Whole 30 Meal Plan, Week 1

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I’m doing things a bit differently with the Weekly Meal Plan posts. This week my husband and I are starting the Whole 30, so the posts will feature recipes we’re trying that comply with Whole 30 rules.

Growing in His Glory: Whole30 Meal Plan for the Week

Aren’t familiar with the Whole 30? Here’s a little background: Created by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, the Whole 30 is a 30-day nutritional program designed to reset your metabolism, end unhealthy addictions and cravings, heal your gut, and restore your immune system. The goal is not weight loss but healing. It’s about getting rid of the foods that are making you sick so your body can heal.

Despite 12 weeks going gluten-free, I still feel like there are some unresolved health issues for me. For one, I’m seriously hooked on sugar, and I’d like to curb those cravings. I need a healthier relationship with food, especially sugar. I’m also hoping to restore my energy levels, balance my out-of-whack hormones, and determine if certain foods are causing me inflammation. My husband will also be joining me in the Whole 30 challenge.

So each week, not only will I be sharing the Whole 30 meals we’re eating, but also I’ll report on how we’re doing and feeling, as well as which meals we liked/didn’t like, and tips for making the Whole 30 work.

You can’t just jump into a Whole 30. It requires planning and preparation because you can’t stop at McDonald’s or pick up a frozen pizza when you’re hungry. So, I’m posting all our meals for the week, including snacks.

Here’s our Whole 30 meal plan in this our first week:

Breakfasts

Fortunately, we like eggs in our house because we will be eating dozens of them 🙂

  • Eggs (scrambled, hardboiled, fried, omelets)
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Applegate chicken sausage
  • Fruit (berries, apples, pears)
  • Leftovers

Lunches

Snacks

It is essential to have snacks on hand. Here are some I’m trying out:

  • Cauliflower Hummus w/ carrot sticks & cucumber slices
  • Whole 30 compliant Larabars
  • Apple slices with almond butter
  • Fruits {berries, oranges, apples, and pears}
  • Almonds, cashews, walnuts, & pecans
  • Organic turkey
  • Guacamole w/ carrot sticks & cucumber slices

Sunday

Crockpot Chicken w/ green beans & salad

Monday

Grilled Salmon w/ Avocado Salsa with mixed greens salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tuesday

Hamburger Steak w/ Sauteed Balsamic Mushrooms & steamed broccoli

Wednesday

Shredded Salsa Chicken on baked potato w/ guacamole & roasted broccoli

Thursday

Thai Beef with Cabbage (minus the peanuts) w/ fruit

Friday

 Greek Meatballs w/ Avocado Tzatziki Sauce w/ roasted sweet potatoes & cauliflower

Saturday

Leftovers

 I’m excited about our first week in the Whole 30 and will let you know how it goes!

Have you done a Whole 30? Any advice? 

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  1. I’m planning for my Whole 30 as well! I’m going to start in 2 weeks, so I’m taking time this week to plan and freeze some items in advance to make meal prep easier. My goal is to have meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and a few other easy things made in the freezer by the time I’m ready to start.
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  2. Karen Thomason says:

    I embarked on a Whole 30 adventure this past November. I only made it a little more than two weeks due to Thanksgiving temptations (my timing was a little too ambitious), but I am also preparing to try again and complete the 30 days. I have to say that I have tried different strategies and ideas to cleanse the system and whatnot, but I have never felt as good as I did with Whole 30. Even in just 2 weeks I could tell a significant improvement with bloating, brain fog, and overall energy levels. I’m excited for you and Daniel and hope you find the results you are looking for! I’m also really happy you are posting meal plans 😉
    I will say absolutely one of the most challenging aspects of this venture is the convenience factor, especially if you are used to just grabbing something when you are hungry or tired and do not want to put a lot of effort into prep work (which would be me 4 days/week). So for me, it helped tremendously to do some make-ahead meals and freeze them for such days. Hummus and guacamole are wonderful for livening up those veggies, too 🙂 I had not come across cauliflower hummus, so I look forward to hearing how it comes out!

  3. Okay, the food still looks good on the Whole 30 plan… I am interested in hearing how you feel with this change of diet…
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