Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

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.


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!

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. I am on a quest to be more organized. This is amazing!

  2. I’d love to try this! I definitely need to find a more streamlined way if organizing meal planning!

  3. I have tried menu planning a number of times, but just can’t seem to stay with it. Wish I would, though, because it does make my life easier when dinner is planned out and prepped! Maybe this is just the tool I need. . .

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. I would love to try this! Fingers crossed.

  5. You mean I could leave behind my scrap paper menu plan (usually found on the back of an envelope) and move into the new millennium?!? How cool would that be!

  6. this sounds like exactly what we need at home right now!!!! thanks for this chance to win!

  7. Sounds like a really awesome program! 🙂 🙂

  8. I’ve been terrible at meal planning this month!

  9. Sarah Ortiz says:

    I’d love to try a more organized way of meal planning!

  10. Erika Russell says:

    I’ve been considering subscribing to Plan to Eat for a few weeks now but haven’t made my decision. It sounds wonderful, and this year long subscription would be a wonderful opportunity to put such a unique time saving tool to use!

  11. I would LOVE to win the year with Plan to Eat! I did the trial and just thought it was amazing! With me staying at home with our son we’ve had to cut costs so I haven’t signed up but I would love to use this amazing tool!

  12. Oh, this looks like a very useful tool. I’d love to try this! I do plan my meals, but this would make it so much easier and save lots of time. What a great giveaway!

  13. Christine says:

    Sounds great! 🙂

  14. I would really like to try this out. We are getting ready to put our house on the market so we can downsize. I have way too many cook books, recipes and meal planning files. I can see how this would free my time and help me clear kitchen clutter. Thanks for all your great ideas!

  15. heard great things about this and I definitely could use some help in this area!

  16. This sounds like a great tool. I sure could use some organization!

  17. Looks cool! Anything to make meal planning easier is awesome.

  18. I would love to win the chance to try this program! Thanks for a great give away!!

  19. Meal planning is so simple, yet sooooooo difficult!

  20. I love to try this out- sounds great!

  21. WOW! We would love this and it would be such a help! Thanks for sharing!

  22. I have been menu planning for the entire month for years, now. I have pantry inventory lists, a detailed grocery list and I plan so that I can hit the grocery stores the first Tuesday of every month ( everything is 10% off taht day) and stock up on every little thing we need that will keep in the pantry and the freezer. It’s exhausting–it can take up to four hours writing down all those ingredients we need from recipes for 30 or so different suppers. I’ve looked into various on-line programs but can’t make up my mind. This program would be a blessing.

  23. I’m hoping this will help, since I’m back to work and it’s just the 2 of us! Meals are thrown together!

  24. Melinda T says:

    Thanks for the chance, I could sure use this to save some time and headaches as well as learn how to meal plan and get it all organized!

  25. Would love this – anything to help at this point would be wonderful

  26. Wow! I was hoping there’d be another giveaway for this 🙂

  27. I’m intrigued and would love to try this out!

  28. I’ve tried everything I can think of to organize recipes and nothing seems to work!! I would love to try this!

  29. This sounds interesting. We’re about to move back to the States, so this could come in very handy. Thank you!

  30. Now that sounds like an amazing way to simplify! I hope I win!

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

  32. I would love to check this out!

  33. This would be so helpful! What a fun tool!

  34. Would love to win!

  35. gretchen says:

    I would love to win this and try it out. I am always at a loss for planning meals. We seem to fall into the rut of old standbys which is okay – just can tend to get boring for my family.

  36. I seriously need this tool with a husband and triplets that are 18 years old! They eat a LOT! 🙂

  37. I love the idea of having everything mobile ready.

  38. I would like to try this. I think it might help me be more consistent with meal planning.

  39. Bekah M. says:

    How cool! I’d love to get a chance to try it 🙂

  40. Sounds good to me! We get in a bit of a rut sometimes in the meal planning department.

  41. Heather O says:

    Would love to try this out!

  42. Sounds like an amazing tool – I would love to win this for me and my family!

  43. danielle says:

    I could so use this! *fingers crossed*

  44. pick me pick me, to plan is good
    especially when the plan is food

  45. I already meal plan- but having a site to actually plan and store my ideas would be awesome!

  46. thanks for the chance to win!!

  47. Would love to try this!

  48. I really need this!

  49. stephanie says:

    Love to try – boy could I use the help!

  50. I love organization, and these always scare me because I’m afraid I won’t use it. This would be a great way for me to find out for sure! 🙂

  51. Stefanie says:

    Believe it or not, this week was my first full week of using a meal plan–ever. I think I am trying to make it too hard or something–but I have had trouble with this. I KNOW this would help me so it would be great!!

