August 24, 2021
While doing a Whole30® makes you feel great, it’s not so easy to switch from your regular eating habits to a whole month of super clean eating. Whole30® veterans will tell you that although the specific food cravings are a challenge (a cupcake, a stack of pancakes, maybe a glass of wine), it’s those food-centric moments you may start to miss most: things like brunch with friends or an after-work cocktail.
During your Whole30®, you’ll quickly learn that you need to prep and cook nearly all of your own food, which can lead to a bit of cooking burnout. If you start to feel like you’re in a food rut, here’s some inspiration to keep you on track — in the form of Whole30®-approved dupes for your favorite restaurant dishes, takeout orders, and social snacks.
You may not be able to fill up on carb-heavy sandwiches in a Whole30® meal plan, but you can get the same effect with protein-packed tuna salad (sans the bread).
If you’re typically a regular at your favorite sushi restaurant, this Whole30®-approved take on poke will satisfy all those cravings (even without the rice).
With jicama rounds in place of the tortillas, these chicken tinga tacos will help you stick to your Whole30® rules without missing taco night. As a bonus, this Whole30® Instant Pot recipe comes together in just a few minutes—something you’ll certainly appreciate when cooking most of your meals at home.
Whole30® Sheet Pan Shrimp With Sesame Broccoli
Whole30® Halibut and Mushrooms in a Pepper-Ginger Broth
Which takeout dishes do you miss most — stir-fry from your favorite Chinese restaurant? Hot, noodle-filled ramen from a go-to Japanese spot? If you answered either, these two Whole30® recipes will likely fill the void.
Whole30® Turkey-Sage Meatballs Served Over Spaghetti Squash
Subbing spaghetti squash in place of grain-heavy noodles is a great way to enjoy your favorite pasta dishes while on Whole30®.
Whole30® Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings 2 Ways
Having friends over to watch the big game? Prep these two game day classics ahead of time and you can join in on the snacking (just grab a sparkling water in place of a cold beer!)
Whole30® White Chicken Chili With Sweet Potatoes
Whole30® Roast Chicken Thighs With Fennel and Squash
Many people miss their favorite comfort foods while on Whole30®, but these warm, filling dishes are equally filling swaps for those homemade favorites. Try a hearty Whole30® chili, a classic roast chicken, or a steamy bowl of chicken soup with zucchini noodles in place of noodles.
Whole30® Baby Back & Dry Rubbed Ribs
Wondering what to bring to the barbecue when you’re on Whole30®? These tender, flavorful ribs are made two ways, so they’re perfect for any palate.
Many people say breakfast is tricky on Whole30®, but it doesn’t have to be. These delicious and filling breakfast dishes are near-perfect dupes for some of your favorite morning favorites.
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