Starting the Whole 30 program will mean changing what you normally eat. Even if you feel like you are eating healthy it will be an adjustment. For this purpose it’s really important to prepare to succeed.
First – go clear out your pantry and put all of your non Whole 30 compliant foods somewhere out of site and out of mind!
Now you can start stocking up on the good stuff.
Here are a few items to stock your fridge with before you attempt to Whole 30:
- Good protein source
- From eggs, to steak, chicken, fish or bacon make sure you’re stocked up on all your favorites. I love having Aidells chicken apple sausages because they’re quick to prepare and there is no sugar. I will usually eat one of these with breakfast in a veggie stir-fry.
- Nuts and raw coconut. These are a few of my favorite go to quick snacks.
- Cut veggies. You will probably be eating more vegetables than you ever have before. Making time to cut and peel them before you start cooking is a big help. Making you’re own healthy condiments and sauces can take extra time so if you have fresh cut veggies it really helps. Buying frozen pre cut veggies preparing your own is a BIG help.
- Healthy fats. The big three that I use are olive oil, ghee, and avacado oil.
- Coconut milk and coconut cream. Oh man I stock up on these! I use them in soups and sauces o plenty.
- Larabars, these beauties are perfect for healthy eating on the go. I will have almonds, coconut flakes, and Lara bars in my purse at all times during a Whole 30. Being over hungry and far from your kitchen is a recipe failing Whole 30.
- Coconut Aminos – you can find coconut aminos at your local health food store. It comes in a bottle and looks like Soya Sauce and is a fantastic Soya Sauce replacement – I actually prefer it to soya sauce!
- Sunflower Seed Butter. Are you a huge peanutbutter fan? I am. Sunflower seed butter is Whole 30 compliant and really yummy.
- I also print out the Whole 30 “cheat sheets” and put them on my fridge. It helps in case I can’t remember serving sizes or what to eat before or after workouts. You can print these out here.
Alright, you are ready to go. Let’s do this!
Social Media is full of great ideas when you need inspiration on what to cook!
Following some Whole 30 accounts on instagram really helped me stay motivated and gave me mouthwatering food to look at and re create that I was actually allowed to eat on the program!
- We’ll be posting our Whole 30 meals for the month of January, don’t miss out!
- Skinnytaste isn’t strictly Whole 30. But Gina, the author, has a Whole 30 category, and everything I have ever made from her site has been delicious.
- NomNom Paleo
- NomNom Paleo only has paleo recipes – Whole 30 is a little bit stricter than paleo but Michelle has everything clearly labelled and I love her sense of humour and yummy recipes.
Of course a simple Pinterest search will show you oodles of pictures and recipes that are Whole 30 Compliant.
What is Whole 30? Click here for the low down and rules of the program.
Do you have any favourite resources for Whole 30 recipes? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below as we would love to hear from you!