This week I will be going into week three of my Whole30! Whoop, whoop! And for many of you, you might just be a few days away from finishing, and how absolutely exciting! I am *finally* starting to feel some tiger blood. Coming off the holidays, and our trip to Disney, it has definitely taken a while to feel and notice some of those non-scale victories. Melissa Urban has said, you will feel an equal amount of suck, as to what you ate before your started. It would seem those holiday cookies, and Dole Whip treats were not doing me any favors. Gah.
This coming week is going to be a bit busier than usual, so I have made sure all of the meals are extremely easy and take very little time to prepare.
This week’s adventure food: peppers from our Take-Out Friday dish. I will also adjust, so it’s not too spicy.
Lunch: Simple BLT- some Applegate turkey, avocado slices, tomato, mustard, compliant bacon all on a big romaine lettuce leaf. You can also do a turkey wrap with some hot cherry peppers, I LOVE this brand, and it’s compliant! Super satisfying and very tasty. I will likely pair with some mixed nuts and/or a piece of fruit.
Dinner: I will be cooking salmon cakes from the original Whole30 book. However, if you don’t have the book, I found a recipe that is very similar - Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Tarter Sauce by A Family Feast I will serve with steamed broccoli and tartar sauce.
Lunch: Leftover salmon cakes with wilted spinach and a squeeze of lemon. You can totally make this to-go, just be sure to pack the spinach and salmon cakes separately, so it doesn’t get mushy.
Dinner: Who doesn’t love brinner?! Roger has quite a few work dinners this week, so I am keeping things ultra simple with this hash. Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs by Paleo Running Momma The kids will likely eat a deconstructed version, and I will makes the eggs scrambled. I will also make some paleo pancakes- I love the Birch Benders Paleo Pancake mix from Costco!
Lunch: Deviled Avocado Egg Salad by the Paleo Running Momma I mean, how good does this sound?! I will pop over a heaping piled of mixed greens, and there will be plenty for leftovers, too. You’re welcome.
Dinner: I have a pretty busy day planned, so I thought it would be best to have something in the slow cooker. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos by the Real Food RDS There is such a sense of accomplishment when you’re able to come home to a ready dinner! I will serve with the usual fixings: salsa, guacamole, jalapeños, chopped romaine, probably some Siete tortilla chips for the non Whole30-ers in my life!
Lunch: I have been loving breakfast for lunch type stuff. So I will make something similar to the photo above- mixed greens with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon, avocado, fried egg(s) and some compliant breakfast sausages. You can also take something like this to go, but be sure not to dress the salad until right before you’re going to eat, you don’t want the leaves to get wilted.
Dinner: The boys are back to their Thursday night swim classes, so we will keep it easy with Chipotle. They have some wonderfully delicious Lifestyle bowls, and it makes it so very easy.
Lunch: Leftovers or something simple like my Best Whole30 Tuna salad. That freaking red pepper adds such a great crunch. If you haven’t tried it, please do, you will LOVE it!
Dinner: Super excited to give this a try. Ronny, from Primal Gourmet just did a Whole30Recipes takeover, and made this delicious looking dish, Spicy Beef Stir-fry which sounds like a perfect way to welcome the weekend.
I hope these meal plans are helpful, and a way to find new healthy and delicious recipes. Be sure to tag me over at Joyinthemeantime, or comment below!