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4 Ways to Make Whole30 Meal Planning EASY

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Are you a Whole30 beginner? Check out these 4 ways to make starting Whole30 meal planning easy!


Starting a new way of eating is always challenging. You’re used to the same aisles in the stores; the same general food in your pantry; and making old favorites for dinner.  So when my husband and I decided to kick off 2018 with Whole30, I knew I was going to need some help.

Thankfully it seems about half of the universe is also eating Whole 30 right now so there are many resources.

We are completely new to Whole 30 but not necessarily to the way of eating (no grains, sugar or dairy). It’s been a few years since we were strict about our diet, though, and I needed a little refresher course in how to eat and what to cook.

These are the resources I’m using to get started and hopefully be a little less overwhelmed in the beginning.

4 Ways to Make Whole 30 Meal Planning EASY


It Starts With Food: This is the book about the why of Whole 30. I personally have done a ton of reading on food and understand the basics of the why behind Whole 30. So I haven’t read it. But it’s a great resource if this is a new journey for you. It also will explain the basics – no added sugar, no grains, no dairy – and why these are avoided.

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eMeals Paleo Plan: eMeals is a meal planning resource. They provide recipes for 3 meals a day plus snacks. They offer several different plans (low carb, vegetarian, budget, family) as well as a paleo option, which is the closest to Whole 30. You’ll just need to make sure to avoid grains, sugar and dairy.  The basic plan only covers dinner but you can upgrade to get breakfast and lunch (and dessert) as well.

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Blue Apron Whole 30 Meals: We’ve used Blue Apron in the past and loved it. So I was really excited to learn that Blue Apron has partnered with Whole 30! They will offer two Whole30 Meals per week, so either select the 2-Person (2 meals/week) to receive only Whole30 Meals or select the 2-Person (3 meals/week) to receive two Whole30 Meals plus an additional Blue Apron meal (not Whole30).

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10 Whole30 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 90 Minutes: This is a free resource! It was my first time doing freezer meals. We haven’t eaten them yet but they all look delicious. Plus – it’s FREE! I did all the shopping for the ingredients at Walmart. I had to compromise a little on a few items but was able to find everything without added sugar.

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One Pan Baked Chicken with Vegetables Recipe

Chicken Piccata with Lemon and Capers

Wine Braised Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs


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  • Catherine
    January 7, 2018

    Can you cook whole30 with Red Wine? Just wondering because that short ribs recipe looks yummy!

    • Camille
      January 8, 2018

      I’m a beginner but I don’t think so. I’d substitute beef broth.

    • janey
      January 9, 2018

      all alcohol is a no for 30 days. you can then slowly introduce back, per the book.