Whole30 Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blog Hero

Whole30 Lemon Pepper Seasoning and Dry-Rub

Looking for a zesty and versatile seasoning to elevate your dishes? This Whole30 Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning is an easy way to create a flavorful protein. It’s made with just five simple ingredients you can find at most grocery stores, making it accessible and budget-friendly. This seasoning is perfect for...This 5-ingredient Whole30 Lemon Pepper Seasoning is an easy way to add a burst of citrusy flavor to protein, vegetables, and more.
Whole30 Tri-Tip Recipe

Whole30 Tri-Tip — Grill or Oven Bake!

This Whole30 Tri-Tip is bound to be a fast favorite! Super simple to make and sure to be a hit with everyone at a dinner, party, bbq, or event. Don’t be intimidated by this popular cut of meat – it’s easy to make on the grill or in the oven. ...This Whole30 Tri-Tip is super simple with our homemade dry rub and cooked on the grill, but we include oven instructions as well.
Whole30 Dry Rub

Whole30 Dry Rub: The Basis for Your Best BBQ Ever

This Whole30 Dry Rub is a fool-proof, budget-friendly way to cook flavorful meat! A dry rub consists of dried spices combined into a rub that is added as a coating onto the outside of meat. Since this dry rub is Whole30, that means it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. It’s also...Change Grilling Season with this homemade, no-sugar, Whole30 Dry Rub! Budget-friendly. Quick, easy AND customizable.
Dr.Megan Rossi discusses probiotics and gut health.

Dear Melissa & Friends: Dr. Megan Rossi Answers Your Questions About Probiotics and Gut Health

This issue of Dear Melissa & Friends is all about natural probiotics found in foods and drinks, and features Dr. Megan Rossi (PhD, RD, APD), The Gut Health Doctor. Probiotics and gut health are trending right now. The use of probiotics have been shown to have benefits that go well...Today we’re joined by world-renowned gut health expert Dr. Megan Rossi, as she discusses probiotics and gut health.
Whole30 Chicken and Mango Chopped Salad

Chicken Chopped Salad with Cilantro Mango Dressing

This easy and delicious Whole30 Chicken Chopped Salad with Cilantro Mango Dressing is the perfect make-ahead lunch as the weather warms up. Chicken, cabbage, mango, cucumbers, and bell pepper are chopped and then coated in the most refreshing and bright creamy dressing. Loaded with flavor and textures, it truly tastes...Loaded with flavor and textures, this Chicken Chopped Salad with Cilantro Mango Dressing truly tastes like summer in a bowl!
Whole30 Italian Chopped Salad

Whole30 Italian Chopped Salad

Need an easy salad that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser? This Whole30 Italian Chopped Salad will become a go-to favorite. Simple to put together, no-cook, nutrient-dense, with a quick-to-make dressing.  Not only is this Italian Chopped Salad Whole30, meaning it is gluten-free and dairy-free, it is also egg-free and...This Whole30 Italian Chopped Salad is simple to put together, requires no cooking, and includes a quick-to-make dressing.
Trader Joe's Whole30 Shopping List

Your Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping List

Shopping for Whole30 compatible foods can be tricky if you’re just starting with the program. And with thousands of products lining the shelves, it’s hard to know where to start. You know to stock up on your basics like fruit, vegetables, and meat, but you also understand that seasonings, sauces,...Trader Joe’s is a Whole30 shopping favorite. Check out our Whole30 Trader Joe’s shopping list and save time looking for compatible products.
Whole30 Tostone Tostadas

Whole30 Tostone Tostadas

Shake up taco night with this fun Whole30 take on a tostada! Not only are these Whole30 Tostone Tostadas gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free, they are so fun and endlessly versatile. They’re an easy weeknight dinner and a family favorite, especially because you can eat them with your hands....Using smashed twice-cooked plantains as the base, these Whole30 Tostone Tostadas are a crowd-pleasing, fun way to shake up taco night!
Steak Sheet Pan Fajitas

Whole30 Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

Want a crowd-pleasing easy dinner that can be made in 30 minutes? Our Whole30 Steak Sheet Pan Fajitas are it! Not only are they Whole30, but they are also naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and egg-free.  Why We Love Them Sheet pan dinners are fantastic for minimal prep and easy clean-up....Need a crowd-pleasing one-dish dinner that can be made in 30 minutes? Our easy Whole30 Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas are it!
Whole30 Indian Black Pepper Chicken Bowl Blog Hero

