One of the keys to whole 30 success is meal prep and meal planning. This is a list of what I usually prep before the upcoming week or usually have on hand in our refrigerator. This does take a bit of time but I find it pays off throughout the week. Alternatively, if you are busy or don’t love to cook, there are plenty of whole 30 appropriate food items to purchase that I will discuss in an upcoming post.
Items I prep each week:
- mayonnaise (lemon pepper or the Food Lab’s seriously time saving 2 Minute Mayo)
- a tray of Sausage + Pepper Bake with added diced sweet potatoes for breakfast
- a few vinaigrettes – caesar salad dressing, bacon vinaigrette, or a simple vinaigrette
- pre-wash and bag all fresh greens (I like to keep them in ziploc produce bags)
- peel and cut veggie sticks for easy salad making (or buy pre-cut to make life easier)
- blanch any veggies or starches for easy salad making (mini potatoes, green beans, asparagus)
- spiralize sweet potato and/or zucchini to make quick stir fry/recipes/spiralizer/ with leftover protein (again, i use ziploc produce bags)
- hard boil eggs for quick protein and for easy salad making
- cook a large portion of soup – ribollita, smoky chorizo, kale + squash soup, roasted squash soup or beef stew
- AND/OR cook a large portion of protein – carnitas, paleomg’s enchilada chicken or nom nom paleo’s kalua pig
I am not affiliated with the Whole30 Program but I wholeheartedly believe in it. All opinions are my own and not representative of the Whole30.