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Monday, November 18, 2013

eMeals For The Holidays And Beyond

Around the holiday season when you are focused on making great meals for the special days, you can easily get side tracked and sort of forget about the rest of the days. I know I get frustrated trying to come up with something different for meals, so we are not eating the same things week in and week out.

So eMeals comes to the rescue! eMeals is the market leader in online meal planning solutions for consumers. The company provides over 50 weekly plans based on customers preferred food style, family size, and grocery store. Specialties include classic, clean eating, simple gourmet, low fat, low carb, paleo, and portion control, organic, vegetarian and gluten-free meals. Here is the recipe for Paleo Roast Turkey for Thanksgiving. Check it out.
   
I signed up for Classic Crockpot Meals, because I love the ease of the crockpot in my busy schedule. eMeals not only gives you meal recipes for the entire week based on a couple meal plan for 2 people, or a family meal plan for 4 plus, 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. This is great for me, because I always seem to make too much for just the three of us. eMeals gives you a shopping list as well as coupons for your local grocery story (eMeals has partnerships with all major food stores). Um…how amazing is that? All the ingredients you buy will be used in multiple recipes so that there is no waste. Awesome! eMeals saves consumers on average $1,000/year because of the smart meal plans. Here is one of the first meals I made with my plan:
Crockpot Chicken And Sausage Gumbo
Ingredients:
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 2-inch pieces
1 (16-oz) package frozen sliced okra
1 (10-oz) package frozen seasoning blend
½ (1-lb) package Cajun smoked sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 (14.5-oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
1 (14.5-oz) can chicken broth
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1½ cups uncooked long grain white rice

Directions:
Combine chicken, okra, seasoning blend, sausage, tomatoes, broth and seasoning in a 5- to 7-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours or until chicken is very tender. (Crockpots vary in temp, mine only took about 4 hours.) Cook rice according to package directions. Serve gumbo over rice.

Really yummy, and you can play with the recipes if you want something less spicy or more seasoned, etc. Simple and easy, and so worth it!

Check it all out at eMeals on Facebook, as well as eMeals on Twitter.
 

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