This is the first week of the summer Whole Life Challenge. I’m traveling for work, so I’ve compiled a list of our favorite recipes from previous challenges. These are all delicious; you won’t go wrong giving any one of them a try! They’re all free of sugar, dairy, and wheat, and Kickstart and Lifestyle compliant. Three of the recipes are Performance level. I’ll be back next week with a meal plan full of new recipes. Enjoy!
One-pan dishes are simple and this one is especially tasty, it’s made it onto our regular meal plan rotation. We’re always on the lookout for sugar-free sausage that’s also low-FODMAP friendly. One-Pan Sausages, Apples, and Carrots is WLC Performance compliant.
These Pesto Zoodles with Bacon and Tomatoes are light and zesty; a fantastic summer dinner. Omit the bacon and add extra tomatoes for a vegan version.
Sugar-free bacon, vegan feta, a simple homemade balsamic vinaigrette = Paleo Cobb Salad. Fresh, simple, and delicious!
Risotto is typically dairy-heavy; this version is re-imagined with plant-based products, and the result is a rich, salty, and cheesy(!) Vegan Risotto. I love this preparation because it’s less fussy than traditional risotto; it doesn’t require you to stand over the stove and continuously stir while slowly adding broth.
This fresh spicy homemade Mexican ground pork sausage is perfectly balanced by roasted sweet potatoes. Mexican Chorizo with Sweet Potatoes is WLC Performance compliant. The best part – tossing a few fried eggs on top of scoop of leftovers for breakfast!
To make this Arctic Char with Vietnamese Cucumber Salad compliant, use wheat-free fish sauce or coconut aminos. I included details in the notes section of the recipe. Arctic Char is a member of the trout and salmon family, and it looks a lot like salmon, but has a milder flavor, more similar to trout than salmon.
This City French Omelet works well for a weekend brunch. You can also make it for weekday breakfasts “on the go” – pack a slice in a microwave-safe dish and warm up to eat at work.
If you’re looking for a quick snack pre- or post-workout, or an afternoon pick-me-up, these WLC Performance compliant Tiramisu Date Energy Balls are easy to make and store well in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Every Challenge I bake at least 2 “breads” for afternoon snacks or fast breakfasts. This Free Paleo Pumpkin Bread is one of our favorites. I often swap in unsweetened applesauce for maple syrup and honey in baked goods.