How to Make a Lifestyle Shift with the Whole30 Eating Plan

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TRUTH: For┬ámany years I flat out ignored people when they talked about the Whole30 eating plan – I’m not into trends and because it seemed like everyone was doing it, I didn’t want to go there.

But then I had to cut dairy because I was nursing newborn Blakely and it seemed to be bothering her. I thought avoiding cheese and other dairy products would be the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, but I quickly realized that there were so many good recipes out there that didn’t require dairy in order to taste good. And then I started to notice I FELT better not eating dairy. That’s when I had a turning point and decided to do a little research on the Whole30 eating plan last year.whole30 eating plan chicken salad

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Weekly Meal Plan | 11th Edition

Some weeks I like to try more complex recipes and other weeks, I tend to keep it simple. This happens to be a more simple week, but I still have one new recipe in the weekly meal plan lineup – Garlic Honey Chicken. Most nights, we serve the girls the same meal we’re eating for dinner…but lately we’ve been giving them something different on Mondays and Wednesdays since I go to Pure Barre and get home late. That way, they can eat early and be ready for bed when I get home – then Michael and I just eat after they’re asleep. Honestly, this makes it easier to try more adventurous recipes on those nights, since I don’t have to worry about my picky 3-year-old not eating what we cook! ­čÖé Read on for our weekly meal plan:

Monday

Crockpot Garlic Honey Chicken Paleo

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Weekly Meal Plan | 10th Edition

Another week has flown by – anyone else excited for Valentine’s Day this week?! I really never cared too much about the holiday, but it’s super fun now that we have girls! We spent the weekend decorating the house with hearts and prepped Valentine’s cards for Blair to take to school, so I think we’re officially ready to celebrate. I tried to keep this week’s meal plan simple, and we’re going to make one of my favorites for Valentine’s dinner – but with a twist.

In the past, we’ve used special occasions as a chance to indulge, meaning we’d eat dairy and grains, but I’ve really noticed how bad it makes me feel after the fact – so this year, our Valentine’s menu will be dairy and grain free but hopefully still delicious!

Monday

Sweet Potato Chili

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Weekly Meal Plan | Ninth Edition

Guys, I am so behind this week! I DID actually meal plan for the week – but I haven’t had a moment to share it with y’all…until now! I’ve been incorporating some new recipes into our meal plan for the past month or so, since it’s easy to get in a dinner rut – and we’ve had some winners that I’d make again! I definitely need to share a round-up of my favorites soon.

Monday

Crockpot-Garlicky-Cuban-Pork

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