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When it comes to healthy ways of eating, the whole30 diet/program is certainly an interesting option to try out.
As it turns out, focusing on rich whole foods like fruits, veggies, meats, seafood and other healthy unprocessed foods, does come with its perks.
But eating healthier doesn’t necessarily have to be boring or feel like a chore. And I’m going to show you.
If you’re looking for the best whole 30 recipes to enjoy without stress, then you’re in the right place.
Here, I’ve gathered a nice collection of 30 incredibly delicious whole30 dinner recipes that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
These whole30 dinners are super easy to make, incredibly tasty and come together pretty quickly too. So you can say goodbye to stressful weeknight meals.
Alright. Let’s get right into it.
Before we get into all the yummy stuff, let’s take a quick look at what the whole30 diet/program is, and what it entails.
As the name implies, “whole30” revolves around eating rich and healthy whole foods for a period of 30 days.
This aims to accomplish several things, like helping your body achieve a sort of “reset” from unhealthy foods, and also helping you get a better understanding of how different individual foods, or food groups could be affecting you.
Foods you’re allowed to eat include fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds, meats, seafood, eggs, healthy fats, as well as natural herbs and spices.
Foods you’re supposed to avoid include natural and artificial sugars, grains, legumes (except green beans and some peas), dairy, processed foods, as well as alcohol.
To get a more in-depth explanation on how it all works, check out the complete list of rules for whole30 on the official website.
Now that we’re done with the basics, let’s get straight into the yummy stuff. Here are 30 irresistible whole30 dinners you’re going to want to have on repeat.
30 Delicious Whole30 Dinners
1) Whole30 Orange Chicken
The traditional restaurant/takeout version of this delight may not be as healthy, but this one certainly is. And it’s still every bit as amazing.
Thanks to a few healthier food swaps, this delicious orange chicken packs in all the flavor and yummy goodness of the traditional takeout version, while still keeping things whole30 compliant.
And the best part is that it comes together in under 30 minutes from scratch.
2) Creamy Garlic Chicken
This yummy whole30 dinner features tender and juicy chicken breasts, pan-fried and cooked to perfection in a creamy buttery ghee sauce. This healthy dinner requires just a handful of ingredients, and yet packs a ton of flavor.
Plus it comes together pretty easily in under 30 minutes from start to finish. Serve with your favorite veggies of choice and enjoy.
3) Whole30 Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Speaking of creamy and yummy delights to enjoy without guilt, this instant pot butter chicken is definitely a must-try. It’s super easy to make, healthy, and packed with tons of flavor.
Plus, the use of the instant pot here will save you a lot of time and extra stress. To keep things whole30, serve over cauliflower rice or zoodles and enjoy.
4) Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
If you’re looking for more amazing recipes to make in your instant pot, then look no further. This delicious homemade beef and broccoli recipe will give your favorite takeout a run for its money. Plus it’s ready in under 30 minutes from scratch too.
5) Instant Pot Egg Roll Bowl
When it comes to effortless weeknight dinners, the classic egg roll in a bowl is one tasty delight you can always count on.
This one combines juicy and perfectly seasoned ground meat of your choice, with tasty veggies like cabbage, carrots and onions, all cooked to perfection in the instant pot.
The entire recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes from scratch, and even less if you decide to use a premade coleslaw mix.
6) Creamy Tuscan Chicken
This creamy Tuscan chicken is sure to have you reaching for a second plate. It features juicy chicken thighs, cooked alongside spinach and tomatoes, in a rich creamy sauce.
The whole recipe is whole30 compliant, and comes together easily in under 30 minutes from start to finish. Serve over some zoodles or caulirice and enjoy.
7) Chicken Teriyaki Sheet Pan
Sheet pan meals are a complete lifesaver when it comes to those busy weeknights. They’re super easy to make, healthy, delicious and require very little cleanup afterwards. Now that’s a combination you don’t see every day.
This chicken teriyaki sheet pan combines juicy chicken breasts, with veggies like carrots, zucchini and broccoli, alongside some pineapple chunks as well, all blessed with a whole30 compliant teriyaki sauce, and baked to perfection.
