Read the ingredient list before you inquire if Cholula hot sauce, French’s Yellow, or aTanka bar* are suitable. If all of the ingredients are in good condition, the cuisine will be as well. It’s off-limits for your Whole30 if it contains an off-plan element.
The amount of sugar on the nutrition label has no bearing on whether or not anything is Whole30 compliant. Because nutrition labels round to the next whole digit, just because something reads “0 grams” next to “sugar” doesn’t imply it’s sugar-free! In the ingredient list, look for any type of sugar (real or artificial). If it’s on the list, it’s off the table for your Whole30.
Carrageenan and sulfites are not allowed on the Whole30 diet. Other commonly used additives, such as xanthan gum and ascorbic acid, are permitted. Not all additions are harmful; ascorbic acid may sound frightening, but it’s only another name for vitamin C. For further information, see our Common Additive Cheat Sheet.
Almond Flour: Yes
Yes, almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour, cassava flour, and other non-grain-based flours can be used, however it depends on the situation. You may use it for breadcrumbs in meatballs, dredge a piece of chicken in it, or thicken a sauce or stew with it. It’s not allowed in Paleo baking, such as muffins, pancakes, bread, cupcakes, cookies, waffles, biscuits, tortillas, pizza crust, or anything similar; it’s also not allowed in pasta or gnocchi recreations. Those foods are strictly forbidden throughout your Whole30 due to our “Pancake Rule, formerly known as SWYPO.”
Almond Milk: Read Your Labels
Commercially made almond milk is more readily available than ever before, but the majority will still contain sugar, and a handful may even contain carrageenan, making it off-limits for your Whole30. If you can’t locate a matching brand, such as New Barn Unsweetened or JOI, you can make your own—just make sure there’s no added sugar!
Arrowroot Powder or Tapioca Starch: Yes
These are excellent thickeners and are particularly useful in sauces and gravies. They are not, however, suitable for use in baked items, as is almond flour.
Bacon: Read your labels
While it’s getting simpler to get suitable bacon these days, it’s still a challenge in many regions of the country (and the world!). Applegate, ButcherBox, Naked Bacon, Pederson’s Natural Farms, and US Wellness Meats are a few Whole30 Approved partners that carry appropriate bacon. If you’re having problems, check with your local natural foods store, or (even better) ask a local farmer or butcher shop.
Bragg’s Amino Acids: No
Bragg’s Amino Acids are made from soy, therefore soy in any form is prohibited on the Whole30. Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos, Big Tree Farms Coconut Aminos, or Thrive Market Coconut Aminos are all terrific Whole30-friendly alternatives. It tastes exactly like soy sauce.
Buckwheat belongs to a group of plants known as pseudo-cereals. These products are not botanically grains, but they do contain substances that have the potential to cause comparable issues, which is why we recommend avoiding them during your Whole30.
Cacao (100%): Yes
Cacao (or 100 percent cocoa) is delicious as a savory spice (try It Starts With Food’s Mocha Steak Rub), but you can also use it to flavor your coffee or tea. During your program, however, do not combine cacao with dates, figs, or other fruits to form chocolate-like confections. That is against the program’s spirit and purpose.
Canola Oil: Yes, reluctantly (because sometimes, you have to dine out)
While we don’t believe vegetable oils are the healthiest option, we don’t rule them out completely on the Whole30. You’d never be able to dine outside of your own home if we did, because most restaurants utilize them in their kitchens. We wanted to make the healthiest diet possible, but we also needed it to be manageable for individuals who travel for work or pleasure, or simply wish to eat out during the month.
Even if you’re not doing the Whole30, cut out vegetable oils from your diet at home. Avocado oil, extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, ghee, or animal fats like lard or duck fat can all be used in cooking.
Carob powder is prepared from the plant’s pod rather than the seed, despite the fact that carob is technically a legume. Because the seed contains all of the potentially problematic elements, it’s fine to eat sections of the plant other than the seed throughout your Whole30.
