20+ Must-Try Whole30 Recipes
When it comes to cooking at home, sometimes simplest is best. That’s why I love preparing Whole30-compliant dishes! Whether you’re committed to the full 30-day program or just wanting to weave new healthy recipes into your diet, you and your family will love these easy, delicious Whole30 recipes!
Whole30 recipes are perfect for when you want to eat clean and feel better. They are simple, made with real ingredients, and often don’t take very long to prepare.
When it comes to healthy cooking and eating, I’ve found that simplest is best — especially on a busy weeknight or when you’re meal-prepping. Sometimes all you need is a lean protein and some veggies.
Meal-prepping is a crucial component of the Whole30 program. It helps to prevent the need to think about what you’re going to eat so that you can focus of simply fueling your body. Keeping it simple is the best way to be successful on this journey!
Below I am sharing my go to dinners, sides, salads, dressings and sauces all approved on the Whole30 meal plan!
Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef: With only 15 minutes of prep time, recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or your next Taco Tuesday. Let your pressure cooker do the work for you and have dinner on the table in just over an hour!
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup: This soup is one of my go to Whole30 Recipes! A breeze to make and packed with that cooked-all-day flavor we all love in soups, but without the hassle of having to cook it all day. You can make this in just 15 minutes!
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken: This is the absolute easiest and simplest way to batch cook juicy, tender chicken to eat on its own or use in another Whole30 recipe
Chicken Puttanesca: Juicy chicken thighs are simmered in a rich tomato broth with olives and capers. You can make this recipe on the stovetop, oven or in the slow cooker.
Zucchini “Pasta” with Tomato Sauce: A healthy, low-carb meal that can be made in under 30 minutes.
Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken: Chicken breasts slow cooked until tender and juicy in a tangy barbecue sauce.
Crispy Instant Pot Carnitas: They take only 30 minutes in the instant pot and are super easy to make. Cooking these carnitas low and slow makes them so tender and juicy!
Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas: These chicken carnitas are loaded with Mexican spices, onions, garlic, fresh squeezed orange and lime juice. They come out spicy, tender and juicy!
Instant Pot Deviled Eggs: This Southern staple is popular across the country because of their rich flavor, simple assembly, and classic look. They make a wonderful appetizer or side dish at any get-together with family and friends.
Spicy Chipotle Guacamole: Smokey, spicy and loaded with flavor, this guacamole get’s it’s heat from chopped up chipotles in adobo. Perfect as a snack or appetizer and only takes 10 minutes to make!
Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges: A super easy and healthy side dish that comes together in minutes! All you need is 4 ingredients and 30 minutes to make these sweet potato wedges.
Chipotle Corn Salsa: Loaded with super sweet corn, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno and roasted poblano peppers, this corn salsa taste’s just like Chipotle’s. Only it’s better!
Air Fryer Vegetables: This recipe is sure to be your new favorite way to work veggies into any meal! It’s super quick, easy, and flavorful. Plus, you can use any combination of vegetables you like!
Baked French Fries: These are easy, delicious, and might give your favorite restaurant brand a run for its money! Soft and fluffy on the inside, yet extra crispy on the outside.
Cucumber Avocado Salad: This recipe is simple, refreshing, and bright. Packed with fresh veggies like cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, and avocado, this is a great side dish for grilling season!
Watermelon Feta Salad: This recipe is loaded with tons of fresh berries and basil. This is the perfect light and refreshing summer salad! Pair with a Whole30-compliant dressing, and omit the cheese.
Mexican Kale Salad with a Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette: Loaded with black beans, jalapeno, corn, and red bell pepper. Just omit the cheese and any sugar from the dressing, and this is a Whole30 salad!
Whole30 Dressings and Sauces
Salsa Verde: This recipe is ready in 10 minutes with only 7 ingredients! Pan-roasted for extra flavor and pureed with garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime juice, this simple salsa is just like the restaurant version.
Mixed Berry Compote: Whip together a quick batch of this 3-ingredient berry compote recipe when you’re craving something healthy and sweet.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning: It only requires eight dry spices you likely have on hand. It’s the perfect way to spice up any dish!
Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce: It’s simmered low and slow for 8 hours! A quick and easy make ahead meal that makes tons of leftovers.