12 Whole30 Recipes That Actually Taste Like Normal, Delicious Food

Psst: Frank’s RedHot sauce is on the menu

You’ve heard the buzzwords about a million times: gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free. But even though the Whole30 program can seem restrictive—wait­, no legumes?—there are plenty of ways to eat some tasty meals during your 30-day nutritional reset. Here are our favorite Whole30-compliant dishes that merge clean eating with delicious dining. Bon appétit!

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Paleo Paparazzi

Jicama Street Tacos With Spicy Sausage

Who knew that by slicing jicama just so, you could get a perfectly healthy tortilla substitute?

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Rubies & Radishes

Thai Beef Curry With Green Beans

Just pop the ingredients into your slow cooker before leaving for work and when you get home, dinner (and tomorrow’s lunch) will be waiting for you.

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Delicious Meets Healthy

Sweet Potato Hash With Sausage And Eggs

One of the greatest things about Whole30 is that you are definitely not denied a hearty breakfast.

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Buck Naked Paleo

Seared Scallops With Cauliflower Puree

It looks super fancy-pants, but you can whip this up in less time than an episode of Chopped.

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The Defined Dish

Braised Moroccan Chicken With Sautéed Spinach And Cauliflower Rice

Gone are the days where healthy meant bland chicken with no flavor.

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Kimberley Hasselbrink

Crab And Avocado Hand Rolls

With avo and lump crabmeat wrapped up in nori, you’ll barely notice the rice’s absence. (No offense, rice.)

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The Art in Life

Shepherd’s Pie

There’s just something about a piping-hot plate of the freshest of veggies that soothes the soul in winter.

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The Defined Dish

Baked Buffalo Drumsticks

Don’t let that upcoming Super Bowl party throw you off your healthy-eating kick. This recipe—with Frank’s RedHot sauce—is Whole30 approved.

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Eat the Gains

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

A few days into your Whole30 experience, you will be craving something sweet. This guilt-free treat will definitely hit the spot.

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Clean Eating Veggie Girl

Ground Turkey Plantain Nachos

Swap tortilla chips for plantains and your nacho dreams can live on.

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So…Let's Hang Out

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad With Roots, Radishes And Toasted Coconut

This super-simple mix of unexpected ingredients makes for one killer lunch. We also happen to think it photographs well. (Oh, hey there, burgeoning Instagram foodie star.)

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Real Food with Dana

Pomegranate-mint Mocktails

Whole30 means no drinking. Bleh. But while your friends sip on Chardonnay, this mocktail recipe with mint ice cubes will help you stay on the wagon.

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Diana Oates is a freelance writer living in Dallas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not telling you about the best new restaurant in town or the hottest hotel to escape...