Some of My Favorite Whole 30 Recipes

My Favorite Whole 30 Recipes

This isn’t my first Whole 30 ‘rodeo’, but I’d thought I’d share how it’s going this time and some of the food I’ve been eating.  Because you know it’s all about the FOOD!

Today, I am on day 12. It’s been going really good! Cravings are pretty minimal, so far. It helps to have meals planned and some of them pre-cooked. I have said this before, but incase you’re new around here… I really do not like to cook. Hubby is the awesome cook! I am the baker, but I haven’t and won’t be doing much baking around here for the next couple of weeks, unless it’s a healthy Whole 30 compliant something.

When it comes to cooking, I’m actually pretty lazy. 😜 If it were just me, I’d live on cans of soup, pizza, yogurt/spinach smoothies and pre-made meals. Yeah, not so healthy…So, being on this strict food plan has actually been good for me. It’s forced me to cook. I eat better, hubby eats better, we both feel better! It’s really a win win!

The recipes I’m going to share are delicious! They keep me going! 

This one is a favorite! OMG! Love, love, love this one! The recipe is pretty easy. It is a tad bit salty, so I cut back on the salt. 
Sweet Potato Hash

I've shredded or cubed the sweet potato, it's all good!

This next recipe is actually one of my old standbys. I make this on a regular basis, whether I’m on a Whole 30 challenge or not. It’s that good, plus Hubby and I are suckers for anything Mexican!
Oven Baked Fajitas

Now on the Whole 30 challenge, you really aren’t supposed to snack. But, there are times a meal isn’t quite enough, or I am starving and must have something! They are incredibly easy to make.
DIY – Lara Bars

I used dates in this batch, but I've also tried using prunes instead of dates. It’s just a bit different, maybe sweeter and a little softer. Plus prunes are sooo much easier to find than dates, at least for me.

And the last one has really helped my ice cream cravings.

Banana 'Ice Cream'
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Banana 'Ice Cream'

This last one…Not a fabulous picture, plus it’s a bit melty, but WHO CARES it was awesome! You won't believe how easy this is to make!!!

Banana 'Ice Cream'
  • 1 frozen banana sliced or broken up
  • almond/oat/soy milk (any kind of milk you like)

Optional Ingredients:
  • Cocoa powder – Yum chocolate banana cream!
  • Almond butter – Omg! It tastes like banana peanut butter!
  • Or both -  banana chocolate almond butter cream!!

Just put the frozen banana in a mini food processor or blender and add milk until it is creamy. Yep! That’s it and it is incredible!!!

Tips that help me stay on track:
  • Keeping grilled chicken already cooked in the freezer. I grill a whole bag at a time. Timesaver!
  • Making a large meal that can be used as leftovers for a couple of days. Like a quiche, or oven fajitas, or tacos, etc.
  • Making a large bowl of salad ready to go.  I buy romaine lettuce. It’s sooo much better for you than iceburg, plus it lasts twice as long in the fridge. Then I buy a bag of triple coleslaw and shredded carrots. I hand tear up some romaine then add a generous helping of coleslaw and carrots. Instant salad!
Here are a few changes I’ve already noticed about myself.
  • I’m thirstier, which means I’m drinking more water. 👍
  • My skin is clearing up. I struggle with rosacea. Right now,  I’m also trying a new product on my face and that has had amazing results too, so it’s hard to tell which has the upper hand. Plus only drinking water, I’m sure has a part to play.
  • I’ve lost a few pounds. (That isn’t the main reason I did this, but it’s a benefit, so my clothes are fitting better)
  • I sleep better.
  • I have more energy. The afternoon sugar crashes have disappeared.
  • Just feeling good overall.
Who doesn’t like to feel good? If you’ve never gone on one of these adventures, I’d recommend it.  There’s a reason why so many people have tried it. I know I won’t eat like this all the time after the 30 days, but it helps me build new habits that I hopefully keep for the long haul.


Blessings!
Lori

Favorite Whole 30 Recipes

4 comments

  1. Looks like a great round-up of nice recipes Lori. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. The sweet potato hash sounds really interesting! I let my girls have banana ice cream for breakfast and they think they are being naughty.

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    1. That sweet potato hash is my utmost favorite! I'm addicted to it!! Hahahaha, I could eat banana ice cream for breakfast too!! ;)

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