I woke up excited for the present and future, eager to set my intentions for the year, and ready to start digging into the many projects I have either dreamed up or already lined up for the new year. I hope you too are feeling optimistic and happy to embrace the newness that’s in the air!
My first big challenge of the year starts tomorrow, when I begin the January Whole30 Reset. (More info on what the Whole30 here.)
I spent yesterday afternoon peeling, chopping, and roasting a week’s worth of veggies for two, plus cooking a chicken in my Instant Pot, making homemade bone broth, and whipping up a pot of chicken green chile stew. My fridge is loaded with nourishing cooked foods, and today I’ll finish the rest of the prep.
I’ve shared my meal plan for Week 1 below. As you can see, the name of the game is simple. Having fewer choices makes the introductory period less stressful (especially if this is your first Whole30). Plus, having a menu or meal plan prevents you from straying from the Whole30 program rules. Pre-prepped food also allows you more time through the week to work on all your other goals (or just settle back into the post-holiday work schedule).
A lot of the foods in this meal plan are my go-tos. I’m excited to try a few new recipes for next week and include them here on the blog!