I am linking up with Organizing Junkie today for Meal Plan Monday!
I am settling into the Whole 30 Challenge. This week I am trying to get more creative with meals while also eliminating some of my snacking. Side note: I am also navigating the challenges of meal planning for a family with diverse eating preferences. My husband is pescetarian while I am eating Paleo these days.
This week’s dinners
Sunday: Creamy Dill Salmon with asparagus and fingerling potatoes
Monday: Spaghetti Squash with meatballs (these Chicken Buffalo ones for me and Mediterranean Veggie from the Peas and Thank You Cookbook ones for him)
Tuesday: Taco Salads with his and hers meats
Wednesday: Turkey Burgers and Veggie Burgers with portabella mushroom buns and sweet potatoes
Thursday: Shrimp Coconut Curry with cauliflower rice
Friday: His and Hers sausages with sauerkraut and peppers
Saturday: Rutabaga Egg Nests
Breakfasts will be eggs, leftover potatoes, sauteed greens and bulletproof coffee
Lunches will include leftovers, salads with tuna or egg salad
Snacks: fresh fruit and veggies, Larabars or almond butter
This weekend’s meals
I am still rocking the Bulletproof coffee for breakfasts. But after carefully reading through It Starts With Food I realize this is not really part of the Whole 30 plan. According to the book, to heal disordered thinking around food and meal times, to encourage your body to burn fat for energy and to help reduce snacking and reset cortisol levels, eating a full meal at breakfast is ideal. But I like this coffee so much! Since I’m also working out in the mornings and breastfeeding I will likely start adding a hard-boiled egg or banana along with the coffee to help with satiety and energy levels without adding too many extra calories. I am also going to balance this by trying to snack less this week.
I didn’t catch all my meals this weekend, but I admit it was a little hairy. We had yet another birthday party to attend and while turning down cake and ice cream wasn’t extremely difficult, I did balance it out by promising myself a Larabar when I got home for my treat. I was overly tired all weekend which leaves my healthy eating motivation lacking, but I stuck to the plan and only ate Whole 30 approved foods. Although I admit to a ton of snacking throughout the weekend. Still I feel good I stuck through the sugar cravings.
Last night’s dinner was amazing. Fish on Sundays is our thing. We buy it fresh from Whole Foods and I’m slowly learning new ways and recipes to cook fish. Last night we had salmon filets prepared with a creamy dill sauce. It was divine. And you can find other recipes for our weekly meals on my Pinterest page.
We are off on another week of Whole 30. Thanks for following along!