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Are you looking for an easy and fast way to meal plan? Try using Plan to Eat, it’s the best meal planning site out there! I’ve been using it for several years now and it’s helped me so much, especially working around the food allergies in our home.
Meal planning with Plan to Eat means less stress because I know what we’re going to have for dinner, I can plan more nutritious meals, and we have less food waste because we only buy what we’ll eat.
How I Started Meal Planning
I started meal planning in 2015 when I drastically changed the way I ate after what I now know was an autoimmune flare that took me a year and a major diet change to fix. With the new way of eating I basically just ate meat and vegetables, no more easy meals of pasta when I wasn’t sure what to eat that night. This meant I needed fresh produce and meat each week which meant diligent planning.
As my husband and I painstakingly remember, we started meal planning on paper using a recipe book since I was new to eating this way, I needed a little inspiration. We had a calendar printed out and a piece of paper for groceries based on the recipes. It was tense because I really didn’t like doing it and as much as I wanted help I wouldn’t take my husband’s suggestions because I had a lot of food aversions. Oh…did I not mention? I was in my first trimester of pregnancy – haha! – so that did not help!
Meal Planning with Plan to Eat is a Lifesaver!
Enter the Plan to Eat website, a complete lifesaver. With the Plan to Eat website and app I am able to easily add recipes to my digital recipe book just with a few clicks of a mouse, and easily drag and drop to meal plan, all while it’s making my grocery list. Honestly, the coolest thing ever.
I can add recipes manually by typing in a recipe from a recipe book or copy and pasting from a document or PDF. I can also use the awesome recipe clipper to quickly add recipes from any website such as a blog or Pinterest with a few clicks of my mouse. Plan to Eat also has an App as well as the ability to easily add recipes on your phone from a browser if you don’t want to use their app.
I’ve now been using Plan to Eat’s website and App for the past several years and won’t be stopping anytime soon. I meal plan and grocery shop weekly. I now have over 1,00 recipes in my Plan to Eat digital recipe book for me to choose from and share with others if I want.
Plan to Eat is always growing and improving their site, app, and overall functionality.
Plan to Eat has added the ability to plan for leftovers which is a HUGE help! With the leftovers function, you can click on a recipe you have planned, indicate you want it to also be leftovers, and then drag that leftover box to whichever day you want to eat the leftovers.
They also have a freezer function so you can keep track of what’s in your freezer. This is particularly helpful if you have a chest freezer that things tend to get lost in, or if you buy a large portion of meat from a butcher.
Get Started with Plan to Eat
Plan to Eat has a 14-day free trial and at the end of the trial, if you like it, it just costs $49 a year. If you purchase through my link, you’ll get 20% off your annual subscription!! So that’d be just $39.20 a year which amounts to $3.26 a month. That’s significantly less than you pay for the Netflix subscription you have that you rarely use.
Click here if you’d like to check out Plan to Eat for yourself and see how great it is to have less stress every evening wondering “what’s for dinner” and how great it is to have less food waste by buying only what you need.
I was a Guest on the Plan to Eat Podcast!!
In July of 2022 I was lucky enough to be asked to be a guest on the Plan to Eat Podcast! It was the first podcast I’ve been on and it was so much fun! I talked about meal planning, the Autoimmune Protocol, and Hashimoto’s. Click the image below to listen to the podcast!
As a mom of identical twins and a son two years older, I have gained invaluable experience in the realm, and chaos, of parenting. With a Master's Degree and Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology, I spent years as a school psychologist, helping children navigate through their educational and emotional challenges. Now as a stay at home mom and professional blogger, I combine my areas of expertise to help you in your parenting journey.