Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

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About Tsh

Tsh is the founder of this blog and lives in Bend, Oregon 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.

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.

Giveaway

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!

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  1. Would love to try this! Thank you!

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    Dee Dee Brabec says:

    I love to eat & I love to plan! This is right up my alley!

  3. How useful!
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  4. Seeking motivation to climb out of the cooking rut we’re in. Thanks for the opportunity.
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  5. I would LOVE a meal planning program!

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    Rhonda Long says:

    This is just EXACTLY what my family needs!

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    Heather Y. says:

    Meal planning makes me twitchy and I procrastinate every week. You changed my life by recommending pearbudget, so I would definitely love to try this.

  8. Ooh, that would be great! I just began reading Organized Simplicity this week, and am getting so much out of it! :)
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  9. count me in!! :)

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    lisa mcarthur-edwards says:

    I so need to win this. Every member of my family has a different food intolerance, I make 4 meals at every meal time except breakfast. It drives me insane.

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    Glena Gonser says:

    This would be so great for my family of 6. I need all the help that I can get for meals!

  12. I would love to win!

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    Gena Larson says:

    Sounds like I need to check out Plan to Eat! Gonna do that right now!

  14. I’d love to win this.
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  15. Love your blog and would love to win this subscription to help me feed my family of 6.

  16. An opportunity to simplify a necessary part of caring for my family? I’m in.

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    Elizabeth Ray says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I just had baby #2 and would love to use Plan to Eat to get organized in the kitchen!

  18. Count me in, please! I would love this! Thank u, Tsh! :)

  19. I would love this. I do make out menus, but I am always finding that I forgotten something for one recipe or another.

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    Christina Moon says:

    I could soo use this! I am always looking for ways to organize and simplify as a mom with toddler boys!! And meal planning can be overwhelming!! Love your site Tish I always enjoy reading it :)

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    Crystal Apple says:

    I’d love a subscription! :)

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    Rachel Chapman says:

    What an incredible product! I would love to try it out, I have been wanting to have an account with a service like this but didn’t know which one to pick. This one looks amazing!

  23. Would love to win!

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    Stephanie says:

    Sounds like an awesome program!

  25. Would love to win! Happy Saturday!

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    Danielle Hull says:

    I would love to be able to try this for free, then keep it up if it’s worth it. I’m such a seasonal cook, I change my menu quarterly ;) Thanks and blessings!

  27. I would *love* to win this. It’s exactly what busy Moms need. What a great give away!

  28. What a great idea!

  29. I would love to try the online menu planner :)

  30. I’ve been meal planning for I’ve a year now, and this would sure make it easy!

  31. Love it!

  32. This would be so fantastic to win!!! Thanks for the great posts!! Love your site!

  33. This program sounds like a wonderful way to plan and save some money on groceries. I would love to run it through it’s paces for a year.

  34. Yessss…please!!!
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  35. I would LOVE to win this. I’ve learned so much from you Tsh, but meal planning and the accompanying shopping is still so hard for me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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    Meghan Maresh says:

    What a treat this would be!

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    christina mcaveney says:

    hopefully this would help me get my act together in the kitchen!

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    Joan Biddison says:

    My 9 year old has autism and seems to meltdown at the dinner hour everyday. This looks like a great help!

  39. Would love to win as I need help with this area.

  40. This would be amazing! Thanks for the chance.

  41. I’m using another website right now, but I’d love to try this one!
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  42. Meal planning has become my new best friend. I would love to try this!
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  43. When I plan out my meals, the whole week is so much better! Even if I don’t win this, I’m going to try the free trial and see how it goes!

  44. Would love to win! Thank you for the chance!

  45. I NEED to win this! I meal plan every week on notebook paper with loose recipes everywhere…

  46. I’ve been drooling over Plan to Eat for sometime, but my altruistic side would probably give this subscription to my dear friend with two kids who needs it more than I do.

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    Michelle Killpack says:

    I have been trying free online resources like this! Plan To Eat looks so awesome!! Thank you for this opportunity!!

  48. I’ve been so curious about these services… would love to win this :) Thanks for the always wonderful giveaways!
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  49. this looks like a great program, I’d love to try it!

