There are few things that I can eat over and over for lunches. Back in the day, when I would meal prep, three days was all I could get before I was scouring the cupboards for something else because I was so bored with the same food over and over. The only reason why I continued to keep the same foods in rotation is because I knew that I could hit my macros for the day and I didn’t have to think about it. But, week after week, I would find myself on day four hating my life because I was sick of eating the same thing.
These three dishes are not only easy to make but you won’t find me on day four looking for other options. The beautiful thing about these dishes is that they are limited ingredients, so you don’t need to go out of your way to make something extravagant and, well, they are Whole30 approved.
The first dish is this Creamy Broccoli Bacon Casserole. I know, you broccoli haters are gonna hate. BUT, let me tell you this, you can sub out the vegetable for peppers, cauliflower, green beans, or any other hearty vegetable you can think of. In the same way, I just made this casserole with ground breakfast sausage because I had no bacon and OH MY! The idea here is that you have two things in your base to work with, the spaghetti squash and the “cream sauce”, the rest really is up to interpretation. Also, if you don’t know how to cook spaghetti squash to get you the pasts look, go here.
The second is on repeat in my Instagram ALL THE TIME. I have had a lot of you reach out to me about the recipe, so here it is one more time. Egg Roll in a Bowl needs no introduction or explanation. This stuff is just plain good! There are a ton of variations of this recipe but this one is my favorite.
Lastly, this pizza casserole, as I call it is a new addition to the line-up but I can assure you that it is not leaving any time soon. Once again, you can do sausage, bacon, ground burger, whatever kind of meet you like and it is a set it and forget it, which I am in love with.
Listen friends, just because I work from home right now, does not mean that I want to spend my “lunch hour” trying to figure out what to make for lunch, let alone cook it. Most weeks, I will make all three, leave them in their respective dishes and throughout the week, I have three varieties to choose from. They all stay really well and if you’re the only person eating them, all three last me about 7 days. Oh, and not to mention if I don’t want to have eggs for the hundredth day in a row, I also choose one of these for breakfast and it is as easy as that. Yes, love your food but please for the love of all that is holy, do not, I repeat. DO NOT spend your days in the kitchen! If you are finding yourself struggling for Whole30 ideas, I have a Pinterest board dedicated to Whole30 and they are all things that I have made and loved!