January Whole30 Meal Ideas – Week One

January Whole30 Meal Ideas – Week One

IT IS NEW YEARS EVE! WHAT!? Honestly where did 2017 even go? A lot happened but it flew by. I have ended it with QUITE the bang in the food and drink department and I am so excited to get going on this January Whole30. I am officially starting on January 6. I have work events on the 4th and 5th – I think I have been doing Whole30 just about every year for this event and this year I want to enjoy it without restriction. However, my planned meals this week WILL be Whole30 compliant so I am going to share with you!

My typical plan of attack is to plan 2 or 3 dinners that will make enough for leftovers. That way, I only cook a few times and don’t have to shop for a million different meals. It saves time and money because you won’t end up wasting a lot of food. Here’s what’s up for this week:

Photo Credit to The Defined Dish


The Defined Dish chicken marsala – I’ll probably make a bit more than it calls for to have plenty of leftovers. You could serve this along side roasted sweet potatoes, green beans, cauliflower rice, roasted veggies, ANYTHING! Even your non-whole30ing family members can get on board with this. You could pair it with rice for those crazy people.

My One Pot Beef and Butternut Squash Chili – This makes enough for two meals already and it is hearty and delicious! PRO TIP: Double it and stick half in the freezer for a night when you really don’t want to cook anymore.


This week, I will probably stick with salads for lunch. If you are anything like me, you’ll get tired of salads pretty quickly but since it’s week 1 I can probably get through. I’ll post a quick salad dressing for you at the end of this post!

Leftovers will also be in the lunch rotation.


Frittata – try this one that I made as a Thanksgiving reset last year OR this one from PaleOMG! A grab and go breakfast will save your life on Whole30.

Homemade Sausage – You will get a recipe for this later on in the week! I like to pair a veggie filled frittata with some type of meat if I’m really hungry.

*Whole30 recommendations strongly encourage you to eat breakfast. I know this will be really hard for those of you who aren’t used to it, but try to do it! Eating 3 full meals a day will balance out your hormones and eventually you will feel hungry in the morning which is…..you guessed it…HEALTHY AND NORMAL!


What are you cooking this week? Are you trying one of the recipes listed? If not, share what you are planning! If you need more ideas, check out this prep post from a couple of days ago!

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