Sunday, December 29, 2013

Whole 30: Week 1 Menu Plan

Let's not sugar coat the facts: the first week of your Whole 30 is going to be the hardest. 

You will be breaking habits, learning how to cook a different way & with different recipes, and you may be a little anxious if you are spending more money than normal on food.

With that said, here are a few items I would recommend having on hand to make your experience run smoothly::

*Ghee (I buy mine at Trader Joe's)
*Olive oil
*Coconut oil
*raw almonds
*raw cashews
*3 dozen eggs (at all times)
*almond meal and/or coconut flour (for thickening sauces or use in place of bread crumbs)
*Cooked chicken (your choice of cooking method...great for salads or quick snacks)
*raw veggie sticks (my fave are carrots & red peppers)
*green apple slices (the tartness/sweetness helps curb cravings fast! especially if you sprinkle on some cinnamon)
*Homemade Mayo

Here are the first seven dinner recipes I have compiled for you!  

Dinner Ideas: 

#1: Coconut Chicken Fingers, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, steamed broccoli (frozen is fine) 

#2: Turkey Burgers**, Sauteed Apples & Onions, Green Beans(frozen is fine), Butternut squash
**I season the turkey burgers with dried herbs, s&p..then top with homemade mayo & the sauteed apples & onions

#4:Chocolate Chili with toppings of your choice...ideas: shredded lettuce, olives, scallions, avocado, chopped tomatoes

#5: Moroccan Meatballs, Moroccan carrots, spinach salad with olive oil & vinegar (fresh spinach, cucumber, red pepper, black olives)

#6: Whole 30 Shepherds Pie, green veggie of your choice or a salad would be nice

#7: Baked Chicken, mashed cauliflower (sub ghee for butter), sauteed peppers, onions, & mushrooms.

Breakfast Ideas: 

Veggie Egg Bake (recipe coming soon!), Clementines, baked sweet potato fries. 
Hard Boiled eggs, homemade sausage (eliminate coconut sugar), veggie of choice (frozen or fresh)
Scrambled eggs with wilted spinach, fruit, veggies

Lunch Ideas: 

Salad with portion of meat (grilled chicken) and homemade dressing
Portion of meat, veggies, baked sweet potato fries

Good Luck!

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