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Online menu planners

(article, Culinate staff)

A recent New York Times roundup of online menu planners noted several — Menus4Moms,, The Six O'Clock Scramble, and Dine Without Whine — before pointing out the twist of the newest, E-Mealz: menus created each week to match local supermarket sales. Subscribers can save big bucks, but the menus might not please everyone:

bq. “They’re not ultra-organic, straight-up health menus,” she said. “If they were, you’d be spending more than that. We know that if you can just get Americans to eat at home, period, they’re going to eat healthier, period, even if it’s not the most healthy recipe on earth.” (In spite of that statement, E-Mealz does offer low-carb, vegetarian, and Weight Watchers points-based plans, too.)