Whole 30: Week 5 | Continuing After 30 Days with Model Meals Prepared Food

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I had mentioned last week that I might continue for another week of Whole 30 just because I hadn’t been as strict as I wanted and also because I had a fresh delivery from Model Meals! You guys. This was a game changer. First of all, Model Meals served ONLY Whole 30 compliant meals. That means whatever I ordered off their menu was going to be a perfect fit for this way of eating. It was a no brainer. After weeks of visitors, it was so nice to just have the meals delivered and not even have to think about how to make it Whole 30 compliant. All the hard work was done for me. The team at Model Meals allowed me to order whatever I wanted from their menu (which changes weekly so you never get bored) My mom was visiting me from last week so I ordered doubles of most meals so that we could share.

I got zoodles (zucchini noodles) with beef meatballs, deconstructed chicken pot pie, breakfast hash with eggs and sweet potatoes, and bacon asparagus frittata! I also ordered a steak salad that was so fresh and colorful – it was almost too pretty to eat! (Speaking of too pretty to eat — look at the edible flowers included with the frittata below!) My mom and I still went out to eat so we didn’t finish all the meals so I just froze them. So perfect and easy.

Check out the ingredients in that bacon asparagus frittata. So clean! And I love that Model Meals listed on their label that it does NOT include grains or dairy, refined or added sugars, legumes or soy, alcohol, GMOs or harmful additives and preservatives. It’s just so, so perfect.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend ordering from Model Meals. (Check out their Instagram stories for behind the scenes of their kitchen – love that!)

Ordering was super easy and convenient – I just checked their website for the weekly menu, picked what I wanted, added to my cart and it was at my door Sunday night around 7pm.

I would suggest that you order early in the week though because the first time I tried to order on Friday (for Sunday delivery) and almost everything was sold out!

Ohhhh, I forgot to mention – I also got Monkey Bites. Chewy delicious little balls of dates and bananas, coconut and nuts. The perfect treat to eat while being on Whole 30! I seriously couldn’t be happier with Model Meals and will definitely order again! (I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture, but honestly they were done and dusted approximately 30 seconds after I received them….)

Thankfully Model Meals took care of most of our meals during the week so sticking to Whole 30 was a breeze. It’s amazing what a difference it makes when you don’t have to even think about what to eat. But my mom and I did go out to eat and again that takes preparation and willpower and all the things that got stronger during the past month I was doing Whole 30.

We went to Orange County to visit family and went out to a Mexican restaurant right on the water (so beautiful!) I ordered fajitas so that was easy — just ate the meat, grilled veggies and salsa with no tortilla. But true confession time, I did have a few tortilla chips with guacamole. Oh man it was delicious!

And then we rode the ferry from Newport Beach to Balboa Island. So Cute. I couldn’t get over that little seaside town! And Balboa island is known for their frozen banana treats so of course I ate one of those #sorrynotsorry

To recap, my experience with Whole 30 was amazing. I did a little Q&A on last week’s Week 4 post so check that out if you have more questions about Whole 30. In general, I think this way of eating makes the most sense for me so I plan to continue a modified version!

If you have more questions about my experience, feel free to leave them below or DM me on Instagram and I’ll do my best to answer them.

You can read about my entire month + on Whole 30 by checking out the series here.

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