This is my Whole 30 recipes index and I regularly add new recipes so you better come back and check every once in a while to see what’s new.
So what is a Whole 30 diet anyway? If you're familiar with a Paleo diet the easiest way for me to explain it is to say that it is a Paleo diet minus the sugar. That means no sugar of any kind. That includes sugars that are allowed on the Paleo diet such as, , , or stevia including other brands of artificial sweeteners.
It's actually not that hard to go without the sugars. My mother does it every day. She does it because she is pre-diabetic and in doing so she has lowered her A1C by 2 points. So actually she isn't pre-diabetic anymore. It has really made a difference for her. She feels so much better when she avoids all forms of sugar.
My mom has learned to not care about cookies, cakes, and other desserts. The hardest part for her is finding substitutes for store-bought items that have sugar added in them. For example, catsup, salad dressings, guacamole, and crackers.
It just makes making dinner so much more difficult. You wouldn't believe how many condiments have added sugar. Read the labels and you'll be shocked. Actually, it's something you need to do if you're going to follow a strict Whole 30 diet.
Basically, my mom has decided to just avoid those kinds of food, rather than look for very expensive sugar-free replacements. She usesin place of catsup. She eats a lot of salsa on things to give it flavor.
When she's ambitious she'll make my Chimichurri Sauce Recipe and use it in place of a condiment or she'll use avocado in place of guacamole with added sugar. Or she might make her own guacamole without the added sugar.
These are just a few suggestions. I'm sure there are many more. If you have some tell me. I'm sure my mom would love to know.
So in preparation, I have developed quite a few Whole 30 recipes. You should check them out. You'll be surprised at all the good meals you can make now. I have a huge selection of Whole 30 recipes from my blog! Here they are below. Enjoy!