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My 10 Favorite Recipes for Whole30 Success

Since my last post on Whole30, some friends have asked about recipes I used and loved. I love to cook but am not really one to create my own recipes – sometimes just tweak others’ a bit – so I rounded up 10 favorites I was so thankful to come across during my Whole30. Most of them came from The Whole30 book, which I highly recommend, as the first half describes the program and the second half is full of cooking methods and recipes.

But First . . . 

Even though it may feel like there are a lot of foods that are not allowed during Whole30, just remember there are a ton of foods that are! And in many of these recipes, substitutions work great because it’s just a matter of substituting a starch, meat or veggie. So, if you have white potatoes but not sweet or prefer green beans instead of asparagus, feel free to sub.

One more tip: Adding eggs was my favorite way to round out a meal, and I surprised myself by not tiring of them.

The Recipes

1. Banger Sausage Patties with Sweet Potato Mash & Carmelized Onions 

2. Pulled Tandoori Chicken  – Make this in the crock pot! I served it with kale sautéed in coconut oil and minced garlic and a roasted sweet potato also cooked in the crock pot. Love that thing.

3. Chicken Cacciatore

4. Ratatouille – This is a good one to top with fried eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

5. Chicken Hash

6. Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken – This recipe opens up a whole new world of ease and thriftiness in the kitchen. I sometimes find organic whole chickens half off at Aldi, and If you want to feel like a dollar stretching rock star, make bone broth using the carcass.

7. Scrambled, Over Easy or Poached Eggs with Sautéed Plantains and Sweet Potato Rounds – Ok, there’s no recipe for this one. Scramble 2 eggs; sautée a thinly sliced plantain in coconut oil over medium-high heat, and repeat with sliced sweet potato rounds. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. This meal is simple and incredible!

8. Chili – I used the first one in this link and didn’t miss beans or shredded cheese one bit. I’m sure they are all delicious! {In my photo below, it’s topped with a dollop of Whole30 Ranch, which didn’t really dollop because it was really runny. That is one recipe I didn’t ace.}

9. Pulled Pork Carnitas – This is my new favorite way to prepare pork AND it’s a crock pot recipe. Serve with sweet potato rounds, sautéed spinach and top with sliced jalapeños for a kick!

10. Banana Chews – This recipe is from Run Fast. Eat Slow. and is incredibly simple:

(1) Thinly slice a banana and place on Silpat or greased baking pan

(2) Melt 2 teaspoons coconut oil in microwave and stir together with 1 tsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. cinnamon and a dash of sea salt

(3) brush 1/2 of the mixture evenly over slices

(4) Bake for 2 hours at 250 degrees, flipping halfway through and brushing the second half of mixture on the other side.

Wrap a handful in Saran wrap for the PERFECT long run fuel instead of Gu or Gatorade.

BONUS:
Roasted Veggies – The possibilities are wide ranging. Pair with a grilled burger patty or other protein for a complete and delicious meal. Some of my favorites: Brussels sprouts, potatoes, asparagus, carrots, green beans, mushrooms, red, orange or yellow peppers, onions, kale.

Wishing you the best for your Whole30 success!

xoxo,

Sar

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