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Two posts in one week?  What in the world is happening?!  It turns out my brain and body wanted to post more than once this week, so I am rolling with it.

On Wednesday I shared what a post-Whole 30 day of eats looks like for me.  You probably did not notice much of a difference since I am continuing to eat mostly Whole 30-compliant, but I am sure you can understand my little addition of wine.Best Whole 30 Recipes CollageAs I was writing up my WIAW post for Wednesday, I realized that over the past 30+ days, I have eaten some darn delicious Whole 30-compliant foods.  Some were my own creations, but a lot came about with the help of the Whole 30 cookbook (<– affiliate link) and other bloggers.  I did not take pictures of everything, but I found several gems on my camera from the past month.  Today I am sharing a slightly different Friday Foodie Favorites post with you in honor of all things Whole 30.  Following are the recipes that I deem to be “The Best Whole 30 Recipes” …or at least the best ones to date.  I have a feeling I will find plenty more over the coming weeks, months, and years.

paleo baked chickenI am starting things out with a bang.  These Baked Paleo Chicken Tenders from Eating Bird Food are seriously amazing.  I am so sad that I am not eating nightshades currently since I cannot make these due to the spices used.  I may have to come up with my own version that is nightshade-free.

FFF chicken hashAbout halfway through the Whole 30, I made Melissa’s Chicken Hash.  You can find this recipe on page 228 of the Whole 30 cookbook.  I added zucchini and ate this for breakfast, lunch, and brinner.  You have to love a recipe that is so versatile.

Whole_30_homemade_pork_sausageOh look!  Another Whole 30 cookbook recipe.  When Jeremy was visiting me a few weeks ago, we cooked up Homemade Sausage, which can be found on page 208 of the cookbook.  I love the simplicity of this recipe and enjoyed having several breakfasts pre-made for the week.  I made mine with pork, but ground chicken or turkey would be great, too!

AIP_meatloafOne of my ultimate comfort foods is my dad’s meatloaf.  Since I am currently eating nightshade-free, it was a bit of a no-go.  Luckily, I recently found this Egg-Free, Tomato-Free Paleo Meatloaf.  I made it with a pound of grass-fed ground beef and a pound of ground turkey (no liver for this girl right now).  I also added in mushrooms and left out the paprika, cayenne pepper, molasses, and fish sauce (I could not find any without added sugar).  While I missed having a tomato/ketchup-based sauce on top, this was really good.  It made about eight servings, which was perfect for a week of meals and leftovers for my freezer.  It thawed and reheated perfectly.

chorizo with peppers and sweet potato dirty riceHere is another perfect example of a recipe that I loved, but cannot eat right now since I am nightshade-free.  This Chicken Sausage and Peppers with Sweet Potato “Dirty Rice” dish from Inspiralized was seriously delicious.  I used sliced chorizo in place of the chicken sausage and added in some zucchini from my fridge.  Both were great additions.  This was definitely on the spicier side, so if you are not a fan of spicy foods, you will want to stick with the chicken sausage.  Who knew you could make rice out of sweet potatoes?  Not me.  But I love it!

Whole_30_RatatouilleI whipped up this Ratatouille from the Whole 30 cookbook (page 288) right after it arrived in the mail.  I was not doing the Whole 30 at the time, but was trying to prep my body for the changes.  I loved the immense amount of veggies in the recipe, and the sauce was super flavorful.  Oh, and topping it off with a couple of fried eggs is always a good idea.

Whole_30_Chicken_MeatballsApparently I have a thing for chicken?  Next time you are at the grocery store, be sure to pick up some ground chicken.  This was my first time cooking with it, but I am now obsessed with these Chicken Meatballs.  You can find the full recipe on page 226 of the Whole 30 cookbook.  I even ate these for breakfast one day and felt 100% satisfied.

spiralized parsnip sweet potatoes salmon eggI think this recipe might win out for the “made most often” award during my 30 days.  It probably doesn’t hurt that I am currently quite obsessed with my spiralizer.  I made Inspiralized’s Parsnip Noodles with Tuna and a Fried Egg at least three times during my Whole 30.  Towards the end, I realized that adapting it with simple changes worked just as well as the original recipe.  In the photo above, you will see that I used both parsnip and sweet potato noodles.  I also subbed in canned salmon for the canned tuna.  The original is delicious, and so was this adapted version.  However you make it, make it!

chocolate_banana_coconut_chia_seed_pudding 12I decided to round out this post with one of my very own Whole 30-compliant recipes.  It’s my recipe for Chocolate Banana Coconut Chia Pudding.  Have you tried it yet?  It is amazing topped off with some nut/seed butter, fruit, and cacao nibs.  Oh, and you can make it the night before so breakfast on the go is a cinch!

