The Whole30 diet is a great way to re-energize your eating routine, find out what foods work for your body, and recalibrate your figure during the first months of the year.
The diet doesn’t have to be a purge either. There are endless great foods you can eat while trying Whole30, with lots of meats, seafood, veggies, eggs, nuts, and coffee to keep you excited throughout the process.
If you’re looking for some ideas for what to eat throughout the day, though, here are some fantastic recipes.
Breakfast: Chorizo Hash Brown Breakfast Bake
“Chorizo” and “hash browns” are a few words that light up any brunch menu, so why not bring that dining joy home with this casserole sized breakfast bake. Perfect for meal-preppers and late-risers alike, it’s packed with spice, flavor and protein to power a full day.
Find the recipe from Beauty and the Bench Press
Breakfast: Cauliflower Rice Breakfast Stir Fry
Bacon, your choice of veggies, cauliflower rice and plenty of seasoning come together in a quick stir-fry for busy mornings. If you have the veggies diced and cauliflower rice prepared ahead of time, the recipe is a snap to throw together. Top it off with a soft-boiled egg for that perfect shot for the ‘gram.
See the recipe on Mad About Food
Lunch: Ghanaian Cauliflower Jollof Rice
Incorporating traditional spices from Ghana (or Nigeria) typically used for jollof rice, this recipe for cauliflower rice packs tomatoes, curry powder, nutmeg, cayenne, rosemary, and paprika, along with some veggies and beef, to create a filling and flavorful meal.
Get the recipe from This African Cooks
Lunch: Pesto Chicken Zoodle Soup
There’s no more comforting lunch than a bowl of soup, especially if you’re feeling fatigued by Whole30. This recipe recalls classic chicken noodle soup, but swaps the carbs for zoodles. Pop out the Instant Pot if you’ve got one, but premade pesto can also help the recipe come together in a second.
Find the recipe on Real Food With Jessica
Appetizer: The Devil’s Sassy Sister
Move over deviled eggs. These green beauties are here to oust the boring old originals, with a blend of avocado, jalapeno, and cilantro bringing major flavor. Plus excess topping can be repurposed as dip for all your roasted veggies all week. Kick off a Whole30 dinner party the right way.
Find the whole recipe on Back Porch Paleo
Dinner: Chipotle-Lime Shrimp Lettuce Cups
Whole30 recipes don’t have to be fussy to be delicious. Just take this idea for lettuce cups from Alex Snodgrass of The Defined Dish. Cook up some shrimp in ghee (totally kosher by the rules of Whole30), season with lime, garlic and chipotle hot sauce, and serve in lettuce cups. You can have dinner on the table in 20 minutes.
See the recipe on The Defined Dish
Dinner: California Burrito Bowl
Skip the line at Chipotle and build yourself a healthier burrito bowl. Jen Lopez at Beauty and the Bench Press developed this steak-filled fave straight from SoCal. With potatoes, guacamole and lots of veggies in the mix, all topped with salsa or pico de gallo, it’s a can’t-miss winner.
Find the full recipe on Beauty and the Bench Press