Chips: Not if they’re store-bought
While we acknowledge that potatoes are a true meal, we equally realize that eating them as fries or chips has transformed them from “production” to a tainted commercial “product.” Based on their contents, it’s simple to discover potato, tortilla, or plantain chips that are Whole30-friendly. It’s not easy, though, to eat those chips in a way that’s faithful to the Whole30’s philosophy. Deep-fried, salted, crispy chips are a true food-without-restraints for most of us, and they fall into that murky zone of less-healthy meals with technically compatible ingredients. As a result, no store-bought chips of any kind are allowed on the Whole30. This includes potato, plantain, tortilla, apple, or kale chips from the store (or from a restaurant). There were no pig rinds at all, even after cooking. However, you are welcome to roast your own greens, pan-fry your own plantains, and bake your own sweet potato spears.
This coconut nectar-based soy sauce alternative is brewed (and softly fermented) with sea salt and water to produce a savory “umami” flavor. All coconut aminos are allowed on the program as a result of this verdict.
Coconut flour: Yes
Yes, you can use coconut flour, almond flour, tapioca flour, and other non-grain flours in certain recipes, but it depends on the situation. You may use it for breadcrumbs in meatballs, dredge a piece of chicken in it, or thicken a sauce or stew with it. It’s not allowed in Paleo baking, such as muffins, pancakes, bread, cupcakes, cookies, waffles, biscuits, tortillas, pizza crust, or anything similar; it’s also not allowed in pasta or gnocchi recreations. Those foods are strictly forbidden throughout your Whole30 due to our “Pancake Rule, formerly known as SWYPO.”
Coconut water: Read your labels
Technically, most coconut waters are suitable because they only include natural sugars from the coconut. Some brands, however, include sugar in their ingredients, so read the labels carefully. You can’t eat anything with added sugar during your Whole30.
Coconut water can be thought of as a “light” fruit juice. Coconut water is an excellent alternative for rehydration if you participate in endurance sports, work in a profession that causes dehydration, or simply want a pleasant treat. Just remember not to substitute coconut water for plain old water in your regular routine.
Coconut milk yogurt: Read your labels
Although most coconut milk yogurt contains added sugar, there are several plain varieties that are Whole30-friendly and provide natural probiotics. Just don’t make a breakfast bowl out of it with dried fruit, shredded coconut, and chocolate nibs, ok?
Yes, you are welcome to have your coffee. Thank you very much. You can drink it straight, or add unsweetened suitable nutpods, coconut milk, almond milk, cinnamon, or vanilla beans to it. However, keep in mind that Whole30 guidelines prohibit the consumption of milk, cream, non-compliant milk substitutes, and additional sweeteners such as date paste or stevia (more on that below).
On your Whole30, you can eat whatever fruit you like, including dates. They’re fantastic for adding a bit of sweetness to a sauce, or stuffing them with nuts and wrapping them in (suitable) bacon for a gourmet appetizer. Please, no date syrup that has been processed.
Tip: These tiny sugar bombs deliver a powerful punch—they’re as near to sweets as the Whole30 allows. We don’t advocate feeding these to your Sugar Dragon as a “reward.”
French Fries: Not if they’re commercially prepared or deep-fried
Ordering fries with your (non-bun, non-cheese) burger completely misses the Whole30’s aim. Fries exemplify the phrase “food without brakes.” Make your own potatoes at home by baking or roasting them in the oven instead of deep-frying them, or request them baked or mashed (no cheese, sour cream, or butter!) when dining out.
Fruit Juice: Yes
On the Whole30, fruit juice is the only allowable additional sweetener. (Somewhere, we had to draw the line.) Use it to season sauces, soups, and main courses.
While a glass of fruit juice is technically acceptable, we don’t encourage it, even if you juice it yourself. Juicing removes many of the nutrients from the fruit while leaving all of the sugar behind. We’d prefer that you simply eat the fruit.
Green Beans: Yes
The issue with legumes arises when the seed is consumed. Green beans, like snow peas and sugar snap peas, have a tiny, immature seed and a large, green pod. As a result, we’re unconcerned about the potential drawbacks.
All chewing gums contain additional sweeteners (including xylitol), which aren’t allowed under the Whole30 diet.
Chewing delivers a signal to your body that food is on the way. Your body will become rather confused in its responses if you spend a lot of time chewing but not eating. As a fresh-breath option, consider brushing your teeth more frequently or chewing on mint leaves or fennel seeds. More options can be found in our 9 Fresh-Breath Strategies.
Garbanzo beans, a legume that is not Whole30 compliant, are used to make traditional hummus. There are, however, several delicious hummus-like dip recipes that use cauliflower, carrots, or even green peas as a foundation.
“Ice Cream”: No
Even if it’s just frozen mashed bananas with coconut milk or a frozen concoction made with cashew milk… This, my friends, is ice cream. Unlike regular frozen fruit, this confection’s only objective is to imitate the flavor, texture, and reward sense of ice cream. This is strictly forbidden throughout your Whole30 due to our “Pancake Rule, formerly known as SWYPO.” Simply consume the banana.
Kombucha: Read your labels
Tip: Humm has a Whole30 Approved kombucha option that will be available in December 2020! If you don’t want to deal with the ambiguity of label reading, this is a perfect choice.
Larabars: Read your labels, and use with caution
During your Whole30, most (but not all) versions of Larabars or similar fruit-and-nut bars are permitted, so examine the labels. (Due to the peanuts, the Peanut Butter & Jelly bar is unavailable.)
Tip: Larabars can be used as an emergency snack or as fuel for endurance sports. Don’t use them to satisfy sugar cravings because they’re as close to candy as you can get on the Whole30 (with dates as a binder). The difference between a Snickers bar and a Larabar is lost on your brain!
Monk Fruit: No
Extract of monk fruit, “Sugar in the form of “juice” and “powder” is used as a stand-alone sweetener in food and beverages. It’s similar to stevia in that it’s only used to sweeten things that aren’t already sweet. (A glass of monk fruit juice isn’t actually drinkable!) And, unlike apples or other fruits, you won’t find whole monk fruit in your local Costco; it’s very impossible to find unless you travel to a place where it’s grown, and even then, it’s rarely eaten fresh because it ferments and goes rancid rapidly. As a result, monk fruit is classified as a sweetener rather than a real fruit “Fruit” is incompatible with your 30-day elimination in any form.
Mustard: Read your labels
Mustard is a good option, but make sure to check the labels carefully. The Yellow of the French is suitable, but watch out for Dijon—it typically contains white wine, which means it’s off limits throughout your Whole30. In accordance with the Whole30 program regulations, go to our Whole30 Approved partners for spicy, yellow, and even Dijon alternatives.
Nut “Cheese”: Read your labels
Based on almonds “As long as the components are compatible, ricotta” or “cream cheese,” cashew-based “queso” dips, and nut-based Alfredo sauces are allowed on the program. These can be used to add creaminess, taste, richness, and tang to burgers, salads, and vegetable noodle dishes “They’re fantastic for dipping raw vegetables as an appetizer or side dish. These cheese recreations aren’t usually over-consumed without the bagels, crackers, or tortilla chips, but like with Larabars or nut butters, exercise your best judgment here–if you’re going through a full tub of queso in one sitting, it might be time to reconsider your relationship with cheese (of any kind).
“Paleo” or Grain-Free Bread: No
This relates to the “Pancake Rule,” originally known as SWYPO. Baked items, even those made with Whole30-friendly components, are off limits for the first 30 days. This goes for coconut-cassava tortillas as well as almond or coconut wraps. Simply refuse and instead wrap your meat in a lettuce leaf, portobello mushroom caps, or toasted nori sheets.
