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. Meal planning is a challenge for me. I really could use some help here! I have so many recipe books and clipped recipes I just don’t know where to start…..

  2. I would love to win this! It would definitely help simplify my lack of meal planning at dinner time.

  3. Oh, this would be so nice…I’d love to win!

  4. Oh I would desperately love to win this! I need all the help I can get to learn to meal plan and get my stress levels under control!

  5. I’ve wanted to try this for a while now. Winning this giveaway would be wonderful!

  6. Sounds wonderful!!!

  7. Mom to jade says:

    Sounds great!

  8. I would <3 <3 <3 to win this!!!! It looks like it could simplify getting back to eating at home 🙂

  9. Neeeeeeed thiiiiis! 😉 So in a dinner RUT!!!

  10. What a gift this would be to our family. Not being a “natural born” organizer, systems and planning tools like this are wonderful.

  11. I just spent an hour creating next month’s menu plan. A mere minutes sounds wonderful!!!

  12. Menu planning is one my chores I struggle the most with. Would LOVE to have anything to make it easier. 🙂

  13. Amy Faler says:

    Well this would certainly make my life a little easier! Fingers crossed!

  14. This program could certainly change the way we do dinner!!!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

  15. Would LOVE to try this – I’ve never figured out a good meal planning system that works for us.

  16. I really NEED this. 🙂

  17. Erin Lembke says:

    Would love to try this out!

  18. I would love to win this; I definitely need it!

  19. Thanks for the chance to win. This is great timing with school, sports & my job at the school all ramping up!!!

  20. What a great giveaway!

  21. Simple – I am just so tired of the whole meal process 3x a day for 6 people. I love the idea of help and creative new ideas.

  22. Wow, it sounds great! I would love to get some help.

  23. Robyn Monticone says:

    I could really use their help getting my meals organized!

  24. I just started menu planning after reading your One Bite at a Time, it is really time consuming to find recipes and keep them together in one place. This would certainly Simply my life…….

  25. This looks much more organized than my 3×5 cards and excel sheet. Thanks for the chance.

  26. Sounds amazing…. Let’s win this baby!!!!!

  27. I would love to win. I am always looking for help in the meal planning department! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  28. Sounds like a wonderful way to plan out meals and keep track of what we eat!

  29. I would love to try this out!

  30. I’d love to win this; I need all the meal planning help I can get! 🙂

  31. Tamra Krohn says:

    I homeschool and it seems like most of our day revolves around food. What for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? A simple tool to streamline menus and groceries sounds awesome.

  32. Erika Russell says:

    I am SO hoping to win this. It would be a life saver for our busy family, as I’m trying to learn how to be more efficient in the kitchen without sacrificing taste and nutrition!

  33. Maybe this tool would give my meal planning the kick in the pants that it really needs right now.

  34. What an awesome giveaway! I am a teacher with two little ones at home, and this is perfect timing for any family that is starting back to school! The website looks amazing, and I know whoever wins will be a lucky mom (or dad!!).

  35. Anything that makes this process easier for me would be a blessing!!
    Thank you!

  36. Would love to win. With 5 kids I need help…

  37. This would be SO helpful!! would love to win!

  38. I’d love to win this – thanks for the opportunity!

  39. Thanks for the chance to win! I tried it when it first came out, but just didn’t keep up with it. I would love having access to it now. Things have gotten busier, and it would be a great time saver.

  40. I have always wanted to try this out. I think it is just what my life needs.

  41. Would love to try it!

  42. thanks for a chance to win! the website looks fabulous!

  43. I would love to try this!

  44. I tried PTE for a month and loved it! I would love to win a subscription!

  45. It’s high time to focus on Food This Fall…. I seriously need a revamp in my vision, strategy, and execution. I’m simply BORED with food – and my menus show it. What a great tool this would be!

  46. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win!

  47. This sounds interesting! I’d love to try it!

  48. Angie McGeown says:

    I would love to have a place to store all my recipes!

  49. Denise P. says:

    My husband and I have been looking into meal planning programs this last week. We really want to streamline our shopping trips and not waste food, as well as eat economically. This program is on our radar thanks to this site. I am also working on my mini household manager binder…..and trying to remember to do things one bite at a time so I don’t give up on it all. Thanks for all you great ideas and inspiration, Tsh.

  50. We need this in our home! So hectic now with 3 kids.

  51. This would be a big help in our household.

  52. Would love to try this for my family. Thanks!

  53. Oh goodness! i would LOVE to win one of the five giveaways!!! I really need to learn how to plan out my meals for the week!

