About a year ago, my husband decided (out of no where, I might add) that we were going to do our first round of Whole30. If you missed out on how absolutely against the idea that I was, along with our very interesting journey, you can read more about that here. Ironically, a few weeks ago, it was actually myself who brought the idea to the table that we do our second round…which just so happens to start today. So, in honor of such an insane idea, (did I mention I’m 12 weeks pregnant and only want sweet stuff??) I thought I would share eight of my favorite Whole30 recipes that make doing the Whole30 not so difficult.
1. Twice Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes // I love this recipe, because it’s filling, and honestly works for any time of the day. A trick I have learned with cooking potatoes: If you don’t have time to wait for them to bake, get them damp, wrap them in a hand towel, then cook them (separately) in the microwave for 5-7 minutes (depending on size). Super fast and yields the same result!
2. Potato Avocado “Toast” with Poached Eggs // I sincerely enjoy having avocado toast in the morning, but there is no toast consumption when you’re doing the Whole30, so approved hashbrowns are a great way to fill that void.
3. Buffalo Ranch Stuffed Peppers // Our family is obsessed with this recipe. We don’t even bother with the bell pepper part anymore. I make the chicken, and give some to the boys before adding the buffalo sauce. Then we usually just make a bowl of buffalo chicken and guacamole.
4. Baked Sweet Potato Homefries // Cut the parmesan and change out the butter for ghee, and you’ve got a seriously delicious side dish. I also like to broil for 5 minutes after I’ve baked them to give them a little crunch.
5. Quick Chicken Salad // Protein salad is a huge staple when you’re doing the Whole30. You can make big batches, and store it in the fridge to have on hand whenever you need a quick and easy meal. I love this recipe for chicken salad – just make sure you either make your own mayo or get a Whole30 approved mayo, and nix the tasty, flaky croissant.
6. Almond, Berry, Chicken Salad // JD always requests this salad, and it’s perfect for summer time. I cut the feta cheese and use an approved balsamic dressing.
7. Slow Cooker Chili Verde // Incredibly easy, spicy, and requires no work. It’s what some would consider winning.
8. Roasted Veggies and Sausage Hash // We just tried this recipe over the weekend, and it was surprisingly good. All you have to do is chop up all of the veggies and meat, season to your preference, and then toss in the oven.
If you have done the Whole30 before or you’re currently doing it, please send me all of your recipes! We are always happy and willing to try something new. You can include them in the comments below or email me directly. 🙂
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