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    17 Recipes That Actually Got Me Through Whole30

    From someone who can barely cook and likes to eat.

    The Whole30 program is an elimination diet that calls for avoiding grains, legumes, dairy, added sugar, and alcohol for 30 days — and last month, I did it.

    Given that I'm a pretty shitty cook with limited patience for both complicated recipes and gross food, finding a few solid staple recipes was necessary for getting through Whole30.

    Because of that, I can promise all of these recipes: are simple and easy to make

    * don't use any fancy appliances because I have a tiny-ass kitchen and three roommates

    * require no outlandish ingredients, except for a few Whole30-specific things that you'll probably be stocking up on anyway (like coconut aminos, which are actually worth it, btw)

    * lend themselves well to meal-prepping and leftovers, since I only ever wanted to cook 1-2 times a week

    * are tasty and filling enough that I rarely felt like I was being deprived of anything (except alcohol and dessert, RIP)

    Here were my favorites:

    1. Roasted garlic chicken salad in bell pepper cups

    2. Cauliflower fried "rice"

    3. Potato avocado "toast" with poached eggs

    4. Coconut curry chicken meatballs with cauliflower "rice"

    5. Thai meatball and egg drop soup

    6. Zoodles with turkey meatballs* in roasted red pepper sauce

    7. Fish taco bowls with mango salsa, chipotle aioli, and coconut-lime cauliflower rice

    8. These snack ideas from Shutterbean

    9. Asian chicken chopped salad

    10. Rosemary and sea salt sweet potato chips

    11. Pear and prosciutto wraps

    12. Sun-dried tomato bacon mini frittatas and like a dozen more egg cup recipes

    13. Chicken lettuce wraps

    14. Cauliflower hummus

    16. One-pan chicken piccata

    17. Five ingredient Hawaiian chicken burgers

    And voilà! After 30 days, you can celebrate by immediately ordering a cheese plate and drinking a bottle of wine*.