It’s another great week of Healthy 7 recipes!
Welcome to week two of Healthy 7 menus. If this is your first trip on Whole30, Congratulations on making it through the first week! Believe me, it does get easier over time. And in another week or two, you should begin to feel energized and healthy. Maybe your pants will also be a bit looser! I hope you enjoyed the recipes from last week. This week we’ll rotate through main course meals of chili verde, meatloaf with gravy, zucchini noodles with scallops and bacon, chicken and gravy, potatoes with rosemary, and roasted baby carrots. Yum!
Notes and Tips
- One of the joys of cooking is experimenting. As long as you follow the guidelines of Whole30, you can modify the recipes to your liking. For instance, if you don’t like carrots, then use zucchini or another vegetable. The goal is to make this program work for YOU.
- As you begin to compile Healthy 7 weekly menus, “flag” your favorite recipes. Then substitute those favorites for recipes you don’t care for. And be careful of food sensitivities! So if you have an issue with scallops, for instance, then omit them completely from the recipe or replace the recipe altogether.
- Modify the recipes to ensure that you have enough meals for the week. I do all my cooking on the weekends because I don’t have the time or energy to cook during the work week. And I freeze individual-sized meals if I don’t get around to eating my prepared dishes by the end of the week. You’ll get the hang of this over time.
- This week is a good time to think about some “go to” foods to keep in the house for emergencies or if you need to swap out a recipe. Take a look at last week’s menu for some ideas. I like to make a big batch of vegetable marina sauce and meatballs to store in the freezer. And chicken zoodle soup is always a winner. Lastly, if you need a break during the week, think of enjoying a hearty egg breakfast for dinner. Develop your own strategy to ensure success!
And here’s your weekly reminder to make the Health 7 menu work for you! Swap out vegetables. Adapt the recipes to meet your needs. Don’t make something you know you’ll hate! You can always pull out favorites from previous menus and switch around your meals as you like. I want YOU to be successful as you prioritize your health, so make adjustments that will guarantee success! Have a healthy and happy week.
Searching for Ingredients or Kitchen Gadgets?
If you haven’t yet purchased the spiralizer or Instant Pot, this is a good time to do so. In the long run, these purchases will save you from buying overpriced spiralized veggies in the store and will help you stay on track with delicious meals. Here are some links you can follow to purchase kitchen gadgets and some Whole30-compliant condiments from Amazon.
You can also try Barefoot Provisions and Thrive Market. Both deliver organic and non-GMO products right to your door, and offer a good selection of Whole30-compliant foods.