May 30, 2024


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50 Easy Whole30 Recipes · Seasonal Cravings

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The new year makes us all think about what we can do to be healthier. If you are giving the Whole30 Diet a spin, I have 50 easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We even have a few for those of you Plant Based Whole30 fans out there. Whether you are looking for a brightly colored salad or hearty proteins, you have plenty of ideas for your Whole30 diet.

Note: All Whole30 recipes are gluten free as well!

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Easy Whole30 Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start by eating healthy and nutritious meals that energize you for the day. The following recipes should give you plenty of ideas for your Whole30 diet. Many of them can be meal prepped ahead so you can grab them and go out the door. 

Baked Avocado with Egg from Seasonal Cravings

Need a super-filling start to your day? Try this Baked Avocado with Egg. It’s full of protein and good for you fats to keep you full until lunch.

Bacon and Egg Cups from Seasonal Cravings

These cute little treats are jam-packed with protein and can be eaten on the way to work. They pack well in lunches and make great snacks!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole from Eat the Gains

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals to power you for your day’s activities. There is nothing better than this casserole dish to kick-start your day!

Beef Enchilada Breakfast Bake from Just Jessie B

The beef enchilada recipe is another excellent choice for breakfast because it is packed with all the good nutrients your body needs for work or school! Make a big batch on Sunday and eat healthy all week. 

Veggie-Packed Breakfast Frittata from Food Network

Turn the classic breakfast food into something healthier with this veggie recipe. You’ll find yourself making this over and over again!

Breakfast Grits from I Heart Umami

Try this recipe if you are looking for a filling yet hearty breakfast dish. You can make it in advance, so you don’t have to worry about what to eat or be tempted to grab something that’s not good for you every morning.

Breakfast Chia Pudding from Sunkissed Kitchen

Chia pudding is a delicious way to start your day. Chia is filled with healthy and essential nutrients, and you can try various toppings to satisfy your cravings.

Shakshuka from Downshiftology

It’s no wonder shakshuka is a breakfast staple worldwide! It is easy to make, delicious, and good for you. 

Savory Zucchini Fritters from The Real Food Dietitians

Trying to get more vegetables in your day? Eat them for breakfast! This fritter is easy to make and packed with flavor.

Chorizo Egg Bake from Whole Kitchen Sink

Packed with flavor, this chorizo egg bake recipe will be your new breakfast favorite. It only takes a few ingredients you might already have in your kitchen.

Eggs Benedict from Downshiftology

Simple yet flavorful – that is why eggs benedict are so popular. It is also a delicious way to get all the essential nutrients your body needs to start your day.

Hash Brown and Sausage Breakfast Casserole from 40 Aprons

This hearty dish is the best way to start your day. It delivers all the comforting flavors you love in one pan!

Potato Crust Quiche from Clean Eating Couple

If you love quiche, make this Whole30 quiche recipe for breakfast, and you won’t regret it. It combines protein and veggies in one to make your mornings healthier.

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Easy Whole30 Lunch Recipes

A healthy and well-balanced lunch is essential to fuel your body for the rest of the afternoon. It also maintains your metabolism and helps satisfy cravings, making you less likely to indulge in unhealthy snacks later in the day.

Cucumber Salad from Seasonal Cravings

Fresh, crisp, and perfect alongside chicken or fish.  Keep this on hand in the fridge for quick lunch or dinner side dish. 

Salmon Salad from Downshiftology

Salmon lovers, listen up! This fresh, creamy, and lemony salmon salad recipe will be your lunch go-to.  Be sure to Whole30 complaint mayonnaise and mustard in this one. 

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf from Eating Well

This healthy lunch recipe can be made with fresh or pre-made cauliflower rice. Either way, you’ll never want to have pilaf any other way again.

Cajun Shrimp Salad from Real Simple Good

Gone are the days of boring salads. Spice up your healthy lunch with this delicious yet filling salad recipe.

Beef Burrito Bowl from Eat This, Not That

If you love beef burritos, switch up the white rice with cauliflower rice. You won’t feel guilty indulging in this savory treat because it’s good for you.

Tomato Gazpacho from Eating Well

Make your traditional gazpacho recipe healthier with this recipe from Eating Well. It is nutrient-packed, hearty, and delicious!

Broccoli Tuna Salad from Downshiftology

This recipe offers a healthy twist on your traditional tuna salad. With wholesome ingredients, it is the perfect choice for a Whole30 diet.  Be sure to use Whole30 compliant mayonnaise and mustard.

Creamy Avocado Green Smoothie from Paleo Running Momma

If you prefer having smoothies for lunch, mark this recipe. Use almond milk and incorporate fresh avocado and other fruits of your choice to make a deliciously satisfying smoothie for any time of the day.

Chipotle Turkey Burgers from Real Simple Good

Here is a guilt-free alternative to your usual burger for those who love burgers! Instead of beef, you are using turkey, so it is leaner and healthier for you. Use chipotle seasoning and guacamole for a creamy topping to a delicious burger.

Chicken & Apple Kale Wraps from Eating Well

Switch your bread to kale leaves to make this delicious on-the-go meal for lunch. It has texture, flavor, and essential nutrients.

Paleo Lettuce Wraps from Paleo Gluten Free

This Thai-inspired paleo and Whole30 recipe is perfect for lunch because you can enjoy it on the go, and it’s bursting with flavors. It is paleo-friendly and gluten-free while packing all the essential nutrients your body needs.

Pesto Veggie Noodles from Frugal Nutrition

Use zucchini noodles for freshness and toss in healthy ingredients like carrots, chickpeas, and pesto sauce for maximum flavor with every bite.


