Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

by 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.

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!

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  1. Sounds like a great program.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I love meal planning, it makes life so much easier!

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    Rachael says:

    Recipe planning is essential for me to keep meal healthy but can be another tedious task I dread. This looks like fun! Love technology!!!

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    Rachel H says:

    The app will make this incredibly useful for me and I hope I win!

  5. I love meal planning!! This would be great!! Thanks!!

  6. great concept! and simple implementation…
    ty – would love to give this a go…
    have you already been using it? and results?…

  7. A couple of weeks ago, I signed up for a free trial of Plan to Eat–I’d love to get a free subscription!

  8. What an awesome giveaway! Would love to win.

  9. I would be interested in giving this a try – there are many different digital menu planning programs out there and I have not found one that works for me yet!

  10. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Wendi S says:

    This looks great! I’d love to win :)

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    Kristin says:

    This sounds like exactly what I need. I’ve tried so many other meal plan services and they have all been lacking. This one seems to have thought of just about everything. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I need this!! I am still trying to create a system that works for me and this looks like a smart way of meal planning. Thanks!

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    Nicole P says:

    Always forget my lists, I Hate that! Would love the app usage.

  15. Oh this would make my life so nice! Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Jane Weber says:

    Would love to try this out!

  17. avatar
    Brooke Hancock says:

    I love this idea. Looks awesome

  18. This would make my life a lot easier! Thanks for the chance to win this!

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    Nikki Esquivel says:

    Sounds like a great app!

  20. Sounds like a great idea!

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    Rebecca says:

    I would love to try this. I love the idea of being able to use it on my phone.

  22. I’m in.

  23. This sounds like a great idea!

  24. Would love to try anything that simplifies meal planning!

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    Kristin says:

    As a full time working mother of 4 young children dinner planning and preparing has always been a struggle. I would live to try something like this!

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    AnnMarie says:

    This sounds like an amazing tool! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  27. avatar
    Michelle says:

    This looks like a great website. Thank you for sharing. Even if I don’t win, I think I may pay to subscribe.

  28. avatar
    Sarah Johnson says:

    My husband just started weight watchers so being able to input nutritional information caught my eye! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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    Nikki C. says:

    This looks really cool! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  30. I’m planning our meals more and more, so something that puts it all together in one place would be fantastic!

  31. avatar
    Vicky McCarville says:

    Would love to try this! Pick me please!!

  32. I would love this

  33. This sounds great!

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    Julie b says:

    Would love to try this! Seems like it would take a lot of stress off of this momma! Thank you

  35. This is beyond awesome! I did the free 30 day trial and loved it but it just isn’t in our budget to subscribe. Oh how I would love to have this for a year! Thanks for offering such a wonderful mommy tool!

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    Christine says:

    Plan to Eat sounds great and I know it would make my life so much easier!

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    Heather Abbott says:

    What a great giveaway! I have so many recipes, but really am disorganized about keeping up with them and usually go with the few solid recipes I know and love. Would love to be more organized and have some variety in what we eat. Thanks for the chance!!

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    Anna Ruth Flagg says:

    Have been dreaming of such a help!

  39. avatar
    Christine says:

    Maybe this could get me motivated to actually think ahead for meals!

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    RoseAnn says:

    Simple Mom has been my “Go To First” blog for several weeks in my ongoing effort to get organized. “Plan to Eat” would help me gain organization also in my meal planning! I would love to be one of the BIG Winners! Thank you for this opportunity!!

  41. So intriguing. Thanks for the chance. Trying to meal plan more due to joining t.o.p.s.

  42. As a new mom to a 2 month old, Plan to Eat would really help me out!

  43. Would LOVE to win this !! Been looking at it for a long time !!

  44. I have been wanting to try this! I have a child with food allergies which makes the other meal programs almost impossible!

  45. Anything to keep meals organized & simpler! Yes, please!

  46. This would be such a help!!!

    Thank you for offering the program!

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    One Dagun says:

    I’ll be relieved to find a way out of my meal planning nightmare!

  48. avatar
    Christi Combs says:

    How wonderful. Plan to Eat would help us all live a more simple, intentional life. Good luck everyone!

  49. This would help so much!!

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    Paula Nix says:

    I’d love to win! This sounds like just the boost my meal planning needs : )

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    Lisa C. says:

    This would be especially great now that I have a newborn!

