How to Skip Meals on the eMeals iOS App

The latest update to the eMeals iOS app allows you to easily compile your own week of meals using recipes from more than one eMeals meal plan. You can add meals from different plans to the same meal plan for the week! There are two ways you can go about deleting unwanted recipes from your plan, leaving only the recipes you want.

METHOD ONE

Add All The Recipes in a Week, Then Swipe to Delete

1Navigate to your meal plan, and click on the desired week.

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2In the top right corner, select the plus icon to add all meals to your My Plan.

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3Click on the My Plan button on the bottom of the screen, and you’ll see the week’s meals listed in your My Plan. Simply swipe right to left over the recipe title to delete any meals you don’t want for the week.

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METHOD TWO

Add Meals Individually, Saving Only The Ones You Want

To pick and choose meals individually to build your My Plan, rather than adding all meals at once, follow these instructions.

1Navigate to your meal plan and week of meals.

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2Click on the specific meal you want to add.

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3In the bottom right corner, select the plus icon to add the recipe to your My Plan. The recipe will be added automatically and bounce you back to the Meal Plan page. Repeat as needed to add all the meals you want from any of your plans.

 

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View all of the plans you have added on the My Plan screen.

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A Note About Duplicate Ingredients on Shopping Lists

Whether you have two dinner plans, a dinner and lunch plan or a dinner and breakfast plan, the new My Plan feature lets you sync all of your meal plans into one, easy-to-use shopping list.

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Because you’ll be pulling in ingredients from separate plans, you may have duplicate entries of like ingredients. For example, when the same ingredient (ex. 1/2 cup shredded cheese) appears in more than one meal plan, it will not be combined on the final grocery list (i.e. 1/2 cup shredded cheese will appear twice, not as 1 cup shredded cheese). If you’d like to combine these ingredients into one amount (totally up to you!), here’s how to go about it:

1Click on the ingredient and edit the amount (in our example below, change 3 cloves garlic to 6 cloves garlic).

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Then simply delete the duplicate ingredient entry.

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Have any questions about the app that we haven’t covered here? Reach out to our live chat team by visiting our homepage and clicking on the box that pops up in the bottom right corner, or send an email to our Customer Experience team (support@emeals.com). Happy eating!

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13 thoughts on “How to Skip Meals on the eMeals iOS App

  1. Robyn S

    When will these updates be released for the Android app? I love the updates for my iPhone, but my husband has an Android, so now our plan won’t sync across devices.

  2. Amanda H

    I have used this method to skip meals, however I find that when I add all meals to “My Plan” it doesn’t combine ingredients on the shopping list. For example, instead of stating “4 chicken breasts” it will tell me to purchase “2 chicken breasts” two times. I find that when I use the shopping list supplied with the weekly meal plan the quantities are correct and there is no repetition. Is there a way to combine the ingredients like you do normally?

    1. Ashley Leath - Menu Editor

      Hi Amanda,

      Thanks for your comment. The My Plan feature is meant for those who are skipping meals and/or combining more than one plan into one shopping list. If you’re planning to shop and prepare all 7 meals from one plan, we recommend using the grocery list on the meal plan page and not adding the meals to My Plan. This way, the grocery list is combined for easy shopping. We’ll be looking into a fix for this in a future update to the app. Hope this helps!

    1. Ashley Leath - Menu Editor

      Hi Ashleigh,

      Unfortunately, there is not a way to print from the smartphone app. You can always log into the Members Area to download and print the recipes via the PDF each week. Hope that helps!

  3. Kristine

    Is there a way to save meals to add to a later meal plan? We just are the mustard glazed salmon from the Low Calorie plan, and it was great! I’d love to have it as a back up meal if there’s something on a menu I won’t like.

    1. Ashley Leath - Menu Editor

      Hi Kristine,

      We’re working on a fast and easy way to do this on the app, but for now the best bet is to print out the PDF of this week’s plan and keep that handy. We hope to have that functionality on the app soon!

  4. Darla

    I am REALLY bummed- I WOULD sign up today if I didn’t HAVE to use an app to swop out meals- I am told that can only happen on a smart phone app. I like several of your plans and haven’t narrowed it down to one, because of some of your recipes aren’t what we eat. I guess I am old fashioned but I don’t like using my smart phone- would prefer the computer. You are loosing business- had every intention of spreading the word about your meal plan- it is a good concept- but not very convientient

    1. Ashley Leath - Menu Editor

      Hi Darla, thanks for your feedback. We actually do have a way that you can skip meals on an Android phone using the My Plan feature. You can also download the meal plans via PDF each week (on the computer), which some people prefer. Of course, PDFs aren’t customizable, but you can always print it and cross out the meals that you would prefer not to shop for. I hope this helps!

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