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. What a neat idea!!

  2. sounds great. I am looking forward to checking out this tool.

  3. I need this to help me stay organized. I feel like I’m always struggling to come up with weekly menus.

  4. This could change my life 🙂

  5. This is such a great idea! Enter me please!

  6. What an awesome site.

  7. Melanie says:

    Plan to Eat is wonderful…what a great giveaway!

  8. Fontaine says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway. Thanks Tsh and Plan to Eat for the opportunity. Good luck to everyone!

  9. Oh I would love to win! I have been trying to do meal plans for over a year now and haven’t figured out a process that works for our family. Maybe this would do the trick!!

  10. I’d LOVE to win this giveaway!!!



  11. I’ve been thinking about subscribing because it seems like it would make my hectic family life so much easier since I’ve taken a more active role in our family business, Northside Tattoos. Love Simple Mom for strategies on balancing work and family life and all of the blog tips. Thank you so much for sharing your tips on such an important part of my life right now: simplifying, downsizing and doing only what is important to our family!

  12. I meal plan every week and love cooking! This would be an awesome tool for me to have!

  13. My goal for the month of June is to meal plan (and follow the plan!). So this would be a great tool to have! Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. wow, looks great! I like that it uses your own recipes, my kids are a bit picky and making recipes from pre-made meal plans hasn’t worked for us – i do all the work and then i have to force them to eat. sigh. much nicer to be able to make stuf they like but have it planned so my life is easier.

  15. Heather says:

    What a great idea!

  16. this would be so amazing. this is the biggest problem i have, menu planning!!!!

  17. I’ve fallen out of the habit of meal planning in the last month or so. This seems like it would be a real help.

  18. Sue Klingseis says:

    I really need this!

  19. Tina Foster says:

    Thanks for the tip. Love your book…so helpful

  20. Gretchen says:

    This sounds like a life-saver! Fingers crossed! And thanks for offering!

  21. Cynthia says:

    Sounds like a wonderful way to track meals and especially the ability to discover how much meals cost. This is one of the hardest aspects of budgeting/meal planning for me to keep up with!!

  22. oh man. this is something i would love. i really need its help!

  23. Sounds great! I so need the help!

  24. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to streamline my meal planning efforts. This sounds like it could be the perfect solution. xxx crossing fingers xxx

  25. This sounds like a great tool. I love that there is an app!

  26. love that i can use it on my phone or my hubby can pick up the need groceries on his way home – so easy and i dont have to use my time and brain power 🙂

  27. Meal planning is essential when working full-time outside of the home…and so nice to have the planning part already taken care of! Brilliant!

  28. I would love help with the cooking… actually…my husband would love help with it! ;o)

  29. Michelle W says:

    I would love this kind of help with my meal planning.

  30. I could really use this menu planner!! I have a 3 year old girl and twin 4 month old boys. It’s impossible to just run to the grocery store and grab what I need, so I really need to plan ahead to make sure we’re eating right as a family.

  31. Finally a menu plan that I would actually use. It looks great and i love the app for it.

  32. I am so impressed! I’ve used menu planning sites before, but they all seemed to be missing something- none of them had it all- until now! WOW!

  33. me, too. When meals are planned, life is smooth. When they’re not (most of the time 🙁 ) it’s not. Dinner is late. Bedtime is late. I’m too tired to get anything done after bedtime. Maybe Plan to Eat will help me get the whole schedule on track : )

  34. What a cool idea! I so need help in this area. One of my big summer goals is to meal plan and spend less on dinners.
    THANKS for the opportunity.

  35. The shopping list feature makes this perfect! I’d love to try it!

  36. Rebecca R says:

    This would be pretty amazing!!

  37. Wow – what a great give away!

  38. Emily Martin says:

    Wow! Seriously, everything but cook?! We need a miracle at the household!

  39. Sounds awesome. I’m always struggling with menu planning!

  40. celeste cochran says:

    This would be a help for meals.

  41. Courtney says:

    I’m a new mom and this seems like inwould be a useful tool.

  42. Victoria Wheeler says:

    I did the trial, and I absolutely loved how simple it was to import recipes from other websites! I can’t really afford to sign up for a year right now, though (although the price is reasonable) so I’m definitely crossing my fingers!

  43. How cool! I love this idea and would find it so helpful!!

  44. Stephanie says:

    This sounds like it was very well-thought-out. It would be fantastic to win, but like the PP said, I might just look into getting a membership regardless…

  45. Nifty website! I’m in favor of anything that helps make meal planning easy!

  46. Nicole Dufendach says:

    This looks fantastic!

