I love to bake…I’m pretty sure that has been established. I even like to cook, it’s the planning that throws me. Planning meals, I loathe it. I don’t even know why. I enjoy planning in other areas of my life, but I have always dropped the ball on meal planning.
We all know the benefits of meal planning:
- Time saved – no more treks to the grocery store two or three times a week to grab a quick meal, or pick up forgotten items.
- Money saved – less impulse buying due to the aforementioned grocery store treks. Fewer trips to grab take-out because there was no plan for dinner.
- Stress saved – no more 4:45 “oh no, what’s for dinner?” panic. This is a big one for me!
Given all this knowledge, why has it been so difficult for me to maintain a meal planning program?! Well, I have big news. By the way, this is totally going to sound like an infomercial…but it’s true, I can’t help it:-) I have finally found something that is so simple, so brilliant, that is has transformed meal planning…even for me! It’s called Plan to Eat. I came across this nifty little program awhile back and immediately signed up for a free trial. I had read some wonderful things about it and I figured I could use some help!
Well, I am in LOVE with Plan to Eat. There are so many wonderful features about this program but here are a few of my favorites:
- Transport recipes from the web right into your recipe book with just a click. I love my cookbooks but I find that I am cooking more and more from recipes that I find on-line. Want to include some of your favorite recipes in your recipe book? Just type them in and you’ll now have easy access to them anytime!
-Ready to plan your menu? You can plan for the week, 2 weeks, or the whole month! It’s super flexible. Just drag and drop recipes into your monthly planner.
-Now, on to my personal favorite part. Based on the meals in your planner, it generates a grocery list for you. Are you kidding me?! Seriously, all that is left for me to do is go grab the items on my list and I’m ready to go.
Want to find out more? Check out Plan to Eat for yourself! They offer a free 30-day trial.
Better yet, the wonderful folks at Plan to Eat have offered to give one of YOU a free year-long subscription (a $39 value). So awesome.
Want to win?
Main entry: like Plan to Eat on Facebook, then come back here and comment that you like Plan to Eat.
Extra entry: like Becky Bakes on Facebook, then come tell me what your biggest struggle with meal planning is. If you already like Becky Bakes that still counts!
Winner drawn on Friday, February 24th. Good luck!