The top recipes that helped me survive Whole30!
Favorite Things, Gluten Free, Paleo, Recipes, Whole 30 compliant

My Whole30 Top Menu Picks!

Once I put together my first week’s meal plan on Whole30, I felt significantly more confident in myself and my ability to make it through!  Whole30 isn’t the type of program I could wing.  The days of running into the pantry for a quick protein bar were over.  My fear of the kitchen, subsided once I got my first week’s menu planned!

The top recipes that helped me survive Whole30!

The Stay Fit Mom Weekly Meal Planner and Grocery List Printable is a great tool to use when setting up week 1!

Free Weekly Meal Planner and Grocery List Printable

Free Weekly Meal Planner and Grocery List Printable

The products and information listed in this post are to the best of our knowledge.  We share with our readers what has been successful for us in our own lives.  Visit Whole30.com for full nutritional guide to ensure the products and food you consume are compliant.

The entire month I ate eggs at some point everyday.  I highly encourage buying eggs in bulk if you can. Costco sells organic farm fresh eggs in bulk.  Eggs can be made several different ways and they’re super easy to throw together in a pinch.  If you’re wondering how many eggs to eat in one sitting, you should be eating as many as you can fit in one hand.  I also ate the whole egg and stayed away from egg whites.  I knew my body would need the healthy fat to fuel for the day.  The whole egg tastes delicious and it gave me the nutrients I needed to make it through without feeling like I was starving.

How many eggs should I be eating in one sitting?

Here are a few of my favorite breakfast menu items that I would pair with my eggs.

Breakfast:

Sweet Potato Apple Bake

Satisfying my sweet tooth with a Whole30 side dish!

Veggie Medley

Roasting veggies to fuel my body!!

Bacon (Sugar Free, which you can find at Whole Foods)

Bacon without Sugar at Whole Foods!

I would often add a grapefruit, tangerines, apples, avocado, and salsa to my breakfast meals.

Whole30 breakfast made easy!

Another delicious option in the mornings…

 Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole By From This Kitchen Table

Given my high intensity workouts, I knew I’d need a few post workout snack options.  My go-to snack is a banana and unsalted nuts, because they are the easiest for me to grab on the go.

Snacks:

3 Ingredient Larabars

3 Ingredient Larabars

Banana Nut Salad By Mommy’s Me Time

Apples and Almond butter By Weight Evaporate

Balsamic Brussel Sprouts By Kosher on a Budget

My most common meal at lunch time were dinner leftovers from the night before.  There were a few meals I’d keep in my back pocket if I was feeling like I needed more variety.

Lunches & Side Dishes:

We created an entire post just on our Whole30 Lunch box!

I'm loving all these great ideas for healthier lunches!

Many of these recipes call for our NO FAIL Homemade Mayo

Make your own Mayo-it's healthier and tastes so much better than store bought

 and I like to add Cauliflower Rice to any meal!

Cauliflower Rice made easy in the oven! The best tasting cauliflower rice!

 

My biggest focus during Whole30 was on dinner!  Just to be clear, by biggest focus, I don’t mean time intensive.  I fear the kitchen, remember.  The Crock-pot was my best friend, and none of these recipes have an overwhelming amount of ingredients.  My Whole30 slogan was most definitely, “Keep it simple.”

Dinner:

Baked Artichoke Chicken & Asparagus 

I'm going to add this Baked Artichoke Chicken to my menu this week!

Crock-pot Pot Roast 

Easy Crockpot Pot Roast prepared in 5 minutes!

Whole 30, Whole Chicken 

I made a whole chicken about once a week during whole30. Lots of leftovers and VERY affordable!

Followed by Homemade Chicken Stock from Homespun Sprout

Easy Whole30 Meatballs

Easy Whole30 Meatballs for the whole family!

Chicken Stir Fry with Spicy Mayo

Simple Healthy Dinner and Whole30 compliant

Crock-pot Beef Stew

Whole30 Crockpot Stew made easy!

Easy Paleo Meatloaf

Easy Paleo Meatloaf for a weeknight meal

No Bean Turkey Chili

Super easy, Whole30 compliant Turkey Chili. This will be my first Whole30 meal!

Stuffed Bell Peppers 

Ground Turkey and Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers -Whole 30 Compliant

Fajitas with Grandma’s Guacamole

You'll never buy store bought guacamole again! The perfect dip and addition to any meal.

Paleo Nachos By Paleo Grubs

Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders By Red Sky Food

Cuban Pot Roast By I Breath I’m Hungry

Sweet Potato Chili By Dawn Nicole

Chicken & Lime Soup By One Lovely Life

Whole30 Pecan Crusted Salmon By Homespun Sprout

Whole30 Chicken Bites By Homespun Sprout

Indian Butter Chicken By Homespun Sprout

It’s time to make your first weeks Whole30 menu!  Double check your grocery list and make needed additions.

3 Quick Tips to Keep in mind:

1.  Have your  Ziploc Storage Bags ready for freezing 1/2 the batch!  It’s great to be able to just pull a meal out in the morning and to take a night off of cooking.  You want to make your life as easy as possible and freezer meals do just that!

freezermeal

2.  Plan meals strategically.  For example, I might start the morning off with some Sugar-free bacon from Whole Foods.  I always save the bacon grease for one of my favorite Whole30 meals, Whole Roasted Chicken.  That night I’d lather my chicken in bacon fat and save the leftovers for Chicken Soup and Chicken Broth.  Then you can use the chicken broth for your other recipes!  The Veggie Medley, Cauliflower Rice,  Sweet Potato Apple Bake, and Balsamic Brussel Sprouts are a great addition to any meal.

3.  Schedule a meal swap with a friend!  One of my favorite parts of the experience was getting ideas, tips, and feedback from my Whole30 buddies.  They’re great for accountability and you can invite each other over for dinner!

This entire experience is so much more enjoyable with community.  If you’ve got questions, need encouragement or you want to share your successes tag us on Instagram!  We’d love to see your Whole30 plate.  You can also follow our Whole30Recipe Pinterest board!

You won’t want to miss the last post in our series!  Stay tuned for My Whole30 results!

Thinking about trying Whole30? This post is filled with grocery lists, top menu picks, and results!

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My Whole30 Grocery List

My Whole30 Top Menu Picks

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2 Comments

  • Reply Deanna March 2, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks for including my sweet potato breakfast casserole. 🙂

    • Reply Tracy March 3, 2015 at 6:31 am

      Sure thing, Deanna! It is SO delicious!

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