Here’s my meal plan for the week, Whole 30 compatible, and pretty darn delicious!
As you know, we are into our Whole 30 here. I say we because my husband and eldest son are joining me. I’m afraid it may be difficult for my husband being at work for two meals of the day, but we’ll see how our meal planning goes.
Speaking of meal planning, if you’d like some extra help in that department, today I’m sharing my week’s meal plan. Since the Whole 30 focuses on three square meals a day, this plan includes 21 meals, a little bit bigger than the meal plans I normally post. Feel free to mix and match as you please.
I sent a copy to my mom last week, and I think they’re going to start the plan soon as well. I’m out of town for all of Monday — should be interesting eating on the road — so I’ll be doing my big meal prepping (chopping, slicing, dicing) later this week.
A Whole 30 Weekly Meal Plan
I have the meal plan and grocery list available in a free download for you, my friends. Please be sure to read all the notes!
Here’s how it’s looking this week:
My kids who don’t want what I’m making will have cereal, granola, or oatmeal with fruit.
- Denver Scramble – Make sure to use Whole 30 compliant ham or substitute compliant chopped sausage or prosciutto for the ham.
- Skillet Eggs – Don’t worry about which type of greens. Just use what you have.
- Scrambled Egg with Homemade Spicy Turkey Sausage with Garlic and Basil, Mixed Sauteed or Roasted Vegetables (from leftover dinner)
- Stuffed Breakfast Potato – Don’t use the cheese or sour cream. Use a sweet potato if you struggle with limiting your white potato intake.
- Sweet Potato Hashbrowns with Chicken and Apple Sausage, Sautéed Mushrooms, Sliced Tomato, and Avocado
- Jessika’s Roasted Vegetables* with Chicken and Apple Sausage tossed in; season with Herbes de Provence
- Fajita Omelet – Don’t use the cheese or sour cream.
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If my kiddos aren’t into what I’m having, they can have sandwiches or quesadillas. These are all very packable lunches so I should be able to provide lunch for my husband.
- Chef’s Salad with Garlicky Anchovy Vinaigrette – Omit cheese.
- Chopped Salad with Avocado and Radish with Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken
- Cumin-Scented Cabbage Salad with Grilled Shrimp (this could be leftover Shrimp on the Barbie from a supper.)
- Ginger-Sesame Turkey Salad on a bed of greens or in lettuce wraps – Substitute coconut aminos for the soy sauce. Substitute chicken for turkey.
- Green Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Almonds – Omit cheese and add chopped steak, roast beef or chicken.
- Poorman’s Chicken Caesar Salad – Omit the Romano cheese and croutons.
- The Great Tuna Salad in lettuce wraps
My kids will all have the same as us Whole 30 people, but I’ll add pasta or rice if they need it. They probably won’t.
- Shrimp on the Barbie and Mixed Grilled Vegetables – Add a baked sweet potato if you think you’ll be extra hungry. If the weather isn’t grill-friendly, sauté the shrimp in a hot skillet.
- Grilled or Broiled Steaks with Sautéed Mushrooms, Roast Sweet Potatoes, Steamed Vegetables (grill or broiler)
- Grilled Salmon with Spicy Seafood Rub, served with Cajun Spiced Cauliflower and a green salad (grill or broiler)
- Sauerkraut and Spareribs – We usually have this with boiled potatoes. Limit your potatoes (or omit) if you tend to overload. (slow cooker)
- Beef and Eggplant Stew with Mashed Potatoes and Easy Garlic Green Beans – Omit the flour. Choose from Rebel with a Cause Potatoes or Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Olive Oil and Garlic (slow cooker)
- Spicy Southwest Grilled Chicken and Jessika’s Roasted Vegetables – Omit the soy sauce from the chicken marinade or use coconut aminos instead. If the weather isn’t grill-friendly, sauté the chicken in a hot skillet.
- Thursday Night Soup – use up the leftovers from the week in this soup. (stovetop)
The Whole 30 “rules” are designed to help you beat your cravings and reset your body to enjoy nutrient-rich foods. Having done this once before, I know that it was nice to have a good hot drink each morning and to have the occasional “sweet” to enjoy with my meal.
- Monkey Salad
- Homemade Salsa – You can use this as a topping for some breakfast recipes.
- Coconut Latte – hot coffee or espresso with light, canned coconut milk (foamed if you have the means) and a sprinkle of cinnamon and cocoa powder. This is also tasty served over ice.
- Green Tea – hot or iced
- Occasional fruit or nut side dish