Plant Based Whole30



The best and easiest vegan, vegetarian and meat free whole30 recipes to keep you in check during the whole30 program! Packed with flavor, quick, easy and delicious, they are suitable for those following a vegan, paleo, gluten free, grain free, sugar free and dairy free lifestyle! 

The BEST Meat-Free and Vegan Whole30 Recipes (Whole 30, Paleo, V, GF)- The BEST easy, quick and healthy whole30 recipes plant-based! Lunch, dinner, snacks and salads! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, whole30 recipe}-

In the midst of all things cookies, desserts, and cakes, let’s throw something different into the mix- Savory recipes.

On Friday, I mentioned how I would be undertaking the Whole30 on January the 1st! For those who don’t know what the Whole30 challenge is, it’s pretty much eating a very back to basics (but not flavorless or bland!) style of eating. It focuses on enjoying food in it’s most natural state- Plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and various proteins.

A misconception (and one which I was once guilty of!) was that to do the Whole30, you’d need to get ready to eat meat, meat and more meat.


I have to really thank one of my favs, Alexis– Through hanging out with her and also her constant advice (She’s the best RD out there, just saying), I’ve learned to stop relying on animal protein. I’ve focused on more plant-based eating and naturally eating more fresh produce…even her infamous sweet potato loves. 

As such, I’m here to share a collection of the BEST plant-based, vegan and completely meat-free recipes which are suitable for the whole30 challenge

3 Ingredient Zucchini Sweet Potato Tots

Healthy 3 Ingredient Sweet Potato Zucchini Baked Tots (V, GF, P, DF)- Crispy, easy and accidentally healthy low carb tots which are the perfect snack or veggie packed side dish- Oil free too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

The Best Grilled Sweet Potatoes

While baked sweet potatoes are a delicious baseline platform, a different method of grilling or charring them take them up a notch- Crispy on the outside, yet soft and creamy on the inside! The perfect mix of sweet and salty! 

Kettle Corn Grilled Sweet Potatoes- A delicious, quick and easy side dish for the sweet potato fans out there- A sweet and salty spice rub take these grilled sweet potatoes to the next level- Perfect for grilling season or an easy weeknight meal the whole family would love! Naturally paleo, gluten free and vegan! -

The ultimate Spaghetti Squash Hack via Chocolate Covered Katie

While I have nothing against normal spaghetti, it is most definitely NOT on the approved list. Luckily, we have this substitute here to delve in! While I don’t think it tastes anything like spaghetti, the texture certainly works well to mix with a homemade sauce! 

How to cook spaghetti squash

4 Ingredient Zucchini Cauliflower Fritters

4 Ingredient Zucchini Cauliflower Fritters (V, GF, P, DF)- Crispy, easy and oil-free, these veggie packed cauliflower rice fritters need just four ingredients and 5 minutes to whip up! A kid-friendly meat-free/vegetarian meal! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

One Pot Zucchini Pasta via Making Thyme For Health

Not a fan of spaghetti squash? Swap it out for zucchini, especially in this veggie-packed dish! 


Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Convert all those brussels sprouts haters with these addictive balsamic roasted versions- Easy, delicious, and perfect hot or cold! 

Copycat Whole Foods Balsamic Brussels Sprouts-

Caramelized Onion Spaghetti Squash via The Almond Eater

Okay, so I know I said some may not be fan of spaghetti squash, but there is nothing good mix-ins or a sauce can’t fix. I mean, caramelized onions…


Creamy Sweet Potato Noodles via Pinch of Yum

A smooth and creamy sauce with a delicious sweet potato noodle base? Count me in! 

Sweet Potato Noodles

Sweet Potato Toast via Little Bits Of

A blank slate for any Whole30 friendly toppings? The possibilities with these sweet potato toasts are endless! Guacamole, almond butter and more! 

Sweet Potato Toast

Cashew Satay Spiralized Stir Fry via Cotter Crunch

Growing up in a half Malaysian/Chinese household, I have an affinity for all things satay! This twist using cashew butter has me swooning! 


Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Hands down, the most versatile vegetable out there- The best way to enjoy it is roasted, and with some delicious curried spices, it is even better! 

The BEST Curried Roasted Cauliflower-

Swapping out the traditional mozzarella for avocado will keep the delicious decadent taste, while still being whole30 compliant! 


Carrot Raisin Pineapple Salad via Noshtastic 

A sweet twist on a salad, this delicious paleo and vegan-friendly salad is a taste and texture lovers dream! Even this raisin hater is a fan! 


Spring Salad via Life Currents

A delicious way to punch in a ton of greens, don’t miss out on the delicious balsamic dressing which comes with it! 

Spring Salad

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips via Chocolate Covered Katie

Simple, quick and easy, these baked sweet potato chips would make the perfect snack to enjoy anytime or…dipped in guacamole! 


Harissa Portobello Mushroom Tacos via Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Lisa has nailed it with this delicious twist on tacos- Portobello mushrooms have such a hearty, meaty texture and the flavor profile is amazing- Taco Tuesday, anyone?! 


Spaghetti Squash with Pesto via A Family Feast

I think it’s official- I may warm up to spaghetti squash, purely for all these delicious mix-ins- I mean, pesto and tomatoes?! 


Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries via Little Bits Of

Not JUST a holiday recipe, these sweet and savory sweet potatoes with cranberries would make the perfect holiday side dish or entree to the main event during dinner! 

Crispy Potatoes Cranberries

Crispy Potatoes with Garlic Lemon Avocado Aioli via I Love Vegan 

Let’s just say I am beyond excited that white potatoes are now accepted on the Whole30. You bet this recipe will be the first made, especially for the delicious avocado studded dressing! 

The BEST Meat-Free and Vegan Whole30 Recipes (Whole 30, Paleo, V, GF)- The BEST easy, quick and healthy whole30 recipes plant-based! Lunch, dinner, snacks and salads! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, whole30 recipe}-

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. mmm mmm i love this round up! although I am not doing whole30. Haha. Still tasty, indeed! Keep us posted on your progress come Jan 1 dude!

  2. You know, I do love a good spaghetti squash…they’re a fun way to sneak extra veggies into a meal. All of these recipes look so tasty, and I’m looking forward to hearing about your Whole30 journey. Eat your way to the promised land, my friend! 🙂

  3. Yaasss savory food! I do like spaghetti squash. It’s definitely NOT just like spaghetti, but I think if you appreciate it for what it is you can enjoy it. I roast it with olive oil and salt/pepper so it’s nice and sweet. I actually roasted one yesterday so now I can’t wait for lunch time!

  4. As a registered dietitian, I love to hate on “Diets,” but I’m often impressed by the creative Whole30 and Paleo recipes I come across. Thanks for sharing : )

    1. It can have its downfalls, but so can many things 🙂 I’ve asked my RD friend for recommendations so I’m excited! So welcome!

  5. Omg… I was making potatoes and my friend texted me the link to this website with the comment “favorite new website ?” I scrolled through… everything looks so good! I altered my potatoe plans to make the Crispy Potatoes with Garlic Lemon Aioli. Me and my kids just had a super nummy lunch. Wow! Thanks for putting together my new favorite website! You have two new fans ??????????

  6. These recipes look amazing. I am getting ready to begin whole30 and want to do meat free. Please help, when I click the recipe links it gives me an error.