December 28, 2020

The Best Whole30 Recipes to Make in January

The best Whole30 recipes that are easy, delicious, and great for your January Whole30 and beyond. These healthy recipes will keep you from feeling nourished, energized, and feeling good for the full 30 days!

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What is the Whole30?

The Whole30 is a 30-day reset program that helps you create new, healthy habits around food. For thirty days you eliminate common inflammatory foods like soy, dairy, and grains. At the end of the thirty days, you slowly re-introduce those inflammatory foods and carefully pay attention to how you feel.

The goal of the program is to help educate you on the foods that make you feel your absolute best. Completing the program gives you a solid roadmap that you can use to make decisions about what you eat in the future. For instance, you may learn that eating dairy leaves you feeling bloated so you choose to avoid eating it on a regular basis.

Millions of people, including myself, have completed the Whole30 program and seen incredibly results such as improved energy, healthy weight loss, relief from digestive and skin issues, and better sleep. I love starting my year off by completing a Whole30 in January to help re-establish healthy habits and give my body a reset.

Whole30 Rules

The gist of the Whole30 program rules are pretty simple; eat REAL food. Instead, avoid foods and ingredients that are highly processed and made with artificial ingredients.

Here is a quick list of foods and activities to avoid for the thirty days:

  • All sugar (both real and artificial)

  • Alcohol

  • Grains

  • Legumes

  • Dairy

  • Carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites

  • Baked goods, junk foods, or treats

  • Avoid stepping on a scale or taking any body measurements for 30 days

If you are doing your first round of Whole30, or you’re just unfamiliar with the full program rules, be sure to read the official Whole30 Program Rules for the detailed program rules and explanations.

What Can You Eat on Whole30?

Meat, Seafood, and Eggs: Eating enough protein while completing a round of Whole30 is important! Be sure to stock up on plenty of beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and eggs to include in each meal.

Vegetables: Doing a round of Whole30 is great time to try vegetables you’ve never had before as well as experimenting with new fun creative ways to make your old favorites. Fill your up your plate with a fresh salad or try roasting a batch of sweet potatoes to serve as a side dish.

Fruits: The thirty days is a great time to rekindle your love of fresh fruit. Try adding fresh berries or apples to salads or cooking with dried fruits. Just make sure to check the labels on dried fruit before buying to make sure they don’t have any sugar added.

Healthy Fats: Avocado, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils (like avocado, olive, and coconut) are your friend when completing a Whole30. Adding healthy fats to your meal help to keep you feeling full and satiated between meals. Try adding a few slices of avocado on the side of your breakfast in the morning or nuts/seeds to your salad.

The Best Whole30 Recipes to Make in January

What I personally love about the Whole30 Program is the way it naturally encourages you to try new things in the kitchen. Having to avoid certain foods can force you to get creative with your meals and test out new recipes.

If you are doing a Whole30 and don’t know where to start, or just need some recipe inspiration for the new year, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Whole30 compliant recipes that I know you will love. From breakfast to dinner, this list includes some of the most popular read favorite Whole30 recipes on All the Healthy Things. Be sure to bookmark or pin this post so that you can refer back to it all month long!

breakfast potatoes on brown parchment with ketchup

Whole30 Breakfast Recipes

Loaded Breakfast Egg Muffins

Easy Sausage and Pepper Skillet 

Sweet Potato and Sausage Frittata 

Whole30 Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Egg Muffins

chicken salad with veggies

Whole30 Chicken Salads

Chicken Bacon Avocado Chopped Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Chipotle Chicken Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Tahini Ranch

Healthy Chicken Taco Salad

Healthy Homemade Chicken Salad

Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

Basil Pesto Chicken Salad

 

roasted butternut squash soup with toppings

Soups and Stews

Healthy Chicken Soup 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup 

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup 

Healthy Chicken Taco Soup

Whole30 Zuppa Toscana Soup

Whole30 Tomato Basil Soup

Bacon and Sweet Potato Chili

Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup 

 

cilantro lime chicken things in white bowl

Quick + Easy Chicken and Turkey Dishes

Asian Chicken Stir Fry

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

One Skillet Greek Chicken and Artichokes

BBQ Chicken Meatballs

Healthy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Thai Red Curry Meatballs

Pesto Turkey Meatballs 

Thai Green Curry with Chicken and Vegetables

ground beef, red onion, special sauce, tomatoes, pickles in a white bowl

Delicious Beef Main Dishes

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Healthy Burger Bowls with Special Sauce

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Whole30 Pepper Steak Stir Fry

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burrito Bowls

Whole30 Beef Stew

The Best Whole30 Dutch Oven Pot Roast

One Skillet Beef Tips with Peppers

Healthy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

sticky ginger scallion meatballs on brown parchment paper topped with sesame seeds and green onion

Flavorful Pork Dishes

Sticky Ginger Scallion Meatballs

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Easy Sausage and Pepper Skillet 

Slow Cooker Crispy Carnitas

Sweet and Sticky Pork Meatballs

 

sausage, shrimp, peppers, onion in a cast iron skillet

Seafood

Crispy Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet 

Easy Salmon Burrito Bowl

Easy Salmon Salad

crispy baked ranch wings with ranch dip on the side

Whole30 Wings

Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken Wings

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wings 

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Whole30 Hawaiian Chicken Wings

Crispy Jerk Chicken Wings with Peach Salsa

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings

Easy Buffalo Chicken Bites

air fryer buffalo cauliflower on a plate with celery, carrots, and ranch dip

Veggies and Side Dishes

Whole30 Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Crispy Baked Potato Wedges with Chipotle Lime Aioli

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Crispy Homemade Air Fryer French Fries 

Fried Plantains with Cinnamon and Sea Salt

Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli

cashew milk in glass

Staples and Dips

Homemade Cashew Milk 

Dairy Free Jalapeño Ranch Dressing 

Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Homemade Pico de Gallo

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