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2018 Whole30 – The Fourth Round is a Charm! (Week 1 Meal Plan)

2018 Whole30 – The Fourth Round is a Charm! (Week 1 Meal Plan)

This post may contain affiliate links. I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post.  If I’m lucky.  😉 2018 Whole30 – The Fourth Round is a Charm! Alright, here we go!  I am excited to share our meal plans with you for this, my fourth round of Whole30. I have learned a lot during my past 3 rounds, much of which I hope to pass on to you this time.  If you want more info on…

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Five Reasons Why You Should do a Whole30

Five Reasons Why You Should do a Whole30

Five Reasons Why You Should do a Whole30  You want to make meal planning and preparation challenging for say… a month.  😉 Wait, what? Okay, for reals…  While the above might have some truth to it, here are five real, impactful reasons why you should do a Whole30.   You have some serious cravings for some seriously not good stuff.  Do you crave sweets (yum… cakes, cookies, brownies, ice cream!) or salty snacks (like chips, pretzels, and popcorn!)?  Either way,…

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Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan – Just One More Week!

Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan – Just One More Week!

Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan I consider this the last week of the Whole30 (even though it is 9 days long!).  The whole idea of having to go into Week 5 was just too much for me, so the Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan is just a long one.  🙂  There are most definitely some repeats this week of my favs, but also a couple of new ones, including two meals out – on purpose!  It is almost impossible to cook…

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Whole30 can be hard. Also, why is blue cheese so yummy?

Whole30 can be hard. Also, why is blue cheese so yummy?

Whole30 can be hard. As I mentioned in my Week 3 Meal Plan, this week was TOUGH.  I was pretty busy, had a sick toddler half the week, and just wanted ALL the foods I cannot have.  Whole30 can be hard.  And I have to tell you all… I cheated.  🙁  And it wasn’t an accidental “I have nothing to eat and I might pass out if I don’t have nourishment immediately” type of cheat.  It wasn’t even a “hey, those…

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Week 3 Whole30 Meal Plan – Easy Meals for a Tough Week

Week 3 Whole30 Meal Plan – Easy Meals for a Tough Week

Week 3 Whole30 Meal Plan  We just finished week 3 and let me tell you… This has been the hardest Whole30 week I have had yet.  And this is my third time through!  I have had serious cravings this week and busy, busy days.  So my focus this week was on EASY recipes.  These don’t take much planning or time to prepare because I just didn’t have it in me this week.  I’ll tell you more about my dramatic Saturday in…

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Week 2 Whole30 Meal Plan – Bring on the Potatoes!

Week 2 Whole30 Meal Plan – Bring on the Potatoes!

Week 2 Whole30 Meal Plan Woohoo!  You made it to Week 2!  It gets better… I promise.  So in our Whole30 world, there were less eggs this week.  But I might have a problem with roasted fingerling potatoes.  I just couldn’t get enough of them!  As you will see in my meal plans for this round of The Whole30, I tend to reuse certain recipes.  Because they are yummy and my family likes them.  Plus, it makes cooking every night a…

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Week 1 Whole30 Meal Plan

Week 1 Whole30 Meal Plan

Week 1 Whole30 Meal Plan This round, I am posting our meal plans AFTER we do them.  This guarantees that you don’t get dud recipes, and you know they are somewhat realistic because we just DID them.  And we don’t just sit around cooking all day… Both of us work full time and have a toddler to distract us at home.  So if we can do it… You get the gist. Here was our week 1 Whole30 meal plan… We ate…

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Five Steps to Prepare for a Successful Whole30

Five Steps to Prepare for a Successful Whole30

Five Steps to Prepare for a Successful Whole30 About a year and a half ago, my husband and I had just completed a few (unsuccessful) fertility procedures and were really not feeling healthy. Most of the time. We weren’t sick, but had little energy to do anything!  Before seeking medical intervention, we decided to try changing up how we ate… which led us to try The Whole30.  Not familiar with it?  The Whole30 is basically an elimination diet that removes all potentially…

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Starting The Whole30… Unprepared!

Starting The Whole30… Unprepared!

Starting The Whole30… Unprepared! So… I had this on the calendar for weeks.  I’ve done two full Whole30s before, so I am not a rookie.  But starting The Whole30 unprepared… yeah, I am exhausted today.  I was not ready for this!  I came home yesterday from a weekend retreat with my team and realized all of the things I needed to do to be fully Whole30 ready and almost called it off.  But I didn’t… Because it is important.  And…

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Lessons Learned From Whole30

Lessons Learned From Whole30

Lessons Learned from Whole30 So it has been a few weeks since we finished our Whole30 journey, and I am back in my home state.  Making the transition from an environment where meal plans were done for me, and there weren’t many non-Whole30 options around, is going to be a challenge. However, I learned a great deal in the past couple of months, and want to share the things I’ve learned with others who may be considering giving Whole30 a try.  So here are…

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