If you’re participating in our August Whole30 group, you should have already received an email with the following meal plans. If you’d like to participate in an upcoming Whole30 AIM Well group sign up here for the AIM Well general newsletter, but feel free to follow along with the meal plans below!
Pat. On. The. Back. Y’all. Almost halfway through your 30 day journey. Hopefully you’re starting to feel that tiger blood and other benefits of filling your body with nutrient-dense whole foods. I hope you’re also figuring out a routine that makes this plan do-able after your 30 days, at least to some degree of normalcy. You’re probably sick of being in the kitchen, but hopefully are learning some skills that can get you through throwing a few Whole30 dishes together on the fly.
As with past weeks, below I have added a few new whole recipes, and a few mix and match ingredients to help makes things a little easier in the kitchen.
As I’ve mentioned in the Whole30 Prep post, I recommend shopping twice a week. Saturdays/Sundays and Wednesday/Thursdays. That way you are only having to think of what you need for a few days at a time. I find this easier to concentrate while I’m meal planning and at the store. Plus food stays its freshest.
Mix and Match
By now you should be getting used to the idea that a protein + veggies + fat = a meal. And hopefully you’re getting comfortable mixing and matching elements to make yummy, unique meals. You’ll start to gravitate to some staple meals, and that’s great. A quick throw together meal is your best defense when those stressful, exhausted voices creep into your head saying “17 days is really great and you should just stop here and be proud of yourself!” That voice is right, but not about stopping. A full 30 day program is really the only way to get the most out of this journey and you KNOW you can do it.
I’ve included an option for a daily breakfast, but I also regularly have dinner leftovers when I’m running short on time in the mornings.
Primal Palate Sausage Patties – I serve these with a Potato Hash and top it with an avocado or guacamole. These reheat well and are also good options for on the go. Anyone else regularly chomping down in the car not eh way to work?
Here are some other great Whole30 breakfast ideas.
Lunches + Dinner:
This week I’m combining Lunch and Dinner recipes so you can get used to mixing and matching leftovers to reduce cook time. I have 3 full new recipes and then some mix & match proteins and veggies. Experiment with mixing and matching cook ahead proteins with veggies and spice mixes. If you need more detailed info on this, Well Fed has a great system for this.
Mix and Match:
Paleo Meatballs (I make a bunch of these –they freeze well–and you can mix and match them with different sauces to make different dishes. See suggestions below.)
Salmon Filets (quick and easy when you’re not into cooking a big meal–are you ever?!)
A Whole Chicken (we eat off this all week when we don’t feel like cooking)
Ground Beef (we live in Texas. we eat a LOT of Tex Mex. These make great tacos.)
Shrimp (in the skillet or on the grill!)
Roasted Sweet Potatoes (cubed, coconut oil, salt & pepper, 425 for 30-35 min)
Cauliflower Fried Rice (A staple in my house!)
Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts (I sub ghee for oil, and ditch the cheese)
Sautéed Kale (see recipe above)
Butternut Squash Noodles (I’ve found these recently already spiraled at my grocery store)
Jalapeño Aioli Sauce (I mix this with cajun seasoned shrimp and zoodles for one of the best creamy faux pastas dishes I’ve ever had!)
Well Fed’s Sunshine Sauce (An Asian inspired peanutless peanut sauce great with meatballs or chicken thighs)
Sample Mix and Match Combo Dinners:
Monday: Shrimp with Jalapeño Aioli Sauce and Zoodles
Tuesday: Cajun Shrimp and Grits with Sautéed Garlicky Kale (use the shrimp from Monday, add Canjun seasoning)
Wednesday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Thursday: Meatballs with Coconut Curry and Cauliflower Rice
Friday: Meatballs with Sunshine Sauce and Broccoli Salad
Experiment this week, Would love to here what you’re mixing and matching!