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Whole30 Meal Plan: Week Four
If you’re heading into Week 4—the final week!—of your Whole30®, congratulations to you! I hope you’ve reached the point where eating this way feels natural, and that you’re bursting with energy. By now, you should be feeling like a champ in the kitchen, so I haven’t prepared a detailed food plan for you this week.
But I haven’t left you completely stranded either.
Last week’s plan gave you plenty of ideas and instructions for creating your own food plan; so that’s a good place to start. But there are more helpful links below to help you happily, healthily eat your way through your final Whole30 week. Enjoy!
Week 4 Food Ideas
Repeat Week 1: Featuring delicious recipes like Chocolate Chili, Paleo Pad Thai, Italian Pork Roast, and Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup.
Repeat Week 2: Featuring scrumptious recipes like 5-Spice Pork Ribs, Cinnamon Beef Stew, Golden Cauliflower Soup, and Taj Mahal Chicken.
Repeat Week 3: Which shows you how to easily create your own Weekly Cookup plan, with options like Thyme-Braised Short Ribs, Deconstructed Gyro, Pork Carnitas, and Rogan Josh.
Make any of these Whole30-approved recipes: Here’s a kickass collection of 30 Whole30-approved recipes from some of the best paleo bloggers around.
Dig into my most popular Whole30-approved recipes: These were the 15 most popular recipes on my site during 2013, and they’re all Whole30 approved.
Browse my Whole30 recipe collection: Everything in those pages is Whole30 approved.
Just in case you need additional ideas, support, and motivation, here are a few more tidbits to help make your Whole30 and beyond as tasty and stress free as possible.
Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less
Bursting with vibrant flavors and foolproof recipes, the third installment in the best-selling Well Fed cookbook series puts 128 complete paleo meals on your table in 45 minutes or less. The recipes were inspired by takeout classics, food trucks, and cuisines from around the world. Basically, it’s stuff I’ve eaten—or read about—and wanted to recreate at home. All of the recipes are free of grains, dairy, legumes, and soy.
Every complete meal—a healthy serving of protein with plenty of veggies and luscious fats—is thoroughly tested and easy to make, with affordable ingredients you’ll find at your regular grocery store. And all of the recipes include the popular “You Know How You Could Do That?” variations, as well as Cookup Tips to help shorten meal prep time.
I’ve included instructions for a Mini Cookup with step-by-step instructions for cooking six paleo kitchen staples in under an hour. Cook once, and fancy-up your meals all week long with cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, homemade mayo, and more.
Debuting in Well Fed Weeknights are fun and flexible Food Court Recipes: blueprints of your favorite dinner themes, like Meat & Potatoes, Burger Night, Velvet Stir-Fry, The Ultimate Salad Bar, and more, all offering basic techniques and creative variations to satisfy your personal cravings.
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat
My cookbook Well Fed is packed with recipes to make you want to smash in your face with joy and all but one of the recipes are Whole30 approved for use during your Whole30. In addition to recipes for dishes like Shepherd’s Pie, Scotch Eggs, Chocolate Chili, and Bora Bora Fireballs, Well Fed also includes lots of information for how to cook without a recipe — lots of ideas for ways to combine basic protein, veggies, and fats into something special that ensures you won’t get bored and you won’t spend all of your free time in the kitchen. (If you’re curious, the “offender” recipe is a fruit crisp that uses Whole30-friendly ingredients, but is too dessert-y to comply with the spirit of the Whole30. That recipe, however, is just fine for when your Whole30 is complete, and you want a sweet treat.) Help yourself to a free 30-page preview of Well Fed—or just go ahead and buy it now!
Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat
Well Fed 2 is packed with even more recipes and ideas to keep your taste buds happy and all but two of the recipes are Whole30 approved for use during your Whole30. In addition to recipes for dishes like Deconstructed Gyro, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Old School Italian Meat Sauce, and West African Chicken Stew, Well Fed 2 also includes tons more “no recipe required” meal ideas, 15 meatball recipes, 8 dressings and dips based on my homemade mayo recipe (the most popular recipe on my site!), and adaptations to make more than 100 of the recipes compliant with the autoimmune protocol (AIP) of paleo. Help yourself to a free 35-page preview of Well Fed 2—or just go ahead and buy it now!
30 Reasons to Whole30: in case all this talk of cooking has stressed you out, here are 30 reminders why the Whole30 is worth it.
The Whole30 Daily: a kickass daily email subscription service that sends detailed info and helpful tips to your inbox every day of your Whole30 (Full disclosure: Dave and I worked on this with Melissa and Dallas, and it’s really, really good.)
Stupid Easy Paleo Whole30 & Guide To Clean-Eating Challenges: Steph of Stupid Easy Paleo is supporting the Whole30 on January 1. You can read her rationale here, get answers to FAQs here, and download her 14-page guide to make the Whole30 a little easier.
30 Days of Whole30 Meals from Nom Nom Paleo: she has excellent taste, so shamelessly stealing her meal ideas is an excellent idea