Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

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by Tsh

Tsh is the founder of this blog and lives in Bend, Oregon 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.

Giveaway

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!

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  1. This would help a lot!

  2. I would love to try this! My meal planning is not running as smoothly as it used to.

  3. Thanks for a chance to win what looks like a great tool!

  4. I would love, love, LOVE to have this. Especially as school, and all the chaos with it, starts up again!

  5. I would love to win this. I’m always looking for ways to better organize weekly meals.

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    Averiesmom says:

    I would love to try this service!

  7. This looks like a great tool. I’m always looking for a better way.

  8. Thanks for the chance to win- wow, what a helpful tool to increase sanity in my home!

  9. love the idea! I need all the help I can get.

  10. I love how this helps you organize your meals so you have no excuse for not eating healthy!

  11. I would love to win a subscription. Meal planning is not a talent of mine, it takes me over an hour and a half to get my meal plan done, sometimes more. I just can’t think of things to make and it takes me forever. So if this tool is a easy as you say, then it definitely would be a welcome addition to my home.

    Love the site by the way, it is so full of amazingly helpful information!

    Thanks,
    Brada

  12. would love to win this!

  13. I have been thinking about joining Plan to Eat for months…this would push me to do it :)

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    Rebecca M says:

    Maybe this would finally be the one the thing that would get me over this meal planning slump I am in.

  15. Would love to give this a try!

  16. I think this looks really helpful. My daughter has just started to meal plan. If I won I would give it to her…. her birthday is coming up. thanks for a chance to win. janita

  17. What a great tool!!! I would love to win this. Thank you for the giveaways.

  18. I love plan to eat. I’ve been using it for about a year now. Free plan to eat would be even better. :)

  19. Thanks for offering this giveaway! Awesome way to streamline meal planning!

  20. This Looks like such a wonderful tool! I’m due to have my 4th child next month and can use all the help I can get!

  21. I could really use this right now with the start of the school year and the craziness that it brings:)

  22. Oh, how I would love to win this. Please and thank you. Family of 5

  23. Wow..this is exactly what we need around this household..we “plan to eat’ everyday but never “PLAN TO EAT” (wink wink) so thanks so much for the chance to win. Good luck everybody!

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    Melissa Boland says:

    Would LOVE to win this! Thank you for the chance!

  25. Plan to Eat sounds AMAZING! Would love a chance to use it!

  26. I love to cook and am intentional about using whole foods and organic as much as possible. My problem… taking the time to plan! So, there I am at the last minute trying to pull together a nutritious meal… not easily accomplished. Hoping to win this wonderful contest so I can get help planning! Thank you for making it available.

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    Sarah Abberton says:

    There’s an app for that?! WOW Would very much enjoy this.

  28. Looks like a great tool! I would love to use this.

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    Amanda Sorensen says:

    It would be a nice thing to win. Thanks for the offer Simple Mom and Plan to Eat!

  30. With food allergies and a crazy busy house, meal planning help would be the perfect thing!! Thanks for the opportunity :)

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    Heather Y. says:

    I really need something like this. I am a lousy menu planner.

  32. Just talking about meal planning with my friends this past week…great timing!

  33. I love feeding my family healthy and nutritious meals but getting this accomplished isn’t always so easy to do! This is a great giveaway!

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    Kristi Cornell says:

    This sounds like a great and easy way to meal plan. Thanks for the give away!

  35. This would be great! I am so busy and getting meals organized would be a huge help!

  36. I could use some motivation in the kitchen…hope I win!

  37. I would love to win! I always need help in this area!

  38. avatar
    Petrina Willig says:

    Oh my, do I need that!!

  39. avatar
    Trish Campana says:

    I’ve never been able to understand why meal planning is SUCH a key discipline, yet SUCH a challenge… but it is. I guess my mom just made it look so easy. Thanks for the opportunity to win this, Tsh!

  40. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Always looking for something to help me plan our dinners!

  42. Sounds like an awesome idea, I am in the process of simplifying and organizing my life so this tool could be a real game change!

  43. I so need help in organizing my meal planning. This sounds like the perfect thing to get me going in the right direction. Here’s to cross my fingers that I win! Thanks for sharing.

  44. This would be phenomenal instead of blankly looking into my fridge at night after an exhausting day with the kiddo/s and coming up with nothing and going: takeout?

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    Karen Lynne says:

    Love anything that streamlines the dinner hour! Yeah!

  46. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Kelli Davis says:

    Busy families and hungry kids…that’s us! Thanks for hosting.

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    Mary Beth says:

    I love Plan to Eat!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. I would love to win this!!!!

