Whole 30: Week One

It's funny that we started our second Whole 30 this week. Not funny in a haha way because no one is laughing when you cut bread from your diet, but funny none the less because I am the least likely of us 5 to ever do something like this. I don't exercise or eat organic and it's odd for me to even know about the latest diet fad let alone jump on the bandwagon. Yet, here we are, in our second Whole 30 within 5 months. 

Do not mistake me for an expert, I am not. But I do have the added benefit of going into this with my eyes wide open... I know how hard this is and how much work it can take and still I think the benefits out weigh it all. 

To Start, a successful Whole 30 is all about planning, planning, planning. So I thought I might share our week one meal plan with you.

Monday: 

  • Breakfast: Egg Casserole (I baked this, with slight modifications, in the oven on Sunday to prepare and then boom, lunches!)
  • Lunch: Salad
  • Dinner: Grilled Chicken Patties with Brussel Sprouts
  • Snack: Plantain Chips with Bruschetta 

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Eggs over easy
  • Lunch: Potato Hash (I made a huge batch of this in our griddle and put it in tupperware for easy access) and Egg Casserole
  • Dinner: Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken with roasted root veggies and cooked broccoli, can't claim to have made this... thanks Shannon!
  • Snack: Freeze Dried Fruit

Wednesday:

  • Breakfast: Fresh Fruit
  • Lunch: Leftovers and Chopped Veggies
  • Dinner: Brinner (Chicken Apple Sausage from Costco and Scrambled Eggs)
  • Snack: Apple Sauce and Chopped Veggies

Thursday:

  • Breakfast: Egg Casserole and Breakfast Hash
  • Lunch: Salad with avocado and chicken and a soft boiled egg (courtesy of Grace)
  • Dinner: Crock-Pot Pulled Pork over a bed of lettuce with a side of potato wedges
  • Snack: Cucumbers and Carrots

Friday:

  • Breakfast: Fresh Fruit and a soft boiled egg
  • Lunch: Leftovers and Fruit
  • Dinner: Shepherds Pie (Tim loved this when I made it on our last Whole 30) and a side salad
  • Snack: Celery with Almond Butter

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: Chicken Apple Sausage with Sunny Side Up Eggs
  • Lunch: Grilled Chicken and Salad
  • Dinner: Crockpot Beef Stew and Mashed Potatoes
  • Snack: Homemade Lara Bars (from Jolie who is the queen of Whole30)

Sunday:

  • Breakfast: Omlets
  • Lunch: Nachos on plantain chips instead of sweet potato chips
  • Dinner: Hamburgers in a lettuce wrap with cooked broccoli and fruit
  • Snack: Fresh Fruit

So there you go, week one planned. A few take aways from this meal planning: don't forget to also plan the snacks, eggs will save your life, and the more you can make in bulk the easier your life is during the busyiness of the week. 

Here we are 3 days in and going strong but I am already over the amount of dishes I do while one Whole 30. I'll be back next week with some of my Whole 30 staples to put on your shopping list if you ever feel brave enough to stop eating all of God's goodness.

The Cute One,

Rylee