On the rare occasion I’m home instead of traveling on a Whole30 I love to go crazy trying new recipes! Below are some of my favorites that are simple, delicious and pass the “friends and family who don’t like eating healthy will love this stuff” test. These dishes will make you hit of the potluck and no one even has to know they’re all Whole30 compliant. Remember, food boredom on Whole30 is mainly a symptom of poor planning so if you find yourself dreading the next meal it just means you need some organized chaos (aka a new delicious recipe) in your diet. I’ve found some of my favorite bloggers through @whole30recipes takeovers on Instagram and now that I have my go-to’s (thank you Defined Dish
and Physical Kitchness
) I have a short list to look through when I need a new recipe.
Try the recipes below and let me know which are your favorite!
Great when you’re craving “soul food”
For a “juicier” bowl add some extra tomato sauce and bell pepper
German Potato Salad (Rush family recipe)
2-3 lbs Red potatoes
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the potatoes (I boil them for a lower glycemic index but can bake them) and mash them
Add in the bacon, green onions, and a little ranch. Then continue to taste as you add ranch followed by salt and pepper (be sure to add bacon first since it’s pretty salty)
I often times make this as a “single” serving by baking just one potato and essentially making a loaded baked potato w/ the ingredients. Can use ground meat etc instead of bacon or go meatless!
If the ranch has too strong of a “dill” flavor for your preference but you want something for moisture try adding some ghee
This is always a HUGE hit, people never think it’s “healthy”, and it’s SO easy
Can use cucumber, celery, or bell pepper for dipping and try topped with avocado!
To make it spicier I use the chipotle lime primal kitchen mayo but the regular flavor works great as well
I use Louisiana hot sauce because it’s cheaper (you use a large quantity) but still delicious
I’ve made this for lots of family/friends who swear it’s the best fried fish they’ve ever had (including my brother who basically only eats beef, tortillas, and cheese).
Use the same batter recipe for fried chicken that puts the colonel to shame
Easy, worth gathering/buying the extra spices, fantastic with the dip below
Spinach Blueberry Salad (random kitchen creation)
4 cups Spinach
1 cup Blueberries
Large handful of Sliced almonds
2 tbs Olive oil
1 tbs Balsamic Vinegar
Optional – Sliced Strawberries and/or Grilled Chicken
Only details here are the almonds are way better if slightly “toasted” and it’s easier to eat if you tear/chop the spinach. Just throw the almonds in a pan on low/medium heat with (can be dry or with some olive oil) and you’ll see them brown a bit. Only need a dash of salt to compliment the sweetness of the blueberries.
This dip is super easy and works for tons of recipes (it’s especially good with the fried mahi mahi and sweet potatoes above). It covers a multitude of cooking sins so if you accidentally under season or dry out your meat, throw this bad boy on top and save your meal!
Mix half avocado oil mayo (preferably chipotle lime mayo, I like primal kitchen) with ranch dressing (I like tessamae’s, regular or habanero). If you want something with a small kick add some cholula or your favorite hot sauce!