Why Should I Do Whole30
Let me start by saying I am an advocate for everyone trying Whole30 at least once.
I did my first Whole30 about four years ago and had the most amazing experience! Seriously, I am not exaggerating when I tell you I lost 17.5 lbs and 3 inches in my waist.
The most impressive result for me personally, however, was not the weight loss. I was most surprised by how much I actually enjoyed it and how much better I felt.
Honestly, I had never had much success with fad diets in the past, and I usually found myself quitting most diet plans I attempted. It felt as though I was continually failing diets and always searching for the right thing.
Whole30, however, didnt feel like a diet to me. Was it challenging? Sure! Unlike most diets, though, Whole30 was easier for me to maintain because I started to feel so much better almost immediately.
The noticeable difference in my energy levels and mental clarity alone made me want to keep going, not to mention the better sleep I was getting and the changes I could see happening to my body.
Minutes Or Less Whole30 Recipes
I’ve got a special treat for you: 30-minute easy Whole30 recipes galore are below. Is there anything better than being able to create a Whole30 compliant meal in 30 minutes or less? I think not!
I’ve decided that it was time to hook you up with a 30-minutes or less whole30 recipe menu. One of the toughest parts about starting a Whole30 is feeling like you are pressed for prep time.
Luckily, there are SO many compliant easy whole30 recipes all around the internet that can be prepped in under 30 minutes. I’m talking: one pot meals, salads, soups, slow cooked meats, you name it!
I think that having access to this list of recipes will make transitioning into your next Whole30 a lot more seamless and easy.
Shift your focus to paying attention to yourself and how great you are feeling instead of frantically trying to get dinner on the table while your kids are screaming how hungry they are.
Let’s get into these 30 minutes or less easy whole recipes, shall we?
What Are Inflammatory Foods
Inflammatory foods are those foods that cause your bodys immune system to be triggered. Part of the immune response in inflammation. Basically, inflammatory foods are those that your body does not want inside of it.
When your body doesnt know how to process certain foods, it identifies them as a harmful substance that must be expelled from the body. To do this, your body switches on its immune system to attack the invading food, causing an inflammatory response. If you continuously eat these foods, your body can enter a state of chronic inflammation, which can lead to other health issues.
Its important to note that not all inflammatory foods are unhealthy for all people. For example, whole grains provide an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and fiber, However, if you have gluten sensitivity, these grains will wreak havoc on your body.
So while you may look at the Whole30 diet and Whole30 recipes and think, Some of things I cant eat are so healthy, remember that this is an elimination diet. There is no one-size-fits-all food list to avoid, so Whole30 simply takes out all of the foods that could be inflammatory to someone but not necessarily to you.
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Garlic Roasted Shrimp With Zucchini Pasta
This is an ideal weeknight dinner, and thanks to the zucchini pasta, you can still enjoy the feeling of eating pasta on the Whole30, keto, or paleo plans. Its ready in just twenty minutes, and the shrimp is garlic roasted for additional flavor. You can use frozen shrimp in this recipe fromCook Eat Paleo, which are handy to keep in the freezer for quick dinners.
Sheet Pan Teriyaki Chicken With Pineapple
Sheet Pan Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple is where weeknight, one-pan meal, ease meets scrumptious and healthy dinner! 10 minutes of prep time and a total of 30 minutes is all you need for this recipe. Naturally sweetened, packed with flavor, and full of nutritious ingredients. The whole family will love this dinner!
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Spicy Shrimp And Citrus Salad
This is a hearty salad that takes advantage of the best seasonal flavors during the winter. Combining some of my favorite ingredients, this colorful salad fromLexis Clean Living takes just a little under twenty minutes to prep, so its ideal for a quick lunch. The spiced shrimp with in-season citrus fruit makes for a tasty combination.
