Loaded salads are the best Whole30-approved meals! A bed of lettuce piled with healthy toppings, these salads will give you all the lunch inspiration.
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Article written by Amanda S.
What is Whole30?
Whole30 is a 30-day program that focuses on whole, nutritious foods. You can read more about it in this helpful Whole 30 Guide & Shopping List.
What’s the difference between Paleo and Whole30?
Paleo is a lifestyle and Whole30 is used for a reset. It’s about eliminating foods to give your body a little of a detox. Yes, the foods that are eliminated are hard like sugars, carbs, legumes, and alcohol. But anyone can do anything for 30 days, right?
Whole30 Salad Recipes:
Salads are the perfect Whole30 compliant meals. They are easy to meal prep, low in carbs, full of veggies, and customizable. Plus, they work great if you are following a keto, paleo or gluten free lifestyle. Add any protein you’d like for a filling and healthy lunch.
Be sure to leave out or swap out any toppings or dressings with dairy free and whole30 compliant ingredients.
Salmon Cobb Salad by Life Made Sweeter
Salmon, bacon, and hard-boiled eggs with tons of veggies make this cobb salad a delicious meal.
Grated Raw Cauliflower Detox Salad by Food Faith Fitness
This unconventional salad uses cauliflower and finely chopped spinach for a delicious Whole30 salad.
Taco Chicken Salad by Wholesome Kitchen Sink
Mexican-spiced chicken over a bed of greens is always a good lunch idea.
Shrimp Avocado Salad by Life Made Sweeter
Grilled shrimp on top of a salad is the perfect protein for a healthy meal.
Mandarin Chicken Salad by What Great Grandma Ate
A salad topped with coconut chips is a winner in my book!
Italian Salad by 40 Aprons
A salad packed with all the Italian toppings is a great Whole30 lunch recipe.
Lemon Chicken Cobb Salad by The Whole Cook
Lemon-y chicken and veggies make the perfect combo for a Whole30 lunch.
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad by Wholesome Yum
This salad may not have lettuce greens, but it’s loaded with broccoli and tons of flavor!
Fall Cobb Salad by One Lovely Life
Swap out the croutons for pumpkin seeds or almond to make this Autumn salad 100% Whole30!
Steak Salad by 40 Aprons
Perfectly cooked steak for a salad is the best!
Kale Salad with Sweet Potato by Primavera Kitchen
Because who doesn’t want a salad with a side of fries.
Chicken Shawarma Salad by Our Salty Kitchen
Tender chicken, veggies, and creamy dressing is so good, it’s hard to believe it’s Whole30.
Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad by Life Made Sweeter
Fresh berries are Whole30 compliant and taste great in a salad!
Broccoli Slaw Spicy Shrimp Salad by Confessions of a Clean Foodie
Make a salad with slaw instead of traditional greens.
Spicy Asian Zucchini Noodles by The Real Food RDs
Zucchini noodles aka zoodles make a delicious Whole30 salad!
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