  50. This sounds great! We would love to win it.

  51. Thanks for telling us about this. I’m definitely keen.
    :)

  52. I LOVE Plan To Eat. I recommend it to everyone! My one-year membership is almost up so I would love to win this so I can have it renewed : ) Thanks for the great giveaway Tsh!!

    Nicole
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  53. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Lisa´s latest post: Menu Plan January 23-29

  54. Already use e-mealz, but would like to switch!

  55. Would love to win this subscription.. Sounds like a life saver for when we start baseball, softball and swim team.. Trying hard not to live off fast food this season..

  56. Sounds great!

  57. I would love to win this.
    Thanks!
    Marie

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    April Emore says:

    I sure hope to win!

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    Lorna Reeley says:

    Oh – I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance :)

  60. I normally do my menu plan on my blog, but it takes a long time, I am definitely looking for a faster way to menu plan!
    Kristen S´s latest post: Menu Plan Monday- Week of January 2, 2012

  61. I need this!

  62. This would be awesome to win!

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    Anna White says:

    This looks neat!

  64. I need to start planning more. This is a great giveaway.

  65. Would love to win this!

  66. someday, even if I don’t win, I will get plan to eat . . . . I’m just not there yet :)
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  67. I would love this…I just can’t seem to make it fit in the budget!

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    Anne Marie says:

    Would LOVE to win this!

  69. Would love to win – thank you!

  70. I so need this for my busy family of five (3boys ages 1,2,&3) or I might just go crazy. Meal prep would be remarkably easier, not to mention healthier!

  71. Cool giveaway! Thanks!
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  72. Thank you! Sounds like a very neat program!

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    Heather A. says:

    This sounds great! Thanks!

  74. This sounds like a huge help! Thanks for offering it. It sounds like an awesome product!
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  75. This looks like a great resource!

  76. This would be so helpful. Our newborn will be having open heart surgery in a few months and this would be great to keep our meals organized threw this time in our life.

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    Christina says:

    I would loooove this! I hope I win!!!

  78. thanks for the chance to win! I have four hungry kiddos :)!

  79. Sounds like a great tool! Would love to win it :)

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    Kim Kravitz says:

    What a cool giveaway! I’d love to win! :)
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  81. Would love to be entered! This would help so much with my resolution to having the family eat at home 6 days a week! Thank you for doing this!

  82. I would love to try this for a year. I hope I win!

  83. My menu planning needs a huge makeover. This would be great!

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    Katherine says:

    Please pick me! Would really like to win!!

  85. I’ve been looking for a way to organize my recipes. This sounds perfect!

  86. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to menu plan each week, I’m sure this would help!
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  87. This would be wonderful for me and my family!

  88. Thanks so much! I hope I win, too. :)
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  89. My curiosity is piqued… I’d love to win!

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    Rebecca Page says:

    This sounds fantastic! What a great idea for busy moms and families!

  91. I was just invited to a recipe exchange and had to decline because what we eat is so mundane. Also trying to eat healthier and planning is one of my key weapons. I’d love to get this!!!!!!

  92. Would really love to win! Still working on a meal-planning (and grocery-planning) solution that works for me!

  93. Wow! this sounds fabulous! please enter me :)

  94. I need some serious help in the meals department!

  95. This is very timely – my free trial subscription will soon expire and we LOVE Plan to Eat around here! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  96. Would love to win this and would love to try this out for my family! Thanks for hosting.

  97. I have been looking for a site like this!

  98. Over the past several years we have made many meals that both kids & adults loved, but when we are putting together the weekly menu and grocery list every Sunday, we rarely remember the names of the recipes & where we got them. Was it from this cookbook or that? Is it buried in the giant stack of photocopied recipes or in the little box of cards? Or was it from somewhere online? We end up making a few recipes over & over again. This tool sounds like just what we need. Everything in one place & searchable by ingredient. I would love to win this!

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    Crystal Arnoult says:

    Menu planning seems so easy but has become a chore. I need an easy way to streamline it.

  100. I’ve been trying to find a paperless menu planning system for our family of boys. This sounds perfect!