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Last Updated on September 4, 2021 by Lisa Johnson
So how is everyone feeling? I have been extra tired this past week, so there were less additional meals to add to this Whole 30 Meal Plan Week 3 edition of food ideas. I was hoping to get another breakfast recipe created, but just couldn’t get up the energy to do it, lol. Hopefully this week will run more smoothly and I can finally come up with a Breakfast Egg Muffin recipe that I love!!
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I have once again pulled together some of my favorite recipes to help us all stay motivated in Week 3, but you can deviate wherever you need or want to. Four of the recipes use a pressure cooker, if you do not have one you could try to recreate them in a slow cooker, on the stove top, or just find something else from the Whole 30 archives at the bottom of the page.
So how did Week 2 go? I have gone back and forth from dead tired, to being full of energy! I do think one of my issues is completely my own fault, I ate avocado again. 🙁 My joints ache and I’m nauseous. You would think that I would learn!! LOL
I have also been doing a lot more soul searching this time around. I knew that my dependence on potatoes the first time around was a bad idea, and I started to really think about why. I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t really changing my habits, I was just substituting approved foods! So no Lara Bars this time, they have 25 grams of carbohydrates in each bar! For perspective, two Resse’s Peanut Butter Cups have 24 carbohydrates!! I am also limiting my potato intake, so in a way I actually doing Low Carb Whole30…as if regular was not challenging enough, LOL
Whole 30 Meal Plan Week 3:
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, you don’t even have to leave this page!
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?
Things did not change that much this week for breakfast. I know I love how easy it is to make the Chicken Apple Sausage and the Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes at the beginning of the week, then I can reheat them and add scrambled or fried eggs later in the week. I am also a creature of habit.
I am still making those Whole 30 Breakfast Salads and changing out the dressings that I use. More on that next week.
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?
Chicken Shawarma Salad with dairy-free Tzatziki is one of my all-time favorites!! You can have it for dinner early in the week, then have the leftovers throughout the week. Just remember to store the chicken separate from the salad! That is also why the Cauliflower Rice is over under Sides, just in case you get tired of eating lettuce.
Unfortunately I still have not been able to find a way to list “Leftovers” in the Lunch section. Most of the Dinner recipes are large enough to give you a few days of leftovers.
The Kale Broccoli Detox Salad is listed as an example of a salad that you can eat as is, or top with leftover Kalua Pork or Taco Chicken. The Whole 30 Ranch Dressing and Garlic and Lemon Infused Olive Oil are great to have on hand so you can throw a salad together at anytime. Type dressing into the Search bar and more options will pop up, most of which are Whole3o or can easily be adapted.
The Chunky Beef Chili would be delicious over Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes or Cauliflower Rice.
WHAT DO I EAT FOR DINNER DURING WHOLE 30?
Creamy Parsnip and Apple Soup (minus the crustini!!!) is a crisp and tangy soup that is also vegan for a meatless meal. It has been crazy cold here lately so this soup is the perfect way to warm up!
I have included three chicken main courses, as well as one fish, one pork, one beef and one vegan soup recipe (this one ^^^) to mix things up!
I did not plan to add two different salads, but the Clean Cobb Salad is super easy to make on busy nights.
These are just some suggestions to help you plan for the week ahead. The quickest way to cheating, is by not have food ready when you are hungry!!
You can also go back to previous Meal Plans and remake any of those recipes instead.
Word of warning….I am not exclusively a Whole 30/Paleo blogger, so some of those recipes will be shown with buns/tortillas/rice/cheese. There are substitutions listed in the individual recipes and I have included some of them in the Condiments and Sides section as well.
WHAT IF I NEED MORE WHOLE 30 MEAL OPTIONS?
All of my Whole 30 Recipes (61 as of 12/28) can be found in these two posts…Whole 30 Game Plan and Whole 30 Game Plan 2.0. Any recipe created after last week’s Whole 30 Meal Plan Week 2 post can be found by clicking the the Whole 30 Category button at the bottom of the page. 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.
- You can find the recipes here for the Whole 30 Meal Plan Week 1
Good luck this week and I will be back next week with another Meal Plan for Week 4!!