With the New Year just a few days away (!!) you might be planning to reset with 30 days of – you guessed it – Whole30!
We will actually be right there with you over at my house – Adam has decided to move up his yearly Whole30 for 2017 from February to January to get a clean start to the year. Possibly a few too many treats in November/December for our family. Of course now I have to follow along – I’m the one who does the cooking anyway, plus, there’s that nagging competitive side of me..
In perfect timing, Amy from Wholesomelicious, Jessica from Jay’s Baking Me Crazy and I are sharing our most popular, tried and true Whole30 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to make this one a successful month for all of us!
*To set you up for success, be sure to have basic pantry items you will be using throughout the 30 days! Definitely check out my Pantry Staples and Kitchen Essentials pages for ideas.
Also, keep munchies such as fresh veggies, fruits, nuts, for those many times you will be hungry (trust me!) Always keep on hand to help with snacking:
Tahini Dressing (can be used to dip veggies or for salads)
Creamy Avocado Dressing (can be used for salads or a dip)
30 Days of Whole30 – The plan!
Below you will find links to all recipes that are tried and true reader favorites and Whole30 approved. The breakfasts are just a few ideas to use throughout the week; some are more time consuming, but are great treats for the weekend. Others can be made ahead and refrigerated as “grab and go” breakfasts when you have a busy morning.
Instead of being listed by day, they are lumped together for the week. Dinners and lunches are specific to the day. Some dinners will have plenty of leftovers for another night or lunch. Some lunches can also be made ahead on the weekends for easy planning. All meals with a *** means you can make them ahead on the weekends to use throughout the week!
Lunch: Creamy Carrot & Ginger Soup *** with Kale Salad
Dinner: Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Lunch: Paleo Chicken Salad with Dates and Walnuts***
Dinner: Leftover Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Lunch: Leftover Creamy Carrot & Ginger Soup
Dinner: Balsamic Rosemary Sheet Pan Chicken with Bacon & Apples
Lunch: leftover Paleo Chicken Salad with Dates and Walnuts
Dinner: Slow Cooker Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
Lunch: Paleo Cauliflower Fried Rice
Dinner: leftover Slow Cooker Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
Lunch: Easy Paleo Avocado Lime Tuna Salad
Dinner: Garlic Orange Glazed Salmon
Lunch: Leftover Paleo Avocado Lime Tuna Salad
Dinner: Walnut Crusted Lemon Chicken Piccata
Lunch: Leftover Walnut Crusted Lemon Chicken Piccata
Dinner: Butternut Sausage Bake with Kale and Tomato Cream
Lunch: leftover Butternut Sausage Bake with Kale and Tomato Cream
Dinner: Roasted Chicken with Figs and Olives
Lunch: Paleo Creamy Potato Leek Soup***
Dinner: Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Lunch: leftover Paleo Creamy Potato Leek Soup
Dinner: leftover Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Lunch: Avocado Chicken Salad with Bacon
Dinner: Easy Paleo Pesto Baked Chicken
Lunch: leftover Avocado Chicken Salad with Bacon
Dinner: Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl
Lunch: Deviled Avocado Egg Salad
Dinner: Slow Cooker Creamy Southwest Chicken
Sweet Potato Apple Breakfast Bake
Paleo Breakfast Pizza Quiche***
Lunch: Leftover Slow Cooker Creamy Southwest Chicken
Dinner: Zucchini Pasta with Spicy Shrimp Marinara
Lunch: leftover Zucchini Pasta with Spicy Shrimp Marinara
Dinner: Paleo Barbecue Chicken Casserole
Lunch: Smoked Tuna Salad
Dinner: Leftover Paleo Barbecue Chicken Casserole
Lunch: leftover Smoked Tuna Salad
Dinner: One Pan Dill Pistachio Salmon with Veggies
Lunch: Asian Broccoli Salad
Dinner: One Pan Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Lunch: Leftover One Pan Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Dinner: Paleo Beef Barbacoa Chipotle Copycat
Lunch: Asian Broccoli Salad
Dinner: Leftover Paleo Beef Barbacoa Chipotle Copycat
Sweet Plantain Apple Bacon Breakfast Hash
