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The New Year is the perfect time to work on a new YOU – which is why so many people choose to do some type of reset like the Whole30 in January. But in order to succeed, Whole30 takes some serious planning ahead. That’s why I’m here to help you (and myself) with a month of Whole30 recipes!

That’s right – I’ve done all the hard work! Well, except for the cooking.

If you don’t already have them, make sure you pick up the Whole30 guide and the Whole30 Slow Cooker books. These are invaluable. Did you know there’s a Whole30 Fast & Easy cookbook? Me neither (until just now)!

My Best Tips for Whole30 Success

There are a few things to remember if you want to be successful with the Whole30:

  • keep your meals simple
  • keep meals inexpensive and budget friendly
  • make food that the rest of your family will eat
  • plan/prep/cook in advance when possible

I am a busy mom, so easy meals are KEY to keep me sane. I try to use my slow cooker when I can, and many of my dinners are repurposed for breakfast or lunch. Read ahead and cook extras! Save time in the kitchen so you can do other things.

Choosing Your Meals for Whole30

I’m going to provide you with 30 days of recipes (or at least plenty of recipes so you can choose the foods you want to eat for 30 days). You can choose to use all the recipes as I have them laid out, or you can pick your favorites and eat the same foods over and over.

Whatever you do – DON’T MAKE THIS TOO DIFFICULT! You CAN do this if you really want to.

If I have a recipe that calls for Brussels sprouts (omg yum, roasted Brussels are so good), and you absolutely refuse to even look at them in the grocery store, then don’t cook them! Mix and match your veggies. Swap them for broccoli or raw cucumbers or a simple salad.

Sometimes I am very generic in my plans and just meal plan to include veggies as a side. That’s because I typically buy whatever is in season and on sale. It may be cabbage, broccoli, squash, zucchini, peppers, or just a salad. You want to have a veggie with every meal, but it doesn’t need to be something found on the south side of a Chilean mountain that you can’t pronounce!

You also don’t need to go broke trying to buy groceries. Get what you like and what you can afford. Even frozen or canned is fine, just read the labels!

In a perfect world, you will eat organic food, grass-fed/organic meat, and a variety of veggies that make a rainbow jealous of the colors. But make this work for you and do eat what you will – as long as it’s within the rules.

Colorado lifestyle blogger, Amanda Seghetti, shares a month of Whole30 Recipes. Check out these delicious Week 1 recipes now!

How to Follow Whole30 with Picky Eaters

My family isn’t too incredibly picky, but I definitely have a wide range of likes and dislikes in my house.

What I refuse to do is cook multiple meals.

Or more accurately, my husband refuses to cook multiple meals, because he cooks the majority of the time when he’s not traveling.

And I don’t want him to! It’s a waste of time and money, so I’d rather keep it simple.

If the Whole30 meal calls for bunless burgers with sweet potato fries and a side salad, I’ll most likely add buns to my family’s plate to keep the complaining to a minimum. While I’d love for my 9 year old and husband to eat what I eat, I know it won’t always happen. I may also add some macaroni and cheese for the kids to eat because I know my 2 year old won’t eat a salad. She will, however, eat some fruit, so I make sure to add in whatever healthy options I know she will like.

See? Still just one meal, but with options for everyone.

Also, if paleo chili is on the menu and I know my family will hate it, I just skip it. OR I make cook up a small pot of the chili because I know I’ll love it, and serve them a small portion with a baked potato and a side that I know they will like.

Keep it simple. Do what works.

Sample Whole30 Meal Plan for 1 Week

Again, I am giving you a variety of meal ideas here. Feel free to mix and match what you like.

Day 1

Day 2

  • Breakfast – Leftover chicken, Sweet Potato, Apple & Cranberry bake
  • Lunch – Salad (mixed greens and veggies) with leftover chicken
  • Dinner – Whole30 Zuppa Toscana
Colorado lifestyle blogger, Amanda Seghetti, shares a month of Whole30 Recipes. Check out these delicious Week 1 recipes now!

Day 3

  • Breakfast – Banana slices with almond butter and unsweetened coconut (add a veggie!)
  • Lunch – Leftover Whole30 Zuppa Toscana
  • Dinner – Bunless turkey burgers with lettuce, tomatoes, dill pickles, and jalapenos – serve with oven fries

Day 4

Day 5

  • Breakfast – Sweet Potato “toast” topped with avocado
  • Lunch – Leftover roast beef with crudites (that’s a fancy word for raw veggies like baby carrots and broccoli)
  • Dinner – (Bake lots of chicken), shred half and toss with Frank’s Red Hot. Side of roasted broccoli, avocado, carrots, celery.

Day 6

  • Breakfast – Runny egg over riced cauliflower and sauteed kale with compliant breakfast sausage
  • Lunch – Chop/shred leftover chicken, sprinkle with curry, and saute in some coconut oil for a crisp. Eat over salad greens.
  • Dinner – Salmon, roasted brussels, diced sweet potatoes

Day 7

Want this meal plan in chart form? Click HERE.

A few important notes:

A Month of Whole30 Recipes

Please feel free to comment, email, or message me on social media if you have any questions or if you have a great idea to share! When we are supporting each other through this, we are much more successful!

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    1. Lol tastes like a shoe. Arien makes amazing chicken thighs (with bone and skin) by just sprinkling Adobo (find it in the Hispanic aisle) on them and baking until done. I LOVE THEM. If I’m cooking breasts and don’t want them to dry out, I’ll brush the tops with oil or ghee before seasoning. I’ll sprinkle with whatever seasoning – Italian, cayenne and garlic, or cover in some buffalo sauce. We will also bake or boil a bunch of breasts kind of plain and then shred and cook in a pan to get it crispy. That way it’s kind of “fresh” at each meal. Hope that helps!

  1. Thank you! Baked chicken is my nemesis. I end up over cooking the hell out of it because I’m paranoid about raw chicken and instant read thermometers hate me.

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