The Whole30 meal prep is a viral health trend that includes delicious and healthy recipes.
I just love this diet because it’s a life-changer. The Whole30 diet encourages followers to cancel alcohol, sugar, dairy, grains, additives, dairy, legumes, and junk food from their diet for a whole month.
If you want to make a lifestyle change, here’s a list of 45 breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas.
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How Do You Prepare Meals on Whole30?
As I already mentioned, Whole30 is a 1-month eating plan that excludes legumes, grains, alcohol, sugar, soy, and dairy from your diet and instead promotes whole, healthy foods.
Excluding inflammatory foods from your diet plays a key part in this diet because these foods can trigger an immune response in some individuals. If you’re up for a change, try Whole30 (1).
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It’s never too late for a lifestyle change. So, don’t hesitate about trying Whole30 and challenge yourself for a whole month by consuming healthier foods and taking better care of your health.
Where do I start? Well, I’ve got you covered with a list of 45 ideas (15 for every part of the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner). You can either bookmark this article or print out the recipes. It’s up to you.
A quick tip: Before you start, obtain good-grade meal prep containers to store foods more efficiently. They come in various price ranges and designs, so just based on your preference and budget to choose it.
Also, take inventory of what you have, prep a lot of veggies, eliminate what you won’t be using for your good, and most importantly, remember your goals. Let’s get this done with.
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Whole30 Meal Prep Ideas: 45 Foolproof Recipes (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
If you’re doing this for the first time, it can be a little scary. No sugar, no dairy, and no sweets or beer for 30 days (2). Sounds daunting. However, it’s not impossible or hard to accomplish.
I promise you will feel empowered at the end of your journey. Throw a glance at the next list of creative meal prep ideas and pick whatever sounds doable and challenge yourself today.
15 Whole30 Breakfast Recipes
I’m one of those people who gets bloated after breakfast, so I chose foods that go easy on the guts. You can easily make a batch of the following breakfasts and enjoy them for a few days.
Surprise, you can have a burger for breakfast and don’t feel guilty afterward. Or you can use this breakfast idea for your dinner. Overall, there are no time rules of when you should enjoy a burger.
It’s served on spinach and topped with olives, sauerkraut, bacon, avocado, and eggs. Sounds like a southwest burger for breakfast, am I right? All you need to exclude is the bun and treat yourself.
Jazz up your morning routine with a taco scramble that will give you enough energy to kick off the day. It includes turkey taco meat, potatoes, salsa, and scrambled eggs. The cheese is optional, so you can either use it or don’t. It’s easy to make and includes only a few ingredients.
If you’re in the mood for some salad in the morning, consider this one. It’s filling, healthy, and delicious. A combination of 3 ingredients that’s low carb, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
Get creative in the kitchen and prepare this spinach artichoke casserole for breakfast. The roasted sweet potato crust packs bacon, veggies, and flavor. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, whole30 compliant, and extremely delicious. It’s ideal to make ahead of time for a satisfying breakfast.
Some people love cauliflower rice while others don’t like it much. If you find it appealing, give this recipe a try. It’s packed with bacon, veggies, seasoned properly, and topped with eggs. I like this recipe because it’s filling, savory, and tastes amazing. It’s keto-friendly, whole30, and low carb.
If you have a sweet tooth like me but you also like savory meals, this sweet/savory recipe is for you.
It’s a mix of shredded sweet potatoes and apples that you can easily chop with a finest veggie chopper. Quick and easy to make with minimal ingredients. What more could you possibly ask for?
This recipe is perfect for people who eat sausage and eggs in their morning with their hands. Who needs bread when you have such a good filling? Plus, it’s keto, whole30, and super satisfying.
To prepare this recipe, you will need stainless steel biscuit cutters. If you’ve got them, this breakfast is a snap. The best part? You can consume these sammies with your bare hands and enjoy.
Sweet potatoes are my favorite foods. If you share my passion for baked potatoes, this recipe is ideal for you. It never disappoints. Just load the sweet potatoes with onions, bacon, and peppers. And bake them with eggs. It’s just as simple as that. Easy to prep ahead of time and whole30 compliant.
Looking for a delicious egg-free breakfast? If so, this sausage and sweet potato paleo egg-free skillet is a no-brainer. Packed with healthy veggies, juicy sausages, and flavorful spices, this recipe is very delicious and easy to make. If you don’t like eggs, you should consider this breakfast idea.
These sausage pizza egg muffins make for a great savory snack or breakfast. They’re low carb, whole30, and dairy-free. But here’s the kicker. They taste like a sausage pizza. Mouth-watering, isn’t it?
Freshly grated potatoes make for a perfect nest for baking eggs. Just cover them with some cilantro and avocado, and you’re good to go. They’re delicious, whole30, and paleo-approved, so why not?
This whole30 and paleo slow cooker pulled pork make for great meal prep or weeknight dinner. Made with pineapple salsa, BBQ sauce, and creamy coleslaw, it’s something you don’t want to miss. It makes excellent leftovers and falls into the category of whole30-friendly meals.
