Sarah Steffens

Recipe Developer

Sarah Steffens, our Recipe Developer, has a B.A. in Business Administration, Public Relations from The Master's University in Southern California. After years of experimenting with nutrition and recipes in her own kitchen, she now works as a Personal Chef and Food Photographer in Sacramento, creating meals that support her client's intention to physically and mentally thrive. She has catered several independent film sets, making it her goal to optimize the energy and well-being of each creative crew. You can find many of Sarah's recipes in various Whole30, Paleo and Keto cookbooks. When Sarah is not cooking and styling recipes, you can find her enjoying a long walk, working on creative projects with loved ones or exploring beautiful Northern California.
Whole30 Grilled Drumsticks with Zucchini Green Olive and Avocado Salad

Grilled Drumsticks with Zucchini, Green Olive and Avocado Salad

Sure, buffalo and barbecue sauce feel right at home on chicken drumsticks, but they’re not the only flavor options you’ve got when grilling up a batch of this pleasantly messy, lick-your-fingers protein. This fresh recipe mixes up the usual chicken drumstick routine and pairs the protein with an elegant salad...This recipe gives chicken drumsticks a flavorful makeover and serves them with an elegant avocado salad for a quick, budget-friendly meal.
Grilled Chicken Teriyaki over Cauliflower Rice

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki over Cauliflower Rice

Chicken teriyaki is a takeout classic—and for good reason. Its iconic sweet, spicy, salty, tangy flavor is truly unlike any other dish out there. And, believe it or not, creating a tasty iteration of this beloved dish that’s Whole30 compatible is a whole lot easier than you might think. It...These juicy chicken thighs are coated in a tangy homemade Whole30 teriyaki sauce and crisped to perfection on the grill.
Whole30 Grilled Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa

Grilled Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa

There’s just something about the summertime that makes hot dogs extra appealing. And though compatible varieties may have been hard to find back when Whole30 was born, that’s not the case now! These days, you can find Whole30-compliant hot dogs at many grocery stores or online to be delivered straight...Fresh, fruity salsa and a leafy green wrapper will make this fun take on a classic hot dog your new summertime go-to.
Whole30 Grilled Salmon with Yellow Bell Pepper and Avocado Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Bell Pepper & Avocado Salsa

Salmon is such a treat any time of year—and the summertime is certainly no exception. So, instead of baking yourself a cozy filet, throw your salmon on the grill and pair it with bright seasonal flavors to enjoy al fresco (or, okay, in the comfort of air conditioning). This fun...Grilled salmon makes for a great summertime meal–especially when you pair it with bright seasonal flavors.
Plant-Based Whole30 Grilled Tofu and Veggie Skewers

Plant-Based Whole30 Grilled Tofu Veggie Skewers

Recipe and Photography by Sarah Steffens Dinner on a stick, anyone? Skewers are a summertime staple for easy weeknight meals and cookouts alike—and understandably so, considering they allow you to cook up your favorite plant-based proteins and vegetables all together at once. It doesn’t get more convenient than that! And...Dinner on a stick, anyone? These Plant-Based Whole30 grilled tofu veggie skewers are perfect for easy weeknight meals and cookouts alike.
Plant-Based Whole30 Grilled Eggplant Boats

Plant-Based Whole30 Grilled Eggplant Boats

Recipe and photos by Sarah Steffens Stuff veggie boats with your favorite fillings and you’ve got a meal perfectly packaged up in its own colorful, nutritious bowl—and if you’re doing a Plant-Based Whole30 or incorporate chickpeas into your Food Freedom, then these meat-free eggplant boats are for you. They combine...These Plant-Based Whole30 Grilled Eggplant Boats perfectly combined cooked eggplant with a refreshing chickpea salad topped in a zesty vinaigrette.
Grilled Fish with Chimichurri and Radicchio Pineapple Salad

Grilled Fish with Chimichurri & Pineapple Salad

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy seafood—and the grill makes it quick and easy to enjoy the catch of the day (or those frozen fish filets you’ve had in the freezer!) any night of the week. This quick and easy Whole30 fish recipe makes enjoying the catch of the day (or frozen filets buried in the freezer!) any night of the week.
Plant-Based Whole30 Grilled Tempeh Salad with Tahini Balsamic Dressing

Plant-Based Whole30 Grilled Tempeh Salad with Tahini Balsamic Sauce

Recipe and photos by Sarah Steffens Tempeh makes preparing a plant-based meal incredibly easy. Made from fermented soybeans, tempeh has a nutty flavor, a dense, chewy texture, and is a great source of plant protein—and since it takes mere minutes to cook up, it’s a no-brainer addition to any meal...Satiating and packed with all sorts of flavors, this Grilled Tempeh salad will be the perfect staple in your quick summer meal rotation.
Grilled Beef Burgers with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions

Grilled Beef and Mushroom Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Burgers are a summertime grilling staple—but, let’s face it, that same old LTO (that’s “lettuce, tomato, onion”) routine can get a little stale. Thankfully, they also happen to be the perfect blank canvas, easy to mix up with different toppings, sauces, and flavors; all it takes is a little creativity!...Grilled beef burgers packed with umami flavor and served alongside roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with a quick, hot-and-creamy sauce.
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