Birmingham, AL  (Food News)  In the back-to-school bedlam of buying school supplies, clothes, books, and that new tablet or laptop that your child just has to have, parents frequently forget something that’s equally important: figuring out how to keep kids’ hands out of the cookie jar (literally) while they’re stuck inside doing homework. Now online meal planning service eMeals is offering a month’s worth of healthy snack suggestions ranging from a Sunny Smoothie to French Toast Sticks dipped in strawberry yogurt – just in time to start the school year off on the right food foot.

Available to both new and existing subscribers, eMeals’ new ’31 Days of Healthy Snacks’ calendar is part of a back-to-school special that also includes a 25% discount on any 3-, 6- or 12-month subscription to the eMeals service including lunch plans. The discount – available to new customers who enroll between August 1-31 and enter the code SCHOOL – is designed to introduce parents to eMeals’ easy-does-it program for getting a family-friendly dinner on the table in between school bus drop-offs and mad dashes to soccer games and guitar lessons.

For as little as $5 per month, eMeals creates weekly menus matched to your family’s eating style and delivers them to your email inbox, your personal page on the eMeals website, or eMeals’ mobile appMeal plan options range from classic (think Chicken Marsala and Creamy Herb Pork Chops) and clean eating (Pesto Seared Salmon and Lentil, Lemon and Yogurt Soup) to simple gourmet, vegetarian, natural & organic, low carb, low fat, portion control, slow cooker, and even gluten-free and paleo. Each meal includes entrée and side dish recipes, and can be assembled in as little as 30 minutes. Every weekly plan also includes a shopping list for the entire week arranged by grocery section.

It’s a way to simplify your meal planning, freshen your recipe repertoire, eliminate extra shopping trips, and even cut your annual grocery bill by $1,000 or more. That’s because ingredients purchased for one meal are frequently reused in another recipe during the week, the advance planning avoids impulse-related overspending, and menus are coordinated with sales and seasonal specials at selected grocery stores such as ALDI, Kroger, Publix, Safeway, Target, Walmart and Whole Foods.

Plans are available for couples or families, and for breakfast and lunch as well as dinner. For a full description of the eMeals program, visit For pricing and subscriptions, visit

About has been the market leader in online meal planning since 2003, having provided a simple and affordable dinnertime solution to hundreds of thousands of busy people everywhere.  The eMeals team constructs and publishes 50 delicious meal plans and corresponding grocery lists every week based on food style preferences, family size and the current sales at selected grocery stores.  Dinner menu plans include classic family meals, clean eating, paleo, simple gourmet, low-fat, portion control, low-carb, gluten-free, vegetarian, and the natural and organic plan. Add-on breakfast and lunch plans are also available. For more information, please visit

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