54 of the Best Whole30 Recipes on the Internet
By: Amanda Suazo
If you started a Whole30 plan, add variety to your meals with these simple Whole30 recipes. From appetizers to main dishes and savory sauces, you’ll find a recipe that follows the Whole30 rules to the letter — and keeps you out of a food rut.
The Whole30, often referred to as a stricter form of Paleo, is a 30-day clean-eating plan that cuts out foods that might be wreaking havoc on your body. In that way, the Whole30 is very similar to the Bulletproof Diet (You can read about the differences here). People use the Whole30 as a body reset or even a down-and-dirty weight-loss plan.
To make your 30 days a little easier, these Whole30 recipes use simple ingredients, take little time to prepare, and taste amazing. Although the plan eliminates grains, dairy, soy, legumes, sugar, and alcohol, you won’t miss them if you focus on preparing amazing food.
Try these Whole30 recipes to keep this month’s meals fresh and filling:
Whole30 recipes: Appetizers & small bites
This recipe creates crisp and spicy sweet potato rounds, perfect for dipping in a creamy guacamole. Plus, roasting with grass-fed ghee allows you to enjoy all the flavors of high-heat cooking without oxidizing your cooking fats. Enjoy this recipe as a snack or a perfectly shareable recipe for non-Whole30 guests.
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For an upgraded take on deviled eggs, this Whole30 recipe swaps in wholesome ingredients like avocado oil mayo and fresh herbs. To make it more Bulletproof, swap the white vinegar with apple cider vinegar.
Enjoy as an appetizer or satisfying side dish: This Whole30 recipe creates a batter from zucchini shreds and almond flour before frying to a crisp in grass-fed ghee. This recipe pairs well with eggs, avocado, and smoked salmon.
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This Whole30 recipe takes chicken nuggets to a satisfying new level, thanks to shredded sweet potato and spices mixed right in with the meat. Simply roll and bake for a tasty appetizer or kid-friendly main dish. To make this one more Bulletproof, use pastured dchicken and only enjoy garlic and onion on occasion.
Get perfectly crisp texture with no breading whatsoever. This Whole30 recipe uses the classic double frying method for tostones, but upgrades the recipe with wholesome cooking fats like avocado oil, beef tallow, or grass-fed ghee.
Whole30 recipes: Chicken & Turkey
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Craving some spice? This Whole30 recipe delivers with ingredients like red chili flakes and red curry paste mixed into the meatballs — plus, a creamy coconut milk sauce for topping. Make this recipe more Bulletproof with the freshest spices possible, raw almond butter, and pastured chicken. Plus, avoid eating garlic and onion too often, and avoid the peppers if you are sensitive to nightshades.
You just need a sheet pan or casserole dish to make this easy Whole30 chicken recipe. Toss leg quarters in ghee and lemon juice, season with spices like turmeric and thyme, and bake for a healthy, hands-off dinner.
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With a tangy marinade and fresh oregano, this Whole30 recipe grills up juicy and flavorful chunks of chicken. Simply marinade and grill your meat for a light main dish or perfect handheld appetizer. To stay more Bulletproof, use avocado oil instead of olive oil, get pastured chicken and high-quality spices, and avoid eating garlic too often.
This simple Whole30 recipe makes the most of leftover cooked meats from last night’s dinner. Wrap those leftovers in a nori sheet with fresh avocado slices, and your meal is ready in minutes — no rice needed.
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For totally dippable and kid-friendly chicken, give this Whole30 recipe a try. Chicken gets breaded in an easy mix of unsweetened coconut flakes, coconut flour, and almond meal, then bakes for a totally crunchy main dish. To stay more Bulletproof, use pastured chicken, swap almond milk for full-fat canned coconut milk, and trade the pepper for your favorite fresh herbs.
Whole30 recipes: Veggies & side dishes
Most potato gratins use milk or flour to create a creamy consistency, but this Whole30 recipe swaps in clean, dairy-free ingredients instead. A sauce made from coconut cream and cauliflower adds a silky boost to the dish, while spices add delicious flavor.
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With tender spaghetti squash, crisp bacon, fresh broccoli, and a creamy sauce this Whole30 recipe is a one-dish masterpiece. When you need a rich and simple dish, cook up the spiced coconut milk sauce and bake it with your meat and veggies for an ultra-compliant (and tasty) casserole. Stay more Bulletproof with pastured bacon, plus avoid eating garlic too often.
Enjoy a flavor-packed side dish without the carbs using this Whole30 recipe. This one requires fresh herbs, green beans, and pastured bacon, plus pantry basics like ghee to craete a fresh and savory veggie dish anyone will love.
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Despite the “sweet” in the name, this Whole30 recipe uses no added sweeteners. Instead, cauliflower rice gets all its flavor from coconut oil and spices. To make this one more Bulletproof, consider steaming cauliflower instead of sauteing, plus get high-quality spices and avoid eating garlic too often.
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With this Whole30 recipes, radishes lose their spicy bite and take on a mellow flavor — think of them as lower-carb red potatoes. Extra flavor from buttery grass-fed ghee and seasonings give this side dish a savory boost. To stay more Bulletproof, use fresh, high-quality spices and avoid eating garlic too often.
