Make your life easier with this printable Whole30 Meal Plan that includes printable compliant shopping lists and delicious and easy recipes. You’ll find compliant breakfasts, lunches, dinners, mini-meals, and a few emergency snacks for those inevitable busy days.
So…you’re doing a Whole30 round. And you’re nervous, a bit scared, and kind of freaked out thinking you’re just going to be eating salad for the next 30 days.
I get it, and I’m here to help! My husband and I did our first Whole30 in May of 2018. You can read about our experience here. That ignited a burning passion in me for making wholesome, creative, and colorful food that anyone could enjoy.
And I’ve taken all our tips for success and put it into a comprehensive and printable Whole30 meal plan. For you!
What is Whole30?
I like to think of it as an elimination diet so that you can best figure out what (if any) foods might be negatively impacting you. Other people use it as a way to get their sugar or junk food cravings under control, and still others use it as a weight-loss tool (which it is not designed to be).
For 30 days you do not consume:
Grains, including rice and quinoa
Any “recreated” foods like pancakes made from compliant ingredients
After the 30 days are up, you’re encouraged to add those items back in during a reintroduction phase. It’s designed to allow your body to take a pause and then see what foods to limit or avoid going forward. Whole30 is not intended to be a permanent way of eating.
For some people (like me!), there were not any foods that impacted me. But it helped me realize I was not eating nearly enough vegetables with every meal. That has led me to add greens to my daily scrambled eggs and have a lot more cut up veggies in the fridge for fast snacks.
A word of caution: if you have a relationship with food that leads you to excess or restrict, this might not be for you. It’s a strict 30 days, and you know yourself better than anyone. It’s a great tool for identifying “caution” foods, but if it won’t be good for you mentally, then don’t start down that path.
Instead, you can take the parts of the program that work well for everyone – adding more veggies and eating more whole foods. When I feel like I’m getting off track with my eating, I just make it a goal that half of my plate or meal is covered with veggies. That simple little shift is always enough to make me more mindful of my food choices.
My #1 Whole30 Success Tip
Meal prep is my #1 tip for creating a successful 30 days. Nobody actually loves to meal prep, but it can remove a ton of stress and barriers to success, and make your busy nights more manageable.
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The perfect simple breakfast recipe for busy mornings, Easy Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs are great for one or for a crowd. Learn the secrets on how to make this clean eating breakfast staple without milk; perfect for Whole30 or paleo lifestyles.
This homemade Whole30 Breakfast Sausage is paleo, Whole30 compliant and absolutely delicious! You can’t beat the flavor or quality of making breakfast sausage yourself. Make ahead and freezing tips are included in the recipe.
An easy and healthy one-pan breakfast or dinner, this Paleo Frittata is dairy-free, Whole30 compliant, and keto-friendly. Packed with veggies and hearty sausage, you’ll love this baked frittata for fast meals, meal prep, and leftovers.
Learn how to bake bacon in the oven in this easy tutorial. Stop standing over a hot stove dodging hot oil and covering your kitchen in grease. Or go ahead and keep doing that if you want to. I’m not bossy.
Healthy, crispy, and delicious, these Baked Cauliflower Patties are a Whole30 compliant, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and low carb delight. This easy side dish is packed with flavor and is a tasty way to get more vegetables into your meals.
Whole30 Meal Plan Lunches
*All of these recipes are linked in the free downloadable meal plan. You can also view and print each recipe by clicking on any of the photos below.
Juicy and flavorful Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos are a quick and delicious weeknight dinner. Perfect for freezer meals and make-ahead dinners, these Instant Pot Chicken Tacos are also Whole30 compliant, paleo-friendly, keto, and gluten-free.
Rich, comforting, and so full of flavor, this is the best Paleo French Onion soup you’ll ever eat! It’s so easy to make in the Instant Pot or slow cooker. It is made without wine and cheese, making it perfect for Whole30, paleo, and dairy-free diets.
Delicious and easy homemade takeout in under 20 minutes, this Thai Basil Chicken Recipe will be your new favorite dish. Full of flavor and easily adaptable to any dietary needs, Thai basil chicken stir fry is also a make-ahead meal prep dream dish.
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. Instant pot beef stew is a game-changer, and crockpot/slow cooker instructions are also included.
Learn the secrets to making the perfect Paleo Roast 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 weekly meal prep, you’ll love this juicy and flavorful Whole30 roast chicken.
You will fall hard for this healthy Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana recipe. Creamy and packed with flavor, this is a Whole30 soup that you’ll want to make again and again. You can make this dairy-free soup in the Instant Pot, crockpot, or on the stovetop.
