YAY! My favorite part of any meal are the sides. Luckily for us, Whole30 sides are all REALLY tasty! These are the sides that will be part of our meal plan. I’ve also included a few snack ideas for those of you asking about snacks. The Whole30 program doesn’t actually support the idea of snacking but I know that a lot of us are having a hard time with the thought of NO SNACKS at all for thirty days. Just be very mindful when you are eating and don’t eat out of boredom but only when your body tells you that you are hungry!
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus– This is one of our family favorites! The crispy and salty prosciutto complement the asparagus so well.
Cauliflower Fried Rice– I know that a lot of you are really hesitant about cauliflower…don’t be! This recipe is packed full of veggies and protein. I eat it as a main course routinely! For this recipe, make sure you substitute coconut aminos for the Soy Sauce!
Coconut Toasted Rice- Another Cauliflower recipe…so good! The coconut milk adds an unexpected sweet element and the cauliflower crisps up like real rice!
Crispy Potatoes– My favorite potatoes BY FAR! The crispy edges of the potatoes with the warm, melty centers are delicious! If you don’t have a pressure cooker you can still cook these in the oven on 350 for 35-40 minutes then finish them in the skillet to get the desired crisp! love!
Not Your Momma’s Steamed Broccoli– I know that Broccoli gets a bad wrap but this stuff is awesome! The secret is to add a good flavor profile so that it’s not boring!
Zoodles– These are so good! For our meal purposes- we aren’t making the particular meatballs in this recipe, just the zoodles! The zoodles crisp up when they are sauteed and give you a nice crunch. I love pairing these with marinara but the possibility are endless!
Caramelized Brussel Sprouts– I’ve told you guys before, but I’ll tell you again: these are THE BEST brussel sprouts ever. The caramelization adds the perfect savoriness to this delicious side. I frequently eat these as the main course!
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes– Because sometimes you just need the real thing. Now that ALL potatoes are Whole 30 approved (thank you, thank you), I feel like we need to take advantage now and then.
Roasted Cumin Carrots– These carrots are a little sweet and a little spicy. Really flavorful! Be careful not to overcook them or they might get mushy.
Oven Roasted Cauliflower Rice– My favorite part about this rice is that it gets super crispy like REAL rice does. It’s a great staple in our Whole 30 arsenal and a quick option if you get in a bind.
Roasted Potatoes– These roasted Yukon Gold potatoes are creamy and buttery and cooked in BACON grease. There is no going wrong with these.
Mexican Cauliflower Rice– Growing up in South Texas, my love for Mexican food is unending. This stuff really hits the spot!
Raw nuts– any mixture of raw nuts is a great snack. The only nuts that are off limits are peanuts! So stock up on cashews, pistachios, pecans, whatever your favorites are!
Lara Bars– about half of the flavors of Lara Bars are Whole30 approved! Make sure you check the labels. These are definitely good to go: Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Carrot Cake, Cherry Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Chocolate Coconut Chew, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Bar, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie
FRUIT– eat any fruit that you want chopped up or mixed in with some great nut butter (my favorite is almond butter)
Don’t worry, these aren’t all the sides we will be having during the plan…but these will get us started for the first week! I’ll be adding the rest in the coming days!
Check out our Breakfast options Here
Check out our Lunch/Dinner options Here
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