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eMeals Adds New Lunch Option to Online Meal Planning Service

Simple, Packable and Healthy Meals for School or Work

BIRMINGHAM, AL (August 15, 2012) – If your family is tired of PB&J sandwiches, here’s an easy fix that puts lunch in the bag – both figuratively and literally. Online meal planning service, which has been providing weekly dinner menus and associated shopping lists to busy cooks for nearly a decade, is now bringing the same time- and cost-saving benefits to lunch with a new option designed to transform midday meals from blah to ahhhh. (Mexican Roll-Ups or Pizza Mini Muffins, anyone?)

For an extra $4 a month, subscribers to any of eMeals’ more than 40 dinner meal plans can now access weekly lunch menus and shopping lists alongside their chosen dinner fare. Each weekly lunch installment features five healthy, fast, affordable recipes that feed up to four people as well as a dessert recipe that can be used for one or more meals. All items are packable and suitable for all ages, doing double duty for both school and work.

For a sneak preview, check out the photo of Turkey Pinwheels on eMeals’ Pinterest page ( or get the whole recipe at

“Even the most creative and enthusiastic cooks frequently get stuck in a rut when it comes to lunch. After PB&J, a few slices of turkey on bread or last night’s leftovers, they’re out of ideas,” said Jane DeLaney, eMeals founder and president. “With all of the variety in our dinner menus as well as the convenience of having all the planning done for them, our subscribers have been asking for a lunch plan with the same advantages. This new option is a direct response to those requests.”

eMeals’ established dinner planning service has helped hundreds of thousands of subscribers simplify mealtime efforts as well as save an average of $1,000 per year on their grocery bills since 2003.

For about $5 per month, eMeals provides weekly dinner meal plans with taste-tested recipes and corresponding grocery lists organized by store sections that both relieve the stress and reduce the cost of dinnertime planning and preparation. Subscribers can choose from more than 40 specialized menu options ranging from classic family meals to low-fat, portion control, low carb, gluten-free, vegetarian, natural and organic, clean eating and beyond. The grocery lists further speed the meal planning process and provide the plan-ahead benefit of once-a-week grocery shopping, eliminating unnecessary purchases and extra trips for forgotten items.

The service puts the family grocery budget on a diet because ingredients are used efficiently throughout the week, the advance planning avoids impulse and extra purchases that lead to overspending, and menus are coordinated with sales and seasonal specials at selected grocery stores such as Walmart, Kroger, Publix, ALDI, Whole Foods Market and Ralphs. More information is available at


eMeals ( is the largest online meal planning service in the U.S., generating over 1 million meals per week for subscribers to more than 50 different menu options designed for different eating styles, family size and grocery store preferences. Options include weekly Classic, Clean Eating, Kid-Friendly, 30 Minute Meals, Slow Cooker, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Portion Control, Paleo, Low Carb, Gluten Free and Diabetic programs, along with breakfast and lunch plans. Menus, recipes and corresponding grocery lists are delivered directly to subscriber's email inboxes and the eMeals mobile app every week for easy planning and fast, budget-conscious grocery shopping. The company was founded in 2003.

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