Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Stroganoff is a traditional Russian recipe made of sauteed pieces of beef served with sour cream. Since dairy is a no-no on the Whole30, I decided to make a coconut sour cream that still created the delicious texture I was looking for. Also, by sauteeing the aromatics to make a flavorful base, it eliminated the need for browning the meat, which saved some time. Instead of serving the Stroganoff over buttered egg noodles, which contain grains, I served it over a baked potato with some melted ghee drizzled on top.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Soup
This recipe is Whole30 and low-FODMAP. I created it specifically for my son, who has sensitivities to FODMAPs so he could have a warm hearty lunch to take to school during the colder days.
This is a great alternative to pizza and can be made to be low-FODMAP and/or Whole30-compliant
Slow-Cooker Pork Stew with Fennel and Prunes
With fall-apart tender chunks of pork, fennel, carrots and prunes in a rich, creamy sauce, this dish is perfect on a chilly fall or winter night.
Slow-Cooked Chicken Sauce with Tomatoes and Olives
Use some pre-made cooked chicken to make this recipe even faster! Served over some Butternut Squash "noodles" sauteed, this dish is delicious!
Italian Wedding Soup
This savory soup didn't get its name from being served at weddings, as you might think. It is the "marriage" of meats and greens and the delicious flavor this combination imparts. Make my Italian Meatball recipe for the meatballs in this soup over the weekend, and this soup will be a snap to make in the middle of the week.
Overnight Crockpot Chicken Stock
After you cook your Whole Chicken in a Crockpot, pick it clean of the meat and make a healthy and delicious broth using the carcass of the chicken. You can drink this by itself to improve your gut health or use it in soups, stews and other recipes.
Using the chicken you cooked in the Whole Chicken in the Crockpot, you can quickly make a hearty soup that will warm your tummy and help you feel satisified.
These chicken "tacos" use the meat from my weekend Whole Chicken in the Crockpot. The seasoning is Whole30-compliant and low-FODMAP as well. This makes a great quick weeknight meal, letting your weekend prep shine in many different recipes.
Meatballs & Marinara over Spaghetti Squash
Make my Italian Meatball recipe over the weekend and you'll have meatballs on hand to make this quick and easy weeknight meal.
Whole Chicken in the Crockpot
This recipe is great if you like to have a bunch of cooked chicken throughout the week to use in salad, soups, tacos or just to eat as a meal. Pick the chicken clean of its meat and then throw the carcass back in your slow cooker overnight to make beautiful healthy bone broth afterward.
Using thinly-sliced russet potatoes to make a base, and then topped with all the flavorings of the usual avocado toast, this flavorful breakfast hits all the marks.
This recipe was inspired by my favorite ATK meatballs, which use breadcrumbs and milk to make a panade which retains the moisture in the meatball while it cooks. Absorbent coconut flour and Original Nutpods replaced this nicely, giving the meatballs beautiful texture and taste. This recipe makes approximately 50 meatballs and can be used in some of my other recipes, like Italian Meatball Soup and Meatballs & Marinara over Spaghetti Squash. They can be put over a salad with your favorite Whole30-compliant salad dressing or even eaten plain with some dipping sauce. The possibilities are endless!
This creamy and delicious Whole30-compliant chicken salad is great by itself or dished into some butter lettuce to eat like a taco. It is a quick and easy lunch to prepare and bring with you to work or just about anywhere.
Roast Chicken with Artichokes, Potatoes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
This is one of my favorite meals. The richness of the chicken thighs, the heartiness of the potatoes and the addition of artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs make this a meal that can appeal to just about anybody. When I freeze this meal, it is portioned out into two 8" X 8" pans. It gives you the option to make both meals and have leftovers, make one at a time, or share one of the pans with a friend or neighbor. This is one of my go-to meals that I take over someone's house that has recently had a baby, had a death in the family, or is going through cancer treatments and would appreciate a satisfying meal made with love. Though, if you decide to keep both pans for yourself because it is so delicious, I won't blame you.
Slow-Cooker Sausage, Peppers and Onions
Can I just tell you that this meal is RIDICULOUSLY easy?! It only takes 15 min to prepare to put into the freezer and is a meal your whole family will enjoy. When you are ready to eat it, just put the frozen contents directly into the slow-cooker and set it before you head out for the day. The sweetness of the sausages and tangy-ness of the tomatoes combine to make an excellent topper for spaghetti squash "noodles". You don't have time for that, either? Well, today's your lucky day because I'm also sharing with you instructions on how to pre-cook and freeze your spaghetti squash for easy reheating. It is a Whole30 busy weeknight meal that makes your reset feel like a breeze. You're welcome.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Curry with Greens
Living in California so long, I was exposed to all types of cuisines because of the variety of cultures that surrounded me. I remember going to Chinatown in LA when I was young, and having Thai and Indian restaurants down the street from my house in college. This slow-cooker chicken curry reminds me of the tasty, authentic ones I used to get at that Indian restaurant. It can be prepared in 15 minutes, frozen and then transferred straight to the slow-cooker the day you are ready to eat it. This warm bowl of chicken, curry spices and greens is nutritious and delicious. Served it over cauliflower "rice" for a Whole30 meal that will leave you hoping you have leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.
Slow-Cooker Hearty Veggie Beef Stew
I love the way my house smells when I come home to a meal that has been simmering all day in the crockpot. This stew does not disappoint! The vegetables and beef come out perfectly tender and mouthwatering and will fill your tummy with warm, home-style comfort. The best part about this freezer meal is it is so quick and easy to prepare. You just toss the raw meat with the sauce right in the freezer bag (no pre-browning), add the chopped vegetables on top, and put it in your freezer. When you are ready to cook it, you just toss the entire frozen contents into your slow-cooker, set it, and a yummy, filling dinner will be ready and waiting for you when you get home.
Blueberry Breakfast Sausage
It's not uncommon for people get a week through the Whole30 and begin to cringe at the thought of eating another egg for breakfast. I feel people mostly choose eggs for because they can be prepared to eat fairly quickly, and since most of us are strapped for time when it comes to the first meal of the day, it seems logical to choose something easy.