Weekend giveaway: Plan to Eat

This giveaway is closed.

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 astonishingly 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.

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… I’m still finding new ones! Oh, and you can look me up — my username is ‘tsh’ (creative, no?).

In the meantime, you can sign up for a free, 30-day trial.


Plan to Eat is offering fun cookware for three Simple Mom readers — one programmable 6-quart Crock Pot, and two immersion blenders!

To win one of these three items, simply leave any comment on this post. If you’re reading this in an email, you must click over to the post and comment here.

This giveaway will end tonight, Saturday, June 25 at 11:59 p.m. 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. Carriede says:

    I keep thinking it might be cool to use a program like Plan to Eat. But I really like having a recipe card in my hand. I do everything else online, including our budget! But I just can’t see my cooking going that way… hmmmm…

  2. Christine says:

    Ooh, what a great idea! I’ll have to check this out.

  3. Brooke W. says:

    I so need help with the meal planning! It takes entirely too long for me to do what seems like a simple, routine task. Thanks for the tip and the chance to win goodies!

  4. I would love to win…..and I’m going right now to check out the website , too!

  5. Theresa says:

    Tsh, You have the best giveaways!
    Pretty neat to read this today, my MIL and I were just discussing this site today and she couldn’t remember the name of it! Thanks for filling us in! btw, I’d LOVE to win either of those. =)

  6. This site sounds wonderful.

  7. I would love to win!!

  8. Debbie Giddey says:

    I am going to sign up. This sounds like a great way to keep everything in order. Hope I win one of the giveaways.

  9. The Plan to Eat website looks like a great tool to help a busy mom put meals on the table!! Thanks for the chance to win one of those 2 awesome gifts!

  10. Plan To Eat sounds great!

  11. Patricia says:

    Great giveaway! Never heard of the immersion blender but I could sure use one, I love cooking. Thanks.

  12. Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Jolene in Michigan says:

    I just smashed my big crock pot a couple of weeks ago (accidental leap off the counter onto concrete floor) and miss it!

  14. Would love to win! Great meal planning tool!

  15. I love mu immersion blender!

  16. Oh I would love to win this..menu planning is one of my biggest challenges!

  17. i would love to win an immersion blender, they are great to make soups and pasta sauces! 🙂

  18. Great idea! I’m off to check out the website now…..

  19. Plan to Eat is genius, and well designed! I love that!

  20. Michelle says:

    I’d love to win one of these. Thanks.

  21. Ashley C says:

    Plan to Eat sounds really clever. Is it really that helpful?

  22. I’d love to win one! Your blog hasn’t missed a beat since your break! 🙂

  23. I’d love to win one of the immersion blenders. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Very cool giveaway!

    Enter me in!

  25. Nice to know about this resource…the 30 day free trial is tempting!

  26. Lisa H. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love an immersion blender!

  27. What a great site! I need to get better at meal planning 🙂

  28. Sharon W says:

    I’m a Plan to Eat member, though I haven’t had much time to get my account all organized. But, I’m gonna look you up!

  29. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been wanting an immersion blender for a long time! Thanks to Tsh and the sponsors for the great giveaways!!

  30. Rebecca Loveland says:

    Love this website, I would love and immersion blender!

  31. Sharon Allen says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! This is actually making my meal planning enjoyable and fun. Me and my family thank you Plan to Eat!

  32. Beth Landstrom says:

    This is an amazing sounding site!! I’d love to try!

  33. Well you know I love to eat 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

  34. Kimberly says:

    I will definitely be checking out Plan To Eat and would love to win!

  35. Funny, I specifically signed on to the internet at the moment to try out Plan to Eat! So, here I go…

  36. 6 quarts of Crock Pot? yes, please!

  37. Wonderful giveaway, and very interesting-sounding site. I’m off to check it out!

  38. Tandra peters says:

    Half way through simple living Now ready to change my life and the way I parent. A tool to organize my grocery shopping was seriously the best thi g for me!!! Just started using it, and can’t wait to see how much stress it would take out of meal planning! I have been telling all of my fellow stressed out moms that this amazing blog!!! anyways, I would love new tools to start this new transition in life.

  39. Sharla Reed says:

    Simplicity is my aim, cooking is NOT my game
    So maybe Plan 2 Eat will allow sanity to reign
    In this all to loving job of shopping, fixing, chow down cycle
    We must then start again!
    If you can’t tell I need HELP!!! :0)

  40. i would love a new crock pot! can’t wait to check out the website.

  41. What an awesome giveaway!

  42. I’ve never tried a stick blender. It would be fun to experiment with. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Kathy S. says:

    Would love to win! I’ll check out the site.

  44. Teri Sperry says:

    I’m definitely going to try Plan to Eat. And I’d love a new immersion blender.

  45. Kacee Brown says:

    so cool!

  46. Finished your book last week 🙂 Can’t wait to try the homemade cleaners.

    And this giveaway is great.

  47. Oh, what a great giveaway! I can’t wait to check out that site as well.

  48. Just started the 30 day trial – really happy with it so far!

  49. Kacy Rader says:

    I would LOVE to win any of these new items!

  50. What a genius idea! So great!

  51. Abigail Gunter says:

    Sounds like a very helpful giveaway!

