eMeals - Healthy Meal Plans

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Description of App: 

Start meal planning with the eMeals app, which provides:

• Your choice of over 50 meal plan options
• Weekly meal plan that features 7 new dinner recipes
• Organized grocery list for easy shopping
• In-store sales featured in recipes for store specific meal plans
• Ability to customize your grocery list by skipping meals and adding items

eMeals is a comprehensive meal planning resource that helps provide healthy and delicious dinners for busy families and individuals. Endorsed by financial guru Dave Ramsey and highlighted in the Oprah Winfrey blog, the eMeals weekly dinner plans include grocery shopping lists and recipe instructions that are simple and easy to follow.

Download today and take the stress out of planning, shopping and cooking delicious, homemade meals.

Here are details on our subscription offers:
1-month recurring subscription: $9.99
3-month recurring subscription: $29.99 ($10 a month)
6-month recurring subscription: $47.99 ($8 a month)
12-month recurring subscription: $59.99 ($5 a month)

• Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase.
• Subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
• Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period.
• You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renew from your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
• A current subscription cannot be cancelled while it is active. If you turn off auto-renew you will be able to access your current subscription until the end of the current period.

Privacy Policy: http://emeals.com/about/privacy-policy.php
Terms: http://emeals.com/about/terms.php

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

2.3

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

8.4

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is very user-friendly with VoiceOver. Along the bottom of the app are four tabs. From left to right, they are Meal Plans (showing the weekly menus and recipes from the different plans you are subscribed to), My Plan (the recipes you've added to your weekly plan), Recipe Box (any favorite recipes you've saved over time), and My Account (to see your subscriptions/paid time left, your account details, and refresh your recipes).
VoiceOver reads all the page elements and all the buttons I have encountered are properly labeled. The shopping list can be easily edited with the Add button (to add things not on your menu that you might need), as well as deleting ingredients you have by swiping up with a finger when you hear an ingredient and double tapping when it says "Delete." My Plan (the weekly plan you create with the recipes you're planning to cook from your plans for the week) can also be deleted in a similar fashion. To add a recipe from a meal plan, you need to double tap on the meal. The recipe will be displayed (totally accessible and read properly by VoiceOver). At the bottom of the screen, below the recipe, you will find four labeled buttons from left to right: Cook Mode (displays each step of the recipe on a separate page in landscape mode), Share Meal (send the recipe to a friend), Favorite (adds the recipe to your recipe box), and My Plan (adds the recipe to your weekly plan).

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

EMeals is a subscription-based meal planning app that provides you with weekly recipes catering to your family size and eating preferences. They have many dinner plans and seem to add new ones on a regular basis. Examples of meal plans include gluten-free, paleo, budget friendly, 30-minute meals, classic meals, and heart healthy. Most dinner plans will cater to either a family (3-6 servings) or a couple (1-2 servings). Some of the dinner plans are made specifically for certain grocery stores to take advantage of sales to allow you to save additional money.
Each dinner plan consists of seven dinner recipes. There is also the option to add a healthy breakfast plan (regular or paleo, serving four people), healthy lunch plan (regular or paleo, serving four people), and a dessert plan. The healthy breakfast and lunch plans provide five recipes per week. The dessert plan provides three recipes each week (one crowd-pleaser, one skinny sweet, and one quick and easy treat). The healthy breakfast, healthy lunch, and dessert plans are add-ons and can only be bundled with a dinner meal plan.
You can combine recipes from the different plans and add them to "My Plan" (the app keeps the two most recent incarnations of "My Plan").
The cost for a subscription depends on the term you select, with the annual dinner subscription being the most economical at $5 per month. However, there is no discount on the add-on plans so the prices are the same per month whether you choose to pay quarterly, semiannually, or annually.
They currently offer a two-week trial and accounts can be canceled online, so it is possible to give it a go before actually paying any money at this time to see whether this would be a useful service. They also offer the option to get the meal plans from the website. They are in PDF, so I prefer using the app.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@eMeals