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Whole Food Recipes

You asked, we answered. Below are some wonderful, Whole Food Recipes to enjoy while making your metabolic comeback. All of these delicious recipes are also located on our Pinterest page.

Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles *
Mustard Glazed Chicken with Roasted Vegetables
Caribbean Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple Salsa *
Grilled Salmon with Avocado *
Ina Garten’s Accidental Turkey Recipe *
Chicken with Mushroom Cream Sauce (Gluten and Dairy Free) *
Seven Minute Salmon *
Chicken Cutlets with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa *
Parmesan Pork Chops with Arugula-Fig Salad
Moroccan-Spiced Pork Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Halibut with Lemon Fennel Salad *
Skirt Steak with Roasted Root Vegetables *
Turkey Sliders with Zucchini Buns *
How to Cook Quinoa and Recipe for Quinoa Patties
Seared Scallop Salad with Prosciutto Chips *
Herb Roasted Turkey Breast *
Easy Baked Halibut *
Tender Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Onions
Crisp Lamb Lettuce Wraps
Skillet Pork Chop Saute with Peaches
Baked Salmon with Dill *
Ancho Rubbed Flank Steak
Italian Pot Roast
Sirloin and Peppery Tomato Reduction *
Chicken Scalopine with Sugar Snap Pea, Asparagus, and Lemon Salad
Baked Salmon with Wilted Spinach and Strawberry Salsa *
Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa *
Mango Shrimp Kebobs *
Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins
Zucchini Spaghetti and Meatballs *
Cayenne Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa *
Crockpot Beef and Sweet Potato Stew *
Caribbean Chicken Salad with Mango and Avocado *
Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Mustard Sauce – substitue sweet potatoes to serve alongside to make it a healthy potato choice *
Orange-Mustard Glazed Pork Chops
Quinoa Pilaf Seared Scallops
Blackened Cumin-Cayenne Tilapia *
Seared Scallops and Herbed Butter Sauce
Cilantro Lime Drumsticks
Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls
Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Rich Pan Sauce
Fig and Almond Lamb Stew *
Mahi Mahi with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme *
Pan Seared Tilapia with Citrus Vinagrette
Zesty Chicken Fajitas in Crispy Lettuce
Oven Pork Chop Pan Roast with Squash *
Burger on a Sweet Potato Bun *
Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa and Tomato Avocado Salad *
Coconut-Crusted Mahi Mahi Nuggets *
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Peach Lime Salsa
Grilled Pesto Salmon *
Savory Beef Meatballs *
Mango Jalepeno Chicken Meatballs
Pork Chops with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
Orange and Tomato Simmered Chicken
Salmon with Lime-Hoisin Glaze and Crunchy Bok Choy Slaw
Slow Cooker Beef and Cabbage with Potatoes and Carrots
Herbed Salmon *
Crockpot Green Chile Pork with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice *
Tex-Mex Chicken Lettuce Wraps *
Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles *
Citrus Salmon with Broccoli
Chicken with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce (Use Coconut Milk in place of Cream) *
Seared Chicken Breast with Lemon Herb Pan Sauce *
Grilled Scallop Scampi Kebabs with Arugula and Herb Salad
Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw *
Braised Chicken Thighs with Wild-Rice Pilaf (sub cauli-rice) *
Rosemary Salted Standing Rib Roast *
Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner
Seared Fish with Cucumber Relish
Pork Chops with Thyme Pan Sauce
Broiled Flat Iron Steak with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes
Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Sauteed Pork Chops with Grape Rosemary Red Wine Pan Sauce
Easy Bone-In Split Chicken Breasts
Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Apples
BLT Lettuce Wraps
Chili Lime Salmon
Chicken Pesto Kabobs
Seared Pork Chops with Poblano Peperonata
Chili Lime Salmon
Beef Tenderloin with Asparagus
Shrimp and Garlicky Tomatoes with Kale
Carne Asada Bowls
Balsamic Garlic Chicken Marinade
Braised Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Skillet Pot Roast
Braised Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Crispy Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash and Escarole
Dry-Brined Roast Turkey
Cider Glazed Roast Turkey
Dry-Brined Roast Turkey
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes
Pan Seared Strip Steak
Grilled Tomato Onion and Olive Salad
Shrimp with Cauliflower Fried Rice
Pan Grilled Chicken with Peach Salsa
Instant Pot Beef Curry
Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies
Roasted Salmon Tacos
Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers
Garlic and Herb Roasted Shrimp
Z’aatar Chicken
Steak and Egg Blue Cheese Salad
Chicken with Cauliflower and Carrots

