The Whole30: Favorite Recipes + Breakfast Ideas | Dear Hannah
Dear Hannah, I’m considering doing the Whole30; I feel like I just need a change/reset in my diet and healthy lifestyle.Do you have any favorite recipes from when you did the Whole30?
And what did you for breakfast, especially when you were in a rush in the morning? I want something easy that I can take to class with me.
Thanks so much for writing in. I totally get the feeling of wanting to reset, and I think the Whole30 is an excellent way to do that. As for favorite recipes, here are a bunch of links to some of my go-to, Whole30-approved meals:
Additionally, I draw a lot of inspiration for paleo + Whole30 meals from specific Instagram accounts that focus on eating real food. Here’s that list:
@whole30recipes - new recipes every day!
@melissa_hartwig - Whole30 co-founder / overall badass
NOW, let’s talk breakfast. When I am not in a rush (re: on the weekends), I make crispy fried eggs with a banana + almond butter, or do a single-serving frittata with some leftover protein (such as ground beef), kale, sweet potatoes, and rosemary.
If I was in a rush or on the way to class, I'll do chia seed pudding (make it the night before), or an Aidell’s chicken sausage with some fruit on the side, or a Larabar (or an RXBAR) + piece of a fruit, OR nut butter + fruit. You've got options!
If you’re into meal-prepping, I recommend egg cups. You can make these frittata egg cups, or prosciutto wrapped ones. They are a savory, delicious breakfast option, yet they don’t require any of the grind work on a Monday morning before chem lab.
When you’re in a pinch, try to think about what the easiest, no-cook meal could be based on the the ingredients you have on-hand.
I hope this helps; have a wonderful day!