You can pair spicy chicken patties with salads, wraps, sliders, sauce, or scrambled eggs in the morning. They’re whole30, gluten-free, and paleo. I promise you will love this recipe.
If you’re a fan of turkey, you will love this turkey skillet. It’s a family-friendly and egg-free recipe (you can add egg to it if you want to). You’re required to know how to gauge turkey’s doneness, but other than that, this is an unbelievably easy recipe.
Hearty and filling, loaded with good spices and veggies, this recipe makes for a foolproof and quick breakfast in the morning.
Last but not least, I have a creamy and sweet chia pudding that you can enjoy as a convenient and quick dessert in mason jars. It’s nutrient-rich, flavorful, and tastes amazing. It’s not time-consuming. You can prepare it in just 5 minutes and enjoy it all week.
15 Whole30 Lunch Recipes
Preparing a hot and healthy lunch with the following meal prep ideas is a breeze. The next section includes many salads, protein, and dressings you can make in just a few minutes. Just avoid sour cream and mayos, and you will be fine. Let’s take a closer look at some of the whole30 lunch meal prep ideas.
Let’s get creative and eat some salad in a mason jar. This Greek salad with chicken is low-carb, whole30, and keto-friendly. It includes few common ingredients and won’t take much of your time (10 minutes of prep time). I like this salad because it stores well and makes a great meal by itself.
Another salad that will impress you at first bite is this roasted beet salad with orange and avocado. It’s a nutritious and easy meal packed with healthy fats. The creamy avocado, earthy beets, and sweet orange along with some toasted hazelnuts is a delicious combination that will blow you away.
The fall zoodle salad is just perfect for meal prepping, a great lunch, or a side item to go with fall meals. This isn’t your boring salad that lacks flavor, protein, and nutrients. On the contrary, it’s a flavorful salad with chickpeas, fried eggs, and diced chicken.
You can also use lemon juice and tahini dressing for flavor and creaminess. The fall zoodle salad is just perfect for meal prepping and a great lunch.
Made with lemon juice, minced shallots, and fresh dill, these salmon burgers make for a fast, nutritious, and easy breakfast. They’re rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. I like this recipe because it’s a great way to use up leftover smoked salmon, grilled, broiled, or canned salmon.
How do you feel about fish? If it’s something you consume regularly, you’re in luck because this recipe is all about fish. It takes less than 30 minutes of prep work) but makes for a good lunch that you will enjoy even after your whole30 challenge. Serve over burrito bowls, taco salads, or cauliflower rice.
If you’re searching for a light lunch that won’t bloat your belly, then this stuffed pepper soup is the ideal choice for you. It’s loaded with everything you’ve ever wanted including savory ground beef, onions, bell peppers, garlic, cauliflower rice, and Italian spices. A hearty soup that’s also whole30-friendly.
Are you vegan or vegetarian? If so, you will enjoy this frozen veggie soup? It doesn’t ask for chopping. It consists of vegan ingredients and you can prep it in less than 30 minutes. All you need are some canned tomatoes and frozen vegetables. You can consume this soup for lunch or dinner.
The only thing you have to prepare in this recipe is the potatoes. This southwest potato salad is easy and quick. Have your other ingredients sliced and diced and ready to mix with your boiled potatoes.
This skillet includes asparagus, sweet potato, and chicken. It’s simple yet delicious. Of course, add some salt, pepper, garlic, and red chili flakes, and enjoy a quick wholesome lunch with your loved ones.
A dish of Asian noodles is healthier than a carb-loaded bowl of regular noodles. Zucchini makes it a light meal. You can consume it for lunch or dinner and not worry about calorie overload. Making this bowl of health at home will save you money. And you can add any protein or veggies of your choosing.
Don’t let the color of these meatballs throw you off. Of course, they’re not the same as the homemade or frozen meatballs you enjoy but they’re equally good. Pair them with a bowl of zucchini noodles. Avoid feta cheese because it’s not whole30 compliant and enjoy a healthy meal in the afternoon.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Caesar salad before but it’s nothing like this one. This kale chicken Caeser salad is a good lunch or dinner packed with flavors. The grilled chicken is paired with chopped kale, dairy-free Caesar dressing, toasted pine nuts, and avocado for creaminess. It’s a lovely savory masterpiece.
Pasta carbonara is a famous cuisine in Europe. But how about noodle carbonara?
It’s my guilty pleasure. However, this recipe is a real game-changer. You won’t feel guilty after consuming this dish because it’s low-carb, dairy-free, paleo, whole30 compliant and filling at the same time. It has a creamy sauce that you won’t believe it’s healthy.
Another food that makes me feel happy but guilty at the same time is French fries. If you’re following a whole30 diet, you can still enjoy some fries but healthy sweet potato fries with bacon, ranch sauce, fried eggs, and avocado. It’s one of America’s most popular side dishes but in a good, whole30 manner.
Let’s wrap this list of lunch whole30 ideas with a seafood recipe. It’s another salad that consists of sharp red onions, shrimps, and creamy avocado chinks for a better flavor. Just mix the ingredients after a short prep, and lunch is served. Utilize pre-boiled shrimps for faster results.