What Happens On Whole30
When you take away all of the inflammatory foods that most of us normally eat, your body gets a break from the constant onslaught of what it considers to be an attacking substance. This allows your immune system to basically relax and reset. Over the 30-day period, your body will gradually recover, losing its overall inflammation. This allows your body and its systems to work unimpeded by constant inflammation and, for lack of a better term, the war going on inside it.
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Foods Not Allowed On Whole30
- All Forms of Sugar:This includes both real sources like sugar or honey and artificial sweeteners
- Grains:All grains are eliminated including wheat, rice, corn, and sprouted grains. Even gluten-free grains like quinoa and buckwheat are no-fly zones. In addition, youll avoided rice bran, cornstarch, and wheat germ.
- Diary:All forms of dairy, even fermented products are eliminated.
- Alcohol:No alcohol in any form, even that used for cooking.
- Legumes:You wont eat any beans, peas, lentils, peanuts, chickpeas, soybeans, and soybean products.
- Preservatives and Food Enhancers:No MSG, sulfites, and carrageenan.
- Baked Goods:Almost no food on earth is more processed than a baked good. They are a no no.
Air Fryer Whole Chicken
Air Fryer Whole Chicken is an easy and healthy weeknight roast that is ready in an hour . Get ready for juicy chicken on the inside and the crispiest skin youll ever try on the outside. All you need is a few simple ingredients and very minimal prep to get this roast chicken on the table. This chicken is Whole30 and Paleo compliant, Keto, Low Carb and Gluten-Free.
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Pressure Cooker Chicken Faux Pho
As you can see, just because you are following the Whole30 plan, it doesnt mean you cant still enjoy exotic cuisines. This recipe fromThe Sophisticated Caveman recreates this traditional Vietnamese soup in the pressure cooker. Youll love the spiced broth which is garnished with lime, bean sprouts, and basil.
Breakfast Salad With Eggs
Looking for more greens in your breakfasts? Have some of this Breakfast with Eggs.
On the menu are fresh mixed greens tossed in a tart and spicy vinaigrette. And theyre topped with a rich, runny egg yolk.
With a salad like this Breakfast Salad, youll want to eat a salad everysingleday.
And thats a good thing. Thats because one serving provides about ¼ of your daily Vitamin A and Vitamin C needs.
It also provides ¼ of your daily protein needs. So it fills you up and keeps you away from the donuts at work.
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Chorizo Butternut Pizza Hash With Baked Eggs
Ordering a pie from the Italian joint down the street doesn’t really fly when you’re doing Whole30. Instead, Paleo Running Momma‘s Michele Rosen fills her skillet dish with potassium-rich butternut squash and adds both crumbled chorizo and eggs for a protein boost. No crust speeds up cooking in a big wayjust be sure to double check your sausage and tomato sauce to make sure there are no added sugars .
Spicy Kale Potato Breakfast Hash
Are you getting tired of eggs for breakfast? Try this Eggless Breakfast Hash.
Its vibrant, colorful, and veggie-full. It will definitely put a smile on your face.
And it tastes pretty good too. Youre getting sweetness from the sweet potatoes.
This is offset by the bitter kale. Meanwhile, the russet potatoes make this savory and hearty.
And the jalapeno adds some fiery heat. So get out your glass of water.
Besides being packed with yumminess, this hash is good for you too. Thats because youre getting lots of Vitamin A from sweet potatoes and kale.
The kale also provides Vitamin K, which helps your blood clot.
Now the amount of protein in this hash is on the lower end. But to add more protein, you can add some spicy chorizo to it. Yum! You can also serve it with cauliflower rice.
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Crispy Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and an optional Balsamic Glaze are an impressive and flavourful side dish that is easy to prepare. These oven roasted brussels sprouts are baked to perfection crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and are low carb, whole30 and paleo friendly.
This Cottage Pie with Horseradish Cauliflower Mash bridges the gap between comfort food and food you can feel good about later.
Our Whole30 Experience Saves You Time
When doing a Whole30, you dont need any added work or stress.
