Whole 30 Blog Inspiration

Whole30 Inspiration

Considering the popularity of following a Whole30and the many health benefits of this health reset program, here are a few sites with plans and recipes for inspiration for you if you’re considering a Whole30. I think it a tremendous tool for many people, as the elimination of many common allergens gives your body a 30-day break followed by the careful reintroduction of foods that gives you the knowledge of knowing what foods might be causing your body any issues. Elimination diets are considered a “gold standard” by doctors for investigating health issues such as migraines, digestive disorders, joint pain, skin rashes, and more. The Whole30 has an extensive social media community that lends itself to providing a ton of support while going through any difficulty giving up corn chips? cookies? cheese? I thought I’d introduce you to some of my favorite food blogs that have great free meal plans available. These are all whole food-based recipes.  When you’re done with your Whole30, I highly suggest reading Diane Sanfilippo's "Practical Paleo, 2nd Edition" or any of Lisa Leake's 100 Days of Real Foodcookbooks to continue on your real food eating journey. Be sure to check out my Favorite Websites resource for more inspiration. 

So Many Recipes!

Amy from Wholesomelicious  teamed up with Jessica from Jay’s Baking Me Crazy and Michele from Paleo Running Momma to provide a“30 Days of Whole 30 Eating Plan.” There are so many great recipes in this roundup! Some of my personal favorites are the Thai Coconut Curry Turkey Meatballsand Paleo Barbecue Chicken Casserole.Michele has another great roundup “70 Whole30 Recipes {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sides}that has plenty more inspiration from many bloggers.

Budget Minded

If you think that there is no way that you can do a Whole30 on your income, then please head over to meet Tiffany at Don’t Waste the Crumbs site check out her postabout how to afford it on a budget. She also has a Budget-Friendly Whole30 Meal Planavailable.

Jessica over at Good Cheap Eats has quite a few posts from her experiences with following the Whole30. One is a freezermeal plan and another is a meal plan for the week. She also logged one of her Whole30s if you want to seewhat she ate. One of my favorite recipes is the super easy Monkey Salad.

Another budget friendly source to check out is from Erin Chase of $5 Dinners fame who has a 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipespost that are mostly Whole30. Erin’s recipes usually list how to make them dairy and gluten free. In order to be Whole30 compliant be sure to check for soy, corn, and any sweeteners.

Slow Cooking and More

Kelly at New Leaf Wellnesshas several Whole30 crockpot meal plans as well as oneto purchase. Head here to check out31 Paleo Crockpot Freezer Meals(including a grocery list!), 7 Whole30 Instant Pot Meals in 70 MinutesThe Ultimate Whole30 Slow Cooker Freezer Meal Plan,  7 Whole30 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 1 Hour, and 10 Whole30 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 90 Minutes.  A particular gem of a post on her site that I love, love, love is this collection of spice mixes and sauces commonly used in recipes - so helpful when replacing processed foods. Another post to check out if you are cooking for a smaller crew (1-2 people or 1 with leftovers) is herewhere she discusses dividing her recipes in half along with the information for which smaller sized crockpots she used. Her recipes include ones for the oven, grill, skillet and Instant Pot so there are a variety of cooking methods.

Veggies Don’t Have to Be Boring

Carmen from Every Last Bite has a way of making cabbage, zucchini and more look beautiful and taste full of flavor! Check out her Asian Cabbage Rollsif you are missing your Chinese Egg Rolls and you can be proud of yourself for making them and happy if you have leftovers! And Chicken Enchiladas can be on the menu with Zucchini Wrapped Chicken Enchiladas. She has so many creative recipes to explore and fortunately she has multiple Top 10 Whole30 lists to make that easier for you.