Cavegirl's Whole30 Journey (Meal Plan, Days 1-10)
If you are not familiar with the Whole30, it is basically a strict paleo-based, 30 days. Whether you are trying to jump start your body into a new lifestyle or just wanting to get your “cheat days” back under control, Whole30 is the way to go. If you are completely new to Paleo/Whole30, you may want to check out It Starts With Food by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. It is a wonderful resource that will answer all of your questions.
I have been documenting my meals on my Instagram and Facebook accounts. Below, the meals are broken down with links to the pictures and recipes. Some recipes are from The Whole30 Cookbook, which I note below. Others are ones that I have created…the recipes are noted through the link.
Over these 30 days, I will be showcasing a variety of meals. My goal is not to guilt you into finding something different each day…just the opposite. I am hoping to show diversity and hit a broader audience so that there is a little something for everyone. Meaning, most of us generally eat the same thing over and over. Most mornings, I will have eggs, bacon, and fruit. But, for this particular journey, my goal is to show that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring, monotonous, or tasteless.
Breakfast: Breakfast Scramble and a Side of Blueberries
Lunch: No Fuss Salmon Cakes* with a Side of Strawberries and Steamed Asparagus
Dinner: Halibut with Citrus-Ginger Glaze*, Steamed Asparagus and Fresh Strawberries
*the No Fuss Salmon Cakes and the Halibut are recipes from The Whole30 Cookbook
Breakfast: Diner Breakfast*
Lunch: Leftover No Fuss Salmon Cakes with Homemade Seasoned Mayo and Capers…side of steamed veggies
Dinner: Grilled Steak and Cold Thai Salad*
* the Diner Breakfast and the Cold Thai Salad are recipes from The Whole30 Cookbook
Breakfast: Sweet and Simple Breakfast of hard-boiled eggs, blueberries, 2 black olives, tomatoes, and chopped zucchini/mushrooms sautéed in a little bacon fat.
Lunch: Seared Scallops with a Ginger-Blueberry Sauce* and a side of spinach with sliced almonds
Dinner: Sweet Potato Spaghetti and Meatballs*
* the Seared Scallops and the Meatballs are recipes from The Whole30 Cookbook
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, homemade salsa, bacon, starfruit, and strawberries
Lunch: Tuna lettuce boats, cantaloupe, and steamed squash
Dinner: Back Ribs with a Rub and Tangy BBQ Sauce* with a side of sweet tomatoes and steamed broccoli
* the Rub and the Tangy BBQ Sauce is a recipe from The Whole30 Cookbook
Breakfast: 3-Egg Omelet with bacon, collards, onions…with salsa, 1/4 avocado, and fresh blueberries
Lunch: Grilled Shrimp over a bed of spinach, almond slivers, blackberries, and a couple of quartered figs…drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar and EVOO
Dinner: Grilled Steak with grated horseradish, roasted rainbow carrots, and sautéed shiitakes/onions
Breakfast: Mexi-Scramble with a side of kiwi and blueberries
Lunch: Steamed Mussels with Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Dinner: BBQ Beef Patty with steamed bok choy, pickled sweet peppers, and a couple slices of steamed sweet potato
Breakfast: Lazy Day Breakfast (no cooking required) On the plate: petite sardines, artichoke hearts, blackberries, tomatoes, dried figs, blanched almonds, dill pickle (Bubbie’s brand…no sugar used)
Lunch: Roasted Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Dinner: Sneaky Meatballs with a side salad
Breakfast: (on the go) 2 hard-boiled eggs, apple, and 5 almonds
Lunch: Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa
Dinner: (date night at a restaurant) I ordered a dozen boiled shrimp (plain) and a side salad (without cheese and croutons) with oil and vinegar dressing. I drank unsweetened tea with a squeeze of lemon.
Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with diced bacon, mushrooms, and onions
Lunch: Steamed lobster tails and tomato salad
Dinner: Pork chops, applesauce, and sautéed broccoli/carrots
Breakfast: Ground Chicken Hash topped with 2 poached eggs
Lunch: Tuna Cucumber Cups
Dinner: Grilled steak, sautéed mushrooms, and a salad with mixed greens