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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. Definitely checking this one out. But would love to win it! 🙂

  2. Me, me, me. Pick me!
    My family would appreciate it if I could actually plan a weeks worth of meal ahead of time.

  3. Plan to eat would be a welcome addition to my family. I really like the app capability, that would come in handy for hurried homemakers.

  4. I am just getting started and love it!!!! Am thinking of buying the subscription but am waiting for some money to float by my house and land on my deck!

  5. This is great!

  6. Would love to win a Plan to Eat subscription! Thank you.

  7. Looks like an amazing option for a busy family

  8. i would really like to work on healthier meals for our family. i find recipes all the time online, but never write out, print, or save them anywhere. hopefully this system could help me get started with my goal 🙂

  9. So cool. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. This would be so great! Meal planning is my biggest weakness!

  11. Oh this would be so helpful 🙂 With work and my school, my daughter’s schedule and my husbands longer working days – I’m forgetting to plan our meals better.

  12. I could definitely use this with our busy family!

  13. I was just thinking that I needed to find a program like this. Thank you for letting us know. I cannot wait to check it out!

  14. Would LOVE a subscription!

  15. I’m working on my meal plan right now…womp, womp. Would live to simplify the process with Plan to Eat!

  16. I would love to use this tool! It would be so helpful!

  17. logsplitter says:

    Anything that makes meal time more streamlined is good with me!

  18. I would love to win, thank you.

  19. This would be super useful!

  20. I love your attainable easy ways to live life. And this idea of meal planing through the web instead of paper and pencil has intreged me for a while and finding a good one overwhelms me. Ill have to check this one out

  21. Aimee Bonnema says:

    Would love to win this! What a great idea!

  22. This is exactly what I need to start cooking more and eating out less!

  23. Looks like something I really need to try – my chicken scratch pieces of paper are not working for me anymore 🙂

  24. Sarah Woelfel says:

    I did a 30 day trial of Plan to Eat, but didn’t feel I could spend the money, but I loved it! It made my meal planning a breeze.

  25. I’m such a disaster in the whole menu-planning department! This looks like such a great tool and I’d love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  26. We’re trying paleo- I sure could use a way to organize the recipes and come up with new ideas!

  27. I would love to win this. I’m starting work full time next week, and will need some help with menu planning if I’m going to stay sane.

  28. I’d love to give this a try! It would certainly take the stress out of grocery shopping.

  29. Bridget Gibbons says:

    I agree with the previous comments. Who wouldn’t love to win this?! A simple, easy way to plan meals would be a lifesaver for this busy family!

  30. Definitely would be a lifesaver around this house! I have the worst time deciding what to do for dinner and planning ahead for it. Doesn’t help that the kids have definite (and varied) opinions of their own…

  31. This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Janey Backer says:

    I am overdue on my meal planning and would love to use this

  33. This looks great! Do Canadians get to win your prizes? I hope so.

  34. I’d love to try it! Cooking “real food” for a family of six can be time consuming!!

  35. I love to cook, but no matter how organized I am with other things, I’m not good with meal planning and I’m forever leaving my grocery lists at home! This might help… 🙂

  36. nancy cresser says:

    This looks wonderful! I’d love to try it.

  37. I hope it ‘s easy to import recipes. Sounds great!

  38. Rebekah A. says:

    This is great! Thanks!

  39. I’ve been wanting to try Plan to Eat. I love that you can share recipes with friends through it and link to other peoples menus.

  40. I can handle the cooking part, I just need help with the planning and organizing. I’ll definitely have to check this company out!

  41. With four kids in three different schools, I need help! Our schedules almost never match up. This might help organize a very important part of our lives- family meals.

  42. Any help with organizing sounds amazing right now! Thanks so much!

  43. Emelia Rogers says:

    I would love to try this site!

  44. Since having twins I haven’t been planning as much as it shows, as when everyone is tired and grumpy I am trying to make dinner. Would love to try this!

  45. becca holt says:

    This would be so helppful for my family and I think my hubby would be most appreciative!!!

  46. Oh, my goodness! This would be so wonderful!!!

  47. Would love to win this! If not, it will be on my Christmas wish list.

  48. I’ve just joined up! Hoping it will make my life a little saner.

  49. Stephanie Williams says:

    I would love to get to try out the program for free.