Chipotle Taco Breakfast Skillet Bake***
Lunch: Easy Paleo Turkey Meatballs with Apples and Herbs***
Dinner: Creamy and Smoky Chipotle Pork Chops
Lunch: Easy Paleo Turkey Meatballs with Apples and Herbs
Dinner: Zucchini Pasta with Chicken Scallion and Avocado Sauce
Lunch: Leftover Zucchini Pasta with Chicken Scallion and Avocado Sauce
Dinner: Oven Baked Ribs
Lunch: Leftover Oven Baked Ribs
Dinner: Slow Cooker Or Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
Lunch: Paleo Chicken Cobb Salad with Buffalo Ranch
Dinner: Paleo Lamb Burgers with Dairy-Free Tzatziki
Lunch: Paleo Chicken Cobb Salad with Buffalo Ranch
Dinner: Garlicky Shrimp
Lunch: Leftover Garlicky Shrimp
Dinner: Thai Coconut Curry Turkey Meatballs
Breakfast: Paleo Breakfast Chicken Sausage***
Lunch: Paleo Pizza Soup
Dinner: Leftover Thai Coconut Curry Turkey Meatballs
Lunch: leftover Paleo Pizza Soup
Dinner: Caramelized Onion Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
What are your biggest challenges for Whole30?
Have you completed a successful Whole30 in the past? What helped?
Reader Reviews & Comments
That’s a solid start to 2017 for those looking to go Paleo … might have to follow along!
Hi Michele! Realy loved your whole 30 recipes! I have completed a whole 30 in november and it was realy great! I felt good about being able to complete the whole challenge and about clean eating. My biggest challenge are sweets, because despite I don’t usually eat sugar, I’m always doing sweet paleo treats and stuff like that..
Sarah @ cookathome.info says
I’m in for my second Whole30 in January – will definitely check out some of these recipes – looks like I’m going to enjoy being in the kitchen for the next month!!
This is so awesome!!! Thank you so much for doing this. I can’t wait to start!! Xoxo!!
Woohoo glad you find this helpful! I’m pumped for January!
The thing that I’m impressed by about Paleo cooking is that it is not taste free at all; in fact Paleo cooks do a wonderful job of incorporating delicious tastes and flavors into their dishes.
Definitely not lacking in flavor and there’s something for everyone 🙂
Thanks for the compilation! This makes it quick and easy to find some great Paleo/ Whole 30 recipes! I can’t wait to try some of these, and recommend to my clients! Thanks! -Megan
Chelsea garcia says
Do you have a shopping list for these?
I would love to just copy the whole menu.
Anitra Thomas says
Hello. My challenge is always clicking link by link to joint down things for the store. Do you have a pre made list of recipes and grocery list? i always get so frustrated and just give up. These items look amazing so I really want to try.
I don’t have an official grocery list but I do list many of my favorites on the “shop” pages in the menu. That said, you can completely use what’s available to you in your local stores! The shop pages show images so you can see what the packaging looks like so you can print that out as well. You can also have the links in the recipe open in a new tab (they’re typically amazon) and then just add to your Amazon cart to check out later on. Hope this helps!
Your recipes are awesome and your breakfast casserole made my Whole30 so much easier. I always had a variation of the casserole. The first time I followed your directions to the “T” and it was delicious! Breakfast for several days, EXCEPT my kids, who “don’t eat brussel sprouts” LOVED it and they ate it too. So, I had to make another sooner than planned (great problem)! I substituted broccoli for brussel sprouts the next one, and artichokes for the third one. The sweet potato crust is great– I don’t miss flour crusts at all!I did my first Whole 30 starting 11/19/16 and killed it during the holidays…. the best Christmas present ever! I just finished my second Whole30 and on 2/22/17 I’ll start my 3rd Whole30. Your recipes are great and a staple in my kitchen with WellFed Weeknights and the Whole30 books. You are darling and I so appreciate your plans and recipes!
That’s awesome and thank you! Couldn’t be more thrilled that you’re enjoying my recipes 🙂 Congrats on completing your Whole30s and glad you’re feeling great.