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Easy Whole30 Dinner Recipes

Easy dinners that are healthy for you are essential in the Whole30 diet. Thankfully, here is a list of dinner ideas that will take a short amount of time to prepare, are packed with nutrients, and are delicious!

Tender London Broil from Seasonal Cravings

Once you learn how to make London Broil like this, you will never return to your old method.  This ensures tender meat every time.  Add a simple tossed salad and your Whole30 dinner is done. 

Easy Hamburger Soup from Seasonal Cravings

All the comfort of a warm soup but is made easily in under 30 minutes. This holds up well in the refrigerator so be sure to make a double batch. 

Instant Pot Chicken Stir Fry from Seasonal Cravings

Did you know you can use frozen vegetables to make a quick stir fry in the Instant Pot?  It’s ready in a flash and a winner with the family.  

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki from Seasonal Cravings

This is a great way to prep a batch of chicken for the week.  It is marinated with a simple combination of pantry staples and keeps well in the refrigerator for up to four days.  The sauce in this recipe is not Whole30 complaint. 

Garlic Butter Salmon and Veggies from Paleo Running Momma

This salmon recipe is going to be your next go-to choice for dinner. It takes only 30 minutes to cook, and you can get all the good stuff, such as potassium, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids, from salmon.

Mongolian Beef from I Heart Umami

If you love beef, make sure to try this recipe. It is healthy and flavorful, so you can indulge without guilt.

Superfood Baked Salmon from Cotter Crunch

This Whole30 and paleo-friendly recipe is a great way to nourish your body with the beneficial nutrients of salmon. You can elevate it with other superfood ingredients, such as blueberries, basil, Brussels sprouts, and garlic.

Seared Ahi Tuna with Peach Salsa from Wholesomelicious

Cook this on a grill or in a cast iron skillet. Either way, your palate will be in for a treat with the delicious blend of flavor from the fish and the salsa!

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Chili from Paleo Running Momma

This chicken chili dish is easy, delicious, and good for you. It’s the ideal choice of dinner for the cold winter months, but given how it’s packed with flavor, you’ll want to eat it any time of the year!

Chicken Broccoli Casserole from Downshiftology

This dinner recipe has everything you could want in a dish – creamy, healthy, and flavorful. You can make this dish in less than an hour, which gives you more reason to include this in your meal plan.

Whole30 Jambalaya from Primavera Kitchen

This Louisiana-inspired dish is an excellent choice for dinner because it has protein and a few essential nutrients. It is also a delicious treat for your palate!

Crispy Vegetable Noodles & Pork from Real Simple Good

Switch the traditional noodles and make fresh vegetable noodles for a delicious yet healthy twist to this well-loved dinner recipe. It’s also an excellent recipe to use leftover meat. 

Baked Cod with Parsley Olive Tapenade from The Modern Proper

Make this baked cod recipe for dinner and incorporate more healthy proteins into your diet. This fish is an excellent source of lean protein and essential B-12 vitamins, while the tapenade elevates the flavor profile of this dish.

Whole30 Orange Chicken from Organically Addison

Craving orange chicken takeout? Make this delicious yet healthy recipe for dinner so you can satisfy your cravings without guilt.

Cashew Chicken from Real Simple Good

Elevate your usual stir fry dish and turn it into something healthy for dinner. You can enjoy a satisfying meal packed with nutrients using only a few ingredients.

Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup from The Real Food Dietitians                                            

There is no better way to end your day than with this hearty dish. It has beef, vegetables, and all the essential nutrients that make you want to savor every last sip of this delicious soup.

Chicken & Bacon Alfredo Casserole from Whole Kitchen Sink

One-pan meals are the perfect choice for busy weeknights. This chicken & bacon alfredo casserole dish is just what you need to satisfy your palate and nourish your body.

Garlic Grilled Shrimp Skewers from Downshiftology

Recreate the flavor of summer BBQ for dinner with this easy Whole30 shrimp recipe. The marinade is made with fresh herbs and spices; every bite is juicy and flavorful.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup from The Clean Eating Guide

If you love chicken pot pie, this recipe is another variation to enjoy the flavors you love. This dish is not only delicious and comforting but also filled with beneficial properties. We are always looking for more chicken breast recipes at our house. 

Beef and Kale Casserole from Heal Me Delicious

Make your weeknight dinners less stressful with this delicious and nutritious one-pan meal. It is made with the perfect blend of ground beef, vegetables, herbs, and spices that will make you spoil your palate.


Plant-Based Whole30 Recipes

The Whole30 diet emphasizes choosing clean and natural ingredients. Therefore, a plant-based meal is ideal because you can incorporate plant-based proteins and lots of vegetables into your diet for optimal health benefits.

Harvest Salad with Quinoa and Butternut Squash from The Real Food Dietitians

Made with seasonal ingredients, this salad recipe is made with plant-based ingredients that are fresh and colorful. Feast your eyes and palate with this Whole30 approved salad!

Tofu Veggie Scramble from Whole30

Plant-based, fresh, and satisfyingly delicious. This tofu veggie scramble dish ticks all the right boxes if you want a healthy and delicious meal for any time of the day.

Sheet Pan Veggie Shawarma with Lemon Tahini Dressing from The Real Food Dieticians

This Eastern Mediterranean dish is loaded with aromatic spices and lots of vegetables. It’s easily made in a sheet pan so that it can be on the table in no time.  

Twice-Baked Potatoes from Back Porch Paleo               

Enjoy this plant-based recipe as a breakfast dish or as a side dish. Either way, you’ll want to make more of this because it is healthy for you and is mouthwateringly good!

Celeriac Risotto with Butternut Squash and Kale from Every Last Bite

This creative dish makes a grain-free risotto out of celery root. So creative! So now, even if you are Whole30, you can have the delicious creamy flavor of a slow-simmered risotto. 

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