First Week: Wholesome Yum Meal Plan

Last week I mentioned that I had started a Keto Meal Plan from Wholesome Yum, and I started out strong but immediately discovered a big problem.

I hadn’t understood that you just made SOME of the week’s food, not all.  So I bought the entire grocery list and discovered Monday night, when I cooked the first meal, that each meal made enough for four people!

So I actually only cooked Sunday (the muffins) and Monday night.  I made Asparagus Stuffed Chicken, and I followed all the steps.

I mean, I even bought a meat tenderizer hammer thing so I could beat the chicken.  We didn’t own one, had never used one, but I was intent on following the plan exactly.

The first thing I learned is that beating chicken will spray the whole kitchen with chicken juices.  *facepalm*

But here’s the before:


Can you see why I had almost all of the week’s food in one cooking session?  Friday and Saturday night, we ate at my parents’ and my in-laws’.  Wednesday I was not Keto – I ate a ton of Tootsie Rolls and spaghetti.  This was planned though, not spur of the moment, and I’ve gotten right back on board.

I ate this chicken for five? meals, and I still have half a breast left that I’m working on today!

And it was one of the most complicated recipes I’ve done (other than baking).  I know, I know, it’s straightforward and stuff, but so many steps!

Anyway, here’s the finished chicken:


I took a picture as soon as I remembered, but I had already eaten half a breast.  *smile*

So far, I’m liking the meal plan. It made shopping straightforward, and today I took time to Instapot some chicken for shredded chicken – multiple recipes use it this week.  I also baked more muffins.  I think this week was pancakes for breakfast,  but I don’t like cooking when I’m rushing to get ready for work.

I’ll keep you updated on how this all works!

Keep in mind that there are no affiliate links, and I’m not sponsored.  I think you have to declare that as a blogger so they know you aren’t paid to give a good opinion?  Anyway, no one knows who I am, so chances of getting paid are nilch.  *laugh*

How do you plan your grocery list and week’s meals?  Are you Keto?  Do you like cooking or is it more of a chore?  Inquiring minds want to know!