Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

Today’s giveaway comes from sponsor Plan to Eat, a genius little online program that pretty much does everything for you but actually cook your meals.

This is a simple tool that allows you to store your favorite recipes (and import them from around the Internet!), create menu plans using those recipes, and even provide grocery lists based on those same recipes.

My favorite feature? How astonishingly simple it is. Its clean interface allows for intuitive interaction — it took me mere seconds to get my account up and running, and I had my weekly menu plan created in minutes.

You can share recipes with others on Plan to Eat, you can organize your grocery lists by store, and you can tag your recipes in infinite ways. You can even track nutritional information and cost breakdown of all of your recipes and menus! And for those of you that love going paperless, you can use Plan to Eat’s mobile app to carry all your menu planning with you. No more accidentally leaving the house without your grocery list.

Take a tour of Plan to Eat to learn about more of its features… I’m still finding new ones!


Plan to Eat is offering five Simple Mom readers a one-year membership (valued at $39 each)! To enter, simply leave any comment on this post.

This giveaway will end tonight, Saturday, May 28 at 11:59 p.m. I’ll announce the winner soon after. I hope you win!

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. Love that there is a mobile app!

  2. Having tried another meal planning website where I had to make their recipes (which were weird and repetitive, I am definitely going to check this one out…

  3. Josee MacIntyre says:

    I’m always struggling with how to manage our meal plan, so this would be a great tool.

  4. Valerie says:

    Would love to try this – I definitely need help making a weekly meal plan.

  5. What a great tool!!

  6. looks very interesting, I would love to try it out 🙂

  7. I would love to try this out! The “traditional” pen and paper method usually fails me…perhaps this would help me keep those meals planned!

  8. Oh wow!! I could so use this!! Love that there is a mobile app as well!!

  9. Sounds like a wonderful tool!

  10. Megan Vaughan says:

    What a great tool!

  11. shana m. says:

    This would be great!

  12. I wish I already had this, since I’m dreading planning my menu and grocery list for this week.

  13. Looks very interesting. I would love to try it.

  14. i would love to try this!

  15. this would be so great to try.

  16. We are always looking for ways to plan the meals and the groceries–simply. Right now, we have a chalkboard and a list. We’d love to stockpile recipes and be able to access the lists as we need ’em.


  17. I’d love to try this out for free.

  18. Who doesn’t want to simplify dinner time? Thanks for the chance to win : )

  19. What a timesaver! Even if I don’t win, I am going to try the free trial….

  20. Hopefully Plan to Eat will help me plan to cook…

  21. Glennen says:

    I am always looking a simple way to meal plan!

  22. Love it!!!!

  23. Meal planning for our family is one of my biggest hurdles. I would love to try this. I need help!

  24. would be great to try!

  25. Bethany says:

    Would love to win this giveaway! We need help with meal planning, especially now that my husband is unemployed. 🙁

  26. melanie says:

    this would be amazing! my menu planning skills seem to have escaped me.

  27. Amanda Toca says:


  28. Sounds great! I would love to try it!

  29. This would help me out so much in planning meals for our family of nine.

  30. Christy B. says:

    Thanks for highlighting this site. It looks like a very valuable tool and I’ll be checking it out in detail right after I hit ‘submit’ on this comment. 🙂

  31. I use another on line service that I love but I have been wanting to try Plan to Eat!

  32. I’ve been married for many years but because we work on a college campus and have free dining access, I still have not learned to juggle weekly meal planning. My personal goal this summer is to learn and do it well. This looks like a great tool to help me on that journey!! Thanks for sharing!

  33. I’ve heard great things about Plan to Eat but haven’t tried it out yet. Would love to!

  34. This would be fantastic, as having two under two makes it hard sometimes to come up with a good plan.

  35. I love Plan to Eat! It makes weekly grocery shopping so much easier.

  36. Lindsay Sledge says:

    This would revolutionize my life right now.

  37. Kate Mitchell says:

    I’ve been looking at this site for a while, I really need to start planning our meals!!

  38. Plan? Menu? What are these things? 😉

  39. What a fantastic product. I’d love to win!!

  40. I still struggle with meal planning, so this would be great to win. Thanks for the chance to try it out!

  41. Would love to try this! Meal planning and recipes and lists all in one place – wonderful!

  42. I would love to try this. My husband has diabetes and I am trying to cook from home new healthy recipes. It sounds like a great help for all of us!

  43. This is definitely something I could use!

  44. How awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Johanna says:

    I need this so badly! We move in 5 weeks for my husband to start his PhD work. Before then I will give birth to my 3rd baby (3 children 3 and under!). I could definitely use some help with meal planning!

