Planning a menu for a Whole 30 challenge can be difficult. So I’ve done the work for you! Here is a sample plan, which should feed a family of four. Adjust amounts according to your family’s hunger levels…We followed a similar plan at the beginning of March for our Whole 30 challenge, although the kids occasionally ate different things for breakfast and lunch, and I adjusted the amounts to make it work for our family of six. If you find you’re having a ton of leftovers, skip a lunch or dinner and have a leftover buffet, or eat the leftovers for snacks.
Breakfast: Smoothies (use fresh or frozen fruit, coconut milk, bananas, spinach, etc.)
Lunch: Leftover Mexican Chicken Soup
Dinner: Southern Stew (use coconut milk instead of half and half)
Breakfast: Eggs, Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon
Lunch: Leftover buffet! If there are no leftovers, have a Chicken Salad with a simple Italian vinaigrette (recipe below)
Dinner: Cauliflower Dirty Rice (how to freeze cauliflower rice, so you can shop at the beginning of the week and still have cauliflower rice near the end)
Breakfast: Eggs, Cinnamon Apples (just leave off the butter and cook in a bit of water)
Lunch: Mushroom Barley Soup (use olive oil instead of butter, leave out the barley, and use coconut milk in place of the cream)
Dinner: Pork Chops, Green Beans cooked with this method, Roasted Potatoes
Recipe: Simple Italian Vinaigrette
In small bowl, mix together 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 Tbsp. white vinegar, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Makes 2 servings.
Prep Notes for This Whole 30 Meal Plan
- Crockpot Tomato Turkey Soup and Crockpot Mexican Chicken Soup can be prepared ahead of time and frozen until needed. (See recipe links for more details) You can also chop and freeze all of the vegetables for Mushroom Soup for Sunday’s lunch.
- If you don’t want to buy both bacon and ham, use bacon for Tuesday’s breakfast as well.
- In a similar vein, if you want to use the rest of the butternut squash, slice up matchsticks and roast them for squash fries instead of carrot fries for Thursday’s lunch. Go ahead and roast both your fries and your diced up pieces for Saturday’s breakfast at the same time.
- To make cauliflower rice, you’ll need some sort of food processor. I use this one, which came with my immersion blender.
maywill want snacks! Make bulletproof coffee using that immersion blender, or order a big case of these. Fruits, nuts, and raisins are also good.
If you try this meal plan, come back and let me know what your favorite recipe was!
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