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A Make-Ahead Weekend Lunch Menu

A Make-Ahead Weekend Lunch Menu

When you’re on vacation and enjoying the sun, surf, or sand, spending your mornings making lunch for the family (and clean it up) only to turn around and do the same thing again five hours later for dinner is low on a parent’s agenda. But picking up sandwiches at the nearby deli becomes tiresome (and costly), especially when you have young kids in tow.

To give you a hand this summer, we’ve come up with an easy and delicious menu that is both nutritious and can be prepped in advance, saving you time in the kitchen — and leaving you more time to enjoy the outdoors with your family.

Instead of filling up on chips before lunch, set out this healthy fruit salsa with baked cinnamon chips to quell hungry appetites while lunch is set up. While the chips can be made up to four days in advance (and kept well-sealed so they stay crisp), mix up the salsa the day before.

This Mediterranean spread, known as muhummara, is slightly sweet, smoky, and nutty, perfect to serve the adults with spears of endive as a pre-lunch snack. Make a big batch on Wednesday to last you through the weekend.

The lunchbox favorite is updated with the addition of slightly-tart cranberries and crunchy pieces of apple. Make the salad a day or two in advance, and then serve it along with cut halves of fresh pitas so guests can stuff (or not stuff, if they wish) their own sandwiches.

Caesar Salad

When it comes to getting your kids to eat their vegetables, a crisp Caesar salad studded with toasted croutons is often the first kind of salad they will enjoy. Serve them crisp chunks of romaine along with mini bowls of dressing for dipping. For the adults, simply toss the remaining greens and croutons in a bowl and serve the salad family style. Just be sure to make your croutons a couple of days in advance (and store in an airtight container) to save you time.

A little sweet treat after lunch is something everyone looks forward to. Sweet, chocolaty, and nutty, these bars are easy to make with your kids before the weekend begins. While one batch makes 36 bars, don’t expect for there to be leftovers come Sunday afternoon — they’re that good.


20 Easy and Tasty Whole30 Lunch Recipes

We gave you Whole30 breakfast ideas. Then we rounded up Whole30 dinner recipes. Did you really think we’d leave you hanging for lunch? Not a chance!

Thanks to crazy weekday schedules, lunch is often as neglected as breakfast. Add the pressure of toting a homemade Whole30-friendly dish to work—and it can seem easier to just say “eff it” and forego lunch hour altogether.

But since skipping meals isn’t the best idea, we want to make sure you can fuel up properly without straying from the program. Take your pick from the dishes below.

1. Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries

This take on loaded fries may not be an exact replica of the popular pub lunch, but you may find you actually prefer it to the original. Replacing dairy with the heart-aiding fatty acids of guac and throwing romaine lettuce in for some extra vitamins, the Whole30-compliant update is incredibly fresh-tasting and won’t send you into food coma.Hass+avocado+composition+and+potential+health+effects.+Dreher+ML,+Davenport+AJ.+Critical+reviews+in+food+science+and+nutrition,+2013,+Dec.53(7):1549-7852.

2. Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos

The starchier cousin of bananas, plantains are available at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, sweet potatoes work just as well here. They take the place of tortilla chips, but topped with a generous mound of spiced lean turkey, they still pack all the flavors of traditional nachos.

3. Fiesta Chicken Salad

While many Whole30 chicken salads rely on a homemade mayonnaise, not all of us have the time, patience, or means to whisk up raw eggs with an immersion blender. Instead, try this mayo-free rendition, which gets its creamy texture from avocado and some Mexican flair from a few simple spices.

4. Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Sometimes you just need a good burger for lunch. And while there are plenty of healthy recipes out there, many use condiments that aren’t Whole30 friendly. Satisfy that craving the clean-eating way with this version.

5. Turkey, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

With all the ground turkey and veggies going on, this is more like a chunky stew than a soup. It may be a bit more chopping and simmering than what you’re used to in the middle of the day, but that’s exactly why this is such a perfect recipe to make on a weekend and have on hand for a no-brainer lunch all week.

6. Salmon Asparagus Bundles

We’re used to seeing asparagus bundled in bacon, but these roll-ups go for a lower-cholesterol protein, using salmon to wrap around the green spears and crisp bell pepper slices. Slightly broiled, these dainty little parcels can liven up your lunch break.

7. Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Proving again that you don’t need mayo to make deli salads delicious, this recipe subs in mashed avocado to get the same creamy feel but with many more healthy fats and fiber. Scooped into romaine leaves, this salad is better than the original in taste, nutrition, and presentation too!

8. Cold Poached Salmon

Poached salmon may sound bland at first glance, but this recipe is anything but. Simmered with chopped herbs, lemon, and garlic, the filet literally soaks up their fragrances and flavors. It’s one of the easiest ways to make the tastiest fish dish.

9. Crab Salad With a Fresh Coriander Dressing

Struggling with adding taste to dishes without dairy or sugar? Let Asian flavors come to the rescue. This recipe shows you how, using herbs like lemongrass and coriander for a fresh, clean dressing. It may become your new go-to long after you’re done with the Whole30.

10. Shrimp Avocado Salad

If you’re using preboiled shrimp, this no-cooking-required salad comes together in just a few minutes. With sharp red onion and cool avocado chunks accompanying the shellfish, the ingredients here make for a light but nutrient-dense meal.

11. Taco Salad

A colorful way to break up your workday, this taco salad puts just as much emphasis on including a variety of produce as it does on the meat. The best part? There’s so much to enjoy here that you don’t even a need to whisk up a dressing. Just a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon will do the trick.

12. Sausage and Kale Sauté

If you’re short on time but want a hot meal, this quick, four-ingredient recipe should be right up your alley. A fast 5 to 10 minute saute lets the kale and bell peppers retain their crispiness (plus many of their antioxidants) while making sure the meat is browned to perfection.

13. Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

It only takes five ingredients to make seven juicy beef burgers for each day of the week—just check your bacon’s label to make sure it’s Whole30 approved. Quick to put together, cost-efficient, and freezable, these patties will make your life easier—and lunchtime yummier.

14. Tomato, Bacon and Arugula Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust

When you want a satisfying, healthy, and easy-to-make option for a quick lunch that’ll last a few days, quiche never disappoints. This one goes above and beyond in nutrition and taste, packing in plenty of produce alongside the meat, and including a simple sweet potato base for that crust-like crunch.

15. Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins

No need to fight off those relentless pizza cravings while on the Whole30—make these muffins instead! Brimming with sausage (check that there’s no added sugar), sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, a couple of these portable bites will totally hit the spot.

16. Sweet Potato Noodles and Apple Spinach Salad With Almond Dijon Vinaigrette

Use the Whole30 experience to experiment with unique salad combinations like this one. Packed with sliced almonds, a whole sweet potato, apples, and an almond-butter dressing, it’s not only creative, but also packed with ingredients to keep you happily full for hours.

17. Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh

While pulsed cauliflower is usually used as a replacement for rice, here it takes the place of cracked wheat to recreate a traditional Lebanese dish the Whole30 way. Make it a night in advance to let the olive oil and herbs soak into the veggies, and you’ve got a flavorful lunch ready to pack the next day.

18. Orange Almond Salad With Avocado

It’s hard not to look at the bright, happy colors in this sunny salad and not want to make it! Healthy fats dominate here, with almonds and avocado making for a creamy and crunchy contrast, while orange segments lift up the heavier ingredients with sweet, citrus juiciness.

19. Avocado Egg Salad

Since dairy, beans, and soy aren’t permitted on the strict Whole30, herbivores can find getting enough protein to be a real challenge. If you’re one of them, try this egg salad paired with a mashed avocado “dressing.” It’s a step up in flavor and nutrition from plain old hardboiled eggs and doesn’t require homemade mayo.

20. Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes

There are zucchini fritters and sweet potato pancakes. And then there are these latkes, which are somewhere in between. Using equal amounts of both green and orange veggies, they give you the best of both worlds.


20 Easy and Tasty Whole30 Lunch Recipes

We gave you Whole30 breakfast ideas. Then we rounded up Whole30 dinner recipes. Did you really think we’d leave you hanging for lunch? Not a chance!

Thanks to crazy weekday schedules, lunch is often as neglected as breakfast. Add the pressure of toting a homemade Whole30-friendly dish to work—and it can seem easier to just say “eff it” and forego lunch hour altogether.

But since skipping meals isn’t the best idea, we want to make sure you can fuel up properly without straying from the program. Take your pick from the dishes below.

1. Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries

This take on loaded fries may not be an exact replica of the popular pub lunch, but you may find you actually prefer it to the original. Replacing dairy with the heart-aiding fatty acids of guac and throwing romaine lettuce in for some extra vitamins, the Whole30-compliant update is incredibly fresh-tasting and won’t send you into food coma.Hass+avocado+composition+and+potential+health+effects.+Dreher+ML,+Davenport+AJ.+Critical+reviews+in+food+science+and+nutrition,+2013,+Dec.53(7):1549-7852.

2. Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos

The starchier cousin of bananas, plantains are available at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, sweet potatoes work just as well here. They take the place of tortilla chips, but topped with a generous mound of spiced lean turkey, they still pack all the flavors of traditional nachos.

3. Fiesta Chicken Salad

While many Whole30 chicken salads rely on a homemade mayonnaise, not all of us have the time, patience, or means to whisk up raw eggs with an immersion blender. Instead, try this mayo-free rendition, which gets its creamy texture from avocado and some Mexican flair from a few simple spices.

4. Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Sometimes you just need a good burger for lunch. And while there are plenty of healthy recipes out there, many use condiments that aren’t Whole30 friendly. Satisfy that craving the clean-eating way with this version.

5. Turkey, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

With all the ground turkey and veggies going on, this is more like a chunky stew than a soup. It may be a bit more chopping and simmering than what you’re used to in the middle of the day, but that’s exactly why this is such a perfect recipe to make on a weekend and have on hand for a no-brainer lunch all week.

6. Salmon Asparagus Bundles

We’re used to seeing asparagus bundled in bacon, but these roll-ups go for a lower-cholesterol protein, using salmon to wrap around the green spears and crisp bell pepper slices. Slightly broiled, these dainty little parcels can liven up your lunch break.

7. Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Proving again that you don’t need mayo to make deli salads delicious, this recipe subs in mashed avocado to get the same creamy feel but with many more healthy fats and fiber. Scooped into romaine leaves, this salad is better than the original in taste, nutrition, and presentation too!

8. Cold Poached Salmon

Poached salmon may sound bland at first glance, but this recipe is anything but. Simmered with chopped herbs, lemon, and garlic, the filet literally soaks up their fragrances and flavors. It’s one of the easiest ways to make the tastiest fish dish.

9. Crab Salad With a Fresh Coriander Dressing

Struggling with adding taste to dishes without dairy or sugar? Let Asian flavors come to the rescue. This recipe shows you how, using herbs like lemongrass and coriander for a fresh, clean dressing. It may become your new go-to long after you’re done with the Whole30.

10. Shrimp Avocado Salad

If you’re using preboiled shrimp, this no-cooking-required salad comes together in just a few minutes. With sharp red onion and cool avocado chunks accompanying the shellfish, the ingredients here make for a light but nutrient-dense meal.

11. Taco Salad

A colorful way to break up your workday, this taco salad puts just as much emphasis on including a variety of produce as it does on the meat. The best part? There’s so much to enjoy here that you don’t even a need to whisk up a dressing. Just a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon will do the trick.

12. Sausage and Kale Sauté

If you’re short on time but want a hot meal, this quick, four-ingredient recipe should be right up your alley. A fast 5 to 10 minute saute lets the kale and bell peppers retain their crispiness (plus many of their antioxidants) while making sure the meat is browned to perfection.

13. Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

It only takes five ingredients to make seven juicy beef burgers for each day of the week—just check your bacon’s label to make sure it’s Whole30 approved. Quick to put together, cost-efficient, and freezable, these patties will make your life easier—and lunchtime yummier.

14. Tomato, Bacon and Arugula Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust

When you want a satisfying, healthy, and easy-to-make option for a quick lunch that’ll last a few days, quiche never disappoints. This one goes above and beyond in nutrition and taste, packing in plenty of produce alongside the meat, and including a simple sweet potato base for that crust-like crunch.

15. Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins

No need to fight off those relentless pizza cravings while on the Whole30—make these muffins instead! Brimming with sausage (check that there’s no added sugar), sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, a couple of these portable bites will totally hit the spot.

16. Sweet Potato Noodles and Apple Spinach Salad With Almond Dijon Vinaigrette

Use the Whole30 experience to experiment with unique salad combinations like this one. Packed with sliced almonds, a whole sweet potato, apples, and an almond-butter dressing, it’s not only creative, but also packed with ingredients to keep you happily full for hours.

17. Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh

While pulsed cauliflower is usually used as a replacement for rice, here it takes the place of cracked wheat to recreate a traditional Lebanese dish the Whole30 way. Make it a night in advance to let the olive oil and herbs soak into the veggies, and you’ve got a flavorful lunch ready to pack the next day.

18. Orange Almond Salad With Avocado

It’s hard not to look at the bright, happy colors in this sunny salad and not want to make it! Healthy fats dominate here, with almonds and avocado making for a creamy and crunchy contrast, while orange segments lift up the heavier ingredients with sweet, citrus juiciness.

19. Avocado Egg Salad

Since dairy, beans, and soy aren’t permitted on the strict Whole30, herbivores can find getting enough protein to be a real challenge. If you’re one of them, try this egg salad paired with a mashed avocado “dressing.” It’s a step up in flavor and nutrition from plain old hardboiled eggs and doesn’t require homemade mayo.

20. Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes

There are zucchini fritters and sweet potato pancakes. And then there are these latkes, which are somewhere in between. Using equal amounts of both green and orange veggies, they give you the best of both worlds.


20 Easy and Tasty Whole30 Lunch Recipes

We gave you Whole30 breakfast ideas. Then we rounded up Whole30 dinner recipes. Did you really think we’d leave you hanging for lunch? Not a chance!

Thanks to crazy weekday schedules, lunch is often as neglected as breakfast. Add the pressure of toting a homemade Whole30-friendly dish to work—and it can seem easier to just say “eff it” and forego lunch hour altogether.

But since skipping meals isn’t the best idea, we want to make sure you can fuel up properly without straying from the program. Take your pick from the dishes below.

1. Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries

This take on loaded fries may not be an exact replica of the popular pub lunch, but you may find you actually prefer it to the original. Replacing dairy with the heart-aiding fatty acids of guac and throwing romaine lettuce in for some extra vitamins, the Whole30-compliant update is incredibly fresh-tasting and won’t send you into food coma.Hass+avocado+composition+and+potential+health+effects.+Dreher+ML,+Davenport+AJ.+Critical+reviews+in+food+science+and+nutrition,+2013,+Dec.53(7):1549-7852.

2. Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos

The starchier cousin of bananas, plantains are available at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, sweet potatoes work just as well here. They take the place of tortilla chips, but topped with a generous mound of spiced lean turkey, they still pack all the flavors of traditional nachos.

3. Fiesta Chicken Salad

While many Whole30 chicken salads rely on a homemade mayonnaise, not all of us have the time, patience, or means to whisk up raw eggs with an immersion blender. Instead, try this mayo-free rendition, which gets its creamy texture from avocado and some Mexican flair from a few simple spices.

4. Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Sometimes you just need a good burger for lunch. And while there are plenty of healthy recipes out there, many use condiments that aren’t Whole30 friendly. Satisfy that craving the clean-eating way with this version.

5. Turkey, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

With all the ground turkey and veggies going on, this is more like a chunky stew than a soup. It may be a bit more chopping and simmering than what you’re used to in the middle of the day, but that’s exactly why this is such a perfect recipe to make on a weekend and have on hand for a no-brainer lunch all week.

6. Salmon Asparagus Bundles

We’re used to seeing asparagus bundled in bacon, but these roll-ups go for a lower-cholesterol protein, using salmon to wrap around the green spears and crisp bell pepper slices. Slightly broiled, these dainty little parcels can liven up your lunch break.

7. Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Proving again that you don’t need mayo to make deli salads delicious, this recipe subs in mashed avocado to get the same creamy feel but with many more healthy fats and fiber. Scooped into romaine leaves, this salad is better than the original in taste, nutrition, and presentation too!

8. Cold Poached Salmon

Poached salmon may sound bland at first glance, but this recipe is anything but. Simmered with chopped herbs, lemon, and garlic, the filet literally soaks up their fragrances and flavors. It’s one of the easiest ways to make the tastiest fish dish.

9. Crab Salad With a Fresh Coriander Dressing

Struggling with adding taste to dishes without dairy or sugar? Let Asian flavors come to the rescue. This recipe shows you how, using herbs like lemongrass and coriander for a fresh, clean dressing. It may become your new go-to long after you’re done with the Whole30.

10. Shrimp Avocado Salad

If you’re using preboiled shrimp, this no-cooking-required salad comes together in just a few minutes. With sharp red onion and cool avocado chunks accompanying the shellfish, the ingredients here make for a light but nutrient-dense meal.

11. Taco Salad

A colorful way to break up your workday, this taco salad puts just as much emphasis on including a variety of produce as it does on the meat. The best part? There’s so much to enjoy here that you don’t even a need to whisk up a dressing. Just a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon will do the trick.

12. Sausage and Kale Sauté

If you’re short on time but want a hot meal, this quick, four-ingredient recipe should be right up your alley. A fast 5 to 10 minute saute lets the kale and bell peppers retain their crispiness (plus many of their antioxidants) while making sure the meat is browned to perfection.

13. Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

It only takes five ingredients to make seven juicy beef burgers for each day of the week—just check your bacon’s label to make sure it’s Whole30 approved. Quick to put together, cost-efficient, and freezable, these patties will make your life easier—and lunchtime yummier.

14. Tomato, Bacon and Arugula Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust

When you want a satisfying, healthy, and easy-to-make option for a quick lunch that’ll last a few days, quiche never disappoints. This one goes above and beyond in nutrition and taste, packing in plenty of produce alongside the meat, and including a simple sweet potato base for that crust-like crunch.

15. Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins

No need to fight off those relentless pizza cravings while on the Whole30—make these muffins instead! Brimming with sausage (check that there’s no added sugar), sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, a couple of these portable bites will totally hit the spot.

16. Sweet Potato Noodles and Apple Spinach Salad With Almond Dijon Vinaigrette

Use the Whole30 experience to experiment with unique salad combinations like this one. Packed with sliced almonds, a whole sweet potato, apples, and an almond-butter dressing, it’s not only creative, but also packed with ingredients to keep you happily full for hours.

17. Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh

While pulsed cauliflower is usually used as a replacement for rice, here it takes the place of cracked wheat to recreate a traditional Lebanese dish the Whole30 way. Make it a night in advance to let the olive oil and herbs soak into the veggies, and you’ve got a flavorful lunch ready to pack the next day.

18. Orange Almond Salad With Avocado

It’s hard not to look at the bright, happy colors in this sunny salad and not want to make it! Healthy fats dominate here, with almonds and avocado making for a creamy and crunchy contrast, while orange segments lift up the heavier ingredients with sweet, citrus juiciness.

19. Avocado Egg Salad

Since dairy, beans, and soy aren’t permitted on the strict Whole30, herbivores can find getting enough protein to be a real challenge. If you’re one of them, try this egg salad paired with a mashed avocado “dressing.” It’s a step up in flavor and nutrition from plain old hardboiled eggs and doesn’t require homemade mayo.

20. Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes

There are zucchini fritters and sweet potato pancakes. And then there are these latkes, which are somewhere in between. Using equal amounts of both green and orange veggies, they give you the best of both worlds.


20 Easy and Tasty Whole30 Lunch Recipes

We gave you Whole30 breakfast ideas. Then we rounded up Whole30 dinner recipes. Did you really think we’d leave you hanging for lunch? Not a chance!

Thanks to crazy weekday schedules, lunch is often as neglected as breakfast. Add the pressure of toting a homemade Whole30-friendly dish to work—and it can seem easier to just say “eff it” and forego lunch hour altogether.

But since skipping meals isn’t the best idea, we want to make sure you can fuel up properly without straying from the program. Take your pick from the dishes below.

1. Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries

This take on loaded fries may not be an exact replica of the popular pub lunch, but you may find you actually prefer it to the original. Replacing dairy with the heart-aiding fatty acids of guac and throwing romaine lettuce in for some extra vitamins, the Whole30-compliant update is incredibly fresh-tasting and won’t send you into food coma.Hass+avocado+composition+and+potential+health+effects.+Dreher+ML,+Davenport+AJ.+Critical+reviews+in+food+science+and+nutrition,+2013,+Dec.53(7):1549-7852.

2. Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos

The starchier cousin of bananas, plantains are available at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, sweet potatoes work just as well here. They take the place of tortilla chips, but topped with a generous mound of spiced lean turkey, they still pack all the flavors of traditional nachos.

3. Fiesta Chicken Salad

While many Whole30 chicken salads rely on a homemade mayonnaise, not all of us have the time, patience, or means to whisk up raw eggs with an immersion blender. Instead, try this mayo-free rendition, which gets its creamy texture from avocado and some Mexican flair from a few simple spices.

4. Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Sometimes you just need a good burger for lunch. And while there are plenty of healthy recipes out there, many use condiments that aren’t Whole30 friendly. Satisfy that craving the clean-eating way with this version.

5. Turkey, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

With all the ground turkey and veggies going on, this is more like a chunky stew than a soup. It may be a bit more chopping and simmering than what you’re used to in the middle of the day, but that’s exactly why this is such a perfect recipe to make on a weekend and have on hand for a no-brainer lunch all week.

6. Salmon Asparagus Bundles

We’re used to seeing asparagus bundled in bacon, but these roll-ups go for a lower-cholesterol protein, using salmon to wrap around the green spears and crisp bell pepper slices. Slightly broiled, these dainty little parcels can liven up your lunch break.

7. Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Proving again that you don’t need mayo to make deli salads delicious, this recipe subs in mashed avocado to get the same creamy feel but with many more healthy fats and fiber. Scooped into romaine leaves, this salad is better than the original in taste, nutrition, and presentation too!

8. Cold Poached Salmon

Poached salmon may sound bland at first glance, but this recipe is anything but. Simmered with chopped herbs, lemon, and garlic, the filet literally soaks up their fragrances and flavors. It’s one of the easiest ways to make the tastiest fish dish.

9. Crab Salad With a Fresh Coriander Dressing

Struggling with adding taste to dishes without dairy or sugar? Let Asian flavors come to the rescue. This recipe shows you how, using herbs like lemongrass and coriander for a fresh, clean dressing. It may become your new go-to long after you’re done with the Whole30.

10. Shrimp Avocado Salad

If you’re using preboiled shrimp, this no-cooking-required salad comes together in just a few minutes. With sharp red onion and cool avocado chunks accompanying the shellfish, the ingredients here make for a light but nutrient-dense meal.

