On our last Whole30 I planned ahead each week with a meal plan. Making a meal plan made my life so much easier and 10x’s more organized. Of course, there were times where we deviated from the plan or we were lucky enough to have enough leftovers that meals got pushed back but overall my meal plans were a lifesaver.
If you’re in need of some meal planning, not sure where to start, or are like me and like to browse how other people plan, check these out.
I hope they serve you as much as they served me.
Week 1 Meal Plan
Week 2 Meal Plan
Week 3 Mexican Meal Plan
Week 4 SIMPLE Meal Plan
Day30 breakfast: Eggs over easy with kabocha and sweet potatoes.
Day29 breakfast: After a 3 mile run I ate: 3 bananas, 4 eggs over easy, 3 slices of bacon, 2 sausage patties, a handful of strawberries, a handful of pecans…and 3 cups of black coffee. And it was GOOD!!!
Day29 lunch: Confession: I ate so much for breakfast that I was full until dinner. We all grazed on raw veggies and fruits until dinner time.
Day29 dinner: Chicken wings with broccoli and onions.
Day28 breakfast: Eggs over easy with chicken salad and cranberries.
Day28 lunch: Sweet and spicy drumsticks with kabocha and cranberries.
Day28 dinner: Spaghetti!!!
Day27 breakfast: On the go, of course…5 double yoke eggs over easy! The kids had 2 each with prunes.
Day27 kids lunch: Chicken salad, carrots, kabocha and prunes.
Day27 lunch: Chicken salad on a tomato with kabocha. Isn’t it pretty?!!!
Day27 dinner: Crockpot chicken drumsticks with okra and mushrooms. Everyone loved it!
Today we had the wonderful opportunity to go on a field trip to see a local production of The Fiddler on the Roof. Because it was so early we had to rush breakfast. The kids ate a banana and an apple muffin. I had breakfast with my crazy workout girls at Kona Cafe but (eeeerrrr) forgot to take a picture. it was really good though! I had scrambled eggs with mushrooms, spinach and bacon. Yummy!
Day26 lunch: Chicken with roasted brussel sprouts and beets from Whole Foods. It was my first time eating beets…ever….and they were pretty good!
Day26 dinner: My go-to meal! (I am mexican after all) Chicken fajitas minus the fajita, with avocado and tomatoes.
Brandon took the day off today to spend with the fam. In the morning he took Jeremiah with him to a networking meeting and they ate breakfast there. They took a few date balls with them and a banana-nut muffin and ate eggs at the meeting. Jeremiah said it wasn’t even tempting to eat the other foods there, especially since him and his Daddy were eating healthy together. Shiloh, Levi and I ate a few eggs (I ate 5) and a couple of apple muffins.
We went on a field trip to the Destrhan Plantation Heritage Day when they got back. The weather was sooo beautiful, it was really nice to be under those enormous oak trees and enjoy God’s creation. Jeremiah gave a speech reciting the Battle Hymn of the Republic while violins played the song. He did a great job. Here’s a couple of pics of our day:
As we ran out the door to the festival I remembered that we needed to bring a lunch! I hurriedly pack some ham, chicken, butternut squash fries, trail mix, chicharrones, and figs. Everyone loved it! (Although, of course, I forgot to take a picture. Bummer.)
Every Tuesday we normally make pizza for dinner because we go to Alpha at church and the kids are served pizza there. To not make the kids feel awkward we’ve been bringing our own healthy pizza. On the last Tuesday of our whole30 we ALL decided that we should bring a dinner that is not like pizza at all, to really be in the spirit of what the whole30 is all about. Jeremiah offered to make us tuna salad, his specialty, and it was great!
Day25 kids dinner: Jeremiah made everyone tuna salad…and tomatoes, carrots, prunes and cranberries sprinkled with coconut flakes, and a pumpkin
cupcake with coconut icing. We covered all the food groups and it tastes delicious!
Day25 dinner: Tuna salad on a tomato! My most favorite easy meal. We also had a pumpkin muffin and prunes.
What are we up to this morning? We’re making pumpkin cupcakes! With frosting! For breakfast!
Day24 breakfast: Pumpkin cupcakes with coconut frosting, eggs over easy, and prunes. The BEST!
Day24 lunch: Onions, bell peppers, ham and avocado.
Day24 dinner: Grilled talapia with butternut squash.
I made a lot of muffins this morning to be able to spread out throughout the week. We all got to pick a couple for breakfast. They really are VERY good.
Yummy apple muffins.
Banana nut muffins.
Blueberry- banana nut muffins.
Day23 lunch: Leftover spicy chicken with roasted broccoli and cauliflower. So good! Oh, I just remembered I need to post the recipe! Soon!
Our paleo-fatty-nutritious version of “ice cream”. It’s just coconut butter, unsweetened coconut flakes and cranberries. The kids have been begging me for more.
Me and my ice cream!
Jeremiah could have eaten the whole jar of coconut! He really liked it.
Shiloh couldn’t get enough of it either.
Levi’s face speaks for itself.
