My Relationship with Cooking, Told in Selfies {eMeals Review & Giveaway!}

Dear Diary: once upon a time, my relationship with buying food, cooking food, and eating food went mostly like this:


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And then I got married, had a kid, and life got more complicated.

I still love to cook, and of course, I love to eat, but when it comes to thinking about accommodating more than two people, on a daily basis, and spending multiple hours making grocery lists, shopping, and preparing food, well…

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“Is there no way out of the mind?”


The monotonous task took all the enjoyment out of cooking. I’m no stranger to meal planning services, but I always bounced between different sites, never finding the perfect fit for all of my needs. Until…

eMeals is everything I need it to be:

-I can choose the type of meals: Classic, Clean Eating, Paleo, Slow-Cooker, Simple Gourmet, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, Portion Control, Natural & Organic, Gluten-Free, and Vegetarian. So, essentially, anything I want or need for any type of eater.

-I can print out my plans and my shopping list and both are easy-to-read and concise. No boggling lists or extra prep instructions. I can easily add notes or change up a recipe on the list.


-The meals are delicious, easy, fast, and healthy. (I’m loving both the Clean Eating plans and the Natural & Organic plans!) I get great results, and I’m presented with ideas I don’t have the energy to come up with on my own. The fam’s new favorite is Chicken Marsala, or “Chicken Ahm-sala,” according to B.


And then I heard eMeals has a new iPhone app and I went:


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This app is beautiful, y’all. It’s clean, user-friendly, and allows you to add extra items, delete/skip meals, and choose between this week’s plan or last week’s plan. (You always have access to 2 weeks at a time with eMeals.)



And Diary, I can honestly say, I think I’ve found one of my true loves. I’ve rekindled my relationship with cooking; I’ll keep my eMeals forever.


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Would you like to have a better relationship with feeding YOUR family?

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Disclosure: I was provided with a free subscription to emeals for the writing of this review. All opinions (of course!) are my own (and will always be that way). Affiliate links appear in this post.


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11 Responses to My Relationship with Cooking, Told in Selfies {eMeals Review & Giveaway!}

  1. ecokaren April 27, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    I had to enter so I can save my family from my same ole same old foods I cook. And because your pics are so darn cute!

  2. Bethany Kavich April 28, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    Quinoa with spinach, tomato and pine nuts.

  3. Leslie Angerer April 30, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    I’ve been curious about emeals for awhile. As a mom of four (Witt the youngest being six weeks old), I could use a hand in easy dinner planning!

  4. Christina May 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    I have been really curious about Emeals – so glad to have seen this. Our favorite healthy meal is whole wheat or rice pasta with homemade pesto and garden fresh tomatoes. Yum! Can’t wait for summer!

  5. Jenni May 2, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    I’d love to win this! I’m always stumped over what to cook for dinner…

  6. Jenni May 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    Oh, but to answer the question…we like to serve spinach-based salads with lots of fruit and nuts and a homemade salad dressing. Sometimes we have chicken on top, sometimes we don’t.

  7. Tracy May 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    Italian white bean and kale soup. My daughter started eating the items out of it when she was first eating solids, and with some crusty bread it makes a fab, even company worthy dinner (with leftovers!).

  8. Dana May 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Our current healthy family fave is a quinoa and black beans dish I make. It has a sort or south west flair, and I was truly amazed that my kids AND picky husband all love it.

  9. Deb May 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    Our family is into making pizza at home on healthy flat breads. It is so fun, because everyone can pick the ingredients that they like and in the amount they prefer. Yummy!

  10. Margot S. May 5, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    Our favorite healthiest dish is chickpea curry with lots of veggies over brown rice or couscous.

  11. AJ May 9, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    I would love to try this subscription give-away… I’m currently spending a lot of time and money from grocery shopping and unplanned recipes. I’m tired of food going to waste without a decent recipe. Thanks! Crossing my fingers… :-)

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