15 whole30 recipes to kick off the new year

A roundup of 15 Whole30 recipes to kick off your New Year's resolution to eat healthier!

We’re halfway into January and here at the Grits & Chopsticks ranch, our New Year’s Whole30/paleo “reboot” is well on its way. What that means in actual terms is that I try to stay busy with a pocket full of dry roasted almonds during the day to keep me from eating ALL THE THINGS, and at night I dream about cheesy pizza and early ’90s Scott Baio. Hey, man, it’s my world — you’re just livin’ in it.

Since I’m trying really, really hard to remember the joy I experienced last time when we did our Whole30 back in June (recap here), today I’m sharing a roundup of the recipes that I posted the last time we did this crazy experiment. Based on what we ate last time, we’re headed for a month of glorious, fresh food with lots of vibrant flavor. I’m excited for that part; in the meantime, I just really, really miss cheese. And crusty bread.


But enough about me — here are 12 Whole30 recipes to kick off the new year. Happy Whole30-ing!

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1. Tuna Cucumber Cups – recipe here

Whole30 tuna cucumber cups are cute, tasty and filling

2. Paleo Carnitas Tacos – recipe here

Paleo/Whole30 carnitas that are a blend of soft shredded pork, tomatoes and cucumbers

3. Thai Ground Chicken Salad (Larb Gai) – recipe here

Thai larb gai (ground chicken salad) served on romaine lettuce with tomatoes

4. Easy Refrigerator Pickles – recipe here

Easy refrigerator pickles that are Whole30 and paleo complaint -- and tart and tasty, to boot

 

5. Thai Seafood Soup – recipe here

Whole30 Thai Seafood Soup

6. Red Curry Mussels – recipe here

Whole30 Red Curry Mussels over zucchini noodles -- these are SO tangy and tasty and creamy

7. Roast Chicken, Potatoes and Spinach – recipe here

Whole30 roast chicken (based on Thomas Keller's recipe) with the addition of wilted spinach and crispy potatoes that bask in chicken jus. MMMMM

8. Banana Almond Chia Pudding – recipe here

Whole30 banana almond chia pudding is an easy, nutritious and filling way to start your day off right. It's also easy to make.

9. Watermelon Cucumber Salad – recipe here

Whole30 watermelon, cucumber and mint salad flavored with fresh lime juice! Healthy, easy and delicious!

10. Pork Chops and Sweet Potato Hash – recipe here

These pan-seared pork chops with sweet potato hash are Whole30 and paleo too!

11. Pork Chops and Sweet Potato Hash – recipe here

Grilled steak with charred mango and brussels sprouts - try it tonight! It's Whole30 and paleo too!

12. Lamb, Mint Chimichurri, and Butternut Squash “Rice” – recipe here

This grilled lamb with mint chimichurri over butternut squash "rice" is to die for -- plus, it's Paleo and Whole30!

13. Clams with Zucchini Noodles – recipe here

Try these steamed clams in tomato sauce with zucchini noodles tonight! Whole30 and Paleo compliant too!

14. Breakfast Scramble with Chicken Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Spinach – recipe here

This breakfast scarmble of chicken sausage, sweet potatoes and spinach is healthy, Whole30/paleo, and filling

15. Coconut Panna Cotta with Cherries – recipe here

This coconut panna cotta is paleo, creamy and delicious!

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I’m Ann, a mom / wife / lawyer / certified culinary enthusiast. I share recipes, travel guides and home life tips while living overseas. Currently based in São Paulo, Brazil.

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