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. Woo! This sounds fun. Thanks.

  2. I’ve tried out a free meal planning program, but so far am frustrated, so this one sounds great! I’d love to try it.

  3. I would love to give this a try!

  4. This is one area I could really use help with.This would be great to win!

  5. Wow–this sounds like exactly what I need!

  6. Jamee Andelin says:

    crossing my fingers!!

  7. I would love this – it would make meal planning so much easier (fun, even!)

  8. Ooh. I’d love to win!

  9. This would be so helpful for my family! Awesome!

  10. What a great tool. Would love this for my growing family. 🙂

  11. Yes! this is a great website service I’ve been learning to use for about three months. I have never been a meal planner – but now i can see how much this would help with the budget/finances would love to have another year to hone my skills!

  12. I’m thinking about signing up for the free trial of this in a few weeks (my husband is gone next week, and then we’re having a church-wide fast, so we’ll have limited diets, and it seems silly to try this out on non-typical weeks), but I’d love to win!

  13. I need to win this! With a toddler and another baby on the way, this would make my life much easier!

  14. Jennifer Ott says:

    Oh, how great! I would really love this; I haven’t found a great system for quickly making shopping lists from our menu without forgetting something!

  15. I would love to win!! I have been wanting to start menu planning! 🙂

  16. I would love to win since I need serious help meal planning and making meals in general! It seems like an excellent tool to have.

  17. That´s a nice idea and I would love to win and plan meals properly ahead!


  18. Anxious to see if this is something I would really use….sounds great!

  19. That sounds so cool. Thanks for an opportunity to win!

  20. This would be great and I hope would help solve my problems of planning meals!

  21. This sounds like it would be pretty useful, I’d love to try it.

  22. I’ve used Plan to Eat for two years and love it! It would be great to win a free year’s subscription.

  23. What a great idea! I am always running out of ideas of what to make for dinner. I guess you could say I get in a cooking rut.

  24. Oh wow – this sounds so cool! I am going to check it out. 🙂

  25. This sounds fabulous! Pick me!

  26. This would be fabulous! Thank you.

  27. Elizabeth P says:

    This sounds fabulous!

  28. I have always wanted to try something like this!

  29. I love that we could add all our recipes from pinterest!

  30. Would love to win.

  31. Hi Tsh, I love your blog and would love this giveaway!

  32. I would love to win!

  33. Sarah Bultema says:

    I love cooking so much, I never can choose which recipe to cook! I would love help 🙂

  34. Stephanie Brown says:

    so cool…thanks!!!

  35. Brittany P. says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  36. Sounds great. I would love to win!

  37. I’ve been eyeing Plan to Eat for a long time – I would LOVE this!!

  38. Pick me! Pick me! This would be fabulous!

  39. So I want to try plan to eat but…I have a meal planner that I use on my ipad that has all my recipes ect…I have been adding for over a year to this app and I keep worrying about starting over with plan to eat…how intensive is set up?

  40. Ever since I had my baby at the end of November my meal planning has kind of fallen by the way side. I would love to win this!

  41. This is my year of simplifying and clearing clutter. Having this resource would be a welcome and tremendous help. Keeping my fingers crossed that I might be selected to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  42. This may just be the answer to a specific chore I’ve been struggling with….would be awesome to win it! Thanks for the chance!

  43. Would love to win this!

  44. This is such a great tool! Thank you for the chance.

  45. This may be exactly what my husband and I have been looking for! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  46. Catherine A says:

    Oh wow. I could really use this plan. Thank you for the chance

  47. This sounds awesome! Would love to win it!

  48. Looks great! I’d love to win 🙂 Thanks for this giveaway.

  49. I would love to win.

  50. Plan to Eat looks like something I could really use! I am terrible at planning menus, but I know it would save money, and headache, if I would just do it. 🙂

  51. Love SIMPLE!

  52. I would love this!

  53. I would LOVE to win this!! It would solve all of my recipe keeping and filing problems! I have been compiling our family favorite recipes for a few years now and it has been getting more and more out of hand. What a perfect thing for my family favorite recipes 🙂

  54. would love to win!!! Perfect for hubs and I being more intentional with what we eat…

  55. This looks great! Crossing my fingers!

  56. evangeline says:

    Would love to win! I’ve been trying to meal plan.

