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37 Whole30 Recipes That Everyone Will Love

A variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks to keep you going all month.

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The Whole30 eating plan is all about eating real, whole foods that make you feel your best.

But what does that mean, exactly? In a nutshell, it’s a 30-day elimination diet, during which you eat meat, seafood, lots of vegetables, some fruit, and healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds and unrefined oils. Things that are not allowed include grains, added sugars, legumes, soy, dairy, and processed food. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the Whole30 website or either of their two books.

Anyone can do the Whole30, but it takes a little bit of planning.

Since you won’t be able to rely on processed food or take-out while you’re doing the Whole30, you’ll probably have to cook a lot. And since staples like weeknight pastas or weekday lunch sandwiches are off limits, you might have to step outside your kitchen comfort zone.

All of the recipes on this list are 100% Whole30 compliant and delicious. Also, something that’s encouraged on the plan is to stop thinking of foods as being specific to certain meal times — there’s no reason why you can’t eat chicken salad for breakfast and an omelet for dinner — so the categories below are just suggestions.

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1. Kale and Sweet Potato Hash

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Recipe here.

2. Chia Pudding with Blackberries, Coconut, and Pistachios

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Leave out the vanilla extract and make sure you’re using Whole30-approved almond milk (this one from Whole Foods is a good bet). The best part is that you can make this the night before, then just grab-and-go in the morning! Recipe here.

3. Smoked Salmon Frittata with Green Onion Sauce

Recipe here.

4. Twice-Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Recipe here.

5. Paleo Breakfast Sausage Scotch Eggs

What’s not to like? Recipe here.

6. Tomato and Avocado Omelet

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Recipe here.

7. Carrot Cake Smoothie

Some fruit, some vegetables. Recipe here.

8. Prosciutto-Wrapped Frittata Muffins

Grab and go. Recipe here.

9. Paleo Egg McMuffin

Everybody will be jealous. Recipe here.

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10. Kale Salad with Sautéed Apples

This one will stick with you forever. Recipe here.

11. Mason Jar Healthy Taco Salad

Recipe here.

12. Salmon, Avocado, and Sweet Potato Kale Salad

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The dill in here gives it a little something extra. Recipe here.

13. Avocado BLT Egg Salad

Basically a mash-up of BLT and guacamole, two of my favorite things. Recipe here.

14. Grilled Veggie and Grilled Chicken Salad with Tomato VInaigrette

Recipe here.

15. Niçoise Salad

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Recipe here.

16. Zesty Paleo Chicken Bites

Recipe here.

17. Greek Meatballs with Avocado Tzatziki Sauce

Make a big batch and pack these for weekday lunches, then reheat or serve at room temperature. Done and DONE. Recipe here.

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18. Zucchini Noodle Sloppy Joes

Recipe here.

19. Grilled Lamb with Haricots Verts and Coconut Milk Broth

More like Whole30 dinner PARTY. Recipe here.

20. Marinated Flank Steak with Cauliflower “Rice” and Mustard Greens

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Just substitute coconut aminos and coconut oil where noted. Recipe here.

21. Collard-Wrapped Turkey Burger with Turnip “Fries”

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Eating with your hands is fun, and you totally don’t need bread to do it. Recipe here.

22. Paleo Creole Ham and Cauliflower Rice

Recipe here.

23. One-Pan Chicken with Fennel, Tomatoes, Olives, and Spinach

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Easy to cook, easier to clean up. Recipe here.

24. Chicken Thighs with Peppery Pesto and Zucchini Noodles

Recipe here.

25. Crock Pot Mocha-Rubbed Pork Roast

Set it and forget it. Recipe here.

26. Single-Skillet Chicken Thighs with Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Easy Apple Jus

Once you get your hands on some sugar-free bacon, anything is possible. Recipe here.

27. Turkish-Stuffed Eggplant

Gettin’ fancy. Recipe here.

28. Single-Skillet Salmon With Parsnips, Olives, and Sage

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Don’t be scared to cook fish. This recipe takes 15 minutes, and it’s foolproof. Recipe here.

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29. Peach and Turkey Roll-Ups

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Make sure you buy deli turkey without any funny ingredients. Recipe here.

30. Copycat Cashew Cookie Larabars

Recipe here.

31. Apple & Tuna Salad in Lettuce Boats

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Pssst, here’s how to make your own mayo. Recipe here.

32. Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

It might be safest not to make too many at once, because these are so good that you’ll want to eat as many as possible. Recipe here.

33. Coconut and Pistachio-Stuffed Dates

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Recipe here.

34. Herb Parsnip Fries

Recipe here.

35. Chopped Chicken Salad with Grapes, Herbs, and Dijon Mustard

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Recipe here.

36. Avocado Tuna Salad

Recipe here.

37. Devils on Horseback with Macadamia “Ricotta”

You’ll want to put this nut-based cheese substitute on EVERYTHING. Recipe here.

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