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25 Easy Whole30 Lunch Ideas (Best Recipes)

Trying to figure out lunches that are Whole30-approved? These Whole30 lunch ideas are your answer.

Reset your lunch habits with a shrimp cobb salad, Greek chicken souvlaki, or hearty chili.

25 Easy Whole30 Lunch Ideas featuring BLT Salad: Bacon, Lettuce, Tomatoes with Croutons
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Best Whole30 Lunch Recipes

Whole30 is challenging enough. The last thing you need is to stress over lunch. 

Luckily, these healthy meals are all diet-approved. 

Fight fast food urges with a copycat In-n-Out burger. Or power through the day with a salmon salad bowl.

Each Whole30 lunch idea will help you make smart choices and stay on track. 

So get ready to meet your new Whole30 lunch routine. 

1. Whole30 Chicken Salad

Store-bought mayo is often a Whole30 offender. But this riff on the classic Waldorf salad has a secret ingredient. 

You use tahini! 

It’s creamy, nutty, and scrumptious slathered all over chicken. 

Grapes add a burst of sweetness, and celery adds crunch. I also love how apple cider vinegar pulls all the flavors together.

2. Greek Chicken Salad

You can go Greek with your chicken salad. 

All the fresh Mediterranean flavors are so satisfying. 

There’s zesty chicken, crisp cucumber, cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, and olives on romaine.

The zippy marinade also acts as the dressing. 

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It’s a nourishing high-protein feast- with less than 300 calories! 

3. BLT Salad

Turn your BLT sandwich into a salad for a Whole30 lunch. 

It’s overflowing with the classic three ingredients. Plus, it’s got juicy chicken breast and an herby homemade mayo dressing. 

The entire thing only takes eight ingredients and 30 minutes. 

I use leftover rotisserie chicken to cut down on the work and save time.

4. Easy Paleo Salmon Salad Bowls

These easy bowls are infinitely crave-able. 

You get a whole filet of flaky salmon on a bed of crisp romaine. Drizzle a popping creamy, garlicky, and tangy avocado dressing on top.

Those things alone are making my stomach grumble!

Pair it with extra veggies for a vitamin boost. The tanginess of kraut is also complimentary. 

Despite the add-ins, it’s got tons of brain food. So it’s a fantastic choice for getting through the afternoon.

5. Sheet-Pan Fajitas with Steak

Are you craving red meat but want something fuss-free? An easy sheet pan meal like this is the perfect solution.

It’s hard to believe a meal this good only cooks for 15 minutes. 

The warming spices make the juicy flank steak so flavorsome. Paired with the sweet onions and peppers, it’s the perfect match. 

Do you know what else is excellent? A big scoop of Whole30 guacamole. 

6. Healthy Chicken Patties

Here’s a high-protein idea to add to your lunch routine. It’s gluten-free, low-carb, affordable, and effortless. 

Each ground chicken patty is bursting with flavor thanks to the seasonings. There’s also parsley and green onion for a hint of freshness. 

Serve it with a Whole30-friendly aioli or hot sauce. 

These also freeze well, so you can meal prep for all 30 days. 

7. Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad

I love beets and citrus together, especially in this salad.

The acidic citrus juices complement the sweet earthiness of the beets. They’re perfect for one another. 

Add arugula, avocado, and a zippy dressing, then it’s a meal. 

8. Whole30 Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Giving up pasta is easy when you’ve got pesto chicken zucchini noodles.

This satisfies your Italian food cravings while staying true to your diet.

This dish It has a mess of zoodles, tender chicken, and juicy tomatoes smothered in pesto.

Every bite is super fresh, savory, and garlicky. And it’s ready in 30 minutes.

9. Whole30 Chipotle Burrito Bowls

Do you frequently pop into Chipotle for lunch? Kick that habit with this copycat recipe.

These healthy bowls are full of fresh Mexican flavors. They’re also Whole30, thanks to Mexican cauliflower rice. 

So load up your bowl with juicy chicken, sauteed veggies, guacamole, and salsa.

Today, you’re eating Chipotle the Whole30 way.

10. Whole30 Chili

Whole30 chili is the ideal lunch for a dreary day. It’s hearty, warming, comforting, and bean-free. 

Ground beef and veggies swim in a spicy tomatoey beef broth. The spices intensify the flavors, making it extra savory and robust. 

Top it with jalapenos for a spicy kick. Creamy avocado slices are a nice contrast to the bold flavors. 

No matter the toppings, it’s guaranteed to leave you happy and full.

11. Whole30 Coconut Paleo Chicken Curry

Here’s another warming meal exploding with flavor.

A creamy curry sauce smothers chicken thighs, bell peppers, and onions. 

The spices, though, are what pack it with flavor. It’s got curry powder, garam masala, cumin, and turmeric.

Pair it with cauliflower rice to soak up all that deliciousness.

12. Italian Zucchini Boats

Italian zucchini boats are a family-friendly meal that works for lunch or dinner.

Each boat is overflowing with sausage, bell pepper, and marinara. 

Take your pick from turkey, chicken, or beef sausage. For a creamy version, use coconut cream.

13. Whole30 Burgers

Fast food sounds mighty tempting when those midday hunger pangs strike. Luckily, you’ve got this Whole30 burger. 

It’s a copycat In-n-Out burger served up protein-style. 

The juicy beef patty comes with tomatoes, pickles, and caramelized onions on iceberg lettuce. 

And yes, it even has In-n-Out’s signature secret sauce

Just be sure to use Whole30-approved mayo. 

