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:
- CHOMPS grass-fed meat sticks with no sugar added (code RACHL for 15% off)
- Medlie Veggie Drinks + Shots (code RACHL for 15% off)
- Collagen peptides for protein powder/an extra boost
- Condiments and salad dressings to cook with
Whole30 Frequently Asked Questions:
- What isn’t allowed on Whole30? A whole lot of ISH. Gluten, grains, dairy, sugars, snacks, you name it. You focus on eating veggies, fruits, proteins, etc. Visit the Whole30 site for more info!
- Can you do Whole30 forever? I personally wouldn’t recommend it, but it is up to you! I am not a huge fan of the overall program but of course am a huge advocate for eating wholesome foods and recipes made with just the good stuff (…see what I did there?!)
- Why haven’t you done a Whole30? I haven’t felt the need to to be honest. I do think something like this is a great way for someone to cut heavily processed foods out of their daily lives and start fresh if you are feeling off. I personally just haven’t had that urge! Jordan did it 1.5 times (he quit half way through) but as you’ll see a lot of my recipes *happen* to be Whole30 since I focus on eating a lot of foods made with real ingredients. But I need my desserts too 😉
Recipes from the blog that happen to be Whole30..
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 Breakfast Ideas:
Savory Breakfast Salad with Creamy Cilantro Jalapeño Dressing (vegetarian) made with a few ingredients for a breakfast-y spin on a salad!
Savory Veggie Breakfast Waffles probably one of my favorite hash brown waffle recipes and the ingredients just so happen to be Whole30!
Veggie Smoked Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crustis a great option to prep early in the week to pack for work or school.
Creamy Banana Bread Chia Seed Pudding isn’t technically allowed on Whole30 but all of the ingredients besides toppings are approved. Plus I made this for Jord to take to work since it was quick and easy.
6-minute Jammy Soft-Boiled Eggs in Bone Broth has to be one of my go-to quick meals at least once a week. I love adding them on top of anything I have handy in the fridge.