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dinner in 10
It happens in kitchens across America every week. You know, where you go to the store with the best of intentions. You buy all the kale, broccoli, and other pretty veggies. You get them home, stock up your fridge, and think: It’s gonna be a good week!
Then stuff happens… and fast forward a week later, you find yourself throwing away a bunch of wilty kale and smushy veggies.
Every now and then there’s a night when it works. You make an awesome dinner for the fam and even if it takes you 45 minutes. It’s a WIN.
And when you feel like you’re winning at dinner, it feels like WINNING at life, right?
What if there was a way to WIN at dinner every night of the week?
Without spending 45 minutes to an hour each night to do it?
What if cooking a healthy dinner could be easier and faster than takeout?
And still include pasta.
Healthy doesn’t have
to feel so hard
It shouldn’t have to come with a bunch of rules. Or mean having to count and weigh things. Or skip whole food groups.
I believe simple, easy, beautiful and delicious food IS healthy. And visa versa.
You see, I don’t do complicated recipes. Most nights I don’t do recipes at all.
No cookbooks, no Pinterest. Just real food. Lots of veggies. And leftovers. Always leftovers.
I believe that somewhere between The Food Network and #instafood we got tricked into thinking this whole plan-shop-prep-cook thing is a lot more complicated than it needs to be. And it’s made those three little words - “What’s for Dinner?” cringeworthy.
Now you’ve got marked up pre-made meals at the grocery store, meal kits you can have delivered to your house and weekly meal plan subscription services all designed to just make eating food at home manageable.
All of those things are great and all. Thank god for them, really. Only problem is, without them, you’re lost.
Skip a week, and you’re back to Domino’s on speed dial.
And either way - the meal kit, or pizza delivery - it gets expensive.
Then you combine that with every diet trend or headline you’ve ever heard about, and “healthy” feels like Mount Everest.
Believe it or not, I haven’t always bought kale by the bunch…
There was a time when my freezer was stocked with Lean Cuisines and I thought the only way to cook vegetables was to boil them… or defrost them in a microwave…
Megan Adams Brown
certified health coach, AADP
It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with a chronic condition in my early 20s that I slowly started dipping my toe into the organic produce section of the grocery store and venturing into the kitchen.
That was more than 10 years ago.
I call myself a self-taught cook. And I have the knife and burn scars to prove it.
I’ve also set off the smoke and/or fire alarm more times than I can count. And there was even a time I opened the oven to find a roaring fire (if this ever happens to you, just close the door and run away… the lack of oxygen will eventually put it out on it’s own. There ya go, we’ll call that lesson No. 1.)
I don’t have any special cooking talent (clearly). But I don’t think anyone does, really.
That’s the beauty of cooking. Anybody can do it.
Heck, that’s how you learn. You just gotta get in the kitchen and do it.
For me, I knew it was something I had to figure out if I was going to take charge of my health. I felt the difference just eating more greens and less stuff out of a bag and my spark was lit.
But it wasn’t like the rest of life slowed down so I could cook… Quite the opposite in fact.
Doing healthy? hard? Ain’t nobody got time for that.
I’m the first to say it. I get it, I’ve got two 3 year olds. Not gonna happen.
So how do I do it?
Well, I’ve created a program to show you exactly that.
And now I want to share what’s worked for me with you…
Even if your kids still won’t touch the broccoli, at least it’s on their plate - you did it. And maybe one day they’ll forget to protest and take a bite.
You gotta start somewhere, right? Dinner in 10 helps make it a whole lot easier.
Dinner in 10 is more like an anti-diet. It’s not meant to be restrictive in any way.
It’s going to expand your meal menu, add in a lot more veggies and nutrient-dense foods - probably more than you’re used to (sorry, not sorry). ;) and show you what a healthy, balanced whole-foods diet can look like.
No need to ditch your old stand-bys. Keep enjoying your favorite cereal, chips, snacks, ice cream. Just add in as much from the meal plan as you can.
Use what works for you, in your life, the way you live it NOW.
We’re all individuals and there’s no one meal plan, or right way of eating for everyone. If there were we’d have this whole “what to eat” thing figured out by now.
