Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

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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.

This giveaway has now ended.

Looking for the spot to share your before and after photos for Project Simplify? Head to yesterday’s post to find out. You’ve got until tonight—can’t wait to see them!

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, March 10. I’ll announce the winner soon after. I hope you win!

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Comments

  1. Would love to try this!

  2. I’m willing to give it a try!!! Anything could help our dinners!

  3. There was a time, when I thought meal planning is for non very spontaneous people. That was before we adopted three children….

  4. I just started monthly instead of weekly meal planning. Thanks for the chance to win this great tool!

  5. I’d love to try this out.

  6. This would be great.

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    Sarah Jane says:

    I have been planning to look into this for a while. I’m taking this as a sign to get to it! I work full time (3 12hr shifts 6a-6p and add an additional 8hr shift every other week) and have three kids. Dinner has to be ready or planned before I arrive home or our night is shot. I have about two hours to feed, bathe, and snuggle with the kiddos before they need to be in bed. My husband does a great job with the kids, but planning menus and grocery list is a challenge for both of us. Seems we have a lot of food, just nothing to make a meal! Hoping this will help us get more organized and eating better.

  8. I had a trial when it very first came out and loved it. I’m sure it has gotten even better over time!

  9. With kid number 3 on the way, this could very well be a life saver! Thanks for the chance!

  10. This would be such a fantastic tool, being a busy working mom!

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    Katherine says:

    Looks really helpful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. A soon to be homeschool family I will neex this. Please!!

  13. One of the dad’s on Simple Mom! Looking to make meal planning & preparing simpler.

    Thanks!

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    Michelle says:

    The program sounds great, would love to try it.

  15. This sounds like a great tool…I think I could really use it :)

  16. Would love to tame some of my paper recipes and reduce my kitchen clutter.

  17. looks awesome!!

  18. Meal planning is such a struggle for me. Would love to try Plan to Eat.

  19. It’s all in the name, “plan 2 eat”! I find if you don’t plan in the morning for that day, dinner plans fail & it’s open a can of this or that. Love the plan 2 eat concept!

  20. I’d love to try this – especially after tonight. I’ve been planning on having tacos tonight for days and I went to make dinner and realized I didn’t have any tomatoes or lettuce! ha ha!

  21. Would love to try it!

  22. LOVE this idea, would make finding new recipes to try even easier! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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    Jennifer says:

    With baby #5 on the way, I would love help with Meal Planning.

  24. I really need this!

  25. This sounds like a great tool to help with meal planning.

  26. avatar
    Michaela says:

    I have been wanting to try this out! It sounds great!

  27. Sounds like a great idea.

  28. avatar
    Dana Olson says:

    Would love to try this for free. I’ve had others recommend it to me!

  29. I would love to try this!

  30. avatar
    Melissa B says:

    Meal planning is one of my big goals this year, but I just can’t seem to get a system. Would love to try Plan to Eat!

  31. avatar
    amy olson says:

    this sounds like a most wonderful tool! busy wife, mom, employee, volunteer and student with two active kiddos and a just as busy hubby!

  32. Wow, this would be such a fabulous help. Our current lifestyle is mobile, so we certainly keep things to a minimum as much as possible. Anything to coordinate as much of the helpful in as simple a way as possible … score!

  33. avatar
    Becky Bowman says:

    This sounds great for a mother of an almost two year old and three week old twins that is learning how to cook and budget at the same time!

  34. Great giveaway!

  35. I keep hearing about this and would love to try it!

  36. I would love this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. This looks amazing! Would be very helpful in keeping organized.

  38. I am new to simple mom, and loving it! To have a way to organize recipes, plan meals and create shopping lists all in one place would be fabulous!!

  39. avatar
    Jacquelyn says:

    That sounds like exactly what I need! thanks for the giveaway!

  40. avatar
    Christie Sclafani says:

    This would be awesome to try especially since I’ve gone back to work. Thanks for the give away!

  41. avatar
    Ashley C. says:

    I need all the dinner help I can get!

  42. I hope I win! Thank you! :)

  43. avatar
    Christine S says:

    Sounds like something I surely need!

  44. Sounds like a wonderful system! I hope I get to try it out! Blessings!

  45. This would certainly help as I desperately try to get my grocery budget under control. Hard to believe that after 25 years I still don’t do meal planning.

  46. fantastic offer and site – can’t wait to lose myself in that!

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    Heather Y. says:

    Reallllly hoping for a chance to use this. = ) Looks so great!

  48. One of the things I’m terrible about being consistent with is meal planning. I go in great waves and spurts. Seems like a neat tool for organizing.

