Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

This giveaway is now closed.

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.


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!

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. This sounds very cool! Thanks for the chance!

  2. This looks really handy.

  3. Oh miracle! I would love to try Plan to Eat.

  4. I REALLY need help with my meal planning! I have the holidays coming up and a baby due in January, and I tend to make something up for dinner about 5:00 each night–not good for the budget or our health!

  5. I could really use some motivation to be a more consistent meal planner!

  6. Ooh- I could really use this. I have made a new commitment to cook more and eat out less.

  7. I would love to win!!!

  8. Great idea, wish we all would win it 🙂

  9. It’s very hard to find meal planning help for singles and this seems like it would fit the bill!

  10. sounds like a great help! would love to win this!

  11. This looks great!

  12. Sounds great! Thanks!

  13. What a great giveaway for the Holidays!

  14. I used to be a subscriber and loved it!

  15. I’d love to win!

  16. I would LOVE THIS!!! Thank you so much!

  17. i have started using P2E and love it. i would be thrilled with a years subscription! paperless…ahhh…all my recipes in one place, at the touch of a button, WOW!

  18. This would be absolutely amazing!!! Please please, I hope it’s me! Thank you! Thank you!!

  19. Really Really would love to win this!!!

  20. I’ve been menu planning. This would be great! I hope it’s me!!!

  21. Right now, we use Knock Knock items to make a menu and shopping list- but we’re almost out and I’m researching other ways to meal plan! Would LOVE to win this!

  22. Karen Walker says:

    Wow! Sounds like a great idea! I saved all my favorite recipes to the computer, and then it died. Should have saved it on the internet instead.

  23. This sounds great, especially with the holidays here!

  24. Can always use the help – sounds awesome!

  25. I would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity!

  26. Kristi Johnson says:

    The Plan to Eat site is lovely and so user friendly. I would LOVE to win! What an amazing give-away right before the holidays. 🙂

  27. I have HUNDREDS of recipes that I am ready to funnel into this. Would love to detail my experience for others, too.

  28. I can use all the help I can get!!

  29. I would love to win!

  30. What a neat tool! Would love to win this!

  31. Looks like fun:)

  32. It would be awesome to win this. What a cool idea for a website!!

  33. Wow. How did I not know this website existed before now?! I’m a big menu planner, and I have notebooks of recipes and things all over the place. I’d love to be able to store it digitally. And there’s an app to boot? Sign me up! 🙂

  34. Laura Glover says:

    I’d love to win this plan. I’ve been wanting to try it and now that I’m going to be working full time, I desperately could use this help! Thanks for the opportunity to win!


  35. Just had baby 3 and looking to return to work and need this! Also a new blog reader and live your tips.

  36. I looked at Plan to Eat when I first signed up for Simple Mom. I think it is a great tool. I would love to win a subscription for a year.
    Even though I am a chef and love to cook and not cook 🙂 I still need help planning and shipping.
    Love it!

  37. Apparently I need help spelling too – I meant planning and shopping!

  38. Just discovered your blog from one if my faces, chatting at the sky. I love finding easier ways to plan meals and planning to set up an account today on plantoeat.com!! Look forward to your blogging!!

  39. With our busy schedule with triplets with an older brother, anything to make meal planning easier. Sounds like a great time saver!

  40. Anne Marie says:

    Ooooh I would love to win such a great give away like this one! 🙂 We have just gotten into the swing of meal planning. What a great help this tool would be!

  41. Sounds like a wonderful tool for any mom but especailly a working one!

  42. With 3 year old triplets & an older boy, anything to make meal time and meal planning easier sounds great!

  43. I’d really love to win! I’ve just made the commitment to start cooking healthy meals every night and this would help so much!!!

  44. Danielle schumaker says:

    This looks awesome!

  45. Jeanette C. says:

    This sounds just like what I need for the year to stay on top of the cooking!

  46. What a great giveaway! I need all the help I can get in the kitchen. I’d love to win.

  47. Katrina Klauer says:

    Ohh Pick me..

  48. Oh how I would love to win this! Mealtime would be sooo simplified with this. Crossing my fingers!

  49. Love to bake, hate to cook. Unfortunately, my family requires more than just chocolate drop cookies to survive. Love me some help with meal planning! 🙂

  50. I spend a lot of days just staring at my fridge at 5pm!

  51. I’ve recently picked up a part time job and need to plan my meals more than ever now to maximize my time. Thanks for this offer.