  50. As I sit meal planning now with pen, grocery list, and cookbooks in hand I’d love a helpful tool like Plan to Eat!

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    Carol Einkauf says:

    All my kids are back in the nest. This would be great!

  52. I’d love to win this! Anything to make meal planning easier is a must!

  53. Pick me!

  54. Oh my goodness! I SO need this as a single mom with little time on my hands to spend extensive time to plan meals!

  55. I really need help with meal planning. There is nothing worse than spending $200 at the grocery, getting home and not being able to figure out actual meals for an entire week for your family. I struggle with this!

  56. We homeschooled last year so it was easy to make dinner since we were home – now my daughter is goign to go to school for the first time and I’m not sure how to do it… this would be a HUGE blessing.

  57. I had registered for the free 30 day trial at the worst possible time (in the midst of a move), and I never got to try it! I would love to win this!

  58. I would love to win! I could really use some help with meal planning! I especially love that it helps you calculate cost per meal- that would really help us keep on budget.

  59. This looks awesome! What a great tool!

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    Jessica Rippy says:

    This sounds like an amazing system! I would love to be able to give it a try. Thank you for the oppportunity to win!

  61. Hoping to win! Thanks for offering such a great tool!

  62. I would LOVE to win this! It would be a huge blessing for our family!

  63. Ooooo, I’d love to win this! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  64. Have been considering subscribing for a while! Would absolutely love to win!!

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    stephanie williams says:

    Always looking for ways to help with dinner planning!

  66. avatar
    Christina Y. says:

    This would be so helpful! I would love to win this!

  67. I’ve been trying to figure out an efficient way to meal plan and put together my grocery list and it always seems to take me much longer than I’d like. I’m curious to see if this will help!

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    Leigh Anne Crowell says:

    I’m already familiar with Plan to Eat–what a great idea! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

  69. I would love to win this! I’ve been realizing lately that I need some kind of cohesive plan for our kitchen. I need to find ways to manage and plan healthier meals for my household that have creative protein replacements(for me) as well as homestyle staples that are low in sodium(for my SO, who is on beta-blockers). Plan to Eat sounds like just the ticket! :D

  70. This is fantastic! Thank you so much for this give away!!
    I had a friend recently win an all expense paid trip to see Dave Matthews play and I thought to myself this morning: “THIS would make me infinitely happier!!” Ha!
    Thank you to Plan to Eat! I’ve had my eye on them for quite awhile!

    “…and may the odds be ever in your favor!” – Hunger Games ;-D

  71. I’ve wondered about Plan to Eat, as I have several friends who use it. This would be awesome!

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    Rachael Davis says:

    I really need to get better at menu planning and my recipes are such a mess. What a great way to do both!

  73. Great organizational tool! How helpful!

  74. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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    Stephanie says:

    Between working full-time and single mom duties for three kids, I struggle with meal organization….or rather disorganization, which impacts our quality time and the pocketbook. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  76. this sounds great!

  77. Haven’t found a meal planner I can use easily yet, but this looks fun…I’d love to try it out

  78. count me in! :)

  79. This would be lovely! My current planning app has some holes that seem like they would be filled in this one!

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    Julie Gonsalves says:

    I’ve been looking for a simple way to meal plan using my own own recipes. This looks great!

  81. Sign me up! Anything to make life easier!

  82. Yes, please! I’d love to win!

  83. Plan to Eat sounds really interesting! i would love to try it too.

  84. Gracious…this tool would be such a blessing for our family right now. Hoping I win!

  85. Being that meal-planning is my least favorite thing about cooking, THIS would come I’m handy :)

  86. avatar
    Christine says:

    I want it!! I want it!! I want it!! We just recently added 2 more to our household. And with a busy soccer season getting started, I have no extra time. This would be very helpful for me.

  87. I let my membership expire so I’d love to win this and start using it again!

  88. love reading their recipes!

  89. Sounds like a great site!

  90. This looks like an awesome tool to make life easier. Pick me!

  91. This sounds amazing. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  92. I would love to try this!

  93. Would love to try this…Pick me :-)
    Thanks for the opportunity,
    ~Marilyn

  94. Thanks for such an amazing giveaway!

  95. Help, Help, I need help!
    This is exactly what my family needs as well!

  96. I’d LOVE to win this giveaway!

  97. Oh, I need this!

  98. I’m a few days into my trial, and the features are really awesome compared to other meal planners. Ten kinds of hopeful that Plan to Eat will help me put an end to the 6:30pm mad dash/surrender/go to restaurant/leave unsatisfied and over-budget non-routine that is our dinner time!

  99. I’ve failed miserably in this area recently.

  100. Just checked out their website, and Plan to Eat looks great! Love their business philosophy.