30 Whole30 Lunch Ideas (That Aren't a Boring Salad)

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The Almond Eater

The myth: Healthy food is hard to make and requires more specialty ingredients than unhealthy food. The truth: These Whole30-approved recipes are ready in practically no time and just ditch all of the filler ingredients that are making you feel bad. We won’t tell if you won’t.

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Paleo Running Momma


Chicken Cobb Salad with Buffalo Ranch

Bring on all the toppings.

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Cooking Primal Gourmet


Greek Burgers

Dried mint and toasted pine nuts add extra flavor.

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The Movement Menu


Chicken Salad Boats

Sandwiches, smandwiches.

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Lexis Clean Kitchen


Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls

Tastier than takeout from your fave Mexican grill.

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The Almond Eater


Beef Pho

Zucchini + kelp noodles = brilliant.

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Do You Even Paleo?


Orange Pecan Kale Bowl with Citrus-Tahini Dressing

Anything but a sad desk salad.

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Paleo Running Momma


Sausage Pizza Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

We’ll take seven.

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40 Aprons


Egg Roll in a Bowl

Takeout wishes it tasted so good.

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The Almond Eater


Banh Mi Collard Wraps

How to eat the rainbow.

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Eat the Grains


Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Calling all kiddos.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Cold Lemon Zoodles

Craving pasta salad? We’ve got you covered.

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Little Bits Of


Cauliflower Fried Rice

Chopsticks not required (but encouraged).

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Paleo Gluten Free


Creamy Whole30 Avocado Pesto Noodles

Just as good as fettuccine Alfredo. We swear.

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Thai Meatball and Egg Drop Soup

Your co-workers won’t mind if you heat this up in the office kitchen. It smells like heaven.

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No Crumbs Left


Whole30 Caprese Salad

Subbing out mozz for hearts of palm? Brilliant.

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Iowa Girl Eats


California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil Mayo

So cool, crunchy and satisfying.

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Paleo Running Momma


Citrus Grilled Shrimp and Zoodles

Eat it cold or warm.

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Tasty Thin


Asian Chicken Chopped Salad

So crunchy and colorful.

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Paleo Gluten Free


Pan-Roasted Portobello Egg Toast

Mushrooms = perfect egg cups.

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The Movement Menu


Zucchini Noodle Bolognese

Hearty, but won’t weigh you down.

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40 Aprons


Whole30 Carnitas Bowl

We laugh in the face of taco shells.

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The Movement Menu


Ten-Minute Whole30 Curry

Shh, they’ll think it simmered all day.

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A Saucy Kitchen


Jerk Chicken with Avocado Mango Salsa

Close your eyes and you’re in Jamaica.

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Paleo Gluten Free


Whole30 Blender Cauliflower Falafel Tahini Bowl

Is this lunch, or a work of art?

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Physical Kitchness


Whole30 Meatless Power Bowl

You have five meetings this afternoon. You need your strength.

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Jar of Lemons


Spicy Southwest Whole30 Stuffed Peppers

Don’t skimp on the ground turkey.

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Paleo Running Momma


Nectarine Spinach Salad with Bacon and Toasted Walnuts

It’s all about that sweet-and-salty combo.

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Paleo Gluten Free


Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto

Tastes sinful. (Spoiler: It’s not.)

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The Movement Menu


Whole30 Taco Soup

Perfect for a rainy day.

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Design Life Diaries


Whole30 Sweet Potato Gnocchi

You and pasta, reunited at last.

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Heath Goldman

Food Editor

From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?
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