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20 Best Whole30 Recipes

June 11, 2024

We’ve rounded up our 20 best Whole30 recipes to help you kick off a 30 days of healthy eating.


Steak Bites and Sweet potatoes with curry aioli in a pan

A Whole 30 Dinner for Every Weeknight This Month!

If you’ve ever done Whole30, you know that it’s all about having a meal plan—tried, true, delicious and easy Whole30 recipes to get you through with success. You know the recipes I’m talking about—flavorful, colorful, easy meals that feel as good as they taste, and definitely don’t feel like a sacrifice. Recipes so good, they just might find a spot in your weeknight dinner rotation after the month is over.

Here, we’ve rounded up our 20 best Whole30 recipes to help you kick off a month of healthy eating. It’s tempting to embark on a diet with a list of all of the things that you can’t eat in your mind. But we say, why not focus on all of the delicious things you can eat?! With these Whole30-approved recipes in your arsenal, you can think of this month as a celebration of cooking and enjoying good food, rather than a time of deprivation.

Steak Bites And Sweet Potatoes with curry aioli whole 30 approved
Sweet Potato Carnitas Hash with two fried eggs in a pan.

All Our Favorite Whole30 Lunches.

Whole30 approved Roasted Chicken With Cabbage
best whole30 recipe Roast Beef simmered in a red curry Sauce in a pot

Whole 30 Dinner Recipes Everyone Will Love.

  • This Skillet Roasted Chicken with Cabbage is easy, delicious and most importantly whole thirty approved! As the chicken roasts, it braises the bed of cabbage, making it the perfect one-pan meal and not to mention one of our favorite whole30 chicken recipes ever!
  • Serve our simple Roast Beef Red Curry over a pile of cauliflower rice for comforting, warmly spiced addition to your Whole30 meal plan.
  • A simple Curried Pumpkin Coconut Soup is rich and comforting, and will get no complaints from any non-Whole30-ers in your household.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with lime juice, olive oil and taco seasoning.
low carb dinner of sliced up steak served with homemade whole30 chimichurri

Whole 30 Meals That Taste So. Damn. Good.

  • Bake up a double batch of our Chicken Fajita Sheet Pan Dinner and you’ll have at least one dinner, plus fajita-style salads for a weeks’ worth of lunches, too! Top with a bright, limey, Whole30 approved dressing.
  • Honestly, killer condiments are one of the secrets to surviving Whole30, and since a lot of store-bought stuff is a no-no, you’ve got to get comfortable making your own. Enter chimichurri! Naturally Whole30 approved, it is amazing on this Chimichurri Steak and everything else for that matter! Definitely one of our Whole30 BFFs.
  • Deprivation? What? Roasty, stewy, and topped in an almost-carb-y topping, glorious Healthy Shepherds Pie is a soul-soothing Whole30 that doesn’t disappoint.
Whole30 approved shrimp and sausage sheet pan dinner with asparagus
Whole 30 approved Italian Wedding Soup

We've Got The Best Whole 30 Recipes, Promise.

  • Sheet pan, sheet pan, sheet pan. We love a one-pan meal and it doesn’t get any easier than this Shrimp and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner. Slathered with a lemony aioli, it’s just the kind of everyday luxury that makes a challenge like Whole30 feel not just doable but—dare we say—fun!
  • Our Healthy Italian Wedding Soup is made with cauliflower rice in place of the more traditional pasta, and the easy drop-and-boil meatballs will save you time and energy.
  • We eat with our eyes first, and this rainbow-hued Tropical Kale Salad is a visual (and actual) feast, sure to perk you up when you hit a mid-Whole30 slump.
Whole 30 Approved chicken tenders with coconut and almond flour
whole 30 approved creamy tikka masala chicken soup in a bowl topped with coconut milk and fresh cilantro

All Our Favorite Whole 30 Diet Recipes All in One Place.

