Dineamic ready meals is a Melbourne-based service delivering across the country. Meals are fresh, balanced, nutritious, and quite tasty.
Dineamic ready meals
I first heard about Dineamic because one of its founders, Karen Inge, is a well-known and respected sports dietitian based in Melbourne. She founded Dineamic in 2008 with former AFL player Jason Johnson.
The company’s tagline, “healthy meals for busy people” highlights the purpose of the company: to provide nourishing convenient meals to people who don’t have the time to shop, prep and cook.
Having a dietitian in charge means that the meals are healthy and balanced. It also means that you can be sure any dietary and health-related claims are true.
Dineamic is also a NDIS provider, so contact them if you are eligible for disability supports.
The range of meals currently includes:
- Individual meals, all fresh and ready to heat
- Meals and sides for two (e.g. curries, bolognese, mash, rice, roasted vegetables, etc.)
- Snacks (power balls and the like)
- Bottled cold-pressed juices
Price per meal
Most main individual meals are $10, most meals for two are $13-15, the sides for two are $5-5.50, soups are $7, power balls are $9, individual slices are $3.50 and juices are $4. There are often meals on sale on the website, so keep an eye for those for added value.
Dineamic caters for the following dietary requirements and preferences:
- Dairy free
- Gluten free
- Low calorie
- Low FODMAP
My Dineamic experience
I enjoyed the variety of flavours and the ability to choose gluten-free and lower carb meals. I have also recommended Dineamic to a few of my clients who require low FODMAP meals for health reasons.
Meals come in a cardboard box with ice packs and an insulating bubble sheet.
Individual meals come in recyclable eco-friendly packaging consisting in a cardboard box lined with film, covered with a film lid. After you heat (e.g. in the microwave) and eat your meal you can tear the film off the cardboard and recycle each item in appropriate receptacles.
The soups and meals for two come in plastic pouches so you’ll need to pour the contents in a pot or microwavable dish to reheat.
Taste and portion size
We’ve tried several of the meals and really enjoyed the flavour. My husband’s favourites are the chicken & mushroom risotto and the korma lamb curry.
My favourites are the beef rendang with coconut cauliflower rice, beef & bean burrito with sweet potato wedges and lamb kofta with chickpea smash & pickled vegetables.
We’ve also made killer nachos with the chicken burrito mix. The soups are also delicious.
The portion size is good for me but not enough for my husband. My suggestion would be to offer two sizes of meals: regular and large to cater for larger and/or highly active individuals.
Dineamic delivers to most of the country and have flexible delivery windows depending on your location. I found very convenient to get my meals delivered overnight on Saturday mornings. Unfortunately, my last box was stolen so no so convenient after all 🙁 .
For more information and to order online head to Dineamic’s website.