Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

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by Tsh

Tsh is the founder of this blog and is currently 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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Today’s giveaway comes from loyal monthly 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 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.

This is especially a great tool for the upcoming busy holiday season.


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.

If you feel overwhelmed during the holidays, this little online tool might be your saving grace. Menu planning is helpful anytime during the year, but I find it essential during November and December, when so many of our gatherings involve food.

Giveaway

Plan to Eat is offering an yearly subscription for three Simple Mom readers!

To win, simply leave any comment on this post. (And if you’re reading this in an email, you must click over to the post and comment here.)

This giveaway will end tonight, Saturday, November 5. I’ll announce the winner soon after. I hope you win!

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Comments

  1. Ooooo, I hope I win too :)

  2. I would love to win this!

  3. This sounds really cool!

  4. avatar
    Cozeta Nelms says:

    This looks awesome!!

  5. avatar
    Barbara McClung says:

    Sounds like a lifesaver going into the busy holiday season. I certainly hope I win!

  6. What a great giveaway! I love the paperless recipe organization!

  7. Sounds amazing! I use a 3 ring binder to organize my favorite recipes at home, but I’ve been looking for a way to make it digital. Thanks!!

  8. As a new mom, I feel like I’d lose my head if it wasn’t attached to my shoulders. I NEED this!

  9. What a great site! I’m keeping my fingers crossed to win a subscription. :-)

  10. This looks cool. I would love to win a subscription.

  11. This looks great! I would love to have something like this to get more organized.

  12. Looks fabulous!

  13. Sounds great ! Hope I win!

  14. I really need to do better at meal-planning from a financial perspective as well as a health perspective. Sound like this would be the perfect thing to get me going!

  15. I find menu planning such a pain but I do it anyway because it does help in the long run. Anything that makes it easier would be appreciated. Thanks for the chance to win a subscription.

  16. Looks useful!

  17. ooh, tsh, sounds just what we need here, thanks x

  18. Genius!! I’d love to win such a useful tool.

  19. Looks like a great program.

  20. Wonderful! Plan to Eat looks awesome!

  21. My thought this morning on opening the refrigerator: “I have no idea what to cook today”– Having an actual menu plan has been evading me for months (years?), so this sounds like a great tool!

  22. This looks like a smart thing to do! I am in such a cooking rut these days.

  23. Hope I win it, I can’t meal plan properly more that 3 weeks at a time. After that I go completely off the wagon.

  24. I love to eat & I love to plan

  25. I would love to try out how Plan to Eat works for my family in Germany!

  26. Oh. I would love love love this. I was just talking to a friend about wanting to start meal planning and not knowing where to start. This looks like a great place! {fingers crossed}

  27. Sounds great! I’d love to try it!

  28. Would love to win a subscription! Thanks

  29. avatar
    Kalie and Tess says:

    What a cool program. We are fairly new to the whole meal planning thing… this would be absolutely awesome!!

  30. What timing! I just told my husband last night that I need a cooking book that is for people who hate to cook. Plan to Eat sounds like a tool I could really use!

  31. This sounds great! I have been wanting to try it out.

  32. I would really like to win this subscription!

  33. I am interested and curious enough to participate !

  34. I would love to try this! I have cancer and am trying to simplify and organize our life so I have more time to enjoy my family. Your blog has been very helpful to me on this quest! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  35. Thanks for the opportunity to win! This would be useful.

  36. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Finally…an easy-peasy way to get it all done so we can dine! Plan to Eat indeed!

  38. I would love to win this!

  39. so fun! thanks!

  40. This sounds great!!!

  41. My friend raves about this so I am looking forward to seeing if I won. Thanks!

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    Gretchen Nelson says:

    This sounds like the perfect give-away for busy moms! I’d love to win this!

