Whole30 Week 1 Meal Plan

Whole30 Week 1 Meal Plan

7 days down!  woo hoo!  As a former Whole30 dropout, forgive me for being a little excited!  I dropped out on Day 11 last time (pre-fitness mindset change) so I still have a few more days to break my record but so far its been pretty good!

Notables from Week 1:

-definitely felt the week 1 bloat
-wasn’t as hungry as I expected to be
-really loved adding in the post-workout meal
-Shakeology is amazing (as if I didn’t already know that LOL) But I’ve had some people on my social media ask if Shakeology is Whole30 approved but it actually isn’t.  I’m using Vegan Chocolate so at least not getting the dairy, BUT I couldn’t go without Shakeology for 30 days.  Its a part of my life that I don’t want to exclude.  I’m really happy too that I am getting superfood nutrition while further improving my eating habits.
-I’m really excited to implement this long term (said on Day 7 lol).  I even pre-ordered two new cookbooks, Lexie’s Clean Kitchen and Against All Grain Celebrations  I’m super excited for these to be released this Fall!

Here is a visual recap of my week!

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On to next week!

Week 2 Meal Plan

Breakfast:

Shakeology, Breakfast Pumpkin Custard, bacon and eggs

Lunch:

Turkey Avocado Veggie rolls, tuna salad

Dinner:

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Bruschetta Chicken
Spaghetti Squash with Pesto

Snacks:  Lara bars, Cauliflower Hummus

Just like Week 1, I plan to adapt if plans change.  But all in all I’m making it work!

Whole30 Meal Plan Week 1

Whole30 Meal Plan 21 Day Fix

I’m a Whole30 dropout.  Ugh, mindset got me on that one last year but I won’t let it get me this time!  Truthfully I think I just wasn’t READY to make a healthy lifestyle switch yet.  But as I’ve gotten busy this year my nutrition has just been not as great as I’d like it to be and I really felt the need to get back to basics.  I’m never good on the fly and truthfully that’s why I think I failed the first go round!  So this time, I took the time to do my research and made a meal plan!  I’m going to go week by week and see what works, what I like and then make my life easy by REPEATING!  Some people may not like eating the same thing over again a few times, but for me, if it makes my life easier, I’m ALL for it!  I’m also going to be using my 21 Day Fix portion control cups because they are just so darn easy and then I can make sure I’m getting enough protein and veggies!  I’m still going to be doing Shakeology (even though its not technically Whole30 approved) because without it, I’m a hot mess!  You’re also not supposed to do snacks with Whole30, but again, I like to eat every few hours to keep my metabolism revving!  So here’s a look into Week 1 of Whole30 for me!  (Sorry I’m starting on a Saturday so that’s why this might look a bit odd!)

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Whole30 Meal Plan Week 1

Saturday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Spinach and Tomato Frittata & Salad
Dinner – Turkey & Sweet Potato Skillet
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bars, turkey avocado wraps, baked sweet potatoes

Sunday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Spinach and Tomato Frittata & Salad
Dinner – Turkey & Sweet Potato Skillet
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bars, turkey avocado wraps, baked sweet potatoes

Monday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Turkey Avocado Wraps, sweet potato chips
Dinner – Memorial Day Picnic (should provide for a nice challenge!)
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bar

Tuesday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Turkey Avocado Wraps, sweet potato chips
Dinner – Baked Mediterranean Chicken, sweet potato
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bar

Wednesday

Breakfast – Shakeology and eggs
Lunch – Tuna Salad, sweet potato chips
Dinner – Baked Mediterranean Chicken, sweet potato
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bar

Thursday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Tuna Salad, sweet potato chips
Dinner – Cauliflower Pizza (no cheese)
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bar

Friday

Breakfast – Shakeology
Lunch – Bacon & Sweet Potato Hash
Dinner – Cauliflower Pizza (no cheese)
Snacks – Whole30 approved Lara bar

I’m going to be sharing my joining via my Instagram and Facebook pages so be sure to follow me over there and see if I can make it through 30 days!

21 Day Fix Kid Friendly Recipe Modifications

OK so I promised I would add my recipes from last week’s meals so wouldn’t this week be a good time for that?  As much as I love to blog I hate that it always falls last on my list!  My goals for this year was to blog twice per week and I’ve not exactly been keeping up with that.  But here’s to a new day and a new week!

Meal planning for me has been quite a bit easier when I take on less!  I also have a nice stash of on-hand meals ready for my kids in case a certain dinner I have does not impress.  I know that a lot of people say they don’t want to make more than one meal for their family and although I can definitely relate, I also am not going to let my kids pickiness stop me from making healthy stuff for myself.  So I usually do a little variation on what I’m eating to make it more kid friendly.

So for last week our two main meals were Chicken Tortilla Soup and 21 Day Fix Chicken Fried Rice.  On Friday I did salmon and asparagus foil packs!

21 day fix kid friendly recipes

Chicken Tortilla Soup – crockpot

2 chicken breasts
1 can diced tomatoes
1 onion, diced
1 cup frozen corn
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 32 oz container chicken broth
large handful of cilantro
1 tsp each, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili powder

Place all ingredients in crockpot on low for 8 hours.  Shred chicken once cooked and return it to the crockpot.

