What You Can and Can’t Eat on Whole30
Whole30 is only 30 days. It is NOT hard. You can do this!!
What You Can Eat on Whole30
Eat as many vegetables as you like— including potatoes! Not just sweet potatoes – white potatoes are included!
Fruits are allowed, in moderation. Keep in mind that you’re trying to limit your sugar though for 30 days.
Sausage & bacon okay, but check for added sugar and other off-limit preservatives. (Pederson’s is a great brand. WholeFoods & Sprouts usually carries it)
Fish and shellfish are great! Salmon & scallops are my personal favorite.
Eggs go with Whole30 like peanut butter goes with jelly. Both the yolk and the white!
Nuts and seeds-
All nuts and seeds are okay, with one exception: peanuts, because they are a legume & legumes aren’t allowed on Whole30.
Oils (some) and ghee-
Olive oil and coconut oil. Ghee, which is a type of clarified butter, is also allowed.
Yes, you can have coffee while on Whole30, but you can’t add any milk products or sugar to lighten it up. In this post, I show you how I make my coffee every morning & here is my favorite Whole30 iced coffee. NutPods will be your best friend(and they have a new pumpkin spice flavor – oh em gee!)
What You Can’t Eat on Whole30
No cheese, cow milk, yogurt, cream, sour cream, kefir, and butter. The only exception to this rule is that you can have ghee. Ghee is actually really good too!
No corn, rice, quinoa, wheat, rye, millet, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, bulgur, or sprouted grains.
No alcohol for cooking or drinking is to be consumed while doing Whole30. This also includes vanilla extract.
For 30 days you can’t eat beans of any kind, soy of any kind (including tofu, soy sauce, miso, edamame), chickpeas, peas, lentils, and peanuts.
Don’t consume sugar that is real or artificial during the 30 days. This includes honey, maple syrup, agave, Splenda, xylitol, and Stevia. When it comes to grocery store finds, this one might be the trickiest to avoid. Common household ingredients — like Sriracha — include added sugar. You need to check the label on everything.
Carrageenan, MSG, and Sulfites-
Avoid processed foods while doing Whole30. If you see these three things on any ingredient list, it’s a no.
You can’t recreate your favorite junk food or baked good recipes even if they use Whole30-compliant ingredients. This is less to do with your physical reactions to food, and more to do with the mental side of things. Don’t try to recreate “pizza crust” out of cauliflower, and don’t make “pancakes” out of eggs and banana.
The most important thing to remember when doing Whole30 is to check the label on everything you buy. A lot of everyday condiments and prepackaged goods have added sugar or additives that you might not be aware of.
When in doubt, choose whole foods, especially vegetables, but also fruits, nuts, meats, and seafood.