Whole 30 – Week 3 Meal Plan

Today is Day 15 of my Whole 30, which means I’m half way there!

Last week I skipped a few of the recipes and winged it a couple times. I’m planning a little more flexible this week to allow for unplanned events.

If you haven’t heard of Whole30, I highly recommend you check out the book It Starts With Food and the whole30.com website. In short, you eat clean food for 30 days and cut out processed food along with food groups that people are most commonly allergic to. Then at then of 30 days they give you a reintroduction plan so you can evaluate how different foods effect your body. The goal is to change your relationship with food and food habits/cravings.

Whole30 Week3 Meal Plan and Recipes

Find recipes/meals for Week 1 Here!
Find recipes/meals for Week 2 Here! 

Whole 30 Week 3 Meal Plan

Note: I only meal plan dinners. I generally eat the same thing for breakfast every morning (eggs + another protein + veggies + healthy fat) and leftovers for lunch. Last week I switched it ate more leftovers for breakfast. Also, I only planned 6, because inevitably we end up doing something 1/week not at our house. If we do stay home I’ll cook up leftovers.

Snack ideas: cooked sweet potato, hard boiled eggs, almonds, carrots/celery/apple with almond butter

Week 3 Dinners & Recipes:

  • [A] Chimichurri Bowls – Steak + Carrots/Brussel Sprouts/Bell Peppers, on a bed of Kale with Chimmichurri Sauce: Recipe Here
  • [B] Whole Roast Chicken (crock pot) + Sweet potato/butternut squash roast: Recipe Here & Here
  • [C] Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos, Crock Pot (lettuce wrap not corn tortillas!): Recipe Here
  • [D] Coffee Braised Chile Beef CrockPot over Cabbage with Guacamole: Recipe Here
  • [E] Chicken + Veggies + Moroccan Sauce: Recipe for Sauce Here
  • [F] Soup – chicken, veggies, stock, spices (I plan to wing it)

Shopping List

I always find the most time consuming piece of meal planning is compiling the shopping list. I’ve done that already here. However, if you choose not to use one of the recipes above, I’ve assigned them letter codes so you can adjust accordingly on the shopping list. Remember, this is just the list for dinners. If you’re eating breakfast and snacks, you’ll need to add those as well.  It should also be noted that I’m cooking for 2 people but I usually cook like I’m feeding 4 (so that we eat have lunch the next day).
PROTEIN
  • Steak [A]
  • 1 beef roast ~2.5lbs [D]
  • 1 whole chicken (4-5 lbs.), rinsed and patted dry [B]
  • 10 Chicken Breasts (about 2 lbs) [C] [E] [F]
VEGGIES
  • 4 Onion [A] [B]
  • Red Onion [D]
  • Celery [B] [F]
  • Carrots [A] [B] [F]
  • Brussel sprouts [A]
  • Bell peppers [A] [E]
  • Kale [A]
  • Sweet Potatoes [B]
  • Butternut Squash [B]
  • 1 Jalapeno [C]
  • Lettuce [C]
  • Tomato [C]
  • Avocado [C] [D]
  • Cabbage  [D]
  • Asparagus [E]
  • Zuchinni [F]
FRUITS
  • 2-3 Lemons [A] [E]
  • 6 Limes [C] [D]
FRESH HERBS
  • Parsley [A][E]
  • Oregano (fresh) [A]
  • 15 Cloves Garlic [A] [C] [D] [E]
  • Cilantro [A] [C] [D] [E]
SPICES (DRY)
  • Salt, Pepper
  • Garlic powder [B]
  • Cayenne pepper [B] [E]
  • Chili Powder [C] [D]
  • Chipotle powder (optional) [D]
  • Cinnamon [D]
  • Cumin [C] [D] [E]
  • Oregano [D]
  • Paprika [B] [C] [E]
  • Thyme [B]
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder [D]
  • Spices for soup [F]
OILS/FATS/CONDIMENTS
  • 1T Apple Cider Vinegar [A]
  • EVOO [A] [B] [E]
  • Balsamic vinegar [D]
GROCERY OTHER
  • Salsa (read the label!) [C]
  • Coffee [D]
  • Chicken stock [F]
Are you doing a Whole30? Did you enjoy the menu above? Have some recipes you want to share?
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