We love chocolate and peanut butter, so this recipe has become our go-to for granola bars. There are many great reasons for making your own granola bars, especially controlling the ingredients and tweaking the recipe to that perfect personalized taste. These bars are filled with peanut flavor, have a hint of honey, and the thin chocolate layer is just the right amount!
Recipe Source: Clean Food Cafe
This is a variation on our Grilled Chicken with Artichokes & Lemons. Instead of grilling the chicken, we roasted the chicken with the artichokes, lemons, and garlic for 20-30 minutes until the chicken was cooked through. Then sliced the chicken and tossed everything with a lemon vinaigrette and sliced sun-dried tomatoes. If you’re looking to simplify things further, you can pick up a roasted chicken at your local market. Easy and delicious!
We love making these Roasted Eggplant Fans for family and friends. They’re fairly easy to prepare, make a great presentation on the table, and can be served hot or at room temperature. These are terrific to make for a dinner party because they are Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free and Vegan friendly — perfect for everyone!
This Turkey & Veggie Skillet Dinner is a great way to prepare a delicious one-pan meal and have plenty of leftovers for another night. Such an easy recipe to adapt and incorporate your favorite veggies to make it your own. We love to use the leftovers in burritos and omelets, or as a quick breakfast hash with a fried egg and avocado!
We love the sweet smoky tang of this Whole30 and Paleo friendly Shortcut BBQ Pulled Chicken recipe. We know it’s not the same as the long slow-cooked version, but this is quite delicious and comes together very quickly. Simply use leftover roasted chicken or a good quality rotisserie chicken. Make the sauce in advance keep it in the refrigerator to have on hand for a quick weeknight dinner.
Frittatas from leftovers are a great way to put a hearty meal on the table — and use the leftovers in your refrigerator. This recipe is made from leftovers of our Roasted Potatoes & Peppers recipe, but you can use what you have on hand. Serve the frittata for breakfast or add a salad and have it for lunch or dinner.
We love the sweet smoky tang of this Whole30, Paleo, and Vegan friendly BBQ sauce. The oranges and smoked paprika are a nice complement to the tomato base. The great thing about homemade BBQ sauce is that there are no refined sugars or fillers and you can customize the recipe to make it your own. Terrific to have on hand as a grilling marinade, sauce for pulled pork or chicken, or to use as a spread on sandwiches.
Roasted potatoes are a terrific side dish to most any meal and the addition of red bell pepper adds a nice pop of color. This Whole30, Paleo, Vegan friendly recipe takes very little time to prepare and simply roasts in the oven. Five pounds of potatoes may seem like a lot, but they will disappear! Leftovers can easily be turned in a breakfast hash or crack a few eggs and make a frittata.
This Savory Baked Pasta & Peas recipe is total comfort food — it’s creamy and bursting with flavor. Oh… did we mention it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan! We’re not pretending it’s mac-and-“cheese” but it is just as satisfying and a great option for those of us avoiding gluten and dairy. The recipe can either be baked in the oven for that little bit of crunch on the top or just made on the stovetop. Either way, we hope you give it a try!
When it comes to breakfast comfort food, oatmeal definitely falls into that category (admittedly along with waffles, French toast and pancakes, but trying to stick with the healthier option). Sautéing the apples and dates in ghee adds a nice buttery richness to the humble bowl of oats. You can easily adjust the ingredients in this recipe to your liking — a drizzle of maple syrup is also a nice touch.
This bright and silky soup is both colorful and delicious. It’s a great Whole30 and Paleo friendly first course to a dinner party or add some shredded roasted chicken to make it a meal. If you would like it to be vegetarian, swap out the chicken broth with vegetable broth. The veggie confetti is optional but does make this dish pop with fun colors.
This easy recipe is terrific for those mornings when you want to break your routine of having the same breakfast. We all fall into that rut of having our go-to breakfast, but some mornings you wake up saying “I just can’t have that again today!” The sweet potato and onion hash comes together quickly and you can vary it up with different vegetables or use leftovers from last night’s dinner. We like the extra pop of flavor from Trader Joes “Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend.” This Whole30 and Paleo friendly breakfast also works well as a quick lunch or dinner!
Apples add a touch of sweetness to the Brussels sprouts in this recipe. Next time you’re making chicken or beef, consider pairing it with this Whole30 and Paleo friendly side dish. If you want to keep it vegetarian, add sautéed tofu. Just remember to save some leftovers — they’re great as a morning hash alongside fried eggs.
“How do you take your coffee?” is a classic question whenever you order a cup of joe. Everyone seems to have a personal preference that makes it their own special drink. Instead of buying a non-dairy creamer, we like to make our own. We know there are no unwanted additives and it’s customized to our preference. This recipe is a mix of almond and coconut milks, slightly sweetened by Medjool dates and flavored with a hint a vanilla. Try your own blend — add hazelnuts, cocoa, cinnamon or cardamom to spice it up!
This is our go-to seasoning mix for chicken, beef or veggies. The smoked paprika adds a nice dimension to the blend. Instead of opening multiple spice jars and measuring each time, mix up a batch to always have on hand. During the week, every little time saver helps! Give it a try and start creating your own go-to blends.
Mushrooms, onions, and peas make a wonderful side dish for chicken or beef. This is a great go-to recipe if you’re looking for a quick and easy vegetarian side dish. The ghee gives this dish a nice buttery flavor. If you want to add more color and veggies to this, add some chopped carrots or red bell peppers to the mix when you sauté the onions.
These stuffed peppers add a fun pop of color to any table. They’re great for dinner or lunch — serve with a simple salad and you have a complete Whole30 and Paleo meal. Sometimes, we’ll get smaller sized bell peppers, make more of them and serve as the first course of a dinner party. Use your imagination and create a stuffing of your own!
Sheet pan dinners make meals so much easier to prepare. For this sausage and cabbage recipe, we made enough to fill two sheet pans for a dinner party with friends. It’s hearty, satisfying and great to have as leftovers! The sauerkraut gives this dish a nice twist of flavor. We like to serve it with some spicy mustard. Hope you give this recipe a try.
Our variation on shakshuka is prepared in individual baking dishes and makes for an easy breakfast, lunch or dinner. We like to serve this when we have friends visiting. Make the tomato base in advance and then just heat it up, add the eggs and bake it in the oven. The nice thing about the individual dishes is that you can bake some longer than others depending on how your family and friends like their eggs prepared. You can easily make this recipe the traditional way in one large pan.
These easy-to-make Spicy Turkey Meatballs are lighter than traditional meatballs and filled with vegetables. Simply scoop the mixture on a baking sheet and bake in the oven with no turning needed — couldn’t be easier! We love having these on hand as part of a Whole30 and Paleo friendly breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This appetizer is quick and easy since we used a rotisserie chicken from the market and a Whole30 compliant dressing. You can use leftover chicken or roast chicken breast for this recipe. Feel free to substitute the dressing with another favorite of yours. The important thing to remember is that we wanted this recipe to be a simple appetizer, especially when you’re entertaining and cooking other dishes.
This sausage and sweet potato sheet pan recipe is a great weeknight meal. It’s hearty, colorful and quick to put together. You can make it as is or vary it up with different vegetable. Leftover are great to have on hand — add a fried egg and you’ll have a quick paleo and Whole30 friendly breakfast the next morning!