I’ve got a dual-earner household, and two teenagers who can be… well, let’s call it selective. Planning and making meals isn’t the easiest thing in the world, sometimes. But then, you come across a resource that’s life-changing.
The website that has changed my family’s life is eMeals.
We started using eMeals about four years ago to reduce our food budget when things were tight. It’s also got plans for ‘simple gourmet’, organic, and other diet choices. They have since added Paleo diet-friendly options.
This site really has had a profound impact on our family because when my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease, they had a gluten-free option.
The best thing about the site is that it provides you with the menu of all the items that you need to buy and then provides you with the recipe. Not only do our kids eat a different meal every night, but we worked through the picky eater issues! We can put almost everything (no mushrooms for my son and no mashed potatoes for my daughter) in front of the kids and they eat it. If they hesitate, the general rule is they have to eat the number of ‘bites’ of their age and at almost 15… well, you get the picture… they almost eat the whole serving provided to them.
Do you have a go-to resource for meals in your family?