Because of a recipe that combines egg and banana to make a “pancake,” this has been a source of confusion and anxiety for our community since the beginning of the Whole30. Yes, those two ingredients are compatible, but they’re not Whole30-friendly when mixed and served as a pancake. If you’re curious as to why…
Pancakes, in any form, will not help you stick to the Whole30 program. To achieve your health goals, you must follow the program’s regulations as well as its spirit and aim. First and foremost, the Whole30 is intended to alter your relationship with food. And you can’t overlook the psychological impact of eating pancakes as part of your healthy eating, life-changing plan.
Eating eggs, bananas, and olive oil is not the same as making a pancake with those components. There have been studies that demonstrate how your brain sees food has an impact on satiation. This is most commonly associated with liquid food (smoothies or shakes, as mentioned in the back of It Starts With Food), but we’ve also seen it with entire foods, depending on how they’re combined. Pancakes elicit a very different emotional response than frying eggs and eating a banana. And it is this psychological response that the program is attempting to address.
Even if you don’t like pancakes, we’ve found that most individuals who complete our program do best without any of these comfort/trigger/reminiscent-of-the-SAD-items-you-used-to-eat foods. As a result, we exclude out Paleo recreations since we need to establish a single approach that applies to as many people as feasible. This, in our considerable expertise, ensures that everyone has the highest chance of achieving Whole30 success. And, of course, it’s absolutely up to you what you do when the 30 days are up.
Pasta: Not unless it’s 100% veggies
Noodles made from zucchini ( “Sweet potato noodles (also known as “zoodles”) are a fun way to consume your veggies. (In this case, “noodles” refers to the shape rather than the taste, texture, or flavor of the pasta.) However, pasta recreations made with alternative flours (like Trader Joe’s gnocchi) are specifically designed to mimic the taste, texture, and flavor of real pasta–and this is a “no” under the law “Read your labels; if the pasta contains any flour or starch (like chickpea, cassava, potato, or coconut), it’s out for your Whole30.
Can you eat crackers on Whole30?
Could you go 30 days without alcohol, cereals, dairy, sugar, soy, legumes, or anything processed? That’s the idea of the Whole30, a 30-day elimination diet that claims to help you reset your relationship with food, boost energy levels and body composition, relieve digestive concerns, and manage health issues, among other things.
Let’s face it: eating so clean for a month isn’t easy—especially if you’re coming off a diet that included a lot of food from cans and boxes (think frozen dinners, tortilla chips). Snacking is possibly one of the most difficult aspects of the Whole30. After all, under Whole30’s restrictions, 99 percent of the delights in the vending machine or convenience store are off-limits. Twists of honey-wheat pretzels? Nope. Granola bars, perhaps? Nah-uh. Even seemingly nutritious foods like whole-grain crackers and hummus are forbidden.
However, prepare yourself with Whole30-compliant snacks (yes, they do exist!) And you might just make it through your month-long eating experiment without becoming the Cookie Monster. Here are 15 delicious Whole30-friendly snack options:
Apple (Or Banana) With Almond Butter
Because peanut butter isn’t allowed on the Whole30 (sob), you’ll have to look for other nut butters to spread on fruit. If almond butter isn’t your thing, try sunflower seed butter or the ultra-creamy cashew butter instead.
Throughout the Whole30, fruit will be your sugar craving savior, and frozen grapes, in particular, may rock your taste buds so hard that they’ll become a mainstay even after the 30 days are up. Every frozen grape tastes like a little sorbet, and it’s a lot of fun to eat.
“No B.S.” is written on the label. RXBARs are manufactured with only a few whole ingredients and no added sugar or artificial additives. Egg whites, dates, nuts, a few natural spices and flavors—and occasionally unsweetened chocolate or cacao—are the only ingredients. They’re also high in protein, with 12 grams per serving. (Just steer clear of any varieties that contain peanuts.)
