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So, we’re a little over halfway with our Whole30 and I thought I would share a little bit about preparing for it because we were unprepared the first week. Turns out, you need more than just a full fridge eat Whole30.
Meal Prep, Meal Prep, Meal Prep
Whole30 takes a lot of prep work. The recipes in the book are delicious but take a lot of work to get going. Each meal was taking 30-40 minutes just to prep and so we decided to make a bunch of things ahead of time. I picked up some of these silicone cups to cook up some egg muffins. We also got a couple new baking sheets to cook up roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Having these things already cooked means that I don’t have to think about what I want to eat, I just pick out some food that’s already cooked and reheat it.
Get You Some Ghee
Ghee is the best cooking fat to use. You can use coconut oil as well but with vegetables, we have been digging the ghee. It’s even good on top of a potato when you’re eating it. This is a shelf-stable product so look for it on the oil aisle of your favorite grocery store. Or pick up some in bulk here.
This is a little bit of an investment but having an instant pot is a game changer. You can make “baked” potatoes and sweet potatoes in like 15 minutes. You can use it to make vegetable soups, like this butternut squash one. It is also clutch for making bone broth, which is great for soups or just having a mug of – which I was drinking for a while when I was sick last week.
Meal Prep Containers
One of the best things about the Whole30 recipes is that they make a ton. Having some food prep containers on hand is so important. We like these ones because they store bone broth for freezing. Or soup. Or vegetables. Or leftover proteins or sauces. They’re awesome because they hold like 30 ounces but don’t take up a huge footprint in the fridge.
These are a few of the things we discovered were needed to ensure Whole30 success. Have you done a Whole30? What items did you need to stay on track?