11. Taco Salad

A colorful way to break up your workday, this taco salad puts just as much emphasis on including a variety of produce as it does on the meat. The best part? There’s so much to enjoy here that you don’t even a need to whisk up a dressing. Just a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon will do the trick.

12. Sausage and Kale Sauté

If you’re short on time but want a hot meal, this quick, four-ingredient recipe should be right up your alley. A fast 5 to 10 minute saute lets the kale and bell peppers retain their crispiness (plus many of their antioxidants) while making sure the meat is browned to perfection.

13. Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

It only takes five ingredients to make seven juicy beef burgers for each day of the week—just check your bacon’s label to make sure it’s Whole30 approved. Quick to put together, cost-efficient, and freezable, these patties will make your life easier—and lunchtime yummier.

14. Tomato, Bacon and Arugula Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust

When you want a satisfying, healthy, and easy-to-make option for a quick lunch that’ll last a few days, quiche never disappoints. This one goes above and beyond in nutrition and taste, packing in plenty of produce alongside the meat, and including a simple sweet potato base for that crust-like crunch.

15. Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins

No need to fight off those relentless pizza cravings while on the Whole30—make these muffins instead! Brimming with sausage (check that there’s no added sugar), sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, a couple of these portable bites will totally hit the spot.

16. Sweet Potato Noodles and Apple Spinach Salad With Almond Dijon Vinaigrette

Use the Whole30 experience to experiment with unique salad combinations like this one. Packed with sliced almonds, a whole sweet potato, apples, and an almond-butter dressing, it’s not only creative, but also packed with ingredients to keep you happily full for hours.

17. Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh

While pulsed cauliflower is usually used as a replacement for rice, here it takes the place of cracked wheat to recreate a traditional Lebanese dish the Whole30 way. Make it a night in advance to let the olive oil and herbs soak into the veggies, and you’ve got a flavorful lunch ready to pack the next day.

18. Orange Almond Salad With Avocado

It’s hard not to look at the bright, happy colors in this sunny salad and not want to make it! Healthy fats dominate here, with almonds and avocado making for a creamy and crunchy contrast, while orange segments lift up the heavier ingredients with sweet, citrus juiciness.

19. Avocado Egg Salad

Since dairy, beans, and soy aren’t permitted on the strict Whole30, herbivores can find getting enough protein to be a real challenge. If you’re one of them, try this egg salad paired with a mashed avocado “dressing.” It’s a step up in flavor and nutrition from plain old hardboiled eggs and doesn’t require homemade mayo.

20. Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes

There are zucchini fritters and sweet potato pancakes. And then there are these latkes, which are somewhere in between. Using equal amounts of both green and orange veggies, they give you the best of both worlds.


20 Easy and Tasty Whole30 Lunch Recipes

We gave you Whole30 breakfast ideas. Then we rounded up Whole30 dinner recipes. Did you really think we’d leave you hanging for lunch? Not a chance!

Thanks to crazy weekday schedules, lunch is often as neglected as breakfast. Add the pressure of toting a homemade Whole30-friendly dish to work—and it can seem easier to just say “eff it” and forego lunch hour altogether.

But since skipping meals isn’t the best idea, we want to make sure you can fuel up properly without straying from the program. Take your pick from the dishes below.

1. Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries

This take on loaded fries may not be an exact replica of the popular pub lunch, but you may find you actually prefer it to the original. Replacing dairy with the heart-aiding fatty acids of guac and throwing romaine lettuce in for some extra vitamins, the Whole30-compliant update is incredibly fresh-tasting and won’t send you into food coma.Hass+avocado+composition+and+potential+health+effects.+Dreher+ML,+Davenport+AJ.+Critical+reviews+in+food+science+and+nutrition,+2013,+Dec.53(7):1549-7852.

2. Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos

The starchier cousin of bananas, plantains are available at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, sweet potatoes work just as well here. They take the place of tortilla chips, but topped with a generous mound of spiced lean turkey, they still pack all the flavors of traditional nachos.

3. Fiesta Chicken Salad

While many Whole30 chicken salads rely on a homemade mayonnaise, not all of us have the time, patience, or means to whisk up raw eggs with an immersion blender. Instead, try this mayo-free rendition, which gets its creamy texture from avocado and some Mexican flair from a few simple spices.

4. Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Sometimes you just need a good burger for lunch. And while there are plenty of healthy recipes out there, many use condiments that aren’t Whole30 friendly. Satisfy that craving the clean-eating way with this version.

5. Turkey, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

With all the ground turkey and veggies going on, this is more like a chunky stew than a soup. It may be a bit more chopping and simmering than what you’re used to in the middle of the day, but that’s exactly why this is such a perfect recipe to make on a weekend and have on hand for a no-brainer lunch all week.

6. Salmon Asparagus Bundles

We’re used to seeing asparagus bundled in bacon, but these roll-ups go for a lower-cholesterol protein, using salmon to wrap around the green spears and crisp bell pepper slices. Slightly broiled, these dainty little parcels can liven up your lunch break.

7. Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Proving again that you don’t need mayo to make deli salads delicious, this recipe subs in mashed avocado to get the same creamy feel but with many more healthy fats and fiber. Scooped into romaine leaves, this salad is better than the original in taste, nutrition, and presentation too!

8. Cold Poached Salmon

Poached salmon may sound bland at first glance, but this recipe is anything but. Simmered with chopped herbs, lemon, and garlic, the filet literally soaks up their fragrances and flavors. It’s one of the easiest ways to make the tastiest fish dish.

9. Crab Salad With a Fresh Coriander Dressing

Struggling with adding taste to dishes without dairy or sugar? Let Asian flavors come to the rescue. This recipe shows you how, using herbs like lemongrass and coriander for a fresh, clean dressing. It may become your new go-to long after you’re done with the Whole30.

10. Shrimp Avocado Salad

If you’re using preboiled shrimp, this no-cooking-required salad comes together in just a few minutes. With sharp red onion and cool avocado chunks accompanying the shellfish, the ingredients here make for a light but nutrient-dense meal.

11. Taco Salad

A colorful way to break up your workday, this taco salad puts just as much emphasis on including a variety of produce as it does on the meat. The best part? There’s so much to enjoy here that you don’t even a need to whisk up a dressing. Just a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon will do the trick.

12. Sausage and Kale Sauté

If you’re short on time but want a hot meal, this quick, four-ingredient recipe should be right up your alley. A fast 5 to 10 minute saute lets the kale and bell peppers retain their crispiness (plus many of their antioxidants) while making sure the meat is browned to perfection.

13. Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

It only takes five ingredients to make seven juicy beef burgers for each day of the week—just check your bacon’s label to make sure it’s Whole30 approved. Quick to put together, cost-efficient, and freezable, these patties will make your life easier—and lunchtime yummier.

14. Tomato, Bacon and Arugula Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust

When you want a satisfying, healthy, and easy-to-make option for a quick lunch that’ll last a few days, quiche never disappoints. This one goes above and beyond in nutrition and taste, packing in plenty of produce alongside the meat, and including a simple sweet potato base for that crust-like crunch.

15. Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins

No need to fight off those relentless pizza cravings while on the Whole30—make these muffins instead! Brimming with sausage (check that there’s no added sugar), sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, a couple of these portable bites will totally hit the spot.

16. Sweet Potato Noodles and Apple Spinach Salad With Almond Dijon Vinaigrette

Use the Whole30 experience to experiment with unique salad combinations like this one. Packed with sliced almonds, a whole sweet potato, apples, and an almond-butter dressing, it’s not only creative, but also packed with ingredients to keep you happily full for hours.

17. Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh

While pulsed cauliflower is usually used as a replacement for rice, here it takes the place of cracked wheat to recreate a traditional Lebanese dish the Whole30 way. Make it a night in advance to let the olive oil and herbs soak into the veggies, and you’ve got a flavorful lunch ready to pack the next day.

18. Orange Almond Salad With Avocado

It’s hard not to look at the bright, happy colors in this sunny salad and not want to make it! Healthy fats dominate here, with almonds and avocado making for a creamy and crunchy contrast, while orange segments lift up the heavier ingredients with sweet, citrus juiciness.

19. Avocado Egg Salad

Since dairy, beans, and soy aren’t permitted on the strict Whole30, herbivores can find getting enough protein to be a real challenge. If you’re one of them, try this egg salad paired with a mashed avocado “dressing.” It’s a step up in flavor and nutrition from plain old hardboiled eggs and doesn’t require homemade mayo.

20. Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes

There are zucchini fritters and sweet potato pancakes. And then there are these latkes, which are somewhere in between. Using equal amounts of both green and orange veggies, they give you the best of both worlds.


20 Easy and Tasty Whole30 Lunch Recipes

We gave you Whole30 breakfast ideas. Then we rounded up Whole30 dinner recipes. Did you really think we’d leave you hanging for lunch? Not a chance!

Thanks to crazy weekday schedules, lunch is often as neglected as breakfast. Add the pressure of toting a homemade Whole30-friendly dish to work—and it can seem easier to just say “eff it” and forego lunch hour altogether.

But since skipping meals isn’t the best idea, we want to make sure you can fuel up properly without straying from the program. Take your pick from the dishes below.

1. Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries

This take on loaded fries may not be an exact replica of the popular pub lunch, but you may find you actually prefer it to the original. Replacing dairy with the heart-aiding fatty acids of guac and throwing romaine lettuce in for some extra vitamins, the Whole30-compliant update is incredibly fresh-tasting and won’t send you into food coma.Hass+avocado+composition+and+potential+health+effects.+Dreher+ML,+Davenport+AJ.+Critical+reviews+in+food+science+and+nutrition,+2013,+Dec.53(7):1549-7852.

2. Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos

The starchier cousin of bananas, plantains are available at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, sweet potatoes work just as well here. They take the place of tortilla chips, but topped with a generous mound of spiced lean turkey, they still pack all the flavors of traditional nachos.

3. Fiesta Chicken Salad

While many Whole30 chicken salads rely on a homemade mayonnaise, not all of us have the time, patience, or means to whisk up raw eggs with an immersion blender. Instead, try this mayo-free rendition, which gets its creamy texture from avocado and some Mexican flair from a few simple spices.

4. Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Sometimes you just need a good burger for lunch. And while there are plenty of healthy recipes out there, many use condiments that aren’t Whole30 friendly. Satisfy that craving the clean-eating way with this version.

5. Turkey, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

With all the ground turkey and veggies going on, this is more like a chunky stew than a soup. It may be a bit more chopping and simmering than what you’re used to in the middle of the day, but that’s exactly why this is such a perfect recipe to make on a weekend and have on hand for a no-brainer lunch all week.

6. Salmon Asparagus Bundles

We’re used to seeing asparagus bundled in bacon, but these roll-ups go for a lower-cholesterol protein, using salmon to wrap around the green spears and crisp bell pepper slices. Slightly broiled, these dainty little parcels can liven up your lunch break.

7. Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Proving again that you don’t need mayo to make deli salads delicious, this recipe subs in mashed avocado to get the same creamy feel but with many more healthy fats and fiber. Scooped into romaine leaves, this salad is better than the original in taste, nutrition, and presentation too!

8. Cold Poached Salmon

Poached salmon may sound bland at first glance, but this recipe is anything but. Simmered with chopped herbs, lemon, and garlic, the filet literally soaks up their fragrances and flavors. It’s one of the easiest ways to make the tastiest fish dish.

9. Crab Salad With a Fresh Coriander Dressing

Struggling with adding taste to dishes without dairy or sugar? Let Asian flavors come to the rescue. This recipe shows you how, using herbs like lemongrass and coriander for a fresh, clean dressing. It may become your new go-to long after you’re done with the Whole30.

10. Shrimp Avocado Salad

If you’re using preboiled shrimp, this no-cooking-required salad comes together in just a few minutes. With sharp red onion and cool avocado chunks accompanying the shellfish, the ingredients here make for a light but nutrient-dense meal.

11. Taco Salad

A colorful way to break up your workday, this taco salad puts just as much emphasis on including a variety of produce as it does on the meat. The best part? There’s so much to enjoy here that you don’t even a need to whisk up a dressing. Just a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon will do the trick.

12. Sausage and Kale Sauté

If you’re short on time but want a hot meal, this quick, four-ingredient recipe should be right up your alley. A fast 5 to 10 minute saute lets the kale and bell peppers retain their crispiness (plus many of their antioxidants) while making sure the meat is browned to perfection.

13. Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

It only takes five ingredients to make seven juicy beef burgers for each day of the week—just check your bacon’s label to make sure it’s Whole30 approved. Quick to put together, cost-efficient, and freezable, these patties will make your life easier—and lunchtime yummier.

14. Tomato, Bacon and Arugula Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust

When you want a satisfying, healthy, and easy-to-make option for a quick lunch that’ll last a few days, quiche never disappoints. This one goes above and beyond in nutrition and taste, packing in plenty of produce alongside the meat, and including a simple sweet potato base for that crust-like crunch.

15. Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins

No need to fight off those relentless pizza cravings while on the Whole30—make these muffins instead! Brimming with sausage (check that there’s no added sugar), sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, a couple of these portable bites will totally hit the spot.

16. Sweet Potato Noodles and Apple Spinach Salad With Almond Dijon Vinaigrette

Use the Whole30 experience to experiment with unique salad combinations like this one. Packed with sliced almonds, a whole sweet potato, apples, and an almond-butter dressing, it’s not only creative, but also packed with ingredients to keep you happily full for hours.

17. Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh

While pulsed cauliflower is usually used as a replacement for rice, here it takes the place of cracked wheat to recreate a traditional Lebanese dish the Whole30 way. Make it a night in advance to let the olive oil and herbs soak into the veggies, and you’ve got a flavorful lunch ready to pack the next day.

18. Orange Almond Salad With Avocado

It’s hard not to look at the bright, happy colors in this sunny salad and not want to make it! Healthy fats dominate here, with almonds and avocado making for a creamy and crunchy contrast, while orange segments lift up the heavier ingredients with sweet, citrus juiciness.

19. Avocado Egg Salad

Since dairy, beans, and soy aren’t permitted on the strict Whole30, herbivores can find getting enough protein to be a real challenge. If you’re one of them, try this egg salad paired with a mashed avocado “dressing.” It’s a step up in flavor and nutrition from plain old hardboiled eggs and doesn’t require homemade mayo.

20. Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes

There are zucchini fritters and sweet potato pancakes. And then there are these latkes, which are somewhere in between. Using equal amounts of both green and orange veggies, they give you the best of both worlds.


20 Easy and Tasty Whole30 Lunch Recipes

We gave you Whole30 breakfast ideas. Then we rounded up Whole30 dinner recipes. Did you really think we’d leave you hanging for lunch? Not a chance!

Thanks to crazy weekday schedules, lunch is often as neglected as breakfast. Add the pressure of toting a homemade Whole30-friendly dish to work—and it can seem easier to just say “eff it” and forego lunch hour altogether.

But since skipping meals isn’t the best idea, we want to make sure you can fuel up properly without straying from the program. Take your pick from the dishes below.

1. Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries

This take on loaded fries may not be an exact replica of the popular pub lunch, but you may find you actually prefer it to the original. Replacing dairy with the heart-aiding fatty acids of guac and throwing romaine lettuce in for some extra vitamins, the Whole30-compliant update is incredibly fresh-tasting and won’t send you into food coma.Hass+avocado+composition+and+potential+health+effects.+Dreher+ML,+Davenport+AJ.+Critical+reviews+in+food+science+and+nutrition,+2013,+Dec.53(7):1549-7852.

2. Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos

The starchier cousin of bananas, plantains are available at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, sweet potatoes work just as well here. They take the place of tortilla chips, but topped with a generous mound of spiced lean turkey, they still pack all the flavors of traditional nachos.

3. Fiesta Chicken Salad

While many Whole30 chicken salads rely on a homemade mayonnaise, not all of us have the time, patience, or means to whisk up raw eggs with an immersion blender. Instead, try this mayo-free rendition, which gets its creamy texture from avocado and some Mexican flair from a few simple spices.

4. Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Sometimes you just need a good burger for lunch. And while there are plenty of healthy recipes out there, many use condiments that aren’t Whole30 friendly. Satisfy that craving the clean-eating way with this version.

5. Turkey, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

With all the ground turkey and veggies going on, this is more like a chunky stew than a soup. It may be a bit more chopping and simmering than what you’re used to in the middle of the day, but that’s exactly why this is such a perfect recipe to make on a weekend and have on hand for a no-brainer lunch all week.

6. Salmon Asparagus Bundles

We’re used to seeing asparagus bundled in bacon, but these roll-ups go for a lower-cholesterol protein, using salmon to wrap around the green spears and crisp bell pepper slices. Slightly broiled, these dainty little parcels can liven up your lunch break.

7. Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Proving again that you don’t need mayo to make deli salads delicious, this recipe subs in mashed avocado to get the same creamy feel but with many more healthy fats and fiber. Scooped into romaine leaves, this salad is better than the original in taste, nutrition, and presentation too!

8. Cold Poached Salmon

Poached salmon may sound bland at first glance, but this recipe is anything but. Simmered with chopped herbs, lemon, and garlic, the filet literally soaks up their fragrances and flavors. It’s one of the easiest ways to make the tastiest fish dish.

9. Crab Salad With a Fresh Coriander Dressing

Struggling with adding taste to dishes without dairy or sugar? Let Asian flavors come to the rescue. This recipe shows you how, using herbs like lemongrass and coriander for a fresh, clean dressing. It may become your new go-to long after you’re done with the Whole30.

10. Shrimp Avocado Salad

If you’re using preboiled shrimp, this no-cooking-required salad comes together in just a few minutes. With sharp red onion and cool avocado chunks accompanying the shellfish, the ingredients here make for a light but nutrient-dense meal.

11. Taco Salad

A colorful way to break up your workday, this taco salad puts just as much emphasis on including a variety of produce as it does on the meat. The best part? There’s so much to enjoy here that you don’t even a need to whisk up a dressing. Just a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon will do the trick.

12. Sausage and Kale Sauté

If you’re short on time but want a hot meal, this quick, four-ingredient recipe should be right up your alley. A fast 5 to 10 minute saute lets the kale and bell peppers retain their crispiness (plus many of their antioxidants) while making sure the meat is browned to perfection.

13. Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

It only takes five ingredients to make seven juicy beef burgers for each day of the week—just check your bacon’s label to make sure it’s Whole30 approved. Quick to put together, cost-efficient, and freezable, these patties will make your life easier—and lunchtime yummier.

14. Tomato, Bacon and Arugula Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust

When you want a satisfying, healthy, and easy-to-make option for a quick lunch that’ll last a few days, quiche never disappoints. This one goes above and beyond in nutrition and taste, packing in plenty of produce alongside the meat, and including a simple sweet potato base for that crust-like crunch.

15. Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins

No need to fight off those relentless pizza cravings while on the Whole30—make these muffins instead! Brimming with sausage (check that there’s no added sugar), sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, a couple of these portable bites will totally hit the spot.

16. Sweet Potato Noodles and Apple Spinach Salad With Almond Dijon Vinaigrette

Use the Whole30 experience to experiment with unique salad combinations like this one. Packed with sliced almonds, a whole sweet potato, apples, and an almond-butter dressing, it’s not only creative, but also packed with ingredients to keep you happily full for hours.

17. Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh

While pulsed cauliflower is usually used as a replacement for rice, here it takes the place of cracked wheat to recreate a traditional Lebanese dish the Whole30 way. Make it a night in advance to let the olive oil and herbs soak into the veggies, and you’ve got a flavorful lunch ready to pack the next day.

18. Orange Almond Salad With Avocado

It’s hard not to look at the bright, happy colors in this sunny salad and not want to make it! Healthy fats dominate here, with almonds and avocado making for a creamy and crunchy contrast, while orange segments lift up the heavier ingredients with sweet, citrus juiciness.

19. Avocado Egg Salad

Since dairy, beans, and soy aren’t permitted on the strict Whole30, herbivores can find getting enough protein to be a real challenge. If you’re one of them, try this egg salad paired with a mashed avocado “dressing.” It’s a step up in flavor and nutrition from plain old hardboiled eggs and doesn’t require homemade mayo.

20. Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes

There are zucchini fritters and sweet potato pancakes. And then there are these latkes, which are somewhere in between. Using equal amounts of both green and orange veggies, they give you the best of both worlds.


20 Easy and Tasty Whole30 Lunch Recipes

We gave you Whole30 breakfast ideas. Then we rounded up Whole30 dinner recipes. Did you really think we’d leave you hanging for lunch? Not a chance!

Thanks to crazy weekday schedules, lunch is often as neglected as breakfast. Add the pressure of toting a homemade Whole30-friendly dish to work—and it can seem easier to just say “eff it” and forego lunch hour altogether.

But since skipping meals isn’t the best idea, we want to make sure you can fuel up properly without straying from the program. Take your pick from the dishes below.

1. Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries

This take on loaded fries may not be an exact replica of the popular pub lunch, but you may find you actually prefer it to the original. Replacing dairy with the heart-aiding fatty acids of guac and throwing romaine lettuce in for some extra vitamins, the Whole30-compliant update is incredibly fresh-tasting and won’t send you into food coma.Hass+avocado+composition+and+potential+health+effects.+Dreher+ML,+Davenport+AJ.+Critical+reviews+in+food+science+and+nutrition,+2013,+Dec.53(7):1549-7852.

2. Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos

The starchier cousin of bananas, plantains are available at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, sweet potatoes work just as well here. They take the place of tortilla chips, but topped with a generous mound of spiced lean turkey, they still pack all the flavors of traditional nachos.

3. Fiesta Chicken Salad

While many Whole30 chicken salads rely on a homemade mayonnaise, not all of us have the time, patience, or means to whisk up raw eggs with an immersion blender. Instead, try this mayo-free rendition, which gets its creamy texture from avocado and some Mexican flair from a few simple spices.

4. Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Sometimes you just need a good burger for lunch. And while there are plenty of healthy recipes out there, many use condiments that aren’t Whole30 friendly. Satisfy that craving the clean-eating way with this version.

5. Turkey, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

With all the ground turkey and veggies going on, this is more like a chunky stew than a soup. It may be a bit more chopping and simmering than what you’re used to in the middle of the day, but that’s exactly why this is such a perfect recipe to make on a weekend and have on hand for a no-brainer lunch all week.

6. Salmon Asparagus Bundles

We’re used to seeing asparagus bundled in bacon, but these roll-ups go for a lower-cholesterol protein, using salmon to wrap around the green spears and crisp bell pepper slices. Slightly broiled, these dainty little parcels can liven up your lunch break.

7. Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Proving again that you don’t need mayo to make deli salads delicious, this recipe subs in mashed avocado to get the same creamy feel but with many more healthy fats and fiber. Scooped into romaine leaves, this salad is better than the original in taste, nutrition, and presentation too!

