The Best Whole30 Recipes
remember when my husband and i challenged ourselves to the whole30 a few months back? if not, here’s my recap of all the good, bad and super weird things that i discovered over those 30 days of eating no dairy/grains/booze/sugar/gluten/legumes.
what i liked most about the whole 30, is that it forces you to come up with many new recipes because it’s very tricky to eat out at a restaurant. my husband is the one that cooks primarily in our family (but i can make a mean bowl of cereal from time to time) so this actually got me in the kitchen a bit more. i am pleased to say i only set the fire alarm off twice.
here are the best whole30 recipes (which also count as paleo) that we liked the most and still make even though i can now eat all the glorious peanut butter i want.
from left to right, top to bottom we have supremely delicious whole 30 and paleo recipes of:
sweet potato and beef skillet hash // civilized caveman cooking (omit the cheese garnish and add whatever veggies you like better)
mocha rub pot roast // stupid easy paleo (i tackled this one, a bit labor intensive for the rub but totally worth it. yes mom, i really touched the meat and it was still traumatic)
whole 30 nachos // paleo grubs (add whatever other garnish or veggies your heart desires)
pizza spaghetti pie // paleo omg (it’s not very pretty to look at but it was one of our very favorite recipes. the top gets crispy and you think it’s cheese!)
other recipes we really liked included:
taking this approved salsa from trader joe’s, spreading it on top of chicken and cooking it in the crockpot. delicious and highly recommended!
we also did a lot of chicken sausage, turkey burgers and egg dishes through the rest of the whole 30 process.
chia seed pudding is super simple. 1 cup of full fat coconut milk and add 3 tablespoons of chia seeds and refrigerate for 1-60 minutes (depending on the severity of your cravings). the chia seeds plump up and when you throw some strawberries on there, everything almost seems okay and worth it during the whole30.
there you have it! even if you aren’t eating paleo or on the whole30, those recipes above would be a great addition to mixing up what you’re eating. it’s just an added bonus that they are super healthy too!
1) have you ever done any food challenges like the whole 30 or eating paleo for a while?
i am my husband is always looking for new recipes so if you have a favorite, drop a link!
3) do you cook? when and from who did you learn how?