Shop right, eat well and live great

If you have ever tried grocery shopping with a dietary restriction (Gluten free, Dairy free, Plat based diet, Vegan diet, Low sodium diet, Low in sugar foods, Fodmap diet), then you know how challenging it can be to find the right foods to eat. Reading product labels can be tricky, and the messaging is often confusing. With Tinga, it couldn't be easier. We help you curate nutritionally rich grocery lists, tailored to your dietary requirements, and make it easier to understand food labels. Tinga enables you to shop smarter for your family's dietary lifestyles. You can think of Tinga as your nutritional shopping assistant - here to help you shop for food with confidence, making it easier to change your long-term eating behaviours for the better! #Leanontinga

Tinga’s Purpose

Our passionate team of experts created Tinga simply to help you make faster and healthier food choices that match your dietary needs. We’re using our uniquely designed tech to celebrate the power of food and inspire personal well-being. Tinga’s interactive nutrient guide understands your unique preferences and helps you easily swap in healthier food options at your own pace. Our users are our #1 priority – that’s right, you! Our sole purpose is to empower your healthier food choices by reinforcing positive behaviours. We’ve built Tinga to meet you right where you’re at in life – rather than ask you to adapt to Tinga. If you’d like to read our Founder’s story, you can do so right here.

Tinga’s 4 Truths

  • Personal empowerment
    We use nothing but nutritional facts to help guide your healthy food choices.
  • Progress over perfection
    We value tangible progress over unrealistic goals, providing guilt-free guidance for self-improvement.
  • Simplicity wins
    Tracking everything is time consuming and overwhelming! We provide practical help to manage what food enters your home, helping you make smarter purchases.
  • Evolution is key
    We’re tapped into the latest news, trends and research. We channel everything we learn into Tinga and pass it on to you.

Tinga tools

We’re proud of the innovative features we’ve created specifically for Tinga –
and bet you’re going to love them, too.

Allergen Avoiders & Social Tags

Tinga remembers your dietary selections and saves you time. Save time with easily set parameters across your favourite available retailers. We support many different lifestyles like Gluten-Free Diet, Diary-Free Diet, Vegan Diet or Low FODMap Diet, empowering your health and planet-friendly choices.

Macronutrient Filters

Many modern foods (even those marketed as "healthy") feature an abundance of nutrients like trans fats, saturated fats, sodium and sugar which can negatively impact our health if we enjoy them too much. Lean-on-Tinga's sliding filters, so you can focus on what's best for you and your family (e.g. Looking for "Low Sugar Foods," reduce sugar limit below 15% per serving).

Community Forum

Import Recipe Ingredients

Tinga has created an online forum for users to connect, share and grow. Whether it's sharing amazing product recommendations or discussing your current challenges. Our community was built for users who enjoy connecting with others and sharing their experiences.

Grocery List Scoring

Your score:

ON the plate 73.3%

OFF the plate 26.7%

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Community score:

ON the plate 45.1%

OFF the plate 54.9%

Tinga rates fresh whole food choices as 'On The Plate' and processed foods as 'Off The Plate' and then uses these to generate a total basket score (this can be found in your grocery list plus your user profile). The goal is simple: achieve a Plate Weighting score that's more green than red!

Thumb Rating System

Tinga converts nutritional data into our Thumb Rating System. This handy scoring visual helps your quickly identify the nutritional value of your food choices. Even better, it shows you how to upgrade to similar healthier options. It's a fantastic feature for swapping out less nutritious items for more nutrient-rich items.

Plate Weighting



Vegtables & Fruit 59.4%

Protein 9.9%

Whole grains 4.0%

Other 26.7%

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Community score:

Vegtables & Fruit 28.4%

Protein 9.9%

Whole grains 6.8%

Other 54.9%

Tinga also delivers plate weighting based on Produce, Whole Grain, Protein, or Other. Visualizing your shopping list identifies areas of opportunity, improves purchase choices, and results in a healthier, happier you!

Nutritional Guidance

Our nutritional guidance helps supports your health needs. First, we determine whether an item is a fresh whole food or not (Yes = On the Plate, No = Off the Plate). Next, we look at the product’s nutritional values, specifically how many positive nutrients vs negative nutrients. All fresh whole foods start as green thumbs and can move to yellow or red depending on the impact of the negative nutrients. Processed packaged foods start with a yellow. We also use ratings in the background to help provide swap-ups recommendations, which appears on your screen as a green, yellow or red thumb. Packaged and highly processed foods with little to no nutritional value get red thumbs and should be enjoyed in moderation.

Choose your plan, Choose your experience

Just being nosey


  • Did you know
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Limited stores access
  • Unlimited allergens and product claims
  • Visibility to all products and ratings
  • Limited Tinga swaps/ month
  • Limited Tinga basket ratings
  • Unlimited finalized Grocery List
  • Limited list history copy function

Getting Grounded

$ 8.99 /month

  • Just being nosey Plan+
  • Unlimited store access
  • Unlimited Tinga swaps
  • Unlimited Tinga basket health ratings
  • Unlimited list history copy function

Going All In

$ 89.00 /Annually

  • Getting Grounded Plan+
  • 18% Savings

Our Team

Our team has 80+ Years of Combined Industry Experience

Founders Story:

Rob, our founder, grew up in alpine ski racing and had the awesome opportunity to travel the world following this passion. And wherever his skis took him, you can bet that he was sampling the wares of the local bakeries. Yet Rob was unaware that this second, rather carb-heavy passion of his would come back to bite him.

In his mid-20s, Rob began an 8-year health struggle, experiencing worsening discomfort and pain each day until being diagnosed with an intolerance to gluten. Having never known this was a thing, Rob was crushed to discover 90% of everything he ate – including his beloved pastries – was affected.

Rob’s path to gluten-free culinary paradise was far from smooth, and his grocery bills increased significantly – but he eventually found his new way. Then, after Rob and his wife Kylie, had their daughter (our app shares her nickname!), they experienced a new wave of diet eliminations as Kylie was affected by a rare vasculitis disease called Bachet's, brought on after childbirth.

What followed was years of food elimination as Rob and his family tried to stick to certain diets confirmed by the careful reading of product packaging when food shopping. And after searching for an easier approach, Rob decided to create his own.

In Tinga, Rob and his team created an easier way to support shopping for individuals and families with special dietary needs. And his family will be the first to say it really works!

“Our bodies go through changes every number of years, changes that require supporting shifts and realignments in our diet and lifestyle. Tinga is a recognition of those pivotal moments in life when our bodies undergo a significant change that affects how we eat.”
- Rob

The Tale of Tinga

“We used to call our daughter ‘Tinga’ after ‘Tinga Tales’, a cartoon that she loved. She represents to us that pivotal moment in which you must change something about your way of being for the sake of your health. Whether it’s having a child, a health scare or reaching a milestone age, Tinga is a solution to making that transition easier for all.”
- Rob & Kylie