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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 my Whole30 journey, check out my original breakthrough here and the two rounds that are cataloged on this blog – starting here and here. For this fourth round, my goal is to provide realistic (but not boring!) meal plans. You can choose to follow the whole thing OR just look for recipes you like. I plan mostly for breakfasts and dinners, with leftovers, salads, and super simple options for most lunches.
This round, I also will be focusing on the process of meal planning, and how it can make life much easier, especially for weekday meals. I am trying out Plan to Eat, a meal planning site, during this Whole30 and will be excited to report back to y’all how that goes. I’ve used it before (in my pre-Whole30 days) but it has been a while and I want to see if it simplifies Whole30 meal planning, as it can really be a time-consuming process.
Special thanks this week to Kaylie over at Paleo Gluten Free Eats, as several of these recipes came from her 31 Whole30 Breakfasts post. It is a great collection, which I will be integrating in throughout this Whole30.
Here is our Week 1 Meal Plan!
|Monday||Paleo Breakfast Casserole||Salmon Cakes* with Cut Veggies||Grilled Lime Coconut Chicken with Cauliflower Coconut Rice & Steamed Broccoli|
|Tuesday||3 Minute Ultimate Paleo Breakfast Porridge||Garden Salad with Hard-boiled Eggs**||Slow Cooker Kalua Pig with Baked Sweet Potatoes and Steamed Green Beans|
|Wednesday||Leftover Breakfast Casserole||Leftover Kahlua Pig with sides or a side salad||Pick up Chipotle for Dinner!|
|Thursday||Warm Coconut Breakfast Bowl||Leftover Salmon Cakes & Veggies||Pot Roast in the Instant Pot|
|Friday||Leftover Breakfast Casserole||Leftovers OR a Tuna Salad with a side salad||Broiled Salmon, Mashed Garlic Cauliflower and Steamed Green Beans|
|Saturday||Big Paleo Breakfast: Bacon, Eggs, Hash Browns, Fresh Fruit & Avocado||Leftovers OR Garden Salad with Hard-boiled eggs||Healthy Beef with Broccoli with Zucchini Zoodles|
|Sunday||Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl||Belinski’s Chicken Sausages*** with Spinach & Mustard||Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken with Carrots & Potatoes|
*I will make these Salmon Cakes on Sunday afternoon and eat on them for several lunches this week! They travel great and are amazing with Whole30 compliant ranch dressing!
**I make my hard-boiled eggs for the week on Sunday in my Instant Pot… THE easiest way to make them EVER. Sure, boiling them on the stove isn’t hard, but peeling them is. And this way, the shells just fall off.
***For more on Whole30-compliant sausages, check out this great summary from Caroline at Olive You Whole. These are a great lunch or weeknight meal. Just pair with roasted veggies or a salad, and you’ve got a yummy easy meal!
Remember, you might feel a little sugar withdrawal this week. For more info on how Whole30 can affect your body each day of the journey (and they are scarily accurate!), read the book –The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom.
Happy cooking and even happier eating!