Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

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 a great tool for busy families with hungry kids.

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.


Plan to Eat is offering an yearly subscription for five 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, January 28. 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. Would love to win this!

    • This is the tool that would help me to accomplish new year’s resolution #3: meal planning – right behind and in support of #1: be a better steward of God’s provisions, and #2: eat healthier. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

  2. Would love to win!

  3. Stephanie says:

    I just signed up for the free trial last week, tried three new recipes, and shopped for everything that I needed for those recipes on one day – so helpful!

  4. Thank you for the great giveaway! Would love to win!

  5. Beth Gillespie says:

    Wow! What a great tool! I’m working on going paperless, and learning how to do many more every day tasks on our laptop, rather than with pen and paper lists. This would be perfect!

  6. Such a fabulous website! My free trial just ended. I would so love to win (my family would too).

  7. Sounds wonderful! I am off to check it out. 🙂

  8. This sounds awesome. I use google docs for meal planning but I think Plan to Eat would be easier for tracking.

  9. Would love to win a subscription to Plan to Eat!! I am looking for a good online system.

  10. This sounds fantastic! I would love to win! 🙂

  11. this would be sooo helpful! I’ve wanted to start meal planning online, but just don’t have the resources to pay for a subscription right now.

  12. tsh, thanks so much for all the inspiration on simplifying our cluttered lives x

  13. I’d love to win this! I’ve been eyeing it for quite some time now!

  14. This would be so nice–I need some sort of dinner planning thing to start happening around here!

  15. This would be really helpful!

  16. Pick me! 🙂

  17. love this idea! does it work in non-US settings?

  18. I’d love to win!

  19. Love to cook! Love to organize!perfect for me

  20. Sallie Belle Howell says:

    I would love this! I love to cook and my favorite recipes are scattered.

  21. I have recently started menu planning in order to keep the little bit of sanity left in my…i guess I need the plan to eat to make my life better…love your blog by the way..thanks

  22. Farrell Clark says:

    I’ve had my eye on this for a while – would
    Love to win!

  23. This would be so helpful!

    Love to win it!

  24. This would make life so much easier!

  25. I’ve tried their free month trial before and it was great… but not something that we could afford. This would be a huge blessing to our family. Thanks for the chance at it!

  26. This product sounds very cool. I would love to use it.

  27. Would love to win this!!

  28. 2012 is the year of the meal plan in our family. Except it’s almost February and we still haven’t started. This would help us kick into gear!

  29. Sign me up! We have the meal planning. We are no good in the shopping department. This might help!

  30. Averiesmom says:

    I need all the help that I can get! This sounds great!

  31. So starting to plan dinner when I’m on my way home from work isn’t the best method? (looks like a great website!)

  32. This service looks awesome!

  33. I only have 7 days left of my free trial on Plan to Eat so I would LOVE to win this! Perfect timing for the giveaway!

  34. This is exactly what I need!! Would love to win this!

  35. Oooh! I’ve heard about this but never got around to signing up for the free trial. I’d love to win a membership. Thanks for the chance! xo

  36. Would love this! I have been looking at this site for many months, and would love a chance to use it. Thanks for the offer!

  37. Thanks for the opportunity! My husband and I are in the process of starting a ministry from home for missionary support. I would love to win this because 2012 is a year of growing in hospitality for me. Meal planning would help tremendously.

  38. lisa tolson says:

    I would love to win this! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  39. I’m about to leave my family for three months while I travel to fundraise for our orphanage project. I’d love to leave this behind for them so I can store recipes and let them play around with which ones to make each week. Hoping, hoping, hoping I win!

  40. This would be perfect!

  41. This would be great!

  42. Would love this for our family.

  43. This would revolutionize the old school(time consuming)way I do meal planning now!

  44. Thank you for all of your great giveaways! I would love to win. Thanks!

  45. Menu planning is definitely crucial to my mama sanity. I am looking for ways to make my whole planning/shopping routine easier though.