Who wants to spend time figuring out the Whole30 rules, finding compliant recipes and ingredients and organizing a meal plan for the week?
Instead, why dont you just print off our weekly meal plan and shopping list?
To save time, the plan is portioned perfectly to utilize leftovers for most of the lunches. It also has make-ahead breakfasts that save you time because you dont have to cook every single meal each day.
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Recipe : Garlic & Herb Shrimp With Zucchini Noodles
You know those nights when you get home at 5:45 and youre likeUm WHAT am I going to make for dinner?
Shrimp is such a great option for busy nights. It can be pulled from the freezer and defrosted quickly under cold running water, then it cooks extra fast! Another reason shrimp is awesome? Its so mild in flavor that it can be paired with whatever sauce or seasonings you have on hand.
- 1/8teaspoonscrushed red pepperoptional
Mango Chicken With Coconut Cauliflower Rice
No rice, no problem. Taylor Kiser of Food Faith Fitness swaps in miracle veg cauliflower for the grain so that you can enjoy the flavorful Asian-inspired dinner. Whole30 means stashing away the soy sauce away, but Kiser uses coconut aminos, which provides similar flavor with a much simpler ingredient list.
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Recipe : Beanless Instant Pot Chili
Okay, okay, I realize the total cook time on this one is longer than 15 minutes , but because the hands-on time is lightning fast, I decided to include it here. Hope you dont mind!
And if youre an Instant Pot fan girl like me, check out my Whole30 Classic Instant Pot Pot Roast. But if youre a slow cooker kind of person, fear not! There are instructions for that, too.
Ive got a whole post showing you which bone broths are Whole30 compliant, so check that out if its helpful. Okay, now everybody say, Thank you, Laura! Youre the best! Aw, shucks.
- sliced green onion
Whole30 Dressings And Sauces
Salsa Verde: This recipe is ready in 10 minutes with only 7 ingredients! Pan-roasted for extra flavor and pureed with garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime juice, this simple salsa is just like the restaurant version.
Mixed Berry Compote: Whip together a quick batch of this 3-ingredient berry compote recipe when youre craving something healthy and sweet.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning: It only requires eight dry spices you likely have on hand. Its the perfect way to spice up any dish!
Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce: Its simmered low and slow for 8 hours! A quick and easy make ahead meal that makes tons of leftovers.
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Ginger Garlic Shrimp Zoodle Bowl
Samantha RowlandAKA Pancake Warriortosses spiralized zucch’ with asparagus and red pepper, and finishes the dish with shrimp that are sautéed in garlic and ginger. This veggie-packed dinner can be made in 10 minutesone of the fastest on this list!
Anya Kaats of Anya’s Eats created this dish to satisfy her sushi bowl cravings, filling her avocados with tuna, macadamia nuts, cucumbers, sesame seeds, and sesame oil. Your Instagram and your taste buds will thank you for this one.
Green Pepper And Almond Pesto Zoodles & Chicken
Pasta schmasta. Who needs the real thing with this pesto zoodles recipe at your fingertips! Green pepper and almonds are added to a traditional pesto sauce, which results in a unique taste of bitter/tangy green pepper, creamy sweet almond and fresh basil.
This Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad is a healthy and vibrant dish to change up your boring work lunch. Keep it fresh and light with this beautiful salad. Actually, beautiful is an understatement. This salad is GORGEOUS.
Whole30 Orange Chicken with cauli-rice has lightly breaded chicken, a zesty thick sauce and Whole30 compliant cauli-rice. Skip the take out. This mouth-watering dish is easy to make and the perfect weeknight dinner.
This one-pan meal is perfect for busy weeknights. Chicken sausage, red potatoes and broccoli are coated in a delicious sauce and roasted to perfection. Done and done.
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+ Easy Whole30 Recipes
Whether you are looking for easy Whole30 recipes because youre completing a Whole30 reset or are simply in need of some tasty, healthy recipe inspiration, this is the list for you!
