The Deal With Digital Meal Planning Services

Julie Ryan Evans
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Pretty much anyone I talk to after about 3 p.m. is going to get the same question from me: So, what are you making for dinner?

While I love to be in control of my family's meals, I often get stumped as to what to make and what I feel like cooking. I need inspiration.

So I'm intrigued by a whole host of digital meal planning services that have popped up. For a fee (typically between $5 to $10), they electronically deliver weekly menus, ingredient lists, recipes, and a host of other tools to help you get meals on the table for your family.

Each one differentiates itself slightly from the other services out there. For example, E-Z Meals incorporates grocery store sales into its menus. The Six O'Clock Scramble focuses on healthy fare.

I love the idea of one of these services helping organize me a little bit more, and perhaps help me cut down the extraordinary number of trips I make to the grocery store each week. They also appear to allow for a lot of personal flexibility to eliminate foods you don't like or don't want in your family's meals.

And while my meals will always be subject to my whims and moods, it would be nice to at least have a plan from which to work.

Have you tried a digital meal planning service? If so, is it helpful?

 

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