  46. This busy mama would love Plan to Eat!!

  47. Danielle Monreal says:

    Being a new mom, this would be a great tool to help me manage the cooking part of my home life! 🙂

  48. Andrea Welte says:

    I’ve been struggling with making the whole food thing more efficient and well-rounded for a long time, and thought more than once that menu planning, and a place to keep our favorite recipes would be a big help. So an easy, straightforward tool like this might be just the thing. Thanks!

  49. Wow, this looks great!

  50. I’ve had a good system going for two years, but I’ve been considering a service to change things up. Now I’m heading over to check this one out. 🙂

  51. I would LOVE this! I always come up with dinner ideas at the spur of the moment and,with two little ones, grocery store trips need to be quick and organized. I could really use some organization in this department!

  52. Yum! Wish we could work in the cooking part too 🙂

  53. Theresa R says:

    This is a site I’ve been looking at since reading your posts, especially since most nights I stare at the pantry & fridge wondering what’s for dinner.

  54. Oh this sounds wonderful!

  55. Krista B says:

    love this! will certainly be looking into it, winner or not!

  56. I desperately need this! I’ve tried so many things to plan meals and nothing works. Hope I win!!

  57. How is this different from say mmmm?? I’m off to check it out. This is one area I really need to improve in.

  58. This would be great, especially for the summer when I tend to lose all ability to keep things organized!

  59. This would be such a blessing. I have attempted weekly menu plans numerous times and have given up each time. This sounds like it tackles all the problems I was having in the first place. Thanks for the chance!!

  60. Michelle says:

    I have been wanting to get started with menu planning and to get more organized in the way I feed my family. This would be a great start. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  61. Oh wow.. I have to check this out.. Am looking at several menu planning options to take my meal planning online and this does look good. I think I’ve read it about it some where else, maybe, Life.. Your Way, but am not sure.

  62. I keep reading about this service – I’d love to try it!

  63. If anyone needs help with getting my recipes all together and making a meal plan it is me! Would love to try this!

  64. leigh ann says:

    I would love to win this!
    lar90tcc at yahoo dot com

  65. What a big help this would be!! With 3 under 3 it is best to have a plan.

  66. Natalie says:


  67. I need help in the meal planning department! This would be a great start!

  68. Meal planning still eludes me, would love to try this!

  69. This looks like a great tool!

  70. Wow! I could definitely use this program. I hope I win!  Thanks!

  71. Wow, what a great idea! Sounds amazing. Might just have to check it out.

  72. I would love to try this. It would definately help my menu planning.


  73. Lauren F. says:

    This looks like just what I need! I’d love to try it out!

  74. Would love to Plan to Eat!

  75. Meal planning is a habit I need to engender–this site would help me make it happen. Thanks for posting the giveaway!

  76. Jennifer H says:

    sounds like exactly what i have been looking for!!!!!! love that it helps you with grocery lists:)

  77. Plan to Eat sounds like just what I need to feed my family and feed my daycare friends! Sounds easy!

  78. Christine says:

    I can’t believe that I didn’t know about that site sooner. I love it!!

  79. Colleen says:

    Would love to give it a try.

  80. Ludovica says:

    It seems a great tool, perfect to organize recipes, shopping list and menu plan in one and only application! And it saves paper, too!!! 😉

  81. Oh, I so need something like this! I am always struggling with what to make for my family and would greatly appreciate this!!!

  82. I have heard great things about Plan To Eat, and I’d love to try it myself!

  83. This sounds awesome. A great way to be organized and unstressed for cooking – which is not my favorite thing so anything that makes it easier to cook more healthy food is great.

  84. this sounds cool I think I would really use it.

  85. Vanessa says:

    Wow! What a cool website! That would be so helpful in meal planning.

  86. I would love to try this. I have all of my recipes in binders. Lots that I haven’t made but would like to try. This would keep me from having to print out recipes.

  87. I’d love to give this a try! It sounds great.

  88. It is interesting to know the meal planning has gone high tech and really appreciate that.

  89. I’m interested. Thanks!

  90. Christy says:

    Love this!!

  91. This just might be what I have been needing for a long time – can’t wait to get started with it!

  92. Carol Lane says:

    this sounds great. I love that it let’s you use your own recipes.

  93. Rebekah says:

    I’d love to try this for my family – thanks!

  94. Kimberly says:

    What an amazingly practical giveaway!! It sound like every mom (or dad!) responsible for putting healthy and tasty meals on their families table w/o breaking the budget will be pleased with this program.

  95. Oh my! This is exactly what I need. When I DO plan my meals, my week goes SO much more smoothly than when I don’t. This.Is.Perfect!

  96. I would love to try that out! Trying to get into the swing of planning healthy foods.

  97. Jennifer says:

    Sounds like a real timesaver!

  98. Rebecca Halvorson says:

    Menu planning is something I absolutely must start doing. This tool would be a tremendous help!

  99. Michelle M says:

    Would love to try it as I love to cook and could use the structure to stay on track with the budget and meal plan :o)

  100. Sounds interesting I’d love to give it a try.