One thing that I have learned so far from the Whole 30…YOU MUST PLAN! You have to make a plan for what you are going to eat and you have to go and buy the supplies in order to be successful. It is not the most fun part, but it is a MUST! Something you will learn about me is that I really like things to look pretty…so, I created a few things to use for the four weeks (AND probably more weeks for me:))
So, my hubby hasn’t had enough time to read the whole book and sometimes I can’t always remember everything that I read…so, I decided to make a one page reminder for easy reference.
The meal plan is the most important in order keep on track and make a good grocery list 🙂 Of course, it is just used as a guide…we usually move things around based on how our week plays out…but helps us remember what the different options are for the meals. Here is Week 1 Meal Plan…(you will notice in our pics we didn’t stick to it…and there was a big learning curve)
Lastly, there is the grocery list…which is one of my least favorite items because it means that I have to actually GO to the grocery store! Initially, let me just say that if you are trying to stay on a budget of some kind, you will have to visit multiple stores to find all the “special” items that you will need (i.e., Ghee, Coconut Spray, Almond Meal, etc.) But, I found the best way is to make one list and then decide where you need to go…and mine still has a special section for the kiddos because we haven’t changed them over fully 🙂 Here is Week 1 Grocery List:
I have provided a PDF that you can use to fill out your very own Meal Planning and Grocery Template🙂 Let me know if you will be joining us on our journey!!