You only need about 10 minutes of prep to get this going, and it comes out as tasty as can be.
8) Whole30 Mediterranean Chicken
This yummy whole30 dinner features juicy pan-seared chicken, served over a bed of tasty and healthy veggies (tomatoes, spinach, and artichokes). Super easy to make, healthy, and sure to satisfy your cravings.
9) Creamy Chicken, Broccoli & Bacon Casserole
Looking for a casserole that’s both easy to make, delicious and whole30 compliant? Well look no further.
This chicken, broccoli and bacon casserole made with a creamy cashew sauce meets all the above criteria, and more. And making it couldn’t possibly be any easier. You’ll certainly be going back for seconds.
10) Whole30 Chicken Curry
Creamy, healthy and full of flavor, this chicken curry is the perfect definition of comfort food.
It combines cubed chicken thighs, alongside tasty veggies like cauliflower and butternut squash, all cooked to creamy perfection in the best curry sauce, and topped off with tasty cashew nuts for the big finish.
This tasty curry comes together pretty easily, and you’ll be sure to have it on repeat. Pair with some caulirice and enjoy.
11) Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup
This healthy chicken pot pie soup packs in all the yummy goodness from your favorite chicken pot pie, minus the extra stress that would’ve gone into making the crust (which isn’t whole30 by the way).
This creamy delight is way easier to make, much healthier, and also comes together in under 30 minutes from start to finish.
12) Whole30 Chili
No matter the occasion, you can always count on a nice warm bowl of chili to satisfy your cravings. This delicious chili recipe keeps things whole30 compliant by leaving out the beans, and instead, packs in enough juicy ground beef and veggies to make up for it.
And it only takes about 10 minutes of hands-on time to get this going. You’ll thank yourself afterwards.
13) Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Now this is something that’s sure to make both the seafood and non-seafood lovers go crazy (in a good way of course).
It features tender, juicy and perfectly-grilled salmon, topped with a creamy avocado salsa. Simple, easy, and yet so good. And it takes just 10 short minutes to make this from start to finish.
14) Whole30 Taco Salad
Now this isn’t your average regular salad. Made with well-seasoned taco meat, tomatoes, lettuce, salsa and guacamole, this taco salad is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you drooling for more. And it’s ready easily in under 25 minutes from scratch.
15) Spicy Southwest Whole30 Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers are another incredible whole30 dinner idea you can make quickly, easily, and without stress.
These southwest stuffed peppers are made with a nice ground turkey, spinach and pine nut filling, and also pack a ton of flavor thanks to the wonderful seasoning used here. And they’re ready in under 30 minutes from start to finish too.
16) Steak Bites with Sweet Potatoes and Peppers
These whole30 steak bites have everything you’re looking for in the perfect weeknight dinner. Easy to make, healthy, delicious and full of flavor. Plus, the fact that they’re all made in one pan means even less work for you afterwards.
17) Paleo Chicken Alfredo with Spaghetti Squash
Your regular pasta may not exactly be whole30 compliant, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on all your pasta-inspired dishes altogether.
This delicious chicken Alfredo uses spaghetti squash in place of regular pasta, and also uses cashews to create the perfectly creamy, delicious and whole30 compliant Alfredo sauce as well. It comes out every bit as delicious, and is sure to satisfy your cravings.
18) Curry Butternut Squash Noodles
When it comes to healthier substitutes to regular pasta, you can always count on a variety of spiralized veggies, such as zucchini, and butternut squash to save the day.
This healthy whole30 dinner combines butternut squash noodles, alongside other tasty veggies like peppers, onions and spinach, in a rich and creamy curry sauce. Easy, healthy, delicious, and ready in under 30 minutes too.
19) Whole30 Chicken Shepherd’s Pie
This chicken shepherd’s pie is the perfect healthy comfort food to satisfy your cravings during this program.
