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. Looks really interesting. I’d love to win. I could always use some help with meal planning, ingredient shopping, and keeping tabs on nutrition.

  2. Well, you know how it is with 3 kids and a busy life. This would be a great helper to me!

  3. Would love new ideas to help with meal planning!

  4. Melissa DeMars says:

    I must say u have changed my outlook on life!!! My husband lovingly says should I be worried? Because everything that comes out of my mouth is about your ideas. lol He’s very thankful, and so am I. I pray many blessing for u and your family.

    wife of 15 years
    mom of 4-and soon to be 5 🙂

  5. Heather Lawson says:

    I’d LOVE to win this! It would be so handy – only been meal planning since 1st Jan and any help would be gratefully received.

  6. YES YES YES! In pursuit of better living in 2012! Menu planning for my family is not my greatest strength, but i’ve been working hard on planning better, utilizing coupons, eating healthier and saving money. This is exactly what i need and i would love to try it out!

  7. I’d love to win this. I’ve tried many meal planning programs, but haven’t found “the one”, yet! I keep coming back to paper and pencil–and that still doesn’t do all I want it to. 😛

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. Brandy boudreaux says:

    Pick me, pick me:) Another great give away. Congrats to the winner!

  9. Sounds like a great idea!

  10. Me, me, me!!!

  11. What a wonderful tool! This would be so helpful!

  12. This site would be very helpful.

  13. WOW this is great, just took a look at the site and it looks like exactly what I need to plan our meals. Thanks a lot for this chance to win the subscription! 😀

  14. Would love to have this! I’ve been looking at different options because things have been so busy with the baby and toddler. I never learned to cook when I was growing up and it’s hard to do and plan for while taking care of kids and house. I think a meal planner would really help.

  15. I was just searching online for something like this 🙂

  16. I’d love to win this! Anything to make meal planning easier is great in my book! Thanks!

  17. I would LOVE to win. I so need help planning meals.

  18. I could so use this!!! My husband often makes dinner because I don’t come from work until late in the evening. We’ve had a hard time developing a meal plan that we can stick with.

  19. I do a lot of meal planning it sure would be nice to have some help coming up with ideas each week. What a great tool for a busy Mom.

  20. hope i win!

  21. Sounds like a good plan!

  22. This looks so awesome! I could totally use this tool for my meal planning.

  23. Oh, I just checked out this program and I’m totally smitten! I would love to have it!

  24. Robin Fisher says:

    Sounds like just what I need. Hope to be a winner.

  25. I would love to win! One of my goals for 2012 is to learn more about meal planning and to actually start doing it!

  26. I’m so glad this sponsor is doing a giveaway! I checked them out earlier in the week and was thinking this would be something right up my alley 🙂

  27. Would love to win this

  28. Maybe we’ll actually eat home cooked meals for an entire week!

  29. I would love to win this!

  30. I am doing the trial right now and would love to win a subscription!

  31. Miriam J Wallace says:

    I would LOVE to check this out! There are so many times that I know that if I were just more planned, life would be simpler! C’mon!

  32. Great giveaway–thank you!

  33. Sarra Bess says:

    I love Plan to Eat! The automatically created shopping list makes weekly grocery shopping so much easier.

  34. Wow! Excited for the opportunity to check this out! Sound awesome! Thanks!

  35. As the mother of three, three and under, this would be so helpful!

  36. Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. I would love to win this!

  38. Ursula Liao says:

    Oh wow how helpful this would be!!

  39. Would LOVE to win this!

  40. Yum! How helpful!

  41. Sounds awesome!

  42. I’ve been looking for something like this… I hope I win…

  43. Marith Adams says:

    Wow! This looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win such a useful tool.

  44. Would love to try it!

  45. I could really learn a lot from this – would LOVE it!!

  46. I was just going to look for this again because I thought I remembered someone posting about it around the holidays.

    Right now, I haven’t been making elaborate meals as my husband has been working out of town for weeks at a time and with just me and two young kids, I find it’s easier to make just whatever I want and something else for my picky three year old. My almost-one year old son just eats off my plate.

    But it looks like hubby might have work in town soon, which means I’ve got to start making hearty dinners for my hard working husband, with leftovers for his lunch the next day! This would come in soo handy!

  47. I currently write a month of meals on paper….I love the idea of your site! SimpleMom, thanks for all the great tips and thoughts.

