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    The Best Whole30 Tuna Salad (paleo)

    The Best Whole30 Tuna Salad that takes 5 minutes to prepare and is made with just a few ingredients!

    The Best Whole30 Tuna Salad that takes 5 minutes to prepare and is made with just a few ingredients!The Best Whole30 Tuna Salad that takes 5 minutes to prepare and is made with just a few ingredients!

    We are mid-way through January friends, which means any of you who started Whole30 on January 1 are already more than halfway done! Amazing!

    As you know, I am personally not doing Whole30 but I absolutely love creating the most delicious and simple Whole30 approved recipes for really anyone to enjoy. The thing about Whole30 is that it sounds so much more intimidating and crazier than it is. We should be fueling our bodies with whole and real ingredients for more than 30 days. Of course there is no reason to be strict and eliminate foods like pancakes, pizza, etc. for forever, but it is great to get many of our meals in with all nutritious and wholesome foods.

    This tuna salad is prepared with just a few ingredients and is served in AVOCADOS! Since bread is a no go on Whole30, we look to our good old friend, avocados, to hold the best dang tuna salad.

    You can add scoops of the tuna into the avocado and eat it right out of the avocado! Or you can add it to a bed of greens and if you’re not on Whole30, add it to your favorite toast or tortillas!

    To make the tuna salad you’ll need just a few ingredients and it will be ready in less than 5 minutes. Talk about an easy meal to prep. Jord and I make tuna salad for lunch a couple days a week. Especially when we are in a bind and need something fast.

    We absolutely love Safe Catch’s tuna. If you are a reader of the blog, you have seen Safe Catch on here a lot throughout the last year. It is the lowest in mercury, wild tuna and honestly it the only tuna I will eat! We have made tuna cakes, noodle bowlstuna tacos, tuna burgers, tuna toast and more. It is crazy to me that I have shared so many tuna recipes with you guys but have yet to share the classic tuna salad with you! Continue Reading

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    Veggie + Smoked Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust (Whole30)

    Veggie + Smoked Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust that is Whole30 approved and easy to make!

    Veggie + Smoked Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust that is Whole30 approved and easy to make!Veggie + Smoked Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust that is Whole30 approved and easy to make!

    And the Whole30 meals continue friends. You ask and you shall receive.

    I am still not doing Whole30 nor do I plan on it, but I do love eating Whole30 meals sometimes. I bet most of us do and don’t even realize. The label of “Whole30” just sounds a lot more intimidating than it is (in my opinion!). I love fueling my body with real food that is simple, delicious and easy to prepare. This Veggie + Smoked Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust is just that.

    Is there anything sweet potatoes can’t do though? That is the real question friends. I diced them up into small coin-like shapes and lined my skillet to create this dreamy quiche.

    One of my favorite savory pairings are eggs and smoked salmon, so when I saw the smoked salmon at the store, I couldn’t resist. I planned on making a veggie quiche but I am so happy I added some smoked salmon to the dish to make it a little extra flavorful and add that salty salmon taste that I love.

    What I love about this quiche is that is is filled with veggies and is easy to prepare. You only need a few simple ingredients like sweet potatoes, eggs, nut milk, veggies and my most favorite greens, Organic Girl arugula! I pretty much sprinkle arugula over my life and Organic Girl makes the absolute best. It is triple washed and ready to eat and sprinkle over everything! Organic Girl makes every green you can dream of and as you have seen on the blog, they are a staple in my recipes! Hello Creamy Squash PastaPaleo Veggie Breakfast WafflesMint Cacao Chip Smoothie Bowl and moreContinue Reading

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    Whole30 Almond Butter Thai Noodles + Bone Broth 101

    Whole30 Almond Butter Thai Noodles made with bone broth plus bone broth 101!

    Whole30 Almond Butter Thai Noodles made with bone broth plus bone broth 101!Whole30 Almond Butter Thai Noodles made with bone broth plus bone broth 101!

    When I made these Almond Butter Thai Noodles, I ate them everyday for a week. I was that obsessed with this bowl.

    A zucchini and butternut squash noodle-base, filled with sliced peppers and onions and topped with a creamy almond butter sauce. It was like take-out except 100x healthier and was so easy to make.

    This is the kind of recipe that you can prep early on in the week and munch on leftovers for lunch and dinner (aka my favorite). It does require a little prep work with cutting and spiralizing the zucchini and butternut squash, but you can also cheat and buy these veggies already in noodle-form at your local store. I know my Whole Foods sells these and I love getting them when I am in a pinch!

    These Almond Butter Thai Noodles could not be more different than the traditional pad thai noodle dish. This meal is Whole30-approved and uses no soy sauce or any extra sugar like many sauces do! In my opinion, adding sugar to things like this isn’t necessary. I want sugar in my dessert but not my dinner!

    The main star of these noodles is what is in the sauce. And no, I’m not talking the almond butter. I use BONE BROTH!!

