A Whole New Year! January 01, 2017 21:53

Hello New Year! Hello Whole 30! 

As hard as I tried to hold onto my whole lifestyle, I have to admit the holiday season kicked my butt! As most of us I was run off my feet and it lead me to surviving off of Starbucks Peppermint Mocha's. At the beginning of December it was a Grande, made with coconut milk, 1/4 sweet , no whip.......by the end of the month I ended up going full fat, dairy, whip and an extra shot of espresso!

The occasional cookie turned into me shoving them into my face as I ran between my shop and mother hood. Let's face it, Whole 30 went out the window and that is just going to have to be ok. Good news is that here's what I know for sure! It's not "If" we fall that reflects our progress, it's how we get back up that really counts!

So here's my PLAN for the New Year! I'm starting Whole 30 on Monday January 2 and would love if you would join me! You can join my face book group The Whole Life to see the progress I have made so far, and to follow me during the next month as I get back on my feet. 

For meal planning made easier and yummy recipes, you can follow Haven Living on Pinterest and follow my Whole Life board, where I  focus on Whole 30 recipes and inspiring blogs to keep you motivated during the days you'll struggle. Because there will be days you will struggle! 

Below is my meal plan with groc list.

There's probably a lot of items you already have in your pantry, and remember a lot of items are for your entire month, like herbs etc.

I have 3 small kidlets in my home that also eat whole (with the addition of treats and dairy and wheat) . Adjust your list as you need to for your family. We eat A LOT of produce, so your list may look different:) 

I am really excited about getting back to basics and back to whole foods again! I hope this inspires you and give you the tools you need to find your best health in 2017!! As always I am here for any questions you may have. Follow along on FB and get interactive with me!

DAY 1 - MONDAY JANUARY 2

1.Prep your Mayo

2. Pre cook Chicken Breast

3. Pre-Mix Ranch dip

Breakfast - Breakfast Pumpkin Custard

Lunch - Buffalo Chicken Salad - on a bed of spinach or spring mix + fruit

Dinner - Slow Cooker Roast Beef (shred beef for Tuesday's dinner) 

 

DAY 2 - TUESDAY JANUARY 3

Breakfast - Left over Pumpkin Custard

Lunch - Left over Buffalo Chicken Salad + fruit

Dinner - Shredded Beef Taco Salad

 

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4

Breakfast - Breakfast Twice Baked Potato (prosciutto instead of bacon) + fruit

Lunch - Chicken and Veggies

Dinner - Creamy sun-dried tomato chicken

 

DAY 4 - THURSDAY JANUARY 5

Breakfast - Kale Breakfast hash (recipe on previous blog post - The Whole Life)

Lunch - Left Over Sun Dried Tomato Chicken 

Dinner - Salmon and Dill Sauce, steamed asparagus and sauteed zucchini in olive oil, garlic and dried dill.

 

DAY 5 - FRIDAY JANUARY 6

Breakfast - Left Over Kale hash

Lunch -Left Over Salmon 

Dinner - Rosemary Lemon Chicken, Steamed asparagus, green beans pan fried in olive oil and garlic.

*Wednesday - Marinate whole chicken - Fresh rosemary, juice of 2 whole lemons, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 clove of garlic, sea salt and fresh pepper

 

DAY 6 - SATURDAY JANUARY 7

Breakfast - Breakfast Casserole

Lunch - Salad of your choice with any left over proteins

Dinner - Hot Wings - Veggie plate and homemade ranch

 

DAY 7 - SUNDAY JANUARY 8

Breakfast - Left over breakfast casserole

Lunch - Salad of your choice with any left over proteins

Dinner - Creamy and smokey pork chops