Did you know that this time of year is sometimes called “the second New Year”?

In the fitness industry, September is second only to January in new gym memberships.  If you follow many blogs, you’ll start to see more posts on goal-setting.  We’ve seen an influx of new folks signing up for the free Marriage Time newsletter to renew their focus on living a great married life.

So, what’s the big deal about late August/early September?  Well, in addition to closing in on a new season, it’s Back to School time for many of us!

If you have kids, that could mean some big changes around your household and your schedule.  Or you might be returning to college or back to the classroom in you’re a teacher.  Even if you aren’t impacted directly, you can probably sense the fresh start vibe around you.

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Save Some Money & Have a Healthier Family

I don’t know about you, but our (insanely HOT) summer was full of barbeques and more meals out than I care to admit, and void of a lot of structure around meals – especially lunchtime.

Of course, back to school means we have to start planning lunches for our children, and it’s a great time of year to start making healthier choices for our own meals.  Hopefully, it also means getting back on a schedule that allows you to share dinner time with your entire family.

Enjoying wholesome, fun food together is a great way to enhance our relationships, and getting our kids going with nutritious food is one of the best things we can do to set them up for success.

Make It REALLY Easy

I know all of this talk about healthier eating, enjoying dinner together, and trying new foods sound great, but it’s tough, right?

You have to plan ahead, shop for foods you don’t usually buy and have the creativity to put together new meals.

You already have enough going on without that!

Well, I’m excited to let you know that one of my favorite companies – Emeals – has just added LUNCH MENUS to their offerings.  Woo hoo!

If you aren’t familiar with Emeals, please read this post to learn how we save $317 each month on our food bill using their service.  Seriously – and it saves up time and helps us lose weight in the process.  Good stuff.

Until now, they only provided plans for dinner, but now anyone who subscribes to the dinner planning service can add lunch menus for $4 a month.  You will absolutely save more than $4 using their service – you’d probably save that in ONE meal, let alone 20+ lunch ideas each month.

Save Big Right Now

LIMITED TIME OFFER: To celebrate their new lunch menu service, Emeals is currently offering 20% off any new subscriptions and the lunch menu.  Just get signed up and enter the coupon code “LUNCH” at checkout.

While you’re checking out the Emeals site, be sure to grab their free lunch plans for Turkey Pinwheels and the Peanut Butter Bagel sandwich. Oh, and all subscriptions also include their Back to School Survival Kit free of charge.

Our family loves Emeals (we just enjoyed a Coconut Chicken dish last night – awesome), and Engaged Marriage is proud to endorse their great service!

Any questions?  Check out the video below or just let me know in the comments.  Enjoy!


About the author 


Dustin Riechmann created Engaged Marriage to help other married couples live a life they love (especially) when they feel too busy to make it happen. He has many passions, including sharing ways to enjoy an awesome marriage in 15 minutes a day, but his heart belongs with his wife Bethany and their three young kids.

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