  57. Billi Miller says:

    I would love this tool and appreciate it to no end – thank you!!

  58. Yes please! I’ve been curious about this website and would love to try it.

  59. I would love to win this! I live with the I don’t know gang. What would you all like sor dinner tonight? I don’t know…what do you have??

  60. I could really use help menu planning!

  61. Thanks for the giveaway, I am really enjoying reading your book Organized Simplicity.

  62. This would be a wonderful thing to win!

  63. I would love to try this! 🙂

  64. Sounds like a great resource — I want to win!

  65. I would LOVE to win this! I could really use the help!

  66. My husband and I have a family of seven children. This would be very helpful.

  67. Oh man this is exactly what I have been looking for! Would LOVE to win it! Thanks for the great giveawa!

  68. As a part time working mom of a 6, 4, and 1 year old I NEED to plan to eat more. 🙂

  69. I’d like to win this

  70. Would find this really useful, thanks!

  71. Would love to win this!

  72. Kim Blacka says:

    I want this so bad!!! Please, please, please pick me…..

  73. Been at home with my two kids for 13 years and never really had a plan. Now my oldest is making college plans!!! It’s not too late is it?

  74. This looks fantastic! I would love to win. 🙂

  75. This sounds like a great tool and might even be what I need to stay within budget!! Love the idea.

  76. Ali Bailey says:

    Wow! I would love to take menu-planning to the next level!

  77. Jennifer D. says:

    I am still on my 30 day trial with them. It has been a great help so far! Would love a free subscription!

  78. Would love to organize the meals and save time for my hubby and 6 kids.
    Yes, I’m using the 6 kids card:)

  79. This would be an amazing help!

  80. thanks for the opportunity to win this! 🙂

  81. Yay! I would love this! I did the free trial several months ago and loved it.

  82. Thanks, Tsh! My habit of the month for February is Meal Planning; I would love to win this one!

  83. This is exactly what I need!! I have tried menu planning, but just can’t keep up. All that this does – groceries, calories, variety – it would be like having a menu planning helper! I would love to win!

  84. Sounds great – I’d love to try it.

  85. Need this!

  86. Stephanie Sofka says:

    Oh how I would love this! I have just recently been trying to meal plan on my own, and I have to say, I NEED HELP! Baby #4 is on the way, so I can use as much help as I can get.

  87. This looks like a great tool. Would love to win this.

  88. Would love to try this! Need to be more organized with our meals.

  89. Pick me! Pick me! I really need help in this area! 😉

  90. This looks great! 🙂

  91. What a wonderful giveaway opportunity! As a busy full-time working mom with a working husband, any timesavers we could get to use to get affordable, healthy meals on the table for our growing daughter would be a blessing. 🙂 I just started a trial with Plan to Eat and would love an opportunity to use this for the rest of the year!

  92. ooh, as a mom of 3 who homeschools and runs a side business, this would be so great! I have been trying to get in the meal-planning groove for a while but I’m not there yet! Thanks for the giveaway!

  93. Dinah Luevano says:

    I had LITERALLY just asked on FB for suggestions on how people store recipes and organize them when I clicked over to my email and saw this give away! I would LOVE it. 🙂

  94. This looks great! Would love to win the subscription.

  95. I’d love to try out this service.

  96. Would so love to have help with my meal planning!

  97. I loved it 2 years ago. Now that I have a phone, it sounds even better.

  98. Sounds wonderful!!

  99. This sounds wonderful and just what our family needs! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  100. I definitely could use help in meal planning!