  52. Awesome!

  53. Sounds like a life-changer!

  54. Looks like a great system.

  55. Would love to have this in my arsenal of tools to use!!!!

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    Karen S. says:

    Menu planning makes life so much easier! And THI would make menu planning so much easier!

  57. Help me! I need a menu planner!

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    Michaela says:

    Looks like something I would use!

  59. I would love to try this!

  60. This is wonderful!
    Kathy Lindstrom

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    Katrina says:

    My friend and I were talking just yesterday about planning meals. She uses a subscription program she loves and I was considering it, but just wasn’t sure because it tells you what your meal plan is for the week. I’ve used MasterCook, but it’s not portable! So I’ve been searching for a new program. This imports recipes from the web, I can get the information on my cell while I’m shopping?! Wowza! Put my name in the hat, please!

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    Charity says:

    I like the idea of it giving nutritional information!

  63. avatar
    Kathy S. says:

    Sounds like a wonderful tool. Like your blog!

  64. Menu planning is so hard for me! I would LOVE to try out Plan to Eat! Thank you!

  65. I sooo need this right now. I have done my own meal planning in the past but this looks so much eaiser!

  66. Plan to Eat sounds like a great way to get organized and really follow a meal plan!

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    RoseAnn says:

    Simple Mom has been my “Go To First” blog for several weeks in my ongoing effort to get organized! “Plan to Eat” would help greatly in my meal planning organization if I am one of the BIG Winners!! Thank you for this opportunity!!!

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    amanda c says:

    Sounds very useful I hope I win :)

  69. Great opportunity!!

  70. Awesome!!! I would totally use this!!!!

  71. I’d love to win!

  72. avatar
    Jennifer Brees says:

    This looks like exactly what I need!

  73. I’m trying to be better about planning my meals out, this would be a great help!

  74. This sounds great!!!!!!!!

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    Peggy Leland says:

    This sounds like a great program!

  76. avatar
    Bethany says:

    Awesome idea! Would love to win this!

  77. avatar
    Mary Beth says:

    Plan to Eat has changed my life!! I pay monthly and would love to win a subscription!

  78. Since we love to eat and I hate to plan, this sounds like a match made in Heaven. :o)
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Melissa Boland says:

    This is exactly what my family of 5 needs! Thanks for the chance to win.

  80. Awesome giveaway!

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    Jolene in Michigan says:

    I would love to try this.

  82. Plan to Eat would be so helpful to me this year!

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    Kristen says:

    I just signed up for a trial a few days ago. I’m already in love and have been importing recipes like crazy, lol! It’s totally brilliant, not to mention the time it will save in meal planning. Would love to win a free year!!!

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    carolyn says:

    This would be great!

  85. avatar
    Niki Blake says:

    OH…I have been wanting to try this! Good luck to me! :)

  86. This sounds like it would be right up my alley!

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    Stephanie says:

    What a great giveaway idea! My husband and I love to meal-plan and cook, so this would be perfect for us. Also, just finished One Bite at a Time and loved it :)

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    Cristine says:

    pick me please!!

  89. +JMJ+
    What a thoughtful give-away and talk about being heaven-sent! To have an organized meal plan – with recipes and shopping lists, too? Wow! My 7 kids would thank you!

  90. +JMJ+
    My husband would thank you, too, not just my kids . I just accidentally entered with his e-mail address. Sorry about that!

  91. Our family has benefitted from menu planning in the past. With two small boys, I am realizing that if I don’t plan ahead, we all suffer. This looks so helpful!

  92. Oh wow, this would come in handy!!

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    Teresa S. says:

    This sounds like a great tool for a busy mom!

  94. avatar
    Cassandra says:

    With baby #2 on the way, I really need to hop on the meal planning train!!!

  95. After being a stay-at-home mom for 2 years, I recently went back to work…this would be a FANTASTIC tool for our family!

  96. What a great idea! I’d love to win this!

  97. Pick me, pick me! 😉

  98. What an awesome giveaway!! I would love to win–I am returning to full time work after years at home and this would be such a help to me. thank you!

  99. We are a busy family of 6! This would be so helpful, thank you for bringing it to the blogging table :-).

  100. Would love to win!