Meet Leanne

About Leanne is the original menu planning site.

Leanne Ely began her menu planning service in 2001 to help families get back to the dinner table.  Within just a few years, Readers Digest declared a new industry had been born — the menu planning industry — and Leanne was dubbed the “mother” of menu planning.

Many have tried to copy her work, but staying true to her mission has kept Leanne’s company the leader in this field.  Today, more than a decade after founding Saving Dinner, Leanne has turned her business into a successful company with a loyal following.  With over 100,000 people reading the Daily Dish (Leanne’s daily inspiration), Leanne has parlayed her success into 8 books (including a NY Times best seller) and a career as a sought-after speaker, syndicated newspaper columnist, and host of her own radio show.

Leanne learned the hard way what it takes to run your own business and make it successful. A single mom raising two kids‚ her experience comes from the trenches—carpool, busy kids, dogs and putting dinner on the table night after night.

The Saving Dinner and Dinner Diva brands were created from her own personal experience which flowed into her staff who also live and market the brand while upholding the company’s mission: bringing families back to the dinner table one meal at a time.  Her brand and her message resonate with people worldwide.

Woman’s Day magazine calls Leanne the expert on family cooking.  Leanne has appeared on QVC, HGTV’s Simple Solutions and ABC Family’s Living the Life.  She has taught cooking classes for Bloomingdale’s all over the country.  Leanne’s radio show, Saving Dinner with the Dinner Diva, is one of the top shows on Blog Talk Radio. Her syndicated weekly newspaper column, The Dinner Diva, goes out to over 250 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada.