dinner in 3, 2, 1

An innovative and realistic
approach to meal planning.

This plan is different

You're in the driver's seat.
I provide the recipes,
you decide when they fit into your schedule.

I provide the key ingredients
you decide how much to buy and when.

This unique approach to meal planning will fit like a glove because...

It is fully customizable to the pace of your life.

Don't let me tell you when to make a slow cooker recipe for a hands-free dinner or which day to have leftovers.

That's for you to decide.

But I will sure give you a plan for knock-out traditional Paleo recipes, plus detail all of the key ingredients needed to make them.  

Make the modifications that are right for you, choose when each recipe should be made, and shop for exactly the food you want.

And not a drop more. 

paleo Doesn’t Have
to Be complicated

Scheduling every moment of every day rarely works.

While we certainly want to be organized for the week, 
over-planning can really mess up our mojo.  

Real life is two-parts preparation, one-part flexibility.

To keep you prepared for the pace of your life, this meal planning method is centered around the idea that most of us need to get the most out of the groceries we buy and the time we spend in the kitchen. 

And we also need to let life happen too...

the plan: Dinner in 3, 2, 1

3 - Fast & Fresh Recipes
2 - Great Leftovers
1 - Slow Cooker Meal

If you've counted only six days, you're right. 
The last day is up to you.

Eat out, heat up leftovers, or sit on the couch eating a soup made of everything left in your vegetable drawer while marathoning your favorite series on Netflix...  Not that I have personal experience with that or anything.

And not to worry, winning strategies for breakfasts and lunches are also included in the meal plan.

Each week you will...

  • Take a look at the recipes I've outlined.

  • Decide which recipes should be made when. 

  • Refine the shopping guides to your unique needs.

  • Shop, prep, and eat according to the days and amounts you choose.

No need to worry about feeding swordfish to a family of six or trying to find saffron in the middle of nowhere.

Dinner in 3, 2, 1 recipes use accessible ingredients, approachable cooking methods, and taste really darn good. 

I promise.

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what people are saying:

I asked a group of people to try Dinner in 3, 2, 1 Paleo Meal Plans out for free in exchange for honest feedback. They ranged from couples to families of four, from long-term Paleo practitioners and Whole30 graduates to never putting a toe into the Paleo pond prior to Dinner in 3, 2, 1 and all tried at least one of the four weeks provided.

Here's what they want to tell you:

Katie  S. | New mom and busy RN

Ciarra's signature commen sense and flavorful food is alive and well in this meal plan. As a nurse and new mom, Dinner in 3, 2, 1 is making a Paleo template possible for my family. I love the healthy start this gives my daughter!

Amy D. | Paleo Author & Blogger

Like Ciarra, I'm also a working mom maintaining a Paleo template.  I can tell she understands what it's like to juggle the world and still eat great food that reflects your personal dietary preferences and needs. 

Melissa B. | Non-Paleo on a Path to Wellness 

While I am not a strict Paleo-adherent, I have dietary limitations due to Chronic Lyme Disease and Hypothyroidism. As anyone with a chronic disease will tell you, just having the energy to shower on a daily basis is considered success and planning a week of meals that meet my needs (and that I feel good feeding my family) can often take a backseat. Which is why PopularPaleo.com and the Frugal Paleo Cookbook have become my go-to resources for meal planning and why I'm ecstatic that Ciarra has taken it a step further with her meal plan: simple, delicious, and straightforward recipes. 

And the best part? All of the hard work of planning is done for me.

Stephanie M. | Newlywed

Before finding Ciarra's meal plans I did not have the energy or the will to plan meals. I love how functional her plans are. You have a choice in which meal you make on what day. Each recipe has a start to finish timeline so you know long each will take.

Ciarra also has a plan for those busy days too. The recipes usually have enough left over so my lunch is taken care of the next day. This has helped keep me on track and the recipes are so full of flavor, I can't remember what I did before the meal plans... nor do I want to!

