Whole30 Shopping List: Groceries, Products & More

Last Update: May 14, 2024

Today we’re giving you the whole scoop on Whole30® with a shopping guide that’ll help you sail through your month—without feeling deprived. We’ll cover everything from pantry staples like coffee creamer and marinades to all the fresh fruits and veggies you’ll need to pick up at the market.

What Is Whole30?

The Whole30 diet works by eliminating some commonly problematic foods (like beans and dairy) and then reintroduces them after 30 days to see how your body responds. As anyone who has completed a Whole30 month can attest, paying attention to what you eat is an important part of it. But Whole30 is also about the journey of getting to know what works for you to feel your best.

Whole30 foods to avoid

Before you start meal planning, make sure to avoid any of the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Grains
  • Legumes
  • Dairy
  • Added sugar or artificial sweeteners

Whole30 foods to eat

While you’re eating Whole30, load up your plate with:

Whole30 Basics Shopping List

Now it’s time to strategize. Here’s our list of go-to pantry staples that’ll help make it easy to stay compliant for the next 30 days. Watch the video of Whole30 founder Melissa Hartwig Urban for even more tips!

Whole30 Condiments

Thanks to brands like Primal Kitchen, you don’t have to give up your favorite condiments—just be sure to swap out conventional mayos and marinades for compliant options.

Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo

Instead of canola oil, this favorite spread is made with avocado oil, plus organic eggs, rosemary extract, and a touch of vinegar.

Good Food for Good Organic Spicy Ketchup

This organic ketchup is sweetened with dates and delivers only 1 gram of sugar per serving. Kids and adults will both love the taste for Whole30 dinners, or any time.

Whole30 Sauces and Marinades

Amp up mealtimes with sauces and seasonings that’ll give your Whole30 month extra flavor.

The New Primal Classic Marinade & Cooking Sauce

From fish to veggies, marinate your main ingredients before they head to the grill or oven. This option is free from soy, dairy, oil, artificial preservatives, and added sugar.

Primal Kitchen Balsamic Vinaigrette & Marinade With Avocado Oil

This zesty, Mediterranean-inspired marinade from Primal Kitchen features balsamic vinegar, pepper, onion powder, and oregano. Use it to take basic chicken breasts to new heights.

Primal Palate New Bae Seasoning

Fire up your tastebuds with this seasoning blend made with ancho chili powder, paprika, celery seed, and more.

Yai’s Thai Yellow Thai Coconut Curry

Sauté a medley of vegetables (try carrots and zucchini) with this vibrant yellow curry, then serve it on top of cauliflower rice to stay Whole30-compliant.

Yai’s Thai Almond Sauce

If peanuts aren’t your jam, try almonds. This sauce blends nuts with red curry paste, tamarind juice, and coconut milk for unbeatable Thai flavor.

Thrive Market Organic Coconut Aminos Sauce

Give your dishes a splash of umami flavor without the wheat or soy. Made from the organic sap of coconut trees, this sauce is a little bit salty and a little bit sweet.

Whole30 Creamers

Yes, you can still get your caffeine fix when following a Whole30 diet. Just be sure to swap out your dairy-based creamer for one of these options.

Nut Pods Hazelnut Unsweetened Non-Dairy Creamer

Whole30 founder Melissa Hartwig Urban says you can go from “Whole30 ho-hum to Whole30 overjoyed” with your morning buzz. This luscious creamer is made with hazelnuts, coconut cream, and purified water for the perfect java pairing.

Whole30 Cooking Oils

Keep one of these oils handy to instantly elevate your meals.

Primal Kitchen California Extra Virgin Avocado Oil

Your salad dressings will never be the same when you whisk them with this rich avocado oil made from California-grown fruit. The oil is minimally processed to keep nutrients and aromas intact.

Thrive Market Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Is there anything coconut oil can’t do? This jar is made from sustainably harvested coconuts from the Philippines, and is fair trade and non-GMO, too. Use it to sauté fresh veggies, power up your cup of joe, or make a marinade.

Whole30 Protein Sources

Keep your appetite steady by making sure you’re enjoying protein on the daily.

Safe Catch Wild Albacore Tuna

Tuna is a great Whole30® staple, and this 5-ounce can is an easy way to add some protein to your brown bag lunch or post-workout snack.

Wild Zora Curry Turkey Meat & Veggie Bars

Get Whole30 fuel on the go with these bars. They deliver 7 grams of protein, plus an aromatic spice blend of coriander, cayenne, cinnamon, and clove.

Kettle and Fire Chicken Bone Broth

This savory broth is made by simmering organic chicken bones with filtered water, herbs, spices, and organic veggies. You can sip it as-is, or use it to infuse sauces and stews.

10 Easy Whole30 Recipes

These recipes are so delicious (and easy) we bet they’ll become family favorites long after your Whole30 month comes to an end.

Italian Breakfast Scramble

Start your day right with this quick scramble. Mediterranean ingredients like fresh zucchini, basil, and cherry tomatoes are a perfect trio.

Ginger Cod in Lemongrass Coconut Broth

Don’t be intimidated by this elegant dish—it’s easy to whip up on a weeknight. Wild-caught cod is poached in a rich coconut milk broth infused with lemongrass, ginger, and lime.

Whole30-Compliant Carnitas

This pressure cooker recipe will be an instant winner in your house. Bold spices like paprika, cumin, and cayenne season the pork, which cooks until it’s fork tender.

Portobello au Poivre

The classic French version of this recipe involves steak and cream, but author Mark Bittman lightens things up with coconut milk and mushrooms.

Sheet Pan Shrimp With Spicy Broccoli

Sheet pan dinners make weeknights extra easy. Just toss shrimp and broccoli with sesame oil and red pepper flakes for a light yet satisfying main course.

Bacon-Laced Chicken Cups With Spicy Marinade

Muffins might be off the menu, but that doesn’t mean your muffin tin has to be off limits. Try this make-ahead lunch featuring ground chicken wrapped in bacon.

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

Another Instant Pot recipe to the rescue! Dinner will cook itself when you add chicken thighs, spices, and apple cider vinegar to your pressure cooker. Serve it up alongside cauliflower rice and get ready to dig in.

Whole30 White Chicken Chili

Cozy up with a bowl of comforting chicken chili, Whole30-style. Coconut cream makes it extra smooth, and the recipe is perfect for freezing if you want to get ahead on meal prep.

Whole30 Meatloaf

Meatloaf doesn’t have to be heavy, and this Whole30 recipe proves it. Ground beef gets mixed with onion, parsley, chili flakes, and mushrooms for a hearty dinner.

Spicy Taco Skillet

The spicy taco sauce is what makes this veggie filling extra special. Whip it up in under 30 minutes for a dish everyone will love.

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