8. Cold Poached Salmon

Poached salmon may sound bland at first glance, but this recipe is anything but. Simmered with chopped herbs, lemon, and garlic, the filet literally soaks up their fragrances and flavors. It’s one of the easiest ways to make the tastiest fish dish.

9. Crab Salad With a Fresh Coriander Dressing

Struggling with adding taste to dishes without dairy or sugar? Let Asian flavors come to the rescue. This recipe shows you how, using herbs like lemongrass and coriander for a fresh, clean dressing. It may become your new go-to long after you’re done with the Whole30.

10. Shrimp Avocado Salad

If you’re using preboiled shrimp, this no-cooking-required salad comes together in just a few minutes. With sharp red onion and cool avocado chunks accompanying the shellfish, the ingredients here make for a light but nutrient-dense meal.

11. Taco Salad

A colorful way to break up your workday, this taco salad puts just as much emphasis on including a variety of produce as it does on the meat. The best part? There’s so much to enjoy here that you don’t even a need to whisk up a dressing. Just a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon will do the trick.

12. Sausage and Kale Sauté

If you’re short on time but want a hot meal, this quick, four-ingredient recipe should be right up your alley. A fast 5 to 10 minute saute lets the kale and bell peppers retain their crispiness (plus many of their antioxidants) while making sure the meat is browned to perfection.

13. Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

It only takes five ingredients to make seven juicy beef burgers for each day of the week—just check your bacon’s label to make sure it’s Whole30 approved. Quick to put together, cost-efficient, and freezable, these patties will make your life easier—and lunchtime yummier.

14. Tomato, Bacon and Arugula Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust

When you want a satisfying, healthy, and easy-to-make option for a quick lunch that’ll last a few days, quiche never disappoints. This one goes above and beyond in nutrition and taste, packing in plenty of produce alongside the meat, and including a simple sweet potato base for that crust-like crunch.

15. Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins

No need to fight off those relentless pizza cravings while on the Whole30—make these muffins instead! Brimming with sausage (check that there’s no added sugar), sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, a couple of these portable bites will totally hit the spot.

16. Sweet Potato Noodles and Apple Spinach Salad With Almond Dijon Vinaigrette

Use the Whole30 experience to experiment with unique salad combinations like this one. Packed with sliced almonds, a whole sweet potato, apples, and an almond-butter dressing, it’s not only creative, but also packed with ingredients to keep you happily full for hours.

17. Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh

While pulsed cauliflower is usually used as a replacement for rice, here it takes the place of cracked wheat to recreate a traditional Lebanese dish the Whole30 way. Make it a night in advance to let the olive oil and herbs soak into the veggies, and you’ve got a flavorful lunch ready to pack the next day.

18. Orange Almond Salad With Avocado

It’s hard not to look at the bright, happy colors in this sunny salad and not want to make it! Healthy fats dominate here, with almonds and avocado making for a creamy and crunchy contrast, while orange segments lift up the heavier ingredients with sweet, citrus juiciness.

19. Avocado Egg Salad

Since dairy, beans, and soy aren’t permitted on the strict Whole30, herbivores can find getting enough protein to be a real challenge. If you’re one of them, try this egg salad paired with a mashed avocado “dressing.” It’s a step up in flavor and nutrition from plain old hardboiled eggs and doesn’t require homemade mayo.

20. Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes

There are zucchini fritters and sweet potato pancakes. And then there are these latkes, which are somewhere in between. Using equal amounts of both green and orange veggies, they give you the best of both worlds.


20 Easy and Tasty Whole30 Lunch Recipes

We gave you Whole30 breakfast ideas. Then we rounded up Whole30 dinner recipes. Did you really think we’d leave you hanging for lunch? Not a chance!

Thanks to crazy weekday schedules, lunch is often as neglected as breakfast. Add the pressure of toting a homemade Whole30-friendly dish to work—and it can seem easier to just say “eff it” and forego lunch hour altogether.

But since skipping meals isn’t the best idea, we want to make sure you can fuel up properly without straying from the program. Take your pick from the dishes below.

1. Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries

This take on loaded fries may not be an exact replica of the popular pub lunch, but you may find you actually prefer it to the original. Replacing dairy with the heart-aiding fatty acids of guac and throwing romaine lettuce in for some extra vitamins, the Whole30-compliant update is incredibly fresh-tasting and won’t send you into food coma.Hass+avocado+composition+and+potential+health+effects.+Dreher+ML,+Davenport+AJ.+Critical+reviews+in+food+science+and+nutrition,+2013,+Dec.53(7):1549-7852.

2. Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos

The starchier cousin of bananas, plantains are available at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, sweet potatoes work just as well here. They take the place of tortilla chips, but topped with a generous mound of spiced lean turkey, they still pack all the flavors of traditional nachos.

3. Fiesta Chicken Salad

While many Whole30 chicken salads rely on a homemade mayonnaise, not all of us have the time, patience, or means to whisk up raw eggs with an immersion blender. Instead, try this mayo-free rendition, which gets its creamy texture from avocado and some Mexican flair from a few simple spices.

4. Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Sometimes you just need a good burger for lunch. And while there are plenty of healthy recipes out there, many use condiments that aren’t Whole30 friendly. Satisfy that craving the clean-eating way with this version.

5. Turkey, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

With all the ground turkey and veggies going on, this is more like a chunky stew than a soup. It may be a bit more chopping and simmering than what you’re used to in the middle of the day, but that’s exactly why this is such a perfect recipe to make on a weekend and have on hand for a no-brainer lunch all week.

6. Salmon Asparagus Bundles

We’re used to seeing asparagus bundled in bacon, but these roll-ups go for a lower-cholesterol protein, using salmon to wrap around the green spears and crisp bell pepper slices. Slightly broiled, these dainty little parcels can liven up your lunch break.

7. Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Proving again that you don’t need mayo to make deli salads delicious, this recipe subs in mashed avocado to get the same creamy feel but with many more healthy fats and fiber. Scooped into romaine leaves, this salad is better than the original in taste, nutrition, and presentation too!

8. Cold Poached Salmon

Poached salmon may sound bland at first glance, but this recipe is anything but. Simmered with chopped herbs, lemon, and garlic, the filet literally soaks up their fragrances and flavors. It’s one of the easiest ways to make the tastiest fish dish.

9. Crab Salad With a Fresh Coriander Dressing

Struggling with adding taste to dishes without dairy or sugar? Let Asian flavors come to the rescue. This recipe shows you how, using herbs like lemongrass and coriander for a fresh, clean dressing. It may become your new go-to long after you’re done with the Whole30.

10. Shrimp Avocado Salad

If you’re using preboiled shrimp, this no-cooking-required salad comes together in just a few minutes. With sharp red onion and cool avocado chunks accompanying the shellfish, the ingredients here make for a light but nutrient-dense meal.

11. Taco Salad

A colorful way to break up your workday, this taco salad puts just as much emphasis on including a variety of produce as it does on the meat. The best part? There’s so much to enjoy here that you don’t even a need to whisk up a dressing. Just a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon will do the trick.

12. Sausage and Kale Sauté

If you’re short on time but want a hot meal, this quick, four-ingredient recipe should be right up your alley. A fast 5 to 10 minute saute lets the kale and bell peppers retain their crispiness (plus many of their antioxidants) while making sure the meat is browned to perfection.

13. Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

It only takes five ingredients to make seven juicy beef burgers for each day of the week—just check your bacon’s label to make sure it’s Whole30 approved. Quick to put together, cost-efficient, and freezable, these patties will make your life easier—and lunchtime yummier.

14. Tomato, Bacon and Arugula Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust

When you want a satisfying, healthy, and easy-to-make option for a quick lunch that’ll last a few days, quiche never disappoints. This one goes above and beyond in nutrition and taste, packing in plenty of produce alongside the meat, and including a simple sweet potato base for that crust-like crunch.

15. Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins

No need to fight off those relentless pizza cravings while on the Whole30—make these muffins instead! Brimming with sausage (check that there’s no added sugar), sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, a couple of these portable bites will totally hit the spot.

16. Sweet Potato Noodles and Apple Spinach Salad With Almond Dijon Vinaigrette

Use the Whole30 experience to experiment with unique salad combinations like this one. Packed with sliced almonds, a whole sweet potato, apples, and an almond-butter dressing, it’s not only creative, but also packed with ingredients to keep you happily full for hours.

17. Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh

While pulsed cauliflower is usually used as a replacement for rice, here it takes the place of cracked wheat to recreate a traditional Lebanese dish the Whole30 way. Make it a night in advance to let the olive oil and herbs soak into the veggies, and you’ve got a flavorful lunch ready to pack the next day.

18. Orange Almond Salad With Avocado

It’s hard not to look at the bright, happy colors in this sunny salad and not want to make it! Healthy fats dominate here, with almonds and avocado making for a creamy and crunchy contrast, while orange segments lift up the heavier ingredients with sweet, citrus juiciness.

19. Avocado Egg Salad

Since dairy, beans, and soy aren’t permitted on the strict Whole30, herbivores can find getting enough protein to be a real challenge. If you’re one of them, try this egg salad paired with a mashed avocado “dressing.” It’s a step up in flavor and nutrition from plain old hardboiled eggs and doesn’t require homemade mayo.

20. Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes

There are zucchini fritters and sweet potato pancakes. And then there are these latkes, which are somewhere in between. Using equal amounts of both green and orange veggies, they give you the best of both worlds.


20 Easy and Tasty Whole30 Lunch Recipes

We gave you Whole30 breakfast ideas. Then we rounded up Whole30 dinner recipes. Did you really think we’d leave you hanging for lunch? Not a chance!

Thanks to crazy weekday schedules, lunch is often as neglected as breakfast. Add the pressure of toting a homemade Whole30-friendly dish to work—and it can seem easier to just say “eff it” and forego lunch hour altogether.

But since skipping meals isn’t the best idea, we want to make sure you can fuel up properly without straying from the program. Take your pick from the dishes below.

1. Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries

This take on loaded fries may not be an exact replica of the popular pub lunch, but you may find you actually prefer it to the original. Replacing dairy with the heart-aiding fatty acids of guac and throwing romaine lettuce in for some extra vitamins, the Whole30-compliant update is incredibly fresh-tasting and won’t send you into food coma.Hass+avocado+composition+and+potential+health+effects.+Dreher+ML,+Davenport+AJ.+Critical+reviews+in+food+science+and+nutrition,+2013,+Dec.53(7):1549-7852.

2. Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos

The starchier cousin of bananas, plantains are available at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, sweet potatoes work just as well here. They take the place of tortilla chips, but topped with a generous mound of spiced lean turkey, they still pack all the flavors of traditional nachos.

3. Fiesta Chicken Salad

While many Whole30 chicken salads rely on a homemade mayonnaise, not all of us have the time, patience, or means to whisk up raw eggs with an immersion blender. Instead, try this mayo-free rendition, which gets its creamy texture from avocado and some Mexican flair from a few simple spices.

4. Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Sometimes you just need a good burger for lunch. And while there are plenty of healthy recipes out there, many use condiments that aren’t Whole30 friendly. Satisfy that craving the clean-eating way with this version.

5. Turkey, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

With all the ground turkey and veggies going on, this is more like a chunky stew than a soup. It may be a bit more chopping and simmering than what you’re used to in the middle of the day, but that’s exactly why this is such a perfect recipe to make on a weekend and have on hand for a no-brainer lunch all week.

6. Salmon Asparagus Bundles

We’re used to seeing asparagus bundled in bacon, but these roll-ups go for a lower-cholesterol protein, using salmon to wrap around the green spears and crisp bell pepper slices. Slightly broiled, these dainty little parcels can liven up your lunch break.

7. Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Proving again that you don’t need mayo to make deli salads delicious, this recipe subs in mashed avocado to get the same creamy feel but with many more healthy fats and fiber. Scooped into romaine leaves, this salad is better than the original in taste, nutrition, and presentation too!

8. Cold Poached Salmon

Poached salmon may sound bland at first glance, but this recipe is anything but. Simmered with chopped herbs, lemon, and garlic, the filet literally soaks up their fragrances and flavors. It’s one of the easiest ways to make the tastiest fish dish.

9. Crab Salad With a Fresh Coriander Dressing

Struggling with adding taste to dishes without dairy or sugar? Let Asian flavors come to the rescue. This recipe shows you how, using herbs like lemongrass and coriander for a fresh, clean dressing. It may become your new go-to long after you’re done with the Whole30.

10. Shrimp Avocado Salad

If you’re using preboiled shrimp, this no-cooking-required salad comes together in just a few minutes. With sharp red onion and cool avocado chunks accompanying the shellfish, the ingredients here make for a light but nutrient-dense meal.

11. Taco Salad

A colorful way to break up your workday, this taco salad puts just as much emphasis on including a variety of produce as it does on the meat. The best part? There’s so much to enjoy here that you don’t even a need to whisk up a dressing. Just a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon will do the trick.

12. Sausage and Kale Sauté

If you’re short on time but want a hot meal, this quick, four-ingredient recipe should be right up your alley. A fast 5 to 10 minute saute lets the kale and bell peppers retain their crispiness (plus many of their antioxidants) while making sure the meat is browned to perfection.

13. Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

It only takes five ingredients to make seven juicy beef burgers for each day of the week—just check your bacon’s label to make sure it’s Whole30 approved. Quick to put together, cost-efficient, and freezable, these patties will make your life easier—and lunchtime yummier.

14. Tomato, Bacon and Arugula Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust

When you want a satisfying, healthy, and easy-to-make option for a quick lunch that’ll last a few days, quiche never disappoints. This one goes above and beyond in nutrition and taste, packing in plenty of produce alongside the meat, and including a simple sweet potato base for that crust-like crunch.

15. Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins

No need to fight off those relentless pizza cravings while on the Whole30—make these muffins instead! Brimming with sausage (check that there’s no added sugar), sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic, a couple of these portable bites will totally hit the spot.

16. Sweet Potato Noodles and Apple Spinach Salad With Almond Dijon Vinaigrette

Use the Whole30 experience to experiment with unique salad combinations like this one. Packed with sliced almonds, a whole sweet potato, apples, and an almond-butter dressing, it’s not only creative, but also packed with ingredients to keep you happily full for hours.

17. Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh

While pulsed cauliflower is usually used as a replacement for rice, here it takes the place of cracked wheat to recreate a traditional Lebanese dish the Whole30 way. Make it a night in advance to let the olive oil and herbs soak into the veggies, and you’ve got a flavorful lunch ready to pack the next day.

18. Orange Almond Salad With Avocado

It’s hard not to look at the bright, happy colors in this sunny salad and not want to make it! Healthy fats dominate here, with almonds and avocado making for a creamy and crunchy contrast, while orange segments lift up the heavier ingredients with sweet, citrus juiciness.

19. Avocado Egg Salad

Since dairy, beans, and soy aren’t permitted on the strict Whole30, herbivores can find getting enough protein to be a real challenge. If you’re one of them, try this egg salad paired with a mashed avocado “dressing.” It’s a step up in flavor and nutrition from plain old hardboiled eggs and doesn’t require homemade mayo.

20. Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes

There are zucchini fritters and sweet potato pancakes. And then there are these latkes, which are somewhere in between. Using equal amounts of both green and orange veggies, they give you the best of both worlds.