Looking to start a round of Whole30, and in need of some quick and easy meal ideas? This 5 day Whole30 meal plan will help get you started! Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, Paleo.
How this meal plan is laid out
This meal plan is laid out in an easy to understand way, so someone who is just starting out on a Whole30 journey can understand. It’s a great place to start, for those who don’t know where to begin, or are lacking creativity in their meals.
Not only have I included breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas every day, but I have also included snacks each day.
Doing a round of Whole30 doesn’t need to be restrictive, and is not intended to be a calorie-restrictive way of eating. So if you’re still feeling hungry, you need to eat more food! Don’t deprive yourself for the sake of losing weight or feeling healthier. The nourishing whole foods will aid with that in a natural and sustainable way, slowly over time.
This meal plan is also laid out with lunch being leftovers from the previous evening’s meal. You don’t need to follow this exact layout, but I find it incredibly helpful for easing the burden of cooking every meal.
Especially for those who work full-time, eating leftovers for lunch has been incredibly helpful to sticking “on plan” and not indulging in fast food while on lunch break.
Note that most of my dinner recipes are for four people (or two people for dinner + two people for lunch the next day). So, generally speaking, if you are using this meal plan for only one person, simply make half of the recipe.
I truly hope you find this meal plan helpful, and that is assists you on your way to health.
Breakfast: Veggie breakfast skillet
Lunch: BLT lettuce wraps
Snack: Macadamia nuts – I like the Mauna Loa brand, which only contain macadamia nuts and salt
Dinner: Shake ‘n bake chicken with steamed broccoli and baked sweet potatoes with ghee
Breakfast: Leftover veggie breakfast skillet
Lunch: Leftover shake ‘n bake chicken with steamed broccoli and baked sweet potatoes with ghee
Snack: a Larabar of choice. be careful you pick one that is compliant, such as apple pie, lemon, banana bread, cherry pie, carrot cake, chocolate coconut or cashew cookie
Dinner: Salmon patties with roasted potatoes and green beans
Breakfast: Eggs (your favorite variety) and homemade sausage patties
Lunch: Leftover salmon patties with potatoes and green beans
Snack: homemade plantain chips with guacamole or salsa
Breakfast: Paleo cinnamon chia pudding (without sweetener, add berries for additional sweetness)
Lunch: Leftover sweet potato kale apple chicken sausage skillet
Snack: fruit or veggie of your choice (such as carrots, an apple, cucumber or sliced bell pepper)
Dinner: Rosemary apple pork chops, with a side of cauliflower rice
Breakfast: Sausage and kale egg cups
Lunch: Leftover rosemary apple pork chops with cauliflower rice
Snack: banana with almond butter (make sure it’s only almonds and salt, no sugar added) and coconut flakes (no sugar added either)
Tips and tricks for a successful Whole30
- Meal prep! If you can make some of your meals on the weekend, or one evening when you have some time free, then I definitely recommend doing so! It can make your life SO much easier and less likely to cheat.
- Don’t forget that if you slip up, you have to start all over. Stick with it, your health is worth the short period of sacrifice. Plus know how good that cookie will taste after the 30 days. So much better than normal, I promise!
- Attempt it with friends, or join a support group on Facebook. It’s much easier to get through when you have others supporting you!
- Know that after my Whole30 experience, my life was never the same. I felt SO much better after my first one, that I never looked back! You can read more about my Whole30 experience here.
I don’t like leftovers. Can I still use this meal plan?
This makes following the meal plan a bit more tricky, but it’s still doable! Simply cut the amount you make for dinner in half, and you’ll need to find another option for the lunches.
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