  54. I would love to find out if Plan To Eat is really a life changer because meal planning/execution is beyond challenging for me! Thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂

  55. This looks like the perfect site for my meal planning needs!

  56. Jennifer G says:

    Having a baby this fall. Plan to Eat would be exactly what I need to make dinner time easier with a rambunctious 5 yr old and a newborn.

  57. I love lazy Saturday’s looking for ways to help my family and I found your blog/website! Thanks for sharing with us today and for the opportunity to win plan-to-eat!

  58. Vicki Iseminger says:

    I would love to give Plan to Eat a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  59. I would love this. Nice giveaway…

  60. Any help making dinner easier would be awesome!

  61. Tiffany S says:

    This would be a huge blessing in a busy mom’s life!

  62. I’ve been going back and looking at this tool again and again, debating whether I should spend the money — it’s not a lot but we have a tight budget. I try to do the things the tool does, but it’s so time-consuming, and sometimes I can’t find the recipe that I want to use. To have all this in one place is just amazing.

  63. I love simplifying. This would be a great way to do that.

  64. Just looking at the fall calendar and thinking that I am going to have to be more consistent with my meal planning. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. Plan To Eat looks amazing!! Yes please!

  66. Suzanne Ness says:

    This sounds like the perfect tool for a busy mom! I’d love to win!

  67. Would love to try this!

  68. I try to plan ahead but I don’t always keep up with it.

  69. We could really use this!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  70. Ooh! Sounds likes wonderful website to try! I’ve been looking for a meal planning system fora while now!

  71. We love meal planning – even better would be someone else doing the planning!

  72. As a busy Momof three this site seems great. First I have heard of it. Would live to win and give it a try.

  73. Barrie petersen says:

    Would love this prize, great for busing back to school time

  74. Would love a more organized approach to meal planning. Get it all out of my head!

  75. i need a way to meal plan- me please!

  76. I would love to win this…it would really help my family!

  77. Sounds great!! Menu planning can take up so much time!!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  78. I would LOVE to win something like this!!! Currently, I’m in nursing school full-time, and I’m also homeschooling my 5 year old twins while also taking care of my not-quite-two-year-old. Something like this would be extremely helpful!!! 🙂

  79. Great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try this. With a new baby due any day, I could use some help!

  80. Sounds Like a great help…I would be interested in trying it out. Thank you for the chance!

  81. This is a fabulous idea. Thank you for sharing.

  82. I’d love to win!! Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

  83. Looks awesome!

  84. This would be helpful. Thanks!

  85. This is an awesome tool! Love the ideas you share! I’m a married mother of 5 with a live in parent, feeding 7 people on the primal lifestyle is a full time job in itself ;)!

  86. Hooray! Hooray! This would make my day(s)!

  87. I’ve been wanting to try this! Would love to win….thanks for the giveaway.

  88. This looks like an amazing resource! Would love to put this to use for my family!

  89. Pam in Paris says:

    So great! I juggle meals and food allergies!
    Meal planning made easy? I’m there!
    Thanks for offering the chance to win!
    Pam in Paris

  90. Christine says:

    I was just talking to my sister in law about how badly I need to find a way to organize my cooking life. I would love to give this a try.

  91. angela s. says:

    I signed up for the free trial last week. So far, so good! xo

  92. One of these days I WILL win one of your awesome giveaways.
    Love to you and all you do. Muah!

  93. Amanda Shelly says:

    What a great idea! And a great giveaway!

  94. Not sure if my last one went through. Err?

  95. Emily Fleener says:

    I would live to win this, I have heard great things about it!

  96. joanne buckles says:

    a fantastic offer again, well done Tsh

  97. This looks brilliant! I’ve tried a weekly recipe subscription in the past and it was unsuccessful, either because one, & often more than one, of the recipes was unappealing or not healthy enough. I love the idea that you can use your own tried and true recipes and develop your own plan & shopping list. Excellent!

  98. Pick me! Pick me! I love preparing healthy meals for my family and TRYING to encourage them to eat up! Having a meal plan is a personal goal of mine for this new school year. I would also LOVE to try to get my family to sit and all eat a meal together more often. It would be fabulous to use a planning tool like this to be ready and plan like a pro! 🙂

  99. Meal planning is definitely something I struggle with each week. I feel like I am always making the same things over and over!!! Plan to Eat sounds AMAZING!!! Thanks for all of the great tips and inspiring thoughts each day!

  100. Dawn Roberts says:

    Meal planning is the one area I can use all the help offered.