Whole 30 | Week I Recap & Shopping List

Whole 30 Grocery list, Whole 30 Meal Plan

Hey hey! We are 25% of the way into our Whole 30 (see my prep post here & results post here). In short - it’s going great! Adam and I feel good and are enjoying our meals. Last week I was a meticulous record keeper and documented what I ate so that I could share a meal plan and grocery list! So… here we go!

Day One

  • Brunch (got a late start!) | Three eggs cooked in ghee, sauteed spinach and peppers, blueberries
  • Snack | Green apple with sunbutter and almond flakes
  • Dinner | Turkey Meatballs in homemade tomato sauce with zucchini noodles

Day Two

  • Breakfast | Chia Bowl (chia seeds + almond milk, topped with strawberries, blueberries, almonds, pecans and unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Lunch | Turkey Meatball leftovers (3) with hot sauce, 3 eggs, sauteed spinach, ½ avocado
  • Dinner | Cowboy Skillet (shredded green plantains, onions, chorizo) with egg on top and tomatoes, pickled jalepenos and avocado

Day Three

  • Breakfast | Scrambled Eggs, Chorizo, Sautéed spinach, ½ avocato
  • Lunch | Turkey Meatballs (4), Roasted sweet potato
  • Dinner | Grilled Chicken Breast and Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

Day Four

  • Breakfast | Deli Smoked Turkey Breast, Scrambled Eggs, ½ Avocado
  • Lunch | Left over Cowboy Skillet, Two Eggs, Grapes
  • Dinner | Cuban Burgers (Pork patties, pickles, mustard, deli turkey on Plaintain “bun”), Sweet potato wedges with spicy mayo (hot sauce mixed with mayo), Sauteed Spinach

Day Five

  • Breakfast | Chia Bowl (same as above)
  • Lunch | Three Eggs, Sauteed Spinach
  • Snack | Banana with Sunbutter and Almonds
  • Dinner | Steak with Potato Wedges

Day Six

  • Breakfast | Scramble with kale, peppers, onion and left over steak, homefries (from left over potatoes)
  • Lunch | Turkey Burgers with Avocado, Spicy Mayo and Roasted Carrots
  • Dinner | Smoked Pork Loin, Corn on the Cob, Spinach Salad (with tomatoes, avocado, almonds and spicy mayo)

Day Seven

  • Breakfast | Hard boiled eggs, bacon and melon
  • Lunch | Pulled Pork BBQ (paleo version), pickles, onions and Potato Wedges
  • Dinner (at a friend’s house) | Zucchini Salad (onions, tomatoes, olive oil, ACV, salt), chicken kabob

Whole 30 Meal Ideas, Whole 30 Grocery List, Whole 30 Dinner Ideas

Whole 30 Meal Ideas, Whole 30 Grocery List, Whole 30 Dinner Ideas

Whole 30 Meal Ideas, Whole 30 Grocery List, Whole 30 Dinner Ideas

Phew! Let me back up a little and fess up a bit. We have not been super strict on a couple things like mayo, bacon or deli meat. Sure - we could be die hards, but we feel like this is a pretty big challenge as is and are cutting ourselves a bit of slack for trace amounts of noncompliant ingredients.  

Speaking of ingredients, how about a shopping list! Drumroll please…

Grocery List


  • Chicken Breasts (8 total)
  • Chorizo (1 pound)
  • Ground Turkey (2 pounds light, 2 pounds dark)
  • Smoked Deli Turkey Breast (½ pound)*
  • Ground Pork (1 pound)
  • Hoosier Strip Steaks (1 pound)
  • Pulled Pork (1 pound)
  • Bacon (1 pound)*

Fruits and Berries

  • Green Apples (4)
  • Banana (one bunch)
  • Grapes (one package)
  • Blueberries (two pints)
  • Strawberries (two pints)
  • Avocados (5)
  • Melon (1)


  • Sweet Potatoes (4)
  • White Potatoes (4)
  • Baby Spinach (1 pound)
  • Green Plantains (3)
  • Sweet Peppers (one package)
  • Onions (1 pound)
  • Carrots (1 pound)
  • Kale (one bunch)
  • Corn on the Cob (2 ears)
  • Small Tomatoes (quart)
  • Zucchini (homegrown)
  • Basil (homegrown)

Pantry Items

  • Light Olive Oil
  • Sunbutter
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Coconut Oil
  • Pickled Jalepenos
  • Diced Tomatoes (2 cans)
  • Mayo*
  • Hot Sauce
  • Almond Milk*
  • Chia Seeds
  • Date Balls covered in almonds
  • Le Croix (2 cases)


  • Ghee
  • Eggs (3 dozen)

We did one big shopping trip at the start of the week, then again four days later, plus a stop at the farmer’s market on Saturday. In addition to the list above was kids’ stuff, but they aren’t doing the Whole 30 so I’ve omitted it. Our spending was up this week, but we won’t need to buy more expensive items (like ghee, coconut oil, olive oil) every week. Now our fridge is so beautifully organized and clean, which makes it easy to grab what we need and see all of our options! We’ve eaten a lot of leftovers and really been good about not wasting food! 

Meal wise we’re loving this! Kitchen time wise - ehh - I’m really glad I have a partner in cooking and cleaning up. Otherwise I don’t think I could handle the extra work of cooking three meals a day with two kids underfoot. It does help to prep ahead of time and leftovers are a Godsend. 

Onwards to Week Two!