30 Favorite Whole30 Recipes

30 Favorite Whole30 Recipes

Whether you’re taking The Whole30 Challenge or not, if you’re looking for some delicious and nutritious gluten-free, grain-free recipes, then this post is for you! From tasty grain-free breakfasts and lunch ideas to quick and easy dinner recipes that the whole family will enjoy, this helpful recipe round-up features 30 of my family’s favorite Whole30 recipes!

Of course, if you aren’t sure what Whole30 is all about, please click here to learn how you can jumpstart your health and get started (or make better progress) on your healthy living journey with this free program. In a nutshell, the Whole30 program will help you to retrain your brain and body to thrive on REAL food, while also helping you to identify potentially problematic foods that may be sabotaging your health.

Personally speaking, taking the Whole30 Challenge has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my real food journey! Whole30 has not only helped me to get back on track with my healthy living goals after a stressful summer of not-so-healthy eating, but it’s also helped me to achieve relief from the symptoms of my chronic autoimmune issues, enjoy increased energy levels (yay!) and is also helping me to confirm several food sensitivities that I’ve long-suspected may be negatively impacting my health.

30 Favorite Whole30 Recipes

Although I’ve completed Whole30, I most certainly will continue to enjoy these delicious recipes for years to come, because they’re not only healthy and perfect for those living gluten-free and grain-free – they TASTE GREAT! So without further ado, here are 30 terrific recipes that you’ve got to try, whether you’re taking The Whole30 Challenge or not …

Whole30-Friendly Breakfasts

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Porridge Close Up

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Porridge (shown in photo above)
Bacon, Zucchini & Red Pepper Fritatta
Mini-Fritatta Muffins
Savory Baked Eggs & Veggies
Simply Healthy Hash Browns w/Eggs & Bacon
Smoky Sweet Potato Hash
Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties
Veggie Egg Scramble

Lunch Ideas for Whole30


Leftovers to Lunch: Chicken & Veggie Bowls (shown in photo above)
Avocado Egg Salad
Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
Pizza Fritatta
Mango Chicken & Lettuce Wraps
• Spicy Tuna Cakes
Turkey BLT Roll-Ups

Family-Friendly Whole30 Dinners

Southwestern Chicken Burgers 2

Southwestern Chicken Burgers w/Roasted Herb Sweet Potatoes (shown in photo above)
Chimichurri Chicken & Veggie Kebobs w/Seasoned Cauli-Rice 
Blackened Salmon with Mango-Avocado Salsa
Creamy Pumpkin Soup w/Crispy Bacon Bits
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Chicken Zoodle Soup
Grilled Pineapple Chicken w/Pineapple Salsa
Grilled Skirt Steak with Balsamic Marinade
Savory Chicken & Veggie Bites
Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Bowls w/Seasoned Cauli-Rice
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Slow Cooker Garlic Thyme Chicken
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Veggie Zoodle Stir Fry

Looking for more terrific Whole30-friendly recipes? Be sure to check out my Whole30 Board on Pinterest!

What are YOUR favorite Whole30-Friendly recipes? Please leave a note below to let us know your recommendations as well. I love our community here and how we continually encourage one another! Thank you!

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Simple Healthy Hash Browns

Simple Healthy Hash Browns

When it comes to classic breakfast side dishes, I know you may be thinking that a girl with roots in the South should be pretty partial to grits, right? Yet, the fact is, I’ve never been a fan, even when I wasn’t grain-free. (Thankfully my family hasn’t disowned me.)

Instead, as you’ve probably guessed from this post – I’m all about breakfast potatoes – homemade hash browns to be exact.

And just incase you’re a white-potato avoider – no worries – sweet potatoes make unbelievably delicious hash browns, so hang with me, I promise you’re going to love this recipe!

This savory side dish is the simplest of recipes – just three ingredients. But combined with a little dash of sea salt and pepper, and a whole lot of love, your family will want to kiss you!

Simple Healthy Hash Browns Close Up

So make LOTS, because they’re the perfect side dish whether it’s breakfast or dinnertime. Plus, they keep well in the fridge or freezer, and can easily be reheated in a skillet.

