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 painful it can be to find products that meet your needs. There are so many hurdles to navigate and the messaging available is often overwhelming, as are the hours required reading product labels! On top of that, when it comes to making more nutritious choices, it can be tricky. With Tinga, it couldn’t be easier. We help you curate nutritionally rich grocery lists, tailored to your dietary requirements, and eliminate the need to read food labels. Tinga enables you to shop smarter when it comes to your family’s dietary lifestyles. You can think of Tinga as your nutritional shopping assistant – here to help you positively change your long-term eating behaviours, master your nutrient values and shop for food with total confidence! #Leanontinga

Tinga’s Purpose

Our passionate team of experts created Tinga simply to help you make faster and healthier food choices that meet 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 conditions and helps you easily swap in healthier food options at your own pace. Our users are our #1 priority – that’s right, you! In fact, 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 guide-free guidance for self-improvement.
  • Simplicity wins
    Tracking everything you eat is great but sure can be overwhelming! We provide practical help in managing what food enters your home, making smarter purchases.
  • Evolution is key
    We’re tapped into the latest news, trends and research, and channel everything we learn into Tinga’s. Lean on Tinga!

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 personal dietary selections and saves you scrolling unsuitable foods with easily set parameters across available retailers. We support many different lifestyles like Gluten-Free Diet, Diary-Free Diet, Vegan Diet or Low FODMap Diet, empowering your personal health and planet-friendly choices.

Macronutrient Filters

Many modern foods feature an abundance of less healthy fats (e.g. saturated fats), sodium and sugar – even those marketed as healthy options! Lean-on-Tinga’s sliding scale filters, and block unsuitable products 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 its sharing amazing product funds or asking others about your current challenges. Our community was built for all diet restricted users, that could benefit from connecting with others who have walked in their shoes. Our aim is to make your journey a lot more enjoyable.

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’ then uses these to generate a total basket score (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, a handy scoring visual for quickly identifying the nutritional value of your food choices and considering healthier options. It’s a fantastic feature for swapping out less nutritious items for more nutrient rich items.

Plate Weighting

YOUR FRESH:

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, Wholegrain, Protein or Other. User targets are 50% Produce, 25% Wholegrain, 25% Protein and 0% other. Visualising your shopping list identifies areas of opportunity, improves purchase choices and results in a healthier, happier you!

Nutritional Guidance

Here is an explanation on how our nutritional guidance supports your health needs. First, we determine if an item is a fresh whole food or not (Yes = On the Plate, No = Off the Plate). Then we look at the products nutritional value, how many positive nutrients vs negative nutrients, and are the negative nutrients above 14% Daily Value. For the most part, once a product has over 14% DV on one of the negative nutrients, its not going to support your nutritional needs. An exception to this may be fresh fruit, some have high levels of natural sugar that are accompanied with a source of fibre, so they should be consumed in moderation. All fresh whole foods start as green thumbs and can move to yellow or red depending on the negative nutrients impact. Processed packaged foods start with a yellow, this is because its not a fresh whole food, our objective is to help you integrate more fresh whole foods into your diets while at the same time, improving the nutritional value of your packaged foods. We do have varying ratings in the background to help provide swap-ups recommendations, but user facing you will see a green, yellow or red thumb. To avoid confusion, when you see many thumbs of the same colour, just know, they are actually ranked as we guide your purchase decisions. Packaged foods that have little to no nutritional value, get red thumbs and should be limited in guilt-free consumption

Choose your plan, Choose your experience

Just being nosey

FREE

  • 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+
  • Unlimited list history copy function
  • Unlimited recipe ingredient imports
  • Weekly item pricing
  • 18% Savings!! *limited time only

Our Team

Our team has 80+ Years Combined Industry Experience

Founders Story:

Rob, our founder, grew up 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 Bachets, 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