Roasted Cauliflower *
Broccolini with Hazelnuts *
Vegetable Tian
Roasted Garlic Zucchini Hummus
Cucumber Cups Stuffed with Spicy Crab
Grilled Artichokes with Garlic Lemon Aioli *
Apple and Cabbage Salad with Walnuts
Cauliflower Tater Tots
Mashed Cauliflower *
Grilled Cilantro Lime Sweet Potatoes *
Caprese Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes
Butternut Squash and Chard in a Spicy Harissa Coconut Sauce *
Butternut Squash with Orange
Bacon Sweet Potato Muffins *
Saffron Roasted Cauliflower *
Roasted Asparagus *
Simple Cauliflower Rice *
Sautéed Kale and Walnuts with Lemon and Garlic *
Sautéed Fennel and Carrots *
Butternut Squash with Cranberries *
Mashed Potato Casserole
Caramelized Onion Spaghetti Squash
Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes
Almond Roasted Heirloom Tomaotes
Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Parsley
Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh
Hericots Verts with Shallots and Pine Nuts
Classic Guacamole
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Grilled Ratatouille with Fresh Basil Sauce
Pumpkin Fries
Brussels Sprouts, Pumpkin and Apple Hash
Roasted Cauliflower Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Roasted Turnips with Sage and Brown Butter
Grain Free Sandwich Bread
Smashed Potatoes with Lemon Garlic Aoli
Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks
Sweet Potato Fries
Brown Butter Sage Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Balsamic Onion and Thyme Carrots
Loaded Cauliflower Bake
Cherry Tomato Confit
Brussels Sprout Slaw
Steamed Artichokes with Aoli
Balsamic Garlic Grilled Mushroom Skewers
Greek Potatoes with Lemon Vinaigrette
Garlic Rosemary Smashed Potatoes
Mashed Squash with Caramelized Onions
Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilatro
Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes


*Make sure bacon is uncured, no-sugar added for all recipes.

Easy Egg Casserole
Sausage Egg Breakfast Bake
Bacon and Sweet Potato Hash
Sausage Egg “McMuffin”
Mediterranean Vegetable Cakes
Breakfast Salad
Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes
Supreme Egg Loaf
Sweet Potato, Bacon and Apple Hash
Avocado Scrambled Eggs
Savory Egg and Sweet Potato Scramble
Bacon Egg Cups
Baked Eggs on Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms
Squash “Egg in the Hole”Brussels Sprout Hash with Sweet Potato and Bacon
Smoky Sweet Potato Hash
Shakshuka (Baked Eggs)
Baked Eggs in Tomatoes
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Eggs
Breakfast Scramble with Veggies
Sunnyside Salad (Crispy Fried Eggs on Greens)


Roasted Pumpkin Peach Salad*
Rosemary Chicken Salad
Spicy Lime Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Salad
Shrimp and Avocado Taco Salad
Lemon Herb Mediterranean Salad
Grilled Sweet Potato and Scallion Salad
Grilled Surf and Turf Salad
Chicken Avocado Pear Salad
Ribbon Summer Salad
Citrus Salad
Chinese Chicken Salad
Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Broccoli Salad
Apple, Brussels Sprout and Pistacchio Salad
Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Shrimp*
Salmon Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette*
Kale and Almond Salad (skip parmesean)
Orange Balsamic Salmon Salad
Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad (omit feta)
Strawberry, Cucumber and Melon Salad
Thai Cashew Chicken and Mango Salad*
Greek Chopped Salad
Asian Cucumber Salad (swap sugar for Coconut Aminos)
Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad
Shrimp and Herb Salad

*Use alternate dressing recipe from choices below on this salad


Chunky Chicken and Veggie Soup
Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Zuppa Toscana 
Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash (omit quinoa)
Chicken Noodleless Soup
Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Greens
Roasted Winter Squash and Apple Soup
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Creamy Tomato Soup (skip cheese on top)
Chicken Avocado Lime Soup
Beef Stew (omit honey and swap wine for chicken stock)
Creamy Sweet Potato Coconut Soup
Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili
Creamy Carrot Soup
Creamy Chicken, Tomato and Vegetable Soup (swap cream for coconut milk)
Harvest Pumpkin Soup (swap cream for coconut milk)
Pumpkin and Carrot Soup (skip pancetta)
Chile Verde with Sausage and Pumpkin (use homemade sausage; omit hominy)
Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Stew
Slow Cooker Blissful Butternut Squash Soup
Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup (omit optional cheese)
Chicken Tortilla-less soup
Chicken, Apple, and Butternut Stew (use tapioca flour or omit flour)


