Hey mama! Chelsea here, Content Coordinator for Whole30 Healthy Mama, Happy Baby. Are you planning to join the #JanuaryWhole30? We have almost 60 women in our private Facebook group committed, and they’re in all stages of the journey!
The women in our Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program represent several stages of pregnancy and postpartum: TTC, pregnant, and breastfeeding. There’s still time to join our program today and get in on that highest level of support and accountability to help you troubleshoot your Whole30. This week only, we’re offering $40 off our lifetime membership with the code JAN18W30.
Our HMHB co-creator Stephanie Greunke, RD, and two Whole30 Certified Coaches will be leading our HMHB Mamas through their January Whole30 with daily check ins and inspiration.
Can’t commit to joining our program? No problem! We’re planning to support you all month with posts right here on our HMHB blog and Instagram posts and stories.
Here’s something to get you started; my top three resources to help simplify your Whole30.
Meal Planning with Real Plans
I love the freshness of a new year because it’s a great time to establish new habits. Whether you’re doing the #JanuaryWhole30 or you just want to prioritize meal planning and prep, consider purchasing a subscription to Real Plans.
Here’s why we love Real Plans for the busy mama
- Discover tasty new recipes with ease.
- Personalize your meal plan to please even the pickiest of eaters (don’t like mushrooms? No problem!) and to suit your weekly schedule.
- Real Plans automatically generates a grocery shopping list and includes helpful prep notes.
- The Whole30 option plans every meal of your Whole30 in minutes, plus your reintroduction.
- If you sign up by January 15, you’ll get a budget-friendly recipe package for FREE. Real Plans can turn healthy eating into a stress-free, budget-friendly, and enjoyable activity.
If you don’t mind making your own meal plans, but could use some fresh tips, check out these shortcuts from Real Plans on Meal Planning for Busy Mom Who Loves to Cook.
Want more meal planning support? The December issue of the Bump Files is sending out tomorrow! Sign up now to receive a free HMHB Grocery List/Meal Planner in the December issue!
Save Time and Energy with Thrive Market
Ditch the big box store in 2018, mama. Not only can you order Whole30 Approved pantry staples from Thrive Market at 25-50% off retail, they also carry necessities like diapers, wipes and household cleaning supplies.
No more bundling everyone up, buckling them into to car seats, and lugging them to the store. Thrive Market carries some of our favorite items like Primal Kitchen dressings, nutpods creamers, Kettle & Fire bone broth and more. Plus, they have a robust house brand that carries necessities like ghee, coconut oil, almond flour, nuts and seeds and more. Orders over $49 always ship for free.
Our HMHB team has personally vetted the Thrive Market diapers, wipes and cleaning supplies, and can vouch for their quality. They’re as good as (if not better than) leading natural baby items and cleaning products sold elsewhere, but at better prices (and all without ever leaving your house).
When you sign up for Thrive Market, they’ll give you $20 your first three orders. That’s a total savings of $60, which more than covers your initial membership cost.
Avoid Whole30 Emergencies with Barefoot Provisions
Pregnancy hunger can come on fast and furious, which is why our HMHB team recommends always having nourishing options on hand. Consider treating yourself to the Whole30 HMHB Kit from Barefoot Provisions.
This special kit was carefully designed by Melissa Hartwig, of the Whole30, and Stephanie Greunke, R.D., of Rock Your Hormones, to help see you through some of the challenges of eating good food during your pregnancy. It includes a wide variety of portable protein, vegetables and fruit, and healthy fats to see you through long days at work, travel delays, or if you find yourself in need of a between-meal snack.
We’ve also included a few products specifically geared towards providing you and your baby with a wide range of micronutrients, and some offerings to help you deal with morning sickness or food aversions. And bonus—while we don’t expect you to Whole30 through your entire pregnancy, if you choose to take on the program while pregnant, all of these products are 100% Whole30 compliant.
We also created the Whole30 HMHB Essentials Kit with our absolute favorite products that we can’t live without!