15 of My Favorite Whole30 Recipes
I’ve been dishing up all the things I’ve learned while doing Whole30, starting with an overview of my experience, and giving you my best shopping tips and tricks. Now that you know the basics of the plan, and have some tips on shopping smart, it’s time to focus on some recipes! Here are some of my favorite recipes that also happen to be Whole30 legal! This food is totally not boring.
A filling start to the day is a must. Get a head start on breakfast by making the hash in advance, then reheat and fry up a couple eggs in the morning.
If you’re looking for a way to jazz up a humble head of cabbage this is it. Just be sure to start with sugar-free bacon.
There is something so satisfying about biting into the crunch of crispy chicken skin! These chicken thighs come together in one skillet, which means less dishes — always a plus. Bright lemon and a few thyme sprigs give it a welcome pop of flavor.
Soup is one of my favorite lunch go-to’s when I’m follwing Whole30, and also when I’m not. This creamy coconut cauliflower soup hits all the high points of a warm, rich soup — smooth, a little nutty, and perfectly spiced.
This recipe only contains a handful of ingredients, which are then thrown into your Instant Pot, and leaves you with enough meat for several meals. If you can’t find sugar-free bacon, the pork turns out just as delicious without it.
This cauliflower fried rice is my favorite way to use up leftover Kalua pork, though it’s also really great with shredded chicken.
No tortillas, no problem! This dinnertime favorite is transformed into a warm salad with slices of juicy, cumin-rubbed flank steak along with charred peppers and onions, and finished with chili-lime vinaigrette for a tangy kick.
This hearty chowder really hits the spot when you take it off the stove, but like most soups, it’s even better over the coming days. If you’re not following a vegan diet, bulk it up with leftover shredded chicken or pork.
Because they’re just as good straight from the fridge as they are when they’re served hot, frittatas a great make-ahead option. To keep it compliant, I skip the cream and cheese, and add a little more bulk with a couple extra eggs and whatever meat and veggies I have in the fridge.
This skillet meal is your reminder that fish is one of the easiest and quickest dinners you can make. Round it out with a side of cauliflower rice.
This is one to permanently keep in your meal prep roster. Cook up a big batch of shredded chicken before the week gets going, and you have a topping to bulk up lunch salads and the makings of a couple dinners.
Our favorite fancy French salad is all the inspo we need for a week of Whole30 lunches. You’ll want to skip the green beans (they’re actually considered a legume), but all the best parts, like the tuna, hard-boiled egg, olives, and tangy dressing are still there.
Roasted sweet potatoes are impossibly irresistible with a simple sprinkle of flaky salt, but add a shower of cumin and chili powder and they get transformed into something truly amazing.
Reminiscent of that tomato-tinged rice from your favorite Mexican place, this version made with cauliflower rice, makes a great side dish or base for a burrito bowl.
You’ll want to add this quick and easy skillet supper to your meal plan immediately. With crumbled (sugar-free!)sausage and creamy potatoes at the helm, it’s rooted in hearty, wholesome comfort and balanced by a light, bright twist from a handful of fresh herbs and a generous squeeze of lemon.
How about you? What are some of your favorite things to eat during Whole30?