Online Menu Planning Made Simple

Doesn’t this all look delicious? Can I tell you secret?

These meals all took less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook!

But that wasn’t always the case—let me tell you my story:

I’m Leanne Ely, NYT bestselling author and the creator of Saving Dinner. I’ve been a nutritionist for 25 years and have also been in the trenches as a mom.

I grew up in home where both parents cooked—and I was taught by my mother to cook, too.

My mom was organized and kept a grocery list and menu on the fridge—we always knew what was for dinner.

Later after I left home and started my own catering business, I added to my basic skillset learned great culinary skills from chefs along the way and became a pretty good cook!

But it wasn’t until after I had my own children, became a nutritionist and realized that my own dinnertimes were out of control that I finally fixed that and developed my own system—much like my mom’s with the menu and the shopping list.

But before that happened, a lot of THIS happened--does this sound familiar?

You pick up the kids from school, daycare, their after school activities, whatever…they’re tired and cranky and just want to go home.

You realize you have nothing planned for dinner, not even fish sticks with freezer burn. 

So you say to yourself, “I know, I’ll get a rotisserie chicken on the way home and grab a bag of salad.”

You unload the kids from their car seats, grab a cart, get into the store and watch another shopper grab the last rotisserie chicken under the heat lamp!

Well, there’s always something in the frozen food section, right? Or maybe call for pizza. AGAIN?

THAT is the 6 O’Clock CRAZIES!

And it dawned on me—the 6 O’Clock Crazies are utterly predictable, why oh why do I keep doing this to myself?

It’s not going to get better if things don’t CHANGE!!

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?

Isn’t that the definition of INSANITY?

This is how Dinner Answers was born nearly 20 years ago, to streamline dinner and help you get in and out of the kitchen with ease and accomplishment in the form of a healthy and delicious dinner, one that you’re proud of!

Let me help you get dinner on the table—you’re just a click away from getting the help you need!

Meal Plans

(All below included in Dinner Answers Prime)


Warm Bacon and Broccoli Salad

Paleo Menu

Deciding to go paleo can be mind boggling. But with our paleo menus, you'll find variety, great flavor and easy recipes that will make paleo a breeze! We also provide alternative serving suggestions for your family if they're not on board--this keeps you from making a different meal for them!


Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa

Classic Menu

Being able to get a healthy meal on the table that everyone will love may seem like a miracle, but we've been doing it for 15 years now! Our original Classic Family menus are designed to help you get dinner on the table pronto, save money and time! Each week there's a crockpot meal for that crazy night, simple to make serving suggestions for all meals and most importantly, food everyone will love!


Ginger Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry

Low Carb Menu

Fabulous, delicious recipes you'll never know are "low carb". With 15 grams or less net carbs for the entree, we also give you delicious low carb serving suggestions to help you get those all-important (low carb) veggies in. We also provide alternative serving suggestions that will keep your family happy and keep you from having to provide a whole separate meal!


Herb Buttered Seared Scallops

Autoimmune Menu

When you consider that autoimmune diseases affect 24 million in the United States alone, being able to help control symptoms with diet is crucial. This is why we created an autoimmune menu plan. Serving suggestions included, plus an alternative serving suggestion so you don't have to make two separate dinners!

Food and food prep shots for Saving Dinner with Leanne Ely. Photographed in Leanne kitchen inCharlotte, NC on 12.11.12. All photographs by Peter Taylor

Daytime Menu

Breakfast and lunch shouldn't be overlooked, right? We created a simple breakfast and lunch menu that you can use as well. Simple breakfasts and easy lunches, we've got you covered for all the food in your life!

What Our Customers Are Saying...

This is what makes Dinner Answers different from other menu planning sites. With those you get access to one or two meal plans, but you have to pay extra for additional plans with other services. Everything is included with Dinner Answers Prime.

Plus, you don't go it alone! With Dinner Answers Prime you get a community to engage with. A resource library filled with goodies to help you cook even better. A monthly live event with Leanne! And FREE shipping on our Phenomenal Force supplement line! You won't find those anywhere else!

  • Its incredibly hard to reach your goals alone. You'll never have to do that again!
  • Everything you need for healthy cooking and living in a matter of clicks!
  • Get YOUR questions answered personally by Leanne.
  • Never worry with shipping costs again! Prime makes it possible.

PLUS... you can add your personal recipes as well!

Dinner Answers Prime not only has thousands of recipes, you can add your own so you will never have to comb your kitchen searching for them again.

The Easy Way to Do Dinner

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