  52. Ooh la la, this would truly improve my quality of life (and my family’s too) — what a wonderful resource. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

  53. I would LOVE to try this out, its not easy to find one that works!

  54. New mom learning to “plan to eat.”

  55. I would love to Plan to Eat! I certainly need to eat around here and I definitely need a better planning system.

  56. Oh, to make meals easier! I’m finding myself so very bored with the feeding of my family. Maybe this would be a way to be organized enough to try new foods.

  57. Would love this. I went 365 days without cooking the same meal twice as a little challenge. I’ve decided to continue with it except we can have repeats of our favorites. This would be great in organizing this last year of recipes!!

  58. Rochelle says:

    This sounds like a great tool for busy moms…like me!

  59. sounds like a great tool, especially for our menu planning, which seems to be on a 2-week rotation for a while now!

  60. This sounds like an awesome site and I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  61. Would love to try this! Meal planning is just something that keeps tripping me up – I guess I just haven’t found the right system for me, yet.

  62. I’d love to try out that website–I need some serious meal planning help!

  63. I LOVE what I see on this website and it would be so helpful as we are working to eat at home, save money, and be more healthy this 2012 🙂

  64. I’m using my one-month trial and would love to win a whole year!

  65. Fingers crossed!

  66. Melissa C. says:

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  67. Debbie L. says:

    What a great tool! I’d love to meal plan online versus using paper because I get tired of all the paper. I’m pretty decent about planning dinners a week at a time but want to increase that to two or more weeks at a time. Looks like this would help. Thanks for the opportunity!

  68. Pam Archer says:

    Would love to have this at my fingertips. Sounds like a perfect tool for a busy mom.

  69. I’ve just started menu planning…we’re expecting baby #3 next month and this would be SOOOOO helpful to keep me on track once the bambino arrives! 🙂

  70. I really think this could help with my meal planning struggles!

  71. I would really love to try this out! Anything that makes getting meals on the table easier is tops in my book! 🙂

  72. Sounds great! Much better than all the pages torn out of magazines and dog eared recipe books!

  73. This sounds really great! I would love to give it a try.

  74. With a lifetime subscription to Food on the Table, I am very interested in other menu planning sites. Thanks for the write-up, information, and giveaway!

  75. Heather Abbott says:

    Would love to try this out. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize.

  76. Bethany Blatz says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS! I’m right now on a big effort to get on track with meal planning in a regular way for my growning family. Thanks!

  77. Thanks! I love learning about organization. It makes life so much easier.

  78. I think plan to eat sounds very neat and I would love to try it. Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  79. This would be so helpful!

  80. I’d love to try out Plan to Eat for the group home where I wirk as life skills counselor. Its for pregnant and parenting teens. If it helps me stay better organized around our meals I’d definitely try it. Thanks for your always interesting articles:-)

  81. Maureen Shaughnessy says:

    Sorry i wasnt trying to put a link in my comment– it just happened :-/

  82. Thanks for an opportunity to win something so helpful! 🙂
    Have a wonderful weekend, all!

  83. If I don’t plan, my kids will. Like tonight, their plan was brownies not tacos (though the 8 yr old ate 3 of them)

  84. This looks great! I like how so much of it is customizable.

  85. After a hectic shopping trip today, this sounds fantastic!

  86. I’m just getting into meal planning and would love to try this out!

  87. This would be fun to win.

  88. I could really use this! Sounds great!

  89. Alison Bertsch says:

    I think this is an awesome giveaway and hope I win! 🙂

  90. This sounds great. I love that out has a mobile app, I like to go paperless.

  91. I would love to try this. I can use all the help I can get.

  92. I would love to try this!

  93. Always looking for a new meal plan to try that actually works!

  94. Due to health reasons our family is very restricted with what we can eat. Due to my faith, this year I am restricting what I spend. Would love to have a tool for myself and my clients that is simple and worthwhile.

  95. Anne Marie says:

    Oooh that would be an awesome win! I keep saying I want to try out Plan to Eat

  96. Baby #2 is due next month and one of my “before baby” projects is to reorganize my menu planning system. This would be a great time to try this out!

  97. Wow, this sounds, exactly, like what our, “we’d like to cook more(for so many reasons-not, least of all, but, including my hub’s new ‘Dave Ramsey-ite conversion:), but forgot to plan dinner and, now, we’re getting take-out/eating out/ordering in” family, needs, to help us up & out of the rut we’ve created. Thanks, for making us aware of this program & offering a chance at the give-away. Appreciatively~Kristin & Family

  98. I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  99. Wow! This would eliminate so many of those, “what are we doing for dinner” squabbles, we have(on an, almost, daily basis). Plus, planning helps with saving and saving helps with everything. Thanks, for the chance & your site.

  100. I keep hearing about Plan to Eat and have been wanting to try it out. It sounds so helpful. I would love to win the free year.