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Whole 30 Week 2 Meal Plan

We’re headed in to week two of January Whole 30! How are you feeling? The first week can be challenging between getting used to the guidelines and the different unpleasant ways your body can react to cutting out sugar, grains, cookies, etc. Hope you are on the upswing!

Here is my meal plan for this week. I hope it’s helpful as you do your own grocery shopping and meal planning. Most of my salads will be topped with chicken because that’s what I got a bunch of this weekend. My grocery store didn’t have any “approved” sausages that I found, so I’m going to make a recipe that I found on Primal Palate’s website (I haven’t tried any of their seasonings, but this recipe is great!).

Let me know if you have any questions!

Sarah

Saturday, Jan 7
Meal 1: Fried eggs with veggies
Meal 2: Leftover No Bean Sweet Potato Chili
Meal 3: Curry

Sunday, Jan 8
Meal 1: Breakfast sausage (recipe from Primal Palate) with veggies
Meal 2: leftovers
Meal 3: chicken with Moroccan flavors (Weeknight Fresh and Fast)

Monday, Jan 9
Meal 1: eggs
Meal 2: leftovers
Meal 3: turkey sausage with veggies

Tuesday, Jan 10
Meal 1: eggs with greens
Meal 2: salad
Meal 3: zoodles with Mom’s meat sauce (Made on Sunday)

Wednesday, Jan 11
Meal 1: sausage and veggies
Meal 2: salad
Meal 3: tuna salad on greens
 

Thursday, Jan 12
Meal 1: breakfast sausage or eggs
Meal 2: stuffed sweet potatoes
Meal 3: leftovers

Friday, Jan 13
Meal 1: eggs
Meal 2: salad
Meal 3: salad

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Edwards Test Kitchen: Chicken with Broccoli and Peanut Sauce

French culinary tradition teaches that there are five “Mother Sauces” from which nearly every other sauce can be made. Included in this list are the heavenly bechamel and hollandaise sauces (the French know a thing or two about food). This post isn’t about any of those mother sauces, but it IS about a sauce that is on my personal list of mother sauces: peanut sauce.

It’s hard to beat peanut sauce in my book. It has peanut butter; it has a little tang from soy sauce; and it has just enough spice from chili sauce to make it absolutely addictive. It makes a plain ole chicken breast seem like a really special, decadent, save-this-for-special-occasions kind of meal.

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When I found this recipe for Quick Chicken with Baby Brocoli and Peanut Sauce on the Splendid Table website and realized how simple it was to make my own peanut sauce, I was determined to try it!

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I think this meal is going to be in our regular rotation for a while! It was so easy and we made it start to finish in about 30 minutes! Serve with rice and maybe bok choy.

A few tips:
-We doubled the sauce and reserved 1/4 of the doubled amount for dipping (I wasn’t kidding when I said I like peanut sauce)
-My grocery store didn’t have broccolini, so I used broccoli and just cut the florets into small pieces
-The recipe calls for smooth peanut butter, but I like crunchy better, so I used that and it was totally fine
-If you plan ahead (and can resist the peanut sauce’s siren song), try marinating the chicken in the sauce. I think it could only enhance the flavor.
-I got the Toasted Sesame Seed Oil at an organic grocery, but you can probably find it at your normal store! Check in the section with other Asian food ingredients.

I hope you enjoy this meal and thanks for reading!