9.1.16

Meal Plan: Whole 30 Week One


So week one of my January Whole 30 is complete and it's been pretty darn tasty! There's been a lot of Asian, Indian and Mexican flavours, but that's very much standard for my cooking - gimme all the chilli, garlic, lime & coriander!

A Whole 30 entails a month of good eating, with an emphasis on removing processed and sugary foods from your diet. It follows similar rules to a Paleo diet: consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit and excluding dairy or cereal products. I know this sort of detoxing isn't for everyone but I'd read a lot of good stories about doing a Whole 30 and wanted to give it a go!

On the whole I haven't felt deprived of anything or had any cravings. I had a bit of a slump mid-week of feeling tired and a bit spaced out but that may've been the effects of the first full week back in the office after Christmas. Likewise I'm definitely feeling more healthy already but that happens after Christmas, when you stop having chocolate for breakfast!

Here's what I've been cooking and eating for this first Whole 30 week. I'm documenting and writing mini-recipes over on Instagram at @charlie_eats, so follow me there for daily updates. 

Day One // Saturday
Brunch - Herby Garlic Mushrooms on grilled romano peppers & wilted spinach (recipe)
Dinner - Shredded Duck & Lettuce Wraps (recipe)

Day Two // Sunday
Breakfast - Curried Spiced Scrambled Eggs (recipe)
Lunch - Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Salad (recipe)
Dinner - Goan Fish Curry

Day Three // Monday
Breakfast - Banana, Blueberry & Hazelnut Bowl
Lunch - Smoked Mackerel, Beetroot & Salad
Dinner -Lime & Chilli Chicken w/ Mashed Sweet Potato

Day Four // Tuesday
Breakfast -Avocado & Cherry Tomatoes
Lunch - {leftovers} Goan Fish Curry 
Dinner - Lamb Meatballs & Cauliflower Rice

Day Five // Wednesday
Breakfast - Mushroom Omelette
Lunch - {leftovers}Lamb Meatballs & Cauliflower Rice w/ Coconut Dip (recipe)
Dinner - Mackerel Potato Salad

Day Six // Thursday
Breakfast - Smashed Avocado
Lunch - {leftovers} Mackerel Potato Salad
Dinner - "Mezze": olives, artichokes, salami, cashews

Day Seven // Friday
Breakfast - Banana, Blueberry & Hazelnut Bowl
Lunch -  Salmon & Avocado Salad
Dinner - Mexican Style Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps (recipe)

My plan for next week is to be more organised with breakfasts and lunches and try to have more protein at lunch to stave hunger till dinner. Are you on a January healthy kick? Let me know how it's going in the comments or on Twitter.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your monthly food plan. Its really tough to maintain.

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