Did you resolve to participate in a Whole30? Have no idea what “the Whole30” is? Do you feel like the Whole30 has you in the kitchen all.day.long and you’re about ready to Kill All The Things…even me if I don’t help you?
As a Whole30 certified coach, I’ve got you covered no matter where you are in your health journey with the life-changing Whole30 program. Read on for tips on surviving (and rocking) your Whole30, and how you can still start if you want to reset your health habits.
First, what is Whole30?
Simply put, Whole30 is a 30-day nutritional reset. You eat meats, veggies, fruits, and fats (real food) for 30-days, and that essentially is a “reset button” for your unhealthy habits and body issues. It’s an effective way to determine how these different food groups affect your health. It causes you to analyze the role of food in your emotional and social life.
Yup, no wine. Yup, black coffee. You’re a mom, you’ve done harder things.
I have done 3 rounds of Whole30, all during my motherhood, so I will share some useful tips for doing a Whole30 in that #momlife.
FIVE PRO TIPS FOR SURVIVING YOUR WHOLE30 AS A BUSY MOM
1. Keep it Simple
Every meal does not need to be Instagram worthy. When you have children clawing at your legs for their own breakfast, the last thing you want is to julienne some carrots. Ditch the fancy pants recipes and go primal.
Eggs, spinach, berries, avocado. Compliant and tasty.
It’s a great practice for motherhood, letting good enough be good enough. This small tip has helped me in many areas of my life.
2. Prepare with this simple strategy
After your grocery shopping trip, take one day of the week to cook and put every single appliance in your kitchen to work.
Make a soup in the Instant Pot, a tray of roasted veggies and a tray of roasted meat in the oven, get some chili cooking on the stove top, whip up mayo with your immersion blender. If you have recipes, print them and tape them on the cabinets for easy reading. All of this cooking takes a couple of hours, but it saves you a ton of time during the week.
These pre-cooked meals and ingredients are Whole30 busy mom lifesavers.
3. Sauce is boss
When you batch cook or use ingredient meals, you might find yourself looking at a plate of healthy but unattractive and tasteless food. That’s where sauces and spices come in. Transform ground turkey into a Mexican style dinner with roasted garlic salsa, or an Italian breakfast with zoodles and marinara sauce.
You could also skip the blender and buy pre-made sauces and spice blends. Check out the Whole30 website for all approved products.
4. Parchment Paper
This one kitchen hack changed my cooking game. Use parchment paper instead of aluminum foil and get perfectly cooked and crisp veggies and meats every single time. It’s the little things!
5. Hire a coach
Last but not least, consider working with a Whole30 coach.
As your coach, I keep you accountable. We work together through each obstacle, struggle, and craving, and celebrate every victory, big or small. I share recipes, all of my Whole30 tips and tricks, and the occasional dose of sass when necessary to keep you going! Once you complete a Whole30, hopefully you will find freedom from unhealthy foods.
Lets get started.
I’m a busy mom with 3 boys and a husband with a full work schedule. I get how hard it is to eat healthy with a young family, tight budget, and not much time. I love working with moms and families because it’s so very near and dear to my heart.
For more information, check out my website, www.seacoastwhole30coach.com, or follow me on Instagram and Facebook @seacoastwhole30coach.
Read a recent testimonial from another Seacoast Mom’s Writer, as well as her story on how Whole30 helped her overcome infertility.
Best of luck in your Whole30 Journey!