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You can skip the cheese with this simple Whole30 side dish, and instead replace the dairy with nourishing, high-fat avocado slices. Add extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of salt for a simple and summery veggie dish. To stay more Bulletproof, skip the balsamic vinegar and grind pepper from fresh, high-quality peppercorns.
This Whole30 side dish makes the perfect alternative to dairy-filled mashed potatoes. Simply boil cauliflower florets, then blend into a smooth puree before topping with grass-fed ghee. Pair it with all your favorite meats and veggies.
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While you can cook potatoes on Whole30, stick to a more nutrient-dense alternative with this Whole30 recipe. You only need cubed squash, cooking fat, and salt and pepper to create the perfect potato alternative. For a more Bulletproof spin, swap the pepper with your favorite fresh herbs and anti-inflammatory spices.
Whole30 recipes: Beef
Spice up your main dishes with this flavor-packed Whole30 recipe. Red curry paste, turmeric, and coconut cream combine to create the perfect spiced sauce for tender chunks of meat.
This Whole30 recipe will bring spaghetti night back into your weekly rotation. You won’t miss the noodles or cheese, thanks too tender fronds of spaghetti squash and a rich, tomatoey meat sauce.
Let your slow cooker do the heavy lifting with this weeknight-worthy Whole30 recipe. Simply add your ingredients to the crock, and cook on low heat to create ultra-tender meat and veggies.
This Whole30 recipe delivers all the best parts of the burger, without the bun: A savory seasoned patty, caramelized onions, fresh avocado, and your favorite aioli make this dish anything but boring.
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A homemade fixing for enchiladas, taco salad, tacos, or even burritos, this Whole30 recipe can be Bulletproof, too. Replace chicken broth with bone broth, then double-check your spices. It’s best to use fresh, high-quality spices and flavorings as much as possible so you can steer clear of any toxic mold. As always with Bulletproof, grass-fed beef is key.
Skirt steak delivers big meaty flavor, while Thai chili infuses and tenderizes the meat in this Whole30 recipe. Add a simple herb gremolata on top for out-of-this world flavor.
Cooking low and slow produces fall-off-the-bone tender meat, all with about five minutes of prep. Pair this recipe with everything from Whole30 coleslaw to zoodles.
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Get takeout flavor without the mystery additives: This Whole30 recipe recreates a comfort food classic with clean ingredients like fresh ginger, steak, and broccoli. Stay more Bulletproof and use grass-fed beef, arrowroot starch, coconut aminos, and coconut oil to cook. Plus, avoid enjoying black pepper and garlic too often, and consider steaming broccoli instead of stir frying.
Braising produces pot roast-style tender meat with bare-minimum effort — plus, it’s a Whole30-friendly cooking method. With added fiber and flavor from carrots and celery, this recipe makes a delicious all-in-one meal.
Whole30 recipes: Lamb
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Serve grillled lamb with an herbaceous chimichurri and butternut squash “rice” (actually simmered butternut squash) for a top-notch meal. Infrequent consumption of garlic is ok on the Bulletproof Diet, and olive oil is fine if you don’t cook it. Then, to be completely Bulletproof-friendly, sub apple cider vinegar for the red wine vinegar.
Make this crowd-pleasing Whole30 recipe on busy weeknights: Since it packs your bowl with grass-fed protein and veggies like sweet potato and green beans, you only need to make a quick salad to have a complete meal.
Taco night can stay on Whole30: This recipe swaps mystery meat and gluten-filled tortillas with tender shredded lamb and pliable cauliflower tortillas. With only 30 minutes active prep, you can make this dinner any night of the week.
Whole30 recipes: Seafood
No breadcrumbs needed. This Whole30 recipe packs your cakes with tender cooked crab meat, grated cauliflower, and flavor boosters like coconut aminos and fish sauce. Fry in grass-fed ghee for a restaurant-worthy meal that sticks to the rules.
Shredded coconut adds a naturally sweet flavor to this Whole30 recipe without any added sugar. While shrimp crisp up in the oven, prep a creamy cashew-based dip infused with fresh cilantro and spices. This protein tastes so good, even non-Whole30 folks can love it.
Swap the rice in your roll for sweet potato and bell peppers, and your sushi transforms into a Whole30-compliant recipe packed with color. Brain Octane Oil drizzled over the top adds a powerful energy boost and enhances the natural flavors in the veggies.
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As long as your salmon is low-mercury and wild (not farmed), you are doing your body good with this high- protein and fat combo. By consuming fat with protein, you give your body extra energy to break it down into amino acids – a key piece of daily digestion. This Whole30 recipe will set you up for smooth sailing the next day – so make it the night before your big morning meeting.
For a fresh and fruity Whole30 recipe, look no further than ceviche. This one comes with flavors and textures from sliced strawberries, avocado, wild-caught cod, and cilantro. Simply marinade fish, add remaining ingredients, and lunch is ready.
