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 little more realistic. I am willing to bet that few of you have time to try out new recipes every night, so I encourage you to find a few you love and stick with them as your staples. Don’t get me wrong, I love to try out new ones (how else can we find new favorites?). So if the urge strikes you, do it (and let me know when you find a good one)! But don’t stress yourself out about it. 🙂 Here is my Week 2 Whole30 Meal Plan!
|Monday||Warm Coconut Banana Bowl||Spinach salad with hard boiled eggs||Kalua Pig with steamed green beans & roasted fingerling potatoes|
|Tuesday||Hard boiled eggs, slices of avocado and fruit||Leftover Kalua Pig and green beans||Broiled salmon (wild-caught) with steamed green beans & roasted fingerling potatoes|
|Wednesday||Warm Coconut Banana Bowl||Leftover salmon on a green salad||Balsamic Braised Short Ribs with roasted fingerling potatoes and steamed broccoli|
|Thursday||Hard boiled eggs, slices of avocado and fruit||Tuna salad with cut veggies and dip||Shepherd’s Pie and veggie of choice (To be honest, we just had the pie and were fine and full!)|
|Friday||Warm Coconut Banana Bowl||Leftover Shepherd’s Pie||Breakfast for Dinner! Bacon and eggs on a bed of spinach with fruit|
|Saturday||Hard-boiled eggs and fruit||Bacon and eggs on a bed of spinach with fruit||Steaks with mashed potatoes (with ghee!) and roasted brussel sprouts and carrots|
|Sunday||Warm Coconut Banana Bowl||Tuna Salad with a green salad||Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken with carrots & potatoes, steamed broccoli|
Snacks – This week I made sure I had raisins, Larabars, bananas and cashew butter stocked for snacks. And plantain chips from Trader Joe’s.
Recipes are either links in the table above or are described below.
Kalua Pig – I made this one in the Instant Pot (as it only took about 2 hours to do so), but I usually make it in the crockpot and it is AMAZING. But you need to start it the night before and let it cook 16 hours or so to do so. Here is the link to the crock pot version. Try it. Trust me.
Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken with Carrots – I use the one from the Practical Paleo cookbook, and this one is close to that. I use lemons instead of oranges though, and make sure you use clarified butter instead of regular butter. I add fingerling potatoes around the chicken, too. They are so good!
Steak – We love a good grass-fed ribeye, if we can find it. Otherwise, we go to Fresh Market and get what looks good! Cook it as you like it. We cook ours in a pan on the stovetop in clarified butter. Ricky is getting really good at getting them the just right version of medium-rare for both of us. So fry it or grill it, but enjoy a steak dinner!
Roasted Veggies – Mostly, I cut up veggies, toss them in olive oil and salt, and roast at 425F until tender, stirring a couple of times while cooking. However, this week, my mom made the BEST roasted fingerling potatoes. She put rosemary-thyme-salt on them with olive oil and then roasted them at 325F for 20 minutes, then upped it to 375F for another 10 minutes. Now they are my favorite food. We had them three days. In a row. 🙂