50 of the Best Whole30 Recipes that you’ll want to make again and again.
In this post, you’ll find, mouthwatering Whole30 meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These recipes will help keep you on track!
I have to say when I set out to find the most amazingly delicious Whole 30 recipes I was not expecting to find such mouthwatering recipes and photos. The key to deliciousness is an amazing combination of spices.
I know many of my readers strive to follow a Whole 30 diet and I recently read and loved the book. My sister, Tami, lives and breathes by it during the week. So, while I may not follow it strictly as a diet I do appreciate the approach and I’ve been inspired to cut out much of the sugar in my diet and eat more protein and veggies.
Recently, I spent quite a bit of time researching and found 50 recipes that I know my family will love and I’m guessing your family will, too. Whether you’re following Whole 30 or not I think you’ll agree these are some delicious looking recipes. You might want to make a list – there are so many to try!
What is the Whole30 diet?
- The Whole30 diet is eating real food, meaning foods with very few ingredients or that don’t have a list of ingredients because they are whole and not processed.
- Think moderate portions of meat, seafood, and eggs; lots of vegetables; some fruit; plenty of natural fats; and herbs, spices, and seasonings.
- It also includes the removal of inflammatory foods and beverages in your diet, for example, sugars, sweeteners, alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy, baked goods, and, of course, junk food.
- Typically you eat three “clean” meals a day, made with Whole30-approved ingredients.
What You Can Eat on Whole30 diet?
- Vegetables including potatoes
- Fruits in moderation
- Unprocessed Meats – some sausages are still okay, just check for added sugar and off-limit preservatives.
- Nuts and seeds
- Some cooking oils and ghee.
My Favorite Cooking Tools
These are my go-to tools in the kitchen and are perfect for preparing your favorite Whole30 recipes!
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- Mixing Bowls: I love having a variety of sizes of mixing bowls. From small to large, I find that having at least 3 bowls of different sizes have been essential in my kitchen. I prefer Pyrex because of its durability.
- Measuring Cups: Nothing beats a good set of measuring cups that last a long time. I love metal measuring cups because of their durability.
- Measuring Spoons: I have to have a metal set of measuring spoons on hand. The plastic ones just don’t last long in our house partly due to the garbage disposal.
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Whole30 Recipes You Will Love
*DISCLAIMER* I searched for these recipes on Google or friends blogs. Please read the ingredient list to make sure they fit your diet and if you are on the Whole 30 plan, make sure that these recipes all follow that. I have not done any additional research to make sure that every recipe below exactly follows the Whole 30 diet.
INSTANT POT GARLICKY CUBAN PORK – You will love this easy Instant Pot shredded chicken! It’s flavored with Cuban seasonings and can be served over rice, in tortillas, or added to salads for a delicious meal.
GRILLED SALMON WITH MANGO SALSA – This is a fast recipe that takes just ten minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook. The combination of salmon with fresh mango salsa is perfection.
GARLIC LIME SHRIMP with CAULIFLOWER PURÉE – This dish is proof that a Whole 30 meal can be delicious and beautiful. This would be a wonderful dinner for a special occasion.
INSTANT POT CHICKEN CACCIATORE – Here is another recipe that is a snap to make in your Instant Pot. It’s a hearty Italian chicken dish with tomatoes, peppers, and onions.
AVOCADO SWEET POTATO HASH – This Whole 30 breakfast recipe is full of veggies with eggs. You’ll look forward to starting your day with this delicious dish!
PALEO EGGS IN HELL – This classic Italian egg dish only needs six ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes. If you love a lot heat you will love it!
ONE POT LEMON CHICKEN AND ASPARAGUS – This is a complete meal in a skillet that is full of fresh flavors. Chicken, asparagus, and lemon is such a wonderful combination.
ROASTED LEMON CHICKEN WITH POTATOES AND ROSEMARY – This is a one-pan chicken recipe with potatoes that is baked in the oven. You will love this easy prep, easy clean-up dinner.
GRILLED SALMON WITH AVOCADO SALSA – Spiced-rubbed salmon with creamy avocado salsa is a healthy and light way to stay on track with your Whole 30.
SHEET PAN FAJITAS – Make a whole batch of delicious fajitas on a single sheet pan in your oven. You won’t miss your favorite restaurant version when you make these chicken fajitas.
HEARTY VEGETABLE SOUP – Cravy a cozy bowl of soup? This one is loaded with veggies and is also gluten-free, paleo and Whole30 approved.
PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN – This pork tenderloin might look fancy, but it’s very easy to make. And it has bacon so you know it’s delicious!
SCALLOP & PEPPER ANTIPASTI SALAD – Gorgeous plump seared scallops with sunflower sprouts, roasted garlic and peppers is an effortless meal that is not only tasty but beautiful, too.
CAJUN SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAPS – These shrimp lettuce wraps are a healthier alternative for sandwiches and wraps. They’re light and full of flavor.
EGGS IN NESTS – This is such a fun way to switch up breakfast. Plus, these little egg nests are kid-friendly!
SMOKED SALMON EGG BAKE RECIPE – This breakfast bake has lots of protein to get you ready to start your day!
ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH EVERYTHING PESTO AND FRIED EGGS – I love zucchini noodles and topping them with a fried egg is a really easy way to have meatless meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED MINI FRITTATA MUFFINS – If you want a portable, veggie-packed breakfast you have to try these mini frittata muffins. They look like a delicious way to start the day.
FIVE INGREDIENT ONE-PAN TUSCAN PORK LOIN – You only need five ingredients to make this easy one-pan pork loin dish. It’s family-friendly and perfect for weeknights.
SLOPPY JOES – You will love this classic comfort food! You’d never guess these homemade sloppy joes are Whole 30 compliant.
INSTANT POT CHICKEN FAJITA SOUP – Make this hearty soup in your slow cooker or Instant Pot. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner!
SHRIMP CEVICHE WITH FRUITY SALSA – This Whole 30 ceviche recipe is bursting with fresh flavors and is a must-make summer dish.
PIZZA SOUP – If you’re missing pizza this soup might just cure the craving and keep you on track.
COPYCAT CASHEW COOKIE LARABARS – Make a batch of these Whole 30 approved for your after-workout snacks or anytime you need a treat.
ZOODLES WITH SHRIMP AND TOMATOES – This just looks like summer on a plate with all of the fresh zucchini noodles and tomatoes. Add some juicy shrimp and you get a filling and healthy dinner.
BAKED SWEET POTATO WITH ARUGULA, SMOKED SALMON AND POACHED EGGS – Potatoes stuffed with smoked salmon, fresh greens and topped with a poached egg is a dressed-up way to enjoy a baked potato.
ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST – Once you try this chicken recipe you’ll make it all the time for dinner or use it to make chicken salad for lunch. Tender roasted chicken is always so delicious.
Brussels Sprouts and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta – You already know about zucchini noodles but have you ever spiralized Brussels sprouts? I think you’ll want to all the time after you try this hearty fall dish.
30 MINUTE CHICKEN PUTTANESCA – I think you will love this easy one-skillet chicken recipe! Tomatoes, basil, olives, and garlic create a flavorful sauce for the chicken and it’s ready in 30 minutes.
SMOKY ZUCCHINI ROLL-UPS WITH ALMOND CREAM – These are not your ordinary zucchini roll-ups. In this dish, thin-sliced zucchini is rolled up with almond cream and topped with a smoky tomato sauce. So creative and so delicious.
SLOW COOKER MOCHA-RUBBED POT ROAST RECIPE – I love a great slow cooker meal and this tender pot roast looks absolutely divine.
SALMON, SWEET POTATO & AVOCADO KALE SALAD – Lunch won’t be boring with this veggie-loaded salad with a tangy balsamic dressing.
EASY SLOW ROASTED CARNITAS – Your tacos won’t ever be the same once you try this amazing carnitas recipe. Or, serve the tender shredded pork with rice or in a salad.
CREAMY CHICKEN NOODLE – Going Whole 30 doesn’t mean you can’t have your favorite comfort food. This chicken “noodle” soup will satisfy your craving and keep you on track.
PALEO SAUSAGE EGG MCMUFFIN – Missing your favorite drive-through breakfast? This McMuffin is a healthy version of that popular breakfast sandwich.
HERB PARSNIP FRIES – Crispy parsnip fries are easy to make and a great healthy substitute for French fries.
THAI BREAKFAST BOWL – Enjoy this hearty salad for breakfast or for lunch. It’s all about the veggies and the creamy cashew dressing just sounds delicious!
BLT BREAKFAST SALAD – Take a classic BLT sandwich, give it a Whole 30 twist and serve it up as a salad. Sounds so good, right?
SLOW-COOKED BOLOGNESE SAUCE WITH SWEET POTATO SPAGHETTI – Make sweet potato “noodles”, top them with a rich vegetable bolognese and you get a comfort food dish you’ll want to make on repeat.
ROSEMARY MEATBALLS WITH DIJON COLLARD GREENS & APRICOTS – Just love the combination of flavors in this recipe! The greens with the fruit and meatballs to finish it off looks like an amazing dinner.
CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE – This creative smoothie is inspired by carrot cake but you can have it for breakfast, it’s gluten-free, and it’s a healthy Whole 30 recipe.
PALEO MACADAMIA NUT CRUSTED CHICKEN – Crispy chicken with no heavy flour-based bread or deep-frying needed. Don’t forget the honey-mustard sauce to go on the side.
CHICKEN AVOCADO BURGER – These healthy chicken burgers are a delicious way to get your protein!
PALEO GARLIC PARMESAN ZUCCHINI FRIES – Swap the French fries for these delicious zucchini fries instead. They’re easy to make and will go with so many main dishes.
ZESTY CHICKEN BITES – I think my kids would love these healthy chicken nuggets! Tender chicken bites coated in a seasoned almond flour coating looks like a fun family-friendly dinner.
TACO SEASONING – You don’t have to give up taco night on Whole 30. Just make this taco seasoning and you’ll stay on track.
Post updated since original post date of January 2017.