10 Easy Whole30 Recipes

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Here are ten popular Whole30 recipes that are simple to make when starting the program. Each entree and side dish features nutritious vegetables, fruit, and protein to make meal planning easy.

10 easy Whole30 recipes to try

Are you ready to tackle a nutritional reset and embark on the Whole30 diet? By following an elimination diet for certain foods like sugar, dairy, grains, and legumes you may see some positive benefits to your health, fitness and overall wellness.

Whole30 Program

What is the Whole30 diet? It’s all about eating…

  • whole, unprocessed food
  • moderate amounts of meat, eggs, seafood, and fruit
  • ramping up on vegetables
  • adding in natural fats
  • enhancing flavor with herbs, seasonings, and spices.

The Whole30 program seeks to eliminate specific food groups for 30 consecutive days that increase blood sugar levels or may cause inflammatory effects to the gut. By creating new habits and not allowing sneaky cheat days, staying the course will change your relationship with food. You may even see and feel changes in your mind and body.

Ten tasty Whole30-approved recipes to give a try!

#1) Hasselback Potatoes with Lemon Sauce

Hasselback Potatoes with Lemon Sauce

A combination of crispy roasted red, white and purple potatoes. The small slits allow the potatoes to cook quicker and infuse the tangy lemon sauce into each bite.

#2) Green Beans with Crunchy Almonds

Green Beans with Crunchy Almonds

These fresh green beans pack a tasty crunch with almonds. A healthy side dish to accompany the main entree.

#3) Crispy Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Crispy Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Delicious red potatoes are roasted until the outside is super crisp and the inside flesh is creamy. The potatoes are cooked in garlic-infused oil for an even more enticing flavor!

#4) Broccoli Salad with Chia Dressing

Superfood Broccoli Salad with Cherry Chia Dressing

This tender broccoli salad packs refreshing summer flavors like oranges and fresh cherries. A natural sweet cherry chia dressing is drizzled on top.

#5) One-Pan Roasted Spicy Garlic Shrimp

One Pan Roasted Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Succulent shrimp, summer squash, and baby tomatoes are tossed in spicy seasonings and roasted together for an easy one-pan meal.

#6) Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Garlic Shrimp Skillet with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Jumbo shrimp is cooked in minutes in a hot skillet, then tossed in a savory and smooth roasted red pepper sauce to enhance the smokiness of the dish.

#7) Dry-Brined Roasted Chicken

Dry Brined Butterflied Roasted Chicken

Super tender and juicy chicken is made by first dry-brining the meat with salt. The chicken is then roasted faster and more evenly by removing the backbone and flattening the chicken into a butterfly shape.

#8) One-Pan Lemon Chicken

One Pan Moroccan Lemon Chicken

Lean chicken breast is coated with a savory Moroccan spice blend, then sauteed with onions, tomatoes, and herbs. A squeeze of fresh lemon adds some brightness to the dish.

#9) Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic Chicken with Orange Glaze

This one-pot meal is loaded with seasoned chicken breast, asparagus, mushrooms, and tomatoes. A sweet and tangy balsamic glaze coats each piece of tender chicken.

#10) Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Flavorful and juicy flat iron steak is generously seasoned then grilled to perfection. Topped with a tangy and spicy chimichurri sauce.


I hope these recipes show you how easy it is to make foods flavorful using wholesome ingredients and no added refined sugar. I’d love to hear what recipes you try, or your favorite go-to meals while on the Whole30 program.

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Did you have success and make it the 30 days? How do you feel? Leave a comment below!

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  1. GMAC says

    Very timely as we set out on our January reset! Did to much damage over the holidays including you homemade cranberry sauce which was delicious. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes. They look like they will make the 30 days much more bearable.

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Excited about your January reset and happy that I can help you in the process! Let me know which ones you like 🙂

  2. Glenn McConnell says

    Rainy evening here on the east coast so took the time to make the Crispy Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Garlic Shrimp Skillet with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and the Superfood Broccoli Salad with Cherry Chia Dressing. All were excellent! I’m usually not a broccoli salad guy but this was great! The potatoes were especially easy and delicious. Can’t wait to try more. Have also shared the recipes with the Whole30 group at our CrossFit gym.

    • Jessica Gavin says

      You picked the perfect time to cook Glenn! Thank you so much for trying the recipes and sharing with your Whole30 friends!

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