Doing a Whole30 and wondering where to start at the grocery store? I’ve put together The Best Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping List you’ll find! Check out all of my favorite Whole30 approved Trader Joe’s finds below!
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Whole30 and Trader Joe’s… they go together like two peas in a pod! Well.. metaphorically, not literally… (cause no peas on Whole30..) but I mean, you catch my drift.
So many of you love my IG stories about what I buy at Trader Joe’s so I figured it only made sense to capture it in a blog post for you to be able to see any time ya need it! I hope this list is helpful for you, and I apologize in advance for the poor photography.. but people kinda look at you funny when you’re taking pictures of everything in the grocery store.
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Recipes I make with my favorite Whole30 Trader Joes Finds:
Whole30 Trader Joe’s Snacks
-Bars – Trader Joe’s sells LaraBars, RXBars, and Epic Bars – many of which are Whole30. Great if you need a quick snack!
-Nut Butters: Almond Butter, cashew butter, mixed nut butter. Read ingredients to make sure there are no extra sugars because formulas change from time to time and I wouldn’t want to steer you wrong 🙂
-Nuts/Seeds -They have any and every nut/seed you can think of at Trader Joes. Try to stay away from the marinated/flavored ones because they typically have non-compliant ingredients.
-Fresh Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs – Yes, you can totally make your hard boiled eggs… but when you’re in a pinch – this is the way to go.
-Alll the fruit and veggies. Trader Joe’s has awesome priced produce (in my opinion) I love buying their carrots, peppers, and berries for snacking on!
Whole30 Trader Joe’s Pantry Staples
A lot of my Whole30 pantry staples are from Trader Joe’s. They’re affordable and convenient for stocking up on! Here are some of the things I always keep on hand…
-Flours: Coconut & Almond Flour are great to have on hand for making Whole30 friendly versions of your favorite things (Like my Clean Eating Chicken Tenders that are kinda amazing!) Almond flour is good for using to make a crispy coating on things or thickening meatballs/burgers. Coconut flour is good for helping thicken soups/stews if you need it!
-Oils + Ghees – TJ’s has so many different oils to choose from. We often buy their olive oil because we like the taste of it, but they also have avocado oil and ghee at a really good price. Their balsamic vinegar’s aren’t all Whole30 as some have added sugars. Just read your labels and you should be good to go!
-Dates – I ALWAYS buy my dates at Trader Joe’s. They’re the best! In addition to being super fresh + sweet, they’re so reasonably priced. Dates are good for adding sweetness to sauces, or as the base of energy bites (like these Whole 30 Chocolate Coconut Bites or Whole 30 Key Lime Pie Bites)
-Butternut squash + pumpkin puree – Good for snacking on, adding into soups, as a quick side with meals, etc
-Broths: Not all broths are Whole30. The Hearty Vegetable Broth, and Low Sodium Veggie Broth are. Make sure to check the labels because some have sugar! (lame!)
-Salsa: I checked all of the ones that my local store had and here are the Whole30 Trader Joe’s Salsas that I found: Roasted Garlic, Garlic Chipotle, Salsa Verde, Chunky Salsa, Salsa Autentica, Hatch Valley Salsa, Double Roasted Salsa. Salsas are perfect for putting on eggs, adding into recipes (Sometimes I throw a jar into my Paleo Turkey Chili for extra flavor), or just adding on top of meals. I love this Roasted Garlic Salsa on top of my Whole30 Chicken Fajitas!
-Minced Garlic – comes in a jar, makes life a breeeeeze!
-Kalamata Olives – So flavorful. I use them in my Whole30 Greek Chicken Zucchini Noodles and they’re just DELISH!
-Grilled Artichoke Halves – Also really good for adding flavor to dishes.
-Canned Tuna – In case you need something quick for lunch
-Spicy Brown Deli Mustard -This was the only Whole30 mustard I could find at TJ’s. We love mustard and use it in tons of marinades, so having this on hand is a necessity!
