Whether you're in the early days of your first Whole30, or you've moved beyond day 30 but prefer to stick with Whole30 compliant ingredients, Good Food For Good has put together a list of our favourite Whole30 recipes created by our in-house chefs! We promise, you'll never get sick of the same meal with this list of the best Whole30 recipes out there.
From Roasted Cauliflower to Sweet Potato & Kale Curry, to homemade style Whole30 compliant Tikka Masala Curry, our recipes are sure to be a hit on any table! Get your fill of dinner with our easy-to-cook recipes on our list!
What is Whole30
Whole30 is a clean-eating plan designed to revamp your eating habits by cutting out certain foods like dairy, sugar, grains, legumes, and alcohol. Created by certified sports nutritionists, Melissa Hartwig Urban and Dallas Hartwig in 2009, Whole30 helps in avoiding foods that are considered inflammatory in order to “reset” our body. Designed to be a month-long reboot for your body, the Whole30 meal plan aims to cleanse and re-nourish your system by detoxing from packaged and processed foods like ketchup & bbq sauces loaded with added sugar. Click here if you want to read more about the rules of the Whole30 diet.
One of the keys to a successful Whole30 is finding some easy and versatile Whole30 sauces to go with your meals. If you have the right sugar-free, Whole30 compliant sauces, you can really throw any protein and veggie combination together and have a satisfying and healthy Whole30 meal.
What are the Benefits of the Whole30 Diet?
According to the Whole30 website, the benefits of the program include:
- Eliminate cravings
- Balance hormones
- Heal the digestive tract
- Restore a healthy metabolism
- Reduce systemic inflammation
- Discover how certain foods impact how you look and feel
9 Easy Whole30 Recipes That Everyone Loves
Now that we’ve covered what the Whole30 diet is, the types of foods to eat, read our list of favourite Whole30 recipes to plan your dinner in 30 minutes or less.
1. Whole30 Masala Cauliflower Steak with Tikka Masala Sauce
Wondering how to add cauliflower to your diet? This easy and delicious cauliflower steak recipe is a crow pleaser. Roasting cauliflower brings out the best flavour in this cruciferous vegetable.
2. Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Curry Sauce
Easy butternut squash soup seasoned with creamy coconut curry. This Whole30 Curried Butternut Squash Soup is velvety smooth, hearty and full of flavour with a healthy splash of heat. Perfect for cold winter.
3. Pumpkin Seed Chilli with Taco Sauce
This is a recipe that can be a simple main course or a well garnished appetizer for a dinner party. Speaking about garnishing, roasted pumpkin seeds not only makes a beautiful garnish, but is packed with healthy nutrients. This recipe will only take you 15 minutes with only five ingredients.
4. Sautéed Cremini Mushrooms with Mild Taco Sauce
Do you ever wonder what to do with mushrooms? They are so versatile which makes them the perfect veggie of choice for a delicious and Whole30 side for your dinner. You can stuff them, sauté them, or add them into loafs or savoury pies! It’s a quick and versatile side dish that goes well with any type of entrée (chicken, beef or fish). If you love mushrooms, you’re sure to love this easy side dish.
5. Butter Roasted Cauliflower with Butter Chicken Sauce
Cauliflower will take on any flavor you give it…so the options are endless! This roasted cauliflower has flavor, texture and a heaping helping of veggie goodness. Let's get saucy with this Whole30 Saucy Roasted Cauliflower recipe made with our organic, vegan butter chicken sauce!
6. Barbecue Veggie Bowl with Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce
This Whole30 power bowl breakfast is completely vegetarian, and it will keep you full and satisfied. The veggie bowl made with our sugar-free bbq sauce is fiber rich, high in protein, and offer a myriad of nutritious food groups. It's super easy to make and is delicious, colourful and very filling.
7. Pumpkin Seeds Stuffed Sweet Potato with Spicy Ketchup
If you're looking for something simple and hearty to eat, and love sweet potatoes then try this dish loaded micronutrients. These beauties topped with a homemade guacamole will keep you full for hours.
8. Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Classic Ketchup
What is your favourite side to pair with your holiday dinner? We at Good Food For Good don’t think you can go wrong with some crispy, roasted potatoes dunked in our sugar free ketchup! Here’s a deliciously crispy roasted potato recipe that you can easily whip up in under an hour for your family this year. Say goodbye to the boring, bland potato, and hello to this flavourful recipe! This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and whole 30 approved, so the diet followers in your life can dig in and enjoy.
9. Lettuce Taco with Spicy Taco Sauce
Lettuce wraps are a nutritious substitute for a tortilla base, perfect for Whole30 and Paleo diets. This healthy, flavorful and delicious recipe is a perfect alternative to hard shell tacos. Lettuce begin the recipe.