5 Whole30 Summer Recipes

Summer is here! From coast to coast, people are venturing out and soaking up the sun. With summer comes afternoons spent poolside, longer days, and fresh new seasonal foods to enrich your day. From savory delights like our Organic Apple & Wildflower Honey Chicken Sausage to seasonal sweets like strawberries and cherries, the summer has a lot to offer in terms of yummy treats. And if you’re participating in the Whole30 diet, you can still refresh your meals with some of the fresh produce of the season without straying from your meal plan.

Whether you’re just starting your whole30 journey, or you’ve been on the wagon for awhile, we’re sure you’ve already gathered how hard it is to find tasty ingredients that are Whole30-friendly while shopping. Finding items like Whole30 deli meat can seem nearly impossible in the beginning. But at True Story, we’re trying to fix that.

By ditching added sugars and preservatives, our products are good and good for you. Plus, by being gluten-free, dairy-free, GMO-free, soy-free, nut-free, and antibiotic-free, we’ve made our product safe for just about everyone. At True Story, we believe that dietary restrictions don’t mean that you have to live a bland life. We make products that are sweet, savory, succulent, spicy; you name it! So get ready to dig in, because we’re serving up some of our favorite Whole30 recipes that are sure to blow you away.

Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles

Need a savory dish that’ll be ready in under 30 minutes and can feed a crowd of hungry guests? Then check out this crowd-pleasing meal by Two Peas & Their Pod. This sweet and spicy Italian sausage zucchini noodle pasta is a great alternative to heavier pasta dishes and can fill that chicken alfredo-sized hole that’s been left in your heart ever since you switched over to the Whole30 diet. Plus, you’ll get to practice your vegetable noodle making skills. This is a great Whole30 Summer recipe because you can add whatever veggies are in season or on sale. Start by cooking your sausages in a large skillet; we recommend our Organic Spicy Italian or Mild Italian Pork Sausage. Once done, add in your vegetables, and sauce ingredients. Finish up by throwing in your zoodles, and you’re all set.

Chile-Lime Fish Taco Bowls with Citrus Crema

What says summer better than fresh fish taco bowls? Prepared on the grill or in a skillet, any white fish will be a great source of protein and flavor in your summer diet. This easy to recreate fish taco bowl recipe from Perry’s Plate is simple enough and can be modified to include your seasonal salsa of choice. Go bold and opt for a jalapeno-based salsa, or shake things up with a pineapple mixture. This recipe even includes directions on how to make your own Whole30-approved crema and fish marinade! Once you have your fish, salsa, and guac ready, place your fish on a bed of shredded cabbage and then layer on the toppings!

Whole30 Popsicles

When the temperatures start to soar, you’ll be looking for a tasty way to cool off, and we’ve got you covered. While traditional frozen treats like ice cream and snow cones may be off the list this summer, check out these cool popsicles by Sweethaute. Relying on coconut water and fresh summer fruit, these popsicles can be made from whatever fruit is in season in your neck of the woods. Start with some popsicle molds and then fill them up with fruit! Add coconut water to fill, pop in your sticks, and then pop them in the freezer! In just a few hours you’ll have totally organic popsicles ready to be enjoyed.

Greek Burgers

Nothing says summer quite like a burger on the grill! You don’t have to give up this summer staple while on the Whole30 diet, you simply need to make some altercations. Wrapping your burgers in lettuce and making the patties from organic meat will help you stay on track. But this scrumptious greek burger recipe from Primal Gourmet takes things one step farther by elevating the classic burger. By combining rich, seasonal ingredients, this recipe will help you to craft not only amazing greek burger patties, but the combination of Whole30 compliant condiments suggested knocks this burger out of the park. Your guests will be asking for more and begging for your recipe by the end of the meal.

Berry Chicken Salad

When the neighbors come calling, or the kids come home hungry from soccer practice, you need a tasty dish that can be thrown together fast that’s still filling enough to please even the most ravenous of dinner guests. This fantastic salad by Jay’s Baking Me Crazy does all that and more. Fresh salads are a great way to use up any extra produce in your house, and this recipe is no exception. Grill up your chicken outside or prepare it on the stove top, the choice is yours. Once your chicken is ready to go, toss it with some strawberries, blueberries, and flavor boosters such as fresh chives. Serve up your finished mixture on a bed of your lettuce base of choice and enjoy! Easy to make and easy to pack; this is perfect for both weekdays and weekend alike!

Complete Your Perfect Summer Recipes with True Story

We’re so happy that summer is here! This summer, don’t let your Whole30 diet keep you back from enjoying your favorite summertime meals. Whole30 is not about replacing your unhealthy habits with better ones, it’s about completely changing your lifestyle through your eating and mental tendencies. Let us help. With a wide range of Whole30-compliant products that range from Whole30 organic deli meats to organic hot dogs, we have the products you need to keep yourself healthy and happy this summer. To give yourself an added boost, check out our recipes page to see some more wholesome how-tos from Whole30 breakfast ideas to delicious weeknight dinners.


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