For 30 days this month we’re exploring Whole30, the 30-day reset and refocus on whole foods. Whole30 isn’t a diet or a judgmental labeling of foods as “good and bad.” It’s actually a simple reset that has helped many of our readers cook more and figure out the foods that make them feel their best. Read more about our coverage here.
I will admit: Once you’ve got a handle on the guidelines of the Whole30 — yes to fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, eggs, and nuts; no to grains, legumes, dairy, sugar, preservatives, alcohol, and foods impersonating other foods (no cauliflower pizza crust, no egg-and-banana pancakes) — there are not a whole lot of Whole30-approved surprises. It’s exciting to me that scallops are okay (seafood), and I find it sad that chickpeas are out (legumes), but neither is a shock.
And yet there are foods — even, sometimes, conveniently packaged, easily accessible grocery store foods — that do in fact make the Whole30 cut, despite all odds to the contrary. These 10 grocery finds will make a month of Whole30 a little simpler.