  • Would you believe me if I told you that you can have Chicken Tenders on Whole30? Well you can if they’re these coconut chicken tenders. We’ve swapped AP flour for almond flour, and get a helping hand from shredded coconut to make this kid-friendly classic juicy and crisp. You'll just need to find a Whole30-approved dipping sauce to go with them, because our honey mustard unfortunately isn't whole 30 compliant.
  • Tikka Masala Soup is one of our most loved recipes of all time, and—you guessed it—it’s also Whole 30-approved. Win-win!
  • Meat, and some meat, plus more meat, our rich Crockpot Paleo Chili is here for you if you’re going super hardcore Whole30 and giving up beans.
Crispy Roasted Potatoes With Gremolata on a sheet pan whole 30 recipes
Green Curry Salmon with red peppers and cilantro in a pan whole 30 diet meals

A Few More of Our Best Recipes, Just For You!

  • Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Gremolata: oh my! You’ll make this one over and over again throughout the Whole30, and anyone who gets to dine in your kitchen this month—friends, family, kiddos—will thank you for it.
  • Lighten things up with this fragrant Green Curry Salmon. Spicy and vegetable-loaded, it’s a refreshing bright spot any day of the week.
  • Vegetable Curry Soup is one of our other favorite ways to lighten things up during Whole30. A rich and creamy coconut broth, studded with hearty vegetables—we love to double it and have lunches covered for at least a few days.
  • To keep these Larb Lettuce Cups in sync with Whole30, just skip the toasted rice and swap those coconut aminos for the sugar and soy sauce! Easy peasy, it’s everyone’s weeknight fave.

Did you whip up any—or all!—of these Whole30 Recipes?

We’d love to hear about it! Post a picture to Instagram and tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper so we can celebrate your dinner win along with you. Happy eating

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Questions & Reviews

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  • Jill

    Do you have a banana nut recipe that is in American measurements on European?

    Do you mean banana bread? We have a banana bread recipe in american measurements.

  • Jake

    agreeing with the other comment, it's kinda lame to see a recipe that says, "there is a time and place for tender flour tortillas and chicken fajitas are it," on a Whole30 recipe round-up.

    Maybe the "20 Best Whole30 Recipes" shouldn't need alterations to comply, especially when the recipe in question describes the flour tortillas as being so critical.

    What I love about this recipe in general is that it normally isn't the case that an entire family (kids included) are all doing whole30 together. When I have done whole30 in the past, I make this recipe for dinner (because it is still soooo good without the tortillas) and I feed the tortillas to my kids and husband and I skip it and add lettuce. Some people also like to learn how to make easy swaps and alterations to regular recipes to help make them whole3 friendly.

  • Meghan

    This is a great list, but tough to say its whole30 compliant especially those fajitas since corn is not a whoel30 approved food.

    In the fajitas post, it suggests to eat it as a salad for whole30 compliance. The recipe for the fajitas themselves is actually whole30!

  • Laurie


    THanks Laurie!

  • Deborah

    These look delicious! Can't wait to try these.

    Thanks Deborah, can't wiat to hear how you like them!

  • Salem

    Best place I go to online and Instagram for real food every day.
    Classic, classy, and timeless cooking. Every recipe is detailed, organized, and delicious. I’ve referenced their techniques and lists and stories on Instagram for everything from cocktails & apps to no-fail desserts and all things holiday, Whole 30 and more. The women are super relatable, funny, and care about empowering people to cook, entertain, and make amazing clean food. Bravo 💯

    Thank you so much Salem, this is so kind! We are so happy you love our recipes!

  • Ashley

    We absolutely loved this meal. It will be a Whole 30 staple for us moving forward. Fairly easy to make and wonderful flavor!

    So glad you enjoyed it Ashley!

  • kaitlinwelch

    Just finished Whole30 and I’m not exaggerating when I say this list was a lifesaver! We ate at least three of these recipes every week and they are now staples in our home even after finishing Whole30. Thank you for all the work you did putting this together!

    Yay! This is the best news! So glad it helped.