Plan to Eat Meal Planning Giveaway – 3 Winners!

posted by Andrea | 04/16/2011

This giveaway is now closed.


I am a huge advocate for meal planning – not only to help stretch our small grocery budget, but also to simplify and organize our weeknight routine {and honestly, would doesn’t need to stretch their budget or simplify weekday meals?}

I’m also a big fan of digitizing every piece of paper I can — including recipes.

If you are like me, then you’ll LOVE Plan to Eat’s simple, electronic, and really convenient online meal-planning services.

Plan to Eat simplifies meal planning in 3 steps..

#1. Import, Organize, and Share your Recipes.

Not only can you type in all your favorite recipes and access them from any computer with internet access, you can also search and IMPORT recipes from your favorite blogs or cooking websites to make meal planning that much easier!

#2 Create your monthly meal plan.

Quickly and easily drag and drop recipes from your Recipe Book to create your monthly meal plan. You can even add additional ingredients, make notes, change the number of servings, and then print and export your meal plan to other calendar programs to sync your meal plan with your schedule.


#3 Create customized grocery lists based on your meal plan and pantry staples

The Shopping List is where all your hard work pays off as it automatically combines and categorizes ingredients from the recipes that are on your meal plan. 

That’s it!

Getting the system setup and adding your favorite recipes is the most time-consuming part. But once the recipes are stored in your Plant to Eat recipe box, you can simply drag and drop the meals to your calendar, make any adjustments to your grocery lists, and you’re ready to go.

Simple and organized!

Want to Win?

Plan to Eat is offering THREE lucky Simple Organized Living readers a chance to win a one-year membership! {a $39 value}

All you have to do is leave a comment below with the most difficult part of meal planning for you.

Plan to Eat is also offering a free 30-day trial so that you can all try it for yourself!

This contest is open until Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 10:00 pm EST. THREE winners will be selected via Random.org and announced on Friday, April 22. Please read my full disclosure policy and contact me with any questions you might have.

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44 comments

  1. Jennifer Madigan

    04/17/2011

    The hardest part of meal planning is that I coupon shop. Most of the sites that I’ve seen that help with meal planning require you to use their recipies and that’s hard when I don’t just run to the store and buy everything that they require. I like the idea of being able to upload my own recipies.

  2. Renee

    04/17/2011

    cooking for two and eating the left overs for the rest of the week!!

  3. Christy

    04/17/2011

    I think the toughest part for me is coming up with the meals we are going to eat for the week. Making sure we aren’t having spaghetti 5 times in the month and remembering some that we tried and liked but aren’t in my list of favorites yet. I’ve tried making a list to help, but it’s still a struggle.

  4. A C Stewart

    04/17/2011

    I easily get caught in a rut and fix the same ole things.

  5. Taffy

    04/18/2011

    I have a problem not always following my menu then overspending on quick items like pizza :)

  6. Jenn D.

    04/18/2011

    Making up the grocery list! I always have great meal ideas when looking into the fridge, but seem to be short one or two key ingredients. I need to learn to plan the week’s meals in advance rather than just grabbing the usual from the grocery store or market!

  7. Leone

    04/18/2011

    For me the most difficult part of meal planning is variety and keeping it healthy. I tend to get stuck in a rut. Plus I love having a couple of meatless meals during the week but my family thinks it’s not dinner without meat.

  8. Andrea Watts

    04/18/2011

    Most difficult thing for me is having all the ingredients for the recipe. I’m always out when I go to make it and I’m very disorganized.

  9. Katie

    04/18/2011

    The hardest part for me can be coming up with a variety of meals to eat. I often feel like we eat the same rotation of meals!

  10. Laura

    04/18/2011

    The hardest part for me is finding a variety of meals that my husband and I both enjoy! While also trying to keep it healthy!

  11. SalBug

    04/18/2011

    I love to meal plan. My biggest challenge is creating variety for me and my husband while satisfying the tastes of a 5-year-old. I refuse to make separate meals, so compromising can be tricky.

  12. Melissa

    04/19/2011

    Finding my recipes so I don’t just make tacos or spaghetti every night! :-)

  13. Stacey

    04/20/2011

    Trying to find something that everyone will eat

  14. Bekah

    04/20/2011

    The hardest part of meal planning for me is actually executing the meal plan. I can make the plan, get the groceries, but then the week gets crazy, and there is inevitably something easier (hello, PBJ!!) to make on a given night.

  15. Erin Weber

    04/20/2011

    As a busy mom anything I can do to make my life easier is great! Thanks for coming to our mops group today and speaking! God Bless!

  16. Angie D.

    04/20/2011

    I think the most difficult part is the sparatic change in numbers at our table. Some nights it’s just my husband and I and others it’s our family of 4 plus maybe a friend or 2 over at the last minute after school.

  17. Melissa G.

    04/21/2011

    The most difficult part of meal planning for me is finding a system that is flexible enough to meet our busy family’s needs. If I run out of an ingredient, I don’t always have time to run to the store. I love the drag & drop feature!

  18. Berit

    04/21/2011

    I love meal planning and used to do a good job despite having to work around my husband’s rotating day/swing/mid work schedule. But in the last two years we have had several changes in our life that have knocked me completely off-the-rails. It’s time to get back on and ‘Plan to Eat’ looks like a great tool.

  19. Rae Ellen

    04/22/2011

    The most difficult part of meal planning is trying to meet the simple needs of my 3 picky children with the more mature taste of my husband, while keeping it simple.