  43. This looks wonderful. I always have the best intentions for meal planning, but it’s a struggle.

  44. This looks like a wonderful tool to add to my arsenal!

  45. sounds fantastic! would love to win:)

  46. I love this idea .. I really need help in sorting out my meal planning, for both money reasons and the fact that I love to cook but do it less and less these days!

  47. I would love to win this, especially with the holidays coming up!

  48. I would love to win! This looks like a great site- thanks for sharing :)

  49. I’d love to win!

  50. This would be awesome!

  51. Sounds really interesting!

  52. I need help. I need this!

  53. Great giveaway! Managing dinners is not going to be fun when I return to work after my mat leave.

  54. This sounds so helpful! Thank you!

  55. I would LOVE to win this, I need it badly.

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    grammargeek says:

    Yes, please!

  57. I’d love to win!

  58. This is just what I have been wishing for…a fun way to organize my recipes in one place! Thanks for the chance to win!

  59. Please enter me!! I would LOVE this!

  60. With a new job, two active daughters and evening activities-this would make my life so much easier! Would love to win!

  61. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me:)

  62. Yeah, I’d try that :)

  63. I would love to win!

  64. What a great concept! I’d love to try it out for a year!

  65. Sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

  66. What a great give-away! I hope it will inspire me to branch out beyond the 10 meals we seem to eat over and over again each month!

  67. This look so good. I have been searching the internet to organize my recipes and then using them to create weekly and monthly menu plans. Wish I could win!

  68. I DEFINITELY could use this. Thank you for the chance!!

  69. What a great idea for a giveaway! Thanks for the recommendation and the chance to win it! :)

  70. I have really been wanting to try a meal-plan site.

  71. I’m really trying to do a better job with meal planning, and I think this would be a great help (and motivator!).

  72. Wow! I have been looking for something like this for years! Thanks for sharing it.

  73. Sounds great!

  74. I have always kept menu planning in my head. Would be great to get it organized and in a place that doesn’t forget. My brain is too often filled with other important things.

  75. What a great giveaway! I have been admiring this resource from afar for quite a while.

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    Emily Martin says:

    Okay, so I have a confession! My family has been wasting way too much money eating out and it’s all because I get so overwhelmed with menu planning that I just let it go. My husband tells me that I am a fabulous cook & I know that he longs to sit around our dinner table when he comes home from work. Please help me to get organized so that my family can enjoy gathering around the table as much as I did when I was growing up!

  77. This looks great, I would lovento win this!

  78. I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  79. I need something like this, what a great idea.

  80. I’m intrigued! I would love to win.

  81. I was JUST talking to my husband the other day about how I needed something like this. This would be great to try out!!

  82. I’d love to try this!

  83. I would use this to death!

  84. Pick me!

  85. This sounds right up my ally! I hope I win:)

  86. I would also love a chance to win this!

  87. This sounds great! Love to win!

  88. This would help me so much!!!

  89. Who couldn’t use this?!

  90. Two words: new baby! Meal planning chaos…

  91. avatar
    Jessica W says:

    What a great giveaway! I think this would help me incorporate new and favorite recipes to my menu, keeping it from getting dull and repetitive.

  92. avatar
    Sarra Bess says:

    I love Plan to Eat! Which reminds me, I need to plan next week’s meals.

  93. avatar
    Jennifer H says:

    I love this! I just signed up for their free trial a couple weeks ago and plan to eat is awesome!

  94. I’ve been trying harder to get into meal planning- not sure how to break my mental block. This would really help!!

  95. I hope I win! This would help me be better at menu planning. I have a hard time with paper recipes and lists.

  96. Ooooooh, you had me at “mobile app” and no more leaving my shopping list at home! Now, if someone could just make an app to help me take my reusable shopping bags to the store with me…

  97. avatar
    Brenna D'Ambrosio says:

    The only people who would love this more than me, would be my hubby and kiddos! I love simple organization!

  98. i would love this! hope i win. :-)

  99. This looks like a useful tool.

  100. I’m in a rut. This would be so helpful!