I hope you guys love this post – it’s just 5 quick and easy simple meals that I use as go to’s while doing Whole 30. If you’re new to Whole 30, it might seem overwhelming. But I promise it isn’t, and you aren’t going to be in the kitchen for 75 hours a week. Each of these below take 30 minutes or less – about the only amount of time I have during the week anyways! You guys know I’m not big on following recipes and exact measurements for things – so like I’ve said in the past, modify for you/your tastes/your needs.
- Egg Breakfast Muffins
I made these on Saturday morning this week and it was the best decision – literally took just a few quick minutes and I’ve been able to grab them quick in the mornings. It’s actually helped me to not skip breakfast and eat right away. I topped them each with a slice of avocado and salsa or the Whole 30 approved bruschetta I found at Trader Joe’s.
Chopped Veggies: I used onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes
Bacon: Whole 30 approved from Whole Foods (see this post)Preheat oven to 375. Sprinkle equal amounts of chopped veggies + bacon into each muffin cup. Scramble a bunch of eggs (I think I did 8-10) and pour into muffin cup. DO NOT fill them too high or they will overflow when cooking. Leave in oven until cooked thoroughly, about 10-12 minutes.2. Ground Turkey + Veggie Chili
Chili was always one of my favorite dinners growing up, and now I love it on these cold winter nights. You can get pretty creative with it, but here’s the “base” I always make.
Ground Turkey (or some beef, chicken, etc)
Sweet or Bell Peppers, chopped
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
Chili Seasoning (I make my own mixture of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, dash of cayenne, salt, and pepper)
Fresh Cilantro leaves + Lime (i use lime vitality essential oil from Young Living, its wayyyy more flavorful!)
Cook your ground turkey til at least nearly cooked through. Add all ingredients into crock pot + leave on high for about 3-4 hours. If you’re headed out to work then you can do 6-7 hours on low! For the chili seasoning, I add in as much as I like it to taste which is pretty flavorful so I use a good amount. If you like it spicier than add in more chili powder + cayenne. I usually put in a set amount to start and about an hour or so after it’s been simmering in crock pot, taste + add in more of whatever it might need. You don’t need to, but I stir it about once an hour while in crock pot.
After it’s all cooked, top your chili with some fresh toppings: salsa, cilantro + squeeze of lime, avocado, roasted sweet potatoes (one of my faves!), or roasted plantain chips.
3. Roasted Potatoes + Mixed Green Salad
After sharing about my roasted potatoes on instagram the other day, I thought I’d include them here! I literally eat these with anything and everything. I buy the mini potato medley from Trader Joe’s but most mainstream grocery stores have them too. I’ve only done this recipe with the medley – not regular large potatoes. So I don’t know if it would cook differently as the type of potato is different!
1 bag of potato medley
Spices to taste (I use garlic salt, onion powder, and pepper every time. Then either combine with chili powder for a tiny kick or lemon + rosemary vitality essential oils. The second is SO good when put on top of a mixed green salad with my homemade salad dressing.)Okay, the trick with these is to not put too much olive oil on them. If you soak them with it, you’ll end up with soggy potatoes. Preheat your oven to 400. dice your potatoes and lightly coat with olive oil + all your spices. Sometimes I add in chopped onion too! spread out on baking sheet, leaving ample room between pieces – you don’t want them stacked on top of each other. Bake for about 30 minutes, flipping every 10 or so to get each side crispy. Seriously BEST potatoes.
I’ve also realized that it depends on what baking pan I use. I have a darker baking pan that is not non stick coated or anything.. so if you have multiple kinds, try to see which one works best to get them crispy!
4. Egg Salad
I make this egg salad at least 1-2 times a week for lunch. It is so yummy and super easy! I usually top with avocado and banana peppers, or you can eat with carrot sticks on the side. A great way to meal prep this is to hard boil 6-12 eggs at the beginning of the week and have them on hand to whip this egg salad recipe up real quick midday.
5. Eggroll in a Bowl
I just made this recipe for the first time last night (the one I shared on my instagram stories). Kris and I both LOVED it! I modified it a tiny bit – swapping the sausage out for ground turkey and used Coconut Secret coconut aminos instead of soy sauce (not whole 30).
Do you guys like this kind of post? Comment below + let me know if you want more of these as we continue Whole 30 and even past into the entire year of wellness! If you try one of these recipes come back + let me know your thoughts here.. can’t wait to hear from you guys!
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