Over the years, I've done a handful of Whole30 re-sets, and everyone of them has (a) been different from the others and (b) incredibly eye-opening...Read More
Whole30 Resources Roundup
Since 2009, I’ve completed a handful of Whole30 months, usually when I was (a) trying to get a grip on what was happening with my health (see “thyroid removal complications“), or (b) trying to clean up my act after a big adventure, like a vacation or particularly stressful work project.
I started a fresh Whole30 yesterday—why wait?!—because we’re getting settled in our new home, after a move from Austin, Texas to White River Junction, Vermont. I stuck with my good habits pretty well during the months that we were preparing our house to sell it, packing, selling stuff, saying goodbye to friends, and all the other stressful/necessary tasks associated with a major, cross-country move. And although I ate high-quality, clean food most of the time, I also ate in a lot of restaurants, drank some vodka-and-sodas, indulged in a few gluten-free treats and yes, even ate a real Italian feast (yespastawithbutter, ohmygoditwasgood) in Philadelphia.
Now I’m in Vermont, my house is set up, I have a new workout plan, and — now that we’re out of the mold of Austin — my allergies are gone. GONE! I’m very excited to see how awesome I can feel when I eat Whole30 style and don’t have a body that’s fighting its environment. So, YAY! It’s Whole30 time.
I realized the other day that because I’ve been doing this Whole30 schtick for so long, I’ve amassed a lot of helpful resources from my blog and others. So this page is a collection of links to information that I hope will help make the Whole30 more manageable for you, whether it’s your first or your fourth (or fourteenth).
If you need a reminder of why you’re doing this in the first place…
30 Reasons to Whole30
My list of the reasons I think the Whole30 is the greatest thing since Sunbutter.
Whole30 Success Stories
A collection of success stories on the Whole30 web site.
A-Z: Real-Life Testimonials
The Whole30 collection of quotes from people who solved health issues from A-Z
If you need a fully fleshed-out meal plan…
These food plans include step-by-step instructions for how to do a big ol’ cookup that should give you enough food to get through a week, give or take. Each one also includes a shopping list and links to other helpful resources.
If you need easy meal ideas that don’t require a recipe…
Great Ingredients: No Recipe Required
Tips for meal ideas that literally require no recipe, just some chopping and plating.
10 Paleo Flavor Boosters
A spritz here and a mince there and bang! you’ve got delicious food instead of just ingredients
Stuff to Put on Eggs
11 Whole30 approved eggcellent ideas. (sorry.)
Stuff to Put on Broccoli
11 Whole30 approved broccoli toppers.
Stuff to Put on Burgers
11 Whole30 approved ways to dress up a burger patty.
The easiest way I know to cook lots of veggies and make ’em taste good.
If you need recipe ideas…
30 Whole30-Friendly Recipes
A collection of recipes from my favorite bloggers.
My Whole30 Recipe Collection
My recipe index is filled with Whole30 approved recipes!
Nom Nom Paleo’s 30 Days of Recipes
A month’s worth of meals and beauty shots from the fabulous Nom Nom Paleo.
Holly Would If She Could: A Month of Whole30 Dinner Ideas
A deliciously curated list of meals from Holly, who has excellent taste and sense of humor.
Stupid Easy Paleo: Whole30 Recipe Index
Steph from Stupid Easy Paleo also has a Whole30 approved index.
Paleo Kitchen: Stocking Up
An outline of how I shop for our household with tips on how you can adapt what I do to what you need.
Paleo Kitchen: The Method Behind My Madness
A plan for making Hot Plates based on pre-cooked ingredients – saves time, never gets boring!
If you need tips for making your Whole30 a success…
How to be a Paleo Social Butterfly
Tips for keeping a social life while you’re Whole30-ing — without feeling deprived or killing anyone.
True Hunger vs. Emotional Appetite
Tips for distinguishing between the two so you can eat happily and healthily.
Holly Would If She Could: 10 Tips
Holly is a pro, and her advice is awesome.
The Whole30 Daily
This email service is worth every penny of the $14.95 cost. Daily email every day of your Whole30 with science, entertainment, tips, tricks, ideas, recipes, and more. It’s like personal coaching every day of your Whole30. (Full disclosure: My husband Dave and I worked on this project with Whole9 and we’re partners in the business.)
If you just need to know it’s do-able…
My Whole30/autoimmune protocol experiment (November 2012)
Just to see if I felt any differently, I did the autoimmune protocol (AIP). It was… interesting.
Daily recaps of my Whole30/autoimmune protocol experiment (November 2012)
List of every meal I ate, plus sleep and mood, during my AIP Whole30.