happy thursday, y’all! almost made it to the weekend! today i want to tell you all about the most fabulous meal plan i’ve ever come across. i have tried lots. i am a hopeless planner, scheduler, spreadsheeter, etc. i have attempted lots of menus, meal plans, grocery apps on my phone, you name it.
i am also an avid fan of dave ramsey, so one day on his website, i ran across an ad for emeals. i checked out their info and it looked like it would work for us. it’s just my husband, my two year old and myself, so i decided to go with the menu plan for two. i was afraid it wouldn’t be enough food, but i always have enough to take for lunch the next day. i shop at kroger—it’s our local grocery store here in the ky area. they have a meal plan specifically for the items on sale at kroger that week. how cool is that?!
y’all, i have cut our grocery budget in half. now granted, the meal plan doesn’t include breakfast and lunch, but i’ve been taking leftovers for my lunch and how much does a box of granola bars cost? i’ve been spending roughly $50 a week. i’m sure there are people who spend way less, and some who spend way more. this seems like a good number for us. we still have plenty of meat (at the hubby’s request), but the variety is probably better than i could come up with on my own. there’s always a bit of tweaking involved to work around eating habits, but it’s relatively easy with this plan. there’s at least one crock-pot meal each week. i just can’t say enough about this…i’m in love!
it costs roughly $5 a month for this menu. so what can you sacrifice for that? oreos, brand names, soft drinks...get creative. there are also coupon codes available here!
working forty hours a week and coming home with no plan about what to make for my family can be pretty depressing for a type a like myself. this takes all the guess work out and the plan is already made for me. voila! seriously. check it out. you will thank me for it.
*side note: emeals is not sponsoring this post and does not have a clue who i am. i just really like them. :)