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Happy Day 1, Whole30 party people! All month, I will be posting Whole30 recipes here on Maria Makes, WOO HOO! I am super excited for this round. It is SO needed in my life right now. Here's what my meal plan for Week 1 of my January Whole30 looks like:
Since I finally went to the grocery store yesterday and firmed up my meal plan, I thought it would be a perfect time to share one of my beloved Google Sheets with you! I basically have a Google Sheet for everything... projects at work, bachelorette party planning, gift ideas... the list goes on. I created this one as a way to plan meals, snacks, and workouts during my very first round. Check out the instructions below to access the Google Sheet and use it during your own Whole30! Once you make a copy of it, you can customize it to your heart's content!
It's so helpful to use as both a planning tool and an accountability tool. I usually update it on Sunday once I've meal-prepped and have an idea of what I'll be eating all week. I also use it as a way to plan ahead for special events, etc. that may require a little extra self control and planning. I include whatever snacks I have prepped for the week (so I always have a grab and go option just in case), and I fill in a rough workout plan, updating it as needed throughout the week.
I mostly use it as a tool to plan out weekdays -- because with so much more flexibility on the weekends, I'm free to recipe test, play around, etc. (or just open a can of Tuna from the pantry).
ALSO... make sure you check out my post from last December, 8 Tips for a Killer Whole30 for some more Whole30 survival strategies.
And if you need some recipe inspiration, I've got you covered!
HOW TO USE THE MARIA MAKES WHOLE30 PLANNER:
- Visit <<THIS LINK>>
- Click "File" --> "Make a copy"
- Choose what you'd like to call your Google Sheet and pick a location within your Google Drive if you'd like! Click "OK"
- Your copy of the Google Sheet will now be saved to your own personal Google Drive. You can access it from there any time!
- Throw your name at the top, start filling in your meals for the week (or entire month), and you are ready to go!
PIN THIS BAD BOY FOR LATERRRR!