10 Delicious Ways to Try the Diet

10 Delicious Ways to Try the Diet

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.Delicious Ways to TryIt’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.

1. Roasted Cauliflower Steaks With Meyer Lemon RelishRoasted Cauliflower Steaks RecipeIs there anything cauliflower can’t do? Here, it works as a surprisingly hearty base that pairs beautifully with a wide range of proteins.

2. Cauliflower TabboulehCauliflower TabboulehTurn cauliflower into the base for this classic light and lemony summer salad (sans actual tabbouleh, of course!).

3. Pineapple-Coconut BarsPineapple CoconutWhole30 has a lot of things going for it. Unfortunately, convenience is not one of those things. Be prepared with a stash of these fruit-sweetened pineapple-coconut bars.

4. Carrot Cake SmoothiesCarrot 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 SaladBreakfast 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.

6. Roasted Carrot and Beet Salad With Beet Green Salsa VerdeRoasted Carrot and Beet SaladSticking with the Whole30 plan means eating a lot of vegetables. This recipe for roasted carrots and beets is a must-try.

7. Celery Root and Cauliflower PureeCelery Root and Cauliflower PureeCraving mashed potatoes? Of course you are. Try this satisfying alternative made with celery root and cauliflower!

8. Eggplant With Tomato Compote, Almonds, and MintEggplant With Tomato Compote Almonds, and MintEggplant is the base for this completely vegan, completely delicious dish featuring a rich tomato compote topped with toasted almond slices.

9. Roasted Strawberries with Coconut CreamRoasted StrawberriesEverybody 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.

10. Roasted Turnip Fries With Ramp AioliRoasted Turnip FriesFirst the bad news: You can’t have ketchup on Whole30. The good news? You can eat these turnip fries with ramp aioli to your heart’s content.

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