I’m going to let you in on a secret. I have found the key to making grocery shopping for Whole 30 something you can actually look forward to. All you need to do is have a game plan to follow. It’s that simple. When you have a plan to follow when you get to the store, you’re smooth sailing.
On a time crunch? You’re in luck because I have already drawn up your game plan for you. Follow this guide at Whole Foods, and you’ll be crushing that Whole 30 grocery run in no time.
Will you be grocery shopping for Whole 30 at Target? We’ve got you covered. Just check out our Whole 30 Target Shopping Guide.
All of these items are ones that consistently end up in my fridge or pantry, so I hope you’ll enjoy them too.
The biggest thing to look out for when shopping for the Whole 30 diet (or anytime, really) is the ingredients. Sometimes even chopped fruits or vegetables will have additives to keep them fresh for longer. If you keep a close watch on ingredients, it will ensure that everything you are purchasing is Whole 30 compliant.
Your game plan.
Below you’ll find a sample grocery list of the general items you should be purchasing when following this diet. I have included some of my favorite name brands in the mix for you to try as well.
- Poultry (fresh, frozen, uncooked or cooked)
- Meat (fresh, frozen, uncooked or cooked)
- Seafood (fresh, frozen, cooked or uncooked)
- Primal Kitchen sauces, mayo, dressings, marinades
- The New Primal BBQ sauces, marinades
- 365 Everyday Value coconut milk
- Seasoned or unseasoned nuts
- Chia seeds
- 365 Everyday Value Spinach Chicken Sausage
- 365 Everyday Value Spicy Cilantro Chicken Sausage
- Applegate deli meat
- Applegate sausage
- Applegate bacon
- Applegate cooked chicken
- 365 Everyday Value Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce
Convenience is key.
When you live a busy life like me, convenience is key. Just because you’re following this diet does not mean you have to sacrifice that.
Store-bought pre-chopped, riced or spiralized produce will speed up your food preparation process by a lot. You can still cook your meals at home and feel good about what you’re eating, but you won’t have to deal with the hassle of chopping up vegetable after vegetable.
You Still Have Choices
As for meat, poultry and seafood— whether it is fresh, frozen, uncooked or cooked, choose what works best for you and your budget. If you don’t have a lot of time to cook, buying frozen proteins can be a huge help. If you are someone who has time and prefers fresh meats, go for that. It’s all up to preference with diets like these.
I hope this helps you on your Whole 30 journey! If you still want more tips, check out this post on how to crush your Whole 30 experience.
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