Simple Healthy Hash Browns (GF, DF)

4-5 servings


  • 2 tbsp butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup fine diced yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup fine diced red bell pepper (or use yellow & red combo)
  • 3 large russet potatoes (or white sweet potatoes - they're less sweet than orange)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Be sure to dice the onion and pepper first, so that they’re ready to go once you grate the potatoes.
  2. Then, peel the potatoes and grate using a box grater or the grater attachment on your food processor.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter (or coconut oil), onion and peppers the pan and sauté for 3-4 minutes until they just begin to soften. Then add the grated potatoes, making sure to evenly distribute across the pan.
  4. Allow potatoes to cook undisturbed for about 3-4 minutes, then carefully flip them over with a spatula section by section. Allow them to continue cooking another 3-4 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately with a side of eggs and bacon.


Leftovers Tip: My kids love it when I make breakfast burritos using leftover hash browns. I just beat a couple of eggs and add them to a hot skillet and scramble the potatoes and eggs together. Then, add the potato-egg mixture to warm tortillas, roll them up and serve with a side of pico de gallo and sliced avocado. If you’re grain-free like me, I highly recommend keeping some of Danielle’s amazing GF tortillas on hand. That way, you can enjoy the burrito fiesta as well!


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Savory Chicken & Veggie Bites

Easy . Tasty . Versatile . My favorite kind of recipe!

Chicken & Veggie Bites (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free)

These savory little bite-sized chicken-n-veggie patties are crazy-delicious and super versatile. It’s true! They make a tasty option for dinner,  lunch, breakfast, snack time, and even dessert (okay, maybe I’m getting a little carried away?).

But seriously, these little protein-n-veggie packed patties can be used to create so many easy, healthy meals! Plus, they’re equally tasty whether they’re served hot or cold, making them a wonderful lunchbox option. And, they freeze and reheat well, which means you can save time by cooking up a double batch and freezing them for creating quick future meals.

Chicken & Veggie Bites (GF, DF)

Here’s just a few of my favorite ideas for enjoying these Savory Chicken & Veggie Bites:

As you can see, there are so many ways to enjoy these tasty little patties! And not only are they extremely versatile in how you can use them, they’re also super versatile in how you can customize them to suit your personal taste preferences. Simply switch out the veggies and the seasonings for a completely new taste sensation! Enjoy!

Chicken & Veggie Bites Close Up

Savory Chicken & Veggie Bites (GF, DF)

Yield: 28-30 mini-patties


  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into thick slices
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 3 green onions, cut into thick slices
  • 1 cup loose-packed fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp all-purpose seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground chicken (preferably dark meat, or a combination of dark & white)
  • Olive oil, palm shortening or coconut oil for frying


  1. Place the first 3 ingredients (zucchini, red pepper and onions) into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until fine diced, scraping down the bowl as needed to ensure uniform size.
  2. Add the spinach, parsley, garlic, egg and seasonings. Continue to pulse just until spinach is chopped and ingredients are combined. (Do not over process or mixture will become liquified.)
  3. Add the ground chicken and pulse briefly, just until ingredients are combined. (Note: Ground dark meat is much more flavorful and moist, which is why I recommend it.)
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add about 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Scoop tablespoon-size balls of the chicken mixture and carefully add to hot oil, making to sure space the meatballs about 2" apart for easier turning. Use a spatula to gentle flatten the meatballs into small thick patties.
  5. Cook chicken & veggie bites about 4-5 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. (If patties are browning too quickly, reduce the heat.) Transfer cooked patties to a paper towel lined plate. Add additional oil as needed and continue cooking as directed above.
  6. Serve immediately, or allow patties to cool and store in fridge for up to 4-5 days. To freeze, place patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in freezer. Once frozen solid, transfer patties to an airtight freezer safe container and store in freezer for up to one month. When ready to use, remove desired number of patties from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Reheat in a 200°F oven for about 5 minutes, or add to your favorite dishes as noted in post above.


Recipe Variations: By changing out the seasonings, you can create Chicken & Veggie Bites to suit your own personal taste preferences. For example:

• Mexi-Style Bites – use Mexican seasoning (or taco seasoning) in place of the all-purpose seasoning mix and substitute cilantro in place of the parsley.

• Curry Bites – use curry powder in place of the all-purpose seasoning mix and substitute cilantro in place of the parsley. You may also wish to add a bit of garam masala seasoning as well.


P.S. The lovely table linens featured in these photos are courtesy of my friends at Hen House Linens. I just adore their beautiful linens, and even more so, their mission to make mealtimes special by adding a touch of warmth and beauty to the table.

DisclosureSome of the links in this post include affiliate links, providing The Nourishing Home a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you. Of course, you are not obligated to use these links to make a purchase, but if you do, it helps to support this site and ministry. Thank you!

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