In the spirit of the New Year, my husband and I made a resolution to be healthier. This means more workouts, less TV time, and lots of delicious, healthy foods. I got a bit of a head start and began a Whole30 on Christmas Eve. It’s basically a month of eating whole, unprocessed foods and avoiding soy, dairy, grains, legumes, and anything processed. Winter break turned out to be an awesome time for me to transition into my Whole30 because I had lots of spare time to try out some new recipes and get used to the new style of cooking. Since it’s Free For All Friday, I thought I would do a round-up of some yummy looking recipes from other bloggers (and a few from us too)! All are Whole30 and paleo-friendly, of course!
1. Garlicky Lemon Cuban Chicken Wings from Three Beans on a String.
Elizabeth over at Three Beans on a String suggests grilling up these wings for your football party (hello, Super Bowl!) but they’d also be awesome served up with some grilled vegetables for a complete dinner.
2. Eggs in a Nest from Our Paleo Life.
An adorable breakfast for kids and grown-ups alike, these eggs rest on a nest of shredded apples and sweet potatoes. Yum!
3. Spicy Chicken and Veggie Meatballs from A Happy Food Dance.
Not only are these chicken meatballs gluten and dairy-free, but they’re full of veggies and a little heat! Can you imagine them served over spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles?
4. Baked Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken from Laughing Spatula.
Kathy from Laughing Spatula found a creative way to use macadamia nuts and replace the breading of baked chicken — plus these chicken breasts look like a perfect, easy dinner!
5. Spaghetti Squash Hash with Bacon and Kale from Heartbeet Kitchen.
This breakfast hash looks so delicious and I love that it uses spaghetti squash for the base. Plus, if this recipe doesn’t make you want to go out and buy a $125 state-shaped skillet, I don’t know what will! But seriously, please buy me the Illinois one, it’s adorable!
BONUS! Whole30 compliant recipes from yours truly — Thrifty Below!
Bacon Brussels Sprouts — I posted this recipe as a Thanksgiving side, but bacon and Brussels sprouts aren’t just for the holidays!
Al’s Homemade Guacamole — Skip the tortilla chips and serve your guacamole on salads, with eggs, or as a dip for veggies.
Bacon Vegetable Frittata — perfect for breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner, this awesome frittata is super easy! Plus there’s bacon in it!
How are your New Year’s Resolutions going so far? Let us know in the comments below!