Whole 30 Approved Meals for Families

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Anyone else doing the Whole30? My husband and I completed the Whole30 last year and have now jumped back into hopes or resetting and cleaning up our eating after a crazy end to the year. While it has meant a bit more meal planning, my gut health has never felt better and my husband has been making progress with his weightless goals. The kids obviously aren’t following the restrictions of Whole30, but we have been working on cleaner meals for everyone in the house. It’s also easier to cook one big meal and make smaller modifications/swaps. I’ve been looking for dinner options that work for everyone; here’s some recipes that have been a hit in our house so far.

Slow Cooker Beef & Pepper Soup – Recipe from Paleo Leap
This is a go-to recipe in our house. It’s so easy to make, simple ingredients and everyone likes it. Anything you can put in the crockpot is a win for me.

Instant Pot Whole “Rotisserie” Chicken – Recipe from A Pinch of Healthy
With the Whole30 I found having chicken on hand key – this is a tasty and easy recipe. I served it with a big batch of roasted vegetables. ​

Cauliflower Beef Fried Rice – Recipe from Against All Grain
My husband loves friend rice, while this isn’t quite the same it’s really a tasty alternative. There’s also lots of flexibility in this recipe to add in additional veggies or change up the meat if you want.

Chicken Salad with Bacon & Scallions – Recipe from The Paleo Running Mamma
We loves this served over a big salad, and a great options for kids is to put this chicken salad in wraps or pita pockets, and mine liked the addition of some cheese.

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – Recipe from Paleo Leap ​
BBQ is my favorite, this recipe feels like such a treat and so filling; it’s also my husbands favorite/only way to eat a sweet potato. If your kids aren’t in to sweet potatoes, it’s easy to put there’s on a russet/white potato or even in a whole wheat role.

​Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas – Recipe from No. 2 Pencil
This is a favorite in our house, our kids have the meal wrapped in tortillas with cheese and my husband and I have the the peppers/onions and steak on it’s own which is plenty.

Almond Crusted Baked Chicken from Don’t Waste the Crumbs
Who doesn’t loved fried chicken? This healthier alternative is seriously delicious. There are so many different ways to serve this to. I love dipping it in Primal Kitchen Ketchup or slicing it up over salad.


Remember that Whole 30 meals don’t have to be complicated. These recipe ideas are great to throw in your meal plan, but sometimes roasting a large sheet of veggies and grilling your favorite fish or chicken is just as tasty and super easy. Having a plan for the week and a fully stocked fridge makes eating this way a lot easier and better for your budget.

Have you tried the Whole30? What are your family’s favorite meals?

Meet the Author | Rebecca Spear

Rebecca is a mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman living in her favorite place, the coast of Maine. Rebecca is a mother-runner/fitness enthusiast, she loves her smoothies, cooking, family clamping as well as other travels and adventures with her boys. When she’s not writing for SSM you can find her over on her blog Mainely Mama talking about her parenting journey, mom style, recipes, exercise, travel, stories from her life in Maine and more.

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