The 10 Best Whole30 Recipes to Start the New Year
2019 is finally here, and with it comes all our New Year’s resolutions. If you resolved to eat more healthfully, you might have adopted the wildly popular Whole30 diet, which eliminates certain foods in order to better understand how they affect your body.
Read more: Here’s What You Can and Can’t Eat on Whole30
But can you still eat delicious, satisfying food on Whole30? Of course! You just need the right recipes. From chili to salmon to stuffed peppers, these are the 10 best Whole30 recipes to start the year on the right foot.
1. Buffalo Chicken Ranch from 40 Aprons
You can make this simple meal prep recipe, which is also both Paleo and keto, in your Instant Pot. Loaded with protein and fiber, the spicy Buffalo chicken is balanced by the creamy ranch dressing and served alongside a heaping helping of vegetables and cauliflower rice.
2. Taco Salad from A Saucy Kitchen
This hearty taco salad takes just 30 minutes to make. It’s topped with guacamole, and the DIY taco spice blend uses ingredients you’ve already got at home.
3. Sweet Potato Chili from Primavera Kitchen
This sweet and spicy chili doesn’t actually contain any beans, making it perfect if you’re trying out the Paleo diet, too. Instead, it gets all its flavor from chunks of sweet potato and ground turkey. Jalapeño and a fresh cilantro garnish give it an extra kick.
4. Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli from Whole Kitchen Sink
This simple dinner uses just two main ingredients, beef and broccoli, alongside some spices to punch up the flavor. It’s also cooked with coconut aminos, a sweet and salty sauce similar to soy sauce.
5. Stuffed Eggplant from A Family Feast
This easy weeknight dinner will even satisfy people who aren’t following the Whole30 diet. The lightly fried eggplant is stuffed with a mixture of ground beef and pork, and then topped with nutritional yeast in place of Parmesan cheese.
6. Lamb Stuffed Peppers from Girl Carnivore
In this classic Turkish dish, ground lamb and cauliflower rice, flavored with paprika and pine nuts, are stuffed inside bell peppers. A minty cashew cream in place of yogurt sauce completes the meal.
7. Pumpkin Apple Breakfast Bake from Wholesomelicious
Bored with eggs for breakfast every morning? Try this breakfast bake, which combines pumpkin purée with apples, coconut milk, and bananas for a touch of sweetness. Plus, it’s topped with pecans so you get your healthy fats, too. You’re supposed to limit fruit on Whole30, so consider this a bit of a luxury for the day.
8. Easy Ramen from The Defined Dish
The healthy twist in this soup dish is that Napa cabbage replaces the noodles. Seared chicken and a boiled egg make sure that it’s still filling, though, and a jalapeño-red pepper chili flake topping adds some spice.
9. Sticky Shrimp from Flavcity
The protein-packed shrimp in this dish are glazed with a tangy orange sauce. It doesn’t skimp on the vegetables, either: It’s served with a bowl of cauliflower tossed in coconut curry and topped with walnuts.
10. Salmon Salad Bowls from Real Simple Good
These bowls are anything but boring: The salmon is topped with a creamy avocado and Dijon mustard dressing and served on a bed of your favorite vegetables. Even better, putting one together only takes 30 minutes.