Whole30 Citrus Crunch Salad

Sweet and Savory Citrus Crunch Salad

This Sweet and Savory Citrus Crunch Salad is everything you want in a salad – simple ingredients, minimal prep time, a colorful presentation, and flavors that POP. It’s easy enough for a weeknight side and lovely enough for a holiday spread. Tossed in a tangy Whole30-compatible vinaigrette, it’s naturally gluten-free...This Sweet and Savory Citrus Crunch Salad is easy enough for a weeknight side and lovely enough for a holiday spread.

Discounts and Deals from our Whole30 Approved Partners

Stock up for your January Whole30 (or enjoy your Whole30 faves during your Food Freedom) with these discounts from our partners.Stock up for your Whole30 At Home (or enjoy your Whole30 faves during your Food Freedom) with these discounts from our partners.
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How I Save Time at the Store with the Whole30 Approved Program

I’ve been there before—on the hunt for Whole30 compatible products amid a sea of options. I’ve been stuck in the grocery aisle, reading label after label. But I think I can help save you some time. Here’s the trick: when you see the Whole30 Approved® stamp, you can skip all...Learn about the Whole30 Approved program and see how you can skip the label reading to save time at the store.
5 Whole30 Holiday Potato Recipes

Holiday Potato Recipes That Deliver Comfort and Joy

Very few foods are as beloved when cooked crispy as they are transformed into what can accurately, but not flatteringly, be called a mush. But the humble potato is one such food—and there is, Indeed, a potato recipe for every occasion. From side dishes to soups, hashes to meatless mains,...Potato side dishes are staples of a holiday menu. Explore the versatility of spuds with five fun and easy Whole30 potato recipes.
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Dear Melissa: Empower Yourself for the Whole30

In a previous Dear Melissa newsletter, I talked about the unexpected benefits of my first Whole30 back in April 2009, and how those 30 days sent positive ripples into every area of my life, giving me a sense of confidence, empowerment, and trust in myself that I had never before...Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban shares her top three tips on how to empower yourself for your January Whole30.
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Dear Melissa: Self-empowerment was the biggest benefit of my first Whole30

I did the very first Whole30 in April 2009, before the program even had a name. It was supposed to be a fun self-experiment where I’d eliminate potentially inflammatory foods for a month and see if anything improved. The idea (put forth by prominent researchers at the time) was that...Go through Melissa Urban's first Whole30 and discover the biggest benefit she found. And learn about self-empowerment through the Whole30.
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Set Boundaries Around Food, Alcohol, and Table Talk

Food boundaries aren’t just about food Since 2009 (the earliest days of Whole30), I’ve spent a lot of time helping people say no to breakroom donuts, a slice of cake at the birthday party, and a glass of wine at happy hour as a means of honoring their Whole30 commitment....Learn from boundary expert and extraordinaire Melissa Urban how to set boundaries around food, alcohol, and table talk.
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5 Easy Recipes Where Salad Dressing is the Secret Hero

It’s time to let your salad dressing live up to its tasty potential. To unleash its delicious ability to add flavor to more foods than just lettuce. And to bring the zing to easy recipes that save time and effort without sacrificing taste. That’s because salad dressing is basically a...Salad dressing can add flavor to more food than just lettuce. Cook one of these easy recipes where dressing makes for more flavorful food.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Whole30’s Content Collaboration

I was recently browsing online for an alteration shop. I bought a jumpsuit for my book tour, and while it fit like a dream, the sleeves were decidedly strange—but easily adjusted in the hands of a tailor. I came across a highly-rated shop just a few miles away and clicked...Discover Melissa Urban's perspective on Whole30's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in content collaboration.
Whole30 Warm Harvest Salad with Made By Whole30 Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Warm Harvest Salad

This Warm Harvest Salad is a delicious and beautiful side dish to any holiday or cozy meal. Not only is it Whole30-compatible (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free), but it has egg-free, nut-free, and vegan options, so it can be a dish enjoyed by whoever is at your table! The warm salad starts...Chockfull of roasted fall veggie favorites, this Warm Harvest Salad is a delicious and beautiful side dish to any holiday or cozy meal.

6 Podcasts for Learning How to Set Better Boundaries

When you think about it, the Whole30 is actually a master class in how to set boundaries. You say no a lot during those 30 days—to the break room donuts, your mom’s lasagna, or the glass of wine at happy hour. During the program, you can always fall back on...Pick from six podcasts with Melissa Urban about how to set boundaries. Learn to set limits from the author of The Book of Boundaries.
Whole30 Dairy Free Ranch Green Bean Casserole

Ranch Green Bean Casserole

This Ranch Green Bean Casserole is a zesty remake of an old favorite! Cozy, creamy and perfect for your holiday gathering or a veggie-forward side for any time. The velvety sauce is gluten-free and dairy-free, but there is no way your guests could tell, and we dare say it beats...This Ranch Green Bean Casserole is a zesty remake of an old favorite! Cozy, creamy and perfect for your next holiday gathering.
Whole30 Dairy Free House Ranch Egg Bites

Dairy-Free Ranch Egg Bites, 3 Ways

Let’s put together two things Whole30ers love: eggs + ranch! Egg bites are easy, flexible, portable, and freeze great. And a fantastic way to rev up the flavor in your egg bites? Adding Whole30-compatible ranch dressing right into the egg mixture! The flavor combination possibilities are endless with this recipe....Quick, easy, and budget-friendly, these dairy and gluten-free Ranch Egg Bites are a zesty, Whole30 take on a takeout favorite.
Whole30 Dairy Free Creamy Potato and Leek Soup with Olive Oil Drizzle

