You guys!!! Happy Tuesday!! I’m coming to you with this much enthusiasm because it’s my birthday!! I am freakin’ 27! And I don’t know if I still feel 17 or if I already feel 47 that part is up for debate. Lol.
I’ll go into more detail about my 27 years of life probably during this week’s coffee talk.
Today. I have a gift for YOU guys. Because I’m kind of obsessed with y’all.
I heard from a ton of you guys during my giveaway and so many of you told me you’re starting off January 1st with a fresh Whole 30! And if you are – I think that is awesome and a perfect time to start. Sometimes, eating super healthy can be tough because it feels like the universe is against you, but typically in January everybody is trying to step up their health game, so there’s a lot of support! And also, there’s just not as much temptation to “break” it because it’s January and tbh it’s pretty boring.
With that beings said.
I wanted to get you guys started off on the right foot and share 7 meal ideas that can take you through an entire WEEK of Whole 30. All of these ideas are quick, easy, and most importantly super TASTY so you don’t feel deprived! Also, I tried to keep it with the “theme” of the day, so like on Sunday I have a spaghetti-inspired dish, and Friday a takeout-inspired dish, so you don’t feel super bummed you can’t eat your comfort foods.
SUNDAY: Spaghetti squash with Whole 30-compliant sausage and marinara.
So. Freakin. Good. Cut the spaghetti squash in half, scoop out any seeds, drizzle some olive oil, salt & pepper on each half, and toss that bad boy in the oven for 45-60 minutes at 375 degrees. Cook your sausage on the stovetop, and once it’s browned, throw your marinara on top so it can soak up the yumminess. The sun-dried tomato sausage from Trader Joe’s is Whole 30 compliant and y’all know I SWEAR by Rao’s Arrabbiata. Throw your meat sauce over your squash and VOILA. So easy.
(P.S. you can find most of the ingredients for these ideas and pictures of the labels on my Whole30 Essentials post!)
MONDAY: Salmon, cauliflower rice, and asparagus.
Most blackened seasonings and even Old Bay are Whole 30 compliant and taste amazing on fish. Wrap your salmon in one sheet of foil and asparagus in another tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice, and bake them both in the oven at 375 for 25-30 minutes or throw it on the grill. Sauté your cauliflower rice on the stove with olive or coconut oil, garlic powder, and salt & pepper. Squeeze a lemon over top of all of it for an extra kick.
TUESDAY: Porkchops, spinach, and applesauce.
We like to bake our porkchops in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 350 with some Whole 30 compliant seasoning, olive oil, and a sliced onion on top. Then we sauté the spinach in some olive oil with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add a dash of cinnamon to your applesauce for a sweet treat. SO good.
WEDNESDAY: Coconut flour chicken tenders, butternut squash & Brussels.
Dredge your chicken tender cutlets in coconut flour and seasonings of your choice (garlic powder & paprika are my go-tos) and “fry” them up in some coconut oil on the stovetop. Roast your cubed butternut squash (I like the pre-cut kind from Trader Joe’s!) and Brussels in the oven with some olive oil & seasonings for 30 minutes at 375. Easy peasy.
THURSDAY: Bunless burgers & buffalo cauliflower.
Pick up some pre-packed burgers (either turkey or beef, whatever floats your boat!) and cook them up on the stovetop or grill. Throw some mustard & pickles on your burger and roast up some cauliflower tossed in Frank’s (I like to roast mine in the oven for 30 minutes on 375). I SWEAR by this buffalo cauliflower. It will taste like such a treat. Plus, this meal is perfect for game night!
(P.S. you can wrap your burger in some lettuce if you’re feeling wild. Top it with a roasted Portobello mushroom or large slice of a grilled poblano pepper for some extra oomph!)
FRIDAY: Green curry with chicken & green peppers.
Y’all know I love this. Recipe can be found here. It feels like SUCH comfort food. Just serve it as-is, no need for rice! I swear you’ll love it.
SATURDAY: Steak, roasted potatoes, broccoli.
The best combo. We love our steaks with Weber Chicago Steak seasoning (Whole 30 compliant!). For the potatoes, just dice them up and throw them in the oven with some olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, and salt & pepper. The broccoli is perfect steamed on the stovetop. It’ll feel like a fancy dinner out!
So how are you going to remember all of this!?
Oh don’t worry, I made you a little grocery list!
And YES I was so proud of this if you watch my Instagram stories lol. Feel free to print it out or save it to your phone following the link below!
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So tell me… do you plan on starting a Whole 30 this January? Are you trying another kind of healthy diet? Do you refuse to diet on January 1st?! Tell me everything! I will be back this Thursday with a fun new coffee talk! I’ll see you then! Xo.