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.


This giveaway is now closed. 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, May 26, and 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. cynthia says:

    Sounds like a great giveaway, got to be in it to win it!

  2. Catherine says:

    Sounds exactly like something I need!

  3. mary mann says:

    Is the website capable of importing recipes I have on my computer in PDF format? I’m trying to edge into once-a-month-cooking and I think this would be so helpful!

  4. Sounds useful! I sure would have use for it… Could I use it to plan for the introduction of solids for my baby do you think?

  5. Betsy C says:

    If only Plan to Eat could cook for me…I would love a year’s subscription!

  6. Elizabeth Hosto says:

    What a great way to organize all your recipes and use them to menu plan!

  7. Elizabeth V. says:

    I would love to win this! I just returned to work after having baby #4 and can use all the help I can get!

  8. I need this. Desperately.

  9. I have played around on this website and just love it. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  10. I have seen this idea and love it. It combines a few of my favorite things: eating, cooking and the computer. 🙂

  11. I wasn’t sure how much I’d use this, until I saw it works on smartphones- really handy!

  12. I am still in my 30 day trial for plan to eat and I love it!! Would love to win a subscription!

  13. I was just reading about this in another blog as well…sounds like a blissful solution to a busy home.

  14. Martha Depasquale says:

    Wow, I really, really need this! Sounds like a great idea.

  15. Kelly Russell says:

    Sounds like just the solution I need for meal planning to fit in with my greater goals of having a more organized home.

  16. Sounds like something I need!

  17. Megan Spinks says:

    What a great idea. Sounds like something I need as well. And yay for working on the smartphones as well!

  18. I have been trying to meal plan and use certain recipes people share with me (or I find online) for-e-ver but cannot/have not find the time (or motivation to make time) to go through everything and get new ingredients etc. Would love this to do the work (of making my shopping list) for me. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Would love to win! This would really help since I have a newborn & a 3 yr old at home now!

  20. I love this – I think my Mom would benefit from it, too.

  21. I did the two week free trial and really enjoyed it but couldn’t fit it into my budget. Winning it would be wonderful!

  22. Hi, I would love this as right now I collect most of my recipes in a notebook but this would be so much more helpful. Thanks.

  23. Hope I win!

  24. I feel like my meal planning is in a rut. This sounds awesome!

  25. Thank you for the great giveaway. I’d love to win. I am a meal-planner at heart, but not always as organized or on top of it as I’d like. 🙂

  26. I’ve recently decided to become serious about meal planning — I’m tired of wasting food and money! This would be so useful, especially the mobile part!

  27. I would love to win this! I think it will be helpful even here in Africa!

  28. I like planning meals out a month in advance- this would make it so much easier!

  29. I would love to give this a try. I feel like I’ve tried everything under the sun.

  30. Would love to win!

  31. I would love to check this out! Especially with summer coming!

  32. Count me in, please!

  33. I really, really, really want to win this!

  34. I’d love to try this out!

  35. I could sure use something like this!

  36. This sounds like a great giveaway, I would love to try it out!

  37. I keep thinking I need to try PtE… sure would be great to win it!

  38. This sounds like something I would love to use! Menu planning can be challenging for me!

  39. What a great giveaway! I would love to win!

  40. I am in a major rut with meal planning…sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated! I think this would help.

  41. Awesome. Something needs to be done to get us back into menu planning. This program may be just the thing.

  42. This would really help me to plan my meals! 🙂

  43. Maureen says:

    This sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. The organizer in me is freaking for this! Cool giveaway!

  45. oh! this would be ideal for my family!

  46. I would LOVE this! Great giveaway!

  47. I would love to win a subscription to this, it would make planning meals so much easier. Especially if you can use it on smartphones.

  48. I would love this giveaway! Would make things a whole lot easier for me with three small ones. 🙂

  49. This sounds wonderful!

  50. Great giveaway — I’d love to win!

  51. I love this giveaway! 🙂

  52. I’s love to try it!

  53. Katherine says:

    What a great tool! I would love to win.

