AH! It’s almost here! I’m so excited to get started on the Whole30 Program with you all! If you haven’t already had the chance to read the past few posts about getting prepared for the journey, please take a second to check these out:
Ok, did you read those? Then we are almost ready! I’ve been creating our meal plan while keeping in mind that the most likely way that we can all stick to this is to make the plan VERY TASTY and as EASY as possible for all cooking levels. These recipes have all been tested by my family and me and are 100% taste bud approved. They are also easy for any cook to get the hang of so even if you aren’t super comfortable in the kitchen, you will be able to follow these recipes!
You will notice that a lot of our lunches are actually leftovers from dinner from the night before. I like to do this so that there is less prepping and less cooking overall. After dinner each night, simply pack up the leftovers for your lunch the next day. That way, your lunch is ready to go before you even wake up. If you are completely against leftovers, you can mix and match any of these and make more recipes so that you have fresh options for lunch. A big part of Whole30 is breaking up our love affair and emotional tie to food so I would really encourage you to overcome the idea that we have to have something different at every single meal! I also like to reuse recipes for breakfast so that I’m not spending too much brain power each morning thinking about what I’m going to cook…but if you feel like something different one day, mix it up! As long as you are sticking to the Whole30 program, you don’t have to worry about following every meal I’m doing exactly!
** Here’s a fair warning Disclaimer for the meal plan: Sometimes the meals I put on the plan aren’t “full” meals in the eyes of the Whole30 program because they are lacking some portion that is necessary to create a balanced meal. They might be missing good fat, protein, or veggies. Mostly this happens because I don’t haven enough room to add them in my editing software and I put priority on listing the meals you might need a recipe for- so make sure that you read over the Whole30 Program Rules and are eating complete meals! **
All of the recipes for Week 1 are located in these three articles:
We also have the Meal Prep directions here:
I will be Periscoping my first Meal Prep on January 3rd. If you follow me on Periscope @deeannaheavilin you will be alerted when I go live! Make sure that you have a lot of clean tupperware ready for your first prep. It’s really important to meal prep each week so that you have that your meals are easily accessible and ready for you each evening!
Lastly, the grocery list! This list is to make enough for 4 people each week so if you are cooking for less, you can adjust your quantities down.
Are you guys as excited as I am? Don’t forget that you can draw inspiration from any other Whole30 sources that you have if you just aren’t feelin’ what we’re cooking!