.  Click any of the links above or over on my sponsors list to go straight to the website!

Palmettos and Pigtails

*Disclaimer:  I LOVE eMeals, but they also gave me a free year’s membership.  I am a part of their afflilate advertising program which means I get paid a bit for each person who signs up for the program through the links and buttons on my site.  As always, I gave you my honest opinion about eMeals in this blog post!*

Comments

  1. I long for the day they come out with a Low FODMAP diet plan… the crazy plan Jay’s doc put him on. I’d buy that in a heartbeat. Trying to figure out meals every day is torture now.

  2. Great post! My little man is now in a full week program at our church. Where he normally only went twice a week he now goes Monday through Friday which really helps since both his father and myself work during the week. This is a great reference for creating fun and healthy meals for our little ones! Thanks for sharing. ~Leah~

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