Now that you’ve committed to Whole30, you need a plan. After all, you’re more likely to stick to the plan and stay on track if you have a meal plan in place. We’re all guilty of quick, unhealthy choices to fill our hungry lunch bellies when we’re working. However, there’s no time for such nonsense when you’re on Whole30. So, let’s take a look at easy Whole30 lunch ideas that are also tasty!
To begin, it’s a good idea to start with a brief refresher on what you can and can’t eat on Whole30. Remember, the “30” refers to the time period of your commitment: 30 days. After that, you can choose to slowly reintroduce eliminated foods or, if you love the way you’re feeling, you don’t have to add back in any foods if you so choose.
- Lean meats and seafoods (unprocessed)
- Fruits and veggies
- Nuts and seeds
Not to Eat
- Grains and legumes
- Added sugars
- Carrageenan, sulfites or MSG
If you’re tempted to cheat, understand that even one slip requires that you start the program over completely.
Whole30 Lunch Ideas
Deviled Egg Salad with Avocado
This easy egg salad from Paleo Running Mama combines the egg with avocado and that food we all love: bacon. You do have to remember to be very picky with your bacon. It has to be free of nitrates, nitrites and added sugars.
Zucchini Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream and Chicken
Another winner from Paleo Running Mama is this irresistible substitute for the pasta you can’t actually have. Instead, this dish subs the grain for veggie zucchini “noodles.”
It even makes a way for you to have that creamy flavor without dairy. Here, they sub coconut milk for the typical dairy you’d use. Mmm, good!
If you’re ready to fill the meatball void in your diet, check out this post that highlights all you can do with meatballs on Whole30. As the article promises, you won’t sacrifice any flavor.
This great choice from Downshiftology is for those hot summer days when you just want something particularly light to eat. Combining cucumbers, red onion, scallions and honey with a few other key ingredients gives you a lunch you can expect to enjoy.
Don’t forget you can always head directly to the Whole30 site to get more lunch ideas. That way, you’ll never have to question whether your lunch idea will hit the mark!
Sometimes, you may find yourself struggling to make it from breakfast to lunch or lunch to dinner without hearing your belly rumbling. Although Whole30 isn’t a huge proponent of snacking often, here are some great choices when consumed in moderation:
- The New Primal Beef Thins
- Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars
- Chomps Beef Sticks
- Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds
When you commit to Whole30, you commit to wellness. Make a plan to stick to the proper guidelines, even when it comes to your Whole30 lunch. That can be one of the most tempting times to cheat, so stay on track with a little advance preparation.