Doni N. | Working Mom of Two

I'm a full time working mother of two little girls and a military wife. The last thing I want to worry about each day is what to make for dinner.

Since we don't stick to Paleo as a lifestyle, I was surprised by how well this meal plan folded into our household. We were pleasantly surprised at how delicious and filling each recipe was not to mention how easy the plan was to follow. The best part? My daughters (ages 5 and 2) cleaned their plates every time!

This plan is easy, delicious, and actually pretty fun to follow. Thank you, Ciarra, for taking the dinner time dilemma off my plate and putting easy, delicious food on it instead!

Barbara B. | Unique Dietary Restrictions

I'm not a Paleo follower, but I do have some strict dietary requirements as a result of medical conditions in both myself and my first grader. We avoid a host of foods most would consider staple foods as a matter of health, so you can imagine how relieved I was to find a meal plan that is not only realistic, but tasted fantastic and was free of "diet dogma". I felt completely supported to make the modifications my family requires. 

That’s a whole lot of awesome
from people just like you.

Ready to see for yourself?

Dinner in 3, 2, 1

Choose from two Paleo meal plan options.

The full meal deal

New to Dinner in 3, 2, 1? Start with The Full Meal Deal and get four full weeks of meal plans, plus my free gifts with purchase: 25 Paleo-Friendly Foods Found at Costco and 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners!

  • Four weeks of meals
  • *free gift with purchase
  • weekly shopping guides
  • breakfast & Lunch guides
  • shopping tips
  • recommended kitchen tools
  • blank worksheets
  • detailed list of free resources on cooking basics and paleo lifestyle tips
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half pint meal plan

Not ready for four weeks yet? Choose the two-week plan!

  • two WEEKs OF MEALS
    • weekly Shopping GUIDEs
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A Special Note from ciarra... your meal planning maven.

So you like saving time and eating well too?
                            We have so much in common. 

This meal planning method came to me as I was attacking my second attempt at a Whole30. I had to manage a busy schedule, including two kids at different schools, two jobs, and a military husband that I was determined to win over. 

You see, in my house we're not 100% strict Paleo. We know the foods that make us feel great (and those that don't) and we do our best to stick to what works for us. Most of the time that looks like a traditional Paleo template, eliminating gluten, most grains and dairy, soy, legumes, refined sugars and processed food, but not exclusively all day, every day.

Whole30 changes that. There's no wiggle room for thirty long days. The key to our success (and successful it was) was the innovative solution I came up with for planning our meals. 

I knew I was on to something with this method and felt compelled to develop a product that I could share with you. Since starting PopularPaleo.com in 2012, my favorite thing has become teaching others how to adopt a Paleo template sensibly while still enjoying flavorful, practical food. You'll find exactly that in Dinner in 3, 2, 1 Paleo Meal Plans.

I hope you enjoy what I've put together for you.  

~ Ciarra

Pssst... I've got a full eight weeks of meal plans in the works right now too! With your purchase of the four-week Full Meal Deal, you're eligible for an exclusive discount when the eight-week plan launches in 2016.

you might wanna know...

Head's Up! This is a digital product.

If you're not keen on working with PDFs, this might not be for you.  Please be comfortable with completing an online transaction, opening a file and clicking links before purchasing these plans.

Because it's super duper easy to share, save, screenshot, etc. the content you'll buy, I'm not able to offer refunds on the product.  

Q: Worried about finding ingredients?

A: When it doubt, order it. Amazon.com is your friend! Huge variety, fast delivery.

Q: What if you don't care for a planned recipe?

A: Skip it! I have a ton of recipes on PopularPaleo.com to choose from. Just be aware that the Shopping Guides will no longer be 100% accurate.

which is right for you?

You're covered with either two or four week plans.

Dive in with the full four-week plan, Full Meal Deal.

Coming down with a fear of commitment? Try the Half Pint.

Receive 25 Paleo-Friendly Foods Found at Costco and 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners FREE with purchase of the four week plan!

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Four Week Meal Plan


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Two Week Meal Plan