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. Heather King says:

    Sounds awesome! Meal planning is always a chore around here 🙂

  2. thanks for the opportunity! it would be wonderful to win a subscription.

  3. I really need to start meal planning. This program looks awesome! Thanks.

  4. I think this would be fun to try. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. This would be great!!!!

  7. Could really use this! Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. This would be a huge help for our family of 5! Thanks for the offer.

  9. Would love to win this. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this.

  10. Love the concept and added features! Meal planning is such a great way to stay focused to the type of balanced meals your family like to eat plus what a great way to bring out the inner chef in you.

  11. Sounds great. Any help at mealtime would be fabulous.

  12. Looks like a great one to try – hope to win this one!

  13. Stephanie says:

    Great idea – would love to win a subscription! Thanks 🙂

  14. School starts Monday and as a second grade teacher I have to be organized both in my classroom and at home. This would be a wonderful way to streamline an ever-present item on my to-do list: meals! Thanks for the opportunity to try this! 🙂

  15. Hope you had a great birthday! This website sounds really helpful…great giveaway:)

  16. I’m always looking for a new way to organize!

  17. I Sooo need this!

  18. What an awesome idea…I’ve tried to do this on my own with recipes, meal plans & ingredients/shopping lists…but it gets to be too time-consuming! Would love to try this out 🙂

  19. yes please!

  20. This would be great! We’re moving next week and this one area I really want to focus on in the new home. Getting organized in the kitchen! 🙂

  21. I’d like to be using the program right now! Food planning is always on my to-do list.

  22. Anything to make meal planning easier would be great!

  23. Perfect timing as we start kindergarten and the whole back-to-school schedule and routines on Monday!

  24. Ashley McRea says:

    With four hungry swimmers and homeschooling, I could really use some help with meal planning.

  25. Ticee Graham says:

    Yay, I would love this!!! Looks amazing!

  26. Shelby Lessary says:

    This looks like exactly what I need!

  27. This would be great! Thanks…

  28. Aimee Greenman says:

    What a cool idea! I would love something to streamline the process.

  29. Sounds like a great give away! Could definitely make use of this 🙂

  30. Katherine says:

    This would make my life much more organized.

  31. Would love to win this!

  32. Sounds like a great stress reliever! 🙂

  33. This is exactly what I am trying to work on this weekend! I have just gone back to work after 1 1/2 years and I could really use an organizational tool like this to help keep track of 4 different packed lunches, school snacks, breakfasts on the go and a family meal each day. After taking the tour, this looks like a great program!

  34. This would be great to win. I’ve been wanting to try Plan to eat

  35. Sounds like a great idea! I love having our menus planned ahead of time.

  36. I would really love this! What a great site!

  37. I need any help I can get! Thanks!

  38. Thank you for this offer and I would love to win. I have had a skin condition which cannot be properly diagnosed by 4 dermatologists. It started when I relocated here in the UK. Have tried all sort of things, nothing helped until I chanced upon a talk by Dr. Natasha McBride, creator of GAPS diet. I have tried the diet and have seen improvement on my skin. However, following the diet is overwhelming for me! I have to prepare my own food and though embarrassing, I would confess that I do not know how to cook, much less prepare meal plans. I made the ‘tour’ at Plan to Eat and I am pretty sure this system would help. Hope to win and if I do, its gonna be a great birthday present for me tomorrow! :o) Many thanks!

  39. I’m all for anything that makes family time easier!

  40. Pick me! Pick me! Totally need this.

  41. Would love to try this out! Looks like such a time and energy saver, which would be PERFECT for me right now! Thank you!

  42. I’d like to try this!

  43. Kathy de Oliveira says:

    Wow. Just what we need! Thanks for the opportunity to win! : )

  44. Kami Graefe says:

    I would be so excited to win this! I’m a mom who works outside the home, has 2 kids and a husband to feed and another little one on the way. I plan my meals weekly on paper but would love to have this tool to make life easier. Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. I need help meal planning! This would be great.

  46. This looks like a great one! I’ve checked out different meal planning sites before & nothing looks like it would work for me, but this might. I’m a single mom & getting ready to start working a full-time position at my job come oct. I’m concerned about having the time to make healthy meals. Plus I have to send him to school with home lunch everyday.

