Whole30 is a great diet and lifestyle but it takes planning and dedication. We’ve gathered 19+ Recipes to Help You Survive Whole30. Those 30 days will go by so quickly!!
I’ve done two rounds of Whole30. The first time I did it back in August, I was energetic and enthusiastic. It didn’t feel THAT hard. Look, it’s hard but not horrible. You find out that sugar is in just about everything! I was able to find Whole30 compliant fruit strips but couldn’t find Whole30 beef jerky. What? Yeah, and there were like two brands of bacon that I could find. Absolutely eye opening!
But, with planning and reading labels, you can pretty much make it through. My biggest problem was that my energy was low because I don’t drink coffee and used to get my energy from Diet Coke, which had to go for so many reasons and I did it while on Whole30. It was hell for a while. I’m not going to lie. I had a major addiction. It was tough but I did survive Whole30.
And, like a true addict, I can’t just ease back into it and occasionally have one. After Whole30 the first time, I had one McDonald’s Diet Coke…and three months later the Diet Coke habit was just as bad as it was prior to Whole30.
So, I did another Whole30 to clean it back up, knowing that I can’t really go back to it again. Plus, I know that sugar really messes with my system. It hurts my stomach and while I don’t have diabetes, it feels like it messes with my blood sugar. I really learned all of this through the first Whole30 round.
There are so many benefits to Whole30. I lost a pant size the first time. The second time, I lost my holiday fluff that was making those pants too tight and muffin top-y.
Even though I feel amazing, I miss the food I love when I’m on Whole30. I miss cheese and carbs like pizza, etc. Luckily, potatoes help and so do sauces. That’s why you need go-to recipes and that’s also why we started with the 7 Staple Whole30 Sauces. Adding sauces save the day. I find a few recipes and put them on heavy rotation but if you don’t plan, you are in trouble, so having a list of recipes that will help you survive Whole30 is so important. I craved pasta and Italian food a lot and eventually I considered giving up and making spaghetti or pizza. But, we’ve figured out some recipes to lean into those cravings without quitting Whole30.
We’ve got your back. And, really, it won’t be that bad.
Here’s 19+ Recipes to Help You Survive Whole30:
7 Staple Whole30 Sauces by The Endless Meal
Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats by The Read Food RDs
The Best Ever Whole30 Zoodles and Meatballs by The Endless Meal
Orange Balsamic Meatballs by The Whole Cook
Whole30 20-Minute Cashew Chicken Zoodles by The Endless Meal
Whole30 Sweet and Sour Chicken by 40 Aprons
Spinach Lemon Cauliflower Rice Risotto by The Endless Meal
Whole30 Savory Bacon Sweet Potato Waffles by Paleo Running Momma
Egg and Sausage Stuffed Peppers by The Endless Meal
Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich by Skinnytaste
Easy Paleo Chili by The Endless Meal
Whole30 Chia Pudding by A Beautiful Plate
Peruvian Lomo Saltado by The Endless Meal
Low-Carb Paleo Zucchini Lasagna by Food Faith Fitness
Lifesaving Lemony Salad Dressing by The Endless Meal
Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken Taco Lettuce Boats by The Endless Meal
Whole30 Zoodle Salad by Sunkissed Kitchen
Creamy Cauliflower Hummus by The Endless Meal
Grab ‘N Go Bacon and Egg Cups by The Endless Meal