Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and is currently 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. I could really use something like this to help organize my family meal time…

  2. Oh, how my meal planning needs life support! We make due, but with grain allergies, it all takes time, effort, and thought, and this pregnant mama is short on all three!

  3. The mobile app is a huge plus for me!!

  4. Love it! This win would be a huge help!

  5. Sounds great!

  6. Sounds like a great tool!

  7. Sounds great!!! Hope I win!!!

  8. Awesome! I need to get better with my menu planning!

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    Amy LaRue says:

    I’d love to win this!

  10. I just started the free trial a week ago after seeing the link here at simple mom. I am amazed and love the product. I’d love to win a subscription!

  11. I have looked around on the Plan To Eat site and found the different features exciting! I have been ‘planning’ to menu plan and cook monthly for two years and just can’t seem to break through but I would really like to see if this tool can he’ll me over those organizational hurdles.
    Thank you for the chance to enter.

  12. Would love to give Plan to Eat a spin! :)

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    Erica Rawson says:

    Love the shopping and pantry list feature

  14. I’ve followed this blog for almost a year. I’ve learned many good tips as I transition to being a stay at home dad.

  15. Sounds like a wonderful tool! Thanks for hosting!

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    Kerri c. says:

    I would love this!

  17. I plan my meals weekly before I shop based on our plans for the week- this would help me take it up a notch!!!

  18. awesome tool

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    Gabriel Goyo says:

    This is such a great giveaway. I’d love to win this, and I’m about to embark on the big step on changing my diet and my goal is to learn how to plan, buy and cook all my food like a big boy. I’m actually using the 30-day trial they offer. =D

  20. What a great idea!

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    Christina says:

    i’d love to try this out!

  22. As I find myself using more and more recipes I find online I think this would be soooo helpful!

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    Amanda S says:

    I just did my menu planning for next week — on paper. I’d love to have an online program! Pick me! :)

  24. I seriously need this! What a fabulous resource!

  25. What a great tool for busy families!

  26. What a great way to organize!

  27. avatar
    Valerie says:

    Would love to try this!

  28. avatar
    Angeline says:

    This is JUST what is need for planning meals for my family!

  29. This looks like a pretty cool program and I can see it being very useful. Off to try a 30 day trial. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I need this. I think it would help a lot!

  31. No way, it sounds really cool and not complicated.

  32. I’d love to try Plan To Eat.

  33. avatar
    Michelle says:

    That sounds like just what I need!

  34. Sounds fantastic! Today’s my birthday so maybe I’ll win ;)

  35. I LOVE to cook but get overwhelmed with planning…this sounds like the perfect tool for me and my family!

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    Jennifer E. says:

    This sounds great!

  37. Oh yes please!!!
    Thanks for the chance :)

  38. avatar
    Kathy T says:

    This sounds great!

  39. With 5 kids who are ALWAYS hungry, this sounds like the perfect plan for me to try! Thanks for sharing!

  40. Great Giveaway! Thank you!

  41. I’m not really thrilled with my current meal-planning system, would love to give this a try.

  42. This would help me a lot!

  43. avatar
    Jessica says:

    Would love to win!

  44. Sounds awesome, would love to try it out!

  45. avatar
    carol white says:

    Meal planning is my nemesis. Please pick me!

    Carol :)

  46. avatar
    Pam Archer says:

    What a great tool! Would love to put it to good use.

  47. I’d love to give it a try!!

  48. I just signed up for the free 30 days. It looks wonderful!

  49. Would love to try this, thanks so much!

  50. I have tried so many apps and different methods for meal planning. I usually go back to pencil and paper, but I would much rather have a solutiOn that works on my phone!

  51. I was dreaming about an app that would do this!

  52. avatar
    Lori G. says:

    This looks super! Sounds like it could really help our homeschooling family of 8 ( 4 of them w/Celiac).
    Lori G.

  53. With four children under seven, this could really be helpful. I’ve been searching for something to make meal planning more manageable. Maybe this could be it. Fingers crossed!

  54. This sounds great, I’d love to win! Thank you!

  55. Looks like something my husband and I would both love. Thanks, Tsh!

  56. would really like this to help add variety to my week

  57. avatar
    Mary Beth says:

    This would be a great tool to help me get started with meal planning!

    Mary Beth

  58. Would be fun to win! A big time saver and sanity save also!

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    Stephanie says:

    We are always on the go and ALWAYS eating the same thing….would love to be more organized with our meals and shopping.

  60. would love to have some help with meal planning…..man i am hot and cold on this one! anything new to help be more efficient would be great!

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    Holly Switzer says:

    WHOO! Do I ever need a “Plan to Eat”! I would LOVE this!