There’s no denying that food tastes so much better after week 1 of a Whole30. Cutting out sugar makes everything seem sweeter and not eating refined “frankenfoods” allows you to better enjoy natural food in it’s simpler form. While the diet does restrict you from certain categories, you get to celebrate what you can eat by exploring new ways to make lavish meals out of whole foods. With these 10 delcious Whole30 recipes that are almost too good to be true, and will make sure that you never once feel deprived.
Blueberry Kale Omelette from Steph of Stupid Easy Paleo
I know it sounds crazy, but it works. The first time I saw this I made it within the hour because I had to try it for myself. It turns out that this simple, 4 ingredient recipe is the best paleo breakfast I’ve had. Trust me, just try it!
Chocolate Chili from Melissa of Wellfed
Chocolate and Chili? Hold the phone. This recipe from Wellfed (which is my favorite cookbook of all time) is surprisingly unbelievably delicious. The cocoa gives it more of a roundness of flavor instead of that Hershey’s chocolate taste.
Pineapple Sweet n Sour Chicken by Rachel and Bethany of Athletic Avocado
This is a simple, delicious, and flavorful dinner that gives you all the things you love about Americanized Chinese food without the MSG or guilt!
Paleo Nachos by Jordan of Smile Sandwich
This is my go-to week night dinner. It’s great for a “throw together” meal because you can prep all of it’s components on the weekend and compile within minutes. It’s sweet, savory, and fresh and filling.
Paleo Chicken Pot Pie By Arsy of Rubies and Radishes
A lot of great recipes like this require some crazy ingredients, but this one has things most Whole30 challengers easily recognize. This recipe is to die for and perfect to impress any weekend foodies. It takes a little more time and thought, but is sure to impress.
Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup by Margaret of Youngandrungry
This recipe takes no thought what-so-ever, which comes in handy when you’re sick of cooking every meal and would rather dump your ingredients in the crockpot. Plus it’s amazing. Anytime you need some spice, warmth, and a hearty dinner, this is your guy.
Chicken Cacciatore by Paleo Leap
Chicken Cacciatore needs to be done at some point in your Whole30. It’ll immediately make you feel like you’re cheating, but fear not- it’s still compliant!
Paleo Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad by Lauren of Empowered Sustenance from The Paleo Kitchen
Sweet potatoes and bacon are a staple in the diet so why not go ahead and combine them into the best side dish ever made? Sure, add some lime and fresh herbs and you’ll be making it again before you can even finish the first round.
Green Pepper Steak by Charissa of Physical Kitchness
This is one of those meals you make at home and wonder why anyone would ever go out to eat in the first place. Put this Green Pepper Steak on a bed of cauliflower fried rice and you’ll be reluctant to ever step foot in a restaurant again.
Crockpot Carne Asada Loaded Fries by Juli of PaleOMG
This recipe is the Taj Mahal of all other Whole30 recipes. You just keep piling one good thing on top of another and it makes the 30 days not seem so long after all.
Do you ever seek out lavish recipes or do you prefer simple?
Whats your favorite meal that you’ve had this week?
Do you ever try food that sounds crazy just to see what it’s about?