Being a vegetarian is already hard. Deciding to try the Whole30 program when you are already a vegetarian is even more difficult.
We’re here to help you out and save the day with these 14 tasty Whole30 vegetarian recipes! Get your spiralizer ready, because we’re about to get started!
1.) Zucchini Pizza Boats
This vegetarian pizza recipe has zucchini halves as the crust and basil, olives and tomatoes as toppings! You can get the full Zucchini Pizza Boats recipe from In Sonnet’s Kitchen. Also check out our Whole30 compliant pizza post for more pizza recipes!
Whole30 vegetarians can’t eat traditional pasta, but zoodles are good to go! This pasta recipe has zucchini strips as noodles and roma tomatoes and other herbs for its sauce so it is perfectly tasty! Visit Lesley W Graham to get the Zoodles recipe.
[Whole30 Edit: If you can’t find compliant sugar-free marinara sauce, make your own!]
3.) Sweet Potato Cakes With Spicy Coconut Tomato Sauce
Sweet Potato Cakes are the vegetarian’s version of burger patties! The recipe requires cilantro, coconut milk, fresh arugula and a whole lot of spices. To get the full Sweet Potato Cakes With Spicy Coconut Tomato Sauce Recipe, please head to The Kitchen Paper.
4.) Scallion Pancake
If you love Chinese food but need to stick to Whole30, this is one recipe to try. It is made up of chopped scallions, cauliflower and onions. If you wish to have a taste of this delicious Chinese appetizer, please head to Studio-Snacks for the Scallion Pancake Recipe.
5.) Fresh Pineapple Salsa
You can still go Mexican even while maintaining a Whole30 vegetarian diet! This filling salsa recipe contains jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice. Be sure to get the Fresh Pineapple Salsa Recipe from This Silly Girl’s Life.
6.) Zucchini and Almond Meal Falafels
Falafels are known for their wonderful blend of spices and rest assured, this recipe will give you plenty of that. Instead of using all-purpose flour, the recipe uses coconut flour and almond meal. Chickpeas are also substituted with zucchini. Make sure to grab the Zucchini and Almond Meal Falafels Recipe from Divalicious Recipes.
7.) Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potato is one of the most versatile ingredients that you can experiment with when you are looking for Whole30 Vegetarian recipes. This recipe contains Whole30-friendly sweet potatoes, broccoli, and more. You can grab the Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe from American Heritage Cooking.
[Whole30 Edit: Leave out the feta cheese]
8.) Cauliflower Salad
This hearty salad is sure to keep your tummy full and your taste buds satisfied. The recipe is made flavorful with dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and cauliflower. You can get the Cauliflower Salad Recipe from Delicious Obsessions.
[Whole30 Edit: Make sure to use your own homemade, Whole30 compliant mayo recipe and leave out the liquid stevia of course. The apple cider vinegar is fine.]
9.) Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup
Soup is one dish that we just can’t get enough of. This Whole soup recipe with sweet potatoes, chicken stock and carrots will definitely keep your tummy warm during cold nights. You can get the Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup Recipe from A Happy Health Nut.
[Whole30 Edit: Leave out maple syrup and greek yogurt]
10.) Baked Eggs in Avocadoes
There is no better way to start off your day than having this for breakfast! The recipe includes avocados, eggs and chopped chives! To get the Baked Eggs in Avocadoes Recipe, please head to Pop Sugar.
Read here for more Whole30 breakfast ideas!
11.) Sweet Potato Waffles
Sweet Potato is an ingredient we love using due to its versatility. This sweet potato recipe includes grated sweet potatoes, eggs and cinnamon! Grab the Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe from The Gracious Pantry.
[Whole30 Edit: Make sure the applesauce has no sugar and is compliant. Or leave it out all together]
12.) Cauliflower Mash
If you are looking for a healthy side dish, this recipe is just the thing! Make your mash using cauliflower, olive oil, garlic and onion. Get the Cauliflower Mash recipe from The Healthy Chef.
13.) Vegetable Curry
Even if you are on a Whole30 program, you can get Indian too! This curry recipe contains cauliflower, sweet potatoes and zucchini. Make sure to get the Vegetable Curry Recipe from Paleo Magazine.
14.) Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Kale
This Whole30 vegetarian recipe brings together the winning combo of squash and kale! The recipe calls for kale, squash and balsamic vinegar. Get the Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Kale Recipe at The Pioneer Woman.
Sticking to a vegetarian Whole30 program doesn’t need to be hard – these recipes will help you eat whole foods sans meat.
Do you have any favorite Whole30 vegetarian recipes you want to share? Add your favorites in the comments!
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The official Veg Whole30 plan is a bit different – see here http://whole30.com/2015/06/veg-whole30/