What I Eat in a Day – Whole30 Recipes


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These are the Whole30 recipes I eat in a day when doing a Whole30. Following along as I cook breakfast, lunch and dinner, do a little exercise and meal prep for the week.

What I eat in a day with all Whole30 recipes.

I’m back with another What I Eat in a Day video today (as you loved my first one so much) – but this time I’m focusing on Whole30 Recipes.

It’s January and many folks are pursuing a Whole30 after a holiday period of too much indulging. Whole30 is a great reset to remind yourself how great your body can feel when you’re not bogging it down with too much sugar, alcohol, gluten, dairy and packaged food.

Watch my What I Eat in a Day – Whole30 Recipes Video

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The funny thing is I eat Whole30 about 70% of the time without even trying, because that’s how I normally eat. Over the years I’ve learned my body is okay with legumes and beans so have no problem incorporating those into my diet. But I do keep grains like quinoa (which can flare my autoimmune symptoms) to a minimum.

All of this I know because I’ve taken the time to understand how my body responds to certain ingredients. And that’s the beauty of Whole30 – food education and awareness for your individual body.

I should also mention that Whole30 is not a diet in the traditional sense – you don’t count calories and don’t focus on weight loss (though it’s frequently a side effect). It’s simply about removing foods that are likely to cause digestive and other health issues for 30 days, then systematically reintroducing them to see how your body responds.

If you’d like to keep certain foods in or out of  your diet afterwards, it’s up to you and what makes your feel your best. Whole30 is another tool in your arsenal to understand your body and boost your wellness. And that’s a wonderful thing!

celery almond butter chia seed whole30 recipe

Whole30 scrambled egg breakfast recipe


The Storage Containers I’m Using

You can find all the storage containers I’m using on my Meal Prep Containers post/video and on the Shop page on my website.

For More Whole30 Information and Resources

celery almond butter chia seed whole30 recipe

What I eat in a day on whole30 recipes - tuna stuffed avocados

What I eat in a day on whole30 recipes

What I eat in a day on whole30 recipes - cauliflower hummus recipe


What I eat in a day on whole30 recipes - whole30 chicken broccoli casserole

I hope you enjoyed my second “What I Eat in a Day” video and the beautiful Cali beach drone footage. Fingers crossed it will be a little warmer on my next video though! You can also watch my first What I Eat in a Day – Vitamix Edition video if you missed it.

If you’d like to see more videos like this in the future, please do let me know in the comments below!

About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. I did Whole30 in April and while I loved they way I felt I didn’t lose one single pound. It was disappointing. I’ve stuck to most of it. I’m definitely drinking more water.

    1. Hi Melinda – Whole30 is not a weight-loss plan. Some people may experience weight loss, but it’s more about eating healthy, anti-inflammatory foods and feeling good overall. :)

  2. Just started watching your video’s on May 19th and I think they’re great.  I think the meal prep is superb.  However, the one missing item for me is what a weeks worth of meals would look like.  So my question, could you put together a weeks worth of “What I eat in a day” to “What I’m eat in a week.”  My vitamixer arrives in 3 days and my first project will be Almond Butter.

    1. I’ll be sure to keep that in mind! Also, be on the lookout during prime Whole30 months (January and September) as I normally will release Whole30 meal plans :)

  3. Hi Lisa. Watching from Europe. I just started your Whole30 plan and I have a question about drinks. The shopping list says no honey, but I can’t tell if it’s for the drinks as well? For example, the turmeric drink on your website sounds amazing as an anti-inflammatory drink, but it has honey. So, my question is can it be included in the Whole 30 plan? Or are all drinks with honey excluded?
    Thank you so much for all your hard work!!

  4. Can you clarify why you added snacks to the 3 required/restrictive meals a day? Just wondering? Are you working out , is that why?

    1. I just added snacks as an option incase you get hungry throughout the day, especially if you’re working out!

    1. Hi Allison – some cans of tuna have more liquid than others. If you use Wild Planet tuna (as I do) there’s hardly any liquid in the can as it’s a solid tuna steak.

  5. Hi I have been going through your content on YouTube. I appreciate everything so far. However I have been wondering whether your have any content/recipes that do not include eggs especially for breakfast, for those of us who are allergic to eggs

    1. If you can’t eat eggs, I suggest to try making sweet potato toast (with nut butters, fruits, or avocado) or dairy-free yogurt bowls with fruit on top!

  6. Loved this video!  I would definitely like to see more videos like this.  How did you begin with your noticing the food you ate was recking havoc on your body/in your body?  The recipes were great I will definitely be trying them out.  I tried your chia pudding recipes!  Delish!  Thank you and God bless! 🙏❤️

  7. I love your channel and your recipes. Is there any book that I can buy with all your recepies?
    Please let me know.

    Thank you so much!


  8. Hi, I have going through your content on whole30 website/videos and really really appreciate it. One question do you store the celery in water, what is the liquid with the celery?

  9. Hello Lisa,
    Can you email me where to find your shopping list that coordinates with your recipes, esp. what I eat in a day or week. I love your easy to follow and elegant style. Thank you.