A one-pan wonder recipe, Sesame Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas is an easy 20-minute dinner that tastes like a labor of love. Paired with an amazing marinade, the homemade seasoning takes this Whole30, Paleo, Keto, and gluten-free meal to the next level.
You'll love how flavorful these Greek Turkey Meatballs are! Baked turkey meatballs are such an easy Whole30, gluten-free, and paleo meal prep option. The creamy lemon sauce is so good you'll want to put it on everything, including a plate of gluten-free meatballs.
A fast dinner that is pure comfort food, Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies is gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30 compliant, and paleo. Full of flavor and packed with tons of (frozen!) veggies, this sheet pan dinner is a meal prep dream.
These healthy and freezer-friendly Paleo Salmon Cakes are outrageously tasty! Using canned wild salmon, this recipe is a speedy paleo, Whole30 compliant, or gluten-free dinner. You’ll flip for these Whole30 salmon cakes!
You’re going to love this tender, juicy, and incredibly flavorful Instant Pot Orange Chicken! This easy and healthy orange chicken recipe involves no frying, nothing sketchy – just real food ingredients that beats takeout every time.
This easy side dish of Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts is so delicious and healthy. Perfectly caramelized in the air fryer, these roasted and crispy brussels sprouts are Whole30, paleo, keto, and vegan. The perfect gateway brussel sprouts recipe for anyone new to trying this amazing veggie!
These are the best homemade Whole30 Mashed Potatoes ever! This easy recipe for delicious garlic mash is easy to make ahead of time. You’ll never even believe they are dairy-free and can be made in the Instant Pot!
Light, delicious, and crispy, Air Fryer Cauliflower is the perfect side or snack for fast healthy eating. Top with your favorite spices or sauce for an easy Whole30, paleo, vegan/vegetarian, or keto recipe.
Air Fryer Roasted Garlic is so simple to make and even better, cooking it won’t heat up your house! Packed with flavor, roasted garlic cloves add a delicious and mellow garlic flavor to so many dishes. You’ll love how quickly this roasted garlic recipe comes together!
Once you taste Air Fryer Asparagus, you’ll never make it any other way! Deliciously tender and perfectly crisp, air fried asparagus is a simple Whole30 side dish that is also vegan, keto-friendly, paleo, and gluten-free.
Loaded with flavor, these Spicy Green Beans are a veggie-lover’s dream. These addicting spicy garlic green beans are vegan, vegetarian, paleo, Whole30 compliant, and gluten-free. You’ll love these copycat PF Changs spicy green beans!
Simple and sweet, these stovetop Healthy Cinnamon Apples are the perfect good for you comfort food. A bowl of cozy steamed apples are sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and Whole30 compliant.
Learn how to cook the best Crispy Butternut Squash you’ve ever eaten! This baked and healthy side dish is paleo, Whole30 compliant, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Roasted butternut squash cubes are so full of flavor!
Smooth and creamy, you’ll flip for this Avocado Ranch Dressing! Great as a dip, dressing, or sauce, this dairy-free ranch dressing is seriously addicting. With adaptable ingredients, this can be a Whole30, paleo, and/or vegan dressing.
A light and creamy Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing that’s so easy to make from scratch. A healthy dressing that is great on salads, roasted veggies, meat, or as a dip. This garlicky vegan sauce might just change your life!
A quick and easy recipe, these Buffalo Chicken Fries are a real crowd pleaser! Healthy game day food, this Whole30 appetizer is packed with flavor. Loaded buffalo fries are oven-baked and topped with delicious shredded buffalo chicken and other tasty toppings.
This healthy Jalapeno Poppers Dip is the best dairy-free, Whole30, and Paleo appetizer with no mayo and lots of bacon! When you’re dairy-free, easy appetizers can be challenging, but this creamy dip is so good you’ll never miss the dairy!
Filling and so delicious, you’re going to flip over this Whole30 Chicken Salad! Creamy and crunchy, you’ll love it served on a bed of greens or scooped into an avocado. This paleo and keto chicken salad recipe also has a mayo-free option!
(emergency food only) Incredibly tasty, these Vegan Lemon Bliss Balls are a healthy and poppable snack. Made with all wholesome ingredients, you’ll love that these energy bites are kid-friendly, vegan, paleo, gluten, and dairy-free.
Crispy and healthy, you’ll love these smoky Turnip Fries! There is so much flavor in these low carb turnip chips, that even picky family members will ask for seconds. Baked turnips make for wonderful healthy french fries and are an easy Whole30, paleo, vegan, or keto-friendly side dish.