  52. Melanie says:

    This service sounds so helpful for technically-inclined busy mamas. I would love the crock pot, to add to the one I own, so I could do main AND side dishes at the same time… gettin’ my crock on! Thank you for these generous prizes. 🙂

  53. Michelle says:

    Oooo, programmable 6-quart crock pot!

  54. Sounds fun!

  55. Lanelle King says:

    I will definitely look at this site, it looks very clever! Thank you!

  56. Brittany S. says:

    Who doesn’t need an extra brain when it comes to shopping and meal planning? Great giveaway!

  57. Anne D. says:

    Plan To Eat looks like a great program!

  58. Wow, what a great website! Where has this been all my life? I’ll definitely be giving it a try.

  59. Menu planning is one of my goals this summer. This site looks great! Thanks for the chance.

  60. Gaylynn mortensen says:

    I would love to win!

  61. Amber N. says:

    Sounds like an awesome thing to try!

  62. Margaret says:

    sounds great!

  63. Lindsay says:

    Oh, how fantastic would this be. I try to plan menus on paper but would love to have the online option. great giveaway.

  64. I would love these to help with some of my toughest chores!

  65. Katherine says:

    I checked out the site the last time you mentioned it and I’m loving using it!

  66. Chrissy says:

    Ooh! I just one successful week of Plan ti Eat. I would LOVE a subscription after the free trial ends!

  67. Planning to check out planning to eat… I’m in.

  68. I am sooo gonna check this site out. It sounds exactly like what I’ve been looking for. And… I wouldn’t mind a crock pot or a blender. 🙂

  69. I am so desperate for help and direction in this area that words can’t adequately describe my situation. I just fed my kids yucky store-bought pizza and all I could think about it how much I want to turn this situation around. Plan to Eat sounds like a great starting point so I sincerely thank you for the information.

  70. Great giveaway!

  71. Jessica says:

    I sooo need kitchen help. The new baby has derailed an otherwise organized and efficient home-keeping effort. An immersion blender for homemade babyfood would be awesome.

  72. I have dreamed of an immersion blender ever since I mistakenly tried to use a traditional blender on a hot potato/leek soup (don’t try this at home). I can’t tell you all the places from which I cleaned hot potato/leek soup (many of you experienced cooks are shaking your heads now).

    Plan to Cook…there’s an idea! : D

  73. jessica says:

    we love menu planning, and paperless sounds even better!

  74. I’m definitely going set up an account with Plan to Eat. It sounds so much easier than my paper stacks, notebooks, etc. that are all dedicated to meal planning, recipes, grocery lists, etc. for our family!
    I’d also love to win something fun!!!
    Happy Summer!!!

  75. Melanie Fuller says:

    Sounds great…hope to win!

  76. I’ve been using Plan To Eat for a couple months now and I love it! Makes menu planning a lot easier.

  77. Sounds neat!

  78. Blending by immersion? Ooooooh, I am intrigued and curious!

  79. Awesome! Checking their site out pronto!

  80. Beth Roell says:

    I’ve been wanting an immersion blender!!!! Thanks for sharing such wonderful information AND an opportunity to win! >

  81. Wow – I clicked through and started a free 30 day trial, and I’m already impressed! This is pretty darn awesome.

  82. Marita H. says:

    What a great giveaway, and what an even greater looking website! I could really use some help making my meal planning work a bit better for me and my family.

  83. It’s be great to win one of these!

  84. Leah Seydel says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

  85. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I would love to be entered.

  86. I think i’m going to win!!!

  87. With a 9 month old, and being 10 weeks pregnant, I am desperate to get organized before my whole world comes crashing down upon me! I’ve found a number of apps that I am trying out to help with this goal. This one looks fabulous! Meal planning is a must in our household on a budget, but it takes SO LONG to go from menu to comparing with pantry items, to creating grocery list. I am THRILLED at the idea that this app would do that for me! Thank you for sharing!! ….a crockpot that is programmable would be a great help. 🙂 It’s not always convenient with one infant to have to remember to start it at the right time….can’t imagine my life with two!

  88. Marlena U. says:

    Two appliances we could really use! Perfect timing…thanks for the chance!

  89. BethinColorado says:

    This is so nice of you to do. I would love to win any of the three!

  90. Elizabeth S says:

    I can use all the help I can get in the cooking department!

  91. Sounds wonderful! Any help with planning meals would be a wonderful gift! Especially with another baby on the way in a month 🙂

  92. Wow! this sounds awseome!

  93. what fun!!! hope I win!

  94. What a fantastic giveaway!!

  95. Thanks for the exciting opportunity to win in this weekend’s giveaway!

  96. I think I will try this for 30 days. It sounds neat but I want to make sure I have time to explore all the options.

  97. I would love to win either of those! My crock pot needs replacing & I have been contemplating an immersion blender!

  98. Sue Wagner says:

    I am looking to involve my older children in menu-planning and what better than on a computer with Plan to Eat. I am signing up for the 30-day trial tonight!

  99. Great giveaway from Simple Mom! Thanks for the opportunity!

  100. Trina Miller says:

    I think that this site sounds very interesting and I have heard great reviews from other bloggers too.