Finally, here are a couple of additional recipes that I have already mentioned in past Friday Foodie Favorites posts, but that I think deserve a second look:

Dump Ranch
Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie

Have a great weekend, all!

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  • GiGi Eats August 14, 2015, 8:13 am

    THIS BLOG POST = my heaven!!! I am checking out ALL of these recipes right now and I am quite intrigued by the egg-free, tomato-free meat loaf as man-friend hates tomatoes! **OH snap, there is hidden liver! 😉
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 14, 2015, 8:34 am

      Yeah… I could not quite get on board with the liver part. Maybe someday! 😉 I hope you make it and he enjoys it too 🙂

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul August 14, 2015, 9:07 am

    Girl you make Whole 30 look more attractive to me than anyone else!! Yummy eats!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 14, 2015, 9:48 am

      Haha, thanks friend! You should definitely give those chicken tenders and chicken meatballs a try. I bet you would love them!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine August 14, 2015, 9:27 am

    as long as potatoes, plantains, and yucca are “approved” that world can still go on 😉 At least…in the carb department 😉
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 14, 2015, 9:49 am

      Haha! Can you believe that I actually have never had yucca? Or at least I don’t think I have. I must add that to my “to try” list!!

      And thank the lord for sweet potatoes and plantains. I am obsessed with both right now.

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter August 14, 2015, 9:59 am

    Your post sure offers some variety in eating clean and whole! Thanks!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 14, 2015, 10:08 am

      You bet, Cynthia! I hope you found some new ideas to try 🙂

  • rachel @ Athletic avocado August 14, 2015, 10:26 am

    that chocolate banana chia pudding looks right up my alley! I’m not doing the whole 30 but I need to make some of these delicious recipes 🙂
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 14, 2015, 11:26 am

      That is the beauty of all of these recipes. Whole 30 or not, they are delicious!

  • Dani @ Dani California Cooks August 14, 2015, 2:01 pm

    I admire your commitment to the whole 30, and even cutting out nightshades too! Glad you’ve found so many tasty meals to fill you up. I’ll have to try the sweet potato rice idea…
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 14, 2015, 3:14 pm

      It was definitely intimidating at first, but I have come to realize that there are SO many delicious foods still left for me to eat!

  • lindsay August 14, 2015, 2:34 pm

    oh i agree! just because it’s whole30 doesn’t mean it’s not DAMN delicious. great round up

    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 14, 2015, 3:14 pm

      YES! There are so many crazy good Paleo/Whole 30 options out there… my eyes have been opened to the goodness 🙂

  • Liz August 14, 2015, 3:24 pm

    Wish I had found these when I did Whole30!! Everything looks so yummy 🙂
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 14, 2015, 4:40 pm

      It sounds like you have a reason to do another one! 😉

  • Ashley August 14, 2015, 4:23 pm

    So many good looking recipes! I’ve never done Whole 30 but I feel like I would happily eat any of these! And I totally support adding back some wine 🙂 Have a great weekend Hannah!!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 14, 2015, 4:41 pm

      You could totally do a Whole 30! It honestly is easier than people think.. or at least I thought so 😉

      I hope you weekend is great, too!

  • Jessie August 15, 2015, 6:05 am

    I’m very intrigued in the homemade sausage. It looks delicious! I think I may have to look into the cookbook. Thanks for sharing a variety of ideas.

    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 16, 2015, 9:23 am

      You should definitely look into the cookbook. There are SO many delicious recipes and every single one that I have made so far has been simple and super easy. What’s not to love? 🙂

  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen August 17, 2015, 4:32 am

    These recipes look so delish!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl August 17, 2015, 7:33 am

      Every single one was so good. I hope you found some good ones to try!

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