Well even though this past week was “week 4” of the Whole30, I still have until next Tuesday to complete the full 30 days. I’m already wondering if my meals will change at all from what I’ve been eating and I don’t think they really will. Except for adding desserts back in- which will probably be paleo whenever possible. And let’s not forget about the wine, but that goes without saying.
I ended up choosing simpler meals for last week to reduce the time I had to spend meal prepping. I talked last week about how I struggled with the amount of time I was putting towards this as well as how much we were spending on food. Well, I reduced the time greatly but the cost was pretty much the same. Actually it was a little higher with an extra stop at Whole Foods on Wednesday.
Here was last week’s meal plan:
Sunday: Steak, roasted butternut squash, roasted broccoli
Monday: Baked salmon, baked potatoes, sautéed spinach/kale
Tuesday: Chicken things, purple potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, onion, garlic in crock pot
Wednesday: Baked tilapia, roasted red potatoes, asparagus
Thursday: Bison burgers, sweet potato fries, green beans
Friday: Spaghetti squash with paleo meatballs and spinach
Saturday: Meatloaf, sweet potato and applesauce mash, salad
Breakfasts: Sausage, sweet potato, and egg frittata with other veggies and eggs with bacon, plantains, and spinach
Lunches: Salads with steak or grilled chicken, leftovers
Snacks/Other: Plantain chips, fruit (apples, pears, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries), baby carrots with almond butter
Here is what I prepped last weekend:
-washed and store berries
-made 2 batches of meatballs (we were eating one last Saturday, so I doubled the recipe and froze half)
-washed and cut broccoli, peppers, cauliflower, and cucumbers
-made frittata (I made 2 trays and froze one for a week when I don’t have time to meal prep)
-Rob grilled chicken on our indoor grill
-made plantain chips
-marinated steaks for Sunday’s dinner
-roasted veggies for lunches (sweet potatoes, broccoli, and zucchini)
Since there wasn’t much cooking or measuring involved it saved me some time getting this all done. I’m hoping to use some of those strategies moving into meal planning and prepping for next week!
Are there any meals that you like to double the recipe and freeze half of it?
What was your favorite meal last week?