    I owe a lot to bone broth and particularly Bonafide Provisions for making such an amazing product. You may recall that around this time last year, I started eating meat again. That was because of Bonafide Provisions (more on that here). Bone broth helped me transition into eating meat again and made my body realize how much it was craving that animal protein. After one sip of chicken broth, I was addicted and can confidently say that very little days go by that I don’t drink bone broth and eat chocolate in the bath tub (my hour of self care before dinner). Continue Reading

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    My Favorite Easy Whole30 Recipes

    The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders (paleo)

    My Favorite Easy Whole30 Recipes, sharing a handful of my favorite Whole30-approved recipes with you!

    Okay okay, I have never done Whole30. I’m by no means an expert on the 30 day challenge, but last year Jord completed his first Whole30 (see more here). I also did a couple of elimination diets (more on that here) so when it comes to having to follow some sort of strict and regimented, I have been there. It is definitely no joke and everyone who says doing a Whole30 is easy, definitely has one thing in common, they are prepared!

    I have found that these elimination diets and resets can be very beneficial for some to help figure out any triggering foods that make you feel off. They are also a great way to hit the reset button and fuel your body with whole and delicious foods. My only hesitation on doing elimination diets, is that they can be triggering for some when it comes to developing phobias of foods or becoming fearful of grains, dairy, etc. Sure you may feel better omitting maple syrup or rice, but a life without sushi or cookies or pancakes is not one I’m trying to live. I ask that anyone who embarks on any cleanse or anything this year to keep that in mind and try to stay away from any extremes.

    Now for the FOOD! I am going to be sharing a few more Whole30 recipes this month but wanted to put together a list for you guys early in the month. Just in case you are doing Whole30 starting on January 1, I have you covered. Please also note that Jord didn’t follow any of the rules like no chia pudding or pancakes. We just focused on the foods to eat/not to eat ad eating all whole foods!

    Favorite Whole30-approved products:

    I hope you love each of these recipes as much as we do and don’t forget to share with me on social when you make them! If you see an ingredient in any of these recipes that isn’t Whole30-approved, it can easily be subbed with something else. Comment on the post and I can help you!

    Whole30 Loaded Veggie Burgers (vegetarian)

    Whole30 Veggie Burgers

    Paleo Sweet Potato Bun Lamb Burgers

    Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots

    Savory Veggie Breakfast Waffles

    Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Basil Pesto (vegan

    Crispy Baked Thick-Cut Fries with Supergreen Guacamole (vegan)

    Paleo Sweet Potato Bun Lamb Burgers for an easy a delicious whole30 recipe!

    Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    4-ingredient Mini Tuna Cakes

    Easy 5-ingredient Basil Alfredo Sauce (vegan)

    Creamy Thai Kabocha Squash Soup (vegan)

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    4-ingredient Mini Tuna Cakes (whole30 + gluten-free)

    4-ingredient Mini Tuna Cakes that are Whole30, gluten-free and healthy ingredients! 4-ingredient Mini Tuna Cakes that are Whole30, gluten-free and healthy ingredients! 

    Two savory recipes in a row.. what blog is this anyway??

    Crazy, I know. I am not one for too many savory eats on here (you guys seem to love dessert and sweet breakfasts as much as I do!) but I am so excited to be bringing you another deliciously EASY savory recipe this week.

    4-ingredient (yes, just 4) Mini Tuna Cakes aka mine and Jord’s current favorite way to eat tuna these days.

    Whenever we get home late or don’t know what to make for dinner, it is either eggs or tuna. Likely because we already have it in the house and there are endless possibilities.

    I have shared tuna tacos, thai tuna burgers, tuna sushi stackstuna club sandwich and more on the blog with you. All featuring my absolute favorite canned tuna from Safe Catch. Safe Catch is the most pure and tasty tuna I have had in a can. It is premium hand cut, slow cooked and it is the lowest in mercury compared to any albacore brand. Plus they’re the only brand to test every single fish. I am so cautious about where my animal protein is from and I love brands like Safe Catch that are making our lives simpler and better by providing quality products. Continue Reading

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    Easy 5-ingredient Basil Alfredo Sauce (vegan + whole30)

    Easy 5-ingredient Basil Alfredo Sauce for vegan and gluten-free sauce recipe!

    Easy 5-ingredient Basil Alfredo Sauce for vegan and gluten-free sauce recipe!Easy 5-ingredient Basil Alfredo Sauce for vegan and gluten-free sauce recipe!

    I never thought I’d be so obsessed with a mock alfredo sauce until now.

    This Basil Alfredo Sauce pretty much combines two of our favorites into one delicious plant-based and whole30 approved recipe. A mock alfredo sauce that isn’t filled with heavy creams but instead we use soaked cashews to help get that creamy and thick texture.

    There are only five simple ingredients in this recipe and you can have Basil Alfredo Sauce on your plate in less than 30 minutes. You don’t need to soak the cashews overnight or for hours (although if you prefer/have more time you are welcomed too). Instead I soaked them in boiling hot water for about 20 minutes then strained. They were very easy to blend into that creamy consistency.

    I also added some nutritional yeast, water and garlic to the blender for extra flavor. The nutritional yeast adds that “cheesy” flavor but none of the cheese. Think of it like the parmesan you sprinkle on top of your pasta or use in pesto. You can also use any non-dairy milk in this recipe too instead of the water to make it even creamier. I planned on using almond milk but my grocery store was out of my go-to. Water works perfectly in this. Continue Reading