The BEST Family-Friendly Whole30 Recipes
If you’re looking for easy, simple Whole30 compliant recipes that the whole family will love, then this is for you! These are the BEST family-friendly Whole30 recipes there are!
You want to do a Whole30 or, if you are like me, aren’t officially doing a round but like the principles of the program and would like to eat “more Whole30-like” on a daily basis. But you also need to feed your family and if you could just find some healthier meal ideas that will also appeal to your crew… well that would just be top notch! That is what I’m here for, folks.
Below are links to many TNN recipes that are both Whole30 compliant AND family friendly (a must), but also some links to other recipes I love and used during my own Whole30 rounds (and that I still cook on the regular). Be sure to check out my Whole30 Pinterest Board for extra inspiration and, if you are truly embarking upon a round of Whole30 with a family, check out my Whole 30 for the Whole Family: Tips & Tricks post for some ideas on how to manage a Whole30 with a family to consider.
Now, onto those recipes…..
These veggie-loaded chicken bites aren’t just easy to make, but they are super delicious and a healthy start to dinner!
Who doesn’t love a quick and easy 30-minute meal made in a skillet? This sweet potato apple sausage skillet dinner comes together super quick, is full of flavor and protein. Gluten free and easily made Paleo and Whole30 with compliant sausage. Make it extra appealing to young eaters by deconstructing the dish! Not sure what that means and why it would help a kiddo want to eat this dish? I’ve walked you through it in the recipe post!
In my book, salmon is the best fish to introduce first to kiddos. It has a beautiful color, great flavor, and the texture is on point for developing palates. This recipe comes together fast and is baked all on one sheet! Less dishes + Healthy + Tasty = Winning.
These beef and mushroom meatballs are easy, quick and sure to become a household favorite! Full of flavor, yet made with just 7 ingredients, they are Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, egg-free, and dairy-free.
I loooooovvvveeee this recipe. It’s fast, flavorful, and loaded with vegetables so that even the most resistant of eaters will enjoy a little extra veggie-goodness with dinner
Roasted Brussel sprouts are a veggie house staple around here and THIS is my go-to recipe for them. Perfectly tender with a crispy outside, they are the perfect side to any dinner and totally kid-approved….which is always a win!
These healthy turkey meatballs are easy, veggie-loaded and full of that beloved ranch flavor! Loaded with protein and quick to make, they are the perfect weeknight dinner. Plus, they are bite sized and perfect finger food for little eaters!
My friends daughter, who refuses all new foods, fell in love with this dish when I came over and made it for her one day. And now it is on constant rotation in their how for dinner! It is not only deliciously flavorful and creamy, but made entirely in your pressure cooker. Quick and easy dinners when you have a family waiting in the wings is a must!
Chicken nuggets seem to be a childhood classic and if your kiddos are developing healthy eating habits along side you, this recipe might help make letting go of the dinosaur-shaped frozen nuggets a bit easier.
Burgers are such an easy classic dinner! But this recipe takes burgers to a whole new level! Loaded with 3 (yes, THREE!) green veggies and a whole bunch of flavor! Perfect for the stove top or on the grill, super easy, kid-approved…these burgers will redefine dinner time in your house!
I love a good Instant Pot recipe…especially when it is is full of veggies! Like Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli! This recipe is going to be a busy weeknight dinner game changer for you. Made with ease and speed, this dish is full of flavor and made with nothing but squeaky clean ingredients to fuel you on!
Delicious, easy and perfect for little (or big) fingers, these Chicken & Spaghetti Squash Bites are all protein and veggies…. rolled into one great recipe! Perfect to make ahead of time or in the moment, these little nuggets of yum are Paleo, Whole30 compliant, nut-free option, dairy-free, gluten free and 7-year-old approved.
Seriously delicious and easy meatballs that are not only healthy, but pack a punch of veggies!
Tons of flavor, protein and veggies….all cooked to perfection in the ease of your slow cooker.
We all need a really easy, really good staple protein to have on hand! Make this for dinner one night or durning meal prep for easy grab-and-go meal options! Add this delicious chicken over a quick salad, mix it with compliant mayo for a delicious chicken salad or pair it with some simple roasted veggies…and dinner is on the table in no time.
