Hurray! You’ve made it past week 1 and are still here with me! Typically, the first week is always the most difficult (for me anyway), so getting over that hurdle is quite the accomplishment. The detox/carb flu stage can be rough, depending on how your diet was prior to starting the Whole30, so it may be worse for some than for others.
Honestly, I thought my first week this go around would be tough, but I’m surprisingly upbeat. No withdrawals, no “carb flu”, no starving to death (I’m usually hungry all the time in the first 7-10 days), no crankiness. Just regular me, but eating healthier. I think I needed these non-reactions to keep me motivated and I’m so fortunate that it’s going this way for me so far.
Now that I’ve rambled about my past 5 days, how are you doing? Are you suffering form any of the typical first-week afflictions? What are you doing to stay motivated? Have you found any tips or tricks that anyone else on the Whole30 can benefit from?
I love the “community” aspect of doing a Whole30, there are so many like-minded people working towards the same goal, it’s fantastic! I hope you’ll all stick with me throughout the entire 30 days. I can’t wait to hear how it went and what positive benefits you reap from the experience.
Don’t forget to check in and share along the way over on Facebook and Instagram. If you post any pics of anything related to your Whole30 on Instagram, be sure to use the #OPLwhole30 so I can follow along. I love seeing all of your photos.
Now this is what you’ve come here for, the Meal Plan for Week 2. I’ve been working hard to create some delicious new recipes to include in this week, and I think you’ll be pleased. My family loves them so that’s a good sign. I’ve got a few more that aren’t posted to the site just yet, but they are included in the Grocery List and will be up and ready before it’s time to cook them, so no worries there.
Once again, there are no snacks in the meal plan. By this point, you should have found the right quantity of food to tide you over from meal to meal, so snacking shouldn’t even be needed. However, if you do find yourself in a situation where you need to snack, be prepared with some carrot or cucumber sticks and a little Paleo Ranch. It really helps to keep you on track.
Also, as you’re probably aware of by now, I’m a huge fan of leftovers. Make enough dinner the night before so you can just eat leftovers for lunch and not have to worry about planning and preparing an extra 7 meals each week. Trust me, it takes a huge load off your shoulders to just eat leftovers.
** “Quantity Disclaimer” if you’re new around here**
My meal plan and subsequent grocery list is intended for my family of 5. Yes, we eat a lot of eggs, yes, we go through a lot of food. These quantities are intended for 4.5 people (our 4-year-old doesn’t eat a full portion… yet), so if you don’t need to prepare for that many people, adjust accordingly so you’re not working too hard or wasting any food.
Whole30 Weekly Meal Plan: Week 2
|Day 8||Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, 1/2 Bell Pepper||Leftover Creamy Lemon Chicken||Stuffed Peppers|
|Day 9||Mini Sweet Potato Souffle, Fried Eggs, Fresh Seasonal Fruit||Leftover Stuffed Peppers||Chicken Nuggets with Balsamic Ketchup & Crispy Bacon Broccoli|
|Day 10||Fried Eggs & Jalapeño Poppers (1/2 batch)||Crispy Chicken Salad (using leftover Chicken Nuggets)||Sloppy Joes & Simple Green Beans1|
|Day 11||Spicy Scrambled Egg Hash||Leftover Sloppy Joes & Green Beans||Chicken Bacon Ranch Skillet & Asparagus Potato Hash|
|Day 12||Fried Eggs & Leftover Asparagus Potato Hash||Leftover Chicken Bacon Ranch & Fresh Veggies||Bacon Bison Chili|
|Day 13||Eggs in a Nest||Leftover Bacon Bison Chili||Chicken Broccoli Bake|
|Day 14||Fiesta Scrambled Eggs & Country Potatoes||Leftover Chicken Broccoli Bake||Minestrone Soup|
The Week 2 Meal Plan, at a glance:
Meal Plan Week 2 Grocery List
Please note that this grocery list is for 2 adults and 3 children. If you will not be feeding 5 people, adjust the recipes and grocery list accordingly. Also, this Grocery List doesn’t include any snacks since they’re not included in the Meal Plan. Add some extra produce to account for your own snacks.
Get the rest of the Weekly Meal Plans here: