Whole Food Family Recipes

Isn’t it nice to have all of your favorite recipes in one spot?

Maybe you put them in a 3-ring binder, throw them in a kitchen drawer, or pin them to your “favorites” Pinterest board.

All of us have somewhere we stash them, even if you are tucking them away in all 3 places! When a recipe is a hit, it’s a hit. 

I am confident these 10 BEST Whole Food Family Recipes will quickly become part of your “favorites” collection too!

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Feeding my family healthy meals is incredibly important to me! That is how the Whole Food Family Series was born.

I know I, along with other moms, are always looking for easy ways to include more fruits, vegetables, and nutrient dense foods into our family’s diet.

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Every whole foods for the whole family recipes below contains enough vegetables and protein to fill you up and just enough cheese (ha!) to hide those super healthy ingredients for even the pickiest eaters at your table!

10 BEST Whole Food Family Recipes

Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup {w/ Crock Pot version}

Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup in a ladle with carrots, white beans, and potatoes.


Whole Food Family Recipes: Fakeout Lasagna

Healthy lasagna? Yes, it’s real! This low carb casserole is easy to prepare and the best way to feed your family more whole foods! Layers of blanched cabbage, rice, tomatoes, ground meat (turkey or beef), Italian spices, and cheese combine to produce a hearty and delicious weeknight dinner. Don’t waste your precious time on cabbage rolls, try this simple recipe instead!

Fake Out Lasagna made with cabbage instead of noodles. The perfect whole food family recipe!


Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, & Sauteed Apples

Chicken, bacon, and produce never tasted so good together. Aside from the gorgeous colors in this meal, the flavors are unmatched. It is healthy and hearty and makes you hope there will be leftovers for later!



Whole Food Family Recipes: Sloppy Joes

A healthy, easy, and delicious sloppy joe recipe made with tons of vegetables and a few simple pantry ingredients! This isn’t your mama’s recipe! This hearty dish contains 5 whole food ingredients and all the amazing flavors you have come to expect.

A large Sloppy Joe on a cheesy bun.

Whole Food Family Recipes: Taco Soup

Whole Food Family Recipes: Taco Soup ingredients in sections in a large black Dutch oven.

Veggie-Packed Chicken Teriyaki 

A simple and healthy take on chicken teriyaki that can be made in a snap! This will quickly become a family favorite and go-to meal on those busy weeknights. The sweetness, spiciness, and savory flavors of this dairy free recipe hit every single taste bud! Tri color quinoa, teriyaki vegetables, and chicken breast with a teriyaki glaze.


Cheeseburger Soup

This delicious soup has all the flavors of a cheeseburger, yet packed with tons of vegetables and a lean protein. This quick and easy stove-top soup is healthy and gluten free! Try using lean ground venison or ground turkey like I do. You can also make this low carb by omitting the potatoes. There are 4 other veggies, you won’t even notice!

A turquoise bowl filled with Whole Foods Family Recipes: Cheeseburger Soup topped with homemade croutons.


Whole Food Family Recipes: Meatloaf

If you are looking for an easy, healthy, and gluten-free meatloaf recipe packed with flavor this one’s for you. Ground flax seed, oatmeal, fresh onion, and zucchini combined with ground meat produces the most fabulous meatloaf! Don’t even get me started on glaze…YUMMO!!

A meatloaf glazed with ketchup and chopped parsley on a cutting board.


Sloppy Joe Quesadillas

These fun and simple Sloppy Joe Quesadillas are the perfect family meal to make on those busy evenings! Use your leftover sloppy joe mixture and add shredded cheese and tortillas to the party!

A sloppy joe quesadilla cut in half and stacked topped with sour cream.


Beef Enchilada Casserole

A scoop of Beef Enchilada Casserole topped with crushed tortilla chips and avocado. This is part of whole food family recipes at HappiHomemade.com


Vegetarian Moroccan Chickpea Stew

This vegetarian recipe is full of flavor! Those flavors are bold and unique, yet not overpowering for children at the table who prefer a more traditional American cuisine. I love that this plant based whole food recipe is packed full of protein from the beans and leaves your stomach full and satisfied! Whole food family recipes don’t get easier than this. 🙂 

Whole Foods Family Recipes: Vegetarian Moroccan Stew topped with shaved Parmesan.


Mexican Lasagna aka Really Great Mexican Bake

You will flip over the delicious layers of tortillas, spicy meat and bean mixture, cheese, tons of veggies and toppings galore! This nutritious casserole contains over 5 whole food ingredients. It’s super simple to prepare and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry right now!

A cute bowl of Mexican Lasagna consisting of tortillas, meat, and cheese.


Out of all these whole food family recipes, which is your favorite?

Do you have a favorite veggie-packed recipe I should add to this list? I always love new home and family recipes to try. 🙂


  1. Danielle Lange

    Sammi— if you could pick one of these recipes to try which one would you recommend?

  2. The Moroccan Chick Pea Stew looks amazing! Great round up!

    • Hey Lexi! Yes, the Moroccan Stew is fantastic. So hearty and packed with flavor. We love to top it with a little Parmesan cheese or dip Crunchmaster crackers in it 🙂

  3. Planning to try the chicken skillet recipe, it sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  4. Cabbage in place of lasagna noodles? Genius! Definitely going to be trying that one out. Gluten free lasagna is SO expensive. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing these delicious meals with us at Allergy Free Thursdays, Sammi!

  5. This is a great roundup, you guys are amazing! Thanks for sharing at You Link It, We Make It – Hope to see you back tomorrow!

  6. Yum. All of the dishes look so good!

  7. Oh how delicious these recipes look! I can’t wait to try them all!

  8. Excellent post, Sammi, and what deliciously healthy recipes! Pinned and will be featuring at this week’s Hearth and Soul Hop. Hope to ‘see’ you there!

  9. All of these recipes looks amazing for the summer time. I would love to have you join us at Family Joy Blog Link Up party this week. Party is open until Wednesday. Check us out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=2601

  10. Mmm…I can’t wait to try the Fakeout Lasagna! Thanks for joining us at Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays, I can’t wait to see what you create next week.

  11. This is a great family recipe roundup for nutritious meals! Love that you kept simple and not too time consuming! Pinning and stumbling!

  12. Love all of these recipes! Can’t wait to try the Pizza Casserole & Mexican Lasagna…Pinned 🙂

    • The Mexican Lasagna…SO ahhhhmazing!!! My kids are bottomless pits when I make it. I can’t believe how much they can stuff in their little tummies. Ha!

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