30+ Delicious Whole30 Recipes
I’ve never done The Whole30. Have you? Did you like it?? Are you doing it right now??? (If so, you go, Glen Coco! You crushing it!)
On the off chance you’re not familiar with The Whole30, it’s basically a 30-day elimination diet. The premise is that cutting out the most common inflammatory food groups for one month will knock out damaging cravings and help you form better/healthier habits by increasing your awareness of the foods you’re eating. The no-no foods include: alcohol, added sugar (real or artificial), grains, legumes, dairy, carrageenan, MSG, and sulfites.
Even though I’ve never done The Whole30—it hinders my recipe testing ability—I do think it makes a lot of sense. (I already limit sugar, caffeine, and alcohol because I have ANXIETY.) And based on the intel I’ve gleaned from social media, people looooove them some Whole30, especially in January. I respect this, and because I wish to support your healthy efforts in any way that I can, I’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of my favorite Whole30-friendly recipes from the blog and The Dude Diet below. I hope they make your 30 days (or any day, really) a little more delicious…
Domesticate ME! and The Dude Diet’s Best Whole30-Friendly Recipes:
Soups and Stews:
Golden Bell Pepper Soup
Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Garlic (Omit the goat cheese.)
Five Spice Sweet Potato Soup
Smoky Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Kale
Spicy Jicama Tortilla Soup (Omit the beans.)
Roasted Potato, Corn, and Leek Chowder
Meat and Poultry:
Curried Chicken Paillard with Mango and Cherry Tomato Relish
Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls
Avocado Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps (Omit the honey in the dressing.)
Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken with Strawberry-Jalapeno Salsa (Omit the honey in the marinade.)
Lemon-Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
Spiced Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs (Serve with a Whole-30 approved tomato sauce instead of yogurt sauce.)
Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary
Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa and Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Avocado Toast with Crispy Prosciutto (Omit the cheese.)
Easy Lamb Kofta (Try serving these lettuce wrapped with harissa paste or over cauliflower rice.)
Fish En Papillote
Seared Ahi Bowls with Roasted Cauliflower and Chimichurri (Replace the rice in the bowls with more Roasted Cauliflower or a second vegetable!)
Pan-Seared Halibut with Citrus-Jalapeño Salsa
Cauliflower-Carrot Golden Rice (Make sure the raisins have no added sugar.)
5-Ingredient Skillet Eggs with Spinach and Roasted Cauliflower (Omit the cheese.)
Loaded Vegetarian Sweet Potatoes (Omit the cheese.)
Zucchini Noodles with Portobello Bolognese
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Coconut Oil-Sriracha Aoli (Make sure the sriracha sauce has no added sugar.)
Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Spring Vegetables and Arugula Pesto
Recipes from The Dude Diet:
Green God Smoothie p. 49
Big Green Scramble (Omit the cheese.) p. 59
Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprout Hash with Chicken Sausage p. 34
Simple Shakshuka (Omit the cheese.) p. 42
Trashed Up Turkey Burgers (Omit the cheese and serve lettuce-wrapped.) p. 99
Grilled Mahi Mahi with Citrus-Jalapeno Salsa p. 150
Grilled Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa Verde p. 157
Lemon-Herb Shrimp p. 165
Roasted Cauliflower with Chimichurri p. 229
Smashed Potatoes with Garlic and Thyme p. 236
Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon p. 239
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OH my gosh. Hallelujah and praise be. We are about to dive into the Whole30 for the first time in a couple of weeks and we LIVE off of The Dude Diet. 🙂 I’m SO glad you made our journey a little bit easier!
GODSPEED!!! Psyched that The DD gets to be part of the journey!
This is great…one can never have enough Whole 30 recipes. Thank you,
Phew!! Love to hear that!
Yes!! I am doing Whole30 right now and will def. be adding some of these in the rotation.
Whooop!! Best of luck! xo