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Let’s start with a quick 2017 flashback … 
I know it seems rather cliché but I really do find that January is the perfect time for a hard reset, not only with my eating habits but my overall lifestyle as well. The last six weeks of the year are more often than not, filled with holiday cheer, decadent meals & drinking – oh so much drinking. Don’t get me wrong – Christmas is MY JAM and I’m super sad to put all of that away for the next 326 or so days – but I’m ready & my body is definitely ready for a change. Cue Whole30; “a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings & habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system” (As defined on Whole30
Flash forward…Hello 2018! 
I cannot believe we’re embarking on our 3rd round of Whole30! By now, I know what works & what doesn’t work for us – what meals we’ll make again & again over the next 30 days & which ones we’ll be skipping this round. This isn’t our 1st rodeo, we’re ready & have been preparing for this for the last few weeks (while indulging of course!)
Now, if I were only able to pass along one tip it would be to learn to love meal prep. There’s absolutely no way I could be successful on any round of Whole30 without my Sunday morning prep time in the kitchen; sooner or later (sooner I’m sure) we’d get lazy, say f it & order up some noodles from down the street. Take the time to plan your menu, meals, & prep ahead – you won’t regret it & will be thankful come day 30! 
Speaking of meal prep… here’s everything I prepped today to get a head start on this week: 
  • One Dozen Hard Boiled Eggs 
  • Two (2) Chicken Breasts 
  • Mini Ground Turkey Paleo Meatballs
  • Homemade Mayo
  • Two Second Paleo Vinaigrette 
  • Two (2) Days worth of Chia Pudding 
  • Two (2) Days worth of Grilled Chicken Salads 
Just like last year, I’ll be sharing my weekly menu plans as well as meal prep tips to help those who are on this journey for the 1st time. Speaking of – if it is your 1st round, check out my 2017 post that has a bit more detail in regards to Whole 30 Basics. Of course, I always recommend checking out the Whole30 website for loads of amazing articles about the program; in addition, loads of information on approved products & grocery list ideas. (psst… not sponsored).
Anywho – here’s what’s cooking this week on the farm – 
Tuesday (Day 1) 
  • Brekkie: Chia Pudding 
  • Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad 
  • Dinner: Blackened Salmon, Broccoli & Roasted Root Veggies 
Wednesday (Day 2) 
Thursday (Day 3) 
  • Brekkie: Chia Pudding
  • Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad 
  • Dinner: Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce 
Friday (Day 4) 
  • Brekkie: Chia Pudding
  • Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad 
  • Dinner: Steak, Baked Potato & Brussels Sprouts 
Saturday (Day 5)  
  • Brekkie: Eggs, Bacon, Potatoes & Avocado 
  • Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad 
  • Dinner: Tandoori Chicken (house favorite!) 
Sunday (Day 6) 
  • Brekkie: Egg Bake 
  • Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad 
  • Dinner: Pot Roast – recipe coming soon! 
Well that about does it for week one; if you have any questions about the program or this week’s menu please don’t hesitate to reach out! 


Bon Appétit!

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