Wow! It’s already Week 4 of the Whole 30. Last week was a little tough for me – instead of feeling the “tiger blood” that’s supposed to happen during this phase of the program, I was completely worn out. I’m not sure what that’s about, but I’m charging ahead into the fourth week, hoping there will be some inkling of “tiger blood” in my future.
With that, here’s the organized Whole 30 meal plan for Week 4:
Organized Whole 30 Meal Plan – Week 4
Saturday – Grilled pork chops, beets
Sunday – Steak with mocha rub, riced cauliflower (I’ve been told they sell this at Trader Joe’s. I’m just not going to make it myself. If TJ’s doesn’t have it, I’ll use sweet potatoes or some other veggie.)
Monday – Back to School Picnic! Scary moments for those on the Whole 30. I’m going to eat a bunch of chicken before we go, and I’m bringing a Cucumber and Watermelon salad. I wonder if I’ll be the only one to eat it.
Tuesday – Meatballs and salad
Wednesday – Chicken cooked 3-ways, roasted sweet potatoes and red onions
Thursday – Tilapia, chicken/coconut milk soup
Friday – Garlic shrimp, riced cauliflower or sweet potatoes
For those of you that have done the Whole 30 before, did you have any unexpected slumps during the program? I’ve lost my craving for chips, but all I can do is think about ice cream.
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.
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).
Looking for more Whole 30 meal plan ideas? Check these out:
Whole 30 Meal Plans