If you follow , you know Ive completed a couple of Whole30 resets in the past. I completed a Whole30 last January and I have a ton of tips and meals saved in my Instagram story highlights. As much as you can try to change things up, by the end of the Whole30, meals can start to feel uninspired and boring. Lets add a little variety to your Whole30 reset!
Ive broken this recipe roundup into 3 categories: 1.) Breakfast 2.) Lunch + Dinner 3.) Sides/Snacks/Dips/Dressings. Lunches and dinners are interchangeable since one rule of a successful Whole30 is leftovers, leftovers, leftovers!
Its totally fine to have last nights dinner for breakfast or leftover breakfast casserole for dinner! In fact, this type of planning and flexibility is essential for an easy, enjoyable Whole30 in my opinion.
What you need to do now: 1.) bookmark this page 2. drool over all the yumminess to come and 3. pick your favorites and start planning! You can find this list and if thats your thing, be sure to follow me there, as Ive been pinning delicious Whole30 complaint recipes like crazy! Happy Whole30 to everyone!
Simply Delicious Everyday Recipes For Your Whole30
An instant The New York Times Bestseller
Millions of people have transformed their lives with Whole30, yet co-creator Melissa Hartwig wants to make it even easier to achieve Whole30 successwith delicious, compatible, fast, and easy recipes. The Whole30: Fast & Easy is packed with 150 delicious, brand new Whole30 recipes, perfect for weeknight cooking, lunches in a hurry, and hearty breakfasts that still get you out the door on time. It also features nearly effortless skillet meals, stir-fries, sheet-pan suppers, and slow-cook and no-cook meals, most of which can be made in 30 minutes or less using widely-available ingredients found in any supermarket.
The Whole30 Fast and Easy Cookbook features:
- Recipes perfect for weeknight cooking, lunches in a hurry, and hearty breakfasts that still get you out the door on time
- Nearly effortless skillet meals, stir-fries, sheet-pan suppers, and slow-cook and no-cook meals, most of which can be made in 30 minutes or less
- Creative, delicious meals using widely-available ingredients found in any supermarket
- Melissas favorite kitchen hacks, designed to save time and money while maximizing flavor
Whether youre doing your first Whole30 or your fifth, or just looking for some healthy, fast, and easy recipes to try, this collection is a must-have for any kitchen.
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We’ve Got The Best Whole 30 Recipes Promise
- Sheet pan, sheet pan, sheet pan. We love a one-pan meal and it doesnt get any easier than this Shrimp and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner. Slathered with a lemony aioli, its just the kind of everyday luxury that makes a challenge like Whole30 feel not just doable butdare we sayfun!
- Our Healthy Italian Wedding Soup is made with cauliflower rice in place of the more traditional pasta, and the easy drop-and-boil meatballs will save you time and energy.
- We eat with our eyes first, and this rainbow-hued Tropical Kale Salad is a visual feast, sure to perk you up when you hit a mid-Whole30 slump.
+ Easy Whole30 Dinner Recipes
Get ready for Whole30 dinner recipes that are easy, nutritious and delicious. Using wholesome ingredients, hearty proteins and flavorful herbs and spices, youre gonna love these! From tons of zucchini noodle variations to delicious chicken and salmon dishes, these recipes will make dinner a breeze.
In case you missed my list of Whole30 breakfast recipes or Whole30 lunch ideas, let me quickly tell you what Whole30 is all about. Its a program thats designed to remove inflammatory foods and identify any foods that might have a negative impact on your individual body. By eliminating this specific list of foods for 30 days, youll know which ingredients you may have sensitivities for.
But for many people, finding compliant recipes gets a little tricky. Especially when you find out that added sugars are in so many products! So when it comes time to prep for lunch and dinner, dont get into a rut. Ive put together for you a list of foods that are Whole30 approved, as well as easy and delicious recipes to make. Now lets get started!
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