Indian Black Pepper Chicken Bowl

Today we are sharing with you our Black pepper chicken bowl recipe, an everyday Indian chicken recipe that comes together with a few ingredients from your pantry. Enjoy it for a simple weekday meal, or take it to an outdoor potluck or picnic this summer. It has intense flavors despite...This Indian Black Pepper Chicken Bowl comes together with a few ingredients from your pantry. Perfect for potlucks or a simple weekday meal!
Whole30 7-Layer Dip with Kite Hill Cream Cheese

Whole30 7-Layer Dip

Need an easy appetizer everyone will love? This Whole30 7-layer Dip is just the thing! Only 10 minutes of cooking is all it takes for a crowd-pleasing dish that comes together in under 30 minutes. This 7-Layer Dip is not only Whole30 but also gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. A Whole30...Only 10 minutes of cooking is all it takes for this crowd-pleasing Whole30 7-Layer Dip that comes together in under 30 minutes.

Dear Melissa: 6 Common Misconceptions about the Whole30

The Whole30 has changed millions of people’s lives since its inception in 2009. You can read page after page of glowing testimonials from our community, and many medical doctors, mental health practitioners, and other healthcare providers endorse the program and recommend it to their patients and clients. There are now...It’s time to clear up six common Whole30 misconceptions. Discover the truth about Whole30 myths with CEO Melissa Urban.
Simple Sheet Pan Cooking Tips

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 kitchen appliances. They are fantastic for a mostly hands-off cooking process. Let the oven do most of your dinner work! Plus, they minimize the dishes down...Whole30 endorsed cookbook author Autumn Michaelis shares her favorite sheet pan tips and tricks that will take your Whole30 cooking to the next level.
Whole30 Poke Bowl

Whole30 Poke Bowl

This Whole30 Poke Bowl is a fast and easy dinner or cold lunch solution! No cooking is involved, and you can prepare it in just a few minutes. Who knew bringing one of your restaurant favorites home was so easy? And once you see how easy it is to make,...Try this no-cook, budget-friendly Whole30 Poke Bowl for a restaurant favorite that's a BREEZE to make at home.

Dear Melissa: Shop for These 7 Pantry Staples Before You Start Your Whole30

Beginning the Whole30 can feel exciting and intimidating, especially if you’re new to cooking. While there are thousands of Whole30 recipes available online, on our Instagram feed, and in one of our five Whole30 cookbooks, we may use ingredients you aren’t familiar with or don’t have in your pantry. But...Some pantry staples are Whole30 essentials—during your program and beyond. Add these 7 Whole30 essential ingredients to your shopping list.

Dear Melissa: My Food Sensitivities Make it Hard to Socialize

Dear Melissa, I am on a fairly strict autoimmune protocol in my Food Freedom due to serious food sensitivities and allergies. I am so happy to be feeling better and on the healthiest track, and have had no issues bidding adieu to processed junk. But sometimes I miss the everyday...Living with food sensitivities can make socializing harder to manage. MU has advice for deal with the emotional and practical challenges.
Whole30 Chicken Tikka

Whole30 Chicken Tikka Skewers

Looking for a delicious and healthy chicken recipe that’s perfect for a Whole30? Look no further and try this quick and mouth-watering recipe for Indian-style Whole30 Chicken Tikka Skewers. Bursting with fragrant spices and flavors, this recipe is sure to become a new family favorite! Start with boneless, skinless chicken...Bursting with fragrant spices and flavors, these Whole30 Chicken Tikka Skewers are sure to become a new family favorite!

Dear Melissa: Nine Books to Support Your Food Freedom

I’ve often said the Whole30 is about food, but it’s about so much more than food. Millions of people who have successfully transformed their lives with the program say their Whole30 and Food Freedom experience has spilled over into every area of their lives—from self-care to relationships, finances to parenting,...The Whole30 and Food Freedom center on food, but are about much more. These 9 Food Freedom book recommendations help you live your best life.
Whole30 Curry Chicken Salad

Whole30 Curry Chicken Salad

Whole30 Curry Chicken Salad is a fantastic easy cold lunch option. It’s flavorful but made with simple ingredients. Also, it takes only 10 minutes to put together once your chicken is cooked and shredded. A great option to take to work, school, or when you travel! The base of this...Try this Whole30 Curry Chicken Salad for a flavor-packed cold lunch! Made with simple ingredients and easy to adjust to your liking.

Dear Melissa: Is Your Food Freedom Really Free?

