The Whole 30 diet is all the rage right now, and for good reason. It's principles are clear-cut: cut out sugar, processed foods, bread, dairy, alcohol and legumes to restore your body to its most pure state. I know...that sounds like everything good, (we didn't say it was easy!) but hear me out. This diet has proven to yield incredible results for its many followers, and it could for you too! There are some wonderful, innovative angels on the internet who have figured out some great ways to make Whole 30-compliant meals that don't make us miss any of that junk at all! Here are 7 great recipes to get you started.
1. Watermelon Salad w/ Lemon Vinaigrette
This refreshing salad combines classic summer favorites for a crispy, crunchy salad packed with flavor and nutrients. Check out the super easy recipe here!
2. Spicy Pork with Pea Tips & Zucchini Noodles
Spiralized zucchini replaces noodles in this zesty salad, but you probably won't miss those at all thanks to all the amazing seasonings in this dish. Follow the recipe here!
3. Turkey-Bacon-Avocado Sliders
I know, replacing bread sounds like a total downgrade, but once you try sweet potatoes as buns I think you'll be a-ok with the idea. This classic sammy has everything but the bread, and more than makes up for it with all the nutrients and flavor the sweet potato brings. Check out the recipe here!
4. Mini Taco Nacho Peppers
This tasty, colorful dish is a feast for the eyes and tongue, and will probably become a staple at all of your parties from here on out. Find the recipe for these little guys here!
5. Beef & Chorizo Sliders on Grilled Sweet Potato "Buns"
Our favorite bun replacements are back in this yummy slider. Learn how to make them here.
6. Pesto Chicken Potato Pasta
Another tasty replacement for spaghetti noodles? Potatoes! Learn how to swap your pasta for potatoes with this delicious recipe.
7. Egg Muffins with Crispy Bacon and Kale
These scrumptious little morsels pack a ton of flavor into a small, muffin-sized package. Check out the recipe here!