Alright folks, who's doing the January Whole30? While I'm not officially participating, I generally cook Whole30 compliant meals during the week, so I'm looking forward to sharing lots of resources along the way! I'm also working on a project that involves LOTS of W30 everything, so there's that. If you want to follow along, be sure to connect with me over on Instagram, where I share lots of day to day tips and strategies, as well as glimpses into my non-W30/food-related life!
Here's what's on the meal plan this week:
Pre-workout: Rx Bar Mini or Banana + Coffee // These are my go-to options for a W30 compliant pre-workout snack! Alternatively, I also LOVE the Rootz Energizing Superfood (which is not compliant, but is amazing and has super clean ingredients); use code "wholedailylife" for 10% off. My choice of creamer for my coffee has been Nutpods for many months now. I used to drink it black, but I LOVE this W30 compliant option!!
Breakfast: Butternut Soup with Venison Sausage and Pesto // Back in my SIBO days, I lived off of this soup! It was also one of the things that helped me transition away from breakfasts loaded with sugar and lacking nutrients (think sweet cereal, cinnamon rolls, toaster strudels...) because it has a natural sweetness and familiarity, similar to a cozy bowl of oats. It's super easy to make, too, and is one of the recipes in my e-cookbook, Weeknight Paleo! Here's the gist: 1 large butternut, peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes, tossed with ghee (this batch was about 16 cups squash and 1/4 cup ghee). I roasted that at 375 for about an hour until golden, then blended with 4 cups of bone broth and a can of full fat coconut milk. For the venison sausage, I cooked 2# of ground venison in a large skillet with 2 tsp each of salt, basil, oregano, and 1 tbsp each fennel and garlic. The pesto is another staple of mine, and you can find the recipe here! I added walnuts and nutritional yeast (this is the ONLY brand I use because it is not fortified with synthetic B vitamins) to this batch, which made it extra creamy and delicious!
Lunch: Zupa + Sardines or Smoked Chicken + Avocado or Nuts // Zupa coming in clutch this week for an easy no-cook Whole30 compliant lunch! Each day I'll pair a bottle with either a tin of sardines or some leftover smoked chicken that I froze in single servings. I'll also add a fat, either avocado or nuts. Use code “wholedailylife” for 15% off of your order at Züpa and the additional code “fourfree” for, you guessed it, four free bottles of their seasonal flavors!!
Dinner: Macadamia Coconut Crusted Chicken with Roasted Carrots, Sweet Potato, and Asparagus // Another of my favorites; you can find the recipe here! When it comes to the sides, I usually just pick some veggies (often whatever is on sale) and roast in large batches, then portion out into containers for the week.
What are some of your favorite easy weekday meals, Whole30 or not?