Okay, friends, I am not going to lie. This week has been tough! Whole30 is a lot of work! I feel like I am cooking in the kitchen or cleaning in the kitchen like 3/4 of the day. My husband is losing too much weight on it (I know..poor him) and I am not feeling all that different than usual. I am not sure if we aren’t seeing dramatic results because we already eat really clean or what? However, we haven’t finished, so I can’t really make a fair assessment. I do have one big NSV (what whole30 calls non-scale victories) my allergies are tremendously better. I’ve halved my allergy medicine (I get allergy shots, so that’s HUGE). I am really hoping by the end I’ll have a whole slew of NSV’s. I am already reading labels like a ninja and getting really good at putting together delicious salads, so obviously, whole30 is teaching me something!
Updated to add: I woke up the next today to SO much energy. I think you just have to push through until you get to this point. Keep at it!
I know we can’t be the only family to find whole30 difficult, so I wanted to help come up with a solution. I know there has to be an easier way! That’s why I am doing the easy dinner edition meal plan. First off I am not including breakfast and lunch in the plan. If you need suggestions check out my two other plans here and here. I am guessing if you’ve been doing this for two weeks you have a basic idea of what you like and don’t like.
Here’s what I am making this week:
- Bubba burgers over shredded lettuce with pickles and roasted sweet potatoes.
- Crock Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili by Cotter Crunch (My family loves this recipe)
- Crockpot Tex-Mex Chicken Salad Wraps by Eat Live Run
- Slow Cooker Paleo Thai Chicken served over cauli rice by Once a Month Meals
- One Pan Roasted Peppers Onions and Sausages by House of Nash Eats
- Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos by Clean Eating Veggie Girl
So here’s my plan: During nap time I am going to prep the Chili, Tex-Mex Chicken, and Paleo Thai Chicken and dump all the ingredients in a ziplock bag. I’ll keep one out to cook soon and put the other two in the freezer. It’s so much easier to just go ahead and chop up everything at once and be ready to go. I am going to go ahead and season and brown my ground turkey for the plantain nachos. In fact, I am doubling my meat to have some on hand for lunches. I’ll freeze the other half. I hope this helps! I tried to make dinner simple with variety and not all just freezer dump meals!
P.S. Whole30 changed their rules and you can’t buy premade chips even if they are compliant. You can make your own plantain chips at home. Honestly, if I find clean compliant ones I am just going to buy them. We can live a little. 😉
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