Sharing our menu from the past week and a bit, in a desire to show how large families or those on a tight budget can eat predominately Primal/Paleo.  Once again an incomplete list as, although I began a food diary I didn’t maintain it.  Be sure to read Angela’s Week 3 for more large family ideas too.
* Items on the menu which are not Whole 30 are in italic.  Mostly they have been eaten by the non-whole 30ers, not me. Potatoes in particular are still on our menu as we find them difficult for a large family budget to eliminate.


Our Garden Salads slightly vary each time, they may include; lettuce, tomato, carrot, capsicum, cucumber, broccoli, green beans, mushroom, radish, baby spinach, red cabbage, white cabbage and red.
Really can’t remember many lunches, sorry.

  • Garden Salad, Smoked Ham and Boiled Egg
  • Bacon & Eggs (me), Sandwiches (children)
  • Potato Pancakes X 2
  • Fruit Salad (Big Hit)
  • Fried Mushroom


  • * BBQ Homemade Rissoles with Mashed Potato, Cauliflower and Peas.
  • Chips (fast food)
  • BBQ; Sausages, Lamb Chops and Green Salad
  • Chicken Thigh in Tomato and Mango Sauce with Rice (Switched Mango Chutney for mushy Mango)
  • Meat Pies and Homemade Pies with almond crusts for others.
  • A Soupy Stew and Corn on the Cob
  • Burritos with mince and plenty of salad filling.  Tortilla wraps for some and lettuce leaf wraps for others.
  • Beef Stew and Mashed Potatoes. (Discovered a tablespoon of chia seeds to 250ml of boiling water makes a lovely thickener for stews)

We bought a box of bananas and nectarines, although the Whole 30’s emphasis is on vegetables not fruit.

  • Water
*Bonus – Rissole Recipe (for Angela)
Rissoles are like meatballs, but larger and coarser.
1kg of mince  (Ground beef)
2tbs of almond flour (coconut flour might work too)
1 grated Carrot
Tomato Paster or Tomato Sauce (Ketchup)
1 Egg
Seasoning (Parsley, Pepper, Fennel, etc)
Roll into balls and roll through more almond flour.
BBQ (as above)

4 Comments on Whole 30, Week 2 – Menu

  1. Erin, would you like to become a author on the "Gods Girls" blog? it would be really nice if you could, and I would love to have someone to do posts with me!!!

    However, I do need your email address, the one you are using for your blog account, so I can send you a invite. comment on the "Gods Girls" blog to let me know. also it would be a good idea to write your email in another comment, as I won't published it. Thank you!!

    Love Sararose (Brid) xox

  2. Hi Erin~ I love seeing what you're eating. It gives me some ideas as I sooo easily get stuck in a rut.

    Some snacks we've been eating are:
    pistachios, gluten free crackers with peanut butter, Corn chips with avocado, homemade tortilla chips with homemade beans, gluten free pretzels, gluten free bagels, peanuts, hard boiled eggs or deviled eggs….that's all I can think of right now.

    Have a wonderful day~ Cinnamon

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