No butter necessary: You can also simmer your shrimp in grass-fed ghee for a totally savory, simple, and Whole30-friendly dish. Whisk the ghee in a saucepan with water, add fresh herbs, then cook your shrimp for a few minutes for the perfect blend of fats and protein.
This Whole30 recipe captures classic curry flavors in a nutrient-packed dish. Flavor from lemongrass, ginger, cilantro, and turmeric infuses a creamy coconut sauce — perfect for pouring over tender chunks of fish and pumpkin.
Whole30 recipes: Drinks
You can easily turn this butter and Brain Octane Oil combo into a Whole30 recipe: Simply swap your butter for grass-fed ghee. You’ll still get all the benefits of clean coffee beans and healthy fats while sticking to the Whole30 rules. (Bonus: If you need an extra dose of protein in the morning, blend your coffee with Whole30-friendly collagen peptides.)
Smoothies are generally discouraged on Whole30. However, if you must have one, choose a recipe with no added sweeteners and low-sugar fruits. This smoothie is more scoopable with a spoon, so you can slow down and savor it (important on Whole30!). The only sweet flavor comes from fresh raspberries — plus, this packs your bowl with fats from avocado and coconut milk.
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This sweet and fizzy Whole30 recipe makes the perfect alternative to a cafe favorite. You only need sparkling water, coconut milk, and strawberries, plus 5 minutes to make it. To stay more Bulletproof, go with plain sparkling mineral water, fresh strawberries, and canned full-fat coconut milk (not from a carton).
When you need a festive drink without the sugar crash, try this recipe. It uses Whole30-friendly ingredients like coconut milk, cacao powder, and peppermint oil to upgrade delicious mold-free coffee into a warm pick-me-up — all with no added sweeteners.
This Whole30 recipe elevates plain bone broth into an umami-packed beverage. Simply blend your broth with delicious add-ins like seaweed flakes, turmeric, and grass-fed ghee for a savory drink you can enjoy any time of day.
Whole30 recipes: Soups
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Crisp bacon adds savory flavor and texture to this pureed Whole30 soup. With additional celery, carrots, and coconut milk added to the broth, this recipe delivers big satisfaction with super simple prep. Stay more Bulletproof with pastured bacon, omit the pepper, and avoid eating garlic and onions too often.
This starchy recipe makes the perfect light side dish, and pairs well just about any Whole30 meats and veggies. Using grass-fed ghee and coconut milk, this soup gets a silky texture with no cream whatsoever.
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You don’t need a stove to create delicious soup, thanks to this Whole30 recipe. Break out your high-powered blender and add wholesome ingredients like avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, and cucumbers — then, simply blend and eat. To stay more Bulletproof, avoid eating garlic too often, and skip the hot peppers if you are sensitive to nightshades.
This Whole30 soup creates a warm and comforting blend of flavors, all with no noodles. Tender chunks of chicken swim in a flavorful broth seasoned with ginger, herbs, and turmeric for a soup that warms you from the inside out.
While this Whole30 soup recipe calls for broccoli and cauliflower, you can swap in just about any leftover veggies you have on hand. Cook them altogether in a saucepan with salt and bone broth, then puree with a high-powered blender or immersion blender. Voila — dinner (or meal prep) is done.
Whole30 recipes: Sauces and spreads
Ghee makes a delicious Whole30 alternative to butter, and you can easily make it yourself in under 30 minutes. Try this recipe to have ghee on hand for high-heat cooking and savory dishes.
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Take salads and plain veggies to a whole new level with this creamy dairy-free sauce. This Whole30 recipe uses cilantro, lime, and avocado to add a flavorful, high-fat upgrade to everything from zoodles to greens. Stay more Bulletproof with this recipe and avoid the garlic, or swap it with your favorite herbs and anti-inflammatory spices.
Avoid scouring the grocery store for a Whole30-compliant mayo, and try this recipe instead. You’ll need simple ingredients like egg yolk, salt, and avocado oil, plus an immersion blender or hand mixer. In just minutes, you’ll have a savory spread that goes with just about anything.
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Instead of using dairy, mystery oils, and “natural flavors,” this Whole30 recipe makes fresh ranch dressing with lemon juice, avocado oil mayo, and herbs. To stay more Bulletproof, swap almond milk with full-fat canned coconut milk, trade white vinegar for apple cider vinegar, and grind pepper fresh from high-quality peppercorns.
Skip the crackers and use this savory Whole30 spread for veggies, or as a dressing for salads and raw zucchini noodles. Olives and capers add tangy flavor, while additional olive oil adds delicious, satisfying fats.
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You don’t need flour to make a thick and savory gravy: This Whole30 recipe will show you how. This sauce uses a gluten-free thickener, savory fats, and coconut aminos to mix up an ultra-flavorful topping for all your holiday dishes. To stay more Bulletproof, get the freshest high-quality seasonings possible.
Melt it down for a delicious fruit dip, blend into compliant smoothies, or scoop straight out of the jar. No matter how you enjoy it, this Whole30 recipe tastes perfectly sweet without any sugar. With just three ingredients and a few minutes of blending, you’ll have a delicious superfood spread the whole family will love.
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