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21 Easy Whole30 Dinners You’ll Actually Want to Eat

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21 easy, healthy, and compliant Whole30 dinners that you’ll actually want to eat week after week. 21 delicious quick recipes that can be made in the Instant Pot, crockpot, or stovetop.

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I love dinner recipes because I LOVE dinner. As the parent of two young boys, dinner means I have survived most of the day, bathtime is nigh, and the chance to sit in silence for a few minutes is close at hand.

But, if you’re doing a Whole30 round or have family members who are paleo, dairy-free, or gluten-free, trying to figure out what to eat for dinner can seem stressful. I got you. We came here to kick dinner’s ass and chew bubble gum.

And I’m all out of bubble gum. Because you know, not Whole30 compliant.

TOOLS THAT WILL HELP YOU ROCK YOUR WHOLE30 Dinner GAME

Setting yourself up for fast prep and proper storage means you’ll be whipping up these Whole30 dinners at lightning speed!

  • Glass Storage Containers – have everything stored in these safe and air-tight containers. See-through containers mean nothing is hiding in the fridge going to waste.
  • Glass meal prep containers – if you’re like me and hate food touching, these are the perfect meal prep containers. Divided so no food can mingle and contaminate the other stuff. As it should be.
  • Food processor – it chops, blends, dices, and mixes. I have had this same food processor for over 10 years and it is a kitchen workhorse!
  • The greatest all-purpose mixing bowl – it is glass but not too heavy, has a great handle, can go in the fridge or freezer, and even has measurements right there!
  • Immersion blender – whipping up a ton of eggs at once or a sauce has never been easier thanks to this stick blender. Oh, and clean up is a breeze because this gem is dishwasher safe!
  • Baking sheets – I own so many of these and they are in constant rotation. They’re great for baking (see how to bake bacon), roasting, and freezing make-ahead goods in a single layer. And in a pinch, you can use them to cover a frying pan or large pot. Or in my case, deflect Nerf bullets that are flying at my face while I’ll cook.

Where Should I Shop For a Whole30 Groceries/Supplies?

Need help getting started off on the right foot? Download my totally free Trader Joe’s Whole30 Shopping List and Whole30 Costco Shopping List. I have done all the work for you with checking ingredients and figuring out safe foods.

Happy shopping!

Where Can You Get Affordable Organic Meat?

Whole30 and paleo cooking can mean more meat than you are used to eating. Both dietary lifestyles recommend pasture-raised and organic meat, but holy crap that can get expensive!

I’m blessed that we have a local butcher for buying organic meat, but we also have a monthly Butcher Box subscription. Butcher Box sources only organic and free-range meat for their customers and ships them to your home once a month.

The meat is super high-quality and we’ve always had an amazing selection sent each month. In addition to what they pick for you, you’re able to add specific cuts and types of meat to your box. And yes, they have Whole30 compliant bacon!

Even with our local source, we still look forward to our monthly Butcher Box delivery.

Whole30 Soup Recipes

Start with what you love, right? I could eat soup at least once a day and have been known to have leftover soup for breakfast. Soup rules!

Whole30 Tomato Soup 

Whole30 Tomato Soup (Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Vegan)
Fresh and healthy, this Whole30 Tomato Soup tastes like a bowl full of summer! Use canned tomatoes for a creamy and delicious meal.
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Two bowls of Whole30 tomato soup with parsley

Two bowls of Whole30 tomato soup with parsley

Instant Pot Carrot Soup With Garlicky Greens from Hey Nutrition Lady – This Instant Pot Carrot Soup is so creamy and delicious you won’t believe it’s healthy! This recipe is easy to make, with Thai red curry paste, coconut milk, and tahini, and is totally vegan paleo, and Whole 30 compliant.

instant pot carrot soup for whole30 dinners

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Whole30 Potato Soup 

Whole30 Potato Soup {Whole30, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free}
A cozy bowl of comfort food, Whole30 Potato Soup is a healthy and simple dinner. This is one of the easiest and most delicious Whole30 recipes you'll ever make!
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a bowl of whole30 potato soup with bacon and green onions

a bowl of whole30 potato soup with bacon and green onions

Whole30 Mediterranean Soup With Sausage from What a Girl Eats – This Whole30 Mediterranean Soup with Sausage is loaded with Italian style sausage and vegetables, and finished with a swirl of Pistou.