  46. For the first time in 31 years of marriage I am meal planning. Yes, I know. So I really would love to have this program! Thanks for the chance.

  47. This would definitely help with my organization! Would love to win it!

  48. I have just this last fortnight written, shopped from and stuck to a menu plan for the first time, and I LOVE it!!!!

  49. that would be great

  50. I’ve been wanting to try this service! Fun giveaway!

  51. This looks wonderful!

  52. Great giveaway – I would love to win! This would make my menu-planning alot easier.

  53. Would love to win! “Work on meal planning” has been on my “to do” list for literally years! Can’t seem to get it right…

  54. I’ve lost my meal planning skills since having my 2nd child 6mths ago, maybe winning this would get me back on track!

  55. Sounds like a great resource – thanks!

  56. What a treat this would be!

  57. Jennifer B says:

    I’ve been trying quite hard to get into meal planning – this tool would be incredibly helpful! Great giveaway.

  58. I have a love/hate relationship with meal planning. This may simplify it enough to make it a totally loving relationship!

  59. Kristin Haley says:

    Great tool! Would love to win!

  60. would love anything that made meal planning easier! thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Great idea! I would love to try it.

  62. I would love to win this! What a help!

  63. What a great idea!

    Would love to give it a try…

  64. I have always wanted this!!! : )

  65. looks fantastic for meal planning! thanks for a chance at this!

  66. Love Plan to Eat! Importing recipes is soooooooooo easy! And my grocery list is a thing of beauty! 🙂

  67. Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. I would love to win this!

  69. Always need some help with meal planning!

  70. I could really use this!

  71. Meal planning is one of my greatest household struggles. Anything that could make it a little easier would be most appreciated!

  72. That looks great! Would love to win!

  73. This would be a great tool to help me plan my kids meals.

  74. I really need this, I have been struggling lately putting together our meal plans and LOVE the many ways this program can organize things, even by store, how cool is that!

  75. I’ve been thinking about giving this service a try…would love a subscription! Thank you!

  76. Katherine says:

    This looks like such a great planning tool! Would love to win it.

  77. This would be fantastic! I’m trying to move over to an online system and this perfect! Thanks for the opportunity!

  78. This sounds great! Would love to to win this!!

  79. Planning dinner for my brood and keeping it interesting can be tough…this would be great!

  80. Sounds very helpful! Would enjoy winning this! 🙂

  81. I would love to win this to have a way to organize my meal planning and all of those recipes floating around in 20 million different locations.

  82. This looks like a great program! Very useful.

  83. Thanks for the opportunity!

  84. I NEED this! Help!

  85. Lindsey Scheibe says:

    This looks like such a fabulous tool! It would be so fun to win!

  86. Elizabeth W. says:

    Oh my gosh! I am using my 30-day trial right now and working on my menu for the next two weeks at this very moment. So far I am very impressed. I’m generally a pen and paper kind of girl, but it never fails that I’m in the office and can’t remember something on my list or in a recipe. I’m looking forward to having access wherever I can get online.

  87. Thanks very much!

  88. Wow! This would be so great. Now that I have four kids, this could change our lives!!

  89. Would love to be chosen!! =)

  90. This looks fantastic- would love to win!

  91. This sounds great! Great tool for busy moms! Pick me!

  92. I would love to win this.

  93. “any comment” 😉 sounds like a great site.

  94. Becky Blankenship says:

    This sounds awesome!

  95. This sounds like a great idea. I would love to try it as I am trying to get better about planning my families meals and choosing healthier recipes.

  96. This is the giveaway I have been waiting for!! Love it. Thank you!!

  97. Wow, great giveaway! This would be a great tool to help me take care of my family (and myself)!

  98. I hope I win, too :). Looks like a great tool!

  99. This is an awesome giveaway! I would love to win this!

  100. I have been wanting to try this for awhile. It sounds wonderful and I could use the help, especially with the cost breakdown.