25 Fall Whole30 Recipes
Y’all, I LOVE fall food. Every plate is a palette of reds, oranges, and browns voluptuous with seasonal produce and meat. And, as you take bites, the warm autumn spices not only excite your senses, but they totally transport you to the past. Somehow, every fall flavor burst with holiday memories, and it just makes you FEEL. SO. GOOD. Well, aside from the bloating, the gas, the fatigue, and the weight gain. But, y’all, it doesn’t have to be a trade-off. You can get great fall flavors that fall within a Whole30 diet! You can indulge in many of your favorite foods without the side effects. Try one of these 25 fall Whole30 recipes:
25 Fall Whole30 Recipes
What’s more fall than cranberries? This hearty fall supper won’t leave you feeling sluggish. Instead, the balsamic roasted chicken takes you on an autumn vacation with its complex sweet and acidic flavor. Combined with cranberries, thyme, and rosemary and you’ve got a fall dish that’ll have you swooning.
Most important meal of the day, right? Let’s pack it with as much protein and healthy fats as we can. Chorizo, eggs, and avocado make up much of the breakfast (or dinner!) bowl. Brussel sprouts, peppers, and microgreens also help make this meal super healthy and delicious!
I feel like people sometimes think healthy food is always bland. NO WAY! You can have tons of exciting flavor in Whole30 meals. This one is an Asian-inspired chicken dish that uses zoodles instead of noodles. Zoodles are spiralized vegetables! You can use lots of vegetable types, but zucchini are used in this dish!
Sweet potatoes are one of those fall foods that just transports me back to a simpler time! This Whole30 sweet potato salad and harvest chicken recipe is literally the perfect fall dish. It’s simple enough for meal prepping, but the flavors are complex enough for an impressive holiday dish as well.
One pan meals are just the best. Fewer dishes. Fewer complications. And, it takes fewer minutes out of your day. Salmon is SO good for you, and with the potatoes, it really feels like a cheat meal. On Whole30, you can eat potatoes as long as they’re not deep-fried. (Thank god!)
Dairy free clam chowder? You heard me right! This is another one of those nostalgic fall dishes that you miss when dieting. But, with this recipe, you can indulge just the same. Get your Whole30 bacon, your soup veggies, and canned clams and get to cooking.
Seven ingredient gourmet meal? Yes, please. Tomatoes, artichoke hearts, coconut cream, chicken, garlic, basil, and parsley are all you need to make this creamy masterpiece. Pair this main course with green beans, asparagus, or your favorite Whole30 potato dish.
Okay, we’ve been going pretty heavy on the meals so far. What about something lighter? This Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad is SO fresh and balanced. You need crisp apples, dried cranberries, walnuts, and your choice of green. And, yes, I know what you’re thinking: THIS ISN’T WHOLE30. Simply cute the feta cheese and honey and you’re good-to-go, fam.
Snacking on a diet is always a chore. It’s difficult to find tasty foods that actually satiate those cravings. These pumpkin balls definitely do the trick, though! They’re super easy, and they taste like little bursts of pumpkin pie. Yum! (Just cut the maple syrup. Or, cheat a little. I won’t tell.)
This is my favorite chili recipe EVER. Now, I can’t take credit entirely for coming up with it, but I did tweak it a bit to my personal taste. I like lots of toppings on my chili. So, I add lime wedges, avocado, white and green onions, coconut yogurt, and hot sauce. Yep. It’s extra. But, it’s makes the dish extra delicious.
The textures and flavors in this salad are to DIE FOR. You could make this for yourself, but, honestly, even people not on Whole30 at your holiday event will be thankful for this salad. The early quinoa flavors perfectly balance the sweet and salty flavors of the squash, cranberries, pumpkin seed and vinaigrette.
Again on this one, cut the honey. Honestly, you don’t need it at all to get your sweet fix with this salad! Let the fruit and balsamic take you there!
Another balsamic recipe? Yep. It’s such a great fall flavor, and it’s really hard to mess up when you’re cooking/marinating. This decadent cut of meat combine with the deluxe flavor of balsamic vinegar is PERFECTION. Add autumn pumpkin gnocchi? Double perfection.
Apple is another flavor that takes me back. Did you ever pick apples at an orchard growing up? I though it was SO cool to climb those trees and bring down the perfect, glistening red or green apple.
