Whole 30 Week 3 Menu & Recipes

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Here’s my menu for week 3 of the Whole 30 program!  Some of these are repeats that I’ve loved and wanted to repeat and others are new to me, so I don’t have a review yet!  I’ll come back and edit this post (EDITED NOW) once I’ve created and eaten it!  So let’s get started….

Sweet Potato Frittata www.paleorunningmama.com
Sweet Potato Frittata
www.paleorunningmama.com

Monday’s breakfast was a SUPER STAR!  The Chorizo Sausage Sweet Potato Frittata with Caramelized Onions was out of this world good!!!  I could not find any Whole 30 approved chorizo sausage so I used an entire package of Aidell’s Chicken & Apple Sausage instead.  I don’t know what the chorizo would taste like in this dish, but the chicken/apple sausage was INCREDIBLE.  Don’t skimp on the cooking time to really caramelize your onions….this is a vital part of making this dish simply wonderful.  I made this on Sunday for our Sunday evening dinner and had left over’s for Monday’s breakfast.  This dish would be perfect for brunches, baby showers, breakfast, lunch or dinner!

White Chicken Chili with Guacamole
White Chicken Chili with Guacamole

Monday’s Lunch was a new dish I hadn’t made before, but was super easy to make; White Chicken Chili  I made this chili on Sunday in bulk. It made enough for me to keep one fresh and freeze one for possibly next week (although it was so yummy that I may bust it out for later in the week!)  I did add some cumin (maybe 1 T) to the recipe, but other than that it has a nice gently kick to it!  I topped the dish with some guacamole which sent it over the top in deliciousness!

https://onceamonthmeals.com
https://onceamonthmeals.com

Monday Night we tailgated for the FSU/Ole Miss football game.  To be prepared with approved Whole 30 foods I partied up some hamburgers and season them with the “best burger seasoning”   and made a huge salad to accompany the burger!  I used the Creamy Cilantro Chipotle dressing I made last week for the tacos, but was equally as awesome paired with the burger salad!

http://www.gritsandchopsticks.com
http://www.gritsandchopsticks.com

To change things up from the mountain of eggs you can easily consume on Whole 30, I found this Chia Banana Pudding recipe that looks incredible.  Unfortunately we got home from the game so late last night that I didn’t have time to prepare this, but plan on making it tonight for tomorrow’s breakfast!

Tomato Basil & Beef Soup www.onceamonthmeals.com
Tomato Basil & Beef Soup www.onceamonthmeals.com

Lunch on Tuesday and Thursday will be a soup I repeated from Week one…Tomato Basil & Beef Soup! This soup was a hit with everyone in our family!  It was hearty and would be especially good on a crisp winter’s day!  Unfortunately, we don’t get too many of those days here in Florida (LOL) so we just crank the air down and pretend!  This week we are pairing it was either grilled broccoli or asparagus!

Brussels Sprout Skille www.paleofoodiekitchen.com
Brussels Sprout Skillet
www.paleofoodiekitchen.com

Super excited about this dish….so many of my favorite ingredients in ONE-throw-it-all-together-pot-and-be-done dish!  This Brussels Sprout Skillet looks like it’ll be an explosion of flavor in our mouths!

UPDATE:  Wowzers!!!  This dish is literally the best dish EVER!  I literally couldn’t snort it down fast enough!  I am making this in bulk for next week’s lunches!  It is one that you MUST make!

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Sweet Potato Fritters www.planksloveguacamole.com

Totally excited for Thursday night’s dinner!  I’m making a few dishes from the Whole 30 Book  (affiliate link) and pairing them with these amazing looking Sweet Potato Fritters.  I hope to make extra for leftovers.  I also think these would be amazing by subtracting the scallions, black pepper & onion powder and adding diced granny smith apples, cinnamon & nutmeg!  Hello breakfast dish!

UPDATE:  I literally felt like a bonafide chef making these.  They were super easy to make, assemble and cook, which almost makes taking full credit for them hard! LOL  Seriously, they were absolutely amazing and my husband couldn’t stop eating them!  Total winner!!!