Day23 dinner: Eggs over easy, hot ham, zuchinni and squash. Yumminess!
Today was not a great day for picture taking. Hey, it’s a Saturday…..
We did continue to eat great even though we don’t have picture proof! For breakfast we ate a hodge-podge of food. Ham slices, apples, banana nut muffins, and cherry tomatoes. Fun combination, huh?!
Day 22 lunch: We ate a picnic lunch after Jeremiah’s football game. We had rosemary chicken breasts, zuchinni, squash, bell peppers, mushrooms and grapes.
Levi loved the chicken.
Of course, Shiloh did too.
We ended up eating so much while watching the Arkansas game…and the Auburn game…. that we didn’t eat an official dinner tonight. We certainly ate a lot…but we didn’t sit down to eat. We ate deer sausage, flank steak, ham off the bone, nuts, raisins, chicharonnes, cherry tomatoes, apples and bananas. Told you…we can eat.
In the evening I went to a get-together and brought Shiloh along. The kids were invited to make cookies. I was so proud of Shiloh seeing how much she’s grown this past month. As she sat there stirring the cookie mix she never asked me to eat one but told her friends that she has been eating “healthy” and was going to eat an apple instead of a cookie. She did great. She also ate ham, carrots and a banana instead of pizza. It was like the temptation wasn’t even there for her anymore. Very cool to watch.
Day21 breakfast: Eggs over easy with spinach and pork belly….and a pumpkin cookie…and some kabocha…and some brussel sprouts.
I really do eat a lot. Really.
Thursday mornings are our “rush out of the house” mornings so I didn’t have remember to take a picture.
We ate leftover pumpkin pancakes and pineapples on the go for breakfast.
Day20 lunch: Cochan de lait (I think that’s how you spell it) with squash, zuchinni, tomatoes and okra.
Day20 dinner: Hamburger with spinach, tomatoes, onions, avocado, mustard and brussel sprouts. Soooo good.
Jeremiah has a friend over who has never had (and doesn’t like) brussel sprouts but he ffiiiiinnaallyyyyy ate some so that he could have a pumpkin cookie. When he finally got some cookies he said, “Ms. Jacque, these were definitely worth the brussel sprouts!” I feel very accomplished.
Yummy pumpkin cookies with strawberry jelly on top. Oh yeah…:)
The kids are hands-on this morning in the kitchen making pancakes!
Day19 breakfast: Pumpkin pecan pancakes with strawberry spread and coconut “sprinkles”!
The kids DEVOURED our homemade pumpkin pecan pancakes with strawberry spread and coconut flakes!
Day19 lunch: Sweet potatoes and sausage. Really good
Day19 dinner: We had such a late lunch no one was all that hungry for dinner so we had eggs and kabocha. So good it looks like my plate is smiling.
Day18 breakfast: Eggs over easy with avocado and pineapple. Perfect.
Day17 breakfast: Eggs over easy, pineapples, spinach and fresh pork belly. Amazing!
Day 17 breakfast: Breakfast was so good I had to take another picture!
Day17 lunch: Sausage, zuchinni and squash…all from my local farmer’s market!
Day17 dinner: Shrimp, zuchinni, squash and a side of pineapple.
My new favorite kitchen tools: Egg rings! And they’re cute too!
Day16 breakfast: Eggs over easy, grilled ham off the bone and mandarins.
Day16 lunch: Raw sushi rolls without rice. And yes, the kids loved it too.
Day16 lunch: What was left of our sushi by the time I remembered to take a picture of it.
Day16 lunch: Steamed veggies at our favorite sushi restaurant, Little Tokyo.
Day16 snack: Chocolate smoothies!
Day16 dinner: Sauteed veggies from Whole Foods.
Day16 dinner: Yummy pork from Whole Foods.
Day15 lunch: We ate out at parties but I came prepared with food, and some of the food at the parties we did eat. Shiloh was eating fruit from her tea party and we brought coconut date balls, fudge bombs, ham, carrots, cherry tomatoes, nuts, raisins, and chocolate cupcakes. She did a great job!
Day15 dessert: We had a Saturday full of birthday parties so I made my own rendition of chocolate cupcakes and brought them with us to the parties. I must say, they were pretty good. From the picture, Shiloh seemed to like them too.
Day14 breakfast: Eggs over easy with spinach and onions, and melon.
Day14 lunch: Repeat of dinner: Chicken fajitas with avocado, melon and hot pecans.
Day14 snacks: My new, simple, favorite: Hot pecans!
Day15 dinner: We had a Science Night for the kids today so we ate there but I forgot to take a picture.
We had chicken breasts, sliced apples, guacamole with cucumbers, nuts, raisins, broccoli, carrots, bananas, and cauliflower.
Day13 breakfast: We were running out the door this morning so we all had an apple and some nuts.
Day13 lunch: Picnic lunch of totisserie chicken, boiled eggs,
broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, and a banana.
Day13 dinner: Chicken fajitas (minus the fajita) with avocado. We also had melon for dessert.
Day12 kids breakfast: Scrambled eggs with sausage, sweet potatoes and peppers, with spinach.