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Entertaining Just Got Easier with eMeals' New 'Occasions' Menu Plan

Party Menus Delivered to Your Phone or Computer Twice a Month - Holidays, Birthdays & More

BIRMINGHAM, AL (September 15, 2015) – Company's coming: what should I cook? Whether it's a special birthday, Labor Day barbecue, tailgating party, Halloween celebration, Thanksgiving dinner or any number of other celebrations, the new Occasions Plan from online meal planning service eMeals reduces both the time and tension of planning, shopping and cooking for a crowd. And it will impress your guests, too.

Available as a $4-a-month add-on to any of eMeals' more than 50 dinner plan subscriptions, the Occasions Plan delivers entertaining-style menus and associated grocery lists to your smartphone and computer every other week. It also stores every new menu as well as previously published specialty menus for easy access whenever the next "occasion" rolls around.

Most Occasions menus serve 10-12 people, and all provide easy-to-prepare entrees, side dishes, desserts and sometimes specialty drinks developed by eMeals' in-house food experts to both set a perfect party table and keep your preparation time short and sweet.

Case in point: a Game Day Tailgating Party featuring Baked Mini Green Chile Cheeseburgers, Loaded Tater Tot Kabobs with Sriracha Ranch Dip, Buffalo Pimiento Cheese with Celery Sticks, Hot Collard Green and Bacon Dip, Layered Cornbread Salad, Slow Cooker Spicy Boiled Peanuts, Salted Caramel Brownies and Oatmeal Toffee Cookies. Each of the nine themed recipes requires only 10-25 minutes of prep time. There’s no faster way to throw a home-cooked party.

"The special meal plans we develop for major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas have always been popular, so we decided to add a new subscription option to help take the stress out of entertaining," said Jane DeLaney, eMeals founder and president. "We already have a whole calendar of new Occasions menus planned for the coming year, and they will all be archived and searchable to make it easy to get the party started - no matter what kind of party it is."

The Occasions Plan is the latest addition to the eMeals service, which saves time, money and same-old-dinner boredom by providing variety-filled weekly menus, recipes and corresponding shopping lists that can be accessed by mobile app, email or the eMeals website for less than $6 a month.

Subscribers can choose plans based on their family size, preferred eating style and/or grocery store. Options range from Classic, Clean Eating, Kid-Friendly, 30 Minute Meals, Slow Cooker to specialty dietary regimens such as Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Portion Control, Heart Healthy, Paleo, Low Carb, Gluten Free and Diabetic programs. Other plans are based on recipes from partners such as chef Paula Deen and All You and Health magazines.

New users can try eMeals risk-free for 14 days simply by visiting and choosing their preferred food style. Sample menus for each plan option are posted online for guidance. Subscribers can also download eMeals' free mobile app to access their meal plans, weekly shopping lists and step-by-step recipe instructions from their smartphone or tablet on the road or in the kitchen.

About eMeals

eMeals is America's leading meal planning service and meal kit alternative. Offering 15 food style meal plans with 100+ new easy-to-follow recipes every week that can be mixed and matched from plan to plan, the service automatically generates a weekly shopping list based on the subscriber's meal choices that can be self-shopped or sent in one click to AmazonFresh, Walmart, Kroger, Instacart and Shipt for fast pickup or home delivery. eMeals has helped more than 1 million families put healthy home-cooked meals on the table quickly, affordably and creatively. Life is hard, make dinner easy. Visit to sign up for a two-week free trial.

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