Fresh Apple Salad with Cinnamon Tahini Drizzle www.littlebitsof.com
Fresh Apple Salad with Cinnamon Tahini Drizzle
www.littlebitsof.com

Saturday is College Game Day around our house!  Lots of football on the TV, so I like to make fun game day food!  Later in the day I’m make the Baby Back Ribs from the Whole 30 book so for lunch I thought something “lighter” would be a good choice.  This Fresh Apple Salad with Cinnamon Tahini Drizzle looks like it’ll fit the bill nicely!

Breakfast Pumpkin Custard www.lousianabride.com
Breakfast Pumpkin Custard
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Another attempt at some non-egg breakfast options….I’m planning on making this Breakfast Pumpkin Custard on Saturday night to pop in the oven while we are busy getting ready for church on Sunday morning!  I hope it tastes as good as it sounds!!!

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa www.thecookierookie.com
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa www.thecookierookie.com

Sunday evening we are going to have Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa for dinner and will pair it with a big batch of grilled asparagus too!

So that’s a wrap on my Whole 30 week 3 menu!  I hope this information, my menu and recipe links will help you on your own Whole 30 journey, or simply get inspired to be more creative in the kitchen too!  A bland diet is a surefire way to lose interest and give up!  So keep it spicy, keep it interesting, and keep it up!!!

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  1. I’m so excited for this I stalk you all the time on Instagram love the cooking I’ve been coping loads and even my fussy hubby loves them. Keep doing what your doing it’s great.

    Thanks Laura xxx

      1. He’s loved the sausage with sweet potatoe almost like a tapas dish we had as a side with chicken with wilted spinach. AMAZING. soon as I saw the whole30 on your page I bought it however I do just copy you. I’ve just made the frittata. Crazy good. Keep it up xx

        1. I love it! PLEASE, I’m soo glad you are copying me. No sense in making recipes that bomb! I just made the carnitas, coleslaw and sweet potato fritter….AH-MAZING! Make sure you do that one for sure!!!

  2. Thank you so much! I just learned about BBG and whole 30 in the month of August and you have been SO.HELPFUL! Keep doing what you are doing…I follow your posts and the meals have been amazing! We loved the plantain chips and dip, and have already had the wings twice. Super grateful for you! xoko

  3. Thanks so much for the great, informative post! I just started the whole30 this past weekend and you’ve been a big inspiration. I am making the chorizo sweet potato frittata as I write this. Something I am curious about is your thoughts regarding whole30 vs. macro counting. I recognize the former is more of a short term plan and the latter could be considered an ‘eating lifestyle’ but I would be interested to know how you would compare them in terms of difficulty (meal prep and planning time, eating out, etc.) and if there are differences in how they make you feel in terms of health, energy, cravings etc.. Personally, I feel like both force me into eating more meat sources of protein than I would regularly consume (which I don’t love) but I do love the structure of each ‘plan’ and I like how whole30 forces you to eat a lot of vegetables in addition to the meat. Thanks again!!

    1. Hi Amanda! Wow! Great question! I’m honestly doing a lot of contemplating on this very subject right now. I have LOVED macro counting in the past, it very much changed my relationship with food and understanding that I can eat things I would’ve considered off limits before and still meet my goals. However, it also is VERY easy to eat “junk” and a bunch of processed foods and slapping a label of “if fits my macros so it’s okay” and the process I’m going thru right now with Whole 30 has caused me to realize I was eating way too many processed foods and my body is responding much better now that I’ve eliminated those from my diet. Regardless of what plan you choose, protein is definitely an important element to any diet. However, meat definitely doesn’t have to be your only source of protein. I’m still unclear what I’m going to do post-whole 30. But when I decide I’ll be sure to let you know!

  4. Today was DAY1 of my Whole30 experience and I am so happy a friend sent your blog to me! I will definitely be following and using some of your recipes, thank you for sharing! Just the creativity I needed to find to stay inspired!

    1. WONDERFUL!!! I hope the Whole 30 experience goes as well for you as it has for me thus far! I am certain that the key to success is menu prepping, creativity in the kitchen and eating foods that tickle your palate. I’ve reinvigorated my love for cooking during this process and I know that has helped tremendously! Please come back and tell me what recipes you enjoyed the most!