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About Emily Montes

Emily Montes is the co-founder of, an online meal planning software and community that has helped tens of thousands of families to get organized to consistently eat healthy, home-cooked meals.


A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emily is a licensed acupuncturist and has practiced Chinese medicine in Los Angeles for over 14 years, with a focus on nutrition, women’s health, pediatrics, and fertility.

A published author, Emily got her professional start in writing in 2007 with her blog, She has written extensively on the merits of using food as medicine in the areas of women’s health, fertility, eczema, and pediatrics.

A mom of two, Emily and her tech-genius partner, Antony, not only co-created Real Plans, but are constantly learning how to improve the meal planning experience in real life to support and inspire families to share more meals around the table.

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