How I Meal Plan

For the last 6 months or so I’ve been meal planning on a monthly basis. The first month I did it, I was overwhelmed! I was trying to pick out meals for 30 days & shop pantry items for that amount of time too! But by month #2, it was SOOO nice! I loved only shopping for perishables each week & doing the bulk at the beginning of the month. It makes things so much faster.

The last couple months I’ve been lucky enough to be a member of eMeals. Have you heard of it? Basically, they plan out your meals on a weekly basis, give you the recipes & a shopping list! They have a variety of meal plans to choose from too! {see below}

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The first month I was on the plan I did the clean eating plan. For me, I would just pick and choose recipes that seemed tasty & I’d add it in my meal planning for the month. If I had more diverse eaters in my family I’d probably just use what they send me since it’s a breeze!

Here’s an example of a printout that they send you:

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Here’s an example of the grocery list:

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See what I mean?!! SOOO easy! After giving the clean eating family plan a try, I wanted to start getting some more ideas for paleo meals. All I did was go into my account & change my meal plan. If I wanted, I could add in breakfast & lunches – but we’ll save that for when the kids are all in school!

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If you’re looking to start meal planning & getting some help doing it, eMeals is giving a discount! Just enter: SCHOOL15 discount code for 15% off and you’ll also get a FREE snack calendar with purchase!!

eMeals also gave me a recipe to give to you all for free! This one is for all of you Paleo fans :)

Paleo-Vday-Menu

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp With Garlic Oil    

18 slices of bacon, halved

36 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon water

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons sliced garlic

  1. Cook bacon in a pan until it is cooked but still soft and pliable.
  2. Combine honey and water in a large bowl. Add shrimp, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with pepper.
  3. Wrap one piece of bacon around each shrimp. Divide shrimp evenly among 6 skewers.
  4. Preheat broiler. Place skewers on a baking sheet; broil 3 minutes per side or until done.
  5. Combine oil and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 4 minutes, or until garlic begins to brown. Drizzle over cooked shrimp, and serve additional oil alongside shrimp for dipping.


I was provided free membership with eMeals but the opinions expressed are of my mine alone.

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