This is my fifth week of the Whole 30. I'm thrilled to put together this particular organized Whole 30 meal plan because Tuesday is day 30 for me.
That means I get to start reintroducing the not-as-healthy foods back into my diet on Wednesday. And I'm SO excited!!
Before I started the Whole 30, my cravings were always for chips and crackers. Since I've done the program, I've not missed chips and crackers, but I've craved ice cream like CRAZY. I'm writing up this meal plan on Day 26, so hopefully my cravings will subside by then. But, I seriously doubt that will happen.
Anyway, here's the plan for this week. Special care and consideration went in to creating the reintroduction of dairy on Wednesday. Did I mention that I'm SO EXCITED about it?
Organized Whole 30 Meal Plan – Week 5 – Reintroduction
Saturday – Steak with Mocha Spice Rub, Roasted Broccoli
Sunday – Chicken cooked three ways (with different spices – I make a bunch of chicken to eat for lunches throughout the week).
Monday – Hot dogs and Burgers from Trader Joe's. Roasted sweet potatoes. Broccoli slaw salad with homemade mayo and raisins.
Tuesday – BBQ pork in the crockpot, brussel sprouts
Wednesday – REINTRODUCTION OF DAIRY DAY! Happiness abounds! Will have salmon and cooked greens for dinner. Will also have yogurt for breakfast, apples with CHEESE for lunch, and ICE CREAM. Clearly, my cravings have not gone away.
Thursday – Going to Chipotle and having Carnitas. It's sad that cheese won't be involved.
Friday – Garlic Shrimp and Zuchinni noodles.
Whole30 Approved Packaged Foods from Thrive Market
So, I decided to order some of the ingredients I needed online to simplify things.
Do yourself a favor and stock up on some Whole30 approved packaged foods to make your life easier.
I like to get a lot of my Whole30 foods from Thrive Market (it's online, which is great for someone who doesn't live near a health food store).
They have a dedicated Whole30 approved section of their website that's ONLY Whole30 compliant foods.
Or, if you're going to transition to Paleo, Vegan, Keto, or whatever, they have foods that fit in with those diet plans as well.
Looking for more, in-depth Whole 30 resources?
Here are some things that helped me:
It Starts With Food – This explains all of the reasons why the Whole 30 is like it is. And, it has recipes and meal ideas. Very motivating when you're in the middle of the Whole 30 and you want to eat potato chips.
The Whole 30: The 30-Day Guide– Takes you step-by-step through the Whole 30.
Making Mayo in the Food Processor – this is not a resource, per se, but making mayo in this food processor was super easy. And, it made me happy because I just wanted to eat something dairy-ish without breaking the Whole 30 rules. Make sure you use extra-light TASTING olive oil (not regular extra virgin olive oil – I thought it would be okay, and it was not).
More Organized Whole 30 Meal Plan Resources
This post was linked up to orgjunkie.com for Menu Plan Monday.
I apologize for the excessive use of all caps in this post. But, it felt necessary. I wanted to shout! I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!