After having my second child about 7 months ago i have had to learn to plan even more than with my first child. Working full time, two children, and a husband that travels out of town for work some days i have about zero free time to figure out what I’m doing the day of the event. So i have to give a shout out to a fabulous friend Amanda in my bible study group who recommended this link to a fabulous website called: www.emeals.com
This site is great for whatever eating plan you are on: Vegetarian, low-carb, slow cooker, and for us we have been using the Paleo plan. Although, its a small fee to subscribe to the weekly recipes and grocery list, seriously i think as low as $5.00 a month it saves our family money. Let me explain: Raise your hand if you go to the grocery and get approx. $250.00-$300.00 of food for about 2-3 weeks. Then when you get home and put it all away and Monday hits you are staring into your pantry trying to figure out what to make while one child just spit up all over your shirt and the other is hanging on your leg yelling, “Mom, what’s for dinner”? (Im raising both of my hands to this). How can you just spend $300.00 in grocery and feel like you have to search for stuff to throw together? Emeals.com emails me a list once a week with 7 recipe’s on it including a grocery list and depending on where you pick on the website to shop it also lists the cost and how much you will be spending. This helps me not wonder around and buy things just to buy them or waste time going down every single isle. About 2 months ago i tried my first selection of meals as the category of Clean-Eathing Slow Cooker and went to Kroger for all of the items on the list and was within $15.00 of what it said i would spend. I believe it also was because i choose some of the veggies as organic and they cost a bit more. Sunday has become my meal prep day for the week. So by having this site and my weekly recipe plan, i can plan the night ahead so it only takes me about 10 min to finish throwing it all together right before dinner. Try it out and let me know what you think! You still have time to run to the grocery and get your items to plan your dinners! This doesn’t solve all of our Mommy to-do-lists but anything that will help make mine a bit easier, I’m game!!!