  49. One of my favourite games is “End-of-the-month random-ingredient Recipe Invention”. It entails peering into the bare pantry cupboard, scrounging through the sparsely populated freezer shelves, gathering the last of the fresh produce- and making a miracle happen. As much as I love this kind of challenge, and the response it yeilds from my husband (you made THIS from what we had in the house? Amazing!), I believe it’s time for a bit more forethought. With a HUNGRY two year old, and a busy four month old- I think I should start to PLAN to EAT.

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    Jeri Thurber says:

    I find meal planning to be a chore, maybe this will help. Thanks for the giveaway.

  51. I’d love to try this to see if it makes menu planning easier. :)

  52. I’m a sucker for organization, this would be great!

  53. This would be so helpful, I love the idea of gathering my favorite recipes in one place.

  54. I’ve done the free trail and loved it :)

    pick me! pick me! lol

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  55. Hi! I’d love to give this program a try. So many others are just too hard to keep up with. Thx!

  56. avatar
    Melissa Walker says:

    Meal planning is always on my to do list, but is consistently not done. I really need to start!

  57. I’d love to win this, but just in case I don’t, can someone tell me what to eat next week?

  58. I would love to win this. We recently moved and I’m having such a hard time getting organized.

  59. hoping to try this out — I just got into meal planning and it makes a big difference in terms of time saved!

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    Karmen Saski says:

    I just purchased a monthly subscription so that I can try this out but would love to win a yearly subscription. I love that I can import recipes into Plan to Eat from anywhere on the internet…so convenient!!

  61. avatar
    Christine says:

    Plan to Eat seems like it would be the perfect solution to my daily difficulty in figuring out what to serve my family of five. I really need a plan in order to feed them healthy food and spend less at the grocery store!

  62. I NEED THIS!

  63. Oh yes! That would be great!

  64. avatar
    Christina says:

    Would love to win this.

  65. Sounds great! I love to be organized and I am so trying to be better organized when it comes to planning meals. Thanks for the opportunity…

  66. avatar
    Melissa Boland says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  67. avatar
    Jaclyn Ley says:

    This sounds so wonderful for busy families like ours!

  68. Sounds great. I would love to try!

  69. This looks like a great solution and money saver.

  70. avatar
    Jennifer says:

    Would love to win this! I need all the help I can get with meal planning!

  71. avatar
    Mary Register says:

    I would love to try this service!

  72. I would love to try this!

  73. I’d love to try this!

  74. Great idea for a giveaway!

  75. Oooh, would I ever love something like this – looks very helpful!

  76. Could this be the answer to all my problems?

  77. I would love to try this out…I need all the help I can get! :)

  78. Please pick me. I want to try this!

  79. Sounds amazing. I’d love to get to try it out!

  80. To win would be such a blessing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  81. In desperate need of getting my meal planning organized! This looks like a wonderful tool for accomplishing this task!

  82. avatar
    SuperErin says:

    Meal planning is by far one of the hardest things for me. This would be so great!

  83. avatar
    LenaLini says:

    I have been waiting for a give away with this site. I am working mom with 2 boys and a hubby who is in school – I love to cook and meal plan but can always use the help. thanks for all the great advise on your website

  84. Having a weekly menu makes life so much easier. I would love to try Plan to Eat!

  85. the mobile app sold me! sign me up to win one!

  86. I would love to try this!

  87. This looks great!

  88. avatar
    Kimberly A says:

    I would love to have this!

  89. loving project simplify and would also LOVE to win Plan to Eat too. We are the allergy family and each member of our household has a different meal at every single meal time, it is exhausting, and I often just churn out the same meals over and over again arhghghghghg.

  90. Could definitely use some help with meal planning…

  91. This would be a Godsend!

  92. avatar
    Rebecca S. says:

    This sounds wonderful!

  93. Sounds like a great organizational tool!!

  94. I need this! I’m unhealthy and I eat out too much! I need a plan.

    Thank you!

  95. avatar
    Marybeth says:

    I have tried to plan meals many times but never have succeeded. I would love to win this – it would be the ultimate motivation!

  96. I would love to try this! It’s something we have been trying to get organized.

  97. I’ve been meal planning for a few months so this would really help me with staying focused.

  98. avatar
    Denise P. says:

    This sounds fantastic, and like a super wy to be efficient in the kitchen and the market. I’d lve to try it.

  99. avatar
    Susan M. says:

    Wow, this looks fabulous…and just what my family and I need!

  100. This sounds like an awesome way to plan, organize and stay healthier. I am terminally ill with stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver and bone death and I have been trying to find something to help me track healthier recipes, nutritional information and then head to the grocery store. My memory is greatly affected by the cirrhosis so I forget a lot. This sounds like a much easier way to plan. :)

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