Veggie Sticks And Guacamole
Because, sure, guacamole is acceptable on the Whole30 (just double-check your ingredients if it’s pre-made), and there are plenty of other things to dip with guacamole besides chips. Baby carrots, zucchini sticks, or even green beans in a pinch can all be used as dipping vegetables and have significantly fewer calories and nutrients than chips.
Epic Bar Beef Habanero Cherry Bar
Epic Bar’s protein-packed snacks are ideal for stashing in your purse or gym bag when making yourself a snack isn’t possible—or if you’re traveling. These bars are one of the few certified Whole30-approved packaged foods, with only a few whole ingredients like organic beef, walnuts, dried cherries, and seasoning.
Salted Mixed Nuts
When you eliminate almost all packaged snacks and meals, you’re likely to eliminate a significant amount of salt as well. Nuts lightly salted provide a filling and hunger-satisfying snack. Just make sure your mix isn’t made with peanuts! Cashews, Brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds, and all other seeds are still legal to eat.
This is a snack for protein lovers. When you’re on the go and don’t have time to stop for a protein bar or smoothie, hard-boiled eggs are a quick and easy method to get some protein. About 12 grams of protein are packed into two big hard-boiled eggs.
Zucchini, Beet, Sweet Potato, or Kale Chips
You can produce chips from almost any vegetable you have in the kitchen with a mandolin slicer, an oven, and a little patience. Toss your veggie slices (or kale leaves) with a little olive oil and sea salt, bake till crisp at 350 degrees, and savor every crunchy bite.
LaCroix Blackberry Cucumber Sparkling Water
Okay, so this isn’t quite a snack, but if you need something effervescent to get you through the day, LaCroix naturally-flavored sparkling drinks can help you avoid soda cravings and boredom munching.
DIY Trail Mix
When so many store-bought trail mixes contain candy pieces, extra sugar, and items like yogurt balls (which aren’t actually yogurt), sticking to the Whole30 diet may require making your own. All you need are some nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, but if you want a bit more sweetness, unsweetened coconut flakes can be added. Try a mix of Brazil nuts, cashews, dried pineapple, and coconut flakes if you’re feeling really tropical.
Sunfoods Superfoods Berry Adventure Mix
However, commercial-bought trail mixes can be salvaged if you go to a health food store and opt for a mix that has only a few complete ingredients. Sunfoods Superfoods’ berry mix is simple and delicious, with only cashews, goji berries, and golden berries as ingredients.
The chia seed is a little but powerful source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, yet it can be difficult to consume. To prepare chia pudding, soak three tablespoons of chia seeds in a container with a cup of coconut milk overnight. The chia seeds absorb some of the liquid, giving the pudding its pleasing texture. For added taste, add unsweetened cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or fresh fruit to the mix.
Veggie Slices And Salsa
For many Whole30 participants, going without hummus is difficult, so finding other ways to satisfy the craving to dip is critical. Pre-made salsas are fine on the Whole30, and they’re great for spicing up eggs, ground turkey, and other foods. Cut up your favorite vegetables (cucumbers or jicama are favorites) and dip away! (And, because salsa has fewer calories than guacamole, you can eat as much as you like.)
Melon And Prosciutto
A few strips of prosciutto wrapped around slices of cantaloupe makes a fantastic salty-sweet snack when you’re feeling sophisticated. Plus, at your next BBQ or dinner party, you can even fool folks into eating a Whole30-compliant appetizer.
Grab your blender and make a tasty and refreshing smoothie, complete with a protein boost from Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, which are Whole30-approved, of course. Simply combine together water, frozen fruit, collagen peptides, and a teaspoon of nut or seed butter. A fantastic go-to smoothie is made with frozen mixed berries and almond butter, and you can always add spinach for extra veggies.
