Emeals is the last service I tried that I’m going to review this month. However, there are a lot more on my list that I plan to try, so there will definitely be more reviews coming. Again, we actually tried these services for ourselves, so we could give you a good, honest review.
Emeals Review: What Makes Emeals Unique
First, Emeals had the widest variety of meal plans available, and they do allow you to switch among them. You can even go into all their other plans and add those recipes to your own plan, so it’s super versatile. Here’s a look at all the different options they have:
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Second, Emeals was the only service with an app, so if you’d like to mainly use your phone, you’ll love that. It’s definitely a true app with great functionality – not just a way to access the site from your phone.
Third, the app automatically sends your grocery list for the meals to grocery pickup or delivery services. This is the only service I saw that does that, which does save time and make it super easy. Here’s how it works. You can go to the grocery list and select what you want to add. It tells you what recipe each ingredient comes from, so it’s easy to remove a recipe. Plus, you don’t have to add items that you already have. When it hooks up to the grocery service, it goes through item by item and basically searches for you, but you’re still actually selecting the item to add to your cart, like this:
How Does the Emeals Food Taste?
Of all the services I tried, this was probably the food we enjoyed the least (with an exception). They had the most unique and least kid-friendly recipes. This would be perfect for someone who is more of a foodie and who gets bored easily with monotonous dinners. However, our family is pretty plain and simple when it comes to food, so we did skip a few recipes (especially the seafood and vegetarian ones).
That said we did find a recipe that we absolutely LOVED since we had a little nudge outside our comfort zone. My husband and I both absolutely loved the pizza recipe. The recipe has you take naan bread, put some pesto on along with goat cheese and fresh mozzarella. It’s too bad I’ve had to give up dairy since then due to some health issues, or we’d be eating this all the time.
Is Emeals Budget-Friendly?
The actual cost of the emeals service is very affordable. It’s only $5 per month if you pay for a year up front or $10 per month for 3 months. However, the meals themselves were a little less budget-friendly than most. It still wasn’t a huge cost and would be far cheaper than eating out. Also, we tried the quick and healthy plan, so some of the other plans may have used cheaper ingredients. They do have an official budget-friendly plan.
Emeals Review: Are there any cons?
There really aren’t a lot of cons to Emails. One thing I didn’t love is that you only get access to the current week and the past week, so you have two weeks worth of meals at once, but that’s all. That would be fine with me, except that everything happens on the app, which means there are no PDFs or complete downloads of the meal plans. That means that if you don’t print out the recipe or copy and paste it somewhere, it’s gone. You just have to be organized about the recipes you want to keep.
Overall, I give this system 4.5 stars. Click here to try out emeals for yourself.