16 Seasonal Whole30 Recipes That’ll Make You Feel Refreshed

So you’re following the Whole30 diet? Awesome! It’s clear that you already knew that spring cleaning your body is just as important as cleaning out your home as the warmer weather rolls in. However, don’t make the mistake of thinking that they Whole30 is some sort of sacrifice.

Just because Whole30 is clean eating at its most refined, it doesn’t mean that you have to deprive yourself of deliciousness. Far from it! With some choice ingredients like avocado, ghee, and lemon, plus a dash of creativity you’ll soon find yourself enjoying the Whole30 journey and not just the results.

Here are 16 easy creative ideas to get you started on your Whole30 path with compliant recipes so you don’t have to sacrifice your favorite recipes.

1. Turkey n’ Tahini Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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The Sophisticated Caveman

Sweet potato and tahini. Bitter and sweet make for the perfect combination. Oh, and there’s also some turkey for protein.

These potatoes are perfect for lunch meal prep on the weekend to keep your favorite things in your lunch during the week. Get the recipe here.

2. Taco Salad

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Rainbow Delicious

Who says you can’t still sit out on the patio and enjoy a taco? With this Whole30 recipe, you absolutely can.

Add jalapeno peppers and you’ve got a winning happy hour meal. Get the recipe here.

3. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

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The Cookie Rookie

Avocado is basically vegetable cream and deserves to be smothered on everything. Including salmon.

You won’t even be thinking about weight loss with the first bite of this dinner. It’s that good. Get the recipe here

4. Asparagus Soup

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The Sophisticated Caveman

Asparagus is the ultimate spring and early summer vegetable and a snap to prepare. Using chicken stock and ghee, this large batch of soup can easily be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock. The best part though is that it’s dairy-free.

Even the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus used to utter the phrase, “Faster than cooking asparagus!” So next time you’re on a timer, try this soup with the recipe here

5. Buttery Leeks with Eggs

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Scott Gooding Project

As long as you are using clarified butter or ghee in your recipe, feel free to douse these spring greens liberally.

To add a bit more sustenance to the boil, some roasted veggies would taste delicious in this meal. Get the recipe here.  

6. Paleo Greek Salad

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FED+
Fit

This Greek salad is full of satisfying additions. Just make sure you read the labels of your salad dressing to check for added sugars or make your own with some lemon juice, olive oil, and seasonings.

Real food is tastier than the processed versions, and this salad will make you a believer. It packs perfectly in a lunch box, too. Get the recipe here.

7. Naked Burger with Kale Slaw

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Scott Gooding Project

Springtime is all about breaking out the grill for a new season. And that means burgers! Even if you can’t eat buns, it doesn’t mean you can’t indulge.

Straight from a Whole30 cookbook, this burger swap doesn’t have a long prep time and highlights healthy fats. Get the recipe here

8. Chicken + Charred Broccoli Sautée

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Food & Wine

Simple, healthy, classic, and delicious. When you add fresh veggies to anything, it can never go wrong.

Some roasted garlic is the most delicious addition to the bowl for aromatic flavor. Get the recipe here

9. Poached Red Snapper with Papaya + Mango Sauce Vierge

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Food & Wine

This tropical dish is light and healthy, but bursting with flavor. You won’t be able to get enough.

Apples would add a nice crunch to the salsa if they’re cubed small enough to absorb the dressing! Get the recipe here

10. Early Spring Salad with Grapefruit + Ginger Vinaigrette

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Autoimmune Wellness

Arugula, fennel, and grapefruit are all in season in the spring so why don’t you take advantage and pile them all into a salad? There’s no better way to enjoy spring’s bounty.

How Pinterest and Instagram-worthy is this salad? Get the recipe here

11. Caramelized Onion + Beet Soup

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Goboroot

For those still-cool nights, soup is a must. This one adds a burst of color and flavor that will automatically get you ready for summertime.

You’ll never need to order take-out for dinner to avoid turning on the oven again. Get the recipe here

12. Snap Peas with Lemon + Mint + Pistachio

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Well Fed

This dish is summer sunshine in a bowl: crisp, light, and lemony. This would pair delicious with a Whole30-compliant tuna salad. 

Get the recipe here

13. Zucchini Noodles With Pesto + Fried Eggs

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Food Faith Fitness

Noodles with a whole lot of mouth feel, a sauce dripping with a serious amount of garlicky, fresh herb-age, and a runny egg yolk. Satisfaction.

Get the recipe here

14. Thai Turkey Wraps

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Cook At Home Mom

Don’t let Whole30 get boring. Instead, add some spice onto the plate and into your life!

Get the recipe here

15. Lemon-Maple Kale Salad with Dates + Almonds

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Well Fed

To really take this recipe up a level, apparently, you have to massage the kale.

Get the recipe here

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