So take what you like and leave the rest. But let it push you. Expand your horizons. And keep eating those greens. ;)
The best part is, you won't be doing it alone. You'll have the Dinner in 10 virtual community, which is like having a bunch of green smoothie-drinking, kale-pushing (but not in an annoying way) friends that make you want to order the salad too.
Dinner in 10 gives you the system, the support and gets rid of as many of the excuses and obstacles as possible, so you can really do this.
Yes, this is so much more than a meal plan. It’s the last meal plan you’ll ever need...
Unlike pre-made meals and dinner ingredients that come in a box, Dinner in 10 shows you how to DIY it. It teaches you how to fish (so to speak).
At the end of 4 weeks, you'll have this system down. And you'll save money in the long run, too. Best of all, you'll be feeding yourself and the ones you love healthy, simple, beautiful, delicious food for. evah.
No kit required.
With Megan’s system I can get dinner ready in 10 minutes leaving more time for the kiddos and me. Before, I’d always feel too exhausted to cook anything at the end of the day and we’d end up eating poorly because of it. With this system I’m prepared for the week, everything’s ready to go, so no excuses. The meals are fast and easy and there’s less mess and clean up, too. It’s been life changing!
- Katie D., Houston, TX, interior designer & mom of 2
When you sign up for Dinner in 10, over the course of the next 4 weeks you’ll get everything you need to take all the thought, planning and stress out of what the heck to eat for the week. Each week, you’ll learn the ropes as you follow the steps.
And I’ll be right there with you - in your email inbox and videos on your computer or phone. Here’s exactly what you’ll get:
Even my husband, who would happily eat fast food for every meal, loves the food. His favorite is the veggie wrap, which would be shocking to all who know him! We have loved introducing our son to new flavors and textures every day."
- Melinda G., Dallas, TX, attorney & mom
When you said dinner in 10, I didn't realize that it would actually only take 10 minutes! The grocery bill was another surprise. I spent less than I normally do on groceries and we actually ate it all and it was so much healthier."
- Rita C., Wichita Falls, TX, dental hygienist
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I was surprised that only after a couple days I felt better and had a lot more energy. The best part was seeing my six year old get into it. Every night she’d ask all excited, “What’s for dinner tonight?!” It turned what used to be a dreaded question in our house into a delight. I was also just happy that I could still eat pasta. :) I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to feel like I’m eating healthy without following a particular diet. I learned so much about food and what healthy really is and I feel more balanced myself."
- Julie C., Dallas, TX, business owner & mom of 2
Let's get cooking!
The entire 4-week program is available now for $199.
This includes the complete program and system, all of the meal plans, shopping lists, step-by-step instructions, guidebooks, cheat sheets, Dinner in 10 community and access to me, your health coach.
And there’s a 100% risk-free, money-back guarantee. If you start the program and if, for whatever reason, it’s not right for you, I’ve included a 7-day money back guarantee.
Be sure to check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ) below.
I’m happy to answer any questions you may have or talk to you more about the program. Just drop me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!
How many people do the recipes serve?
All of the dinner recipes in Dinner in 10 are written for 3-4 people (or 2 adults and 2 small children). Some will have leftovers that you’ll use in subsequent meals, too. Breakfasts are about the same 3-4 people (or 2 adults and 2 small children). Lunch varies but generally assumes you’re just feeding yourself.
What are the meals like?
Dinner in 10 includes a variety of flavors and ingredients to get you cooking different things in different ways. All of the meals are made with whole, real-food ingredients, with an emphasis on the veg. You'll be eating old favorites like pasta primavera, roasted chicken and vegetables, stir-fry, salmon, pork chops; and healthier takes on old favorites like tacos, pizza and pasta Alfredo. Breakfast and lunch options include things like smoothies, grain bowls, pre-made salads and wraps.
Can I still have bread, sugar, alcohol, etc.?
