You can export your entire recipe book into a .CSV or .TXT file at any time, whether you have a current subscription with Plan to Eat or not. The .txt file is best for personal use, while the .csv is a spreadsheet that's designed to be imported into another program.

If you have a current subscription:

  1. Click the My Account tab at the top right of the Plan to Eat window
  2. Under the Account Status heading choose a recipe download type
  3. Make sure Save File is selected and then click OK.

If your subscription has expired:

  1. Log in to your Plan to Eat account.
  2. You will see a page stating that your subscription has expired. Press the link at the bottom to Export Your Recipe Book.
  3. Make sure Save File is selected and then click OK.

After your subscription expires, you will not have access to the PTE interface, only to these export options for your recipes.

We export your recipes to a .csv file format with the goal of using it in your own spreadsheet software or (gasp) other recipe software. A .csv file can be opened in spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel or Numbers. The .csv file is the file format most likely to be compatible with other recipe software if you want to move from Plan to Eat elsewhere.

The CSV file is set up as a spreadsheet with each row as a recipe. This spreadsheet contains every piece of recipe information that you put into your Plan to Eat account. The columns are set up as follows:

Title:
Course:
Cuisine:
Main Ingredient:
Description:
Source:
Url:
Url Host:
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Servings:
Yield:
Ingredients:
Directions:
Tags:
Rating:
Public Url:
Photo Url:
Private:
Nutritional Score (generic):
Calories:
Fat:
Cholesterol:
Sodium:
Sugar:
Carbohydrate:
Fiber:
Protein:
Cost:
Created At:
Updated At:

 

We also offer a .TXT format for export. The export will open in a Word or Pages file for easy access to your recipes. 

 
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