Recipe Roundup: Whole30 Approved 

Our household has embarked on the journey of eating more whole foods and cutting out processed foods. We’re decent eaters, anyway, and don’t keep many processed items in our cabinets, but in the effort to lead a healthier lifestyle we’ve knixed the bread, cereal, and convenient freezer foods. While this involves more cooking, I know it’s beneficial for us in the long run (not to mention easier on the wallet). My recipe criteria- 1. I don’t want to be a slave in the kitchen and 2. I also need tasty meals that are little girl approved. All of these recipes are Whole30 approved and ridiculously good. Win!! I’ll keep posting my recipe roundups once a week to share the goodness. If you come across something that’s healthy and drool worthy, share it with us in the comments! Here’s my favorite recipes from this week’s clean eating. Just click on the links for the recipes. Happy cooking!

Coconut Cream Pie Larabars

Oh my goodness, these are scrumptious! I adapted this recipe from My Whole Food Life  by adding a tablespoon of almond butter for extra yumminess and protein. Then I baked them for 15 mins at 350* so they would be more solid once cooled. I didn’t think “cold” bars would stay together long in the hands of a four year old. But baking them gave them the staying power they needed to make it through an afternoon snack attack.

Orange Coconut Salmon

Hmmmm… I’m noticing a theme now. It’s summer, and what’s better than coconut and citrus?? This recipe from The Endless Meal is easy peasy. I followed it exactly (except for substituting another Tbs of coconut aminos for the fish sauce. Missed that on the shopping list!). I plated the salmon on a bed of fresh kale and served sliced Granny Smith apples and peas for the sides. Soooo good!

Harvest Chicken Skillet

Ok, maybe this one isn’t in season per se, but it had me at “one dish.” All this recipe from Well Plated really requires is some chopping. An easy trade-off for less cleaning!! I used boneless chicken thighs instead of breast meat, for more flavor, and didn’t cut them up. This is super inexpensive to make, too.

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