Chicken Avocado Lettuce Wraps
This snack feels like a small dinner, and it’s a terrific way to use up leftovers. Simply wrap up a few romaine leaves, leftover chicken breast (or whatever other protein you have on hand), and a few avocado slices. All of your protein and vegetables in one convenient package! You can also include some Whole30-compliant spicy sauce or mustard.
What can I eat at Cracker Barrel on Whole30?
When I’m on the road, Cracker Barrel is one of those locations that makes me feel at ease. They’ve always been really accommodating in the past when it came to making their meals Whole30 compliant. One of the most important things is to use compatible oil. You can order the following:
Are almonds Whole30 compliant?
On the Whole30, your best friends will be nuts and seeds. Except for peanuts, stock up on almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, and everything else you can think of. Just make sure you don’t eat too many of them. You may utilize them to make your meals more drool-worthy, such as scattering nuts on salads or adding seeds to smoothies for a fiber and protein boost.
Is Almond Butter Whole30 approved?
Are you disappointed that Peanut Butter isn’t Whole30 compliant? Don’t worry, almond butter is delicious! To make things easier for you, I’ve collected a list of Whole30 Approved + Compliant Almond Butter Brands and where to find them.
What is the official rule when it comes to Whole30 Compliant Almond Butter?
If the ingredients in your almond butter are Whole30 compatible, then it is Whole30 compliant.
Here’s an Almond Milk “Tip” from my favorite Whole30 book, simply titled “The Whole30,” which, as I’ve mentioned in past Whole30 Resource posts, I believe is also appropriate in this case.
Tip: In general, nuts and seeds aren’t the healthiest fats, and drinking your meal is always less healthful than eating it. So, even if you produce your own almond milk, we’d rather you just consume the almonds every now and then!
In general, eating (and chewing) your food is preferable to drinking it for fullness and hormone balance. Almond butter is another strange in-between food, in that you’re definitely eating it but not actively chewing it like food. Also, as previously said, nuts aren’t the healthiest fat source, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be consumed throughout the Whole30.
Let’s face it, there will be times when we just want to sit down and have some delicious almond butter as a quick snack, so I’ve compiled a list of Whole30 Compliant Almond Butter Brands and Where to Find Them to make it as simple as possible for you! Just don’t eat this as a regular snack.
Your existing almond-butter-on-everything routine isn’t something we want to reinforce. This isn’t at all consistent with the Whole30 Meal Template. You might add the Whole30 Compliant almond butter selections below to your snack routine as a bonus, but only in small amounts.
Because the Whole30 is such a personal experience, you must decide whether Whole30 Compliant almond butter products are a suitable fit for you and your Whole30. It might not be a smart choice for your Whole30 if you find yourself eating too much of it or too often.
What to Look For to find Whole30 Compliant Almond Butter Brands
We’re aiming for the fewest number of ingredients imaginable! Some almond butter brands that are Whole30 compliant simply have one ingredient: ALMONDS! You can use toasted almond butter or raw almond butter. It will remain unsweetened at all times.
What to Avoid in Almond Butter
We’re attempting to stay away from all sweeteners (look in the ingredients themselves, NOT the nutrition label). The Whole30 Sweeteners cheatsheet may be found here if you want to see them all. Carrageenan, soy lecithin (sunflower lecithin is fine! ), and sulfites are also to be avoided. Almond butters may contain palm fruit oil or dry roasted almonds, both of which are safe to consume.
What at Chick-Fil-A is Whole30?
Before you go, look through the menu online. Checking out the restaurant menu online before going out to eat is one of the finest ways to be prepared. This allows you to examine not just the fundamental menu items, but also their ingredients and preparation processes. While you might not be able to get all of the answers you’re looking for, you might be able to eliminate what appears to be a safe option. You can also inquire directly with the restaurant about their options for unique menu requests.
Stick to the GBB rule.
Grilled, baked, and broiled are all options.
