Welcome > Week One, Lesson One

Welcome to The Learning Series! We’re excited you’re joining us for this 5-week introduction to meal planning with Plan to Eat! This week we are getting you started with an overview of the program and how to meal plan, so you can start playing around with the website or app!

Plan to Eat has three main sections: Cook, Plan, Shop

The Cook tab is a digital Recipe Book. Your recipe book is where you can gather recipes from around the web and your family cookbooks, into one place. Adding recipes to your Plan to Eat account is the first step in getting started. 

The Plan tab is the meal planning calendar. Once you have recipes saved to your Recipe Book you can add them to your Planner to create custom meal plans that fit your family’s needs!

The Shop tab is the automated shopping list. The Shopping List generates an organized list of ingredients based on the recipes and ingredients on your meal planner. The shopping list connects to a specific range of dates on your planner and creates a list of the recipes planned on those dates.

Getting Started and Adding Recipes to Your Account

Below are two videos to help you get started with Plan to Eat right away!

The first video is an overview of the different sections of Plan to Eat. You will learn how to quickly import a recipe from a website, add it to your meal planner, and then generate your shopping list. If you are brand new to Plan to Eat, please watch this overview, so you can feel comfortable getting started! 

The second video gives you additional ways you can add recipes to your account. If you’d rather read about these options, check out our help article on adding recipes to your account.

If you’re new to Plan to Eat, we recommend importing a bunch of recipes into your account all at once! The more recipes you start with, the easier it will be to make meal plans that fit your needs. Set a timer for 30 minutes or an hour and see how many recipes you can import with the Clipper – you’ll be surprised at how quickly they add up!

Need some recipe inspiration? You can save recipes to your account from our previous Cooking Challenges! These recipes are free for you to save and use, and also completely optional. 

Our first Live Q&A is happening Saturday March 12th at 11am MT! If you have questions before then, please respond to this message.