  47. I would love to try this!

  48. cerissa says:

    what a great idea! thank you! : )

  49. what a great idea! I’ve never heard of this but thanks for passing it along!

  50. Would love to try this for Free!

  51. Theresa says:

    This sounds like a fantastic concept to save money and time……..no more multiple trips to the grocery store for missing ingredients!!

  52. I’m such a pencil and paper type of gal, but this has really sparked my interest. 🙂

  53. I would be very interested in trying this. Thanks for the giveaway.

  54. Emily V says:

    I would love to win this. It looks so simple!

  55. Connie Z. says:

    Sounds helpful, thanks.

  56. Bridget says:

    The site I use now makes me use their recipes – not always a win for us. I’d love to try something new!

  57. This looks like a great resource. I had a program for my computer that did this but it isn’t compatible with the new operating system I have.

  58. I love this idea. It is so hard to keep track of all the recipes online!

  59. I would sure love to win! And by the way Tsh, thank you for your book Organized Simplicity :). I’m devouring it now and it’s changing my life!

  60. Sounds neat!

  61. Jessica says:

    I would love to try something like this! It sounds great.

  62. Always looking for more organizational tools. Thanks for the info and opportunity!

  63. having just had my second baby, i am needing help in this department!

  64. I am on the “trial” on Plan to Eat…and I must say this is an ingenius website!! 🙂
    I am looking forward to entering my recipes, doing a meal plan for a couple of weeks and then seeing it generate the shopping list! Whew! The work that it would cut out for me in making up a list!!! WHOOOO HOOOOO!!!!

  65. i love plantoeat – it really IS a fab tool 🙂

  66. Would love to be better about meal planning… :o)

  67. Julianna says:

    Could use any and all help with meal planning! Would love to try this site!

  68. Tamara Phillips says:

    Ooooooh! I’d love to win this. I have been working to get meal planning going! Thanks!

  69. This is one of my summer goals – to get more organized about meal planning and grocery lists – so this would be perfect! I will be checking it out whether I win or not. Thanks for the info!

  70. Yeah, plan to eat rocks!

  71. What a life saver this would be! Fantastic idea!

  72. Dionne Johnson says:

    I am constantly struggling with meal planning~stuck in a rut! Would loven to try this out!

  73. cindy b says:

    i would love to try this out – anything to make meal planning easier!

  74. Christy says:

    I am in desperate need of menu planning help. This csounds wonderful!

  75. that actually sounds really neat! I have a binder now but never have it with me when I need to plan my list, especially since I go to the market after work.

  76. Chelsie says:

    Me! Me! I want to win 🙂

  77. Sounds like this would be so helpful! I’m working on my two week menu plan right now … the old fashioned way, with pen & paper.

  78. Great idea, I’ve been hoping to start something like this & doing it on my own wasn’t working well. I suppose I just don’t have the discipline yet, so this would be so helpful to me. Looks straight forward and pretty intuitive, I like that.

  79. Sounds like a great tool!

  80. Rachael says:

    This looks so awesome! I love the results of meal planning, but I find it very tedious. This would help me out so much!

  81. I’d love to try this. I just got back from the grocery store and could have used an automatic list!

  82. amy miller says:

    oooohhh, this sounds so much lovelier than my current situation: sitting on the couch for two hours each weekend with the food ads hoping to dream up new ways to eat our regular meals each week! Pick me, pick me!

  83. This? This is something I need! I have my most commonly used meals & their ingredients printed out and in a binder, but then I have to figure out what I have and what I need and flip back and forth through lots of paper to get it all written on yet another piece of paper. Computerized, easy input sounds like a winner to me!

  84. I would love to try this. I have been uninspired with my menu planning.

  85. This wold be great! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  86. I would love to give plan to eat a try 🙂

  87. Virginia says:

    Would love to use this resource!!

  88. Sign me up for anything that helps with meal planning!

  89. This sounds great!

  90. That is a great idea! I hope I win!

  91. I think this sounds like it would be great to try. Thanks for the opportunity to win a membership.

  92. I would love to try this – I need to get better about menu planning and anything that will help make that easier and quicker would be super helpful.

  93. Laurel Gonzales says:

    I have been wanting to sign up… this would be so helpful to help run our family!

  94. I’m in the market for a menu planning/ grocery list/ recipe holding app – this one sounds great!

  95. Christine says:

    I would like to win!

  96. Will have to check this out. Sounds perfect for my family of six!

  97. would love to have something like this to help me!

  98. Donna M. says:

    What a great idea!! I hope I win!! Blessings!

  99. Shannon says:

    neat idea!

  100. This sounds wonderful. I have tried several programs and many times the meals they suggest don’t work for our family. Thank you