Week 4 meal plan and prep – plus grocery list

I’ve been missing the last few days (super busy). But rest assured we have stayed on track. Even skipped our eating night out and settled for fajita bowls at home. I love that we decided to eat in. The meal was super easy. I took a green and yellow bell pepper (Because I didnt have a red one) sauteed it with an onion then added sliced flank steak, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Topped it all with mashed avocado. It was satisfying and delicious!

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Last night we had a little celebration dinner. Celebrating our 20th day of whole30. Because why not celebrate 20 days of clean eating? I totally think its celebrate worthy.

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I posted on Friday night, about the slow cooker beef short ribs. Well I cooked them over night for 11 hours, took them out of the cooking liquid and put them in the fridge then re-heated them for dinner last night. It allowed me to take most of the fat from the ribs, off. Which made me feel a bit better. I served the short ribs with a super creamy cauliflower mash.

This week is week 4 and our final full week of our whole30. As next week we will only be eating on plan through Wednesday. But let me preface this. Even though we will not be on an actual round of whole30, we will continue to eat this way. Allowing ourselves a few meals a week to splurge. Here is what I have planned for this week. Because most of the following meals are simple with little prep required, I wont have to spend too much time in the kitchen today. The only thing I am making ahead of time, is my beloved chia pudding.

Monday –
Meal 1 – chia pudding with mixed berries and almonds
Meal 2 – left over crackling chicken and asparagus
Meal 3 – spaghetti squash with meat sauce and zucchini
Tuesday –
Meal 1 – chia pudding with mixed berries and almonds
Meal 2 – left over spaghetti squash with meat sauce and zucchini (for the hubby, as I will be eating out this day.. it will be fully compliant!)
Meal 3 – The perfect burger – out of the paleo kitchen cook book (essentially its just an all beef patty atop a tomato slice, lettuce, pickle with avocado mash and fried parsnip chips on top. I will blog about my parsnip chip adventure once I am done making them)
Wednesday –
Meal 1 – chia pudding with mixed berries and almonds
Meal 2 – left over burger with garnish 
Meal 3 – pork chops with coleslaw (I use this recipe for my pork chops http://www.planksloveandguacamole.com/2014/03/paleo-marinades-5-ways.html
Thursday –
Meal 1 – chia pudding with mixed berries and almonds
Meal 2 – left over pork chop with coleslaw
Meal 3 – smoky bacon chili paleomg recipe http://paleomg.com/smoky-bacon-chili/
Friday –
Meal 1 – scrambled eggs with onion, peppers and red potatoes hash with complaint bacon
Meal 2 – left over smoky bacon chili
Meal 3 – Eat out? Possibly sushi (no rice or soy) Or chipotle?
Saturday –
Meal 1 – scrambled eggs with onion, peppers and red potatoes hash with complaint bacon
Meal 2 – left over smoky bacon chili 
Meal 3 – Salmon with grilled vegetables
Sunday –
Meal 1 – scrambled eggs with onion, peppers and red potatoes hash with complaint bacon
Meal 2 -smoky bacon chili
Meal 3 – Grilled steak with brussels sprout salad and grilled veggies
Grocery List:
1 Larger spaghiti squash
1 lb ground pork
1 jar of complaint marinara sauce
complaint bacon
2 zuchinni
avocado x 6
ground beef x 2
2 red onions
2 yellow onions
2 red bell peppers
2 green bell peppers
2 medium size parsnips
brussels sprouts
1 orange
1 pomegranate
eggs
steaks
salmon
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 head of cabbage
carrots
celery
mixed berries
almonds
coconut milk
chia seeds
You will need the following spices for the chili and pork chops, but likely have them already on hand.
garlic powder
chili powder
smoked paprika
cumin
cayenne pepper
dried thyme
If you are following along on this whole30 journey, you are likely noticing a lot of health benefits. Just because you are nearing the end, does not mean you cant make it the whole 30 days. Yes, you have made it 21 days… But 21 days is not 30.. So stick through the next 9 days.. You never know, you may notice the most change in these last final days. You are worth it!
Marisa

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