15 Whole30 Dinner Recipes
Let’s finish off this article with some unique whole30 dinner ideas. If some of the next recipes call for soy sauce (which isn’t whole30 compliant), you can replace it with some best-rated avocado oil, or coconut oil.
Now, let’s take a closer look at some dinner ideas and find something for your taste.
I’m starting this list with a salad but don’t worry. It’s not a boring salad. On the contrary, it’s a whole30 satisfying combo of tangy mayonnaise, crunchy carrots, and chicken. Easy to prepare, delicious, crunchy, and quick, this dish is something that you will want to make again and again even after whole30.
If you want to step up your rib game, this recipe is the perfect way to do it. You can use beef or pork ribs for this recipe. This recipe adds additional flavor to ribs and makes for a satisfying family dinner.
While the recipe requires you to bake the ribs at 275F, you can “cheat” a little by turning the heat up to 350F. The necessary time to make pork ribs in ovens at 350F is slightly short, thus satisfying your craving for juicy ribs while still saving your time.
Nothing comforts me like a bowl of hot chili. This beanless instant pot meal includes ingredients that you probably have in your home, so you can make it tonight. It provides 8 servings, offering you a lot of ways to meal prep for days ahead. It’s the perfect healthy, tasty, and shearable weeknight meal.
This pasta with garlic, shrimp, and lemon is a gluten-free and low-carb zucchini meal that you will enjoy. It’s a healthier version of the well-known linguini, scampi, and shrimp recipe. Usual pasta is substituted with zucchini noodles for a healthier, lighter, and nutritional meal packed with a lot of veggies.
Just allow your chicken to simmer in coconut milk and curry spice and you will get a healthy meal packed with flavor. Serve over cauliflower rice and enjoy a good meal with your family and friends. You can also prepare this dinner when you have guests over and introduce them to your new healthy lifestyle.
If you’re in the mood for some cooking, then give this sweet and smoky beef brisket a try. Thanks to the liquid smoke, dry spice rub, molasses, and coffee, you will enjoy a mix of the sweet, smoky, and tender beef brisket after a few hours in the oven.
These pork and fennel meatballs make for a good main course. However, you can also consume them as dinner. They’re paleo-friendly, gluten-free, savory, and flavorful. You can pair them with tomato or basil sauce or serve them over zucchini noodles and greens for a crazy good meal.
Tuna is one of the best comfort foods. You can include it in your whole30.
Made with a few ingredients including excellent products of canned tuna, mayonnaise, celery, and onion, it’s the perfect combo of crispy and creamy. Just wrap this mix in lettuce, serve it in a sandwich or stuff it in avocado halves for dinner.
These salmon cakes/patties make for a light and delicious dinner. They’re flavorful, moist, low-carb, and gluten-free. You can also use canned salmon for a quick and effortless weeknight meal.
If you’re vegan or vegetarian, this cream of celery soup is the ideal choice for you. It’s fresh, easy, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Just saute your diced-up vegetables with garlic for a few minutes, then place them in a vegetable or chicken stock to let the flavors combine. Mix in a blender and enjoy.
When it’s windy or raining outside, comfort yourself with a cold-weather soup such as this carrot ginger soup. It’s easy to prepare, healthy, and has a smooth creamy consistency. Made of ginger, carrots, a hint of spices, broth, and onion, this soup is dairy-free, so it’s perfect for vegans and vegetarians.
Another salad, folks! What can I do when it’s so delicious that I have to share it with you. This recipe is a mix of sliced almonds, arugula, cilantro, shredded carrots, cabbage or lettuce, and pulled pork. Top with some spicy and tangy citrus-lime vinaigrette and show your stomach some love tonight.
I’ve already mentioned cauliflower rice a couple of times throughout this article. However, this recipe is a lot different than the previous one. It’s a side dish that boosts any meal. You can consume it alongside creamy shrimps, baked chicken, grilled carne asada, or use it as a base for a burrito bowl.
Roasted Brussel sprouts, who can resist these small flavorful balls? In this recipe, they’re combined with sauteed onion and greasy bacon. Then, they’re tossed in a balsamic glaze for a sweeter flavor. A quick tip: prepare a double-batch because they disappear quickly.
This recipe calls for some truffle oil and truffle salt, which will impart a pronounced truffle flavor to your dish. Roast the spaghetti squash. Once you do this, the rest of the meal comes together easily. The recipe also requires broccolini. However, you can also use broccoli florets.
If you want your dish to be even more irresistible, you can add real truffles to the dish. However, you should keep in mind that there are many kinds of truffles. I personally find Summer Black Truffle to be the best match for this specific dish.
Healthy Is The New Skinny
Hopefully, these whole30 meal prep ideas will find their way to your kitchen and stomach. I don’t know about you but I already crave all of them, especially those Asian noodles.
What do you crave? Was this helpful? Do you have any cooking tips, advice, or ideas that you would like to share with me? Drop a comment below and let’s chat about your whole30 journey.
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