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    Posted on Jan 11, 2018

    18 Easy Meal Ideas If You Just Started Whole30

    You got this.

    1. Sweet Potato And Kielbasa Hash

    northsouthblonde.com

    Just cube the sweet potatoes and kielbasa, chop the bell peppers, and drop everything in a hot skillet. Recipe here.

    2. Creamy Avocado Tuna Boats

    paleoglutenfree.com

    If you find this to be bland, sprinkle a little bit of cracked salt to draw out all the flavors. Recipe here.

    3. Zucchini Comfort Noodles

    meljoulwan.com

    One of the lesser-discussed results of going through Whole30 is that you learn how to cook with ingredients you might've never considered at the grocery store before. Take this noodle dish, which combines zucchini noodles with a rich and comforting "crumb" made with coconut oil and almond flour. Recipe here.

    4. Breakfast Sweet Potat-"Oats"

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    The ideal Whole30 meal has at least 1-2 palmfuls of protein. To balance out the sweet potatoes here, top this dish with a poached egg sprinkled with sea salt. Recipe here.

    5. Chili-Roasted Chicken Thighs

    cookeatpaleo.com

    ZERO chopping required (except those limes). Just make sure the chili powder you use doesn't include any sugar. Recipe here.

    6. Spicy Cauliflower Florets

    nomnompaleo.com

    Tossed with salty capers and garlic and topped with Aleppo pepper, this flavorful appetizer could honestly serve as a meal by itself. But if you'd like to make it a fuller dish, serve with a side of baked chicken breast or another protein. Recipe here.

    7. Bacon and Veggie Skillet

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    Crack an egg on top if you're looking for a little more protein. Recipe here.

    8. Bacon Burger

    Combine beef, bacon, and mushrooms to create the most savory burger patties you've ever had. Recipe here.

    9. Sweet Potato And Greens Saute

    raisinggenerationnourished.com

    By now, you're probably aware that flavor-packed compliant foods like sweet potatoes and bacon are the key to enjoying Whole30. Luckily, this dish combines both ingredients in generous portions. Recipe here.

    10. Kale Salad With Sauteed Apples

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    To cut prep time, buy pre-washed, pre-cut kale, then for the topping, simply toss the shallots, apple slices, and pepitas on a skillet. Recipe here.

    11. Salmon With Lemon-Dill Sauce

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    If you haven't tried making homemade mayonnaise yet, whip some up following this recipe. You can also just purchase Whole30-approved stuff, like this Primal Kitchen mayo. Recipe here.

    12. Warm Salmon Potato Salad

    thesophisticatedcaveman.com

    Potatoes were off-limits in the Whole30 program until 2014, but with moderation and in a protein-packed bowl like this, they contribute to the perfect quick meal. Recipe here.

    13. Creamy Cauliflower And Leek Soup

    stupideasypaleo.com

    Bone broth + your dairy-free milk of choice (coconut milk is recommended here) make for a rich and creamy soup. Recipe here.

    14. Cashew Chicken Mango Salad

    iowagirleats.com

    So straightforward, you can see all the ingredients in the photo above. Just remember to skip the honey in the dressing to make it Whole30-compliant. Recipe here.

    15. Sweet Potato, Egg, And Bacon Cups

    whatgreatgrandmaate.com

    You've tried sweet potatoes chopped and baked. Now try them grated and made into mini egg cups. Recipe here.

    16. Breakfast Egg Roll In A Bowl

    paleorunningmomma.com

    Have you discovered coconut aminos yet? They're a Whole30-approved condiment that tastes like soy sauce and adds just the right amount savory to a dish like this. Recipe here.

    17. Roasted Vegetable Grain-Free Couscous

    thrivingonpaleo.com

    This recipe replaces couscous with ground chicken broken up in a food processor. Top with a moderate amount of dried cranberries for a little extra flavor. Recipe here.

    18. 8-Ingredient Chili

    farmsteadchic.com

    So, this isn't the quickest dish on the list but a hearty chili will be worth the time. Plus, it's one of the best meals to make in bulk and reheat later. Recipe here.