Whole30 can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first round! It’s best to ease yourself into it if it’s your first time trying Whole30 and this Whole30 Meal Plan for beginners is the perfect way to introduce Whole30 into your life! If you’ve never done Whole30 before, read this Whole30 For Dummies post to find out where to begin! Essentially, you’re cutting out grains, dairy, and sugar for 30 whole days! It’s a little more detailed and broken down than that, but that’s the premise of it. If you’re thinking it sounds hard or impossible, have no fear! Many people who have struggled with food addiction and all kinds of other issues have gone through a Whole30 and changed their perspective on eating altogether. In the grand scheme of things, it’s only 30 days! Committing to that can change your lifestyle for good and is totally worth at least a try! That being said, keep reading for a helpful meal plan that can help you get over your first week with ease!
The recipes included on this Whole30 for beginners meal plan are all included below for ease of access! Bookmark or pin this meal plan and refer back to it throughout the week to help with your success! Meal planning is one of the best ways to save time in the kitchen and while you’re doing Whole30, it might seem like you’re spending a ton of time in the kitchen. By following this meal plan, you’ll be able to save a ton of time and money by buying all the right things at the grocery store and only eating what is necessary to fuel your body!
Instant Strawberry “Yogurt”
Turkey Blueberry Breakfast Muffins
Protein Acai Bowl
Veggie Egg Scramble
Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
Turkey Breakfast Sausage
Twice Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Easy Egg Salad
Savory Chicken Veggie Bites
Grilled Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Salad
Super Simple Tuna Fish Salad
Shrimp & Peach Salad
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Cauliflower Enchilada Casserole
Chipotle Chicken w/ Avocado Salsa
Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Lemon Shrimp Stir Fry
If you’re starting a Whole30, just remember that you likely won’t be eating out a lot and if you do, you’ll have to make modifications most likely. There are many restaurants that can accommodate your dietary needs so just be sure to ask about any modifications you think might be possible. This makes dining out much easier and you’ll still be able to enjoy your everyday life without worrying about what you’re eating too much. Also, it’s worth reading some of the awesome Whole30 books and cookbooks that you can find on Amazon.
Are you planning on starting a Whole30? When is your start date? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
Mykidsguide saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 3:04 am
Everything sounds delicious. I should start planning our meals, too. I’m sure this will save me a lot of time.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 4:05 am
I have heard really great things about this program! Best of luck to you on it 🙂
Jason Young saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 6:17 am
That seems both healthy and delicious. Can’t wait to try it out.
Jessica Harlow saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 9:19 am
I think I could do well sticking to a meal plan like this for 30 days. I’d love to see the effects it would have…plus, I really like the sound of some of these recipes, like Cavewoman Chili!
Rachel Mouton saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 11:27 am
This looks amazing! I’m might just have to give it a try 🙂
Jennifer Clay saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 12:18 pm
I am loving this weekly meal plan. I haven’t really sat down and tried to make a meal plan. I really need to.
rika saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm
This whole30 is so popular. I’ve seen it everywhere
Elizabeth O. saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm
How nice! Thanks for sharing the meal plan and the recipes for each. This is a nice opportunity for people who are switching to a healthier lifestyle.
tara pittman saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm
I am now hungry. Such great sounding food.
Claudette saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 7:54 pm
This sounds all good and perfect – unfortunately I am bad at sticking to meal plans like this so I won’t even lie that I am going to try. 🙁
Jonathan Key saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 8:29 pm
Like your info graphic and chart. That’s really helpful for a beginner like myself!
victoria saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 8:54 pm
Sounds delicious and healthy! i need to start planning our meal. Can’t wait to try it out.
204 Park saysSeptember 9, 2015 at 9:13 pm
This looks like a great meal plan! Eating healthy is so much easier when you plan ahead 🙂
Jasmine saysSeptember 10, 2015 at 9:49 am
Great meal plan!
Liz Mays saysSeptember 10, 2015 at 10:13 am
I love how you broke this down into simple meals. It helped me get a good understanding of what the program would be like!
Maya saysSeptember 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm
This looks great! I will have to try this for sure!
Shannon Peterson saysSeptember 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm
This makes it seem so easy!
Brittney saysFebruary 17, 2016 at 10:05 am
Do you have a grocery list that goes along with this? How many people should these meals feed? Roughly how much do you spend at the grocery each week? I really want to do Whole30 but I’m nervous about the time required for meal preparation/the money it costs to buy these healthy foods.
Alison saysFebruary 17, 2016 at 10:27 am
I don’t have a grocery list for this, each link takes you to a specific recipe, but that’s a great idea. I can certainly make one and post it or send it out in my email newsletter. Price can vary really but I buy a lot of “staples” bulk so I do one BIG shopping trip for about $300 and then just fill in the weekly needs at about $50 so roughly $500 but that includes more than just these meals, it also includes my kiddos school lunch supplies and such. I feed a family of 4.
Leanne Tacosik saysSeptember 14, 2016 at 6:33 am
Planning ahead has been my biggest obstacle, plus I do not enjoy spending hours in the kitchen. This meal plan seems simple and doesn’t include obscure foods like buffalo. Thank you!
Amanda saysDecember 29, 2016 at 7:16 pm
I want to start the new year when I get my food stamps, because I just got fired from my job due to lack of work, on January 13, 2017. I need to get myself and my daughter healthy! Im very worried about how our health has went down this year.
Alison saysDecember 29, 2016 at 7:50 pm
Yes, this year has been extra rough health wise, but for 2017 I really need to make that a focus for myself and my whole family so having tools like meal plans that take some of the work out of it really make it easier for me to stay on track. Good luck!
Julie saysFebruary 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm
Starting Whole30 tomorrow!! Thanks for the recipe!
Shabnam saysDecember 28, 2017 at 5:44 pm
This is awesome thank you!
I just wish it came with a shopping list