22 of the Best Whole30 Approved Foods At Trader Joe'sAug 29, 2020
Sticking to the Whole30 diet is no easy feat. The plan eliminates added sugar, alcohol, dairy, gluten, grains, and legumes for 30 days — so it requires a fair amount of meal prep (not to mention creativity and experimentation) to be successful.
Fortunately, your favorite grocery store is here to help. Trader Joe’s Whole30 approved foods are satisfying, affordable, and simple to cook. Here’s our must-have Whole30 shopping list.
Trader Joe’s Whole30 Fruits and Veggies
Trader Joe’s frozen Riced Cauliflower is the ideal Whole30 meal staple — it’s filling, versatile, and cooks in just minutes. Add it to a scramble or stir-fry, or whip up some Coconut and Lime Cauliflower Fried Rice.
Steamed and Peeled Baby Beets
Trader Joe’s is eliminating the hassle of veggie prep with this bag of ready-to-eat beets. Slightly sweet, these beets make a great side dish or salad topping. Coat them lightly in a Whole30-approved Dijon mustard to amp up the flavor.
Fire Roasted Bell Peppers and Onions
No need to cry over chopping onions — this bag of pre-chopped spicy bell peppers and onions will save the day. Sauté them on the stovetop with a drizzle of oil, then pair them with your favorite protein.
Trader Joe’s Whole30 Meats
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Strips
Trader Joe’s Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Strips are flavorful and versatile — cook them ahead of time and add to salads, lettuce wraps, or veggie bowls throughout the week.
Fully Cooked Pork Belly
Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Pork Belly is braised and lightly seasoned before it’s packaged — just slice it, sauté it in a skillet, and it’s ready to eat. Serve it with roasted Brussels sprouts or green beans, wrap it in grilled romaine hearts, or add it to a Whole30 soup.
Grass-Fed Beef Sirloin Roast
When you want a decadent meal that’s Whole30 compliant and ready in minutes, look to Trader Joe’s pre-cooked, grass-fed sirloin roast for tender meat that’s packed with flavor.
Chile Lime Chicken Burgers
Trader Joe’s Whole30 Chile Lime Chicken Burgers are a simple way to spice up a weeknight dinner. These tender burgers are seasoned with onion, bell pepper, garlic, cilantro, lime, and red pepper flakes — plus, each burger has 15 grams of protein.
Trader Joe’s Whole30 Seafood
BBQ Cut Fresh Atlantic Salmon Fillets
These BBQ Cut Fresh Atlantic Salmon Fillets are thick, tender, and buttery. Cook them with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, then pair them with sautéed green beans and some homemade Whole30-approved mashed potatoes (made with almond milk and garlic).
Hot Smoked Scottish Salmon
Switch up your protein routine with Trader Joe’s Hot Smoked Scottish Salmon. The smokey fillets cook up firm, but flake easily. They’re a flavorful addition to spinach salads, but they also make a tasty appetizer when paired with sliced cucumber.
Alaskan Cod Fillets
Craving a mild white fish for dinner? Trader Joe’s has you covered — these Alaskan cod fillets are delicious with a bit of lemon juice and thyme or rosemary, and they’re ready in less than 15 minutes.
Trader Joe’s Whole30 Dry or Canned Goods
Trader Joe’s Whole30-approved Almond Butter is the best of the best — unlike other nut butters, this version is made with whole food ingredients and has zero added sugars. It comes in two varieties: creamy with salt and raw creamy with no salt. Spread it on toasted sweet potato slices, pair it with apple slices, or use it as the base for a spicy chicken satay.
Organic Coconut Milk
Affordable, versatile, and mildly sweet, Trader Joe’s canned coconut milk is great to have on hand when you’re following the Whole30 plan. Add it to your coffee in the morning, or blend it in a curry sauce.
Sauerkraut With Pickled Persian Cucumbers
Trader Joe’s sauerkraut is a tasty way to enhance your meals during Whole30. Made with cabbage, sea salt, cucumbers, and garlic, this sauerkraut has a bright, sharp flavor. Eat it by the spoonful or add it to salads and protein bowls to score some probiotics.
Organic Chicken Stock
Many broths aren’t Whole30-compliant, but with no added sugar or MSG, Trader Joe’s Organic Chicken Stock gets the stamp of approval. It adds rich, savory flavor to soups or proteins — and it’s easier than making your own bone broth.
Trader Joe’s Whole30 Cooking Oils
Organic Coconut Aminos
Trader Joe’s Organic Coconut Aminos are a simple way to add flavor to any meal. Made from the sap of the coconut blossom, coconut aminos taste like a sweeter, less salty version of soy sauce. Drizzle it on cauliflower rice, sautéed veggies, or grilled chicken.
Clarified Butter (Ghee)
Trader Joe’s ghee is a fantastic Whole30-compliant stand-in for regular butter. Cook with it, add a dollop to a baked potato, or toss roasted vegetables in it.
Spanish Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This olive oil spray is as convenient as a nonstick cooking spray, but it’s pure olive oil — no propellants. Use it to coat your pan before cooking, or spritz it onto a salad or roasted veggies to prevent flavor boredom.
Trader Joe’s Whole30 Snacks
Freeze Dried Strawberries
Technically, you’re not supposed to snack during Whole30, but if you need a quick boost, try these yummy Freeze Dried Strawberries. They’re sweet, but contain no added sugars.
Raw nuts can be a filling, fiber-rich snack in a pinch — and Trader Joe’s has a massive selection. Go for almonds, cashews, pistachio nuts, or macadamia nuts.
Trader Joe’s Whole30 Sauces, Dips, and Condiments
Chunky Spicy Guacamole
Trader Joe’s Chunky Spicy Guacamole is seasoned with red pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice. Mix the guac in a salad, use it as a veggie dip, or add it to chicken burgers on lettuce buns.
Organic Tomatillo & Roasted Yellow Chili Salsa
Made with diced tomatoes, chilies, onion, garlic, and cilantro — and no added sugars — Trader Joe’s Organic Tomatillo & Roasted Yellow Chili Salsa is thick, spicy, and smokey. Spoon it over grilled chicken breasts, scrambled eggs, or a Mexican-style salad for extra flavor.
Kale Cashew Basil Pesto
With zero added sugars or dairy, this pesto is Whole30-approved — and delicious. Garlic, lemon juice, and cashew butter combine to make a creamy, savory sauce perfect for dressing salads, marinating meat, or adding to zucchini noodles.