As you might imagine, the Whole30 diet is all about whole foods. The beauty of the plan is in its simplicity – when you change your lifestyle and begin to eat real foods, you’ll also lose weight. Yes, it’s true that dairy, added sugar, and alcohol are all off limits during your 30-day transformation, but there are so many good foods to be had on this diet. On the other hand, a lot of those foods require preparation, so you might be concerned about how this weight-loss plan will affect your time. Whole30 freezer meals make meal planning easy, and they’re a great way to get through the month without stress.
When taking on the Whole30 diet, you’ll slash out foods you may love. This includes grains and legumes, as well as anything containing carrageenan, MSG, soy, and sulfites. The hope is that you’ll learn if certain foods create triggers for your body. Does milk make you break out? Maybe soy causes excess phlegm in your throat? Or, does your belly bloat after eating cheese? After the Whole30 elimination reveals the ingredients that cause your symptoms, you can reintroduce any foods that don’t cause issues.
Maybe you’re the type of person who stays late at work and hits the drive-thru on the way home. Or, perhaps you don’t find joy in cooking every night even if you have the time. These Whole30 freezer meals make meal planning easy, so they’re great for anyone with a busy lifestyle or those looking for hands-off cooking methods.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you keep it simple, healthy, and Whole30-friendly. This egg stuffed baked Portobello mushroom recipe creates a rich and creamy filling for juicy, earthy mushrooms. Not to mention that they’re filled with a rich and decadent yolk! Olive oil, Kosher salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder are all Whole30-approved ingredients that round out the dish (but, you’ll need to skip the suggested sprinkle of Parmesan cheese).
All you need are sweet potatoes and eggs to make this easy-peasy recipe. Make a big batch of it to stick in the freezer so you can enjoy it at your leisure. These sweet potato pancakes are a great way to enjoy an indulgent breakfast any day of the week – all without any guilt!
Combine our favorite skinny breakfast sausage with eggs and sweet potatoes to create a no-fuss breakfast for any day of the week. The recipe calls for one-pound of lean ground turkey (or, ground chicken) along with garlic powder, freshly ground black pepper, dried sage, crushed red pepper flakes, dried oregano, and sea salt. It’s the perfect introduction to the ease, deliciousness, and simplicity of making healthy sausage at home. After whipping up a batch, you’ll never need the processed, store-bought kind again!
Curb your Whole30 carb cravings with this hearty and filling one-skillet recipe (just be sure to swap in Coconut Aminos for the soy sauce to make it Whole30 compliant). This is one of our favorite meal planning menus because it requires so few ingredients and it freezes so well. After all, not all freezer meals have to be casseroles! This one-skillet meal minimizes cleanup and is ready to eat in about 15 minutes. Whip up a batch on Monday night and enjoy the leftovers throughout the week. If you still have any left, freeze them to enjoy later.
This Italian chicken and sweet potato dish is another wonderful slow cooker sensation. It’s loaded with nutrients, flavor, and depth. The recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken breasts, cremini mushrooms, sweet potatoes, fresh lemon juice, chicken broth, olive oil, dried oregano, dried parsley, dried basil, sea salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic cloves. Yum!
Did you know that you can freeze baked sweet potatoes for up to a year? They’ll still maintain their sweet flavor and meaty texture, but it will take a fraction of the time to whip them up for lunch or dinner. Simply follow our easy Instant Pot recipe, stuff the potatoes, and wrap them in aluminum foil. Pop ’em into the freezer until you’re ready to eat. The best way to reheat them is to thaw overnight in the fridge and warm them in the microwave (without the foil, of course).