18 Easy Meal Ideas If You Just Started Whole30
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Sweet Potato And Kielbasa Hash
Just cube the sweet potatoes and kielbasa, chop the bell peppers, and drop everything in a hot skillet. Recipe here.
Creamy Avocado Tuna Boats
If you find this to be bland, sprinkle a little bit of cracked salt to draw out all the flavors. Recipe here.
Breakfast Sweet Potat-“Oats”
Chili-Roasted Chicken Thighs
ZERO chopping required (except those limes). Just make sure the chili powder you use doesn’t include any sugar. Recipe here.
Spicy Cauliflower Florets
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.
Bacon and Veggie Skillet
Crack an egg on top if you’re looking for a little more protein. Recipe here.
Kale Salad With Sauteed Apples
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.
Salmon With Lemon-Dill Sauce
Creamy Cauliflower And Leek Soup
Bone broth + your dairy-free milk of choice (coconut milk is recommended here) make for a rich and creamy soup. Recipe here.
Cashew Chicken Mango Salad
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.
Sweet Potato, Egg, And Bacon Cups
You’ve tried sweet potatoes chopped and baked. Now try them grated and made into mini egg cups. Recipe here.
Breakfast Egg Roll In A Bowl
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.
Roasted Vegetable Grain-Free Couscous
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.
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.
Chickpea Pasta With Squash And Broccoli
This colorful dinner flips the usual pasta/veggie ratio by serving up a generous amount of broccoli and vitamin A–rich butternut squash with protein-packed chickpea pasta. For additional green power, blend more broccoli into a smooth sauce.
Turkey-Vegetable Bolognese With Spaghetti Squash
Let squash stand in for noodles. We love traditional pasta with meat sauce, but for a lower-cal and lower-carb meal, spaghetti squash is a tasty switch. Plus, its toothsome texture is the perfect partner for this hearty, veggie-heavy sauce.