So you’ve decided to take the plunge and commit to a Whole30 – congratulations! (Want to know more about what a Whole30 is? Click here). Preparation is the key to a successful 30 days of nutritional resetting, and there is a huge benefit to spending a bit of time on properly planning ahead. As well as making a meal plan for your first week, make sure you shop up and fill your fridge and pantry full of Whole30 compliant food.
As well as your pantry staples, here’s our list of what to buy in your pre-Whole30 grocery shop:
Feel free to mix and match depending on what is in season, and what recipes you plan to make that week.
Whole30 Shopping List – Weekly Grocery Shop
I stock up on these items (some are not weekly purchases, but I included them so you are aware of what I buy for a Whole 30).
FRUIT & VEG
Baby Spinach and/or lettuce
Snow/sugar snap peas
Brown Onions and red onion
Tomatoes and baby toms
+ anything seasonal and yum like asparagus, squash, parsnips, beetroot
+ anything seasonal and yum like apricots, pears, melon, mango, pineapple, nectarines, peaches, mandarins, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries – (it definitely makes a difference doing a Whole 30 in Summer when there are amazing choices available)
+ medjool dates which I put in the freezer – taste like caramels!
+ frozen blueberries, spinach, mango etc for use in smoothies
Salmon & smoked salmon*
Chicken thighs/ breasts/ drumsticks
Minced beef/ pork/ lamb/ chicken
Cans of tuna, salmon or sardines*
Frozen prawns/ shrimp
100% organic bacon*
*As with most items, please make sure you check the ingredients. A lot of meats in NZ have added sugars and preservatives.
Herbs and spices
Arrowroot powder, baking powder, baking soda
Almond meal/ ground almonds
Dried unsweetened fruit – mango, apples, pears, figs
Nuts – cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, pecans, pistachios
Coconut flakes/ shredded coconut
Coffee & Green tea
Let us know when you start your Whole30, and how you get on!