Real Food For Real Life

Real Food for Real Life is for people who never stop searching for solutions and inspiration to improve their lives. While we focus primarily on the Paleo and Clean Eating lifestyles, our goal is to give you real food alternatives for your real life—whether that means eating healthier, managing your weight, simplifying your life or simply getting your family around the dinner table. We’ll do this each episode by bringing you a lively mix of informative interviews with some of the most notable names in food, health and fitness.
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Jan 19, 2017

About Ciarra Hannah

Ciarra Hannah is the author of the best-selling Frugal Paleo Cookbook and the creator of the drool-worthy blog, Popular Paleo. She transitioned to a Paleo lifestyle in 2012 while researching ways to support an autoimmune hypothyroid and improve her overall health. Shortly after adopting the diet she started where recipes and articles are focused on simplifying Paleo for everyday people like her who share a common goal of improving health through focused nutrition... and really great food.

Ciarra focuses on sharing ways to adopt Paleo in a sensible and delicious way. Her goal is to make food so good anyone will love it — Paleo or otherwise. She lives in Tacoma, WA, with her husband and two rockstar kids.

Books & Meal Plans by Ciarra Hannah:

The Frugal Paleo Cookbook
Dinner in 3, 2, 1 Paleo Meal Plans: An innovative and realistic approach to meal planning.

Social Media and Email Contacts:

The Popular Scoop (eNewsletter): sign up here! Website:





Periscope: @PopularPaleo

Plans for 2017

2017 is going to be a great year! With a well-stocked blog, a best-selling book under my belt, and four years of lessons learned in my rear-view mirror, I’m excited to start showcasing all of those resources in new, practical ways for those looking to start Paleo for the first time or fine-tune their personal template.

Look for more meal plans, cooking tutorials, and time-saving recipes from the girl who loves to eat great food without being chained to the kitchen. If you love to cook great (yet simple) meals, but can’t stand the idea of extra dishes to wash, you and I have a lot in common. Stay connected to Popular Paleo and let’s take steps — no matter how small — toward better health together.

Jan 5, 2017

About Mel:

Melissa Joulwan is the author of the best-selling Well Fed cookbook series and the blog, where she writes about her triumphs and failures in the gym, in the kitchen, and in life. Her newest cookbook is Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes Or Less. 

After a lifetime of yo-yo dieting and food as the enemy, Melissa found the paleo diet in 2009 and has been happily following it ever since. That year, she also underwent a thyroidectomy. In the aftermath of the surgery and recovery, she became particularly interested in how diet affects hormones, body composition, mood, and motivation. These days, Melissa’s workouts are just as likely to include yoga and meditation as lifting heavy things and sprinting to stay ahead of the stopwatch.

Well Fed 2 was named one of the best books of 2013 by and was a Washington Post best seller. Her first cookbook Well Fed appeared on the Wall Street Journal best sellers list, and she’s the author of the recipes in the New York Times bestselling book It Starts With Food by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig.

She writes a column for Paleo Magazine and her recipes have been featured in print in Low Sugar Living, Inspire Health, and Where Women Cook, and online at,,,, and Men’s Journal. She has been a featured chef for U.S. Wellness Meats and Lava Lake Lamb, as well as an instructor at Whole Foods.

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