Get out of your dinner time rut!
Eat Better Dinners is a menu planning service that helps you whip-up inspired, gluten-free, everyday meals the easy way. If you’re looking for healthy, flexible, quick-to-cook dinners, using easily obtainable ingredients, you’re in the right place!
Get creative in the kitchen
Make weeknight cooking enjoyable again! Our flavorful and gluten-free recipes are designed to take traditional staples from dull to delectable, without the stress of having to decide what’s for dinner.
Let Eat Better Dinners take the pain away of dreaming up new ways to cook quick weeknight staples each and every week.
We all know the pain of wandering round the grocery store after work, hungry, but not sure what you feel like. Then leaving $70 poorer with a pile of random items that won’t last two days.
Eat Better Dinners gives you new ideas every week to help you get dinner on the table without having to think about it, and our handy shopping lists save you time and money.
2. Shop for your ingredients
Your inspired menu is already set! All you have to do is pick up the ingredients. Our handy shopping list makes cooking gluten-free meals easy with the flexibility to:
- Minimize waste by swapping in ingredients already on hand
- Tailor your meals to organic, vegan, vegetarian, low salt/sugar and other dietary needs
- Cater your meal size to appetites large and small
- Shop in any way that suits – support your local farmer’s market or pick from your own garden
Keep it fresh
With flexible dinner ideas that feature multiple options for fresh, in-season, easy-to-find produce, you’ll enjoy endless custom meal possibilities without waste. You shop for your ingredients however you normally shop, with our handy shopping list as a guide, allowing you to make choices that keep your meals creative.
Your Plate, Your Ingredients, Your Choice
Most of these meals are so easy to make my teenagers can get dinner ready – love. We’ve got some new family favourites now too!
As a single guy I’m loving being able to buy my own ingredients. I try to eat lower carb and its so easy to manage this with these meals. I no longer wander aimlessly around the supermarket trying to think of things to have for dinner
What I love about this service is being able to swap out ingredients. I’m vegetarian so if there’s a steak meal that looks awesome, we’ll get steak for my boyfriend and a halluomi or mushroom swap for me
Recent meals our subscribers have made
Asian Meatballs with pak choy and rice
Zesty chicken and warm bean salad
Sausages with fresh tomato relish + summer mash
Spaghetti Primavera with shredded turkey
Questions? Check out our FAQ
What is Eat Better Dinners?
We are a dinner menu planning service for busy kiwi households. We provide all the tools for you to shop for, prepare and cook easy, nutritious and delicious meals for you and your family. We want to make dinner at your place easy, flexible and nutritious.
Why should I pay for recipes when there are heaps free on Google?
Eat Better Dinners have done the hard work for you – the recipes are tested, adapted and re tested in average home kitchens using readily available ingredients. All meals are complete – this isn’t like when you find a great chicken recipe but still need to figure out what to have with it. Eat Better Dinners takes the thinking out of dinnertime
What do I get when I subscribe?
Sign up to a weekly, monthly or annual plan and every week you will receive a weekly dinner plan email, with three printable recipes, swap suggestions and a shopping list.
You can choose which meals to make, on which days, and which ingrediants to keep / swap / shop for.
Why not just use a food box delivery service?
While these services can come in handy for some people, they can be quite restrictive. They lack the flexibility needed to accommodate dietary needs, likes, dislikes, changing household routines and other unknowns.
Eat Better Dinners provides the inspiration, easy dinner recipes and shopping list, but we also give you a list of swap-out options so you can tweak it to suit your family.
You have the freedom to choose which meal you cook on which day, control the number of ingredients you buy to suit an extended family dinner or a meal for two, or change key ingredients depending on your preferences..
Do I need to be a good cook?
We have designed all our dinner recipes to be simple, fast and easy to follow. The average home cook can create tasty meals in 30 minutes or less (any that take longer will be only due to cooking times, not preparation time.) That is why we call them easy dinner recipes!
Unless you are a complete beginner who needs step by step instructions, you will be able to follow and understand all our recipes.
Will the meals cost a lot to make?
Our aim is to inspire you while keeping things simple. Recipes will be based around what is currently in season. There won’t be anything too fancy or hard to find in there. All ingredients will be common, and you will find many meals that are a twist on everyday foods.
How much does a subscription cost?
We want Eat Better Dinners to be a cost-effective way to solve the meal planning rut many people find themselves in. For around the cost of a cup of coffee a week, you will get all the meal inspiration you need.
Please see our ‘subscribe’ page for the various subscription costs.
What if I have special dietary needs?
The beauty of Eat Better Dinners is that it is fully customisable and flexible. Because we include swap suggestions for every recipe, you can easily replace meat/fish/poultry with other protein options, or make other swaps to accommodate for lower carb, low salt/ sugar other dietary requirements
Gluten Free: Most of our meals are ‘naturally’ gluten free – where they aren’t full alternatives will be given. All ‘make your own’ versions of sauces and marinades are gluten free.
We do assume you are already aware of the standard things to watch out for when shopping such as gluten free sausages, or Tamari/ GF soy sauce, and are able to make swaps like gluten free pasta without having to call these out.
Other allergies & intolerances:
Our meals focus on fresh, in season, everyday ingredients. We sometimes use dairy, nuts, or other trigger foods such as eggs and nightshades.
With everything being customizable and you shopping for your own ingredients you may find Eat Better Dinners works for you, but we don’t specifically cater for anything other than Gluten Free.