The 10 BEST 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. It’s guaranteed to be served at your table again.

I am confident these whole food 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 recipe 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!


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

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 Makoevers: 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.

Sloppy Joe Makeover

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 gluten-free recipe hit every single taste bud! small teriyaki

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!

This quick and easy stovetop Whole Foods Makeover Cheeseburger Soup has all the flavors of a cheeseburger while still being healthy and gluten free! Try using lean ground venison or ground turkey like we did. You can also make this low carb by omitting the potatoes, there are 4 other veggies, you won't even notice. This skinny recipe is the best we have tasted especially garnished with pickles!

Whole Food Makeovers: 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!!


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 (try this whole foods version from above) and add shredded cheese and tortillas to the party!

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Primal Pizza Pie Casserole

Pizza? Pie? I’m SO in! Thick layers of meat, hidden veggies, and cheese! Can you say, yum? This pizza impostor is gluten-free, low carb, and can be made Paleo compliant.


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 whole food recipe is packed full of protein from the beans and leaves your stomach full and satisfied!

This quick vegetarian dinner recipe is full of bold and unique flavors- perfect for a "Meatless Monday"! Make this vegetarian by using vegetable stock with the lentils and chickpeas. Go a step further and make it vegan by omitting the butter. Despite the lengthy list of ingredients, this healthy soup really comes together quickly! We love that this gluten free whole food recipe is packed full of protein, and leaves you feeling full and satisfied!

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!

Whole Food Makeovers: Mexican Lasagna | You will flip over the delicious layers of corn or gluten-free tortillas, spicy meat and bean mixture, cheese, tons of veggies and toppings galore! This nutritious and healthy casserole is a family favorite in our home and 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!…exican-lasagna/ ‎

Which recipe is your favorite? Do you have a favorite veggie-packed recipe I should add to this list?


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The 10 Best Whole Food Family Recipes | The BEST kid friendly and family favorite recipes just got healthy! Every dinner is easy, delicious, and packed full of nutrient dense whole foods aka vegetables, fruit, and lean protein. Are you on a budget? These meals will stretch your food budget too! You will fall in love with these quick and fun foods whether you follow clean eating, Paleo, or gluten-free vegetarian diets!


  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

  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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