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Whole30 side dishes that will get you through your Whole30 challenge. From sweet potatoes to salads, these are Whole30 recipes for the family.
If you’re walking through a Whole30 challenge, dinner can sometimes seem difficult to get creative with. I mean, you know you need meat, so you grill chicken, pork chops or prepare a juicy steak, but what do you serve with the main dish?
I’ve collected 10 of our most healthy Whole30 side dish recipes. All fit in the Whole30 eating plan. Most fit in a Paleo diet, which many transition to after completing a Whole30.
One of the first things you think of when you hear about a real food diet is…salad. Yes, you’ll most likely eat countless salads during your Whole30 Challenge, but don’t get stuck with boring Whole30 salads. Try these colorful, veggie-filled salads that are great for a lunch, too! Grocery stores make it easy with prepackaged chopped veggies. Give yourself a break from dinner prep and throw together your favorite veggies with simple red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing. You’ll learn to love the many combinations!
The first time we did a Whole30 challenge, white potatoes were not legal. We ate all the sweet potatoes we wanted, but couldn’t touch the dreaded white potato. It was beneficial to me because I learned to love sweet potatoes. But white potatoes are now officially Whole30 approved, in moderation, so feel free to enjoy some of your favorite side dishes that use white potatoes. This Whole30 potato salad? We love this more than it’s less-healthy sister.
I’ve found that sweet potatoes are one of those foods that people either love or hate. I was in the latter category until our first Whole30. I learned to love their sweet taste and versatility. Top a baked sweet potato with a little clarified butter and a sprinkle of salt and cinnamon…mmmm…pure heaven! And Whole30 Sweet Potato Fries? Yes, please!
Did you know you could mash cauliflower for a low-carb potato substitute? Or make cauliflower rice to have on with your Mexican dinner? It’s crazy the things you can do with veggies!
And sometimes, just using fresh fruit and veggies as a topper to steak, chicken or salads makes the difference you need to keep your Whole30 exciting.
Find our ultimate guide to the Whole30 challenge here. We talk about what to expect, shopping lists, where to get food and reintroduction.