Meal Planning: Whole 30 Week 4


Meal 1: Egg Foo Young-ish

Meal 2: Grilled hamburgers

Meal 3: Potluck at church (I’ll be bringing some fruit; we will probably eat what we can at the picnic and scrounge when we get home)


Meal 2: Asian Meatballs

Meal 3: Beef with Broccoli


Meal 2: Roast Beef Roll-ups and berries

Meal 3: Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken


Meal 3: Cobb Salad


Meal 2: Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice

Meal 3: Grilled pork chops


Meal 3: Basil Chicken


Meal 2: Salami and fruit picnic

Meal 3: Kabobs on the grill


Beef with Broccoli

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An easy meal that is pretty much what you see is what you get. Also, it’s really tasty.


  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 1-2 pounds beef, cut into 1″ cubes (I buy what is on sale)
  • 4-6 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Heat sesame oil in a wok or skill over high heat.
  2. Add garlic and ginger to wok, and saute for 2 minutes until oil is infused.
  3. Add steak, stirring until browned on all sides.
  4. Once steak is seared, add broccoli. Continue to saute over high heat.
  5. Add green onion, and an extra tablespoon of oil if needed.
  6. Add coconut aminos and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  7. Continue to saute another 2-3 minutes, until all the flavors are combined.
  8. Garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds to serve.

Meal Planning: Whole 30 Week 3


Meal 1: Father’s Day Breakfast: bacon, eggs, fruit

Meal 2: Steaks on the grill, green salad, fruit

Meal 3: Rotisserie chicken, grilled or roasted veggies


Meal 3: Basil Chicken


Meal 3: Grilled pork chops


Meal 3: Chicken Tikka Masala (we are going to try marinating in a little bit of olive oil and baking soda rather than yogurt–a tip I found; sounds weird, but we’ll see!)


Meal 3: Smashed Steak Skewers with Cherry Barbeque Sauce


Meal 3: The Best Chicken You Will Ever Eat. Ever


Meal 2: Salami and fruit picnic (the kids can also have bread and cheese)

Meal 3: Kabobs on the grill (chicken/sausage/beef, veggies)



Meal Planning: Whole 30 Week 2


Meal 3: Spaghetti (squash) (with marinara sauce)


Meal 3: Carnitas


Meal 3: Kabobs on the grill (sausages, chicken, vegetables)


Meal 3: Cobb salad


Meal 1: helping a friend pack for a move; for the potluck brunch, I’ll be bringing a version of these omelette muffins

Meal 3: Chicken satay with “peanut” sauce (from the Against All Grain cookbook)

We are hosting a dessert group this night. I will be making fruit and coconut cream to be W30 friendly (and pavlovas for everyone else).


Meal 3: Breakfast for dinner


Meal 2: Taco salad

Meal 3: Steak and/or burgers on the grill

Meal Planning: Whole 30 Week 1


Meal 1: steak and eggs and watermelon

Meal 2: salad with grilled chicken (and a vinaigrette dressing of some kind)

Meal 3: grilled pork chops and roasted vegetables


Meal 2: Tower of Power

Meal 3: Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos (I will leave out the cheese and serve over lettuce)


Meal 3: Asian Beef with Broccoli (served with Cauliflower Rice)


Meal 3: grill packets (sausage and vegetables)


Meal 3: Yakisoba (recipe to be posted here soon)


Meal 3: grilled salmon and vegetables


Meal 3: (We’ll be at a wedding. Yay, Kevin and Beth!)




We have recently discovered frittatas around here. Pretty much the most versatile recipe ever. Use whatever veggies and or meat (ham, bacon, chicken?) you have.


  • Anything you want (vegetables, herbs, meat, cheese); we have been using a ridiculous (and delicious) amount of veggies — zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes, avocados, spinach, etc., etc. All told, I’ve been using about 2 cups of chopped veggies plus a big handful of spinach.
  • 6 or 7 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In an oven-safe skillet (I use a 10-inch cast iron skillet), saute vegetables until just starting to be tender (maybe al dente if that’s something you can say about veggies?), 3 minutes. If you’re using spinach, add it at the end and stir until just wilted.
  3. Add cheese meat if you’re using them (make sure the meat is cooked).
  4. Whisk eggs in a bowl and pour over vegetables.
  5. Transfer skillet to oven and bake (uncovered, I think) for 10–12 minutes until eggs are set.