  50. I would love to try this!!!

  51. I would love to have the help of Plan to Eat!

  52. I have such issues with meal planning……this would help sooo much!

  53. I would LOVE to try this.. i have seen your giveaways several times for this…

  54. pick me PLEASE!
    I’m starting an intense training course in the beginning of the year and I’m trying to get my life organized. Meal planning is a must since i’ll be getting home late and i’ll have lots of homework and little time. My family would really appreciate a planned warm meal at the end of the day instead of last minute drive thru unhealthy stuff. This family will put the menu planning to good use. 😉

  55. I haven’t been very successful at meal planning in the past, and would be interested to try this out.

  56. Need. This. That is all 🙂

  57. I have started my free trial. I love the site. It is so user friendly. I would love to win this!!

  58. What a great giveaway. Fingers crossed I’ll win

  59. Would really love to check this out. I’ve done other menu services, but still flounder in this area. When, oh when, with they come out with one that gives me the discipline to follow through on a plan?! 🙂

  60. I would love to win this. Our family of 6 have tried planned menu, but we end up wasting more of our groceries when we do that. Something about menu planning and grocery shopping. Hope I win.

  61. melissa Walker says:

    I need this so bad! Cooking is my downfall.

  62. This would change my life and help us accomplish our goals so much easier!

  63. I would love to win. I am a mom to five children, nine and under, and think this would be an amazing menu planning resource.

  64. Lisa Myers says:

    I am slowly getting better at planning my meals a week at a time. Having the plan to eat program would definitely simplify things! Thank you for this opportunity and for providing such great information!

  65. Jen5253 Range says:

    This looks great! It’s easy to navigate and looks easy to use! And I love that it is easy to add recipes from other sites to it. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  66. Thank you for the opportunity! I’ve been trying to go paperless in menu planning for a while. Right now I use google calendar, but “plan to eat” allows to create shopping lists which is so much more convenient and 21-centurish)

  67. Ooh, I would love a subscription to Plan to Eat, I always have good intentions about meal planning but I’m too disorganized to make it happen!

  68. Exactly what I need! Yes please.

  69. The menu planning part of my brain never fully developed! I really need this.

  70. I would love to win this. Not only would I love to win this for my family, but I also run a group home and work with disabled adults who live in their home and on incredibly tight budgets. Please consider me. 🙂

  71. Carol White says:

    let met just say it simply….I NEED HELP.

  72. Looks like a terrific website – I am sure I’d use it all the time to keep up with my hungry brood!!

  73. This sounds like a great idea! I’ve tried others in the past that did not work. So I am interested in checking this out. I hope I win!!!
    thanks for all your great ideas!

  74. Anna Macdonald says:

    Phew! Just what I need now that I have recently become a mum of two.

  75. My friends have recommended this site before, but I still haven’t checked it out. Guess I’ll head on over there myself and see what the fuss is all about 🙂

  76. I think I need to do this more.

  77. This would be super useful!!!

  78. what a great idea! i love menu planning!

  79. I LOVE Plan to Eat and would SO appreciate a subscription!

  80. I have tried, but can never get organized with meal planning. This sounds like it might just be perfect!

  81. Would love to win this! Thanks!

  82. I would love to win! I am so bad at meal planning. 🙁

  83. mary kathryn says:

    I would love to try this. My day goes a lot smoother when I am not scrambling for meal ideas.

  84. Susan Elsenbast says:

    Menu planning is on my goal list…it is always on my goal list. I would love a chance to try this system. Thank you!

  85. Organization is key to saving money, sanity and time. This is a great tool for just that!

  86. Would love to win and try this out!

  87. Why is it that planning, shopping for and then actually making te intended family meals each week seems so challenging? I’d love some help and this program looks great! Thank you!

  88. This sounds wonderful. Like many moms I work full time, homeschool my two children and in my spare time I am learning to fly. Winning this would give me more time to do my studying.

  89. I need to make better efforts to plan to eat.

  90. this sounds amazing! would love to win! thanks simple mom and plan to eat!

  91. I could sure use this tool. Looks like it could make meal planning much easier.

  92. I could really use this! I used to be good a meal planning…but now we eat out way more than we should. I need to get back in the habit of meal planning!

  93. I would love the chance to try this out! My friends and I are always looking for menu planning inspiration!

  94. Lori in Texas says:

    Oh, I’d love to try this site! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  95. I love searching the internet for recipes, but the idea of having this site break down the recipes and then give you a grocery list and also giving you the nutritional values, seems amazing!

  96. I could really use some help in the meal planning department. I’ve used plans that would accommodate my food allergies, but none worked for me. This one looks promising, but I’m afraid due to my other experiences! I would embrace it if fell into my hands though!

  97. Hopefully this will get me BACK on track with meal planning – sounds like the perfect tool!

  98. I hope I win! Just started meal planning…could use some help.

  99. Karen Lynne says:

    I am convinced that having a PLAN is the key to staying both sane and on budget. This ap sounds WONDERFUL!

  100. This would be wonderful for my family!