If you have access to the Internet (and you do), chances are high that Whole30 has come across your radar. For those not yet indoctrinated, the Whole30 diet is a 30-day reset of your eating habits that focuses on vegetables, meat, fruit, nuts, and eggs, and excludes refined sugar, grains, certain other carbs (like potatoes and rice), dairy, and alcohol.It’s not a diet in the sense of being a Weight Loss program (although you may lose weight) or a food lifestyle (like paleo) because it’s not meant to permanent. Instead it’s about taking a break from some foods you probably know you eat too much of, learning to enjoy some you know you should be eating more often, and bringing yourself back to a more balanced diet when you’re done. If you’re thinking of trying the Whole30, here are 20 delicious recipes to help get you to day 30.
4. Carrot Cake SmoothiesThough Whole30 doesn’t forbid smoothies, they’re not encouraged. That’s because most smoothies have a lot of fruit-based sugar and don’t necessarily leave you feeling satisfied. Luckily, this recipe for scrumptious carrot cake-inspired smoothies is made with just a smattering of fruit and lots of vegetables. Drink up!
5. BLT Breakfast SaladOK, so maybe there’s no bread and maybe it’s a salad, but it’s a seriously yummy salad loaded with good stuff like bacon, leafy greens, tomatoes, avocado slices, and soft-boiled eggs.
9. Roasted Strawberries with Coconut CreamEverybody needs a little dessert sometimes. This recipe pairs fluffy whipped coconut cream with a mix of roasted and fresh strawberries for all-natural, concentrated sweetness.