Whole Life Challenge 2015: Recipes & Resources

January 15, 2015 Update: We have a team for the New Year WLC; join us!

NEW RULES: The Fall 2014 WLC has new rules. They’re pretty awesome, but are slightly different than the details included below. Check them out here. (updated January 15, 2015)

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The 2015 Whole Life Challenge kicks off on Saturday, January 17th! While I’m sure you’ve read the rules and are generally prepared, here is a recap of some links I shared back in September 2013 for the Fall WLC and some resources to help serve as a handy reference guide for the next 8 weeks.

Daily Play, aka The Rules (updated January 15, 2015)

The Rules
How Points Work
The Lifestyle Category
What can I eat? WLC Nutrition Levels Detailed Chart

More FAQs at the Whole Life Challenge Knowledge Base

The “Low Carb Flu”

You embarked on the WLC because you want to feel great, right? What to do if those first few days have you feeling a little less than awesome? Read these articles about the low carb flu to make sure you are prepared.

The Low Carb “Flu”
Managing Carb Cravings (aka getting over the “flu”!)

Food Miscellaneous

Freezer Stocking
Pantry Stocking

Meal Plans

WLC Meal PlansLooking for an easy way to make your challenge a success? Here are 8 weeks of meal plans, complete with grocery lists and prep instructions. They are roughly structured to have one big cooking day with minimal cooking the remainder of the week. They should serve roughly two people (scale accordingly) and are all strict WLC compliant. There are no recipe repeats, so check them out to get plenty of ideas!

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8

Not interested in a big weekly cook up but want a few WLC meal ideas? Check out these recipes:

Escarole with White Beans & Sausage
Greek Feast
Skirt Steak with Guacamole, Roasted Root Vegetables, and Sauteed Squash
Pan-Seared Tilapia with Grilled Escarole and Mashed Butternut Squash

Additionally, the vast majority of the recipes on this blog are WLC-compliant, or easily made so with a few tweaks.

A Few of my Favorite Things

Some of my favorite, “go-to” recipes are the following:
Breakfast Casserole
Lemon Chicken from Annie’s Eats
Slow Cooker Cheater Pork Stew from Nom Nom Paleo

Have a pot luck or a Super Bowl party to go to during the challenge? Make these pineapple stuffed chorizo meatballs and no one will complain that your WLC diet is boring and restrictive!

Exercise & Lifestyle

Travel (or no gym) Workout Ideas
Mobilize with Mobility WOD
Get Better Sleep (also: why sleep is awesome (if you were doubting) and possible sleep interrupters) from Mark’s Daily Apple


3 thoughts on “Whole Life Challenge 2015: Recipes & Resources

  1. Pingback: Looking for Whole Life Challenge Recipes? | Body By Boris

  2. I’m starting the whole life challenge with my box, Crossfit Encino, on 1/16 and think the resources you’ve pulled together are amazing! Thank you so much for all the great information and the easy to follow guidelines!

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