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TFT 31 Day Challenge

I’m so super excited to announce Table for Two’s very first 31 day challenge!

This literally came together in my head one night while laying in bed thinking about how I have gotten so many requests for meal planning or motivation to get in the kitchen during the week and make a home-cooked meal for dinner instead of getting take-away.

What better motivation than throwing together a challenge and having a big supportive group to do it with and to hold each other accountable?

What is this challenge?

They say that it takes 21 days for a habit to form so I’m hoping that everyone leaves this 31 day challenge with renewed motivation and confidence to cook at home for dinner.

There are no “pre-requisites” to join. You just have to love food!

What’s not this challenge?

A weight loss challenge or anything of that nature.

I will say, though, by eating more at home and moving more, you could see some weight loss but by no means am I promoting this challenge as a “weight loss” or “fitness” challenge.

I’m also not guaranteeing anything in regards to weight loss; if that’s what you’re looking for then I’m sorry to say this is not the challenge for you.

I don’t have the qualifications for weight loss and dietary suggestions; this is just for fun.

I’m truly just helping people get back in the kitchen and starting off 2019 on the right foot.

What happens during the 31 days? What kinds of content will I be sent if I sign up?

I’ll be sending weekly meal plans to your inbox.

They will be sent out every Friday evening so you can grocery shop on Saturday or Sunday!

I’ll also be sending an email once a week on tips and tricks on how to stay motivated in and out of the kitchen.

These emails will hopefully help you realize that cooking at home is not as daunting as you may think — even if you have a busy lifestyle!

So in summary, you will be getting at least two emails from me a week.

Are there new recipes?

Yes! I’ve been working on developing some new dinner (and some breakfast) recipes that are easy for meal prep!

Is this free?

Of course.

Where is the community/group that is participating and where can I ask questions and stay accountable?

If you’re on Facebook, you’ll want to join The Community Table.

It’s my private Facebook group for TFT readers and many are participating in this challenge!

But even after the challenge is over, you’ll have a sense of community and a place where like-minded people hang out!

If you’re not on Facebook, no worries. You’ll still get all the emails; which is why it’s imperative you sign up!

What if I have dietary restrictions and/or allergies?

Unfortunately, I can’t cater to every dietary restriction or allergy out there.

If you’re okay with substituting ingredients or finding another recipe to replace the suggested recipe for the day, please do so.

Hashtag it and share with the world!

Over on Instagram, you’ll want to follow me (@tablefortwo) and use the hashtags #TFT31 and #tablefortwoblogrecipes whenever you post a photo of what you’re making.

It helps with the weekly giveaway too. Just sayin’

This will help everyone see what you’re making and also a way to keep yourself accountable, but also giveaways.

More details on the giveaways in the email you’ll receive on December 28!

Do it with a friend!

It’s much more fun to do things with friends so grab a buddy (or more) and keep each other accountable!

When does this start?

The first email goes out December 28.

The challenge officially starts January 1.

What if I join after December 28?!

Sign up will close Friday morning, December 28. Which means you won’t be getting the additional emails with all the tips & tricks and helpful accountability emails, so don’t miss the deadline!


I’ll always have the link to the meal planning calendar in this post but also, this is a living page which means if you bookmark this page, it will change every week and if you refresh the page, you can find all the previous plans below.

Count me in! I’m ready to get back in the kitchen! Where do I sign up?

Sign up has closed for this challenge. Sorry!

Photography by Anna Grace Photography


Click calendar to enlarge/download/print, if you wish.

Week 4 (Jan 20-26)

Week 3 (Jan 13-18)

Week 2 (Jan 6-11)

Week 1 (Jan 1-4)


At the end of every week, there will be a $100 gift card giveaway! You can choose the retailer of your choice (Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, Crate & Barrel, or Amazon).

To enter: take a photo each day of the recipe you made, share it on Instagram (your actual feed, not your story), tag me @tablefortwo and hashtag it #TFT31 and #tablefortwoblogrecipes

Very important! You must have a public Instagram account otherwise I can’t see to keep track! You also must use both hashtags and tag me.

You can have one entry per Instagram post. Up to two BONUS entries can be obtained if you make other recipes from the blog and share them! Max number of entries is capped at seven per week (Sun-Sat including bonus entries).

Photos posted on other social media channels or in The Community Table will NOT count as entries.

Winner will be picked randomly every Sunday morning (Eastern time) and notified via Instagram private messages and may be announced via my Instagram Story. Winner must respond within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. Winner also must have a valid email address as the gift card will be in the form of an e-gift card.

By entering, you are confirming that you are at least 18+ years of age, release Instagram of any responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use. The contest is open to residents of U.S. only. Sorry international friends; giveaway laws vary in each country.

I know this is a lot but please read the above thoroughly if you are entering. It is imperative you follow the guidelines and rules or your entry/entries will not count.

Julie Teubner

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

Will you be doing the 30 day challenge again. I just discovered this. I would like to do it sometime. Julie Teubner

Julie Wampler

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

Maybe. I haven't thought more about it yet.


Friday 28th of December 2018

Oh darn I just found you and missed the challenge. I'll still get recipes in my email. What did I lose by missing the deadline?

micki sawyer

Wednesday 5th of December 2018

I am trying to sign up for the challenge starting the end of December though every time I hit the subscribe button I am not directed anywhere.

Julie Wampler

Wednesday 5th of December 2018

What do you mean? Are you clicking on the link in the post at the bottom? If so, it should take you to this page to sign up:


Monday 3rd of December 2018

I’m so excited for this. I do cook most of our meals, but need new ideas so this sounds perfect! Great timing as well.

Julie Wampler

Tuesday 4th of December 2018


Laura Ting

Monday 3rd of December 2018

I am in

Julie Wampler

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Great; make sure you are signed up so you receive all emails