Guys, I have some amazing news! You can cook a whole chicken IN your slow cooker…..and it’s amazing. Seriously amazing. I have a big ‘ol 6-quart slow cooker that I use constantly and one of my favorite ways to use it is to make a whole chicken. It’s wildly cost efficient to buy a whole chicken over just certain cuts, is supper quick to throw together before heading out for the day, cooks up moist in perfect in your slow cooker, and the bones can quickly be made in wonderful bone broth for future recipes. I love and adore the recipe and make it several times a month.
Super fast to make, veggie-loaded and full of warm flavors, Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chicken Curry is the perfect dinner any night of the week! The curry flavor is mellow, making it easy on young tastebuds! Heavenly over cauliflower rice or completely on its own, this dinner will dazzle you while saving you time in the kitchen.
Are you like me and ALWAYS forget to defrost your frozen fish? No worries with this recipe! Cook a delicious salmon dish in your handy dandy Instant Pot from FROZEN in minutes!
Real. Simple. Wholesome. That is the dream shared round the world of tired mamas and papas as they stare blankly into their fridges, trying to muster up some sort of inspiration for what to cook for dinner… and that their crew will actually eat. And that is exactly what these are. Perfect finger food for little eaters and flavorful enough to keep mature palates happy, these poppers are going to be the perfect dinner to serve up to your selective crowd!
Ummm, you need something to put ON those zoodles! This tomato sauce is super delicious, cooks effortlessly to perfection in your slow cooker, and is program compliant! I always have a jar or two in my freezer for making healthy meals fast!
This Instant Pot Garlic Cauliflower Potato Mash is a dreamy and creamy veggie-loaded side that is perfect for any dinner! Quick to make in your Instant Pot and full of amazing flavors, this gem of a healthy recipe is Paleo, Whole30, gluten free and dairy-free too!
The perfect veggie-loaded dinner for Taco Tuesday or any other night of the week, Veggie-Loaded Shrimp Taco Bowls are going to become a go-to meal in your house. Easy enough to make for a busy weeknight dinner and full of veggies, protein, and healthy fat, this dish is Paleo, Whole30, gluten free and dairy-free
Loaded with protein and amazing veggies, Slow Cooker Chicken & Butternut Squash Stew is easy to throw together, hearty, full of flavor and is the perfect meal to make on a busy day. Whole30, Paleo, gluten free and dairy-free.
is an easy-peasy, oh-so delicious recipe that is perfect for lunch or dinner. Simple to make, satisfying, and the perfect amount of crunchy from all kinds of veggie goodness, this is one quick dish that you’ll want to make again and again.
Super simple to throw together and quick to cook, Veggie-Loaded Mini Taco Meatloaves are a fun flavor twist on a classic dinner dish! Loaded with oodles of veggies and squeaky clean ingredients, these miniature meatloaves cook up in half the time of traditional meatloaf and are perfect for weeknight dinners! Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free, and Whole30.
These Healthy & Easy Turkey Burgers are easy to make and are packed with so many vegetables! The perfect blend of sweet and savory, these burgers are loaded with flavor. Naturally Paleo, Whole30 when enjoyed bunless and something everyone will enjoy!
You have the zoodles. Now you have the sauce. All you need now is some meatballs! While I actually love my veggiefied-twist on spaghetti and meatballs, I love to have these meatballs around for a quick protein that can be added to most meals in a hurry. They are bite-sized for little ones and also fit beautifully in lunch boxes!
Curling up with a warm bowl of this Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Hamburger Soup might be one of my favorite things to do on a chilly winter night. Creamy, comforting, made from squeaky clean ingredients and veggie-loaded, this soup is a complete meal that your family is going to devour…and you are going to adore since you can make it in minutes in your handy dandy Instant Pot.
This is an easy, seriously delicious dinner that serves up oodles of flavor and a boatload of veggies! A healthy twist on a classic comfort food so many of us love, this easy peasy recipe is Paleo, Whole30 compliant, veggie-loaded and will completely dazzle your eyes and your taste buds.
These Chicken & Cauliflower Meatballs are bound to become a new staple! So simple and made with only 7 real food ingredients, these delicious little bites are the perfect thing to make for a protein-packed and veggie-loaded addition to any meal! And they are gluten free, dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30, egg-free and nut-free too! So yeah, they are basically magic in edible form!
Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is going to give you the warm fuzzies all over! Full of that classic flavor we all grew up on (and probably dunked a grilled cheese or two in), this dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30 complaint soup is made with ease in your Instant Pot in a matter of minutes and puts the processed canned stuff of our youth to shame.
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