Meal Planning And Prep Whole30 Week 4

Well even though this past week was “week 4” of the Whole30, I still have until next Tuesday to complete the full 30 days. I’m already wondering if my meals will change at all from what I’ve been eating and I don’t think they really will. Except for adding desserts back in- which will probably be paleo whenever possible. And let’s not forget about the wine, but that goes without saying. 

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 I ended up choosing simpler meals for last week to reduce the time I had to spend meal prepping. I talked last week about how I struggled with the amount of time I was putting towards this as well as how much we were spending on food. Well, I reduced the time greatly but the cost was pretty much the same. Actually it was a little higher with an extra stop at Whole Foods on Wednesday. 

Here was last week’s meal plan:

Sunday: Steak, roasted butternut squash, roasted broccoli

Monday: Baked salmon, baked potatoes, sautéed spinach/kale

Tuesday: Chicken things, purple potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, onion, garlic in crock pot

Wednesday: Baked tilapia, roasted red potatoes, asparagus

Thursday: Bison burgers, sweet potato fries, green beans

Friday: Spaghetti squash with paleo meatballs and spinach

Saturday: Meatloaf, sweet potato and applesauce mash, salad

Breakfasts: Sausage, sweet potato, and egg frittata with other veggies and eggs with bacon, plantains, and spinach

Lunches: Salads with steak or grilled chicken, leftovers

Snacks/Other: Plantain chips, fruit (apples, pears, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries), baby carrots with almond butter

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 Here is what I prepped last weekend:

-washed and store berries

-made 2 batches of meatballs (we were eating one last Saturday, so I doubled the recipe and froze half)

-washed and cut broccoli, peppers, cauliflower, and cucumbers

-made frittata (I made 2 trays and froze one for a week when I don’t have time to meal prep)

-Rob grilled chicken on our indoor grill

-made plantain chips

-marinated steaks for Sunday’s dinner

-roasted veggies for lunches (sweet potatoes, broccoli, and zucchini)

Since there wasn’t much cooking or measuring involved it saved me some time getting this all done. I’m hoping to use some of those strategies moving into meal planning and prepping for next week!

Are there any meals that you like to double the recipe and freeze half of it?

What was your favorite meal last week?

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

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24 thoughts on “Meal Planning And Prep Whole30 Week 4

    • I know, I can’t wait! I’m starting to get in the mindset that I’m done even though there’s 2 more days. I feel like I got enough out of it and now I’m just ready to be able to indulge when I want to:)

  1. This meal prep makes a lot of sense to me. The thought of having breakfast ready to go (frittata) as well as all veggies and fruits washed and cut accordingly would make life a lot easier during the week, and cut down on the times that I eat less than healthy dinners because they are low-effort when I don’t feel like spending time prepping vegetables.
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    • I need to start doubling recipes and freezing stuff more! It would be nice to have more options on hand, especially when we don’t have time to cook or food prep!

    • The prep I posted about yesterday took just over an hour I think…I was also making dinner for that night at the same time, so that added on a bit but still not too bad!

    • I’ve been really liking roasting a whole bunch of veggies over the weekend and then eating them cold during the week- they make for a great lunch along with a leftover meat from dinner!

    • Thanks! I never used to care about this stuff but now its just become part of my routine. I know I would feel really “off” if I didn’t eat relatively well.

    • I just really thought about how I should be freezing stuff more often. It would be nice to not have to meal prep certain things once in a while!

  2. Lisa, I saw the paleo meatballs on your meal plan last week and we made them on Saturday. Not bad, but I think I’ll try some additional spices in the marinara…it was a little too plain jane for me. If you make any modifications, I’d love to hear about them!

    I’ve never done a Whole 30 because I don’t think I could eat that clean for that long of a period, so congrats to you! Plus, I love an occasional glass of wine!
    Marnie @ SuperSmartMama recently posted…Exercise Recap + Meal Plan: February 2015, Week 1My Profile

    • I didn’t do any modifications but I’m sure you could just add more italian spices! The one thing I did was add some plain tomato sauce to the recipe because I felt like there wasn’t enough marinara to cover everything.

  3. You’re a meal prep machine! I like to plan meals that will have leftovers but I’ve never planned to freeze. It’s a great idea so I have no idea why I’ve never done it.

    WTG with the Whole 30! I was curious about how much the Whole 30 program changes the way people eat long term.
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    • I felt the same way when I realized should be freezing some food when I’m already doing the meal prep- it won’t really take more time to double the recipe!

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