E-Mealz Giveaway

I don’t really break away from advertising for specifically “whole foods” companies very often, because of how important I believe food is. But I also know that we’re all at a different spot in our journey to better eating, and after meeting Heather from E-Mealz at Blissdom a few weeks ago, I really thought that this menu planning site would really be helpful for many of you just switching from a ‘standard american diet’. For only $5.00 a month you get a menu plan with recipes and a grocery list (some even offer store pricing) for anywhere from 5-7 meals depending on the plan you choose.

Heather hooked me up with the gluten free plan a couple weeks ago and I’ve been impressed with the amount of  whole foods recipes. This weeks plan included just one pasta dish, one crock pot dish (Cajun Chicken,mmmm) and the rest seem very easy to convert to traditional preparation (like using soaked rice instead of boxed, etc). Personally the only thing I would add to any of them is more veggies. :-) Looking it over I kept thinking that something like this would have been really nice a few years back when I was wading through learning how to menu plan and cook actual meals!

Now, the regular meals menu plan I wouldn’t suggest as from the sample menu what you’re going to find seems to be standard american fare, but the gluten free options both weeks I’ve had access to them, do a good job staying away from boxed and canned ingredients.

E-Mealz is also going to sponsor a giveaway for a months subscription for one of my readers. (you can also check out sample menus)

To enter: Leave a comment here on this post letting me know one of your tips to menu planning OR what keeps you from doing it.

Giveaway ends on Friday, March 4 at 11:59pm. Winner will be drawn randomly.


Official rules and small print stuff: 1) No purchase necessary to win 2) must be 13 or older to enter and have a mailing address within the sponsor’s boundaries (see above) 3) only one entry per person 4) odds of winning depend on number of entries 5) employees of Naturally Knocked Up, LLC or sponsoring company not eligible for participation 6) contest sponsored by XXX in what state 7) prizes must be accepted as is and are not redeemable for cash 8) Naturally Knocked Up, LLC and sponsoring company are not liable for any injury or damage to persons and/or things as a result of the acceptance of the prize offered.

*I was given a free months subscription to view the menu plans before the giveaway to make sure it was something that my readers could use.

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. Heather says:

    I try to plan at least one slow cooker or casserole meal each week, so on my busy or just don’t feel up to cooking days I can just pull the leftovers out of the fridge and re-heat.

  2. I do our meal planning at the beginning of the week so that our grocery list can reflect the ingredients needed. It helps to have a meal plan hanging from the fridge…keeps us from eating out as much.

  3. Michelle says:

    I used to spend Sunday afternoon planning and then grocery shopping, but I’ve fallen out of the habit. My husband isn’t always as excited about my healthy recipes as I am.

  4. I save different recipes I’d like to try to a Favorites folder on my computer and go there when I need a fresh idea.

  5. crystal says:

    I do a menu and shopping list for a week and check through my local stores sale paper to see whats on sale.

  6. Charissa says:

    Since trying new things is what keeps me motivated in the kitchen, I keep an ongoing list (actually, it’s a well-categorized spreadsheet) of recipes I’d like to try, which I can then incorporate as I plan my week’s worth of meals. And while I love cooking, I hate the menu-planning, so I often break it up over a couple of nights so I don’t run out of steam.

  7. What keeps me from doing proper meal planning is lack of energy. Seriously. To look at what I have available and figure out what we’re going to eat from that is time consuming and tiring. It also seems boring and laborious. While I’m not the kind that needs constant stimulation and I can take a lot of boring activities, something about meal planning makes it a million times more boring.

  8. Dee Anne says:

    Menu planning has been a blessing for us. It does take a little time, but it is well worth it…especially when it is Sunday evening after church, and I have no idea what to cook! I have found that going to the store every other week helps me. I plan for one week of meals and go to the grocery store to purchase items needed. When the second week comes around, I plan meals according to what I have left in the freezer, refrigerator, and pantry. So I am only planning for meals one week at a time, but I am only having to go to the store once every two weeks. It has really worked well for my family!

  9. I do my meal planning every two weeks to coincide with payday. I only have to go grocery shopping every two weeks and I love it!!

  10. Tami Nelson says:

    I enjoy planning my menu around what is in my freezer and what whole foods are on sale. As I have been switching to whole foods my husband has become resistant to some of the healthier recipes.