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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. Would so love to win this! I’ve just been looking in to the importance of planning … my poor family and I are eating out wayyyyyy too much!

  2. Christina Y. says:

    As a busy mom of 3 who is concerned about what my family puts into our mouths, I could certainly benefit from this tool! Great give-away!

  3. This looks really interesting. I know that I would do better if I would plan our menu, but I just don’t do it consistently. Perhaps this would help.

  4. I use Plan to Eat on a daily basis. I pay by month right now – would love a year’s subscription!

  5. What an awesome giveaway!

  6. This is fantastic!!!

  7. I’d love to wrangle all my clipped, Pinned, and scribbled recipes into one digital home – and to have my menu generate a grocery list would be sweeeeeeet! Thanks for the chance!

  8. Michelle Picinich says:

    Pick me! I’m in a meal rut and need some great organization to pull it all together. Love your book Tsh! It is changing my marriage and my outlook on my home!

  9. Oh how I pray and wish I win… This would make my life easier for me as a mom of 3 under 4 and the other mom friends I could recommend this too! Loooove this idea and this website 😉

  10. I’m fairly new to the weekly meal planning thing but this would totally help me get it down!

  11. Totally need this as a mom with a toddler and newborn – hope I win!

  12. I’m a busy wife, mom, and full time nurse – HELP! 🙂
    Plan To Eat could get my family’s meals healthily on track!

  13. Jaclyn Ley says:

    I would love to try this!

  14. Gina Bluhm says:

    Sounds like something that I could really use to make my life simpler.

  15. What a great giveaway . All of us could use a little help in managing our hectic days and seems like this program will do the trick, Especially if its as easy to set as you found it.

  16. This site is a great idea!

  17. Maybe this would help with the bad habit of failing to plan.

  18. Jennifer Erickson says:

    This would really help my organization, save me some money, and make my hubby happy!

  19. This would be great for our 2 working parent household. Thanks for doing such great giveaways!

  20. This would be perfect for my family.

  21. Christine Veldman Miller says:

    This sounds great! Now if it would just cook the meals for me too… 🙂

  22. Would love to win this. My husband just the other day was telling me I need to start making menu plans. Why isn’t this something we learned in school or taught to us by our mothers? 🙁

  23. Love to try this. I love meal planning. 🙂

  24. I have tried to do menu planning ahead of time and this looks like it would make it so much more efficient. I’d love to have it!

  25. love love LOVE PTE!

  26. I would love to try this for my family!!

  27. Sounds awesome!

  28. Would love to win! Thanks for the chance:)

  29. I have been wanting to try Plan to Eat for awhile. This is great!

  30. What a great app! I really need to get my diet and health back on track!

  31. Would sooooo love to win this………….menu help would simplify my life 🙂

  32. I need all the help with meal planning I can get!

  33. Amy Sloan says:

    This sounds like a wonderful resource, thanks!

  34. This would really help this mama of four!

  35. I would love to try this out!

  36. I need help in the meal planning department. Grocery shopping every day is time consuming and expensive 🙂

  37. I’ve tried several other meal planning services without much success, but I would love to try this one…looks great!

  38. Ooooh, ooooh, pick me!

  39. I like any tools that will help me plan meals.

  40. Angela Parker says:

    I have a 6 month old and am still trying to figure out how best to organize my life and save money for our new one income family- I just started trying to meal plan last week and this would help SO much!! Thanks for the oppurtunity to win!!

  41. I’m devoted to the Daily Docket 2.0. Perhaps this is what I need next…. Thank you!

  42. Thank you, thank you! This would be fantastic.

  43. Joan Shore says:

    I so need this to help with the meal planning for my family!! Thank you for the opportunity:-)

  44. I was just looking for something like this!

  45. Just took the tour, it looks like a fantastic tool!

  46. I WANT IT SO BAD! We’ve got a little boy coming in December and I will start going to school fulltime in January! Something like would REALLY help!

  47. This sounds like it would be great for us. My son is on a 4-day rotation diet and this would really help with the meal planning and grocery shopping.

  48. Wendy Prasad says:

    Thank you for offering this – it sounds like a great service.