YES! YES! YES! Dinner in 10 is NOT a diet. I repeat. This is NOT a DIET. This is a program to help you eat more whole, real foods, and make eating generally healthier easier and more accessible for you. If you like having a bread roll with your dinner. Keep having it. If you eat ice cream for dessert, don’t stop. Do use the meal plans to add more whole, real, nutritious foods and meals to your week. Just take it one meal, one day, one week at a time. Usually what happens is as you add in more nutritious, healthy foods to your diet, they naturally crowd out the not-so-healthy stuff. Just see what happens….
What can I expect to spend in groceries?
Around $150-$200 the first week or two, less after that. In these first couple of weeks you'll likely be spending a bit more if you need to stock up on some of the pricier pantry staples like oils, nuts, spices etc. Once you have these items in stock though, week to week you should see a reduction in your weekly grocery bill, especially if you're going from a more processed or ready-made meal shopping list. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. cost a lot less than packaged and pre-made food.
Why 4 weeks?
Studies show it takes about a month to make something a habit. Dinner in 10 cuts out the planning part and reduces the stress around meal prep so you can focus on the fun part: the actual cooking and eating. It’s kinda like learning how to meal prep with training wheels. The done-for-you plans, step-by-step instructions and helpful tips make the whole thing so much easier and lets you get in the groove of preparing wholesome, healthy and delicious dinners during the week. Most importantly, you’ll get used to a process that helps you get dinner together in around 10 minutes most week nights. And that’s something you can really stick with!
What if I’m traveling one of the weeks?
No prob! Dinner in 10 is designed for you to be able to go at your own pace. Just pick right back up where left of when you get back. You’ll always have access to the meal plans, videos and content so you can come back to them again and again.
What if I start and something comes up and I don't have time?
When you purchase Dinner in 10, you're buying the program for life. You'll always have access to the meal plans, videos, materials, etc. It's designed so you can follow the program at your own pace, however it works best for you. Each meal plan and accompanying videos and materials are released week by week so you only have to think about what you're doing that week. I don't want to overwhelm you with a bunch of plans and recipes that you don't need - that's why we do it that way. So, if you have an off week, just skip it and come back to it at the end, or try it again the next week and keep going from there. It's totally up to you.
What about when it’s over?
Keep going! By the end you’re going to feel more comfortable and confident in the kitchen. Take the recipes and plans from over the past four weeks and continue to use them as is to make your life easier, or get creative, change them up to make your own with other recipes from Dinner in 10, recipes from meganadamsbrown.com or your favorite recipe sites and blogs.
I’m following a paleo (or gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.) diet. Will Dinner in 10 work with this way of eating?
Absolutely. Dinner in 10 is designed to follow a balanced, whole, real-foods diet. That the foods be whole, and real are the only requirements. That being said, it leans toward and can easily be modified to be 100% paleo. With just a few modifications, you’re there. It’s also mostly naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free, simply because most whole, real, nutritious foods don’t contain these ingredients. So if you’re following one of these ways of eating, Dinner in 10 is a great way to make it easier for you.
I’m vegetarian or vegan. Can I skip the meat and still use Dinner in 10?
While there are some vegetarian and vegan meals included in Dinner in 10, the majority of the meals do include meat or fish - probably 75 percent. I’d say it would be hard to omit animal proteins and ensure you’re still meeting nutritional needs following this plan.
I’m pregnant or breastfeeding. Will the meal plan meet my nutritional needs?
I can’t see why not! Dinner in 10 is not a diet and it’s not meant to be exclusive, as in, you can only eat these foods. Think of it more like the foods in Dinner in 10 are ideas to help you add more super healthy foods to your diet and make it easier to get them in regularly. Keep eating your old favorites, and eat - please EAT - foods that aren’t included in these plans. No rules here. No restrictions. Ever. Of course, always consult your physician if you have diet concerns or if you’re making any major changes to the way you’re eating.
This entire 4-week program is only $199.
That's about $49 a week - what you could easily spend on takeout for a family, in just one meal.
Skip the last minute delivery...
If you start the program and if, for whatever reason, it’s not right for you, I’ve included a 7-day money back guarantee.
You have nothing to loose... except maybe your relationship with your pizza delivery man...
See you in Dinner in 10!