Saturday, March 29, 2014

Five Favorites -- Whole30 Recipe Edition

Welcome back to Five Favorites -- the highlight of your weekend. :)

My sister-in-law gave me a great idea: since my Whole30 is technically over, I should give a quick rundown of my five favorite Whole30 recipes. This was a lot more difficult than I originally anticipated, however, as I ate so much good food during the challenge.

But, I narrowed it down for y'all. Here they are!

1. Slow-Cooker Korean Short Ribs

First discussed on March 3, 2014
This recipe from Nom Nom Paleo is amazeballs. First, it could not be any easier. The first time I made it, I whipped everything together before school, which left me a bit stressed because it did take a little time. The second time I made it, I blended everything together and kept it in the fridge until the next morning -- when I broiled the meat and then dumped everything in the crock pot.

That, my friends, is the way to do it.

I love this recipe served with broccoli and green beans. Nom nom, indeed!

2. Moroccan Meatballs

First discussed on March 11, 2014
This recipe from The Clothes Make the Girl is also super, super good, and while it takes a second to chop everything up and a while to let it simmer, it's also super, super easy. And, since it's taking "a while" (i.e. 60 minutes) on the stove, it gets super, super flavorful.

Serve this over cauliflower rice with a side of veggies (such as my favorite, spicy green beans), and you're good to go!

3. Chili-Garlic Shrimp

First discussed on February 27,  2014
While I was inspired by a bazillion different Pinterest postings, this recipe was all mine, friends. And, since it was "all mine," it's pretty haphazardly thrown together with very, very, very approximated ingredients:

  • 1 lb peeled, deveined shrimp
  • 1-2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 T crushed red pepper (I really have no idea -- that just sounds good)
  • 4 (?) garlic cloves

Saute the garlic for a couple of minutes, add the crushed red pepper, and throw in the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp is done.

This is definitely my go-to quick-and-easy meal, as it takes all of five minutes to throw together. I had it more times than I care to count during my Whole30.

4. The Best Breakfast Ever

Step-by-step recipe posted on March 8, 2014
As you know from reading 18,000 blog posts about it, this (or a variation of it) is pretty much what I ate most every morning. The pictured version contains sweet potato, mushroom, green pepper, jalapenos, avocado, salsa, and an egg. Sometimes, it doesn't contain some of those ingredients, sometimes it contains chicken sausage or bacon, etc.

There are a few consistencies: there's always protein, there's always veggies, there's always healthy fat, and it's always ridiculously delicious.

5. Sweet and Savory Blueberry Breakfast

First discussed on March 3, 2014
While Stupid Easy Paleo somehow manages to make this recipe in tortilla form, I have perfected it in scrambled form. I know that the thought of eggs and blueberries mixed together sounds absolutely repulsive, but you guys: it is soooooooo good.

I whisk four eggs, a handful of blueberries, a teaspoon-ish of coconut aminos, a dash-and-a-half of cinnamon, and a sprinkle of black pepper. Then I dump it all in a skillet greased with coconut oil.

It's savory and sweet and perfect for a quick, easy meal.

What are your favorite Whole30, Paleo, or generally healthy recipes? Hook me up with some inspiration!

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    1. Thanks for posting!! I need to make all of them, so yummy!

    2. Hey! Your Short Ribs recipe link goes to Moroccan Meatballs :) Thanks for all of the ideas!

      1. Oh no! Thanks so much for letting me know! I just fixed it, but here's the link: