27 Whole30 fish recipes for when you’ve had enough of chicken


If you follow or have followed the Whole30, you might know that feeling: you’re halfway through the program, watching your 15th chicken dinner in as many days, and you’re convinced that if you eat it , you can actually start to grow feathers.

But remember, poultry isn’t the only protein you can enjoy on the plan! If you can’t afford to cook chicken or just need a break from the bird, shift your focus from land to sea. From salmon to shrimp, these Whole30 compatible fish recipes offer lots of variety and flavor.

1. Lemon Salmon and Herbed Cauliflower Rice

If you’re on the Whole30, cauliflower rice is virtually guaranteed to be a regular on your table. Here it’s buttered with ghee and vibrant with fresh herbs, making for a light but satisfying bed for baked salmon.

2. Kale and Salmon Superfood Salad

The Whole30 is great for incorporating fruit into meals instead of eating it alone. This salad is a great example of how to do it right. With blueberries mixed with a mix of kale, salmon, avocado and pistachios, this produce-packed bowl introduces just the right mix of sweet and savory elements.

3. Crispy Salmon Cakes

Contrary to popular belief, going on the Whole30 doesn’t have to skyrocket your grocery bill. Make small adjustments based on cost but not nutrition to stay on track, like replacing fresh salmon with more affordable canned salmon, then turning it into these delicious pan-fried patties.

4. Grilled salmon with mango salsa

A fresh, sweet and lightly spiced mango salsa complements and cuts the spiciness of the chili-garlic rubbed salmon in this colorful dish. Made in less than 30 minutes, the meal is as simple as its flavors are complex.

5. Braised salmon in a cream of mushroom sauce

Before you balk at “cream sauce,” let us assure you that this recipe is dairy-free and highly Whole30 friendly. The rich sauce comes together thanks to the coconut milk and ghee – just make sure your broth matches!

6. Salmon leaves with lemon and garlic

While sweet potatoes will always be the favorite potato, there’s also a place at the Whole30 table for the white guy. Here, the starchy vegetable joins salmon and zucchini in a foil wrap where, marinated in a herb-based ghee marinade, it becomes buttery, tender and crispy all at once.

7. Easy Paleo Pecan Crusted Salmon

It’s a triple dose of good fats when you sprinkle a piece of omega-3-rich salmon with a heart-healthy coconut oil and nut mix. Simply seasoned with Herbes de Provence and requiring only 10 minutes of preparation, it is much easier to make than it looks.

8. Paleo Zucchini Pasta with Spicy Shrimp Marinara

Zucchini pasta will inevitably make an appearance on your Whole30 menu. But instead of mixing it with chicken, throw shrimp into the mix. Homemade Tomato Sauce with Paprika and Chilli is not only super easy, but also much more on plan than most pot marinaras.

9. Spicy Shrimp and Kale with Creamy Rutabaga

Who would have thought that you could upgrade shrimp and grits to a level that is both more sophisticated and approved by Whole30? This lovely plate uses a rich mashed rutabaga in place of grains and toss the fish in a herbed kale marinade for appearance and extra nutrition.

10. Pan-fried asparagus with garlic shrimp

At 20 minutes from start to finish, this stir-fry is quick, but a few bold ingredients mean only the time is cut here, not the flavor. Shrimp, mushrooms, and asparagus cook quickly, while lots of garlic, parsley, and chili peppers add both a spicy kick and herbal freshness.

11. Spaghetti Squash with Buffalo Shrimp with Paleo Ranch Dressing

Buffalo sauce, spaghetti, and ranch dressing all sound like absolute no-no’s on the Whole30, but don’t let the name of this dish put you off. Every part has been carefully made to conform, whether it’s replacing butter with ghee, squash instead of pasta, or coconut milk instead of sour cream.

12. Chili-Lime Shrimp Fajitas

A good sip of olive oil, plenty of fresh lime juice and just ten minutes in the oven ensure that the prawns are cooked just enough, while the vegetables stay crisp. Easy to make, quick to clean up, and making enough for leftovers, this griddle meal is a winner in so many ways.

