Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

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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.


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. Based on your review, this sounds GREAT! Thanks for sharing about it.

  2. Oh, pick me! Pick me!

  3. Plan to Eat ROCKS !! I absolutely LOVE all the time and mental energy I save by using their site. I’ve been paying the higher month to month subscription and would so appreciate receiving a 1 year membership. If you haven’t given them a try – DO!

  4. Awesome giveaway. Really need this right now as I’m trying to stay on track with meal planning during a very sick pregnancy.

  5. Such a wonderful idea!

  6. I try my luck as well even though there are so many who hope to win… one never knows 🙂 This really sounds like a wonderful tool!!
    Thanks for your blog posts, so inspiring bits and pieces…

  7. Wow, this sounds great! I could use this tool! 🙂

  8. This would be awesome to win. Being a full time high school teacher, mom to two very active teens and wife and partner to a man who deserves great meals around the table as a family, I find meal planning a challenge. I would love some help!
    Thank you for this great giveaway.

  9. Oh, how I’d love help with meals! Looks wonderful!

  10. kristi cornell says:

    This would be great to have. I agree meal planning helps a ton this sounds like it would make it even easier.

  11. What a neat idea

  12. I desperately need help meal planning…this would be a HUGE blessing!

  13. Maybe this tool would help my grocery store addiction. Seems like I’m there everyday. I need some help!

  14. Sounds great. Sign me up!

  15. I so need to win this – I am so tired of 5:00 sneaking up on me and realizing that (once again!) I have nothing planned for dinner. This is the help I need!

  16. Would love to win!

  17. I would love to win!

  18. Awesome giveaway! 🙂

  19. Stephanie P. says:

    This product is such a great idea.

  20. This website sounds like a great help! Hope I win!

  21. I could reaaly use something like that! Hope I win!!

  22. i’ve heard so many good things about this tool, would love to win!

  23. Oh me me me! I need this so bad!

  24. Rachel Chapman says:

    This looks amazing! I love that Plan To Eat has a feature that allows me to put my grocery list on my phone. Yay for not having to type every thing out on the ‘notes’ function of my iPhone 🙂

  25. Oh me me me!

  26. Winning this would be AMAZING! I am sure it would save me tons of time, which means more playing with the kiddos!

  27. It’d be awesome to win this!

  28. I have tried a ton of different ways to plan meals and so far nothing has quite worked for me to combine both my meal plans, my digital recipes, and my subsequent grocery lists. I feel like I’m reinventing the wheel each time, which makes me crazy. I would love an opportunity to try this out!

  29. Very cool website – it looks great!

  30. What a great tool! I could really use the extra help to get me out of my menu planning rut!!

  31. I could so use some help with organizing my recipes and meal planning. I would be very thankful to win.

  32. Sounds like a great program!

  33. This sounds neat. I have been needing a kick in the pants where our menu is concerned…this may be a good option!

  34. This sounds like a great tool!

  35. I think this would help my wife a lot.

  36. Would love to have this tool! I sometimes feel like my life revolves around food and the grocery store. This would be awesome!

  37. I would love to try this. Looks awesome. I really hope I win!!!

  38. Ursula Liao says:

    How awesome. I would LOVE to have a free year subscription to Plan to Eat. Thank you to both for the giveaway!

  39. I need something like this.

  40. Kim Rayfield says:

    I am working through my 30 day free trial right now…LOVE THIS SITE and would LOVE A WHOLE YEAR!

  41. I would love to win this! Thanks!

  42. Sounds like a great idea! I’d love to try it!

  43. This would be wonderful for the busy life of my family!! We would be so blessed!

  44. This sounds like it would be a real life saver!! Really hope to win.

  45. alinejunko says:

    Wonderful! I’d love to try that!

  46. How wonderful! I’d love to win!

  47. Oh how I would love to win this…meal planning seems to be an insurmountable struggle around here, and this sounds like just the ticket!

  48. Interesting – I’m working on reinstating systems to keep things like menu planning happening like clockwork right now (instead of meals being a fairly random, chaos-filled reality).

  49. What a fantastic idea. I’ve used menu planning programs before that used the programs recipes without a way to easily modify to include my own. They were also very cumbersome to use, so I’ve gone back to a legal pad and pencil; but it makes meal planning a chore that I just dread week after week. This is something I’d love to try out!

  50. I could use this!! Hope I win!!

  51. This looks great! Would be such a great help with organization and meal planning 🙂

  52. I love making jewelry, but making meals is much more difficult for me. I have ADD, and planning meals, grocery shopping, and following a receipe totally overwhelms me. I find I’m more successful with things that have an app, because I always have my phone with me to remind me of what to do next. And my family will be glad when I put up my jewelry tools and pick up some pots! Thanks for the hand-holding.

