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It’s not too late to get started…


We’re just breaking into week three of our One Pot October challenge and it’s going so well. These recipes are all super tasty, easily customized to your preferences (GF, DF, or even Vegan/Vegetarian) and they’re making our weeks easier! We hope you are experiencing the same results from planning out your weeks with these recipes from Budget Bytes.

One thing we want you to keep in mind, is that these recipes are available to you long after One Pot October ends. This gives you the 20 recipes from Budget Bytes and 20 additional recipes from our previous one pot challenge that will help you with your meal planning routine and save you time for months to come.

This challenge is free and open to anyone in a free trial or current subscription. It’s not too late to get started and joining us today will allow you to enter to win the AMAZING giveaway package. (It’s worth $673 dollars!) Believe me, you want to enter to win and you can find the entry form at the bottom of this article. Go ahead, scroll down, you won’t hurt my feelings… This is the biggest and best giveaway that we have put together yet.

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Week three recipes:


Bacon and Spinach Parmesan Pasta

30 minutes/$1.31 per serving


Chimichurri Chicken and Rice

55 minutes/ $1.34 per serving


Chili Cheese Beef -N- Mac

35 minutes/ $1.30 per serving


Skillet Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Walnuts, and Feta

25 minutes/$1.49 per serving


Weeknight Black Bean Chili

35 minutes/$1.20 per serving

Resources and challenge tips:

  • We’ve cultivated a pretty extensive Pinterest Board for One Pot Meals!
  • Get in on the conversation in the One Pot October Facebook group!
  • Remember to make this challenge your own: add your favorite side dishes and customize the recipes for your family.
  • Visit Budget Bytes to find more amazing recipes.
  • Feel creative and spice the recipes however you would like. (If you do something amazing, let us know in the Facebook group!)

Enter to win awesome prizes!

We’ve put together a fun giveaway for this challenge! At the end of the month one lucky winner will receive these fantastic tools that are perfect for one pot meals:

Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 5.5 qt. Dutch Oven
($330 Value)

prizes-potOh my. This pot is beautiful and perfect for one pot meals! If you are familiar with Le Creuset… well, enough said. If you’ve never heard of Le Creuset, you need to stop what you are doing and go to the nearest kitchen store to see them. These heavy cast iron pots are a true joy to cook with.

Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife
($120 Value)
prizes-knifeStop struggling with that cheap kitchen knife that you picked up somewhere in college. It’s time for your kitchen to grow up. You’ll not believe what a difference this Wusthof Chef’s Knife will make in your life!

Acacia End Grain Cutting Board
($100 Value)
prizes-cuttingboardWe partnered with Jones Cutting Boards, a small family-run business out of Pennsylvania, to make this special cutting board for the above-mentioned Wusthof knife. These beautiful cutting boards are designed using the self healing end grain of the Acacia wood that will not dull expensive knives.

1 year of Plan to Eat, + 1 year for a friend
($78 Value)
prizes-plantoeatWhether you are new to Plan to Eat and are in a free trial, or if you already use Plan to Eat, you will get 1 year added onto your subscription. In addition, you will receive a gift subscription for one free year that can be given to a friend or family member. Once you are both using Plan to Eat you can share recipes with one another! (here’s how)

Plan to Eat Canvas Shopping Bag
($19 Value)
prizes-bagOur sturdy canvas shopping bag can handle the heaviest of groceries! We evaluated dozens of tote bags before finding just the right one. Not too deep, not too shallow, not too large, not too small… It’s just the right size for a gallon of milk and some fresh produce.

Budget Bytes Book
($12 value)
prizes-bookIf you like the recipes from this challenge, the Budget Bytes book will provide you with 100 more! Whether you are urban or rural, vegan or paleo, Budget Bytes is guaranteed to delight both your palate and your pocketbook.

The Budget Bytes App
($3 value)
prizes-appGet 275+ of your favorite Budget Bytes recipes in an easy to use mobile app (iOS or Android), with adjustable serving sizes, step by step photos, built-in timers, voice instructions, and more!

This $673 prize package will go to one winner!

First, sign up to join One Pot October, then enter to win using this form:

Join us for Plan to Eat’s One Pot October

This 4 week challenge is free to Plan to Eat subscribers, including those in a current free trial, and we would love to see you there!

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