Even if you’re a seasoned pro in the January reset game, committing to a month of the Whole30 diet can be daunting. (Seriously, no quinoa?!) The program says hasta luego to sugar, legumes, dairy, and grains of all kinds. Cue the freak-out when you realize peanut butter is also not allowed.
No matter how beneficial Whole30 may be for your gut and your skin, like any diet or eating plan, if it requires too much effort, you’re probably not going to stick with it. After all, a girl’s got workouts to attend and people to see.
An ultra-nourishing, Whole30-compliant meal in under 30 minutes though? That sounds feasible. Just take some deep breaths as you prepare to say goodbye to hummus for awhile….
Keep reading for super-speedy, Whole30-friendly meals, and check out the original article on Well + Good for all 10.
Ordering a pie from the Italian joint down the street doesn’t really fly when you’re doing Whole30. Instead, Paleo Running Momma‘s Michele Rosen fills her skillet dish with potassium-rich butternut squash and adds both crumbled chorizo and eggs for a protein boost. No crust speeds up cooking in a big way—just be sure to double check your sausage and tomato sauce to make sure there are no added sugars (the number one Whole30 no-go).
This meal is as easy as it sounds—especially considering that, besides the salmon, you likely have all the other ingredients in your kitchen already. Taesha Butler, the blogger behind The Natural Nurturer, coats her fish and veg with EVOO, garlic, and salt and pepper before popping it in the oven. And just like that, dinner’s ready 15 minutes later.
No rice, no problem. Taylor Kiser of Food Faith Fitness swaps in miracle veg cauliflower for the grain so that you can enjoy the flavorful Asian-inspired dinner. Whole30 means stashing away the soy sauce away, but Kiser uses coconut aminos, which provides similar flavor with a much simpler ingredient list.
Anya Kaats of Anya’s Eats created this dish to satisfy her sushi bowl cravings, filling her avocados with tuna, macadamia nuts, cucumbers, sesame seeds, and sesame oil. Your Instagram and your taste buds will thank you for this one.
Head over to Well + Good for all 10 recipes.