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. Looks like a great program, would love to try it!

  2. Celeste says:

    This would be a sanity saver in many ways!

  3. Thank you, thank you to those fantastic people who find ways to make life infinitely easier and then are willing to share with the rest of us!

  4. Wow, this could really help me out! No more coming home from the grocery store and then remembering that I forgot something to make the meal I was preparing. Love, love, love the mobile access!

  5. Christina says:

    This looks very practical and helpful.

  6. What cool idea. I would love to try this for my family!

  7. Missy G. says:

    Sounds awesome. I have an ongoing struggle with meal planning. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Jennifer says:

    I saw someone at the grocery store with a list from them. She raved about it. I would love to win a subscription 🙂 Happy Weekend!

  9. Christie says:

    Sounds like the perfect thing for me!!

  10. Heather Austin says:

    This program looks AMAZING and how generous of you to be giving away subscriptions. Hope I’m one of the five lucky moms. We sure could use this at our house!

  11. Wow –this sounds terrific.

  12. I would love to try this..sounds wonderful.

  13. Would love to try this!

  14. Menu planning makes me happy!

  15. Would love to try this out! I need a way to organize my meal planning.

  16. Christina Y. says:

    I could totally use this! As a busy mom of 3, we are always looking for easier ways to plan good, whole meals 🙂

  17. Jessica says:

    I’d love to try it out!

  18. maybe this would help me be more consistent with my meal planning! i’m always happier when i have a plan and so is my family! thanks for the generous giveaway!

  19. Lyn Milliman says:

    I’ve all but stopped cooking because of picky eaters and a husband that counts all points and noone that eats the same foods. I really need some motivation!

  20. Great giveaway – I’ve been curious about how this website works.

  21. This sounds great! Please pick me and save my family from my lack of organization!

  22. Beverly says:

    This sounds like a great program… I would LOVE to have a years subscription… Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. seems like a super awesome way to organize recipes and meals!

  24. I am just coming to the end of the trial period with PTE and I would love to win a year. The timing would be perfect!

  25. Ashley Harrison says:

    How cool would it be to win! I have always wanted to try it!

  26. Sheila Clark says:

    Looks like a very useful tool! I’d love to try it out for a year…

  27. I would love to get my recipes organized finally. I collect them like some people collect fine art! What a great idea!

  28. Would love to Have a subscription. Currently treating meal planning like a necessary evil–not really enjoying it.

  29. This sounds fantastic! I’d love to give it a try.

  30. I really hope I win this! It sounds like an awesome site! Kris

  31. Leaving a comment. I can always use help getting dinner on the table.

  32. I’ve looked at this before and would love a chance to try it!

  33. Julie W says:

    I’d love to win this one! I think it would help so much with our meal planning.

  34. Michelle S says:

    I have been wanting to try out a different meal planning site so this would be great!

  35. Love how organized it is!

  36. I have four hungry boys to keep feed….i NEED a PLAN!!! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  37. Christine says:

    This sounds perfect for our family – my husband doesn’t even mind cooking but absolutely hates the planning. This would make it easy for both of us.

  38. This would be sooo helpful when I’m to feed 4 kiddos, not to mention the ease of shopping!

  39. I would love to try this out! Thanks for the opportunity.

  40. Colleen says:

    Help-I need this.

  41. Michele says:

    Great idea!! 🙂

  42. Kelli Ehrhard says:

    Would LOVE to win!!

  43. Neat! sounds like a helpful program!

  44. I would love this, thanks for the chance!

  45. Would love this!

  46. Jennifer says:

    oh me! me! pick me! 🙂

  47. I would love to try this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. I have been struggling with meal planning for years now- this might just be the missing piece of the puzzle! Thank you.

  49. Erin Hykin says:

    I would LOVE this! I do my meal planning on paper, but more and more of my recipes are online. I’d love to be able to import them. Also, my sister lives in London (I’m in NC) and she’s just starting to menu plan and this would let me share with her!

  50. I’ve heard of this, but not tried it. I’d love to give it a go for a year!

  51. Melissa says:

    I’m ready to try Plan to Eat!

