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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, November 3, 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. Peter Schott says:

    This looks like a promising site. I will definitely be bookmarking them for use when we do meal planning in the future.

  2. JUST told my husband that I need to get some extra inspiration for meal planning during this busy season.

  3. Oh I’d love this!! I don’t know why in the world I always have such a hard time with menu planning and lists. It shouldn’t be that hard. 🙂

  4. Menu planning is tricky! I’m intrigued by all you’ve said about Plan to Eat… I’d love to win it so I can try it out! Thanks for the chance!

  5. I’d love to get this app. I am so disorganized when it comes to dinner and meals

  6. I am a PTE junkie, and my subscription expires on the 25th!

  7. I have been looking for a better method.

  8. He in this area is so needed!

  9. This looks like a great system – I would love to give it a try!

  10. Sounds amazing! Would love to try it out!

  11. Oh please, pick me! This sounds exactly what I need right now to help organize our meals!

  12. I used the free trial and LOVED it! I would love to win a subscription!

  13. I could really use this in my life! Thank you for the chance to win.

  14. I’ve been wanting to try PTE, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Maybe this is the perfect time!

  15. This site has been recommended to me. (I need all the help I can get.).

  16. I would LOVE to win this. Pick me! 🙂

  17. sounds good!

  18. Meal planning never seems to get any easier… This sounds great.

  19. would love for some help with meal planning

  20. So need this.

  21. Sounds like a great program!

  22. I’m getting married and my fiance’s house currently has a GREAT need of something like this.

  23. I hope I win!

  24. I would love this, I have yet to master the art of meal planning. 🙂

  25. I am in a menu slump right now and would love some inspiration to help me plan some meals!

  26. I’ve never heard of this service before… it looks awesome! I’ve recently become really into weekly meal planning and it has changed my life! I imagine this could make it even better 🙂

  27. I had my weekly menu plan created in minutes.

  28. I sooo want to win this. I’m new to menu planning. So far I’ve been doing in on paper, but it’s a bit inconvenient. And this site looks promising.

  29. A seriously fantastic giveaway as usual Tsh, thanks for this opportunity x

  30. I’m just starting with doing meal planning and this looks like the perfect way to ease my transition into it! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  31. Sounds great! Off to check out the site…

  32. I would love to try this!

  33. It sounds wonderful!

  34. this sounds awesome & easy to use! would love to try it…thanks for the giveaway!!

  35. I love Plan to Eat! I bought a year’s subscription, but didn’t start using it till this summer (I was rather intimidated with figuring it all out). Now that I’ve started, I’m very pleased with it–but my subscription is almost up! So it would be great to win a new one. 🙂

  36. Sue Mitchell says:

    Would LOVE to try this!!

  37. You mean it won’t do the cooking too? Oh well 🙂 still looks likea huge help.

  38. This looks like a great tool! I seem to only do one week at a time and it doesn’t always help keep the grocery bills low.

  39. This sounds like it would make my life so much simpler!

  40. Erin Lynn says:

    I would love this! I have a hard time menu planning.

  41. With 3 teenage sons and a pre-teen daughter, this would be a huge blessing for our family. Thanks for passing along the info.

  42. This would be great!

  43. I was just reading about this earlier this week and was thinking I should sign up. Might be fun to win, too. 🙂 Thanks for the entry!!

  44. I have just started reorganizing our menu plan. This would be a great tool!

  45. Going to check out their site again, I haven’t been out there in a while. Would be fantastic to win a subscription 🙂

  46. Robin from Frugal Family Times says:

    It looks so clever and helpful. Of course, I’d love to win!

  47. I would love the help of Plan to Eat! I am always waiting ’till the last minute to plan meals.

  48. I definitely need this!

  49. Would love to try this program!

  50. Stephanie D says:

    Lovely giveaway! I’d love to win this — getting very tired of the nightly “What’s for dinner?” question!

  51. This sounds like it would work for our family!

  52. I’ve always heard this is helpful, would be neat to try!

  53. What a great give away!

  54. I’d love to try this!

  55. Stephanie says:

    Meal planning always stresses me out. It would be nice to try this out.

