15 Whole30-Friendly Stir Fry Recipes

Grab all those extra takeout chopsticks you’ve been saving in your junk drawer! We’re about to put them to good use with some tasty Whole30 stir fry recipes!

Isn’t stir fry is the best? You can throw a bunch of veggies, protein, and spices together in a hot wok and end up with a satisfying meal in no time. Stir fry is usually pretty quick, generally taking around 30 minutes or so start to finish. Turn to these awesome recipes for your Whole30 when you need a comforting meal that is ready to eat in a flash.

Keep in mind when you’re buying ingredients to make your stir fry to make sure the sauces are all Whole30 friendly. Read your labels on your coconut aminos, fish sauce, etc. to avoid common additives like wheat and soy.

Once your pantry is stocked, get out your wok and get frying!

1) Go-To Paleo Stir Fry Sauce

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

From Eat Drink Paleo, this is a great sauce to throw on top of any kitchen-sink stir fry. Grab a bunch of mix and match veggies from your fridge, throw in a protein, and fry it up in your wok until veggies have softened a bit. Add this sauce as a finishing touch! Don’t forget to omit the honey/coconut nectar to keep this one Whole30 compliant.

2) Sunshine Sauce

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

Well Fed uses this delicious peanut-style sauce in the paleo pad thai (see #13!). With sunflower seed butter replacing the not-so-compliant peanut butter usually found in this sort of sauce, we get a nutty, sweet and savory addition to any stir fry or as a dipping sauce for veggies or Whole30-ified spring rolls.

3) Apple and Vegetable Stir Fry

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

We have Paleo Leap to thank for this creative veggie stir fry combo. By adding apples into a traditional vegetable mix, we get a satisfying sweet crunch balanced beautifully with some ginger spice and fish sauce.

4) Vegetable Stir Fry Surprise

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

Perchance To Cook gives us this beautiful veggie-packed stir fry with the “surprise” being that there is no soy sauce to be found in this flavorful dish! Don’t forget to leave out the honey to keep things Whole30 compliant.

5) Easy Whole30 One Pan Stir Fry

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

Finished with some sunflower seeds for an added nutty crunch, Paleo Gluten Free Eats shares a simple vegetable-based stir fry that takes minutes and tastes amazing. As usual, omit honey for Whole30!

6) Pork and Pineapple Stir Fry

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

Paleo Leap takes the classic pork and pineapple combination to the next level with this stir fry, combining sweet and savory flavors that make a comforting stick-to-your-bones meal in no time. Yum!

7) Beef & Broccoli Easy Stir Fry

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

Paleo Running Momma loves takeout beef and broccoli and worked hard to make a Whole30 version that tasted just as satisfying. Her effort definitely paid off, because this simple stir fry makes a great protein and veggie-packed dinner quick, easy and oh so delicious.

8) Paleo Mongolian Beef

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

Feel like you’re read to go the extra mile to get the fullest flavor? I Heart Umami does an amazing job giving instructions on how to pre-prep and portion this meal to cut down on prep time when you’re ready to get cookin’, but get maximum flavor from allowing the meat to marinate. This recipe is as authentic as a Whole30 version can get!

9) Whole30 Shrimp Stir Fry

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

We love a good shrimp stir fry. Against All Grain brings us this one packed full of veggies, including mushrooms for an extra umami kick. Shrimp cook super so this is a great recipe to turn to when you’re getting hangry and need some dinner, stat!

10) Fish Stir Fry

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

Prefer to get your protein from fish? Paleo On a Budget brings us an awesome seafood stir fry recipe that’s extremely customizable and, as the name would suggest, budget-friendly as well!

11) Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

This “stir fry” from Paleo Bailey doesn’t involve stirring or frying at all–one sheet pan is all you need to get the same delicious flavors and minimal mess/effort!

12) Whole30 Drunken Zucchini Noodles

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

A Whole30-ified takeout classic, Monica from The Movement Menu uses beloved zucchini noodles (or zoodles) to make a stir fry noodle dish as delicious as it is beautiful! Need a crash-course in zoodles? We’ve got you covered!

13) Paleo Pad Thai

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

Grab that sunshine sauce from the beginning of the list and whip up some of Melissa from Well Fed‘s spaghetti-squash-based pad thai. She uses chicken here, but of course feel free to sub other protein–shrimp is awesome here!

14) Cauliflower Fried Rice with Chicken and Pork

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

A former self-proclaimed takeout addict, Paleo Running Momma has our backs again with a “fried rice” that exceeds expectations. Using cauliflower as a base, this recipe doubles up on the veggies and balances it with some healthy fats and protein. Looking for a different rice replacement? Our all-about-rice post has some other great substitution ideas.

15) Paleo Green Curry

Whole30 Stir Fry Recipes

While not exactly a stir fry, per say, Lauren of Empowered Sustenance‘s curry is served over a bed of mashed plantains and sounded just way to good to not share based on a technicality! Curries are essentially just cousins of the stir fry anyways.

So that’s our Whole30 Stir Fry Recipe roundup for you all!

The great thing about these recipes is that you can follow them closely, or mix and match and be creative. Feel free to sub ingredients, switch up your proteins, or try a totally new pairing… the sky’s the limit!

What did you think? Anything to add? Put your favorite Whole30 stir dry recipes and winning combinations in the comments below!

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Emily Edgar
Emily is a writer, yoga teacher, and graphic designer lucky enough to live in sunny San Diego, California. She loves learning about holistic health and wellness and sharing her findings through her writing. When she's not behind her computer, you can find her on her yoga mat, at the farmer's market or putting avocado on practically everything she eats.

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