Whole30 Projected Meals

See my whole30 kick-off post for shopping lists and more info


I LOVE to cook and bake.  My one request when looking for a new apartment, was a lot of counter space.  I’m used to adding sugar and butter to make things taste better so I am excited for this new challenge.  I found recipes from all over the internet and plan to adapt them as I go along.  You’ll see a lot of trends in the meals because those are our family favorites.

Whole30 recipes allow you to get creative given your constraints, and definitely great for anyone looking for a challenge.  All meals can be adapted based on the ingredients in you fridge and personal preferences.  Plus, for those not looking for huge money commitment, it’s always possible to find a cheaper option or substitutes.

Why is there no fish?
I am severely allergic to shell fish and as a result tend not to eat seafood often.  I wish that I loved fish – it is so healthy and low in cholesterol. Eric loves fish so he will be making some recipes. Here are some fish recipes: White fish with fennel, Grilled salmon with mango salsa, Blackened Cajun mahi-mahi. 8 more seafood dishes from LifeHealth HQ.

My Meal Plan:
Below you will find the meals I plan to make during week 1-4.

  • I will have the same menus during Week 1 & 3 and 2 & 4.
  • I will not be meal prepping (although I recommend that you do if you want to).  I feel miserable if I eat the same food over and over again. Therefore this is the more time consuming option (luckily I love my kitchen).
  • I will be making enough dinner to eat leftovers for lunch the next day.
  • I will repeating some breakfasts and snacks throughout the week.
  • I am sure that my meals will edited along the way so nothing is set in stone (yet!)

WEEKS 1 & 3


Breakfasts:

Breakfast 1: Sweet potato & caramelized onion hash with an egg. No time? Just sauté the onions
Breakfast 2: Egg breakfast muffins
Breakfast 3: Cinnamon apple breakfast porridge (store leftovers in mason jars or tupperware)
Breakfast 4: Applegate chicken & apple sausage with scrambled eggs
Breakfast 5: Sweet potato avocado toast
Breakfast 6: Banana chia seed pudding
Breakfast 7: Sliced Avocado and cubed butternut squash with a poached egg
Breakfast 8: Scrambled eggs with a side of sliced avocado & tomato


Snacks: 
Snack 1: Sliced apple with 1 Justin’s almond butter packet
Snack 2: Handful of  rosemary Flackers
Snack 3: Handful of Cashews
Snack 4: Mission Meats Original Graze Sticks (beef jerky)
Snack 5: Homemade kale Chips
Snack 6: A handful of blackberries and raspberries


Dinners:
Dinner 1: Slow Cooker turkey bolognese sauce with zucchini noodles and a side of steamed broccoli
Dinner 2: Slow Cooker cilantro lime chicken drumsticks with a side of garlic & herb cauliflower rice
Dinner 3: Ground turkey/onion/garlic/mushroom stuffed bell peppers with a side of kale salad (kale, tomato, carrot, broccoli slaw with Primal Kitchen greek vinaigrette)
Dinner 4: Lemon seasoned baked tilapia with a side of Balsamic roasted sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts from the Whole30 book page 262
Dinner 5: Slow Cooker whole chicken with a side of oven roasted broccoli and cauliflower (garlic salt + olive oil).  Keep the chicken bones to make your own broth
Dinner 6:  Chili!  (I am using the recipe from page 342 of the Whole30 but there are many available recipes online) with a side of sautéed kale and almonds
Dinner 7: Slow Cooker chunky vegetable soup (freeze the leftovers for week 3)


Lunch:
Leftovers from previous night’s dinner.  Make enough the night before to bring some for lunch.

WEEKS 2 & 4


Breakfasts:

Breakfast 1: Sliced melon & 1 banana sprinkled with coconut chips
Breakfast 2: Whole30 Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast 3: Simple bacon & sunny side egg
Breakfast 4: Spiralized then baked sweet potato topped with a fried egg or this recipe if feeling adventurous
Breakfast 5: Zucchini noodle breakfast bowl
Breakfast 6: Chicken sausage in scrambled eggs (or poached)
Breakfast 7: Skillet paleo “eggs in hell”
Breakfast 8: Seared Salmon Benedict from the Whole30 book page 210


Snacks: 
Snack 1: Sliced Apple with 1 Justin’s Almond Butter Packet
Snack 2: Coconut Cashew Bars
Snack 3: Mission Meats Original Graze Sticks (Beef Jerky)
Snack 4: Almond Butter, coconut flakes, and sliced banana sandwiches OR almond butter banana boat if you are feeling adventurous
Snack 5: A handful of blackberries and raspberries


Dinners:
Dinner 1: Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
Dinner 2: Zucchini noodles with creamy avocado, basil pesto with a side of Applegate chicken and apple sausages
Dinner 3: Mexican Steak with avocado salsa plus a side of quick and easy tomato salsa
Dinner 4: Grilled lemon chicken breast with potatoes, rosemary and a side of cauliflower rice tabouleh
Dinner 5: Trader Joes Turkey burger topped with caramelized onions with a side of avocado caprese salad. Optional Addition of sweet potato or portabella mushroom buns.  No time? Just sauté the onions. 
Dinner 6: Grilled chicken and kale salad with walnuts, butternut squash cubes, shredded carrots and Primal Kitchen Ranch dressing
Dinner 7: Skillet steak fajitas, put into lettuce wrap tacos


Lunch:
Leftovers from previous night’s dinner.  Make enough the night before to bring some for lunch.


Valentines Day Special: You don’t need an SO to enjoy this! Treat yourself!
Tri-tip Steak (x2) with caramelized onions, a side of veggies, and some sparkling water!
You can also check out the “Best of Whole30 Valentines Day”
Candles optional 😉

Live your life & enjoy.
-L

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