Whole30 Week 4 Recap and Menu Plan – I Made It!

Whole 30 recap of days 22-30, including menu plan.

I almost can’t believe it, but I’m finished with Whole30! That’s 30 days with ZERO grains, sugar (or any sweetener, not even honey or stevia), legumes, alcohol, dairy, white potatoes, MSG/preservatives, or treats of any kind!

I’ve felt great and have had plenty of energy. I even lost 7 lbs and 2.5 inches off my waist – did not expect that, especially since I ate way more than usual and didn’t work out at all.

I’m really happy with how it went and I’m actually planning to continue eating this way, only adding back a few favorites, namely butter (enough of this ghee nonsense), cheese, and occasionally chocolate (not daily like before!).

I’ve grown to like vegetables a lot more and developed a real fondness for sweet potatoes. I do wish I could have made it through with less fruit, but I’m not going to nitpick, I’m just happy I made it through!

It’s been a great exercise in self-discipline, but I’m definitely ready to go back to having more freedom with my food choices!

I would recommend Whole30 for anyone who struggles with sugar addiction or anyone who simply wants a “reset” on their diet.

My Week 4 Menu

You can see the meal planning template here.

Day 22

Breakfast: egg fried in ghee; sweet potato hashbrowns; green grapes

Lunch: avocado chicken salad; steamed broccoli; apple

Snack: banana; 2 spoonfuls of almond butter; dried apricots

Dinner: leftover chocolate chili; spaghetti squash

Day 23

Breakfast: egg fried in ghee; sweet potato hashbrowns; pomegranate

Lunch: avocado chicken salad; steamed broccoli; apple

Snack: banana; spoonful of almond butter; dried apricots

Dinner: herb-rubbed pork roast; roasted sweet potato, golden beets, cauliflower, red onion; pineapple

Day 24

Breakfast: egg fried in ghee; sugar-free bacon

Lunch: {while hiking} almonds; apple pie larabar; banana; dried apricots

Snack: none

Dinner: leftover chocolate chili; spaghetti squash; avocado

Whole 30 recap of days 22-30, including menu plan.

Day 25

Breakfast: egg fried in ghee; sugar-free bacon

Lunch: leftover chocolate chili; leftover roasted sweet potato, golden beets, cauliflower, red onion; avocado; sliced apple

Snack: banana; spoonful of almond butter; dried apricots

Dinner: grilled chicken-apple sausage; grilled asparagus; leftover roasted sweet potato, golden beets, cauliflower, red onion

Whole 30 recap of days 22-30, including menu plan.

Day 26

Breakfast: egg fried in ghee; sugar-free bacon, sweet potato hashbrowns, pomegranate arils

Lunch: leftover chocolate chili; leftover grilled asparagus; leftover roasted sweet potato, golden beets, cauliflower, red onion; avocado; sliced apple

Snack: {birthday party} cucumber; carrots; grapes; strawberries

Dinner: grilled ginger lime shrimp; grilled zucchini and bell peppers

Day 27

Breakfast: egg fried in ghee; sugar-free bacon; sweet potato hashbrowns

Lunch: leftover chocolate chili; mashed sweet potatoes; steamed broccolini; avocado

Snack: banana; spoonful of almond butter; dried apricots

Dinner: egg fried in ghee; sugar-free bacon; sweet potato hashbrowns

Whole 30 recap of days 22-30, including menu plan.

Day 28

Breakfast: egg fried in ghee; sugar-free bacon; sweet potato hashbrowns

Lunch: leftover chocolate chili; mashed sweet potatoes; steamed broccolini; avocado

Snack: banana; spoonful of almond butter; dried apricots

Dinner: fajitas (grilled beef, bell peppers, and onions); guacamole

Day 29

Breakfast: 2 eggs fried in ghee; sweet potato hashbrowns

Lunch: none (late breakfast + running errands)

Snack: 2 bananas; spoonful of almond butter

Dinner: grilled ribeye steak; baked sweet potato; grilled red onions; avocado

Whole 30 recap of days 22-30, including menu plan.

Day 30

Breakfast: egg fried in ghee; sweet potato hashbrowns; sugar-free bacon; strawberries and raspberries

Lunch: leftover chocolate chili; mashed sweet potatoes; steamed broccolini; avocado

Snack: banana; spoonful of almond butter

Dinner: Czech meatballs; mashed cauliflower; steamed broccoli

My husband and kids ate the same things that I did, with a few exceptions. They ate breakfast burritos most mornings (scrambled egg, cheese, bacon, tortilla) and ate sandwiches on sprouted bread for lunch a couple of times. They also added ketchup and cheese when they wanted and sometimes I cooked something extra for them. For instance, when I made my baked sweet potato I also made baked white potatoes for them.

Water was my only beverage (with the exception of the above-noted kombucha) and I did not take any supplements except for my fermented cod liver oil.

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