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January Whole30 // Week 1

January Whole30 // Week 1

Starting off the New Year with another round of Whole30! Last January, I meant to document my meals for the blog, but… *insert shrug emoji* This time, I’ve got a great support group doing the challenge with me, including Emily and Barbara from Fortuitous Foodies and Andrea from Loubies and Lulu. I’m going to try and be more diligent about prepping my meals each week, and recording them on the blog to share recipes and ideas with other Whole30’ers. Check back throughout the week as I update this post, and stay tuned for more Whole30 posts throughout January, including a roundup of my favorite kitchen essentials! For previous posts, click here.

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Sunday – Prep
Balsamic Beef Roast with Veggies
Homemade Chicken Soup (Family Recipe)
Hard-boiled Eggs
Dump Ranch
Whole30-friendly Balsamic Beef Roast and Veggies in the slow cooker

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Homemade Salsa, LaCroix Coconut
Lunch: Spring Mix Salad with Grilled Chicken, Dump Ranch Dressing, Water
Dinner: Balsamic Beef Roast with Veggies, LaCroix Coconut


Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Red Potatoes & Onions, Applegate Chicken & Apple Sausage Patties, LaCroix Coconut with MCT Oil (1tb)
Lunch: Leftover Balsamic Beef Roast with Veggies, Spring Mix Salad, Dump Ranch Dressing
Dinner: Baked Potato topped with (shredded) Balsamic Beef Roast


Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Homemade Salsa, LaCroix Coconut with MCT Oil
Lunch: Leftover Balsamic Beef Roast with Veggies, Water
Afternoon Snack: Hard Boiled Egg, Cup of Homemade Chicken Broth
Dinner: Crockpot Salsa Chicken, Spring Mix Salad, Dump Ranch
Dessert: Apple Slices with Lemon Juice and Cinnamon


Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Diced Bell Peppers, Applegate Chicken & Apple Sausage, Apple Slices, LaCroix Coconut with MCT Oil, Cinnamon Spice Tea with Almond Milk
Lunch: Southwestern Salad with Grilled Chicken and Salsa/Guacamole
Dinner: Crockpot Salsa Chicken with Zoodles and Coconut Aminos

Breakfast: Two Hard-Boiled Eggs, Handful of Cherry Tomatoes, LaCroix Coconut with MCT Oil
Lunch: Spring Mix Salad with Shredded Crockpot Salsa Chicken, Dump Ranch, Water
Dinner: Egg Drop Soup (Homemade Chicken Broth + 2 eggs), Baked Potato

Breakfast: Cashew Cookie Larabar Bar
Brunch: Scrambled Eggs, Applegate Chicken & Apple Sausage, Home Fries (Sliced Onions, Diced Bell Peppers, Leftover Baked Potato cooked in Coconut Oil), Unsweetened Almond Milk with MCT Oil
Dinner: Cube Steak, Caramelized Onions (with ghee), Spring Mix Salad, Dump Ranch
Whole30 Breakfast Ideas - Meal Plan

Breakfast: Omelette with Ham, Onions, Red & Green Bell Peppers from La Madeleine
Lunch: Chipotle Carnitas Salad with Pico de Gallo, Hot Salsa, Lettuce, and Guacamole
Dinner: Baked Potato and Chocolate Chili

Are you participating in the January Whole30? What do I need to try this month? Leave your favorite tips and recipes in the comments! Follow my Pinterest board for more Whole30 ideas.


  • Sevi

    January 3, 2017

    Stephanie, I cannot wait to see all the recipes you prepare for this round of Whole30. I really want to try the pot roast, because I love a good crock pot meal.

    Can’t wait to see all of your results!

    • Stephanie Drenka

      January 4, 2017

      Thanks, Sevi!!! The pot roast was great, and made so many leftovers. Loved the tangy-ness from the balsamic.

  • Emily

    January 4, 2017


    Barbie and I are thrilled to be on this Whole30 journey along side of you! Also, this post has helped me to map out some additional Whole30 foods for the rest of the week. Looking forward to trying the infamous dump ranch and I’m literally running downstairs to fix up some apple slices with lemon and cinnamon. Great idea!

    High five! We got this!


    • Stephanie Drenka

      January 5, 2017

      let me know what you think of the #dumpranch!!! i’m trying to mix it up this time around– last whole30 we basically had that on salad with grilled chicken every night haha.

  • Becca Ashmon

    January 5, 2017

    Bout to make a roast !

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