  54. This tool looks great!

  55. Great! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  56. Jamie U says:

    I would love to win!

  57. Jessica L. says:

    I NEED this sooooooo much! Meal planning is deffinately a weakness of mine!! Thanks for this great giveaway!!

  58. I just signed up for the trial and it looks great! Thanks for the chance to win a subscription 🙂

  59. Stacey K says:

    Meal planning is one of the most frustrating things I do. I could us anything to make it easier! Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. What a neat idea – this would be something awesome to try for a year and see how it goes.

  61. Lyndsey says:

    Great giveaway!

  62. I was looking at this recently and it looks fabulous!!

  63. This is a great idea. Love it.

  64. Niki D. says:

    My family would love it if I’d start cooking meals more consistently! What a great giveaway!

  65. This would be so helpful!

  66. Barbara says:

    I could use this as great motivation to consistent meal plan! Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. I’ve always known meal planning was the way to go, but I flounder! I’m currently floundering, as I’m trying to save money for a vacation and this is the best way I know how! anything I could get to help out would be awesome!

  68. I just took over cooking duties from my husband and I need help!! Would love this!!

  69. what a great idea!!! i hope i win!

  70. Ohhh Cool sounds neato!!!

  71. I always struggle with meal planning!

  72. This sounds great and I desperately need to start meal planning!

  73. Sounds great!

  74. I would love to give this a try. I have started meal planning but have been very haphazard about it. I always forget my lists at home. How great to be able to have them on my phone.

  75. I would love to try this, but with finances being what they are…

  76. Awesome giveaway! I could definitely use some help with meal planning!

  77. This is EXACTLY what I need!!!! Thank you for all you do for us!

  78. Maybe I could finally get my menu planning together with this!

  79. I have heard good things about ‘Plan to Eat’, and would love a chance to see how well it works.

  80. I would love a way to organize recipes. I can’t seem to keep them all in one place. This sounds wonderful!

  81. Erika Danielson says:

    This sounds wonderful. Am always looking for ideas to feed our family. We have five children and are in the process of adopting one or two more. The more help we get with meal planning, the better!!!!

  82. Heather Y. says:

    LOVE this concept, and it does seem really user friendly.

  83. This has been something I have been dreaming of since I discovered your website. I have 11 month old twins and two older children that are eating A LOT, so menu planning and simplicity are a way of life. This would be a WONDERFUL treat for me and my family! Thank you

  84. Having a plan makes such a difference when it comes to both money and time!

  85. Amanda J. says:

    I’ve been searching for something like this. I’m going to give the trial a go. Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. Kristen in MO says:

    I would love to win.

  87. Rashonda says:

    This is just what I need!

  88. Sounds exactly what I need!!! I’d love to win this!

  89. Sounds great. I would love to win!

  90. I sure need this Plan To
    Eat giveaway. My goal is to have healthier meals for my family, as well as myself.

  91. Sure wish they had something so amazing when my children where little 🙂
    Now with the grandkids here a lot most days. This would be a great help in menu planning for them also.

  92. Would love a subscription to PTE! I’ve seen it around a lot, so am excited to try it sometime 🙂

  93. Sarah Leoni says:

    I really need to change the way I think about meals – maybe this would help!

  94. Sounds like a great tool!!

  95. Would love to use this, it would make meal planning a breeze for our specific dietary needs.

  96. I would love to win this! Yes please!

  97. BreannaS says:

    I could so use this program. We recently moved 20 miles one way from the closest grocery store and I am having trouble planning ahead and remembering everything that I need to get. I only want to go to town once a week if even that often. I think this program would help me plan diverse menues and make a detailed shopping list so that I had everthing I need.

  98. Such a great idea! Worth a shot!

  99. Veronica says:

    This sure would come in handy with our family of 8!

  100. I would love this. Thanks for the chance!