Kid Friendly modifications:  My kids have weird things about stuff being mixed up together.  So I separate out the chicken for them and since neither of them like corn (weird) I give them another veggie like broccoli or something (usually only my oldest will eat the veggie, we’re still working on the little one!)  Then I usually give them a few tortilla chips to go with their chicken.

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21 Day Fix Chicken Fried Rice

2 cups cooked rice (I use a rice cooker)
2 chicken breasts, cooked, chopped and sprinkled with coconut aminos and sesame seeds
1 bag frozen mixed veggies (I like the “coastal blend” from Whole Foods)

Cook diced chicken in a pan with cooking spray until done.  Add in coconut aminos and sesame seeds to taste.  Set aside and cover.  Cook frozen mixed veggies until tender, add chicken back in and mix with rice. Portion using your 21 Day Fix green container.

Kid Friendly modifications:  Again, I just separate everything!  and I add a little butter to the rice.

Salmon and Asparagus Packs

2 wild caught sockeye salmon filets (I get mine frozen from Costco)
10 asparagus sprigs
lemons
olive oil, salt and pepper

Lay out two long pieces of foil and put 5 asparagus sprigs in each.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Place defrosted salmon on top of asparagus and drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  Put sliced lemons on top and add dill if desired.  Fold up long-sides of the foil and make a fold.  Repeat with short sides.  Place on a baking sheet and bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until desired doneness.

Kid Friendly modifications:  OK so my kids don’t eat salmon.  So I do fish sticks (love Whole Foods fish sticks) and the asparagus for them.

These recipes are pretty easy and include some kid friendly modifications that will hopefully make your meal planning for a week pretty stress free.  I like when my dinner is already made (hello crockpot!) and I can eat things that are still healthy and don’t take a ton of time!  If you are in need of more meal planning help, please feel free to email me at mommafitpgh@gmail.com and I would love to chat with you!

My Weekly Meal Plan | Clean Eating Meal Plan

The beginning of a new month means a new clean eating meal plan for me.  Truth be told I used to struggle with meal planning, let alone creating a clean eating meal plan!  I would take on too much, try to make too many new recipes with too many ingredients.  I would end up buying a ton of food and half of it would go bad because I wouldn’t have time to make all of those meals!  So after years (and I mean years!) of trying to figure out a good system.  I realized that I needed to find something that was easy and I could duplicate month over month.

Finding a system that WORKS!

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I print out a calendar and I mark down all of our evening events that would prevent me from being able to make dinner.  I also plan no more than 4 meals per week.  On the weekends I will cook a nicer meal or we will eat with our family.  During the week I will make 2 recipes that cover 4 days.  And then on Fridays we usually eat out.

I started this process a year ago and now have a years worth of meal plans to get ideas from.  So when I start a new monthly meal plan it literally takes minutes instead of hours.  I generally rotate between a few standard breakfasts.  Shakeology, overnight oats, bulgur parfaits, or egg scrambles are our usual breakfast staples.  Every now and again I will mix it up with some waffle stackers or a new recipe.  I do still struggle with lunch meal planning.  I’m hoping to work on figuring out a good system there!

Here is this week’s dinner plans:

21 Day Fix Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Salmon and Asparagus foil packs with baked sweet potatoes.

I’ll be sharing these recipes on the blog as I make them this week.  Check back and give them a try!

21 Day Fix Aldi Meal Plan | Week 1

Anyone else out there Aldi super fans?  I’m really impressed by their quality of produce and organic and all natural selection.  I know that one thing that intimidates a lot of people from eating healthier is the cost!  So I decided to share with you a week of meals (breakfast lunch and dinner) of mine where I do the majority of my shopping at Aldi.  You can literally get EVERY item in this meal plan at Aldi!

Breakfasts for the week

I like to do 3 breakfasts for a 6 day span.  That way I’m getting a variety, but meal prep isn’t super challenging.easy healthy breakfast

Overnight Oats
-Scrambled eggs with sautéed veggies (2 eggs, assorted veggies sautéed in light cooking spray)
Cooked bulgur parfait (this recipe but swap bulgur for wheat berries)

Lunches for the week

Similar to breakfasts, I find that prepping 3 different meals and rotating throughout the week cuts down on prep time and still keeps things interesting.21 day fix lunch ideas

Tortilla Pizza
Fixate Chicken Salad
Fixate Cobb Salad

Dinners for the week

 

I meal plan monthly and try to make no more than 4 meals per week.  I love leftovers and cleaning out the freezer whenever I can.  Depending on what we’re eating I usually throw in a steamed veggie or side salad and some fruit for the kiddos!

21 day fix dinner ideas

-Burrito Bowls (rice, chicken, taco fixins’!  all measured using 21 Day Fix containers)
Sausage and Kale Pasta
-Turkey BLTs – (3 pieces cooked turkey bacon, lettuce and tomato, toasted Ezekiel bread)

I usually try to do something fancier on the weekends if I have time.  Yesterday I made cauliflower pizza and although the prep is kind of long, its definitely worth it if you have some time!

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Meal prep and planning has literally shaved hours off of the meal process for me.  I save old meal plans and just reuse and recreate based on a new month!  We’re ready to go for this week!

21 day fix Aldi Meal Plan

If you’re stuck in a rut or totally lost with meal planning shoot me an email at mommafitlyndsey@gmail.com and I can help you with some tips to get started!