Our first week on the whole 30 was a success! I know my family loves it when I’m on the whole 30 because I actually cook! Ha! And….our meals are AH-Mazing! I have to be prepared when we are doing the whole 30 and plan our meals. It helps me to be more intentional with what I’m eating.
My favorite meal from last week was the Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala. It made quite a bit so we had plenty of leftovers. Leftovers are my favorite!
Okay, y’all, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, I highly recommend it. Today, I threw some frozen chicken thighs in it and they were finished cooking in about 20 minutes. Starting in August through October, we have volleyball almost every evening so I plan to use my Instant Pot often. (This is the Instant Pot that I have.)
This week, I stopped by the library to check out some new cookbooks so I could get some fresh ideas. I rarely buy a cookbook unless I look through it first to see if it is worth it! I’m really excited about Gwyneth Paltrow’s book. It isn’t whole 30 or paleo, but I can usually tweak the recipes. I will usually read a cookbook like a book.
Okay, this is my menu for Whole 30/week 2:
Sunday– Grilled Salmon, grilled veggies (zucchini, squash, and onions), roasted potatoes
Monday– Paleo Spicy Chicken Tacos
Tuesday– Shepherd’s Pie, salad
(Shepherd’s pie was on last week’s menu and I didn’t have a chance to make it.)
Wednesday– Salmon Cakes, Classic Coleslaw,
Thursday– Jamaican Jerk Pork Roast, mashed cauliflowers, sauted green beans
Friday– lunch: Paleo Chicken Salad , veggies
dinner: leftover roast, salad
(We have a volleyball tournament all day Friday and Saturday, so I’ll take chicken salad for lunch. I’ll also pack a few strawberries, nuts, and vegetables.)
Saturday– Steak, sweet potatoes, salad
My menu for week 1 can be found here. What are you are cooking for your family this week?