14. Paleo Chinese Chicken Salad

Growing tired of your typical plate of leafy greens? Make salad exciting once again with this Chinese chicken salad. 

Fresh and umami, this salad has as much flavor as it does texture. 

It’s brimming with crunchy cabbage, mandarin oranges, fresh scallions, and raw cashews. 

Resting on top is a juicy chicken thigh. All you need now is the almond butter sesame dressing.

15. Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes will brighten your day. 

Each fork-tender spud gets stuffed with beef, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, and avocado. 

All the fresh and savory flavors are like a fiesta on a plate. Right before serving, add a squeeze of lime. 

Packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals, it’s a well-balanced meal. 

16. Whole30 Brussels Sprouts Salad

Nourish your body and appease your cravings with this Brussels sprouts salad. 

All of the flavors make your taste buds happy. It’s the ingredients, though, that improve your energy. 

Bacon, apples, dried cranberries, and shredded Brussels sprouts make up the bulk of the salad. 

There are also pecans and slivered almonds for a cognitive boost.

The apple cider vinaigrette enriches all the flavors. It’s tangy, cinnamony, and has got some bite.

17. Whole30 Salmon Cakes

These salmon cakes are so delectable!

They’re seasoned with salt, pepper, and dill. Almond flour acts as a binding agent, so there’s no all-purpose flour.

Be sure to use sustainable canned salmon with no additives. 

If you’re extra hungry, serve these cakes with a leafy salad.

18. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

You can have meat in moderation. So go on and fix a plate of this pulled pork. 

It takes minutes to prep while the slow cooker does all the hard work. 

As the pork cooks low-and-slow, all the juices and seasoning meld. It infuses the pork with the most mouthwatering flavor. 

Serve it with cauliflower rice, peppers, and onions to complete your meal.

19. Whole30 Taco Salad

Why wait until dinner to eat tacos? Have them for lunch the Whole30 way.

With this taco salad, you get all the fillers minus the shell. It comes loaded with taco-seasoned ground beef, cherry tomatoes, guacamole, and salsa. 

Serve all those ingredients on a big bed of crispy lettuce.

It’s filling and appeases your Mexican food craving. 

20. Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Healthy casseroles like this make Whole30 so easy. It lets you indulge while also eating healthy. 

This casserole is jam-packed with chicken, veggies, and cauliflower rice in creamy buffalo sauce.

There’s no dairy, gluten, or added sugar. Instead, there are just wholesome ingredients with Whole30 condiments. 

21. Sheet-Pan Greek Chicken Souvlaki

Treat yourself to a midday meal of Greek chicken souvlaki.

The garlicky lemon marinade perks up the chicken. Roasting the potatoes, cauliflower, and bell peppers alongside the meat makes it easy. 

Serve it with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and pickled red onions. All the Greek flavors combined make it very enticing.

22. Whole30 Chicken BBQ Pineapple Kabobs

Here’s a fantastic idea for a weekend lunch. 

These kabobs are great for a gathering. They’re also easy enough to make for one. 

The combo of chicken, pineapple, peppers, and onions is flawless. They’re sweet, tangy, savory, and smoky. 

Slather them in your favorite barbecue sauce. Just make sure it’s Whole30.

23. Shrimp Cobb Salad with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

Switch things up with this shrimp cobb salad. Succulent shrimp replaces the typical chicken for one delectable meal. 

Unlike some leafy green salads, this one is heavy on fillers. So it satisfies your taste buds and leaves you full. 

It’s chock-full of hard-boiled eggs, bacon, avocado, and cherry tomatoes. 

Use nitrate-free bacon and a zippy brown mustard dressing for a Whole30 version.

24. Whole 30 Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

These pork carnitas are so juicy, tender, and flavorsome. 

It’s hard to believe it’s Whole30-approved. Lucky for you, these carnitas certainly are!

The four-spice blend keeps the seasoning simple. All you need is onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime. 

Those minimal ingredients enhance the meat without distraction.

25. Cajun Shrimp Salad

This big bowl of yum is what every salad should be. Fresh, nutritious, and delicious. 

The cajun shrimp adds a punch of flavor to every bite. It satisfies your protein needs while letting all the other bright flavors shine.

There’s no need to drown it out in a dressing, either. A simple squeeze of lime is all you need.

25 Easy Whole30 Lunch Ideas (Best Recipes)

You’ll never go hungry with these Whole30 lunch ideas! From chicken salad to chili (and so much more), an easy, healthy lunch is just a recipe away!

Ingredients

  • Whole30 Chicken Salad

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • BLT Salad

  • Easy Paleo Salmon Salad Bowls

  • Sheet -Pan Fajitas with Steak

  • Healthy Chicken Patties

  • Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad

  • Whole30 Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles

  • Whole30 Chipotle Burrito Bowls

  • Whole30 Chili

  • Whole30 Coconut Paleo Chicken Curry

  • Italian Zucchini Boats

  • Whole30 Burgers

  • Paleo Chinese Chicken Salad

  • Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Whole30 Brussels Sprouts Salad

  • Whole30 Salmon Cakes

  • Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  • Whole30 Taco Salad

  • Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Casserole

  • Sheet -Pan Greek Chicken Souvlaki

  • Whole30 Chicken BBQ Pineapple Kabobs

  • Shrimp Cobb Salad with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

  • Whole 30 Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

  • Cajun Shrimp Salad

Instructions

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  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a delicious Whole30 lunch recipe in 30 minutes or less!
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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