Why is it Important to Organize Your Meals?

Why meal plan?

As we head into the New Year, we tend to feel the resolve to do better – to eat healthier, to spend more time with family, to get organized, and to seize the bull by the horns! Though it may seem like an afterthought, organizing your meals can help you achieve a lot of these goals.

When you think about the amount of time it takes to scan the latest food magazines and cookbooks, peruse Pinterest, decide what you plan to cook for the week, make a corresponding grocery list, go to the grocery store, prepare the meals, and maybe go back to the store for a few forgotten ingredients, you can be looking at SEVERAL hours wasted before you’ve taken the first bite.

Many times we even get home from the store and then realize we still have nothing to cook for dinner because we didn’t have the time to plan out the menu. It can truly be a nightmare just getting dinner on the table, let alone the other meals and snacks.

If this all sounds familiar to you, perhaps the first step in your New Year’s resolution should be to start meal planning. Whether you use a program like eMeals to do it all for you from the meal plan to the shopping list, or you dedicate a few hours at the beginning of the week to do it yourself, meal planning will ultimately save you time, money, and stress in 2013.

The average eMeals user saves four-five hours each week and over $1,000 every year, not to mention they enjoy a little more sanity. Cheers to the New Year and a more sane you!

10 thoughts on “Why is it Important to Organize Your Meals?

  1. Julie

    I’m trying to decide which meal plan would work best for me. I am single and don’t want to cook every night. I would like to cook extra of some meals and be able to have leftovers on some nights. I would like to eat healthy, but like good flavor in my food. Can you direct me to the best meal plan to accomplish what I am looking to do?
    Thank you.
    Julie Jensen

  2. Bethany

    I am enjoying the meal plans. SInce the weather has heated up…do you have any that don’t requiring turning on a hot oven. Maybe some grilling plans? Those would be nice.
    Thanks for all the hard work so we can have it a little easier.

    1. Heather Brown

      Hi Monique,
      We’d love to have you on board. You can change your meal plan 1x/month on your own but you can always email support@emeals.com and have them change it till you find the perfect match for you and your family!

  3. Megan

    I’ve been using eMeals for almost a month now and I love it! Just a small suggestion for the grocery lists:
    Add a small column next to each item for you to check off when checking your pantry and grocery shopping. I’ve been making checks next to each item, but without having the column/row lines, sometimes they all run together and I end up missing an item or two. Not a big deal, but something I thought others might benefit from, too. Thanks for your hard work!

  4. Elizabeth

    I’ve just joined eMeals and am super excited!! I was wondering if the nutritional content could be included in the recipes? Also, I don’t quite understand how to “skip” a meal that you don’t want when printing? Thanks so much for your help!

    1. Heather Brown

      Welcome, Elizabeth! We are working towards that goal with nutritional information. We hope to have it soon. You can skip a meal on your phone app but you’ll have to manually do it when you print. Hope that helps!

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