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, August 25, 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. Id love to win this. Always looking for a better way…

  2. Love a simple, clean interface! This tool definitely looks useful. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

  3. This would be AWESOME to win. My 3 kids will be going to school & I am super busy trying to build my little business so being able have help when it comes to our meals would be such a big help. Thanks so much for the chance!

  4. Thanks for the chance to win! This meal plan looks great!!

  5. I have been considering Plan to Eat for a while now and would love to win a subscription. I clicked over to see your Daily Docket and found this giveaway instead. Wonderful!

  6. Looks like a great tool!

  7. Always looking for an easier way to “plan to eat”

  8. This new-to-homeschooling mom could use all the help I can get! Sounds like a great option. Thank you !

  9. I need to cook more. Unorganized and could use help getting on track.

  10. Ooh, I’d love to win this. Thanks!

  11. What a great idea!

  12. Sounds like it would be a very useful tool for me!

  13. This looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Could really use this tool to help our on-the-road-nomad-family eat well!

  15. Christine says:

    This looks just like what my family needs right now ! I have lots of ideas but need a good way to organize them and make weekly menus for my busy family with teenagers. Thanks!

  16. yes, pleeeeeease! i need help and this looks and sounds lovely!

  17. Would love to win a subscription. Thank you!

  18. Would love to see if this would help me out!

  19. Such a great tool! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  20. Yes, please! I was actually on your site the other day to read more up on menu planning. This is one area that needs serious improvement in our house. Winning a Plan to Eat subscription would be awesome.

  21. That’s very cool! Thanks!

  22. Catherine says:

    I so need this kind of help!

  23. While I’m confident about cooking for my family, I’m TERRIBLE about planning ahead and it would make our evenings smoother if I could get organized. I’d love to win a subscription to Plan to Eat!

  24. could be very handy!

  25. pick me, pick me! I need to update my recipe/meal planning method and this looks like a winner.

  26. Woohoo! I’d love to give this a try.

  27. sounds good

  28. I’ve wanted to try this for a while! Sounds wonderful!

  29. I’ve been wanting a subscription for months now!!! Fingers crossed! :0)

  30. This looks like it will be a great tool!

  31. What a great way to start off the school year. Thanks for the chance.

  32. This sounds like a great program!

  33. Katie-Lee says:

    Oh oh oh! I would love to win! I love meal planning and have saved lots of time and money by doing it the last year…I can’t imagine how much easier it would be with Plan to Eat! I am notorious for making a detailed shopping list and leaving it at home – oops!


  34. Great giveaway! Sounds like something I could use. Fingers crossed!

  35. This sounds nice. I could use a better system for meal planning.

  36. Would love to try this out!

  37. This would be so helpful for me as we’ve recently expanded to a family of four.

  38. Amy Hinkle says:

    What a cool program – I am such a failure at meal planning! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. I’m a missionary wife who loves to cook for our staff, out-of-town guests and friends. I Plan to Eat sounds amazing!

  40. Thats truly generous of you to share this new idea with the rest of us . My young sports loving husband was recently detected of very high blood pressure and has been advised to lose lots of weight (he is 87 kgs today). so here i was , woken up from my perfect world, tho we are conscious of what we ate. anyways , here i am scouting for heaps of tasty salad recipes, going grain free a couple of days and including herbs in our diet . have scouted for meal plans online to ease a busy day.may the most worthy one win..love

  41. I’d love to win – need something to help me get organized!!

  42. This would be a great tool to get me back on track with meal planning! I’d love to win!

  43. Heather Curry says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I think your site is one of the best blogs, and I read it every day! I could sure use some help as my life is crazy right now! Thanks!

  44. I would love to win this. Meal planning improvement is something I’m wanting to work on.

  45. I would love to win! Thank you so much!

  46. This would be perfect for my family! No more wondering what to cook today. .. such a time saver, time that I can spend again with the kids! Thanks for the chance!

  47. I’d love to try this out…Thanks for this giveaway.

  48. One of my intentions for this school year is to get on top of meal planning and executing. This sounds like the perfect tool!

  49. What a great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity! This would be a HUGE help. I am not a natural born cook so meal planning does not come easy to me! I can use all the help I can get!

