I’m a meal planning junkie. Something about planning a week’s worth of meals just makes me giddy. I love getting out my paper and pen and sitting down at the computer to compile my list of meals. I love using my computer because I can find recipes quickly and I’m able to glance at my online calendar.
I thought I had it all together with meal planning…until I met Plan to Eat – then my meal planning life changed forever. Me, the paper-loving, pen-writing, old-school meal planner has gone digital. Are you shocked? I am.
What changed me? I’ll tell you – the ease of using the awesome website, Plan to Eat.
Plan to Eat is an online service you use to plan your meals. You upload all your favorite recipes manually or using their awesome button on the top of your computer toolbar. Then you drag and drop those recipes into your weekly or monthly meal planner on the site. Bingo. You’re done. Once your recipes are uploaded, meal planning goes FAST!
You can save existing meal plans that you’ve already created and then drag and drop them again later for even faster meal planning. For those of you who haven’t been meal planning because it seems too hard, now you don’t have an excuse anymore – so quit your whining. :-p
You can store all your favorite recipes at Plan to Eat – it’s like a more functional Pinterest. Store your recipes here and then come back later to plan your meals. You can also create your grocery list straight from your computer – after you get your meals planned for the week, Plan to Eat uses the ingredients list to make your grocery list for you. It’s a meal planning miracle.
You’re also able to follow your friends on Plan to Eat – so if they upload a kickin’ recipe, you’ll be able to see it…and you’ll also be able to show up at their doorstep for dinner when you know they’re cooking your favorite meal and a chocolate cake that day. Booya.
There is even a Mobile Grocery Store Assistant for those of you out there who are into that sort of thing. I’ve determined that my iPhone is smarter than me…so, I don’t play around with it too much…makes me feel dumb.
There are so many features at Plan to Eat that I could literally talk about them all day…but I won’t bore you with that, I’ll let you look yourself! You can take the virtual tour of Plan to Eat on their website.
I haven’t been in my meal planning groove since we moved, but with this new software, I am ready to jump back in!
Who is this software for? It’s for those who LOVE meal planning – you’ll really get into it and enjoy all the awesome features.
Guess what? It’s also for those who HATE meal planning. Because it’s so easy, you’ll find that you don’t really mind doing that task that normally makes you want to ball up into the fetal position.
One of the best qualities about this service is that there is a great help center if you need it. When you log into your account, you’ll see the help option in the upper right part of the screen. You’ll find all your answers there – and if you don’t, then you can simply email the owner, Clint, and he’s happy to help you out – now THAT’S what I call good customer service.
So, why am I endorsing this product? Good question. One month at Plan to Eat will cost you a whopping $4.95. Honestly, that’s a great price! If you sign up for the whole year, it will only cost you $39.
I also want you to know, I am not posting affiliate links. Clint paid to advertise through a banner ad on Stacy Makes Cents and he also gave me a free subscription to Plan to Eat…but I’m not making any money if you sign up for the service.
Why? Because I want you to know that I really think this software will help you and your family – meal planning saves SO much money because you’re not eating out and you’re utilizing the food that’s in your home. Planning your meals and eating at home will save you a LOT more than $39 per year. And at Stacy Makes Cents, I’m all about saving your cents.
I should also mention that you get a FREE 30 day trial to try it out. If you hate it, you’ve not lost anything…but I know you’re not going to hate it. You’ve going to love it!!