Whole30 Lunch To Go

Here’s a favorite Whole30 lunch to go. Chicken Paprika Burgers, on a bed of arugula with blanched green beans, cauliflower rice and Marinated Onions MAGIC ELIXIRS. These are all staples in my refrigerator, so they make an easy lunch to go. The burgers are delicious warm, but also great left over.


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Whole30 Lunch To Go

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Lunch
  • Diet: Gluten Free


For the Green Beans:

  • A handful of green beans

For the Chicken Burgers:

  • 1½ lbs ground chicken (1 lb. ground dark meat and ½ lb. ground breast)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped spinach
  • 1 red pepper (or color of your choice), finely chopped
  • Handful of finely chopped chives (if desired)
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp kosher salt (less, if you prefer)
  • Black pepper as desired
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more to sauté

For the Cauliflower Rice: 

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup broth (I like chicken, but use any broth you like)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Blanch French green beans in salted boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then throw into icy water to stop them from cooking. Dry.
  2. Place chicken in a bowl and mix dark and white meat well. Add onion, red pepper, spinach, parsley, and garlic, and mix to combine. Sprinkle smoked paprika over all, then add salt and black pepper.
  3. Drizzle chicken mixture with 2 Tablespoons olive oil, mix it in and form 5 oz. patties, then place them in well-oiled pan on medium heat. Cook 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Rice the cauliflower. Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower to the pan and cook for 10 seconds, stirring continuously. Stir in broth, and continue to stir to combine. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cover, sprinkle with salt and pepper, stir and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until the broth is gone.
  5. Put everything in a to-go container and top with Marinated Onions MAGIC ELIXIRS.


Keywords: whole30 lunch, whole30 on the go

8 thoughts on “Whole30 Lunch To Go

  1. I prepped this for 3 lunches this week. it came out so good! Looking forward to trying other no crumbs left recipes! 🙂

    1. Isn’t having lunch prepped and ready the best? So glad you had success…hope you’re following on Instagram!

  2. Thanks so much for this burger recipe. So tasty and I like that its in my fridge fresh to make in 10 minutes

    1. Prep is definitely one of the keys to success! I love hearing about non scale victories and great tips on Instagram.

  3. Do you have to use dark meat? The grocery store only has ground breast meat. Thanks!

    1. Time to make friends with your butcher….talk to him/her and ask to have a thigh or two ground. So much flavor, it’s worth it!

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