My Secret Weapon for Meal Planning + Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Back to School is crazy enough without having to worry about what’s for dinner.

Even though I’ve gotten pretty good at creating a weekly meal plan, for the past few months I have been “cheating” with Emeals to plan my weekly dinners.

Emeals has a variety of weekly recipe plans, depending on your preferences.  Plans include Clean Eating, Paleo, Low Fat, Low Carb, Natural & Organic, Portion Control, Gluten Free, Classic, and Vegetarian meal plans. I subscribe to the Clean Eating plan. It is full of whole food recipes that my family loves. Also, I appreciate that Emeals is not full of expensive, hard to find ingredients – they focus on seasonal ingredients that are easy to find and affordable. And Emeals only costs $7 per month — a great investment in healthy eating every night!

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Emeals is super easy to use — you choose your plan, and then your recipes and meal plans are sent to you via email OR the brand new Emeals app, which I love, because I can just whip it out in the grocery store.

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Emeals is so cool, they’ve given me this bonus recipe to share with you. What I love about this particular recipe is that it is healthy — with all whole, real food ingredients — and it is NOT an expensive dish to make. Also, it’s delicious.Picture 7

Lettuce Wraps: 

  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped lightly roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 hot red chili, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 6 ears corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Cooking Instructions 

1. Separate lettuce leaves; rinse lightly and dry. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute onion, ginger, and garlic 3 – 5 minutes. Add pork and cook until done, about 5 – 7 minutes. Drain excess fat from pan. Add lime juice, peanuts, cilantro, chili, and  1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook an additional 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and serve filling on top of lettuce leaves.

2. Clean silks from corn, leaving husks intact. Replace husks, and grill corn over medium heat 5 – 7 minutes. Rub warm corn with butter; sprinkle with chili powder, lime juice, and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

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