Having completed our first Whole 30 a few weeks ago and now beginning another round, I have compiled a list of things that I think are essential for me to complete the program. Some are mandatory, others just make it a little bit easier and more fun! I put a (*) next to anything I bought at Costco, because I got a lot there.
- Coconut OIl*
- Avocado Oil*
- Thai Unsweetened Coconut Milk (in a can)
- Aidell’s Chicken Apple Sausages*
- Ground beef (or elk, in my case)*
- Salmon Burgers*
- Turkey Burgers*
- Peas (sugar snap)*
- Sweet Potatoes*
- Russet Potatoes
- Larabars (not all are compliant – check your labels – my favorite are lemon, chocolate coconut, apple pie, and key lime)
- Justin’s Classic Almond Butter Packets
- Chunky Guacamole*
- Dang Foods Lightly Salted Coconut Chips
- Dehydrated Apples
- Coconut Secret (brand) Coconut Aminos (to replace soy sauce or worst sauce in recipes – as a meat tenderizer and adds flavor)
- Coconut Secret Teriyaki Coconut Aminos (I typically hate teriyaki sauce but this is so good and makes such an easy and delicious stir fry – just prepare your veggies and add this sauce)
- Real Salt Organic Seasoning Salt – I use this all the time, on everything. It’s the perfect seasoning salt and I have been using it for a couple of years and love it. It doesn’t have any fillers either, so it’s compliant!
- Chia Seeds
- Herbal Tea – we drink this every single night – it really helps to have something to sip on when you feel like eating snacks (I drink Calli tea from Sunrider – mint and cinnamon flavor)
I am sure everyone’s list would be a little bit different, but these are the things we ate the most. I recently found some Applegate Farms smoked turkey lunch meat that is compliant and it is delicious. Such a great alternative when you are in a hurry but need protein fast. I have been eating it with veggies and chunky guac for an easy meal. I know I could make my own guacamole, but those little containers from Costco are TASTY and easy to throw together or take with you with some carrots and a boiled egg.
I only used dates a couple of times to sweeten ketchup and one other thing. I don’t know that I would get them again, unless I was going to make my own larabars (which I won’t do, because I just bought a bunch for a really good deal).
I made up a little “trail mix” to keep in my purse in case I ever got desperate – coconut chips, dehydrated apples, and roasted almonds and hazelnuts. It was really good, and just a tiny bit satisfied me.
What would you add to the list?