Monday, January 08, 2018

this week's menu // whole30 dinners

two trend trains i'll gladly jump on any day: menu planning and whole30. i'm kicking off 2018 on both! 

menu planning is a SANITY SAVER for me. when i don't meal plan, i end up at the grocery store several times a week for last minute dinner decisions or random things i need for a quick recipe, and we tend to dine out too often which leads to not so healthy eating choices :-/

whole30 is honestly my favorite and preferred way to eat. it emphasizes whole foods and eliminates sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy. (sounds harder than it actually is) all it takes is a few days of eating like this for me to feel healthy and clean, and realize how my body rejects and reacts negatively to those things i'm eliminating. it isn't a diet, and i don't feel restricted. instead, i feel like i'm treating my body really well with proper nutrition, and my body thanks me with good sleep, healthy and substantial energy, healthy skin, mental alertness, and physical wellness.

here are the #whole30 approved dinners i'll be making this week, linked to the recipes:

1. crockpot herbed chicken
2. sloppy joe bowls
3. taco bowls
4. breakfast hash
5. hearty vegetable soup
6. grilled chicken salad (no recipe, just simple)

here's to happy, healthy meal planning & eating!