Whole30 Week 2 Meal Plan
Already onto week two! The first week was easy in that the meals were delicious and I felt very little temptation – believe it or not, I don’t miss much at all. On Saturday I went to not one but two birthday parties. Between the hours of 2-10pm, I was pretty much surrounded by people drinking, and big spreads of food – including multiple cakes! And shockingly, I didn’t really want any of it. I had a genuinely awesome time hanging out with friends just the same, and driving home I thought about how much junk I would have put in my body if I weren’t doing this, and I have to admit – that felt pretty good.
I am reminded, however, just how much planning and preparation this takes. This is a lot of cooking even for me! I veered a bit off course from the week one meal plan I shared with you, but that’s to be expected. A meal plan is always just that: a plan. If I find that I have enough leftovers that I can eliminate a dish, I always will. Last week, there were two recipes I punted in favor of leftovers (the Italian Style Egg Skillet, and the Orange Chicken – which you’ll see made it onto this week’s menu), and one I modified to a simpler dish. While food waste might be a concern here, it’s actually fairly easy to avoid. I get all my staples over the weekend, including most of my meats – which I keep in the freezer until ready to use. Towards the end of the week, I’ll either pick up the fresh items I need to supplement at the corner store, Yes Market, or Trader Joe’s, or have Courtney stop at Costco. I’m fortunate that I have a wide variety of grocery stores that barely require me to go beyond my route home from the metro. I have to admit, this week’s meal plan feels extraordinarily ambitious. We’ll see how far I get!
Breakfast: Salmon Frittata, salad, avocado
Lunch: Brazilian Fish Stew
Dinner: Lemon Garlic Butter Spaghetti Squash with Shrimp and Asparagus
Breakfast: Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash, fried egg, brussels sprouts, avocado
Lunch: Salmon Frittata, salad, avocado
Dinner: Chicken Tikka Masala with Coconut Cauliflower Rice
Breakfast: Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash
Lunch: Chicken Tikka Masala with Coconut Cauliflower Rice
Dinner: Brazilian Fish Stew