While the traditional cottage/shepherd’s pie calls for ingredients like cheese, heavy cream, butter, and so on, this version keeps things lighter, and whole30 compliant, thanks to a few healthier food swaps, and it still comes out every bit as amazing.
20) Mexican Sweet Potato Chicken Soup
Speaking of cozy delights to enjoy, this delicious sweet potato chicken soup is the perfect mix of yummy and healthy.
With juicy chicken, Mexican peppers, and other tasty veggies like sweet potatoes, spinach, and cauliflower, all cooked to creamy and tasty perfection, there’s no way anyone could resist this. And of course, it’s also ready in under 30 minutes too.
21) Five Ingredient One Pan Tuscan Pork Loin
You don’t necessarily need a million ingredients to create something epic in the kitchen. This delicious one pan pork lion requires just 5 simple ingredients, and about 5 short minutes of your time.
Simple, easy, stress-free, and yet so finger-licking good. It’s sure to become a weeknight favorite even after your whole30 program.
22) Loaded Burger Bowls
Forget the buns. These loaded burger bowls are packed with all the yummy goodness from your favorite burgers, minus the extra carbs. Not only are these way easier to make, but also way healthier. You’ll certainly be having these on repeat.
23) One Pan Creamy Garlic Shrimp
Chicken and beef aren’t the only proteins that deserve love on the whole30 program. There are lots of amazing seafood recipes you can still enjoy.
This one pan creamy garlic shrimp with spinach and tomatoes is one seafood delight that’s sure to please both seafood lovers and non-seafood lovers alike. It’s unbelievably easy to prepare, and ready in under 30 minutes too. Serve with some caulirice and enjoy.
24) Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Still on the subject of delicious seafood-inspired recipes, this Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a must try. It combines spiralized zucchini and juicy shrimp, in a nice Italian Arrabbiata tomato sauce (also whole30 compliant).
You could easily whip this up in less than 15 minutes from scratch, and it’s all made in one pan. What more could you possibly ask for?
25) Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Meatballs
Your traditional meatballs might not be whole30 compliant, but these sure are. And they’re still every bit as delicious. Plus, you’d be surprised at how easy these are to make.
These BBQ chicken meatballs require just 3 simple ingredients and come together in under 20 minutes from start to finish. You’re welcome.
26) Mango Chicken With Coconut Cauliflower Rice
This whole30 mango chicken is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. It features perfectly crispy chicken cubes, cooked to perfection in a thick and creamy mango sauce, and served over a bed of cauliflower rice.
Don’t be deceived. This mango chicken is pretty quick and easy to put together, and is ready in under 30 minutes from scratch too.
27) Persian Spiced Pan Roasted Chicken
The allure of juicy chicken, cooked to perfection alongside a variety of tasty veggies is one that’s difficult to resist.
This pan roasted chicken with tomatoes and potatoes, packs in a ton of flavor as well as a nice nutritional punch. It’s sure to become a weeknight favorite at your home.
28) Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup
The word “cheeseburger” doesn’t exactly sound like something you’d be able to have on a whole30 program. But this is one special exception.
This cheeseburger soup packs in all the yummy goodness from your favorite cheeseburger, while using good-for-you, healthy and whole30 compliant ingredients. You only need about 15 minutes of hands-on time to get this going, and then your crockpot handles the rest.
29) Buffalo Ranch Chicken Casserole
This delicious chicken casserole will make you feel like you’re cheating on your diet. Except you’re not.
It uses spaghetti squash in place of regular pasta, as well as a number of other healthier and whole30 compliant items to deliver the yummy goodness that’ll keep you coming back for more.
30) Garlic Mushroom & Bacon Chicken Thighs
Chicken and bacon are truly a match made in heaven. This healthy whole30 dinner features a nice chicken bacon combo, cooked to perfection in a creamy mushroom sauce, and in under 30 minutes too. This is sure to be a weeknight classic.
As you can see eating healthier on the whole30 program doesn’t have to be boring. These delicious whole30 dinner recipes will more than satisfy your cravings. You won’t even feel like you’re on a diet.
Which one of these yummy delights is your favorite? Let me know down in the comments.