Whole30 sausage soup for whole30 dinners

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Kale and Sweet Potato Stew With Cashew Coconut Cream from Chef Sous Chef – Light and creamy from the cashew coconut sauce, our Kale & Sweet Potato Stew is comforting, hearty and the ultimate dish to add to your meal plan rotation. 

kale and sweet potato soup for whole30 dinners

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Whole30 Chicken Recipes

Healthy Orange Chicken 

Instant Pot Orange Chicken {Whole30, Paleo, GF, Keto}
You're going to love this tender, juicy, and incredibly flavorful Healthy Orange Chicken! This is the best recipe for family-friendly Whole30 orange chicken or paleo orange chicken.
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Almond Coconut Crusted Chicken Fingers from Haute & Healthy Living –

whole30 chicken fingers in a container for whole30 dinners

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Paleo Roasted Chicken 

Paleo Roasted Chicken {Whole30 Roasted Chicken}
Learn the secrets to making the perfect roasted chicken each and every time. This dry-brined chicken is hands down the best chicken you will ever make. Perfect for a Sunday meal or as part of a weekly meal prep, you'll love this juicy and flavorful easy to make chicken.
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Roasted chicken on a white platter with rosemary and fresh lemons

paleo roasted chicken with lemons on a plate for whole30 dinners

One Skillet Keto Portuguese Style Chicken from Beauty and the Foodie – A simple, super flavorful, one skillet keto Portuguese style chicken dish that is low in carbs, paleo, and Whole30.

portugeuse chicken in a pan for whole30 dinners

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Whole30 Bruschetta Chicken Recipe 

Whole30 Bruschetta Chicken
This delicious Bruschetta Chicken in the Instant Pot or crockpot is an easy weeknight recipe that the whole family will love.
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a bowl of whole30 bruschetta chicken with basil and a fork

whole30 bruschetta chicken in a bowl for whole30 dinners

Whole30 Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles from The Clean Eating Couple – Whole30 Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles are a delicious, simple dinner. Paleo and gluten free, this easy dinner comes together in under 30 minutes!

whole30 pesto noodles for whole30 dinners

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Basil Thai Chicken With Zoodles 

Thai Basil Chicken Recipe - Pad Krapow {Whole30, Paleo}
Delicious and easy homemade takeout in under 20 minutes, this Basil Thai Chicken With Zoodles will be your new favorite dish. Full of flavor and easily adaptable to any dietary needs.
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Basil Thai Chicken With Zoodles in a bowl with chopsticks

basil thai chicken in a bowl for whole30 dinners

Whole30 Beef Recipes

Whole30 Beef Stew 

Whole30 Beef Stew {Instant Pot, Slow Cooker}
Need a quick, easy, and hearty dinner that the whole family will love? This Whole30 Beef Stew is the best stew you can whip up in under 90 minutes.
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whole30 beef stew in a blue bowl with a spoon and a grey cloth

whole30 beef stew in a blue bowl for whole30 dinners

Instant Pot Pot Roast from Recipes From a Pantry – This pot roast recipe (using fresh or frozen meat) is tender, flavourful and the perfect one-pot meal. Suitable for Keto, Paleo, Whole 30 and gluten-free dieters.

instant pot pot roast in a white pan for whole30 dinners

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Weeknight Paleo Ground Beef Stroganoff from Hot Pan Kitchen – This Weeknight Paleo Ground Beef Stroganoff is so easy to put together. It uses coconut cream to replace the sour cream, making itdairy-freee, and bonus, it’s Whole30 compliant. It’s clean eating comfort food.

paleo beef stroganoff on a white plate for whole30 dinners

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Paleo/Whole Korean BQ Beef (Bulgogi) from The Organic Kitchen – probably one of the most popular barbecue meats, bulgogi is a traditional Korean dish known for its addictive sweet and salty combo. 

whole30 bulgogi with veggies in a pan for whole30 dinners

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Misc. Whole30 Recipes

Ridiculously Easy Paleo Salmon Cakes 

Paleo Salmon Cakes {Whole30, Paleo, Keto, GF}
These healthy and freezer-friendly Paleo Salmon Cakes are outrageously tasty! Using canned wild salmon, this recipe is a speedy paleo, Whole30 compliant dinner.
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a platter of paleo salmon cakes with cilantro and chimichurri

paleo salmon cakes with cilantro chimichurri on a plate for whole30 dinners

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Healthy Taco Skillet from Blue Bowl – A super fast and veggie-packed weeknight meal made with ground turkey, cherry tomatoes, spinach, spices, and soft eggs! Clean-eating done right!

healthy taco skillet with eggs for whole30 dinners

Photo courtesy of Blue Bowl Recipes

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Singapore Street “Noodles” from Noshtastisc – This Singapore street noodles recipe is packed with authentic flavors, it is Gluten free, healthy, low carb with Whole30. If you’re looking for a PF Chang’s Street Noodles recipe to make at home, this is it!

paleo singapore street noodles in a wok for whole30 dinners

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Pan Seared Mahi Mahi With Pineapple Salsa from The Rising Spoon – Try this pan-seared mahi-mahi (a neutral-tasting white fish) topped with fresh pineapple salsa. Serve it with your favorite sides for a quick weeknight meal in less than 30 minutes. 

mahi mahi in a cast iron skillet with pineapple salsa for whole30 dinners

Photo courtesy of The Rising Spoon

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4 comments on “21 Easy Whole30 Dinners You’ll Actually Want to Eat”

  1. You may want to sit down. You sitting?

    Jared has cooked two meals in the last two weeks. Of his on free will and all his idea!

    Apparently he has decided that chicken and noodle meals are going to be his forte, so I might send a few of the chicken recipes on this list for him to check out. That way he can give me a heads up on ingredients to have on hand.

  2. What a fab selection of tasty meals. Thanks for including my recipe.