Anyway, for this snack, you just need Mcintosh apples and cinnamon. Simply slice the apples, cover them with ground cinnamon to your liking, and then bake them on 200 degrees F for 2-3 hours. It’s the best fall snack. Super easy and super kid-friendly as well.
Tired of the the standard fall Thanksgiving-style meals? Here’s an exciting twist on a holiday favorite. This butternut squash soup has some mild heat and an amazing creamy texture. With gluten-free flour, you get a perfect Whole30 Indian meal that’ll get everyone talking.
This egg bake is amazing. When you use fresh vegetables, it just turns out so good every time. It uses mushrooms, potatoes, red bell pepper, onions, and kale for the veggies. And, eggs (15 eggs, to be exact) and Italian sausage make up the delicious protein. It’s all seasoned with Old Bay seasoning, and all you have to do to make it Whole30 compliant is use a non-dairy milk!
Here’s another super simple snack. This one is only three ingredients and requires only the microwave. You simply combine coconut and almond butter in a bowl, melt it in the microwave, add almond extract, roll them into balls, and freeze. (Ehm. There is an optional chocolate dip on this recipe. Stay strong. Step away from the chocolate.)
I love making soups, because they’re usually super freezer/leftover friendly. This one is no different! The ingredients include potato,s onions, carrots, celery, ham, chicken brown, water, dairy-free cream, tapioca flour, and a blend of yummy spices. To cook, you just dump it all in a slow cooker and let it do its thing.
These pitas could be lunch, snack, or dinner. I just love them! Roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes top these cauliflower pitas, and the whole thing is smothered with a refreshing avocado cream. I love the avocado cream so much we use it for salads as well. So good!
For this roasted chicken soup, you make your own Whole30 broth and it’s crazy how much better it is than what you buy in the store. Seriously, you won’t be going back to the old way after this recipe! Once you get the broth figured out, you use shredded chicken, celery, carrots, carrots, and gluten-free noodles to finish it up.
Need a weeknight Whole30 dinner recipe? This hash can be ready fast, and it’s so delicious for someone of any taste or diet. Bacon, sweet potatoes, carrots, rutabaga, brussel sprouts, onions, sage, rosemary, and thyme are the ingredients. The dish feels like a fall garden with bacon on top. YUM.
Just look at this salad. Just look at it! The mixture of fruits and vegetables is just gorgeous. Plus, these are flavors I would have never thought of putting together, but I’m glad I did. The berries, figs, sweet potatoes, and salmon compliment each other beautifully. This salad is genius! (And, perfect for your fall lunches.)
This is another one pan meal that couldn’t get easier for a busy weeknight (or just one of those dreary days where you don’t feel like cooking.) Butternut squash, apples, kielbasa, onion, and seasoning goes on a baking pan for around 45 minutes and dinner is served.
It’s hard to believe that this delicious, creamy casserole is Whole30 compliant. Not only is the dish absolutely divine with rich fall flavors, but it’s a great recipe to cook when you’re just starting Whole30. It really helps teach you how you can take some of your favorite non-Whole30 meals. This uses arrowroot flour, coconut milk, ghee, and other Whole30 substitutes.
There aren’t enough crockpot meals on this list. Crockpot meals are the best when you don’t really feel like cooking or you want to make ahead! This chipotle chili doesn’t quite rival my personal chili recipe, but it’s perfect for when you want to switch things up.
Use pork, beef, chicken, or turkey for protein. Then, chipotles with adobo sauce, sweet potatoes, and a mixture of Mexican and chili seasonings make this an irresistible fall dish. Definitely give it a try!
Does this sound delicious? It is! The best thing about cooking with fruit is that you don’t need any sweeteners, because they do all the work. For this recipe, you need apples, pears, coconut oil, cinnamon, salt, and melted coconut butter. I know this is probably considered a dessert, but, y’all, I am eating this for breakfast.
You don’t have to compromise your Whole30 diet to get delicious fall meals.
With these recipes, your Whole30 fall diet just got a whole lot more tasty. Nnow you can eat REAL food on Whole30 that indulges those cravings, but doesn’t pack on the pounds. I can’t wait for you to try some of these recipes and tell me what you think of them! Let me know in the comments what you tried. And, if you’re looking to make your meal extra fall-fancy, make a bourbon cocktail to go with it! And, check out my blog for more recipes and Whole30 survival tips, You got this!