Meal Planning And Prep: Whole30 Week 1

Well, I am almost through my first week of the Whole30! I would say it’s going well so far, and hasn’t been too difficult. I am still working on adding new things to my meals and making sure they are more filling so that I don’t feel as much of a need to snack. Today I will be sharing my meal planning and prep for last week and maybe I will give you some ideas for the upcoming week!

weekly meal planning and food prep

 Meal Plan 1/4-1/10 

Sunday:  Homemade pizza (last day before starting the Whole30!)

Monday: Baked salmon, roasted red potatoes, asparagus

Tuesday: Coconut crusted turkey burgers topped with avocado, sweet potato fries, roasted broccoli and cauliflower

Wednesday: Butternut squash with ground beef and onions with green beans

Thursday:  Pan-fried lemon chicken, simple braised root vegetables, baked potatoes

Friday: Paleo crock pot meatballs, spaghetti squash, salad

Saturday: Bison bacon sweet potato sliders, sauteed spinach

Breakfasts: Any kind of eggs with veggies and bacon, leftover veggies from dinners, egg frittatas

Lunches: Leftovers from dinners and salads with steak or chicken and veggies

Snacks: Baked plantain chips, apples, pears, berries, almonds, cashew cookie LARABARS, any food that was leftover in the fridge


 Here is how I prepped this week: 

-roasted spaghetti squash

-cut broccoli

-roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli

-made egg frittata

-cooked flat iron steak

-sliced peppers

-grilled chicken

-sliced cucumbers

-washed and cut berries

-baked plantains

I’m kind of excited to try to branch out a bit this upcoming week as I am figuring out more about how much food we need for these types of meals to also allow leftovers.

I’ll also be linking up with Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers on Sunday for their meal planning link-up!

What are you planning to make this week?

Are there any vegetables that I should try to incorporate into my meal plan for this upcoming week?

 Do you have any good Whole30 recipes to share?

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35 thoughts on “Meal Planning And Prep: Whole30 Week 1

    • I went grocery shopping today and forgot to get them! I don’t know why but they are the one thing that I seem to always forget!

    • Thanks Tina! I think it helps that I was eating somewhat similar to this before, but over the holidays I went a little overboard with the treats and wine so it is a bit of an adjustment to cut those out completely! But, I am already almost a week through so I have a feeling that these 30 days will go by quickly:)

    • I think I would always end up back at the store if I didn’t plan my meals! Even when I plan I still manage to forget stuff:)

    • Good luck if you decide to try it! I thought it would be harder than its been. I think as long as you have enough good food that you are happy to eat, you don’t miss the other stuff as much:)

  1. Those sweet potato sliders look so good!! I have been so content with “bunless” burgers that I’ve never attempted a sweet potato or any other type of bun. I love your meal planning – one thing so cool about Whole30 is that it gets you experimenting with things you never would otherwise. I’m planning to try out that ketchup this week! My family is a bit ketchup obsessed so not sure how an unsweetened version will go over, but, we’ll see! Enjoy your weekend :)
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    • I’m excited to eat the sliders tonight and I’m not sure whether or not I’ll actually eat them with the “bun” or what but it’s a nice option! Also planning to try out the ketchup tonight with this meal instead of guacamole (since I don’t really like it, but want something to give them some more flavor).

  2. Nice job on your first week :)
    I highly recommend the “Sweet Potato Hash” from It Starts With Food. It was my favorite meal during my Whole 30. I replaced the sweet potato with butternut squash though. Ground turkey + roasted butternut squash + green bell peppers + 1/8 tsp each paprika & cinnamon. Delicious!
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    • That sounds really good! I will need to add that into next week’s plan since I already went grocery shopping this weekend. Although I probably have all those ingredients anyway so maybe I can make it happen:)

    • For some reason at home I don’t miss the bun at all but when I go out I am way more likely to eat it (maybe just because its there?) either way I love sweet potatoes so I will be happy to eat them either as a bun or on the side! Oh and I’ll have to check out Practical Paleo, thanks for sharing!

    • They’re really good, but I can’t believe I went grocery shopping today and forgot to buy more plantains! Guess I won’t be making plantain chips this week.

  3. Good job on the food prep! I think Whole 30 is a great base for a healthy diet. I don’t eat that way exactly because I eat a mostly vegan diet for ethical reasons, but otherwise there are a lot of similarities in my diet to paleo. I don’t eat many grains or sweets, but I need beans and tofu! Tons of veggies is the way to go though, regardless of the rest of your diet. Good luck continuing with it!
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    • I definitely agree that veggies are so important! The Whole30 seemed like a great way for me to get back on track after the holidays and focus on eating lots of fruits and veggies while cutting out processed foods. Thanks for your support!

    • It has definitely made this whole process much easier! The plantain chips were really good but unfortunately I forgot to buy more plantains this week! I ended up trying baked apples chips instead. Hopefully they are good!

  4. Your meal prep looks great! I had such a hard time with Whole 30, mostly because I love smoothies, banana pancakes, and my cauliflower pizza crust and on whole 30 I wasn’t “allowed” that stuff! Boohoo! But, I hope you are successful with it, it really does help you think about what you are feeding your body! Have a great week!
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    • There are definitely things I am missing including smoothies! I was also eating a lot of paleo “treats” (like baked stuff) which I can’t have on Whole30…its also hard to give up wine! But its only 30 days and I am definitely learning a lot from the experience!

    • Thanks! It’s a great experience so far. I felt like this was a good time to do it since I don’t have any travel plans or other things going on, which I think would make it much more challenging!

    • I actually don’t make the dough…we used store bought and put the pizza together at home.We used to make our own using the little packets of yeast and grilling it but it was SO much work and SO messy!

    • Usually I eat it with meatballs or chicken and tomato sauce, and maybe spinach. I kind of just use it in the same way I would use pasta!

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