  52. Jen miller says:

    This sounds like a fabulous giveaway!

  53. I would love to win this. I’m not liking my own cooking, need to get out of my rut.

  54. I would love this.

  55. Oooh, I could REALLY use this!

  56. Kathleen Hall says:

    Looks like and amazing tool for menu planning, one of my struggles.

  57. I am a single mom of 2 teenage girls and I really have a hard time planning nutritious meals for all of us. This sounds like it would be a great help to me.

  58. Heather says:

    this might be the kitchen life saver I am searching for!

  59. Lauren Durbin says:

    Oh this sounds awesome!

  60. I would be overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude if I received an one year subscription to Plan to Eat. I truly need this for both my family and in-home daycare. I love to cook, especially healthy meals, but have very little time and energy available to menu plan efficiently. Thank you for possibly changing my life for the better!
    -Dana L., Madison, WI.

  61. I’ve never found a program that has worked for me yet. Maybe I should give this one a try. 🙂

  62. Sounds great! I really need to get meal planning figured out!

  63. Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. Would love to try it.

  65. wow! Loved the tour! This would help my family live more simply. Thank you!

  66. Marilyn says:

    excellent idea

  67. Would love to win this!

  68. This sounds so useful!

  69. Jennifer says:

    This is a great giveaway!! Meal planning can be a task sometimes.

  70. I would LOVE this! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  71. Rachel J. says:

    I have menu mailers but they’re not always something my family will eat. I often find myself scouring the internet for recipes that fit our dietary restrictions and preferences then forget where the recipe was when I decide I’d like it again. I’ve also gotten out of the habit of actually planning a menu for the week and really need to start back up so I can prepare something other than hot dogs or smoothies. This sounds like a wonderful solution to my problems 🙂

  72. Samantha says:

    Yes, please. 🙂

  73. Jacque Boldt says:

    Just added baby #3 to the mix. Meal planning is very necessary right now!

  74. Kelley Green says:

    Sounds great!!!

  75. This sounds AAH-mazing! I already try to plan meals for a month at a time but find that I’ve always forgotten key ingredients when it comes time to actually make the meal.

  76. I was just talking to my 7 year old daughter this morning about meal planning! I love to do it but don’t always get around to it! Would love to win this subscription! Thanks!

  77. Deena S says:

    What a great idea! thanks for the chance to win some simplification to our everyday lives!

  78. I would love to win this! I need all of the help I can get with 4 kids now!

  79. Jennifer says:

    Oh, this would be a dream! It is my goal to have weekly meal plans, but have felt a little overwhelmed! Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂

  80. Very good idea. I need it!

  81. Looks great! Would love to get the chance to win:-)

  82. Cordula says:

    Sounds great, would love to join!

  83. Would love to win!

  84. I think my family would agree that I desperately need this. Ha ha. Would love to win it!

  85. Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  86. Laura Johnston says:

    this would be fantastic! thanks for give a ways!

  87. Abigail Gunter says:

    Sounds like a great way to get organized!

  88. JPrescott says:

    What a great idea! This could really simplify meal time for our active family!

  89. Kimberly says:

    Sounds perfectly suited for what I’m looking for to help me in this area!

  90. This sounds great. Perfect timing as we’re getting ready for a new baby and need to get our meal planning and budgeting in order!

  91. Ursula Liao says:

    Oh wow! A whole year subscription! I hope I win too! 🙂

  92. Jeanette C. says:

    This sounds like a perfect thing for our family. Thank you!

  93. Shannon says:

    Great giveaway! I’ve always wanted to try Plan to Eat…the mobile app sounds especially handy!

  94. Yay! Glad to see this offered again.

  95. I would LOVE to win this subscription. I am all about simple interface AND food!

  96. Isabella says:

    Though I’m not the mommie, just the daughter, I love to do the cooking and always need new ideas! If only it also gave out little pills of taste bud changing concoctions so my little brothers would learn to love their vegetables!

  97. Sonya La Rocco says:

    I would so love to try this out.

  98. Tiffani says:

    This could be helpful!

  99. crystal says:

    This is so motivating!

  100. We could really use this – thanks for the chance to win!