-Coconut aminos – A healthier alternative to soy sauce – soooo yummy. This is great for adding to marinades and making stir frys with!
-Sun dried tomatoes – Honestly.. I put these things in everything. Salads, meatballs, over zucchini noodles.. they’re awesome!
Whole30 Trader Joe’s Produce
Basically anything in the produce section is Whole30 approved. You know the deal.. basically eat all the fruits and veggies! However, there are a few things from Trader Joe’s that will make your life SO much easier when meal prepping/trying to stay on track.
-Riced Broccoli + Cauliflower – Yes, you can 100% make your own riced cauliflower + broccoli.. but buying this is so much easier.
-Healthy Chopped Veggie Mix – I seriously LOVE this stuff. It’s something that I would’ve never thought to chop up and pair together by myself, but it’s so good. I love to cook up ground turkey with coconut aminos, this mix, and serve over cauliflower rice. It’s SO good.
-Mirepoix Mix – Game changer when you want to quickly start a soup/stew! Everything is already cut up for you – easy peasy!
-Chunky Spicy Guacamole + Avocado’s Number 1 Guacamole – Who doesn’t love guac? Both of these guacamole’s are Whole30 compliant. They’re also really yummy! Perfect for serving on top of these Paleo Turkey Taco Stuffed Delicata Squash
-Steamed Beets – Beets can be a pain to cook, but I really love them. These steamed beets are so perfect because you don’t have to worry about cooking them (or having stained hands for a week!) They’re great for adding to salads.
-Depending on the season you can get pre-cut butternut squash which is amazing. I love the cubed squash or the zig zags. Butternut squash can be a pain to cut – so I think it’s worth it to pay a little extra to have this!
Whole30 Trader Joe’s Meats
Trader Joe’s has a great variety of really affordable meats. You can get regular conventional meats- or if you want grass fed/free range they have that too! Plus their frozen section has SO many awesome things. I love stocking up on the frozen goods because you can always know they’re there in a pinch!
-Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage – This was the only Whole30 compliant sausage I could find at my TJ’s. I’ve seen other people posting about different flavors, but this is the only one we had.
-Chili Lime Chicken Burgers (frozen) – These are SO good. I love them with guac, and my Healthy Baked French Fries on the side!
-Turkey Burgers (frozen) – These are very simple.. no flavoring in them at all. You can eat them as is, or you can crumble them up and use them for a quick stir fry.
-Angus Beef Burgers (frozen) Also super simple. Great for grilling!
-Pre-cooked chicken/Turkey: These are new to me and let me tell you.. they’re AWESOME! Trader Joe’s Just Chicken White Meat, Simply Roast Chicken Breast, Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast are all already cooked and Whole30 compliant- doesn’t get ANY easier than that. While I wouldn’t buy these every week, (I just prefer making my own) they’re good when you’re in a pinch!
-Seafood (frozen) – I personally don’t eat seafood but they have a tooooon of frozen seafood that would be great if you like it!
Whole30 Trader Joe’s Frozen Veggies + Fruits
-Fire Roasted Bell Peppers & Onions – Love these, they’re so full of flavor! Great for adding in stir frys. You could even use these in my fajitas to make them quicker!
-Carrot & Zucchini Spirals – These are good to have in your freezer! I prefer these non-frozen, but they’re good in a pinch
-Organic Riced Cauliflower and Grilled Cauliflower – For some reason riced cauliflower seems to get slimy for me pretty quickly so I usually opt for this when I’m shopping. The grilled cauliflower is nice because it has a nice flavor to it
-Mashed Sweet Potatoes- SO yummy. And easy!
-Colorful Carrot Coins – These are a new-to-me find and I’m loving them! They’re great for serving with protein/veggies!
-Wild Blueberries and Organic Strawberries – These are great for when you need a little something sweet. Especially when it’s hot out (not right now, obviously!)
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