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A Whole 30 Freezer Cooking Plan

Grab this easy freezer meal plan that will help you get a ton of proteins in the freezer and ready for great meals.

A Whole 30 Freezer Cooking Plan

Yesterday was a big day! (And also why this post is later than I’d hoped.) I spent the bulk of it shopping and cooking for the freezer. As you know, it was completely decimated by the Pantry Challenge.

I’ve been really looking forward to doing a Whole 30, mainly because I’ve been tired and a bit shaky over the last month or so. I’m hoping that by focusing on nutrient-rich foods, I can trouble shoot my issues. Maybe I’m just not as young as I used to be?

Here’s hoping it’s just a blood sugar/nutrition thing.

I’ve been doing a few things to prepare for a Whole 30, including freezer cooking. I’ll have more prep work later in the week, but since I’ll be out of town tomorrow and have a busy day today, the general prep work will have to wait until Tuesday.

I wanted to share my freezer cooking plan with you in case you’re in need of a freezer full of proteins. There’s nothing weird about these meals. If you’re not doing a Whole 30, they will still be great.

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A Whole 30 Freezer Cooking Plan

Last time I did this, two years ago, one of the exhausting things was how much time I spent in the kitchen, often making two meals: one for me and one for the fam. I want to do this as little as possible this time around.

When we serve the meat sauce, some of us will have pasta; the rest of us will have spaghetti squash. When we have burgers, some will have a bun, some will have lettuce and vegetables. When we have tacos, some will have burritos, others will have lettuce wraps. Hopefully, it will all work out well and my body will get a jolt of energy.

For the curious, I started a new food journal to document my Whole 30 meals.

A Whole 30 Freezer Meal Plan

Here’s what this Freezer Meal Plan will produce:

These are very quick and easy recipes to pull together, culled from all the different recipes I made yesterday. I made other things in addition to what’s listed here which is why I spent more time in the kitchen than you will. I estimate you can whip out this list in about two to three hours, possibly less.

 

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Comments

  1. So glad you’ll be logging it again. I, like many others I’m sure, enjoy seeing the specifics on this meal plan. My biggest issue with Whole 30, though, is that it would be basically impossible for a vegetarian (or even a *mostly* vegetarian) to do. Otherwise it seems like an awesome way to “reset” your diet.

  2. What a great idea! Wish I had more than just one shelf in a shared freezer 🙁

  3. Hi Jessica- I’m so excited that you are sharing this. I like freezer meal plans. I will be starting Whole 30 soon and I see that you have created some great resources. I look forward to using them in my journey. I just ordered It Starts with Food and I am reading the Whole 30 website for information. Thanks again!

  4. Great ideas! I just finished my whole 30 but I can see myself needing this again in the not-too-distant future. It was easy for me to stick to the plan when it had an expiration date but I can see how easy it is to go back to old habits. I will probably need to do another whole 30 sooner rather than later!

  5. Here’s an idea for anyone struggling to “stick” the Whole 30. While you read this, please know that I haven’t tried a Whole 30 myself. Try having Whole 30 style days built into your regular week. I do something similar in an eating pattern called “carb cycling.” I eat a low-carb, high-protein diets 2-3 days a week and alternate these days with days eating my normal diet. Each week, I get one “reward” day for eating things like cake or having an alcoholic drink. If I am struggling with cravings, I know it’s just until tomorrow that I get to eat bread or until the weekend that I get dessert. Also, since it’s not a whole-hog style diet change, I can be flexible with myself when I need to. Yesterday was supposed to be low-carb, but it just didn’t go that way. And that’s ok! I hope this helps somebody. 🙂

    • I think this is a good idea when someone is ramping up for the Whole 30 or transitioning to regular food. Unfortunetley the program (the way its written) doesn’t allow for going off diet. Thanks for the encouragement!

  6. Kathy Cotton says:

    I am on day 19 of whole30. I’ve been enjoying all the wonderful recipes that I am able to make for myself and my family. I am easily able to share my diet with the family because I just throw in a carb for them to round out their dinner (bread, rice, beans, etc). I can’t say I haven’t had ANY cravings, but they have been so mild that I am easily overcoming them. I never thought I’d be able to say that, before starting whole30, I craved chocolate daily. Maybe it’s because I know there is an end in sight? I am going to plan an exit strategy very carefully, like I did entering whole30. I’ve read enough about people going crazy afterward, and I don’t want that to happen to me. Your freezer meals are delicious, I’ve already made a batch and have eaten them, and plan on making another batch to use in my exiting whole30. I’ve never eaten so well for so long before! I went on a doctor ordered “paleo-type” diet four years ago and lost 40 lbs in 3 months. I wasn’t allowed to eat anything with sugar, including fruits, and my cravings were my undoing (I started cheating after the third month.). With this way of eating, I am allowed some fruit. I occasionally eat a cut up apples with almond butter, berries and mangoes. I don’t like canned fruits or veg, so it’s fresh for me. Anyway, thanks for your recipes, I look forward to using more.

  7. Hi Jessica,

    I’ve been reading up on the Whole 30 plan and just wondering what brands of tomato sauce you use in your meat sauce for the freezer meals? Many traditional tomato sauces have added sugars and ingredients that don’t seem to fit the Whole 30 plan. I’m wondering how you fit the guideline of Whole 30 with (my assumption), a canned tomato sauce? Would love to make the recipe after your suggestion!

    Thanks!

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