Meal Planning to save time, money and your sanity!

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A few years back, I looked for help on staying organized, and I came upon a site called FlyLady. She is AMAZING at giving motivation to get and stay organized, and one of her tips was to plan out your meals in advance. So many people just fly by the seat of their pants for meals, and this ends up costing more money, stress and time, that many of us can’t afford; myself included. However, I found it really hard to plan my meals in advance, so I went searching and found eMeals.

It’s super simple and pretty much custom to your needs. You can pick either a family plan (3-6 servings), or a plan for 2 (1-2 servings), then pick your food style, including: Classic, Clean Eating, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Mediterranean, Natural & Organic, Paleo, Portion Control, Simple Gourmet, Slow Cooker Classic, Slow Cooker Clean Eating and Vegetarian. Once you have picked your food style, depending on which one you chose, you might see some listed stores, such as Walmart, Publix, and Whole Foods. You could also chose the “Any Store” option. This will make it so the plans are tailored to those specific stores, to make it easier to shop in just 1 location. Personally, I don’t care which store I shop at, I just try to find the best deals, even if that means going to 2 or 3 different stores.

Meals not only gives you meal recipes for the week based on a couple meal plan for 2 people, or a family meal plan for 4+, but eMeals is also designed to ensure that you do not have food waste. This means no wasted money, no wasted food storage, and more money in your pockets.

eMeals gives you a shopping list for your local grocery store (eMeals has partnerships with all major food stores). All the ingredients you buy will be used in multiple recipes so that there is no waste.

For the longest time, I just had the Classic plan, but I recently switched to the Paleo version, because it has become an interest of mine. I am already gluten free, due to an intolerance that causes migraines, but I figured it was time to try something a little more healthy. I wanted to share this Paleo turkey recipe with you, while I was at it.


Another reason for me choosing eMeals, is because Dave Ramsey backs it up. Financial Planning celebrity and TV show host, Dave Ramsey, supports eMeals because it helps families save around $1,000/year.

If you join eMeals, use coupon code Cyber35 to take 35% off your order total.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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