Plan for Summer Meals & a Giveaway!

Those “lazy days” of summer can often end up being filled with neighborhood activities, traveling, and soaking up the sun outdoors. Then, when you are in the kitchen, it’s that time of year when counters are often covered in boxes of fresh garden produce, fruit boxes from the market, and canning jars.

So, in all that busyness, do you know what’s for dinner?

A monthly (or weekly) meal plan has been such a life-saver for me. A ready-made grocery list from Plan to Eat, along with a calendar I can just glance at as needed, has kept me prepared for feeding my busy family and summer guests, while staying in budget. (My groceries actually came in $10 under budget last month! Yay!)

Go here to see some of my simple, nourishing summer meal ideas, and start your menu plan today!

Plus, a giveaway!

Plan to Eat is offering to give away THREE one-year memberships (valued at $39 each) to Frugal Granola readers!

To enter the giveaway:

Visit the Plan to Eat website and take the Tour to learn more. (You can sign up for the free 30-day Trial while you’re there!) Then leave a comment on this blog post to enter the giveaway, letting us know: What are your favorite simple summer meals?

For optional additional entries:

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Giveaway will close 6/13/11. Winner will be randomly selected by random.org. No purchase necessary. Plan to Eat is a sponsor of Frugal Granola, and I received a membership for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
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36 comments to Plan for Summer Meals & a Giveaway!

  • Amanda

    I have been utilizing the trial of plan to eat for the last two weeks and LOVE it! Absolutely love the automatic shopping list – my husband does too since it is so nicely organized (compared to my scribbled list) in case he gets sent to pick up the groceries. Would love to win! Thanks

  • sara

    I would love to win, great site! I dont know it its simple but I like fajitas in the summer

  • sara

    I am following fg on fb

  • i am following plannn to eat on fb

  • Foxmom

    We love tacos for summer dinners. You just can’t beat fresh from the garden lettuce on spicy tacos. yum!

  • I just signed up for my 30 day trial a couple of days ago!

    Favorite summer meal – burrito bar. Everyone gets to make it how they like so it cuts down on complaining and I don’t have to turn on the oven.

  • Sarah DJ

    We like crock pot meals that don’t heat up the kitchen and can be made the morning of to save prep time later – things like salsa chicken breasts, or pulled beef sandwiches.

  • Sarah DJ

    …and I like you on FB!

  • Sarah

    Wow! Plan to eat looks amazing – I’m signing up for the free trial! Hands down favorite simple summer meal is burgers and brats on the grill with sweet corn and foil potatoes! Yum! I wish I could BBQ all year long!

  • My two favorite summer meals are salads (w/ingredients from our CSA) and grilled veggies (asparagus, eggplant, and zucchini). And I cannot WAIT for homegrown/CSA tomatoes!!! So I guess I should add tomato sandwiches too. YUM!

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  • Brittany

    My favorite summer meal is fritatta. It’s easy, doesn’t heat up the house and I can throw in any fresh veggies from the garden.

    I would love to win this! I’ve been looking for a way to streamline and make meal-planning easier.

  • beth

    Favorite summer meal: BBQ grilled chicken w/ a fresh salad!

  • beth

    I subscribe to the plan to eat blog.

  • beth

    I follow FG on FB.

  • Kimberly

    Plan to Eat looks fabulous! When I plan out the meals for the week everything always goes better/easier/smoother – I just need to do better to actually plan the weeks out! One of our favorite summertime meals is Minestrone soup because the squash, basil, zucchini and tomatoes are abundant! Paired with some crusty bread… just mmmmmm. Thank you for this opportunity to try Plan to Eat!

  • One of my personal favourite summer meals is a big Greek Salad for dinner. Fills me up and is fresh and lovely!

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  • Soccy

    This may be just what I need to FINALLY start meal planning. I always mean to but never get around to it. The result? Noodles and sauce at least 3 times a week. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite summer meal is flank steak tacos with fresh Pico de Gallo salsa with Ceviche tostadas a very close second.

  • Soccy

    Both PTE & FG “liked” on FB

  • Soccy

    Shared on FB AND SUBSCRIBED TO PTE’s blog.

  • Julie in Houston

    I’d love to win this!!!

    My favorite summer dishes are grilled salads and kabobs. So easy and it’s a nice way to get my man to help out with the cooking!

    Also a subscriber! Thanks~!

  • Alissa

    I took the tour and signed up for the free trial.

    My favorite summer time meal is turkey burgers on the grill along with some corn on the cob. It comes together quickly and you can use the grill for everything which keeps the kitchen cool.

  • My favorite summer meal is anything grilled — hot dogs, brats, hobos, hamburgers…

  • I follow the Plan to Eat blog via RSS.

  • Diane

    Just found your site and love it! Would love to learn more about Plan to Eat!

  • Theresa

    My favorites are salads and grilled food.

  • I love to grill in the summer! And I love Plan to Eat!

  • I subscribe to Plan to Eat.

  • I like Frugal Granola on FB.

  • Margaret

    I love a good grilled chicken salad. Usually topped with some sort of berry or mandarin orange for a nice refreshing twist.

  • Margaret

    I like FG on FB :-)

  • Margaret

    I shared this post on FB.

  • Our favorite simple summer meals are those made on the grill. The more elements of the meal that can be made on the grill the better and we usually serve it with a salad!