Last year I decided to track my spending for a month and was shocked to learn that fast food was creating a huge dent in my budget. There were many nights when I was rushing home and realized I had forgotten to take something out of the freezer or didn't have the ingredients I needed for the meal I wanted. This would lead me to the closest drive thru for another dinner. Not only did this drain my wallet, it added to my waist.
This was also around the time I decided to purchase a subscription to eMeals. In one email I was amazed at how it simplified our dinner routine. It also introduced my family to meals we probably wouldn't have eaten otherwise. When you think about the amount of time it takes to scan cookbooks, search Pinterest, create a meal plan, make a grocery list, go to the grocery store, prepare the meals, and maybe go back to the store for a few forgotten ingredients, it's just exhausting.
If this all sounds familiar to you, perhaps the one new addition to your family in 2013 should be to start meal planning. Whether you use a program like eMeals to do it all for you from the meal plan to the shopping list, or you dedicate a few hours at the beginning of the week to do it yourself, meal planning will ultimately save you time, money, and stress.
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Disclaimer: I am a member of the eMeals Blogger Network and was compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.