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Autumn Michaelis

Autumn Michaelis is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, with a B.S. in Exercise Science from BYU. Though exercise was her first love in the health world, nutrition has become her passion. She created the blog Wholefoodfor7, sharing easy and budget-friendly Whole30, Paleo, and gluten-free + dairy-free recipes for families. In August 2022, Autumn released the newest Whole30 Endorsed cookbook, Whole Food for Your Family. She is mom to 5 boys (yes 5!) and when not in the kitchen can be found adventuring, hiking, and tearing up the dance floor.
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Whole30 Spaghetti Casserole
This Whole30 Spaghetti Casserole is a clever combination of the ease of spaghetti, with layers like lasagna.
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October 18, 2023, 6:14 pm
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Whole30 Kitchen Tools to Make Your Program Easier
Most Whole30 alums report that their program empowered them in the kitchen. It helped them feel confident in preparing and cooking delicious meals at...
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Whole30 Citrus Ginger Chicken Marinade
With a blend of sesame oil, orange juice, and simple aromatics, this Citrus Ginger Chicken Marinade is an easy way to up-level a meal.
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Whole30 Million Dollar Chicken Casserole
This Whole30 Million Dollar Chicken Casserole is a dairy-free twist on a classic, complete with a crunchy, "cheesy" topping.
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Whole30 Cream of Chicken Soup
Use this condensed soup as a Whole30-compatible swap for recipes that call for cream of chicken soup as an ingredient.
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Whole30 Chicken Alfredo
Try this creamy Whole30 Chicken Alfredo that comes together in just 30 minutes.
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Asian-Inspired Salad with Garlic Pulled Pork
This Asian-Inspired Salad with Garlic Pulled Pork is quick and easy to make and full of flavor.
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Garlic Pulled Pork Breakfast Hash
Try this Garlic Pulled Pork Breakfast Hash for a delicious and budget-friendly eggless breakfast — with minimal work.
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Whole30 Homemade Steak Rub
Try this Whole30 Homemade Steak Rub for an easy way to make a delicious, juicy steak bursting with flavor!*Makes 1/3 cup homemade steak rub.
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Whole30 Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
With only five ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, this Whole30 Roasted Red Pepper Pesto is a fast, flavorful way to elevate meals!*Makes: 1 cup
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Whole30 Garlic Pulled Pork – Instant Pot or Slow Cook!
This easy Whole30 Garlic Pulled Pork uses a budget-friendly cut of meat and only involves 15 minutes of prep time before letting your Instant Pot or slow cooker do the work.
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Whole30 Jerk Chicken Marinade
This Whole30 Jerk Chicken Marinade is so flavorful and easy to make.
Whole30 Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade
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Whole30 Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade
With chicken thighs or breasts marinated in a blend of lime, cilantro, and spices, this Cilantro Lime marinade is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
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Whole30 Tandoori Chicken Marinade
This Tandoori Chicken Marinade is incredibly flavorful and creates tender, delicious chicken without much work.
Whole30 Sandwich Hacks
June 20, 2023, 7:48 am
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7 Ways to Make a Whole30 Sandwich
Sandwiches are lunchtime classics. Those who are new to Whole30 want an easy Whole30 swap for their sandwiches and simple cold lunches. But, all...
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Grilled Vegetable Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
This Grilled Vegetable Salad with Basil Vinaigrette is a fresh, flavorful, easy side option that makes eating your veggies oh-so-easy!
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Duck Fat Potatoes with Gremolata
Ready to take your roasted potatoes to a new level?
Plant-Based Parmesan Cheese
This Plant-Based Parmesan "Cheese" takes 5 minutes to make and is a great vegan alternative for parmesan flavor — without the dairy.
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Whole30 Chimichurri
This chimichurri sauce will immediately elevate meat, vegetables, or any dish you need a zesty punch of flavor.
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Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri
Seasoned sirloin is steak threaded onto skewers, grilled to perfection, and drizzled with homemade chimichurri sauce for a restaurant-worthy fast dinner.
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Watermelon Mojito Salad
This 15-minute, Whole30 Watermelon Mojito Salad takes summer's favorite fruit to the next level with a lime and mint twist.
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Homemade Whole30 Caesar Dressing
Caesar salad dressing is known for its creamy texture and tangy taste, and this recipe delivers both!*Make 1.5 cups of dressing
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Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Dairy-Free Parmesan
Romaine is brushed with oil and grilled to perfection.
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Whole30 Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs
Our Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs are a lovely main dish that can be cooked in the oven, on the grill, or in the air fryer.
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Whole30 Lemon Pepper Seasoning and Dry-Rub
This Whole30 Lemon Pepper Seasoning is an easy way to add a burst of citrusy flavor to chicken, fish, vegetables, and more.