  53. Michele Sirois says:

    I would love nothing more right now than to win this. I thought I would get my meal planning together FINALLY when the kids got in school in Sept, but it seems I am tripped up again. A program could be just the ticket to get me where I need to be. I’m hesitant to invest money, but I think after trying it out for a year, I would know and continue to invest! Thanks for the opportunity!

  54. Stephanie Brown says:

    This is great….this would definately help around the holidays for sure!!!

  55. This would be great! Thank you!!

  56. I love the idea of keeping all my menu planning stuff in one place. With a mobile app? awesome!!

  57. Looks like a great tool! I would love to win it.

  58. Jennifer H says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  59. Leigh Anne says:

    I would like to win.

  60. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like a great idea. Hopefully I win and can try it out!

  61. Oh my goodness!!! I *so* need this!!!

  62. We could really use this! We are stuck in a food rut! Ugh – NEED SOME NEW INSPIRATION!

  63. Heather Moll says:

    wow, this looks like such an awesome system! love it!

  64. This would save me so much time! Not to mention how wonderful it would be to keep all my favorite recipes in one place online.

  65. This sounds amazing, not only for the busy holiday but for everyday!

  66. Sandi in MN says:

    Tsh, this sounds great, especially being able to import something from another website. One question I have…do you have to put in all your own recipes or do they have them on the site and you pick those or do they email them to you. I’ve used another menu planner that emails me a weekly menu, it’s awesome but I would LOVE to chose my own recipes too.

  67. My husband would be forever (or at least for a year) grateful were I to win

  68. This sounds like a great plan – especially for this working mom! Something to give me more time with my girls! Thanks for offering it!

  69. AWESOME giveaway! I don’t know who’s hoping I win more… me or my family??? 🙂 Thanks for the chance.

  70. This looks great! Thanks for the contest. I’d love to win it!

  71. Would love to try Plan to Eat!

  72. I would love to win this… who wouldn’t? Thanks, Tsh.

  73. Looks very intriguing! would love to have it!!

  74. Blanca P. says:

    I would do anything to get a hold of my meal planning. I’m not a cook at all and stress out just thinking about what to plan for the next day (so much that sometimes I avoid it) and end up with a chaotic day trying to wing it. This sounds like a tool that would help me get organized in the kitchen and live a much more peaceful life as a mommy and wife. Healthy meals are a must for me and my family.

  75. I had no idea this existed, what a wonderful idea! 🙂 Thanks for a chance.

  76. I would love this! With my oldest daughter’s food allergies, we cook everything from scratch: no eating out, no convenience foods, no take-out. I feel like I cook the same meals all the time and it is getting boring. I think this planning tool will help me be more organized with meal planning and help me see other meal options. Thanks for the opportunity!

  77. OMG, I would love to win this!!! With kids playing sports, we go all the time. This would help me to keep up with and plan our meals! – Thanks for a chance to win!

  78. This looks incredible! Thanks for the giveaway!

  79. Very cool idea!

  80. Tiffany Briggs says:

    You’ve got me hooked!

  81. I would love this app to help stay organized with a new baby on the way very soon.

  82. What a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

  83. Oh, wow. I hate menu planning and grocery lists! I’d love to win this.

  84. Heard a lot about it. Looks great!!

  85. LOVE their logo! What a fun giveaway. 🙂

  86. Oh, I’d love to win this!

  87. This DOES sound like it could simplify my life. Thank you for the heads up!

  88. What a handy tool. Wish everything was this simple and streamlined.

  89. Would love this tool!!!

  90. Kristen M. says:

    This looks awesome! I need simplification in my meal planning! I would love to win! 🙂

  91. Rachel J. says:

    I can use all the help I can get 🙂

  92. Would love to win this. I am a mom to 4 kids under the age of 4. Just had twin girls in August. This would be a life saver!

  93. Stephanie Dickson says:

    I am so excited to use this tool.

  94. Rodrigo Valenzuela says:


    I want to win this exciting giveaway now! I am loving this tool and want it for my wife so that I can help her!

  95. Stephanie Dickson says:

    I’m so excited to use this tool

  96. This would make my life so much easier and healthier too!

  97. This would be so helpful with my new baby!

  98. Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂

  99. i *need* to win as my meal planning has all but disappeared lately. And I love the idea of paperless recipe organization.

  100. Thanks for the opportunity to win!