Whole 30 – A Realistic Meal Plan – Week 2

Week 2 was a crazy week at work for me, so you’ll see a lot of the same things over and over. Not very creative, and Gil has now vetoed roasted broccoli for at least a week, but this is real life. We’re crazy busy but still making it work with the Whole 30.

Side note: Week 3 is already shaping up much better, my menu plan is a lot more creative and it was actually even cheaper than last week despite me buying everything at Whole Foods because I didn’t have time for 2 separate grocery trips.

To give you an idea of approximately what this meal plan costs, for all meals for Week 2 combined I spent $66 on organic produce, spices, coconut milk, etc. at Sprouts Farmers Market (I choose which veggies and fruits we will eat for the week based on what is on sale in the circular since, for the most part, all of my fruits and veggies are interchangeable in my recipes) and $78 at Whole Foods on grass-fed, organic meat and wild-caught fish. I bought some higher end proteins like swordfish steaks so it is possible to spend even less if you choose less expensive fish and cuts of meat. So I spent a total of $144 on groceries for 21 meals for 2 people which comes to $3.43 per person per meal. So not only is this meal plan really healthy but, even with high-end organic meats from Whole Foods, it is literally cheaper than eating at McDonalds.

I still need to write up some of these recipes, I’ll get them posted as soon as I can.

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Day 8:
Breakfast – I felt too bad to eat (migraine) but I had planned to eat Pork Hash with Mushrooms
Lunch – Mexican Chicken (leftover) with a peach
Dinner – Swordfish Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli, Green Beans, and Mushrooms

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Day 9:
Breakfast – Pork Hash with a peach
Lunch – Spinach Salad with Guacamole and Burger Patties
Dinner – Tarragon Cream Chicken with Roasted Asparagus and Green Beans and Mixed Potatoes

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Day 10:

Breakfast – Pork Hash with a slice of tomato (Gil also had 2 boiled eggs)
Lunch – Spinach Salad with Guacamole with Tarragon Cream Chicken (leftover)
Dinner – First attempt at eating out – Sea Bass with Spinach and Mushrooms at True Food Kitchen

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Day 11:
Breakfast – Smoked Salmon with Blueberries
Lunch – London Broil with Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli
Dinner – Chicken Sausage with Roasted Broccolini and Sliced Tomatoes

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Day 12:
Breakfast – Peach and almonds before working out
Lunch – Chili on a bed of spinach
Dinner – Apple with Almond Butter (we went to a dinner party and didn’t eat and were starving when we got home but it was too late for a meal)

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Day 13:
Breakfast – Smoked Salmon with Blueberries (and Scrambled Eggs for Gil)
Lunch – Chicken Sausage (leftover)
Dinner – Chili (leftover)

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Day 14:
Breakfast – Pork Hash with a slice of tomato (Gil also had 2 boiled eggs)
Lunch – Green Curry with Chicken (my own recipe and it’s delicious! post coming soon)
Dinner – Chilean Sea Bass with Sautéed Broccolini and Roasted Purple Potatoes

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