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Whole30 Tri-Tip — Grill or Oven Bake!
This Whole30 Tri-Tip is bound to be a fast favorite!
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Whole30 Dry Rub: The Basis for Your Best BBQ Ever
Want an easy budget-friendly seasoning to make flavorful meat?
Plant-Based Sushi Bowls with Spicy Mayo
Try this easy Plant-Based Whole30 Sushi Bowl to enjoy the flavors of vegan sushi —without any laborious rolling.
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Whole30 Italian Chopped Salad
This Whole30 Italian Chopped Salad is simple to put together, requires no cooking, and includes a quick-to-make dressing.
Sweet Potato Chickpea Tacos
Enjoy layers of flavors in these Plant-Based Whole30 lettuce-wrapped, Sweet Potato Chickpea Tacos drizzled with homemade Chipotle Ranch.
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Whole30 Tostone Tostadas
Using smashed twice-cooked plantains as the base, these Whole30 Tostone Tostadas are a crowd-pleasing, fun way to shake up taco night!
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Whole30 Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
Need a crowd-pleasing one-dish dinner that can be made in 30 minutes?
Plant-Based Tostone Tostadas
Using smashed twice-cooked plantains as the base, these Plant-Based Tostone Tostadas are a fun way to shake up taco night!
Cashew Creme Fraiche
This Cashew Creme Fraiche is a breeze to make and adds a delicious touch of rich flavor.
Plant-Based Whole30 7-Layer Dip
Try this Plant-Based Whole30 7-Layer Dip for an easy, 20-minute appetizer everyone will love.
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Whole30 7-Layer Dip
Only 10 minutes of cooking is all it takes for this crowd-pleasing Whole30 7-Layer Dip that comes together in under 30 minutes.
Plant-Based Caesar Bowl with Crispy Chickpeas
This Plant-Based Caesar Bowl is layered with greens, avocado, pepitas, red onion, crispy chickpeas & potatoes drizzled with creamy dressing.
Sheet Pan Cooking Tips
April 17, 2023, 8:34 pm
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Simple Sheet Pan Tips to Elevate Your Cooking
Sheet pan dinners are one-pan dinners cooked in the oven. They can save time, simplify clean up, and generally don’t use specialized tools or...
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Whole30 Poke Bowl
Try this no-cook, budget-friendly Whole30 Poke Bowl for a restaurant favorite that's a BREEZE to make at home.
Plant-Based Caesar Dressing
You need this Whole30 Plant-Based Caesar Dressing.
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Whole30 Curry Chicken Salad
Whole30 Curry Chicken Salad is a fantastic easy cold lunch option.
Jackfruit and Black Bean Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa
Try these Jackfruit and Black Bean Tacos for a restaurant-worthy Plant-Based meal that whips up in a snap!
Plant-Based Mediterranean Bowl with Blackened Tempeh
Try this flavor-packed Whole30 Plant-Based Mediterranean Bowl with Blackened Tempeh for the perfect 30-minute meal!
Plant-Based Sheet Pan Pesto Bowl
Loaded with zesty flavor, this easy this Plant-Based Sheet Pan Pesto Bowl is a delicious way to feed the family or meal prep for the week.
Curried Chickpea Salad
This Whole30 Curried Chickpea Salad is an the perfect plant-based cold lunch solution.
Plant-Based BBQ Bowl
This Plant-Based BBQ Bowl is loaded with flavor!
Plant-Based Southwestern Bowl
This Plant-Based Whole30 Southwestern Style Bowl uses our Jackfruit and Black Bean Taco filling as the base for a fast 30-minute meal!
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Whole30 Corned Beef Hash
This Whole30 Corned Beef Hash is simple and fast to make, turning corned beef leftovers into a delicious eggless breakfast.
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Whole30 Corned Beef and Cabbage
Delicious any time of the year, Whole30 Corned Beef and Cabbage gets its time to shine, usually around St.
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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
These easy Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are delicious for dipping or as an entree for busy weeknights.
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Egg Roll Meatballs
Meet your new favorite 30-minute meal: Whole30 Egg Roll Meatballs.
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Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl
Enjoy all the classic flavors of egg roll topped with a quick sauce in this easy, 30-minute, one-dish meal.
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Whole30 Burger Bowl with Special Sauce
These Whole30 Burger Bowls with Special Sauce are loaded with all the classic fixings + an optional "cheese" sauce for an easy, anytime meal.
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Chinese Five Spice Chicken Wings
These Chinese Five Spice Wings are marinated and glazed with a simple 5-ingredient sauce and can be air-fried or oven baked.
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Plant-Based Sweet Potato Chili
This cozy Plant-Based Sweet Potato Chili is both nourishing and comforting.
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Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Wings
Get restaurant flavor at home with our perfectly crispy Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Wings.