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.