13. Chimichurri Shrimp With Saffron Cauliflower Rice

Eating out while you’re on the Whole30 is tricky, to put it mildly. So if you have an upcoming date or just fancy, put this generously spiced, fragrant and secretly simple meal on the menu – it’s homemade but restaurant quality.

14. Easy Shrimp Curry

With coconut milk and curry powder, plus optional toppings like pico de gallo and scallions, this shrimp curry is a curious blend of Mexican, Indian, and even Southeast Asian influences. . The fusion is unique and complex, but it requires surprisingly simple ingredients like ginger, garlic, and onions.

15. Epic Whole30 Poke Bowl

Cauliflower rice provides a simple, grain-free base for the rainbow of toppings in this Hawaiian-inspired bowl. Filled with nutritious and filling ingredients, from salmon and tuna to avocado and mango, the bowl is truly epic.

16. Mexican tuna steak, sweet red peppers and avocado salsa

Not really smelling like a big piece of red meat for dinner? Use seared tuna instead. Accompanied by a refreshing duo of red peppers and guacamole, there’s plenty of healthy fats here, but it’s still a lighter way to enjoy steak.

17. Tuna Fiesta Salad

Say goodbye to mayonnaise and make way for avocado in this unconventional tuna salad. With ingredients like cumin, cilantro, and fresh lime juice in the mix, this is essentially a high-protein guacamole that you can feel totally justified eating an entire bowl for lunch.

18. Tandoori tuna and cauliflower rice

Whole30 can be a great time to experiment with new ingredients and flavors. You may never have thought of pairing tuna with tandoori spices, but the combination is surprisingly great, especially when cauliflower rice and a creamy sauce are also in the mix.

19. California Tuna Burgers

Don’t deprive yourself of a burger for an entire month while on the Whole30, just make one that sticks to the plan! This recipe makes it easy, with just four main ingredients (make sure the mayonnaise is compliant!), lots of fun topping options, and a lettuce bun.

20. Tuna Lime Napa Cabbage Wraps

You’ll have to make sure your tuna, nut butter, and red curry paste are all compliant, but these wraps are worth it. With chunks of tuna, lots of sliced ​​veggies, and a creamy cashew sauce, they’re hearty enough to make a main meal and hearty enough to call for sturdier cabbage leaves instead of lettuce.

21. Fried Tilapia With Tomatoes

No matter how busy you are or how lazy you feel, this recipe keeps you going with the Whole30. Even with just two main ingredients, it’s packed with flavor, thanks to the cherry tomatoes which, when blistered, almost form a sauce for the fish.

22. Fish Taco Balls with Pico De Gallo Slaw

When you can’t use tortillas, serve your fish tacos as meatballs instead. Almond flour and egg whites hold these cumin-spiced babies together; serve them over a tangy and spicy pico de gallo slaw for a Mexican-inspired meal totally endorsed by Whole30.

23. Whole30 Creamy Clam Chowder

This recipe is enough to challenge anyone who thinks the Whole30 is too restrictive. After all, when your seafood is swimming in a velvety coconut milk soup with chunks of bacon and chunky potato chunks, you’ll be well-fed and happy as a… well, clam.

24. Bruschetta Tilapia With Balsamic Glaze

Drizzle your garlic-basil chopped tomato mixture over baked flaky tilapia for a low-carb, Whole30-friendly version of bruschetta. While the recipe calls for pre-flavored fish, don’t worry if you can’t find that; plain fillets will also do the trick!

25. 30 Minute Paleo Fish Veracruz

You don’t have to tinker a lot with traditional Veracruz fish to make it Whole30 worthy. The easy but richly spiced recipe is clean as is – the only special feature this one adds is to finish the dish in the oven for an exceptionally flaky fish.

26. Swordfish Steak with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce

With all of its healthy natural oils and rich vitamin D content, one serving of swordfish will put you well on your way to achieving your health goals for the week. Accompany it with an avocado-based basil sauce and serve it over a green salad for a dish that is both aesthetically and nutritionally impressive.

27. Blackened Tilapia With Cucumber Avocado Salsa

Blackening anything in the kitchen might sound alarming, but all it’s talking about here is arctic char on tilapia after it’s been rubbed with chilli, cumin and garlic and then pan-fried . The spicy fish is the perfect complement to the refreshing and colorful salsa layered on top.

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