10 of the most popular Whole30 recipes on Pinterest
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If your New Year's resolution is to get healthier in 2017, you've probably already heard of Whole30. Based on a book of the same name, it's the latest healthy eating craze, and promises to "reset" your eating habits.
During the 30-day program, you can still eat meat, seafood, fruits, veggies, eggs and good fats. So what's the catch? Any sort of alcohol, grains, dairy, sugar, legumes, and junk food are off-limits. Does the diet sound torturous? Maybe, at first. But folks who try it swear they feel really, really good during—and even after the 30 days are over.
Of course, you should always talk to your doctor before engaging in any dietary changes, like the ones required for Whole30. The program may not be for everyone, but many testimonials show high levels of success.
And many of the people who use it post their favorite recipes on Pinterest. That's where we found these popular Whole30 recipes, which all include delicious ingredients that you've probably always loved. There may be some swaps in place to eliminate sugars and dairy, but you’ll find that these super popular Whole30 recipes are pretty generous in terms of ease and deliciousness—so dig in!
1. Whole30 Breakfast Sausage
This delicious recipe has everything you need in life: eggs, meat, avocado, tomato, and salsa. This blogger actually used Butcher Box, which sends buyers monthly grass-fed, organic, and humanely raised beef, chicken and pork. Get the recipe here.
2. Whole 30 Sloppy Joe Bowls
This amazing recipe combines sloppy joe with a baked potato, which is basically an amalgamation of two of the most incredible things ever. This is an interesting recipe, because it contains dates just to give it a kick. Get the recipe here.
3. Lemon Butter (Ghee) Chicken
This simple, healthy dish is easy to make and perfect for Whole30 eaters. The recipe calls for swapping butter for ghee and cream for coconut cream. It’s gluten and dairy free, and you can make it for dinner or lunch. Get the recipe here.
4. Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Salmon and Rainbow Veggies
This dish gives you all the healthy flavor you need — with an array of yummy veggies (broccoli, squash, onions) and salmon. All you need is a pan and a few minutes. Get the recipe here.
5. Paleo Cobb Salad
Cobb Salads get a bad reputation for being the “bad salad.” But with this Whole30 salad recipe, you can make the buffalo ranch dressing here a few different, healthy ways — and eat all your salad faves (bacon, avocado, eggs) to boot. Bacon can be swapped out if you’re not interested in adding those extra calories. Get the recipe here.
6. Oatless Oatmeal With Zucchini
Don’t be scared, the zucchini isn’t the main part of this dish. This delicious Whole30 recipe over at Greatist has everything you could want in a solid breakfast. It’s got gluten-free cream of wheat (yum!), banana, flaxseed, and — wait for it — berries and cacao nibs. If you like something sweet but also hearty, this is the recipe for you. Get the recipe here.
7. Turkey Meatballs
Like Fashionable Foods’ blogger Keri writes, “Meatballs are going to be a staple during Whole30 because they can be made a million different ways, make a great meal or snack, and provide satiety.” With this key recipe, beef is swapped for turkey — but the meatballs are still paired with delicious spices and (sugar free, of course) tomato sauce. Get the recipe here.
8. Cilantro Lime Chicken With Avocado Salsa
This quick-and-easy recipe is packed with flavor and healthy ingredients, making it no-brainer go-to in the kitchen for lunch or dinner. Plus, it’s a pretty dish that looks good served to family or friends. With all that zesty lemon, garlic, cumin, and avocado, you’ve got a dish that could be paired with neutral sides (like a salad) or some veggies, like squash. Yum! Get the recipe here.
9. Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes
When you hear the words buffalo and potato, “healthy” doesn’t exactly come to mind, does it? Well, fear not! The blogger who brought us this recipe doesn’t like food deprivation or cutting out food groups — but recognizes the necessity to eat something filling and delicious, so you can trust that she has your back. Get the recipe here.
10. Zuppa Toscana, Potato Soup with Kale
This soup is perfect, especially in the winter months. It’s packed with nutrients, flavors, and warmth — plus, it’s ultra filling. It can really be served as a main dish, too, so don’t think of this soup as a side. With potatoes, chicken, and kale, it’s everything you need. Also, the coconut milk makes it creamy and inventive. Get the recipe here.