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The best and easiest whole30 recipes to keep you in check during the whole30 program! Packed with flavor, quick, easy and delicious, these will keep you on track and satisfied.

turkey drumstick.

Just started a whole30 diet and not sure where to start? These whole30 recipes will keep you covered.

As someone who has done the whole30 over 16 times, I’ve managed to stay on track with it thanks to one key thing- plenty of recipe variety! From breakfast to snacks to main dishes, every meal is covered.

Table of Contents
  1. What is the whole30?
  2. What can I eat on the whole30?
  3. Whole30 vegetable recipes
  4. Whole30 breakfasts
  5. Whole30 chicken recipes
  6. Whole30 seafood recipes
  7. Whole30 beef recipes
  8. Whole30 lamb recipes
  9. Whole30 turkey recipes
  10. Whole30 salads
  11. Whole30 pork recipes
  12. 75+ Whole30 Recipes (Recipe Card)

What is the whole30?

The Whole30 is a 30-day diet ‘reset’ program to promote healthier eating habits by eliminating certain food groups, including grains, dairy, sugar, and processed foods. It emphasizes whole, unprocessed foods such as lean proteins, vegetables, and fruits to reset your body and potentially identify food sensitivities.

After the 30 days, you typically feel more energized, leaner, and have a better understanding of what foods work best for your body.

What can I eat on the whole30?

On the Whole30 diet, you can eat a variety of whole, unprocessed foods including lean meats, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats like avocados and nuts.

There are some exclusions to that, and they include legumes, beans, and potatoes.

Whole30 vegetable recipes

These whole30 friendly vegetables use minimal ingredients to truly let the flavor of them naturally shine. They cook quickly and make the best side dish.

air fryer carrots.

Whole30 breakfasts

These breakfasts feature hearty vegetable and egg scrambles to sweet potato hash browns and fruit-based smoothies, all designed to start the day with a nutritious and compliant meal.

Enjoy more whole30 breakfasts.

egg white omelette.

Whole30 chicken recipes

These chicken recipes showcase the versatility of this lean protein, including ways to jazz up chicken breast or chicken thighs, and flavorful chicken stir-fries, all prepared without non-compliant ingredients like grains or dairy to provide satisfying, nutritious options for those following the program.

baked chicken breast.

Whole30 seafood recipes

Enjoy a plethora of seafood that are naturally compliant and taste delicious. You’ll find various fish, salmon, shrimp, and more.

air fried salmon with herbs on top and fresh lemon slices.

Whole30 beef recipes

Steak and beef are both naturally complaint, thanks to not using many seasonings and flavorings. You’ll find almost every cut of steak and various popular cooking methods.

bottom round beef roast.

Whole30 lamb recipes

A fun alternative to beef, lamb is a fun and juicy way to change up your dinners.

lamb ribs.

Whole30 turkey recipes

A lean and delicious poultry, learn how to jazz up this meat with various cooking methods and simple seasonings.

spatchcock turkey.

Whole30 salads

You do win friends with salad, and these hearty and filling salads add some variety and deliciousness.

chicken salad with avocado.

Whole30 pork recipes

Everyone needs some pork on their fork and these delicious whole30 friendly pork recipes are all delicious and easy to make.

smoked pork loin.
whole30 recipes.

75+ Whole30 Recipes

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The best and easiest whole30 recipes to keep you in check during the whole30 program! Packed with flavor, quick, easy and delicious, these will keep you on track and satisfied. This pan seared chicken is a great main idea.
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 12 minutes


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Pat chicken dry and season with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and garlic powder.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through and reach an internal temperature of 165F.
  • Rest the chicken for a few minutes before slicing and serving.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 24gFat: 10gSodium: 422mgPotassium: 439mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 290IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 1g
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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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. 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.

  2. 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 ??????????

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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!