Easy Meals for Whole30

September Whole30 officially starts tomorrow.  Today is a great day to plan and prep for your first week of Whole30.  I have several free resources available for you if you look at my Whole30 page including a Sprouts shopping guide, meal templates, and a reintroduction guide.

During a Whole30, it’s nice to have some easy go to recipes that can be made without much effort.  I wanted to compile a list that will make your life easier, so here are 15 easy meals that are worth trying.  Whether you are doing a Whole30 or not, these meals are perfect to try out during the week when you want to get dinner on the table fast.

Here are some of my favorite bloggers with Whole30 recipes and resources.


Sheet Pan Summer Shrimp and Veggies (Whole30 Paleo Keto)

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sheet-pan sausage and brussels


Sweet Potato Noodle Skillet



breakfast hash


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bruscetta chicken



Whole30 Day 16: Ollie’s Cracklin’ Chicken by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo https://nomnompaleo.com

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

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Whole30 Beef Stir Fry

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Waldorf Chicken Salad

Paleo BLT Coleslaw ( Whole30, Low Carb)

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Waldorf Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is so easy to put together if you use a pre-roasted whole chicken, or leftover boneless skinless chicken breasts.  This recipe reminds me of a little cafe my mom and I would have lunch at when I was younger.  They had the best chicken salad, and I ordered it ever time.  The cafe is no longer around, but this chicken salad brings back all of those fun memories of having lunch out with my mom.  Most of the time, it was between shopping.

Waldorf Chicken Salad
Recipe by Kimberly Smith

1 roasted chicken, deboned and meat chopped
1 apple, peeled and chopped
2 ribs of celery, chopped
2 green onions, shopped
¼ C parsley, chopped
1 C mayo
1 T brown mustard
½ t black pepper
1/3 C chopped pecans, pistachios, walnuts, almonds or sunflower seeds
1/3 C raisins or juice sweetened cranberries
Salt to taste

In a large bowl, add chicken, apple, celery, green onion and parsley. Add mayo, mustard and pepper. Stir to combine. (This can be done the night before and covered and placed in the refrigerator or up to a few days).
Add nuts and raisins before serving to keep them from getting soggy.
**I have found that cranberries and pistachios tend to hold up better for a few days than raisins and almonds.

Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Whole30 Chicken Burgers

Burgers are the perfect emergency meal in my opinion! We always have some variation stored in the freezer. They are great when you just don’t feel like cooking. They also pack up great to reheat for lunches.  This is one of the recipes I’m sharing at my first Whole Foods Whole30 cooking class next week.  I wanted to share it because I know a lot people are starting a round of Whole30 next week and these should definitely be on your menu. This burger has my romesco sauce. Here’s the recipe.  https://foodfamilywine.com/2017/10/09/romesco/

Whole30 Chicken Burgers
Recipe by Kimberly Smith

2 pounds ground chicken dark meat
4 green onions, finely chopped
2 t smoked paprika
2 t sweet paprika
2 t ground black pepper
1 t salt
1 t granulated garlic
1 t ground coriander

In a large mixing bowl add all ingredients.
Mix thoroughly until all spices are incorporated.
Mixture will be sticky.

Add oil to palm of your hands and form mixture into hamburger patties.
For mini’s, I measure 2 to 3 ounce portions.
For full size burgers, I measure 4 to 6 ounce portions.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.
When skillet is hot, add chicken burgers. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan. You may need to do multiple batches.
Cook 2-3 minutes per side until nicely browned.

Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Gluten Free, Dairy Free