Creamy Potato and Leek Soup with EVOO Drizzle

Sponsored by Fresh Press Farms. Recipe and Photo by Laura Miner of Cook at Home Mom. This Creamy Potato and Leek Soup with EVOO Drizzle is cozy and hearty but not heavy or overly filling. The leeks give a mild onion flavor to the potato soup, and the olive oil...This Creamy Potato and Leek Soup with Olive Oil Drizzle is creamy, cozy, and hearty, topped with Fresh Press Farms' cold-pressed olive oil.
Whole30 Prosciutto and Fig Salad With Sunflower Oil & White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Prosciutto and Fig Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Sponsored by Fresh Press Farms. Recipe and Photo by Laura Miner of Cook at Home Mom.This Prosciutto and Fig Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette is great as a holiday side or to serve with your favorite fall and main dishes. It’s nicely balanced with both sweet and savory flavors. The...This Whole30 Prosciutto and Fig Salad tossed in a quick Sunflower Oil and White Balsamic Vinaigrette is perfect for your holiday table!
Whole30 Dairy-Free Cheeseburger Casserole

Dairy-Free Cheeseburger Casserole

What if you could take all the flavors of a cheeseburger and put it into a warm, cozy, Whole30-compatible casserole? Now you can with this fun dairy-free recipe!  This recipe is easy to put together and is topped with a creamy homemade dairy-free cheese sauce you don’t want to skip....What if you could take all the flavors of a cheeseburger and put it into a warm, cozy, Whole30-compatible casserole?
Whole30 Samosa Bites - Two Ways

Whole30 Samosa Bites, 3 Ways

By Pri and Dee of Masala Paleo Diwali’s essence lies in the Sanskrit shloka, ‘Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya’ which means “Lead me from darkness to light.” Twinkling lights, delicious food, festive clothes, decked-up homes, and most importantly, getting together with your loved ones is what Diwali is all about. The spread...Three delicious Whole30 Samosa recipes (plus a homemade Plum Chutney Sauce) to kickstart your Diwali celebrations!
Whole30 Chicken Salad with Yai's Thai Almond Sauce

Chicken Salad with Yai’s Thai Almond Sauce

Ever had a week so busy that you couldn’t even fathom turning the stove on? We’ve all been there. During those times, it’s important to save your mental energy wherever you can. One great way to do so is to keep the fridge stocked with easy grab-and-go food. A big...Whether you need packed lunches or a dish for your next potluck, this Thai-inspired chicken salad is a perfect make-ahead meal.

Whole30 Dairy-Free “Butter” Board

By now, you’ve likely seen the viral “butter board” trend going around, and we wanted to make our own Whole30 and dairy-free version by swapping out the butter and replacing it with nut “cheese.” Joshua McFadden of @jj__mc originally created the idea, and when Justine Doiron of @justine_snacks reintroduced it, we just had to...Use Whole30 compatible, dairy-free cheese to whip up this viral "butter" board for an easy appetizer with out-of-this-world flavor.
Whole30 Simple Seafood Bake

Simple Seafood Bake

Enjoy this recipe from our Director of Coaching Operations, Melissa Schmidt!If you've ever eaten in the South, you've likely had (or heard of) a low country boil, and this recipe is a quick-and-easy homage to that.
Whole30 Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Lemony Chicken Soup

This easy Instant Pot Lemony Chicken Soup is as comforting as a hug from a friend. Full of classic chicken soup flavor, and a little extra zip from lemon, this is a recipe you’ll want on repeat all year long. While many chicken soup recipes get their flavor by simmering...Full of classic chicken soup flavor, and a little extra zip from lemon, this is a recipe you'll want on repeat all year long!
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.
Loaded Breakfast Potatoes from Whole Food For Your Family

Loaded Breakfast Potatoes from Whole Food for Your Family

Whether you’ve been part of the Whole30 community since the beginning or are just joining us (welcome!), chances are you know and love Autumn Michaelis. Our Whole30 Digital Content Producer and mom of five (yes, five!) boys, Autumn has been sharing budget- and family-friendly Whole30 and Paleo meals on her...Packed with protein and veggies, this hearty Whole30 breakfast hash is sure to keep you fueled for the day!
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Dear Melissa: What can Whole30 teach me about self-care?

The September Whole30 In 2009 and 2010, I was traveling several weekends a month to CrossFit gyms all across the country, to speak to their members about the Whole30 and help them get started with the program. At the time, participants liked to think of the Whole30 as a 30-day...Join us as we connect to ourselves and reprioritize our health and happiness. Let this September Whole30 be the month YOU return to YOU.
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.
Whole30 Cilantro Salsa Slaw

Cilantro Salsa Slaw from Whole Food for Your Family

You probably know our Whole30 Digital Content Producer, Autumn Michaelis, as Wholefoodfor7. For years, Autumn has shared the budget- and family-friendly Whole30 and Paleo meals she relies on to feed her big family (she’s the mother of five boys!) on her blog and social media pages. In August 2022, she...This Mexican-inspired, quick-and-easy cole slaw is a great way to get some extra veggies on the table in a flash.
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.