Mostly for myself ( because I rarely used an actual recipe. Ever) but also for those who have asked…here is my reference on how I ate Whole30. Of course, it should be noted that I am NOT the expert and CLEARLY there are better ways to do Whole30 ( see: Abigail’s grocery bill. ouch.) But, I’m going to edit this to tell you what I WISH I had done. Ok, let’s do this.
( these foods are NOT essentials. They were mostly just helpful the first two weeks when I was much more “snacky” and had periodic cravings. Wish I hadn’t had to buy these things because they were pricey… But I also made it because of these things…so?
Sugar free bacon. It will cost you a fortune. So, if you’re like us you’ll buy four packages of bacon and ration it to once a week. I know this seems like we shouldn’t spend $7.99 on a package of bacon. But you’re not me. I looooove bacon.
The Bulk Bins…. I found these Almonds that are seasoned with sea salt and Apple cider vinegar. It sounds gross but Oh. My. Word. They were amazing.
Tessemae Sauces: I’m sure this is another thing one could do without. But I love sauces. And this made life so much easier to have these on hand without having to make my own. I really liked the Whole30 approved BBQ sauce as a marinade and their Whole30 Ketchup for potato dipping.
( Remember: Abigail had a 2 month old so I wasn’t about making my own sauces this time. )
Freeze dried veggies. Not sure what these are called actually, but they’re made by Whole Foods and they have the consistency of chips and are the perfect snack food.
Trader Joes Mayonnaise is Whole30 compliant. I bought this stuff in bulk ( you’ll see why later) because I did not have the time to make my own Mayo. Once again. 2 month old.
Veggies and Fruit- we went through SO MUCH romaine lettuce, spinach and apples.
Lara Bars ( they were the cheapest here)
Eggs-by the case
Meat ( particularly the Chicken Apple Sausages and the Pork Butt Roast)
GIANT bucket of Dates to last a life time
other Store of your choice:
La Croix ( this is at many different stores but they all seem to carry different flavors-go figure)
Brett ate ALL THE EGGS. I only ate eggs the last two weeks because my doctors hadn’t approved it for Justice’s diet till then. But honestly I’m glad, because I don’t really like eggs that much and two weeks of eggs every day was MORE than enough.
SO, Abigail’s breakfast’s were either leftovers from previous meals or:
EDIT: several weeks after finishing up my Whole30 I was in Trader Joes and I found that they sell bags of “Cauliflower rice” in the produce department! AND it was cheaper than buying a whole cauliflower! IT WAS THE BEST DAY EVER. It was a major nerd-alert at how excited I got about this product…because HONESTLY I did not enjoy the chopping up cauliflower and putting into my vitamix business….
We also ate a lot of sautéed spinach, steamed broccoli, asparagus and salads.