By Sheena McKinney, Executive Assistant to Matt Heinz, President of Heinz Marketing

This is the latest in a series of weekend posts highlighting a wide variety of applications we think are pretty cool. Most have to do with sales, marketing and productivity. Check out past featured apps here

This time it’s NOT related to sales and marketing– but definitely productivity.

One of the things I love about the culture at Heinz Marketing is we’re all foodies to some extent or another.  Those who know Matt, at all, know he has a killer bacon recipe.  We frequently have BBQ’s with Matt at the helm of the grill.  Are we lucky or what?

Plan To Eat is a lifesaver for me.  I’ve been using it for five years!  So all the bugs have long since been worked out and it has tons of great features.   It takes your recipes (your own and any from the web) and enables you to easily drag them to a planning calendar and automatically creates a shopping list for you.  Recipes can be searched, edited, scaled, tagged, and categorized easily.  The provided recipe clipper on my internet browser makes it easy to save any recipe quickly and easily.  The original source link, image, and the nutrition info are saved too.

I subscribe to several health and food sites as well as blogs and therefore get multiple recipes in my in box every day.  I simply open the recipe link, click the bookmarked Plan to Eat icon and it saves the recipe.  I love that I can organize and save all my recipes easily in one place and keep my inbox neat and tidy by deleting all those emails!

Plan to Eat saves me a bunch of time, helps me save money, not waste any/as much food, and eat healthy!

Not sure if you’d use it or like it?  There’s a free 30-day trial with no credit card number required!  After that its $4.95/month or $39/year.  Usually around Thanksgiving, they offer a discount to renew.  Plan to Eat is worth every penny.  Try it out!