    1. Hi Pamela – I haven’t created an ingredient list yet for my meal preps, but if you subscribe to my email list you will receive downloadable PDF’s of all the information on how to meal prep and create the meals :)

  10. Amazing and so charged to do the 30 whole food lifestyle. I went to the Dr. the other day and she said you have been adding 10lb’s per year, so now from a size 115 to 156lbs I need to get 20 lbs off the healthy way. I have been going through a lot, lost my Mom, had my dog die, then full IRS audit, hip replacement due to running injury, then my Dad passed away. All the wine and eating unhealthy packed on the pounds.

    So I started searching for something to help my husband and I get back on track. These keto diets and all the fat are somewhat scary, then I found your channel and know that your yummy recipes are going to be putting my husband and I back on track. Thank you for all you do. Have a Blessed New Year! So grateful to have found you on YouTube. By the way, you should have your own show…. Mari Parks

    1. Hi Mari – I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and dog. But I’m glad you discovered Downshiftology and that I can play a part in helping you get back on track to a healthier lifestyle! We can do this together in 2020 :)

  11. Hi, was wondering what size Le Parfait jars you use for the almond butter and celery… I looked at the links to Amazon for the jars but can’t really tell. Thank you.

    1. Hi Naia – I believe I used the 500 ml for the almond butter, and the 750 ml for the celery sticks!

  12. Hi, Lisa-
    Yesterday my wife and I committed to a month of Whole-30, feeling anxious about this whole journey. But we just watched your video and your attitude, your certainty, and those tempting recipes allayed much of our fear. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    1. Hi Bob – I’m so happy to hear that! A Whole30 is not as daunting as it seems, especially if you plan ahead. I wish you and your wife all the best with it and remember that you can sort by Whole30 recipes on my recipes page as well. :)

  13. Hi Lisa:

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your incredible work here and on Youtube. Your videos have become a relaxing part of my day. The care and effort you take into the production of the videos and your blog is evident, and because of your channel I have started to make huge changes in my life.

    Specifically, I started incorporating some of your healthy eating habits (and I’m about to start with Whole30). I started with the intent of losing weight but, very quickly, I started to see much more important differences. I had been suffering from depression for years after the end of a very abusive relationship, and didn’t realize how much I depended on unhealthy foods to give me a little serotonin boost. The thing is, like all forms of substance abuse, the “high” I got from fatty foods was short-lived and I felt worse afterwards. Since finding your videos and changing my habits, my moods have shifted dramatically. I have more energy to do things that make me happy and to be there for my family.

    I always knew on a superficial level that healthy eating could have a huge impact on ones life, but I never felt motivated to explore that deeper. Thank you for your good work. Sorry for the long, sappy message. As an amateur blogger I felt it was important to let you know the impact of all your efforts.


    1. Hi Chava – thanks so much for your kind words! I’m happy you love my recipes and videos, but more importantly, I’m thrilled that they’ve inspired you to adopt healthier habits. You’re so right that food can have an impact on emotions and life in general. It’s always hard to take that first step, but once you do you begin to reap the rewards. So congratulate yourself for all the positive steps forward you’ve already made! Well done!

  14. Can you send me the shopping list for the whole 30 recipes you have excluding mushrooms and shrimp I’m allergic to them. 

    Thank you

    1. Hi Lisa – you can sort by Whole30 recipes on my recipe page and then go through those to find recipes that suit your preferences.

  15. I was in a down fall in my life. Pretty miserable gave up on everything health, daily life,and more and I came across your channel. The joy you have while cooking healthy delicious meal reminds me of why I love to cook. So I watch your channel to get out of that mindset I was in and try to remember the joy I had while cooking great meals for my family please keep posting I love the tips, organization, and recipes different from the soul food I grow up on and that the changes I have been trying to make but just got lost. Thank you so much!!! the appreciation I have right now word can’t describe. Thank you!!!!!!

    1. Hi Deidre – I’m so happy you’re getting back on healthy food bandwagon, I know it does wonders for both our gut and our brain! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my posts and channel and I’ll keep the recipes and tips coming! :)

  16. Mashaa Allah ! I find ur channel very interesting ! I find you so artistic ,and I enjoy watching u enjoying ur food and what u do .. May Allah bless you and keep you safe&sound..Keep it up ,u r indeed so unique Mrs Lisa..thank you for inspiring me..

    With love from Jordan,Amman..
    Sincerely Asma.A.J

    1. Hi Asma – Thank you so much for the kind words! I’m so glad you are loving my channel and recipes! :)

  17. Love your videos, Lisa! Thanks for the simplicity you show in how to prepare beautiful and healthy recipes! The meal prep videos are so helpful!

  18. Hello, great video again!

    Whole30 was a lifechanging experience for me. I have noticed you work from home, I am really struggling with mine home office. I love to stay at home, but my productivity is much lover than when I am at work. Anyway, I would love to see some tips from you on how to stay effective while working home.  


    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the video! And I’ll keep the topic of productivity in mind for a future post/video. :)

  19. Hi, Lisa! You’re videos are inspiring and very informative. Can you make more videos about whole30? Specifically, weekly meal plan suggestions to complete the 30 days. Thanks! ?

    1. Hi Astrid – thanks so much! I’m happy you’re enjoying them. :) And that would be a great idea for a future video. Will definitely keep it in mind! x

    1. I just place it in a jar with filtered water and change the water every couple of days to keep it fresh.