It's no secret that I love meal planning. I started meal planning when I started Weight Watchers back in 2012 and it has completely changed the way I live and helps me stay on track with my diet.
However I'm not the most organized person and my meal planning usually involves just a sheet of paper, that then turns into my shopping list and eventually lost throughout the week.
I've tried a ton of different apps, websites and meal planning services and ultimately found Plan to Eat.
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What is Plan to Eat?
Plan to Eat is a website and app that makes meal planning simple. You can upload your recipes directly onto the website (or enter them in) and then drag them into whichever day you want to plan them for.
Once your week is planned, you can then select the shop tab and it'll create an organized shopping list for the week that you can either print out or view on the app.
Plan to Eat Pros
I like that Plan to Eat allows you to add your own recipes and it's really easy. I've tried similar services in the past and I felt like I was limited because they would only include their recipes in the meal plans.
You can share meal plans with friends and see their recipes! I haven't used this feature yet but I like the idea of it because sometimes when I can't think of what to eat it would be helpful to see my friends' planned meals
The website allows you to customize servings. My husband's not a fan of leftovers so I can tweak recipes down to smaller serving sizes so we don't have a ton leftover.
I like that the website has a lot of plugins to save recipes - you can download one for your browser and phone so when you see a recipe you like you can add it quickly to your recipe book.
The recipes you import can be viewed in cooking mode, a format similar to recipe cards you get with meal kits like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh.
I really like this feature because a lot of the recipes I like to make come from blogs - and while I love the blogs, sometimes they have slow load times and can include longggg stories about their inspirations.
This helps cut to the chase and get me right to the recipe and makes it easy to follow along!
You can rate recipes and make notes - I can't even tell you how many times I've made an amazing recipe only to forget about it a few weeks later.
Plan to Eat allows you to rate them so then you can filter back to top picks and plan them again in the future.
It's affordable - while Plan to Eat isn't free, the service is affordable when you compare to other services. The plans are currently $40 for a year or $4.95 a month and each of them come with a 30 day free trial so you can try it out before you commit to anything.
The best part is their free trial doesn't require a credit card so this isn't something you sign up for and forget about later on #whoops #guilty
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Plan to Eat Cons
The website can take a little time to learn. They do offer tutorials when you sign up and videos that are very helpful!
There aren't many recipes already on the site - so far I've only come across a handful of recipes loaded on to the site. This isn't a huge con to me since I do like to.
Is Plan to Eat Worth It?
Overall I'm really impressed with Plan to Eat and find that it's the perfect solution for me. The plans are reasonable and I really like that they give you a 30 day trial to get a feel for it. Once you get a hang for it, Plan to Eat is really easy to use and can make meal planning super easy and quick.
Want to try it out for 30 days free? Click here to sign up - plus you'll get access to my personal recipes and meal plans!