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Do not let the name fool you, Whole 30 Meal Plan Week 1 is a delicious menu plan that works for everyone!! Most of my recipes are are Whole30 and Paleo compliant because I am lactose-intolerant and allergic to soy, I do however have a love for carbs that appeal to those not on any type of diet as well.
Check out The Ultimate List of Whole30 Recipes for more healthy and delicious recipes.
I have pulled together some of my favorite recipes to help us all get started on Week 1, but you can deviate wherever you need or want to. Five of the recipes use a pressure cooker, if you do not have one you could try to recreate them in a slow cooker or just find something else from the Whole 30 archives at the bottom of the page.
Whole 30 Meal Plan Week 1:
This is the groovy Meal Plan plugin that I mentioned last week^^^. It's not perfect, and I am still learning how to use it BUT you can click on the shopping list button and print out a list of everything needed to make the meals listed, or you can save them to your collections. You can also click on the recipe name and the full recipe with a Print button will pop-up! Pretty cool, right? Now for some explanations.....
This recipe plan is designed for two people, meaning each recipe will give you leftovers for 2 or 3 lunches or dinners when you do not feel like cooking. The Whole 30 Breakfast Burrito is written for one serving, so you will need to adjust for that if needed.
What do I eat for Breakfast during Whole 30?
The Whole 30 Breakfast Burrito is as easy as making scrambled eggs, or an omelet. Speaking of scrambled eggs, they are a great breakfast when looking for something super easy!
I am working on the post for the Whole 30 Breakfast Salad that you see pictured above^^^. It is just a Poached Egg over a couple of handfuls of spring mix with tomatoes and avocado slices topped with Garlic and Lemon Infused Olive Oil. It is also great with a fried egg if you do not have a pressure cooker.
The Instant Pot Mexican Breakfast Casserole could be baked in the oven if needed, and the Sweet Potato Hash is made in a skillet on the stove.
Leftovers also work great for breakfast, it doesn't have to be a "traditional" breakfast type meal.
What do I eat for lunch during Whole 30?
You eat leftovers! There is no way for me to add "Leftovers" in the given slots and I did not want the shopping list to print out the Dinner meals 2 or 3 times...so that leaves a lot of blanks!!
The Kale Broccoli Detox Salad is listed as an example of a salad that you can eat as is, or top with leftover Salsa Chicken or Faux-tisserie Chicken.
Crispy Baked Potatoes are a great way to eat leftover Beef Chili or Kalua Pork topped with Ancho-Orange Barbecue Sauce (or any other Whole30 compliant sauce). Those are also great ideas for dinner, not just leftovers.
What do I eat for dinner during Whole 30?
I have provided 3 chicken, 1 pork, 1 beef, 1 seafood and 1 vegan/meatless meal for dinners. If you do not eat pork, or fish there are plenty of other options that I will link to at the bottom of this post.
Word of warning....I am not exclusively a Whole 30/Paleo blogger, so some of those recipes will be shown with buns/tortillas/rice. There are substitutions listed in the individual recipes and I have included some of them in the Condiments and Sides section as well.
Don't stress, get creative and try to have fun! Yes, you are going to feel like crap by next week, but don't give up, it is totally worth it! You will feel better again in no time.
What if I need more Whole 30 Meal options?
All of my Whole 30 Recipes (61 so far) can be found in these two posts...Whole 30 Game Plan and Whole 30 Game Plan 2.0. Any recipe created after this post can be found by clicking on the Whole 30 Category button. The recipes are listed from newest to oldest.
The Whole 30 Game Plan includes explanations of the program as well as tools that I used. It also includes a lot of the basic recipes like Blender Mayonnaise and IP Hard Boiled Eggs.
The Whole 30 Game Plan 2.0 post includes what I learned last time and what I plan to do differently this time around.
There you go, you reached the bottom of the post!!! Good luck this week and I will be back next week with another meal plan for week 2.