50 Whole30 Recipes That Taste Amazing

by | Oct 25, 2016 | Healthy Eating


Whole30 Real Food. 30 Days.

Now that the kids are back in school, eating at home will probably be more commonplace. Not only is eating at home a lot less expensive but can be healthier too. We typically don’t like “diets”, but we have fallen in love with Whole30. Whole30 is not some new-fangled, yo-yo dieting plan designed to make you drop an unhealthy amount of weight in 30 days. No, Whole30 is all about eating real food, food that actually has an expiration date, for 30 days straight. By design, Whole30 is an elimination diet, one in which you refrain from eating dairy, processed foods, legumes, and sugar. On the flip side, foods that are allowed include lean meats or fish, vegetables, some fruit, nuts, and unrefined oils. Sound simple enough? It is…sort of.

From experience, there are two things about Whole30 that are “hard“. The first, you have to learn how to follow a recipe and actually prepare and cook your food. For many of us, this is huge struggle because cooking food from scratch takes time, the one commodity many of us lack. So say goodbye to the Drive-thru because it’s not allowed here. Dust off your knives and cutting board, they’re about to get a workout!

The second hardest thing is eliminating sugar from your diet. Whether you realize it or not, sugar is in almost everything you eat. For the 30 days, you’ll have to become an ingredient reading Pro, because it’s so easy to slip on this one. In fact, you’ll probably walk away from Whole30 completely surprised by the amount of sugar you were consuming beforehand. And let’s just get this one out of the way right now, natural sugars found in fruits do NOT count against you. They are completely allowed, in moderation of course.

Overall committing to Whole30 is incredibly rewarding. Yes, you’ll probably lose weight, but the benefits are much greater than that. Many have reported, including us, a greater sense of self-control, feeling more energized throughout the day, improved mental clarity, and improved athletic performance to name a few.

“It will change the way you think about food, it will change your tastes, it will change your habits and your cravings. It could, quite possibly, change the emotional relationship you have with food, and with your body. It has the potential to change the way you eat for the rest of your life.” 

Yes, we do like to eat out, especially when kids eat free. However, following the Whole30 guidelines can truly be a life changer or at least a jumpstart in the right direction. If you’ve been looking for a legitimate way to improve your family’s health, I highly suggest you consider it. And to help you get started, We put together 50 Whole30 approved recipes that are super delicious!

1. Paleo Twice-Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Twice baked sweet potato


2. Slow Cooker Breakfast Meatloaf 

breakfast meatloaf


3. Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash

 sausage and sweet potato hash


4. Paleo Breakfast Muffins

breakfast muffins


5. Eggs In A Nest

eggs in a nest


6. Coconut Shrimp

coconut shrimp


7. Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meatballs

 buffalo ranch chicken meatballs


8. Baked Apple Chips

 baked apple chips


9. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Zucchini

 bacon wrapped stuffed zucchini


10. Crispy Oven-Baked Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

 sweet potato fries


11. Paleo Balls of Fire

paleo balls of fire


12. Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

spaghetti squash pad thai


13. White Chicken Chili

 white chicken chili


14. Paleo Curry Chicken Stir Fry

chicken curry stir fry


15. Warm Chicken Grain Salad

chicken grain salad


16. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (* leave the goat cheese out)

whole30 roasted butternut squash soup


17. Slow Cooker Beef Stew

beef stew


18. Paleo Pumpkin Soup

whole30 paleo pumpkin soup


19. Chorizo Stuffed Peppers

chorizo stuffed peppers


20. Sweet Potato Chili (* leave the black beans out)

 sweet potato chili


21. Crispy Carnitas

whole30 crispy carnitas


22. Slow Cooker Kalua Pig

kalua pig


23. Slow Cooker Lemongrass and Coconut Chicken Drumsticks

lemongrass coconut chicken


24. Mexican Pulled Pork

 whole30 mexican pulled pork


25. Cauliflower Dill Mash

cauliflower dill mash


26. Carrot Cake Smoothie

carrot cake smoothie


27. Crockpot Red Sauce

red sauce


28. Paleo Ranch Dressing

paleo ranch dressing


29. Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

cauliflower steaks


30. BLT Breakfast Salad

breakfast salad


31. Zesty Chicken Bites

zesty chicken bites


32. Roasted Strawberries and Coconut Cream (*leave the honey out)

strawberries and cream


33. Sweet Potato and Kale Coconut Curry

sweet potato and kale


34. Roasted Turnip Fries with Ramp Aioli

roasted turnip fries


35. Fresh Chimichurri Sauce

chimmichurri sauce


36. Carne Asada

carne asada


37. Zucchini Fettuccine with Rosemary Butternut Cream Sauce

zucchini rosemary pasta


38. Plantain Chips

plantain chips


39. Sweet Potato Chicken Sausage Skillet

sweet potato chicken sausage skillet


40. Lemon Tahini Tuna Salad

lemon tahini tuna salad


41. Mason Jar Taco Salad

taco salad


42. Salmon, Avocado, and Sweet Potato Kale Salad

salmon salad


43. Cauliflower Chowder

cauliflower chowder


44. Chipotle Chicken Tomato Soup

chipotle chicken tomato soup


45. Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

chicken with pineapple salsa


46. Burger and Fries

burger and fries


47. Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

slow cooker butter chicken


48. Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Wings

chicken wings


49. Bacon and Apple Smothered Pork Chops

pork chops


50. Holy Guacamole Salad

guacamole salad