Completing the Whole30 is no easy feat. Removing legumes, grains, dairy, sugars, processed food and more for an entire month sounds daunting, but if you're determined, the diet is doable.
Slow cooker recipes make meal planning easier, since they can produce leftovers for days. Sure, Crockpots are pretty much synonymous with beans, which are banned from the Whole30, but there's a whole world of bean-free, legume-free, Whole30-friendly slow cooker recipes you can cook up to make this 30-day deprivation period a whole lot easier.
Slow cooker beef bone broth
If you're skipping out on cream in your coffee — take a deep breath, coffee is okay during the Whole30 — indulge in yet another rich morning beverage: Bone broth. Get the recipe here.
Slow cooker pulled beef
So you're going to have to cook up some homemade sugar-free ketchup before embarking on this big meat pot, but once you've slow cooked this meat to extreme tenderness, it can be used in pretty much any meal. Get the recipe here.
Slow cooker beef and pepper soup
Simple, hearty and flavorful, consider this soup your tasty reward after a day full of Whole30 eating. Get the recipe here.
Whole slow cooker poached chicken
This chicken recipe alone can get you through the entire Whole30, or at least a week of it! Get the recipe here.
Slow cooker Kalua pig
Pork so good you can literally eat an entire bowl of it, you'll want to feast on this slow cooked pork recipe long beyond your Whole30 challenge ends. Get the recipe here.
Slow cooker Korean short ribs
Soy is banned during the Whole30, but eating vinegar is encouraged. And luckily vinegar brings all the flavor to these slow-cooked beef ribs. Get the recipe here.
Slow cooked jerk-style chicken
Fruit juice, which is allowed in the Whole30, brings an extra boost of flavor to this spicy slow cooker chicken. Get the recipe here.
Slow cooker applesauce
Without sugar or junk food, you're probably still going to get some sweets cravings. Slow cook this applesauce to indulge them, and consider using it as a garnish for the many meat and veggie-heavy dishes you'll be feeding on. Get the recipe here.
Slow cooker tomatillo pork chile verde
A slow cooker recipe that's an entire meal in itself, this flavorful chile tastes even better over time, as the pork soaks up all the spices. Get the recipe here.
Slow cooker roast chicken and gravy
Winner, winner Whole30-friendly chicken dinner: This is one of the simplest ways to prepare poultry, and the clean flavors will have you hankering for another serving for lunch the next day. Get the recipe here.
Italian pulled pork ragu
Break out the spiralizer, because it's zoodles and ragu sauce night. No pasta necessary to get your tomato sauce fix. This dish is protein-packed and the sauce is versatile enough that it could be ladled out over your other favorites. Feel free to get creative. Get the recipe here.
One pot spaghetti squash and meat sauce
One slow cooker gets you an Italian-style, Whole30-appropriate feast. Get the recipe here.
Slow cooker chicken soup
Soothe your legume-deprived soul with a bowl of comforting homemade chicken soup. Get the recipe here.