There’s only so much cauliflower rice a gal can eat before it gets, well, boring. Limiting your intake to clean, unprocessed ingredients can get monotonous, but it doesn’t have to be. From coconut curry ramen to freezer-friendly fajitas, here are 18 Whole30 meal-prep ideas you haven’t tried.
1. Freezer Chicken Fajitas
Minimal prep, a few ingredients, Whole30 and freezer-friendly? We won’t meal prep chicken fajitas for the week; we’ll meal prep for the month.
2. Loaded Kale Salad
Salad for the workweek, check. Just keep the dressing on the side, because nobody likes soggy greens.
3. Mushroom Spinach Bacon Egg Cups
Brunch in a cup? Take that Sunday feeling to work all week with Monique Volz’s Whole30 mushroom, spinach and bacon bites.
4. Grilled Chicken and Vegetables with Tomato Vinaigrette
You’ve had a billion grilled chicken breasts in your life. But have you smothered one with this tomato vinaigrette? (We didn’t think so.)
5. Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Salmon and Avocado
Put together this “inspiralized” lunch in mere minutes, thanks to Ali Maffucci’s combo of zoodles, pesto, wild salmon and avocado.
6. Sausage, Kale and Potato Skillet Dinner
Garlic, onion and thyme season this easy-to-cook skillet dinner of sausage, kale and potatoes. (Did we mention it’s Whole30 too?)
7. Whole30 Chicken Meatballs and Cauliflower Rice with Coconut-Herb Sauce
Beware: Reheating this in the office kitchen may result in a stolen lunch.
8. Paleo Beef Broccoli with Broccoli Stem Noodles
Surprise, this creamy pasta dish includes no dairy and no gluten. All of your Whole30 dreams are coming true.
9. Low-Carb Whole30 Paleo Salmon Cakes
Press together these salmon cakes and freeze them for quick and easy dinners.
10. Whole30 Chili
Traditional chili has tons of beans, which are (sadly) not part of Whole30. But in this modification, you won’t miss them. We promise.
11. Grain-Free Mediterranean Lamb Bowl
Don’t be intimidated by the list of ingredients for this Mediterranean lamb bowl—it’s ready in 30 minutes or less.
12. Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Artichokes and Asparagus
We don’t really need to tell you that your Instant Pot is the queen of all things meal prep. So behold: lemon chicken with artichokes and asparagus.
13. Tuscan Shrimp
Sauteed shrimp and cauliflower rice come together for a great meal-prep dish that you can enjoy all week.
14. Turkey, Green Bean and Basil Stir-Fry
Whole30 is all about simple ingredients, and nothing could be easier than this five-ingredient meal with ground turkey, green beans, basil and coconut aminos.
15. Coconut Curry Zoodle Ramen
We’ve never met a bowl of ramen we didn’t like. This Whole30 update with zucchini noodles will do just fine.
16. Banh Mi Bowl
Missing the world’s best sandwich with your Whole30 diet? Not anymore, thanks to this creative recipe for a banh mi bowl.
17. Pineapple Pork Stir-Fry with Peppers
Pork, pineapple and peppers? That’s a culinary alliteration we can get behind.
18. 5-Ingredient Chipotle-Lime Shrimp Lettuce Cups
Sadly, there’s no such thing as a Whole30-friendly margarita. But after tasting these lettuce cups, you won’t even care. (Well, sorta.)