The definition I crafted for Food Freedom in 2015 was “feeling in control* of food, instead of food controlling you.” The kind of control I envisioned wasn’t in an overly restrictive, punishing way, but came from a place of confidence, self-care, and self-awareness. In finding food freedom, you can have...Finding Food Freedom is a journey with two paths. See the difference between a teenage Food Freedom and a more mature one that's truly free.
Whole30 Corned Beef Hash

Whole30 Corned Beef Hash

Do you have leftover St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef to use up? Or just need an easy Whole30 egg-free breakfast? This Whole30 Corned Beef Hash is perfect for all of the above! This hash uses up leftover corned beef, potatoes, and carrots from a Corned Beef recipe such as this...This Whole30 Corned Beef Hash is simple and fast to make, turning corned beef leftovers into a delicious eggless breakfast.

Dear Melissa: 3 Tips to Keep You Going When You Want to Quit

In this article, I’m helping you navigate the spur-of-the-moment temptation to self-sabotage what you know is a really good thing for you right now—your Whole30 commitment. However, if you began the Whole30 but have realized that it’s adding more stress than it’s relieving, or if you find the Whole30 is...Self-sabotage is real. But Melissa Urban has three tips to keep you going when you want to quit on a new habit you're working on.
Whole30 Corned Beef and Cabbage

Whole30 Corned Beef and Cabbage

Delicious any time of the year, Whole30 Corned Beef and Cabbage gets its time to shine, usually around St. Patrick’s Day. Here is a Whole30-compatible version! This is a meal with minimal prep and simple ingredients. We love the speed and ease of cooking it in the Instant Pot. But...This Whole30 Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage has 7 simple ingredients and takes only 10 minutes of hands on prep time.
Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

We love buffalo chicken recipes and meatballs here at Whole30, so why not put them together in a Buffalo Chicken Meatballs recipe? Not only are they Whole30, they are also gluten-free and dairy-free. Check out the substitutions below to make them nut-free or egg-free as needed.  Meatballs are the perfect...

Dear Melissa: Cravings and Mindful Eating in Stressful Times

Cravings are often more complex than they seem, especially when they’re invisibly linked to coping mechanisms in times of stress. The Whole30 can better help you understand these cravings and practice more mindful eating. This question from the Whole30 community—and Melissa Urban’s answer—can help you better navigate the emotional cycles...Asking yourself key questions about your cravings and their connections to coping mechanisms can help you practice mindful eating.
Egg Roll Meatballs

Egg Roll Meatballs

What’s not to love about a meatball? These Whole30 Egg Roll Meatballs are perfect for an appetizer or main dish. Not only are these meatballs gluten-free and dairy-free, but they’re egg-free too! An excellent fit for a variety of dietary needs. These Egg Roll Meatballs combine the flavors of an...Meet your new favorite 30-minute meal: Whole30 Egg Roll Meatballs. Air fry or oven bake, then top with an easy Sweet Garlic Sauce.
Whole30 Egg Roll in A Bowl Blog Hero

Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl

Our Whole30 version of a takeout favorite is fast and easy to make. Egg Roll in a Bowl is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and egg-free. It only takes 5 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook. We love a nourishing 30-minute meal! This is a one-pan dish by sauteing everything...Enjoy all the classic flavors of egg roll topped with a quick sauce in this fast one-dish 30-minute Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe.
Whole30 Burger Bowl with Special Sauce

Whole30 Burger Bowl with Special Sauce

Want all the flavor of a burger in a Whole30-compatible bowl? These Whole30 Burger Bowls with Special Sauce are right up your alley! A bowl with a lettuce base, hamburger, onion, tomatoes, optional pickles, and “cheese” sauce, topped with a special sauce.  Who doesn’t need more 30-minute meals? This 30-minute...These Whole30 Burger Bowls with Special Sauce are loaded with all the classic fixings + an optional "cheese sauce for an easy, anytime meal.
Chinese Five Spice Wings

Chinese Five Spice Chicken Wings

Wings are such a fun appetizer or easy dinner main dish, and these Chinese Five Spice wings fit the bill. A simple Whole30 recipe that is also gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free. A great one for all to enjoy! These Chinese Five Spice wings are marinated and glazed with a...These Chinese Five Spice Wings are marinated and glazed with a simple 5-ingredient sauce. Air fry or oven bake for an easy weeknight meal!
Dear Melissa and Friends: A Dear Melissa with best-selling author Laura McKowen.

Dear Melissa & Friends: Laura McKowen Answers Your Questions About Alcohol

This issue of Dear Melissa & Friends is all about taking a look at your relationship to alcohol. Laura McKowen—bestselling author and a leading voice in the modern recovery movement—answers your questions about alcohol. “How can I cut out alcohol when my S.O. drinks? It’s not a problem for them,...Bestselling author Laura McKowen guests on Dear Melissa & Friends to talk about remaking your relationship with alcohol.