Hi friends! As some of you may know, from my Instagram stories, that I’m about 2 weeks into my first ever Whole30…and it’s not too bad! I’m actually loving it and surprisingly doing much better than I thought I ever would. I do have to say, I think it might be a bit easier for me because we already were eating pretty healthy, we rarely ever go out to eat, and my husband is doing it with me. The main reasons I am doing this is to help reset my body and my sugar cravings (the quick bars, afternoon latte, nightly halo top) were getting the best of me. Doing Whole30 is forcing me to cut that shit out ;) – ALSO, we are going to Mexico in about 2.5 months and I want to look and feel great, so this is going to be a great way to introduce a healthier lifestyle for the next few months.
With all of that, I thought I would share with you my Whole30 grocery list and meal planning guide. Keep in mind, this is my first time and I’m no expert at this but I think it’s a good start! So, take a peek below at my Whole30 grocery list and meal planning guide!
With the Whole30 grocery list above I will highly recommend buying ‘The Pantry’ items first and even getting extra. I’ve noticed that I tend to use quite a bit of coconut oil, coconut milk, almond milk, spices (hello cinnamon and garlic), assorted nuts, and dates. If you buy a little extra (like ntus), you’ll know you’ll eat them at some point!
Note: I do try my best to get ‘compliant’ items, but there are a few I don’t and just go with it (aka: turkey bacon or tuna). I’m still eating very healthy and cutting out a lot so I’m happy with getting a few non-compliant items. P.S. be prepared to spend a lot of $$, but it’s worth it.
Before I dive into all of the recipes, I thought it would make sense to break them into categories of meat as I realized quickly how often I had leftover meat and wanted to try a new recipe.
A HUGE TIP: I highly recommend making a lot of meat at once, either in the crockpot (and shredded) or simply baked in the oven. When we do that I am able to break it up a bit and make a whole variety of these recipes. This works for us as we are more than happy to eat chicken for a week ;) — If you’re not that type, you just might have to meal plan a little bit more.
SWEETS: They recommend not to snack on Whole30, and focus on meals that keep you full. It’s the hardest part for me as I LOVE anything sweet and quick bits while I work. I do try to limit myself to only have one (maybe 2) fruits a day and only a handful of nuts ( or 2 tbsp of nut butter)..but it’s not easy. This has been the hardest part for me, and an easy way to do that for me is to focus on having ‘non-sweet’ meals early in the day (aka: those sweet breakfasts are a no go for me).
Buffalo Chicken Lettuc Wrap
BEEF OR TURKEY MEALS
OTHER WHOLE30 MEALS