  50. I’m so ready to take my meal planning to the next level…Let’s go digital!

  51. I’d love to try out a system for keeping my meal planning in order. I am usually successful at doing it on my own for a couple of weeks, but then my organization typically starts to crumble.

  52. I’d love to win this! Trying to be more faithful about meal planning now that school is in session.

  53. I work 2 days a week and my husband looks after our little one and works at the same time from home. So we don’t have much time left to plan meals. And when I do plan meals, I still seem to miscalculate the items I need to buy…. this program sounds like it makes it real simple. I would love to be able to use it 🙂 BTW, thanks for a great blog – I always love your posts!!!

  54. My plan for lowering our stress level this year this school year revolves around meal planning. It’s worked well so far (1.5 weeks in), but I do find it rather tedious to corral recipes, write a list, remember to take the list with me, and find everything I need in one shopping trip. This sounds like a great option!

  55. Stephanie says:


  56. This would be great!!

  57. This really tempts me. This fall is meal plan in place season

  58. Love this!

  59. what a great idea! i’m definitely looking into this!

  60. would love to win!

  61. I would love to win this! For me: laundry, yes; meal planning, no. Sigh.

  62. perhaps this is the key to making meal planning less of a nightmare and more of a simple chore…. fingers crossed

  63. What a great giveaway!

  64. Ooh, I would love to plan to eat. 🙂

  65. I just started menu planning – this looks like a great tool!

  66. Oh, I NEED this. I’ve been looking for the ultimate recipe clipping/storing and meal planning site.

  67. I had a girlfriend recommend this site recently and I would love to win a subscription! Meal planning is important but is often a challenge so this would be a great tool to use.

  68. I have promised myself I would start meal planning and this looks like the perfect tool to help me do that. I would love to win.

  69. Thanks for the giveaway! This looks so helpful!

  70. Going back to school this fall on the long road to midwifery. I’d love to give this program a try!

  71. Ah! I hope I win! This would be amazing!

  72. I’ve fallen off the meal planning wagon and could definitely use the help!

  73. I would love this!

  74. Susan Mitchell says:

    Oh, this would be fabulous to win!

  75. Fanny Priest says:

    This sounds like a genius idea! Would love to try it.

  76. So wonderful a gift

  77. Mrs. Bodien says:

    Ooh, this would make the busy school year go much smoother!

  78. Love it – count me in!

  79. wow…this would be so helpful. i love it

  80. Jessica Kleine says:

    I have been looking into Plan to Eat but haven’t yet signed up. This would be a great way to get me the jump-start I’ve been needing!

  81. Me please! 🙂

  82. Annie Ferrante says:

    I’ve been seeing/hearing about this! I want it!!!!!
    My fingers are crossed!

  83. Lauren O'C says:

    ooo! pick me, pick me!! perfect timing as we try to work in more fresh produce AND head back to school…

  84. Ooh, I’d really love to win this! Was looking at it just the other day.

  85. Kelly Jankowski says:

    I’d love to win this… I’m in search of a better system!

  86. In a house with four children, aged 2, 4, 5 and 7, this program would be an amazing time-saver!

  87. ChristineK says:

    Great giveaway! I’ve been looking for help with meal planning and organization as the school year begins.

  88. Yes, please!! Thank you for this great chance!

  89. Meal planning help would be awesome!!

  90. I love Plan-to-Eat! I’ve been using it for nearly 2 years and it makes life so simple! (The mobile app is my favorite. It means I have my entire grocery list/ meal plan with me wherever I go! My kids take turns checking off items at the grocery store so it provides entertainment as well… Another win!)

  91. Kristin Orton says:

    Would love to win this! Have heard it’s fabulous.

  92. I would love to win this!

  93. What a helpful tool for busy moms!

  94. What a great idea!!

  95. It looks so simple, sweet and beautiful. Love it!

  96. I love, love, LOVE Plan to Eat! It’s a life-changer 🙂

  97. Busy mom with hungry kids describes my life! Entering to win.

  98. Haven’t tried this yet, but it looks good. Trying to handle meals with a family of eight is always interesting. 🙂

  99. This is exactly what my family needs!

  100. I would love to try this approach to meal planning. Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win.