  49. I keep looking at this and thinking about the jump

  50. I’d love to try this out.

  51. Mama wants a meal planner!

  52. This sounds so very helpful! I do need inspiration to get beyond spaghetti & tacos every time I blank out!

  53. Wow! I would love to try this as my family grows and meal planning grows more difficult!

  54. Meghan Maresh says:

    What a treat! I have seen the name as a sponsor on your site and enjoyed looking at their page – a year’s worth would be wonderful.

  55. Thanks for the chance to win! I love the resources you share on your blog.

  56. Would love to win :)!

  57. We have limited funds right now, but I so want to try this! It would be great to win. I currently use menu planning pages from List PlanIt!

  58. chrysta Shipman says:

    Looks like a great site….any help with meal planning is a bonus…..

  59. I could use this. Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. I am a new mom, and still getting used to the whole staying at home thing. I’m not used to being the one who plans and prepares meals yet, and this site would definitely be an asset to give me the organization that I need!

  61. this is a fantastic idea! It would be so helpful now that I am back working the motivation to meal plan needs a little more encouragement!!

  62. Honestly, this sounds too good to be true, but I am game to try it!

  63. Wow what a great giveaway!! This could make my life a whole lot easier:)

  64. Sounds fabulous! I’d love to win…

  65. Angela Gilmartin says:

    I would like to give Plan to Eat a try…from my trial subscription, one needs to be a bit organized to make use of this excellent service….

  66. Would LOVE to win this and try it out! My BIGGEST battle right now is the constant decision to create a meal that my whole family will eat, and I always lose!! This program might help me win 🙂

  67. Rebecca Park says:

    I have been eyeing this site and would love to try it.

  68. allison russell says:

    Absolutely Awesome! What a great tool, would love to win!

  69. Oh just having all my shopping lists with me would be amazing!!!

  70. This would be much easier than my paper copy of my menu in my planner. Good idea!

  71. I recently signed up for a free 30 day trial that expires in 5 days….hope to win!

  72. Ursula Liao says:

    I’ve been wanting to get this!! Thanks for the opportunity of a giveaway!

  73. I’d love help with my menu planning!

  74. Great giveaway! I’ll bet this would save me a lot of money and headache!

  75. Amanda Steele says:

    this would so awesome to win, thanks!

  76. Kelly Ringle says:

    Meal planning is making my life so much easier. I hate how my week runs without it!!

  77. I want to win! My husband just took over the cooking for our household…and he could use some help.

  78. What a great giveaway! This might be what I need to get motivated to plan and cook meals. Lately it has been hard for me to find the energy/motivation to cook. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  79. This looks like what I have been looking for!

  80. How totally delightful, i stink at this and it looks like it would be just the thing to help me in that area.

  81. Who couldn’t use help with meal planning!

  82. meal planning is a MUST! this website looks like an awesome way to streamline the process!

  83. I’d love to plan to eat! Pick me!

  84. Plan to Eat looks like a great way to keep my menus organized.

  85. Kelly Guerin says:

    I would love to win! I have 3 kids under 4 and meal time is always a hectic time in my house 🙂

  86. I would so love to be the winner of this awesome giveaway! I have recently begun the journey of being more proactive about eating healthy, prepping and cooking smartly, and this tool would definitely be a God-send!

  87. I would love to win this. Thank you for the chance!

  88. Oh my gosh, this would be amazing!! I get a stomach ache trying to meal plan every week!

  89. Renee Boring says:

    A week where I don’t have to run to the grocery store at the last second? Whew. That would be great.

  90. Stephanie S says:

    I’m always enticed by “Plan to Eat”, but have never bought the service. Hope I win! Great giveaway!

  91. Colleen I. says:

    I was just thinking today that it would be great to have all my groceries/stores, meal planning, etc. in my phone so I could access it at the store. I have a grocery app, but I need something more robust. Excited to check out this web site and hopefully win!

  92. This would be cool to try.

  93. I’d love to win!


  94. Sounds great and I have too much on my plate right now…but reading your blog and books is helping me so I just wanted to take this chance to thank you no matter who gets the subscription I am glad to just have found you.

  95. Would love to streamline my system!!

  96. My husband and I were just talking about needing a system for meal planning and shopping list making. We would love to try it!

  97. I could really use all the help I can get with meal planning! This sounds like a wonderful tool!

  98. Oh, I would love to try a system that is simple and have everything easy to find and use!!

  99. This looks like it would be perfect for me. Would love to try it out!

  100. sounds like something i would get a lot of use out of.