Scrubbing the beets and leaving the skins on means you don’t have to peel them later, and slicing helps them to roast faster. The fish adds a delicately smoky note, while the chickpeas help boost the protein level of this creative fall vegetable salad.
The heavy-rotation dinner.
Roasting tomatillos softens their sourness while adding a little sweetness, making them the ideal topping for chicken and zucchini. If you can't find poblano pepper, a red or green bell pepper can substitute.
Not your average quinoa bowl, this version spoons a warm sesame sauce spiked with refreshing orange over wild salmon and a bevy of tender veggies.
A rich, herbaceous butter turns this simple roasted chicken into a wow-worthy dish.
By baking these wings on an oven-safe rack elevated over a baking sheet, air can circulate around the wings, making them perfectly crisp. Roasted cauliflower and garlic spinach round out the meal.
This childhood favorite is so easy to make from scratch – no need to use a canned soup as a starter. We make ours with fresh chopped vegetables and a simple base of flour, broth and cream. And the dough? We skip it and use packaged phyllo dough instead; simply scrunch it and brush it with oil before baking.
An array of nutritious vegetables are piled into this gorgeous soup topped with shredded chicken. Parmesan cheese is made into crispy crackers to use over top instead of croutons.
Cauliflower stands in for rice in this remake of the takeout favorite. This veggie-based rice can be found in the refrigerated section of your supermarket’s produce department or in the frozen aisle. You can also make your own by pulsing cauliflower florets in the food processor until the pieces reach the size of rice grains.
Cashew butter and an array of cooked vegetables are blended into a creamy sauce that’s drizzled over these nachos made from sliced sweet potatoes. You may have some leftover sauce, but it’s great reheated and poured over roasted vegetables or drizzled over chili. Simply cover and refrigerate and then reheat on the stove top.
Most chicken piccata recipes use white flour to dredge the chicken, but in this Whole30-friendly version, we’ve used a combination of arrowroot and almond flour instead. A quick sauce of broth, coconut cream and mustard powder adds big flavor to this easy dinner.
Vibrant in color and loaded with flavor, this slaw is the perfect side for protein. You can prep it entirely at home and take it on the road – or take it camping, as Melissa Urban suggests in her book. If making it ahead, simply pack the salad, dressing and garnishes separately and toss together right before serving.
A popular Mexican seasoning blend, Tajín is often sprinkled on mango or melon. It contains dried and ground chiles, salt and dehydrated lime juice, so it’s Whole30 compliant. Urban suggests using this recipe for a backyard barbecue, but we love it on an indoor grill to serve on game day as well.
It might seem strange at first, but wrapping your turkey in cheesecloth as it roasts locks in the moisture for extra-juicy meat. A simple glaze made from orange marmalade and a jus made with arrowroot round out the dish without any wheat flour, which most gravies would use.
Squash stands in for lasagna noodles in this hearty, vegan-friendly dish that makes both ricotta and béchamel out of cauliflower.
The fiber- and protein-rich filling with tempeh and pinto beans is packed with flavor while a bonus tomatillo sauce gives this plant-based dish a zesty kick. Because they’re frozen separately, both the filling and sauce retain maximum flavor and texture when reheated. It’s like a taco kit in your freezer!
Our version of coconut shrimp has a crunchy coating of fiber-rich coconut flour with unsweetened coconut flakes and toasty whole-wheat panko bread crumbs. Breading and freezing the shrimp raw ensures they will be perfectly cooked inside with a crispy crust. Omit the sriracha in the pineapple dipping sauce if you prefer less heat.
Thanksgiving dinner in an electric pressure cooker? Yes, you can! This recipe makes beautifully moist turkey with savory stuffing at the same time, and all those tasty turkey juices make up a quick herb gravy at the end. Broiling the stuffing briefly after it comes out of the pressure cooker makes it deliciously crisp on top, but this is entirely optional.
An electric pressure cooker makes great chili in a snap, and it can also bake up delicious corn bread at the same time. When cooked, the top of the corn bread will appear pale, but the bottom will be golden brown — just invert it onto a serving plate for the best presentation.
Covered with a tangy glaze, these chicken thighs stay juicy as they roast. And with just two pans to wash, you get a break on the dishes.