Easy Whole30 Meal Plan || Week 1

This easy Whole30 meal plan is perfect for the busy person, when you don’t have time on your side. These quick and easy meals and snacks are perfect if you are just starting your Whole30 plan. Lots of choice and delicious recipes that are healthy and simple. Week one of your Whole30 journey starts here!

Collage of Easy Whole30 Meal Plan recipes

When life gets crazy and the schedule gets packed, the first thing to go is any kind of exercise classes.  The second thing that usually follows is a steady stream of dining out experiences.  Especially when Aaron is traveling, it’s so much easier for Parker and I just to grab something out than to meal plan, grocery shop and cook for just the 1 1/2 of us.

A few weeks ago, after one too many breakfast pastries and a trip to our favorite cake shop, I declared around 11pm that I would start Whole 30 the next day.  It’s probably best to not make any decisions at all at 11pm, but especially not ones that involve a regimented eating system of preparation and meal planning.  It actually went fine and for the three weeks leading up to our trip to Hawaii I was able to mostly stick to it with a few cheat bites here and some non-compliant condiments there.

Whole30 Is Easier When You Plan Ahead!

It accomplished what I wanted at the time which was just to detox myself from the frequent eating out and the plethora of carbs that I love to indulge on.  However, I would love to do it again more wholeheartedly and with a bit more planning, but still for the working family that doesn’t have time to make big 6 different scratch sauces and salad dressings for the week or to slice and dice veggies all the live long day.

Recipes That Are Whole30 Compliant

While all of these foods are Whole 30 compliant, die hard fans of the detox might say that some of them (like my Trader Joe’s veggie chips) aren’t in the spirit of Whole 30, but compliant is compliant and, I don’t know about you, but I’ve got places to go and people to see!  Below is a grocery list and meal plan for the first week if you’re interested in giving Whole 30 a go, but have been worried you don’t have the time…

Sweet potato on a white plate

Easy Whole30 Meal Plan – Day 1

Breakfast: 2 Egg Scramble with Bacon and Avocado (save half the avocado for lunch)

Lunch: Lettuce Wraps: Grilled Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, Sliced Red Bell Pepper, Avocado and Cashew Cheese (chop extra red bell pepper and place in a baggie for tomorrow’s breakfast scramble.)

Snack: Plantain or Taro Root Chips (available at most grocery stores) and Homemade or Compliant Salsa, raw almonds

Dinner: Sweet Potato Taco Bowls

(image via Accidental Farm Wife)

A whole30 taco salad

Easy Whole30 Meal Plan – Day 2

Breakfast: 2 Egg scramble with red bell pepper and 1 link chicken sausage chopped

Lunch: Taco Salad using leftover ground turkey from Day 1 dinner (no need to prepare ground beef from recipe)

Snack: Banana Almond Chia Pudding

Dinner: Coconut Crusted Chicken and Roasted Broccoli (make extra broccoli for Day 4 dinner)

(image via Rainbow Delicious)

A whole30 skillet meal

Easy Whole30 Meal Plan – Day 3

Breakfast: 2 Egg Scramble with Bacon and Avocado (save half the avocado for lunch)

Lunch: Lettuce Wraps: Grilled Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, Sliced Red Bell Pepper, Avocado and Cashew Cheese (chop extra red bell pepper and place in a baggie for tomorrow’s breakfast scramble.)

Snack: Plantain or Taro Root Chips andHomemade or Compliant Salsa, raw almonds

Dinner: Shakshuka

(image via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen)

Breakfast on the whole30 weekly plan

Easy Whole30 Meal Plan – Day 4

Breakfast:2 Egg scramble with red bell pepper and 1 link chicken sausage chopped

Lunch: Turkey Avocado Wraps (3)

Snack: Banana Almond Chia Pudding

Dinner: Cauliflower Fried Rice with Grilled Chicken (using Trader Joe’s frozen Cauliflower Rice– make extra for lunch tomorrow! Also sub the green beans for roasted broccoli from Day 2)

(image via Grits and Chopsticks)

Beef and pineapple skewers

Easy Whole30 Meal Plan – Day 5

Breakfast: 2 Egg Scramble with Bacon and Avocado (save half the avocado for lunch)

Lunch: leftover Cauliflower Fried Rice with Grilled Chicken

Snack: Plantain or Taro Root Chips andHomemade or Compliant Salsa, raw almonds

Dinner: Beef + Pineapple Skewers (using this Lemon Garlic Sauce instead of Teriyaki) and Roasted Broccoli

(image via DJ Foodie)

whole30 chicken drumsticks with lemon slices

Easy Whole30 Meal Plan – Day 6

Breakfast: 2 Egg scramble with red bell pepper and chicken sausage

Lunch:  Turkey Avocado Wraps

Snack: Banana Almond Chia Pudding

Dinner: Baked Lemon Chicken (don’t use the optional butter– make enough for lunch the next day)

(image via Simply Home Cooked)

A bunless burger

Easy Whole30 Meal Plan – Day 7

Breakfast: 2 Egg Scramble with Bacon and Avocado (save half the avocado for lunch)

Lunch: leftover Baked Lemon Chicken with Arugula Salad and Whole 30 Cesaer Dressing

Snack: Plantain or Taro Root Chips andHomemade or Compliant Salsa, raw almonds

Dinner: Bunless Burgers (No Cheese and No Worceshire, add Bacon and Whole 30 BBQ Sauce)

(image via Try Anything Once Culinary)

Initial Images (Clockwise from L to R): one, Grits and Chopsticks || two, Accidental Farm Wife || three, Cherry Blossom Kitchen || four, The Healthy Foodie

Meal Planning Is Key!

I found it so much easier to stick with Whole30 when I planned it weekly. Do one big shop so that you have everything ready to go and you’ll be less tempted to eat off plan.

Easy and Quick Whole30 Recipes

All of the meals are so quick and easy to prepare, so they’re great if you are short on time. It’s so easy to fall off the wagon after a busy day! These are also all delicious and they are perfect for the whole family, whether they are following the plan or not.

Be sure to check out my other weekly Whole30 Meal Plans

I’d love to hear from you if you are following this plan or if you’ve tried any of these recipes! Be sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know how you are getting on!

  1. Perfect timing! I was going to try to figure out a meal plan today. Life is busy but eating well makes everything feel better. Thanks much and I’d be very interested in more!