  48. Thanks!

  49. I’m a newlywed and we’re trying so hard to budget and organize and eat well. We would love this!

  50. Kristi Atkinson says:

    I would love to win!!!

  51. Family, hungry kids… That’s us, and I need planning help! So, HELP!! (pretty please)

  52. This looks like a great website!

  53. wow! thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂

  54. LOVE Plan to eat!! would love to win this!

  55. This sounds like a very useful tool! I already do menu planning but this sounds like it would make it much easier.

  56. Rebecca Thompson says:

    That looks like a great and helpful service! Thanks for getting the word out!

  57. jacquelyn B. says:

    I need this!!!!!

  58. Love this idea!

  59. I have noticed the ads at the bottom of email posts but was not sure what “plan to eat” was… thanks for the info. Would love to try for free and simplify/go paperless on my meal planning process. Thanks for the opportunity.

  60. Oh Boy do I need this!!!! Awesome giveaway, thank you!

  61. cynthia redmond says:

    Would love to win this! this seems brilliant!

  62. Hope I win, any plans to design this into an app for my iPhone?

  63. This would be so helpful!

  64. Great giveaway!

  65. Katrina klauer says:

    Would love… I have a house full of boys so it takes a while to meal plan

  66. My best friend uses this and LOVES it….I’d love to try it 🙂

  67. Oh my gosh, what a great giveaway! Would love to win this! 🙂

  68. Wow, this would be the perfect tool for me. It’s on my mind to re-invent the way that I meal plan and I could use the inspiration of a new tool to really invigorate me.

  69. This would be great!!!

  70. This sounds amazing! It would be perfect for my chubby hubby and myself. 😉

  71. Would love this! I feel like I make the same thug every week and wander aimlessly around the market!

  72. Would love to win this! Meal planning makes everything work better!!!

  73. I *love* Plan to Eat but my subscription is currently expired due to finances. I would be so excited to win a one-year subscription!

  74. this definitly looks like something i could use!! 🙂

  75. I was just on the Plan to Eat page this morning and considered signing up but didn’t. Thrilled to see it as a giveaway. Hoping I’m one of the lucky ones!!

  76. Intriguing web service- would love to try it out for a year.

  77. I hope I win!!

  78. Wow! This would be so awesome!

    I am constantly struggling to find time to cook healthy meals every day – it’s not easy with all the other things we have to do as working (or blogging!) moms!

  79. I just started exploring this service yesterday. I love that you can bookmark recipes from the internet, and I like the idea of having an app that’s always with me. Thanks for the opportunity!

  80. I would love to win this. I have been looking for an easy to use meal planner and not just on paper which is what I normally do.

  81. sounds great! would love to win — thanks!

  82. I keep trying to plan on my own and am awful at it! Would love to win this!

  83. This would be a wonderful tool to simplify meal planning! Thank you!

  84. As a newly back-to-working mama (after three years as a SAHM) it’d mean the world to me to be able to receive a free trial of Plan to Eat! I work (at the least) forty hours a week, plus go to school part time, raising a rambunctious yet big-hearted toddler; all the while holding down the fort alongside my two job-holding, full time student, Army Reservist husband! BUSY does not even BEGIN to describe it. Needless to say, I need some meal planning advice stat! 😉

  85. I would really love to win this great Giveaway. Actually having a “Plan” would make mealtimes more interesting for all the family. Sounds great!

  86. I’d love to give it a try. Thanks!

  87. Christina Y. says:

    Looks like an awesome tool! Would love to win this!

  88. This would be a perfect tool for 2012 for my family!

  89. I think this is simple enough that even I could figure out how to navigate it. I just received an I phone for my birthday so the mobile apps would be great as well. Would love this!!

  90. I could so use this. Thanks for the chance!

  91. I’m working on organizing my recipes and trying to get back to the basics of menu planning. Thanks for the opportunity!

  92. I would love to give this a try, anything to cut down on paper:)

  93. Sounds awesome! I hope I win!!!

  94. I would love to win!

  95. Sounds wonderful! I would love to win~

  96. Retha Parker says:

    Busy women need this program. Thanks for the offer. Hope to win.

  97. I would love this! I tried another meal planning web site for a while, and was really disappointed. 🙁

  98. This would make my life so much simpler!

  99. I was leery of meal planning but have been considering it lately.
    This tool would definitely win me over!
    thanks for sharing!

  100. Lisa Stadnyk says:

    We could use some help with meal organization!