  52. Ooh I hope I win! Anything to make the holidays easier, as my husband’s bday is 12/23 and DD’s is 12/24!

  53. This would be wonderful! Thank you for having this giveaway.

  54. Sarah Hufnagel says:

    I would love to try this website.

  55. Alicia Armstrong says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  56. I’ve been following Plan to Eat but just can afford to buy a subscription at this time. I would love to win a subscription!

  57. Sounds great–thanks!

  58. My friend just showed me this site…. fabulous invention!

  59. Wow! Sounds like a wonderful tool. With holidays fast approaching, I could use any help I can get!

  60. I would love this!
    Thank you!

  61. Oh, I hope I win! I’ve been eying this site for some time! I would love to give it a try!

  62. Need, Need, Need this to control the budget!!! College bills coming SOON!

  63. This is something I could really use. Thanks for the chance to win.

  64. I could sure use the help! Thanks.

  65. Caroline Schupbach says:

    Wonderful idea!

  66. I want to win Plan to Eat! 🙂

  67. Looks great, I would love to try it out.

  68. Marvelous giveaway! I love their blog and would be so happy to win! Thanks!

  69. This would help famously. Fingers crossed!

  70. Meal planning is SUCH a chore for me! Sometimes, it takes me ALLLLL day (and I am not exaggerating!) Thanks for cluing us in to this service and for the giveaway! 🙂


  71. Wow! This tool would be very helpful to me and my family!

  72. Oh this would be so helpful! I’m feeling overwhelmed after having my third baby!

  73. Fredda Ferris says:

    Ooh, I would love to win this–looks like a great help!

  74. Menu planning is on my to-do list today! Would love to win!

  75. Joan Biddison says:

    This is just what I need to help make the holidays simple! Thank you

  76. Coming up with my grocery list always seems like the most arduous part of cooking for my family!

  77. Allyn Spacek says:

    This program sounds perfect for my attempts to control our budget, meals and lives! 🙂

  78. Sounds like just what I need to make some changes. 🙂

  79. I’ve been wanting to get this!

  80. I would LOVE this! I just created a blog (actually 5 – in -1, biblical wisom, sewing/crafting, cooking/recipes, gardening/keeping chickens/self-relient country living/laughable moments).
    I have been blessed with a husband, 3 kids, 2 dogs, 1 cat and 5 chickens, an extra large garden… and I bake from scratch…. so I could really use the help!

  81. This sounds wonderful! Would love the opportunity to try it out!

  82. Oh I have looked at the plan to eat website many times and thought about doing it just never have… would love the chance too!

  83. I’ve been on the fence about trying something like this for awhile. Right now I do all of my meal planning manually. I have a feeling this could change everything!

  84. I’ve been trying to get organized for quite a while. I’d LOVE to win this!!

  85. I normally do my menu plan on my blog, but this might be easier! Looks great!

  86. This sounds great!

  87. This is great! We were just talking about planning meals in my Made to Crave group.

  88. Plan to eat is the easiest and most flexible and portable menu planning tool out there. I can use it on any pc…even at work…and immediately have my shopping list on my smartphone. It works on iPhone and android (I have had both). You will not believe how easy it is to add recipes from other websites or import your own. I just renewed my second year subscription. I highly recommend and feel its well worth the subscription price.

  89. I meal plan on paper and all my recipes are on the computer…I need Plan to Eat!

  90. Would love a chance to win! Thanks!

  91. As a part-time student, part-time nurse and a full-time mom I could really use this. Thanks for the opportunity!

  92. I’m a professional organizer. I’m sure many of our clients would love Plan to Eat!

  93. lisagrace alsbury says:

    i could use a menu-planning revamp!

  94. I cannot seem to get a handle on meal planning. Sigh. Maybe I should try this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  95. I would love to be paperless. I spend a lot of time trying to find a recipe that I made before. Thanks!

  96. this looks like a wonderful tool! would love to try it out 🙂

  97. This is brilliant. Less time and effort…I’m all for that!

  98. What a great giveaway!

  99. I don’t even know if you will see this considering there are 193 comments!!! I would love to be a winner. I have a special diet of gluten-free, FODMAP free (due to IBS) and I have allergies to stuff like (corn, peas, sunflowers etc…). It is so hard for me to plan meals. This would really help me get organized and be consistent with the recipes I often have to make up from scratch. Thanks for doing this Tsh!!

  100. Would really love this! Really! What an asset to a household manager!