  56. Awesome – thanks for the chance to win!!!

  57. Michelle H says:

    As a full time teacher, wife, and mom of a toddler, anything to help me get organized around meal planning is a. Help.

  58. I would love to give this a try, too!

  59. This is what I need right now. A little help in the menu planning department. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  60. Sounds like a great program; I’d love to try it!

  61. Sounds fabulous! I’d love to give it a try.

  62. Looks wonderful! I definitely need menu planning help.

  63. I would love to win this! I’m in my free trial now 🙂

  64. Oh this is exactly what I need. I would love this!


  65. Oh, I would love to try “Plan to Eat.”

  66. This would help me soooo much with meal planning and couponing!

  67. Would love to win!

  68. You would think that with 4 kids…the oldest being 8…i would have figured out a way to plan and prepare for meals and shopping. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I still so often find myself scrambling at the last minute to prepare dinner, especially on week nights, when things are already hectic with homework and soccer and LIFE. I look forward to hopefully using this tool in the future…I’ve heard such good things about it.

  69. Kristen M. says:

    I’d love to win. I’m a meal planner with room for improvement.

  70. You would think that with 4 kids…the oldest being 8…i would have figured out a way to plan and prepare for meals and shopping. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I still so often find myself scrambling at the last minute to prepare dinner…would love to give this a try!

  71. oops…I posted twice above…sorry. thought my first post didn’t go through for some reason.

  72. Oh! I could definitely use some help with the meal planning!

  73. I’d love to win this! My meal planning could definitely be improved!

  74. We need this. Badly! We’re slowly eliminating unnecessary cookbooks in our home and are focusing more on whole food/natural eating (as much as possible). And I’m all about less-is-more with the paper clutter issue!! 😉 this would be great!

  75. I would love to get a subscription to “Plan to eat”!

  76. This would help so much with meal planning!! I would LOVE to win this!!

  77. This is a great give giveaway and anything that takes a time consuming activity and make it better is much appreciated.

  78. I NEED this! I have a stack of cookbooks on my table waiting for me to make a meal plan.

  79. Oh one of the many areas in which I am domestically challenged!

  80. I’m looking for a healthy way to plan for my family. Pick me please!

  81. This is great! We’re expecting our first at the beginning of next year and this would make life so much simpler!

  82. This looks like it would be really helpful!

  83. I already use PTE and I loooove it! Would love to win!

  84. Heather Curry says:

    Thanks for this giveaway. I’d love to win! Life has been crazy lately. Btw- your blog is one I can always rely on to find great information about many topics. Thanks!!

  85. Hope I win!

  86. Ah, meal planning, something I haven’t been able to get down – this looks like it would help a lot!

  87. A friend was just talking about this website on Facebook. I’m intrigued.

  88. I’m with the others–meal planning seems so easy but turns out to be so hard. I love the looks the Plan to Eat!

  89. I’d love to win this! My meal planning is haphazard at best.

  90. I try to menu plan, but am so disorganised, this would help me a lot!

  91. Sounds deliciously easy!
    I’d love to win!!!

  92. Vicky McCarville says:

    Would love to give it a shot!

  93. I love the idea of menu planning & preping meals ahead of time but I can find a method that works for me. I’d love the chance to try this!!

  94. Katharine Bedsole says:

    We’re going to check it out! Thanks for the heads up!

  95. I would *love* this. I plan my menus each month the old fashioned way- pencil and paper- but I always forget something. And the nutritional analysis and cost per meal sounds wonderful! What a great giveaway!!

  96. I hope I win! Cool site!

  97. Hmmm anything that can assist this busy family of men would be FAB!

  98. I would love to try this system!

  99. This would be great. I am a student and work full-time. My family of 4 could benefit from this. I do menu planning, but it takes a while and it’s annoying digging up the recipes and writing the list out.

  100. Aimee Hammond says:

    Would love to try this and possibly recommend to clients.