I’ve had a few friends and many readers ask about using a meal-planning service and if it is worth the subscription cost. Most online plans usually cost $5-$10 a month. I think for those who are struggling to keep a plan, need recipe inspiration or don’t have the time to shop a bunch of store, using a meal-planning service is a great option.
Groupon if offering a great deal on a popular meal-planning service — Get a one-year subscription to E-Mealz for $29, which calculates out to just $2.41 per month.
Each week you are sent organized grocery lists which are customized by your family size, dietary desires, and store preferences. You can also select special vegetarian, gluten-free, low-carb, low-fat, and portion-controlled menus. E-Mealz also has a Wal-Mart family plan which plans out a week’s worth of meals for an average weekly cost of $75–$85 and takes advantage of the store’s regularly discounted prices. They also have a Whole Foods menu plan — even if you don’t want to spend Whole Foods money, it might be helpful for those of you committed to eating as many whole foods as possible.
It looks like the plans can be totally customized to your family’s eating and shopping preferences. E-Mealz is the service that is advertised on Dave Ramsey’s radio program.
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