Stuffed Peppers with Chile Verde Sauce
Rosemary Salted Standing Rib Roast
Chicken and Carrots with Lemon Butter Sauce
Pork Chops with Chunky Applesauce
Halibut with Radish Relish
Fast Whole Turkey Dinner
Zucchini Turkey Popper Meatballs
Grilled Salmon Kebabs (swap worcestershire for balsamic)
Pesto Grilled Shrimp (make with Pesto recipe from condiments section)
Pesto Zoodles with Roasted Tomatoes and Grilled Chicken (use alt pesto recipe below)
Roasted Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash
Italian Marinated Sirloin Steak (swap honey for balsamic)
Glazed Salmon with Zucchini (swap honey for balsamic)
Zoodles with Creamy Tomato Sauce and Chicken (use coconut milk)
Lime Butter Salmon in Foil with Summer Veggies
Curried Pumpkin and Peas
Pumpkin Coconut Curry (omit optional honey)
Crispy-Skinned Herb Roasted Turkey
Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potatoes (leave off optional cheese)
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
Zucchini Spaghetti
Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Prime Rib
Classic Roasted Chicken
Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Mustard Sauce
Pan Seard Mahi Mahi
Crock Pot Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
Fig and Almond Lamb Stew
Hamburger on Sweet Potato Bun
Burger on Roasted Portobello Mushroom Bun (omit optional cheese)
Pan-Seared Tilapia with Citrus Vinaigrette*
Blacked Cumin-Cayenne Tilapia
Chicken Fajitas in Lettuce Leaves
Chicken Thighs with Peppery Pesto Zoodles
Thai Chicken Coconut Curry
Coconut Crusted Mahi Nuggets
Tilapia with Pineapple, Tomato and Avocado Salsa
Oven Pork Chop Pan Roast
Easy Grilled Pesto Salmon in Foil (use pesto recipe below)
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Peach Lime Salsa
Carne Asada
Pork Chops with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables (omit gorgonzola)
Halibut with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes
Slow Cooker Beef and Cabbage (leave out brown sugar and swap Worcestershire for Balsamic or Coconut Aminos)
Herbed Salmon
Crock Pot Tex Mex Lettuce Wraps
Pulled Pork with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Caribbean Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Paprika Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts
Chicken Thighs with Root Vegetable Hash
Moroccan Spiced Pork Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Clam-Shack Style Broiled Fish* 
Mustard-Glazed Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
Citrus Salmon with Broccoli
Seared Chicken Breast with Lemon Herb Pan Sauce
Grilled Scallop Kebabs with Arugula Salad*
Accidental Turkey by Ina Garten
Chicken Cutlets with Strawberry Avocado Salsa
Seven Minute Salmon
Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce (omit parmesan)
Asian Meatballs
Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
Perfect Pot Roast
Not-so Shepherd’s Pie
Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs
Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips
Perfect Ribeye with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms
Balsamic Marinated Steak
Bacon Apple Smothered Pork Chops
Cracklin’ Chicken
Mango Jalepeño Chicken Meatballs
Beef in Tomato-Poblano Salsa
Coconut Crusted Chicken Patties
Skirt Steak with Roasted Root Vegetables
Halibut with Lemon-Fennel Salad
Herbed Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Buns
Crisp Lamb Lettuce Wraps
Tender Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Onions (skip brown sugar)
Baked Salmon with Dill
Baked Salmon with Wilted Spinach and Strawberry Salsa
Mango Shrimp Kebabs
Italian Pot Roast*
Sirloin and Peppery Tomato Reduction
Broiled Flat Iron Steak with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes
Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
Arugula Salad with Chicken and Apricots
Sheet Pan Dinner with Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, and Brussels Sprouts
Baked Salmon and Asparagus in Foil
Chicken Piccata
Simple Oven Roasted Chicken

* swap white wine for equal parts chicken broth and white vinegar


Zucchini Fetuccini with Rosemary Butternut Cream Sauce
Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes
Sweet Potato Fries
Pumpkin Fries
Broccolini with Hazelnuts
Saffron Roasted Cauliflower
Sautéed Fennel and Carrots
Sautéed Kale with Walnuts
Cauliflower Mashers
Butternut Squash with Cranberries
Basic Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Roasted Asparagus
Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Parsley
Mediterranean Vegetable Cakes
Grilled Sweet Potato and Scallion
Caramelized Onion Spaghetti Squash
Haricots Verts with Shallots and Pine Nuts
Cauliflower Rice Tabouleh
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower and Bacon
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Grilled Cilantro-Lime Sweet Potatoes
Thick Cut Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables


Homemade Paleo Mayo 
Paleo BBQ Sauce 
Chipotle Mayo
“Secret Sauce” for Burgers 
Chimichurri Sauce
Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
Asian Vinagrette Sauce 
Homemade Ghee
Chive Oil 
Sugar-Free Ketchup 
5-Ingredient Paleo Ranch Dressing 
5-minute Romesco Sauce

* Recipes approved for 30 day Metabolic Comeback Challenge with no changes or modifications necessary.

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