These easy Whole30 recipes will help you have a successful and delicious Whole30 experience! They’re easy to prepare, easily adaptable, and so tasty!
What is Whole30?
I already have a complete guide to Whole30 available (complete with helpful tools, tips, and grocery store recommendations) – it’s perfect for beginners, so I won’t recap all of that, but we’ll do a quick overview.
You can also learn everything you’d like on the official website (I always frequent the website each time I do a Whole30) but basically, it’s 30 days without added sugar, sweeteners (natural and artificial), grains (gluten and non-gluten), legumes (peanuts, peas, and soy included), dairy, gluten, and alcohol. It’s a lot of vegetables, eggs, meat, and avocados. You can also eat fruit and nuts (except peanuts), and sweet potatoes and regular potatoes.
About these Easy Whole30 Recipes
You can browse my entire collection of Whole30 recipes (as well as many other special diets in my recipe index), but in this post we’re highlighting some favorite entrees and main dishes. We cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner in this list.
Important to note: Some of the recipes here may NOT appear to be Whole30 compliant at first glance. However, if we included them in the list, it means we talk in the post about EASY adaptations you can make to make them Whole30 compliant. This is helpful when preparing meals for a family dinner where not everyone might be following the Whole30 meal plan.
Yes, you can! Sweet potatoes and regular potatoes, but not potato chips, and not fries unless you’re making them yourself. Try these amazing sweet potato fries!
Can you have popcorn on Whole30?
Okay truthfully, I only included this question because I love popcorn. The answer is no, though, folks.
What snacks can I eat on Whole30?
Snacking is technically discouraged on Whole30. However, if you can make it through an entire 30 days without a snack, I applaud you. Especially if you work out daily like I do. If you’re going to snack, it’s best to have a snack that includes protein and fats. I loved RX Bars as a snack!
Instant Pot Chili is healthy, adaptable and easy to make. Read all my tips to make it your perfect chili recipe - spicy, mild, vegetarian, Whole30, Paleo, not Paleo, whatever you like, I tell you how to make it happen in this recipe! You can even make it in the slow cooker or on the stove!
Sheet pan fajitas are great for busy weeknights and also great for bigger crowds! You'll love this easy, hands-off approach to fajitas! This recipe is for chicken fajitas but you'll also find tips for steak, vegetarian, and shrimp fajitas!
To make Whole30 Compliant: Leave the sugar out of the fajita seasoning, and serve with lettuce wraps or cauliflower rice.
Being busy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice great food. Try these Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Thighs that will cook all day while you’re busy doing other things. Best part is, it will probably be enough for two meals!
To make Whole30 Compliant: Look for Whole30 compliant raisins. Serve over cauliflower rice instead of couscous.
Even if you're not doing a Whole30, this Whole30 Sausage is a breakfast WIN! It's full of flavor and protein and it's super easy to make thanks to a couple shortcuts. You'll be so happy to know exactly what's going into your breakfast sausage!
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