Starting the New Year off Fresh with the Whole30!

Starting the New Year off Fresh with the Whole30!

Happy New Year!

How is it January!?!  So crazy but to be honest, I’m so ready for a New Year.  If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you’ve probably noticed this hasn’t been the best year for us.  Pregnancy losses, house floods, hotel living… Needless to say we are ready for the New Year!

To kick off this year I’m taking a step towards better health.  A few years back when I did the Whole 30 I never felt better!  I was sleeping better, had more energy, less sugar cravings, clearer skin, healthier nails and most importantly, my menstrual cycle came back.  So I’m jumping in for another round and would love for you to join me

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Doing it with others is one of the best ways to ensure success.  Not only does it help to hold you accountable, but you get meal ideas, tips, and experiences from others which makes it a million times easier!

So, who wants to join me?

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Of course I’ll be posting meal ideas, recipes, tips, etc. to help along the way but the best resource is the book, It Starts with Food.  I can’t say enough how important it is to either read this book before or while you are going through the process.    It gives the science and reasoning behind the elimination of certain foods as well as meal ideas, tips, and strategies.


If you don’t have time, access or the means to read get the book, there are a ton of resources on this website.  Dallas and Melissa also just released a cookbook to go along with the program.  While I haven’t purchased it yet I’m sure it’s extremely helpful and filled with delicious recipes!

You can also check out my previous posts on the Whole 30.

So you want to do the Whole 30 

Whole 30 meal prep 

What I Ate During my Whole 30 

Whole 30 Recap

Week 1 Meal Plan

Week 2 Meal Plan 

Whole 30 week 2 and Meal Plan 

Whole 30 Week 3 and Meal Plan 

Week 4 Recap and Meal Plan 

 And here’s several Whole 30 approved recipes; 

Coconut Macadamia Mahi Mahi 

Paleo Shepard’s Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Hummus 

Kabocha Salmon Cakes with dill sauce 

Chicken Avocado Salad 

Apple Pie Omelet 

Paleo Butternut Squash Soup 

Crock pot Pear Applesauce 

Sweet Potato Sausage and Egg Muffins 

Bacon Butternut Squash Quiche – use Whole 30 approved bacon

Bacon and Egg Cups 

One Minute Mayo 

Bacon Apple Pork Chops – use Whole 30 approved bacon

Simple Salmon Sushi (Or Tuna) Rolls 

Bacon Bison Sweet Potato Sliders 

Crockpot Beef Stew

Creamy Cashew Butter 

Simple Roasted Chicken 

Roasted Carrot and Butternut Squash Puree 

Roasted Balsamic Asparagus – Check your balsamic!

Sweet Potato Apple Chicken Sausage Skillet 

Coconut Oil Dill Salmon 

Paleo Turkey Chili 

 Also a few Whole 30 approved foods packaged foods for on the go snacks or meals;


Epic Bars

MeeNut Butter 

Sea Snax

Gourmet Grassfed 


Pure Indian Foods Ghee

Yawp Bars 

This weekend I’ll be grocery shopping, prepping and planning for the week ahead.  I’m actually really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things as the past few months I’ve been struggling.  Here’s what’s on my meal plan for this week.


Snack 1


Snack 2



Sweet Potato Sausage and Egg Muffins

Avocado Tuna Salad Boats

Paleo Trail Mix

Paleo Turkey Chili


Sweet Potato Sausage and Egg Muffins

Left Over chili

Carrot Sticks, jicama and Quick Guacamole

Pork Chops with Bacon Dijon Vinaigrette


Left Over Pork Chops with fried eggs

Kabocha Salmon Cakes

Hard Boiled egg and turkey meat with dijon mustard

Taco Lettuce Wraps


Veggie Scramble

Left Overs

Chicken Zucchini Patties

Balsamic Pot Roast


Grapefruit, hard boiled eggs and raw nuts

Kitchen sink salad

LARABAR or Epic Bar

Crockpot Chicken thighs over cauliflower mash


Chicken Zucchini Patties with mandarins

Left Overs

Apple with Cashew Butter or Sunbutter

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Pie


Apple Pie Omelet

Turkey and avocado in lettuce wraps

Hard boiled egg with guacamole

Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry over Cauliflower Rice

Again, feel free to join in as it’s much easier to do with others.  I’ll be posting pictures of my meals on my Instagram, recipes on my Whole 30 Pinterest board and recaps here on my blog so make sure to follow me on those if you don’t already!


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  1. 🙂 Love it! I’m going to do it too, but starting next week when my husband goes back to work! Good luck!!!

  2. I’ve been thinking about doing a whole30 this month. I read the book last summer and have been incorporating most of the concepts regularly but never did it for real. I think it would be a good experience, especially after a few weeks of so much sugar:) It’s good to know that if I do decide to do this that you will be such a great resource!

  3. So are you officially starting on Monday?? I was wanting to give this a shot for the new year. I still have the book on my Kindle and haven’t read it, nor have I tried the Whole 30 yet. I decided this was the year!! Maybe I could get it all read this weekend. Anyway, I may want to join in with you. Thanks for sharing your menu!! I will look it all over this weekend and let you know if I am in for sure! 🙂

  4. I’m already planning on doing this! Starting today!!!

  5. Marsha Palmer says:

    Excited to do it again! It has been one year in February, so time to get back pn track! Thanks for sharing ALL this info! You definitely make it much eaiser to follow with SO many good ideas & receipes! Hugs for SUCCESS!