Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Emeals Review & Paleo Bacon Wrapped Shrimp - sponsored

This post is sponsored by eMeals, read last paragraph for more info.

Save 15% Off Your Order at eMeals.com! Use code Dinner15.

I first heard about eMeals several years ago when going through a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace course. It sounded like an interesting idea but in life's busyness I forgot about it. A while later I was looking for a way to save money on food and streamline menu planning and I found a deal on groupon so I signed up. You can read my review from that time here. I was reintroduced to eMeals when they sponsored a giveaway for me last year for my 1 year blogiversary. I realized a few months ago that it could really help me with something I have been working on. You see my family and I are trying to transition to a paleo style of eating (if you haven't heard of that I will talk more about it in a later post) and I didn't have the slightest clue how to do that. I couldn't even think of one meal that fit into the parameters. I knew that eMeals paleo meal plan and grocery lists would help me transition with ease. I have since found many other resources as well but I wanted to tell you about this one. 

eMeals is a super awesome meal planning site. They provide you with a weekly menu plan and categorized shopping list. The shopping list is set up to be easy to shop aisle by aisle in the store. You can get your menu plan on their website, have it emailed to you, or get it through their ipad or iphone app.

Not interested in paleo? They also have tons of options for the meal plans. They have classic, clean eating, paleo, low carb, slow cooker, low fat, low calorie, portion control, simple gourmet, Mediterranean, natural and organic, gluten free, and vegetarian. Whatever diet or food lifestyle you choose for your family eMeals can help you by providing meal plans to simplify your planning. You can find out more about the meal plan options here.

If you made a New Years resolution to lose weight, eat better, or get more organized eMeals can help you. Also they have a New Years, New You challenge going on right now which offers a 1 week menu either clean eating or paleo for Free!

If you want to save money eMeals can help you because having a plan helps prevent impulse buys at the grocery store, and helps prevent waste because you are using the food you buy.

If you want more time eMeals can help you because you don't have to spend time making a menu, or trying to decide what you can make for supper with what you have (or run to the store for a missing ingredient).

If you have small family eMeals can help you because they offer each meal plan for 2 people as well as for families with 4-6 people.

If you want to spend more time together as a family, eating home cooked meals, eMeals can help.

If you need suggestions for lunch and breakfast, eMeals can help you because you can add a lunch, breakfast, or dessert plan onto your regular meal plan (this is an additional cost).

If you have trouble keeping on task at the grocery store or want to send someone else to the store eMeals can help you because the grocery lists that go with the meal plans are very user friendly and easy to hand to anyone to pick up your groceries.

Basically eMeals can help you!

Oh and you can save money right now -  Save 15% Off Your Order at eMeals.com! Use code Dinner15.

Anyways, on to the recipe. This recipe and picture are provided by eMeals. I haven't tried it because I don't have any bacon (I know I am a paleo failure for not having any bacon :) ) but I want to. It looks sooo yummy!

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp With Garlic Oil

18 slices of bacon, halved
36 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon water
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sliced garlic

Cook bacon in a pan until it is cooked but still soft and pliable. 
Combine honey and water in a large bowl. Add shrimp, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with pepper. 
Wrap one piece of bacon around each shrimp. Divide shrimp evenly among 6 skewers. 
Preheat broiler. Place skewers on a baking sheet; broil 3 minutes per side or until done.
Combine oil and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 4 minutes, or until garlic begins to brown. Drizzle over cooked shrimp, and serve additional oil alongside shrimp for dipping.

Doesn't that sound delicious?

This post is a piece of my being a part of the eMeals blogger network. I was provided a free meal plan to facilitate this review. The links are also affiliate links. Buying a meal plan through my affiliate links will not change the price for you, but it will help support my family so I can continue to provide free content on my blog. If you are a blogger and are interested in joining the eMeals blogger network email me or post a comment and I will get you info for how to sign up.
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