Just Finished Whole30? These Recipes Won't Ruin Your Month of Hard Work
The popular Whole30 program consists of eating nothing but fresh foods—no processed ingredients allowed!—for 30 days.
If you spent all of January following the Whole30 program, congrats! You've put in a lot of hard work and now that you're almost finished with the strict 30-day program, which prohibits some of our favorite things (hello, sugar and wine!), you probably feel and look better than you did a month ago.
We want to help you keep up the momentum. I mean, no chocolate or Pinot Noir for a month is an achievement. Why ruin it now?! Since the easiest way to stick to the program is to cook whole, unprocessed food at home, we've curated a list of classic favorites filled with veggies, fruits, avocado, nuts—and none of the processed stuff—to help keep you on track.
For meat lovers...
If you’ve been enjoying steak for dinner during the program, try this Grilled Steak With Caper Sauce and a side salad or Steak with Mustard-Shallot-Sauce. If chicken is more your thing, roast chicken is hard to beat, especially when you have these 7 hacks for making it a mouthwatering meal every time.
For seafood fans...
Craving seafood? Cooking fish in parchment is a handy hands-off cooking technique that leaves fish so juicy and delicious. Leave the feta out of this recipe and you’ve still got a flavor-packed dinner with tomato, onion, and black olives. Because we know you’ll love this simple cooking method as you’re ending the Whole30, try these, too: Olive, Snap Pea, and Pistachio Fish Packets, Kale, Lemon, Artichoke, and Capers Fish Packet, or Jalapeno, Coconut, and Cilantro Fish Packets.
If you haven't already purchased a spiralizer, get one. Immediately. That way you can enjoy our Green Coconut Curry with Zucchini Noodles and Tofu and Butternut Squash Fritters with Cilantro Yogurt. (If your kitchen is overloaded with appliances, you can also just buy spiralized veggies at the grocery store.) We also love all the fresh (and yes, hearty) ways you can enjoy main dish salads in winter, including our Winter Squash Salad with a lemony vinaigrette and the super seasonal Kale with Roasted Cranberries and Sweet Potatoes.
Something else you might want to do right now? Reflect on the food choices you made during Whole30 and how you felt by eliminating processed foods from your diet. We're betting that you discovered the healthy stuff is just as satisfying and delicious as some of your old favorites!
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If anything, just remember the first 10 days of the program and how far you’ve come.