  47. Oh that sounds wonderful!

  48. Can I really learn to do this? I would really like to try! Thanks

  49. This sounds amazing with the perfect combination of features that would make it easy to adapt to my family.

  50. This sounds really helpful! And I need all the help I can get 🙂

  51. I already subscribe (and love it!) but I wouldn’t say no to another year’s subscription paid! Is there is Simple Mom group to share recipes on?

  52. Wow! How great would that be to have it all linked, synced and all but cooked!

  53. This looks great! Would love to try it!

  54. Great giveaway! Hope to win 🙂

  55. with a new baby & a toddler my mealtime routine could definitely use some organization! 🙂

  56. I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

  57. I would love this! I’ll be newly married this year and this would be wonderfully helpful!

  58. Love, love, LOVE Plan to Eat! I’ve been using it since March and I don’t know if I could bear to go back to meal planning without it. I pay monthly, so a year subscription would be a dream come true!

  59. I would love to try this! As a busy working mom with three kids, this would be quite useful.

  60. I love meal planning but this tool looks like it would make it so much easier!

  61. How I would LOVE to win this! I have been thinking about subscribing for a while. Thanks for the chance!

  62. I have wanted to do this for a long time! I hope I am the lucky winner…
    Thanks for offering it and always inspiring us to be better moms.

  63. I’ve heard great things about PTE and would love to win. My family likes to be fed daily, too.

  64. What a huge help this would be for my family (and my weekly struggle of trying to plan for the whole family)

  65. I would love to try this!

  66. Planning to eat: on my list. Perhaps this would give the jumpstart to my end-of-summer/start-of-fall funk (manifesting in “just eat what you can find in the fridge!” Not a problem for me who loves the fresh produce, and I know the “raw food” diet is not harmful, but I suppose I should turn the stove/crockpot/toaster oven on at some point). 🙂

  67. This would be a wonderful tool to win. I love your articles and information!

  68. Pick me, pick me! Please, please. 🙂 What a great idea -although I have been using your idea from One Bite and doing the google calendar thing, this would be amazing. My family would thank you.

  69. Looks great! I’ve been looking for something like this!

  70. I’ve been drooling over Plan to Eat!

  71. Would love to try this…maybe I will, even if I don’t win! (But winning would be great, of course!)

  72. This would be fun to try. Thanks!

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

  74. Ahhhh simple meal planning :o)

  75. Ooh, paperless! I always forget my list at home.

  76. Would be nice to try Plan to Eat. Hoping it can accommodate food allergies. We’re trying to figure out a whole new set.

  77. This is a great giveaway!!!! 😀

  78. Meal planning is my next project to conquer so I would love this!

  79. This would be a great tool!

  80. Laura Gosnell says:

    This would rock!

  81. Rhonda Miller says:

    This would be fabulous! I’m looking for a way to streamline and organize my menu planning and cooking.

  82. Sounds cool! I always need help with menus!

  83. I would love to win! I am almost due with baby #5, and need to streamline the menu planning process. Thanks for hosting this!

  84. Wow! This would be a fantastic help!

  85. Would love to try this meal planning site!

  86. Lindsay Stevenson says:

    Thanks for offering the give-a-way. I keep hearing such good things about Plan to eat.

  87. Would live to have a place to organize recipes!

  88. This would be a great for me as I have been really struggling to get a consistent meal plan habit off the ground since my little one was born.

  89. Yes, please. This would be great!!

  90. I would love to try this! I could use some great help feeding my family of 5!!

  91. This would be a great tool for me to make my meal planning habit stick.

  92. Definitely would love the chance to have great meals! Looks like a super tool!

  93. Anything to make dinner time easier. Thanks for letting us know about this fab resource.

  94. rachel hinkle says:

    This sounds like just what I need!

  95. Rachel Hornung says:

    This would be so helpful! I’m just beginning to learn to meal plan and make lists, so this would come in handy!

  96. Would love to win!

  97. Thanks!

  98. Sounds like a really nice service

  99. Would super duper love to win this!

  100. this would be cool to try! thanks for the giveaway!