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Whole30 Recap: Week Three

Whole30, week three

We finished Week Three! If you missed my other posts about our Whole30, find them here: 

Whole30 Recap: Week One
Whole30 Recap: Week Two

Notes:

  • I’ve linked to recipes where I used them.
  • We are loving the Whole30 version of bulletproof coffee- our regular black coffee blended with a spoonful of ghee. Tastes incredible and counts as a fat serving for breakfast.
  • I cured and smoked some pork belly this week for homemade bacon. Yes, I may have gotten slightly carried away. Yes, it tastes incredible. 
  • As I noted last week, smoothies aren’t recommended but I occasionally have one on a rushed morning when I need to get in veggies and don’t have time to sit and eat.

Here’s what we ate:

Tuesday, Day 15Pork Chile Verde Stew
breakfast: spinach + red pepper omelette. bulletproof coffee
lunch: Applegate roast beef, red peppers and snow peas, guacamole
dinner: Pork Chile Verde Stew, Avocado

Wednesday, Day 16
breakfast: steak and eggs with avocado, spinach, tomato. coffee, 1/2 banana
lunch: leftover Pork Chile Verde Stew, avocado, plantain chips
dinner: spaghetti squash with meat sauce (compliant sausage + Nello’s Marinara), salad

Thursday, Day 17
breakfast: pig in a skillet, bulletproof coffee
lunch: mason jar salad, leftover kalua pig over sweet potato
dinner: potato, red pepper, Aidell’s chicken apple sausage hash with fried eggs

Friday, Day 18
breakfast: spinach and mushroom omelette, bulletproof coffee
lunch: Applegate roast beef, cucumbers, tomatoes, guacamole
dinner: almond crusted chicken, raw veggies, sweet potato fries

Saturday, Day 19IMG_3102.JPG
breakfast: breakfast salad (runny fried eggs over spinach with bacon + balsamic) (James) Anti-Inflammatory Power Mango Smoothie  (me)
lunch: BLTA salads with leftover almond chicken (and homemade bacon!)
dinner: Chipotle salads, plantain chips, guac (Chipotle carnitas are compliant, along with the guacamole and all of the salsas except corn)

Sunday, Day 20
breakfast: potato, red pepper, sausage and fried egg hash, coffee
lunch: kalua pig, sweet potato fries, raw veggies with cauliflower hummus
dinner: Date Night! We went to The Fig House, a local restaurant, and were able to customize our meals to make them compliant. James had trout with asparagus, artichoke hearts, and pancetta. I had lamb chops with braised kale. 

Monday, Day 21IMG_3118.JPG
breakfast: potatoes, sausage, steamed kale and berries (Emma and I had a breakfast date at Whole Foods before we did our grocery shopping), coffee
lunch: tuna salad with brussels, celery, and homemade mayo, plantain chips, strawberries
dinner: chili lime chicken burgers (from the frozen section at Trader Joe’s) with guacamole, jicama + red pepper + tomato slaw
snack: banana + almond butter
 
Honestly, this week was much harder than the first two for me. I think part of that is because we’re getting a little bored, so I’m trying to add some more variety for week four. Also because I can’t stop thinking about how much better everything would taste with cheese. And cupcakes. This week I discovered that I kind of hate cauliflower, so there’s that. Seven more days!
 

Whole30 Recap: Week Two

So we’re halfway through our Whole30! If you’re wondering what a Whole30 is or curious as to why we’re doing one, check out my Whole30 Recap: Week One

Here’s the nitty gritty for week two:

Notes:

  • Trying to use fewer potatoes, at least for James- and not always succeeding, ha! I love potatoes and do eat them purposefully to help maintain my milk supply. But if you’re focused on weight loss, you should probably eat fewer of them.
  • I’ve linked to recipes where I used them.
  • We are loving the Whole30 version of bulletproof coffee- our regular black coffee blended with a spoonful of ghee. Tastes incredible and counts as a fat serving for breakfast.
  • I ate a little more fruit this week, but tried to have it with meals and/or pair it with a fat.

Tuesday, Day 8IMG_2971.JPG
breakfast: sausage, spinach, potato hash with bulletproof coffee
lunch: salad with romaine, power greens, beets, blueberries, cucumber, tomato, grilled chicken, pistachios, olive oil and lemon juice for dressing
dinner: roasted garlic chicken soup, apple, almond butter

Wednesday, Day 9
breakfast: nothing. slept in and wasn’t hungry (skipping meals is not recommended! but i’m just being honest here.)
lunch: leftover roasted garlic chicken soup
dinner: Slow Cooker Squeaky Clean Beef Bourgignon (fantastic!) over mashed potatoes
snack: macadamia nuts, blueberries

Thursday, Day 10IMG_2992.JPG
breakfast: frittata with asparagus, prosciutto, and mushrooms. bulletproof coffee
lunch: spicy tuna cakes, avocado, sugar snap peas
dinner: bora bora fireballs (these were tasty but dry. probably because I misread the recipe and made them with ground turkey instead of pork. facepalm), Asian slaw (I just kinda winged this one- cabbage, red peppers, carrots, cashews in a dressing of coconut aminos, rice vinegar and sesame seeds), sweet potato. raspberries and coconut butter
snack: macadamias

IMG_3012.JPGFriday, Day 11
breakfast: sausage, sweet potato, zucchini hash. bulletproof coffee
lunch: kalua pig, sweet potato, sugar snap peas
dinner: burgers with roasted portobello buns, bacon, tomato, avocado, sweet potato fries

Saturday, Day 12
breakfast: sweet potato, spinach and sausage hash
lunch: leftover roasted garlic chicken soup
dinner: burrito bowls (leftover chicken/steak over cauliflower rice, peppers & onions, guac)

Sunday, Day 13
breakfast: hardboiled eggs, green smoothie (smoothies are not recommended, but it was a crazy morning for us and i was scrambling to get veggies+fat in an easy portable breakfast. must plan ahead next time! shoutout to my Instant Pot for three-minute boiled eggs, though.)
lunch: Chipotle salads, plantain chips, guac (Chipotle carnitas are compliant, along with the guacamole and all of the salsas except corn)
dinner: hash browns, fried eggs, homemade sausage

Monday, Day 14
breakfast: pig in a skillet. bulletproof coffee.
lunch: taco mason jar salad with salsa and plantain chips (James). roast beef rollups with veggies, avocado and Tessemae’s Cracked Pepper dressing (me)
dinner: kalua pig, sweet potato, avocado
 

So far, we’ve noticed a few NSVs (that’s Whole30-speak for non scale victories), including more energy—James says he’s not experiencing an afternoon crash anymore, body composition changes—I had to wear a belt to keep my jeans on the other day, and I feel like I’ve nearly gotten a handle on my sugar addiction/cravings.