It’s that time again! The new year is almost here and for some of us, that means a change in eating habits. This January my husband and I are doing another round of Whole30. In its’ simplest form Whole30 is a paleo diet with a few more restrictions. You can read more about what is allowed and how to follow the program here.
We have made all these recipes and they are some of our favorite go-to’s. The shopping list that accompanies this meal plan is at the bottom of this post. This plan is created with 2 adults in mind. All the dinner recipes have serving sizes of 4-8 and we are using leftovers for lunch. Let’s face it, eating Whole30 can be expensive which is why this meal plan is set up the way it is. By utilizing leftovers and using recipes that have common ingredients, the waste is minimized which helps ease the blow to your grocery budget.
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I like to keep breakfasts simple, especially when doing a Whole30. The prosciutto egg cups are made in bulk and can be heated as needed. Pre-slice the sweet potato and keep in the fridge so they are ready to toast.
Proscuitto egg cups –with side fruit
Sweet potato toast – Be sure to use compliant toppings.
Lunches are mostly compromised of leftovers paired with a side salad.
There will also be some shredded chicken left from the whole chicken. I like to use it to make quick taco salads when in a pinch.
This meal plan is a little more flexible in the fact there isn’t a meal assigned to a particular night. Organize it to fit your schedule.
Chicken sweet potato and kale soup- In lieu of the chicken breast in this recipe, we will use a cooked whole chicken that you will debone and use half for this recipe.
Coconut lime chicken– serve with salad or veggie
Mexican zucchini and beef skillet– We like to top this with avocado or compliant guacamole.
I like to always include a “flex meal” in my meal planning. A meal that uses up any leftover produce, is quick and simple to make, and can be used for any meal of the day. Just whenever you need it.
Saute any leftover veggies (you probably will have kale, onion, and mushrooms), add Aidells Chicken and Apple Sausage, and an egg. Quick and easy one skillet meal!
Apple, celery and compliant nut butter (we like almond or cashew)
Carrots, celery, and guacamole
These snacks will make use of the produce you have already purchased for meals to help minimize waste. They are listed under optional on the shopping list. You may want to add other snacks as well.
Here are a few more products and snack options that we love, especially when doing a Whole30. Certain items may be hard to find in rural areas but most of these can be purchased through Amazon or Thrive Market.
- Larabars– Not all bars are Whole30 approved so check labels. Our favorite flavors are Apple Pie, Cashew Cookie, and Coconut Cream Pie.
- Chomp Sticks– These can be found online but also at Trader Joes and Target.
- Primal Kitchen Ceaser Dressing
- Kombucha- check labels
- La Croix
I hope this helps you jumpstart into a happy and healthy new year!