These Whole30-friendly meal plans are for six dinner recipes and a dessert thrown in for fun! All of these recipes are paleo friendly, seasonal, and most can be easily adapted to be Keto/Low-Carb.
Mid-January can be a rough time of year for a lot of people.
Are you one of those affected by SAD? (Seasonal Affected Disorder?)
I wasn’t until we moved to Boise. The gray skies and reduced amount of sunlight started to affect me when we moved.
Lots of empathy over here if you’re in that boat, too. And with everything going on in our country, (heck, the world) it adds an extra layer of heaviness on our hearts and minds.
Food doesn’t solve all problems, but I know when we’re giving our body what it needs it’s better able to adapt to our environment. I know I feel better when I fuel my body well, no matter what’s going on in my life.
I hope these meals give you a boost of nutrition and resilience during these dark and dreary weeks!
CREAMY CARROT SOUP — This easy soup with ginger and coconut milk requires only a handful of basic ingredients and not much time to prepare.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo, vegan, and whole30.
Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed, as this soup comes together quickly!
Substitutions: Make recipe AIP by leaving out the cayenne pepper.
CARAMELIZED CABBAGE & BACON – Another easy meal with just a handful of ingredients! Leftovers make a great breakfast alongside a fried egg!
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo. Make sure your bacon is Whole30 compliant if you’re doing the program.
Prep Ahead: No need to advance prep — it comes together quickly!
Substitutions: Add a fried egg on top if you want to make it more substantial. Or serve with a green salad.
GROUND TURKEY BOWLS WITH MUSHROOMS & CABBAGE RICE – If you haven’t had cabbage rice, it’s a fun alternative to cauliflower rice! This bowl is seriously veggie-packed.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo, whole30, and AIP.
Prep Ahead: The cabbage rice can be made up to 4 days ahead of time, but recipe comes together quickly.
Substitutions: Use ground beef or chicken instead of ground turkey.
KALE SALAD WITH ROASTED BUTTERNUT & APPLES — This is a perfect meatless meal that screams fall/winter! You can also add some grilled chicken or steak to boost the protein content if you like.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo, omit the honey (or replace with date paste or pineapple juice) to make it Whole30 friendly.
Prep Ahead: You can roast the vegetables and apples ahead of time and heat them up right before assembling the salads.
Substitutions: Feel free to swap out the kale for another type of salad green. If you do, you don’t need to massage it with oil and citrus before serving.
TURMERIC CHICKEN SHEET PAN MEAL — Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner with turmeric-seasoned chicken thighs and vegetables is a quick, clean, easy one-pan dinner recipe.
Special Diet Note: This recipe is paleo, whole30, and keto.
Prep Ahead: No advance prep needed!
Substitutions: To make recipe AIP-friendly, omit the ground paprika.
PALEO CHEESEBURGER SOUP — This soup has all of my favorite cheeseburger flavors — tangy mustard, tart pickles, and a creamy tomato sauce to bring it all together. Nutritional yeast adds a “cheesy” kind of flavor that I love.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo. To make it Whole30 friendly, omit the honey. To make this soup lower carb replace the potatoes with diced summer squash or bits of cauliflower.
Prep Ahead: This soup reheats well if you wanted to make the whole pot ahead of time!
Substitutions: To make this soup lower carb replace the potatoes with diced summer squash or bits of cauliflower.
4-INGREDIENT FLOURLESS BROWNIES — These flourless wonders are made with 4 basic ingredients and are a moist, fudgy brownies treat with benefits! (Save them for post-Whole30 if you’re in the middle of a round!)
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo and dairy-free.
Substitutions: Make recipe vegan by replacing the egg with 1/4 cup additional almond butter
Click HERE to download a handy printable grocery list!