These Whole30 Recipes are full of the flavor of fresh ingredients, You will love how easy these recipe ideas for the Whole30 Meal Plan are to prepare. Best of all, they are absolutely delicious and very filling. You won’t feel that you are depriving yourself at all!
The Whole30 Meal Plan is a great way to give your body a restart and to discover whether certain foods that you are eating could actually be causing your body harm. The plan is designed to be followed for 30 days. Even though many food groups are eliminated, this does not mean that the recipes are low on flavor. It is actually quite the opposite. Cooking with fresh and healthy ingredients is a feast for your eyes and your stomach!
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It’s time to relax and browse through this selection of delicious Whole30 Recipes
In order to do justice to the Whole30 Meal Plan, it is sometimes necessary to think outside the box. We are a carbohydrate eating society, so it takes some getting used to eating meals that omit them. Trust me, it gets easier as the month goes on and the health benefits will make you as much of a believer as it did for me.No changes of excuses. It's only 30 Days. Let food be your medicine with #Whole30! Click To Tweet
Whole30 Condiments and Sauces
Have you checked out food labels lately? Sugar is in just about every form of processed food, from Ketchup to BBQ sauce. The good news is that it’s easy to make Whole30 recipes for the compliant version of most products, so the changes are not as drastic as you might think, at first.
Caramelized Onions – Cooking onions slowly in clarified butter gives them a deep and delicious color and flavor.
Clarified Butter – This process is easy to do and removes the milk solids from butter. I use it all the time, now.
Clean Eating BBQ sauce – This spicy barbecue sauce is a favorite at our house even now.
Fresh Pumpkin Puree – It’s easy to make your own version of the canned Thanksgiving staple.
Spicy Almond Butter Dressing – Use this over spiralized noodles for a wonderful taste combination.
Whole30 Breakfast Recipes
If you have been using to eating a cereal or carbohydrate based breakfast, then breakfast can be a challenge for those new to the Whole30 plan. The reverse benefit is that the high protein breakfasts on the Whole30 meal plan will have you feeling full until mid afternoon! If you love bacon and eggs for breakfast, you’ll be delighted with these early morning options.
Bacon and Eggs with Breakfast Hash browns – You won’t feel deprived with this breakfast recipe!
Breakfast Chicken Hash with Mushrooms and Peppers – Hearty, satisfying and super easy to make.
Caramelized Mushroom Breakfast Bowl – This filling breakfast bowl is so satisfying and delicious.
Grain Free Muesli – For those mornings when you are missing the texture of cold cereal.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Stacks – You won’t believe the flavor in this simple breakfast recipe.Check out these delicious recipe ideas for a successful #Whole30. Click To Tweet
Whole30 Meal Plan Lunches
Say goodbye to sandwiches (unless you like lettuce wraps) and hello to hearty, filling soups and salads. There are lots of things to choose from when trying to eat lunch on the Whole30 plan.
Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad – The dressing has a spicy kick to it!
Beef Taco Lettuce Wraps – The recipe shows cheese and sour cream toppings but just replace with your own Whole30 compliant toppings instead.
Curried Crock Pot Broccoli Soup – This soup is thick and creamy with a full bodied flavor.
Egg Drop Soup – The traditional Asian favorite.
Tropical Salad with a Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette – Also with Vegan option.
Whole30 Side Dishes
Vegetables are a staple of the Whole30 Meal plan and fit beautifully into it. These side dish are hearty and filling and the variety of veggies means you won’t get bored.
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries – These fries are crunchy, and salty with a hint of natural sweetness.
Italian Sweet Potatoes – My all time favorite side dish!
Roasted Carrots with Mushrooms and Thyme – a savory vegetable side dish.
Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe – Comfort food fall side dish.
Sauteed Mushrooms with Spinach and Garlic – Serve this as a side dish or under eggs for breakfast. Either way, it’s delicious!
Whole30 Dinner Ideas
Dinner is the time of the day when the Whole30 plan really seems to shine. The reason is because most of the items allowed are those that we think of as dinner recipes already. These Whole30 dinner recipes are hearty, fresh looking and just full of flavor.
Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms – The sauce makes this recipe. It’s THAT good!
Crock Pot Curried Chicken – Coconut milk and cauliflower rice substitute for cream and normal rice in this amazing slow cooker recipe.
Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts – An easy Middle Eastern inspired dish that is ready in just minutes.
Garlic Lemon Roasted Shrimp – The Lemon Zest adds a delicious tang to the dish.
Grilled Cilantro Lime Kebabs – Get out the BBQ and grill these Mexican inspired kebabs.
Garlic Lovers Roast Beef – Fresh herbs and garlic give this roast a ton of flavor.
Italian London Broil Steak – Marinate with fresh herbs and balsamic vinegar for a robust taste.
Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie – This English favorite has been transformed to the Whole30 plan easily.Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Try #Whole30! Click To Tweet
Desserts and Snacks on the Whole30 Meal Plan
You may have noticed that I don’t have much of a section for Whole30 recipes for desserts. The reason is simple really. Sugar is found in most desserts and the Whole30 Meal plan explicitly eliminates them. Coconut sugar, honey and all artificial sweeteners are prohibited for the entire thirty days. I actually found that as each day of the Whole30 plan passed, I missed sugar less and less.
The plan does allow Lara Bars and other home made energy bars, but they suggest using them as part of a meal, not as a substitute for dessert. Here are my favorites:
Cashew Coconut Energy Bites – Crunchy and tasty with the sweet taste from dried fruit.
Lemon coconut energy bites – These little balls are sweetened with dried fruit and have a nice crunch and coconut butter taste.
Notes on Sugar and Sweeteners
Sugar is highly addictive and, for me, was the root cause of most of the inflammation that I have in my body (skin conditions, and arthritis.) Quite honestly, I don’t remember when I have felt quite as healthy as the 30 days that I followed the plan.
Do I have any sugar now? Yes, now and then, but it is very limited because I know how much better I feel when I don’t consume it. Sugar is highly addictive and it is too easy to fall down that slippery slope, so I stay off the edge!
The same reasoning goes for carbs that are converted to sugar, as well. I just feel better when I rely on protein, nuts, eggs and vegetables as my main source of nourishment and eliminate bread, pasta and sugar from my diet, in the main.
Check out these ingredients that are staples in cooking Whole30 Recipes.
Sticking to the Whole30 Meal Plan means making some substitutions in your cooking ingredients. These supplies are some that I use all the time to prepare Whole30 meals. Keep them stocked in your pantry and you won’t have an excuse to reach for other, less healthy, ingredients.
More Whole30 Meals Plan Inspiration
For more Whole30 Recipes, be sure to check out my Whole30 and Paleo Pinterest Board. The Whole30 and Paleo eating plans are similar, but there are a few differences between them. The main difference is that the Paleo plan omits white potatoes but does offer some dessert options so it is a bit less restrictive.
If you enjoyed these recipes be sure to also check out these pages for more meal time inspiration.
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- Easy Appetizers – Planning a party soon? Try one of these tasty appetizer recipes.
- Breakfast and Brunch recipes – Start your day on the right foot with one of these breakfast ideas.
With a few substitutes and some planning ahead, these Whole30 Recipes will help you get the most out of the plan. Remember, 30 days is not a long time, if it helps you discover which foods are actually making you feel bad.
Yes, the plan restrictive but so worth following the plant for the whole 30 days, in my opinion. You will be amazed what foods are making you feel less than you could be feeling! As they say on the Whole30 plan – “It’s only 30 days. Suck it up buttercup!”
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