The 10 Best Whole30 Pantry Staples
Not familiar with the Whole30 diet? This diet is designed to be a month-long reboot for your body. As the name suggests, it focuses on whole foods like veggies, meat, fruits, nuts and healthy fats – while sugars, grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol (and anything processed) are strictly off-limits.
This means that a lot of packaged and processed foods are out, making grocery shopping much trickier. Fortunately, there are still plenty of shelf-stable foods you can eat. From bone broth to ghee, these 10 pantry staples will help make your Whole30 journey a whole lot easier.
Finally – a mayo made with real-food ingredients without any preservatives, additives or added sugar! Organic, cage-free eggs and avocado oil are a great source of healthy fats, so you can make this your go-to condiment.
Since you can’t eat any beans on the Whole30 diet, soy (including soy sauce, soy milk and tofu) is off-limits. Try this soy-free “soy” sauce made from aging coconut tree sap instead! Coconut aminos taste amazing in marinades and salad dressings.
Coconut milk is the secret ingredient to get dairy-free creaminess in any recipe. It’s a great addition to soups, stir fries, mashed cauliflower, and even your coffee or tea. But for Whole30, check the label to be sure there’s no added sugar, preservatives or sulphites – this one passes the test!
Ghee is an excellent alternative to butter, and is very versatile thanks to its high heating point and mild nutty taste. Although it’s made from butter, ghee is lactose free and a great addition to your Whole30 pantry. Use it for sautéing, roasting, spreading, and baking.
Bone broth is an ancient healing food that is gaining popularity as a great source of collagen – and it’s a key pantry staple for the Whole30 diet! Broya Beef Bone Broth is cooked with organic spices so you can warm it up and drink straight from the bottle, or cook with it. Opt for Broya Chicken Bone Broth if you prefer chicken to beef—both are Whole30 compliant.
Protein-filled foods help you stay full longer, and these beef sticks are a great healthy snack option. They’re made from grass-fed beef that’s preserved with sea salt and celery juice instead of MSG or sodium nitrate. All the goodness and none of the garbage!
Another great high-quality protein source is canned tuna, but be sure to check the label as not all canned tuna is created equal. Safe Catch is the only brand that tests every single fish to strict mercury limits. And this tuna is sustainably caught, as well as additive- and BPA-free. Mix it up with Whole30-approved mayo and your favourite seasonings and veggies for a quick and tasty meal.
An office favourite, these sugar-free energy bites are a great treat when you’re craving something sweet. Made with simple and whole ingredients: nuts, dates, cocoa, and coconut oil – that’s it!
Dress up your veggies and meats with this Greek vinaigrette packed with antioxidants and heart-healthy fats. Unlike most Greek dressings, this one is free of dairy, sugar, soy, canola, sunflower and safflower oil – making it Whole30 approved!
Swap deep-fried potato chips for this low-calorie, nutrient-packed roasted seaweed snack. They’re made from sustainably-grown organic seaweed, extra virgin olive oil and just a pinch of seat salt. You can eat them right out of the bag to satisfy any salty cravings.
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