Standard lasagna noodles made from refined white flour can be energy zappers. Here, we swap them for nutrient-dense thinly sliced sweet potatoes and top them with energy-packed ingredients such as iron-rich tofu and spinach, and nutritional yeast, which contains B vitamins.
This protein-rich skillet breakfast is both fast enough for weekday mornings and hearty enough for houseguests. Here, we used plain turkey sausages, but go ahead and toss in your favorite variety, such as Italian or breakfast-style.
This breakfast take on a Greek favorite skips the heavy pastry and gives you a good dose of greens, along with heaps of feta and creamy ricotta for a satisfying start to the day. Make it ahead of time and simply warm it through in the toaster oven in the morning.
Pinto beans lend body while also adding a dose of satiating protein and fiber to this spicy soup. Adapt the toppings to your taste — we love it with tangy pickled onions (see recipe below), but they are completely optional. Avocado, cilantro, jalapeños and radishes all make great toppers as well.
Squash stands in for rice in this remake of the traditional Spanish dish. You can use butternut squash or yellow squash — we recommend spiralizing the veg first, then cutting or pulsing in the food processor to get rice-size pieces. If using yellow squash, cutting it is a safer bet since the veg is so delicate. Check the labels when you are purchasing chorizo as some brands contain sugar.
You might be skeptical at the thought of rice made from beets (we certainly were), but trust us, it works beautifully. This taco bowl is so satisfying that we’re sure you’re going to keep it on rotation long after your Whole30 journey is over. When purchasing salsa, check that it doesn’t contain added sugar.