One of the finest things to do when looking at a menu is to look for products that have been grilled, baked, or broiled.
These foods are less likely to have breading or a coating that will interfere with your Whole 30 diet.
However, be aware that some baked goods may pose a health risk.
Casseroles, for example, are a no-no since they frequently contain a lot of highly processed components. When ordering, always inquire if the food has been basted with butter.
Salads that aren’t dressed are a terrific concept.
Instead of the traditional salad dressing, add a slice of lime or some guacamole to your order.
These are healthier options that are less likely to include the added sugar found in even the cleanest restaurant dressings.
Avocado provides the desired creaminess, while a squeeze of lime moistens the salad greens, making it simpler to eat. Bring your own salad dressing if you’re following the Whole 30 diet. Also, make sure your salad doesn’t contain any products that aren’t Whole 30 approved (bacon, corn, croutons, cheese).
Concentrate on what has been approved.
Instead of focusing on all of the foods on the menu that you aren’t permitted, concentrate on the foods that you know are allowed on the Whole 30 diet.
This is one of those times when a delicious steak is a good idea.
You already know that a grilled steak is less likely to contain objectionable substances.
In most restaurants, you can get a standard baked potato or a baked sweet potato. Bring your own ghee to put on your potato if you want! With some steamed or grilled vegetables on the side, you’ve got yourself a quick and delicious lunch that won’t make your friends wonder why you’re ordering “strange cuisine.” Make sure the sides are dairy-free as well.
Dessert is optional.
This may be the most difficult portion of your meal, but when you load up on the healthy options on the menu, it’s easier to say no to dessert. A Whole 30 dessert is quite rare to come across in a restaurant. Order a cup of black coffee instead and spend time with your friends and family. You might be able to order a fruit or berry cup.
These Whole 30 suggestions for eating out are simple to implement.
You’ll not only be able to have a delicious lunch with friends and family, but you’ll also be able to do so without jeopardizing our accomplishments thus far.
Whole 30 Dining Out Options:
When dining out, check for gluten-free menus, but keep in mind that many dishes contain sugar, soy, and dairy, so be cautious.
Order the carnitas bowl from Chipotle, which includes lettuce, carnitas, tomato salsa, and guacamole.
Bring your own plantain chips if you want! These are the only things that are currently compatible.
Order any steak without seasonings or butter brush, a regular baked potato or baked sweet potato, and a salad without croutons at Texas Roadhouse.
You are welcome to bring your own ghee and dressing.
Chick-fil-A Cobb Salad without corn, cheese, or bacon, and unmarinated grilled nuggets.
You’ll need to bring your own salad dressing.
Cobb Salad without Blue Cheese, Bacon, or Dressing from the Cheesecake Factory.
My salad included walnuts, cucumber, and carrots.
You’ll need to bring your own salad dressing.
Salmon, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and Roasted Potatoes at Moerlein Lager House – Ask for your food to be made without butter and white wine. This was the best dinner I had while on the Whole 30 diet. Once you’ve been seated, inquire about speaking with the chef. Cincinnati, Ohio is the location.
Wood-grilled shrimp and sea scallops are served over mixed greens tossed with roasted red peppers and kalamata olives at Carrabbas. Order without the salata ricotta and the vinaigrette dressing from Italy (be sure to ask for your salad to be dairy free). You’ll need to bring your own salad dressing.
Fresh baby spinach, tomato, and a hard boiled egg are used in Malone’s Salmon Spinach Salad. Provolone cheese, raspberry vinaigrette, and candied walnuts are not on the menu. My salad was garnished with chopped walnuts. Make sure you have your own dressing on hand. This is in Lexington, Kentucky.
Are Chick-Fil-A fries Whole30 approved?
“There isn’t much of a Whole30-friendly menu at Chick-fil-A,” Yawitz explains. Think again if you think the grilled chicken nuggets are good. They’re off-limits because they contain cornstarch, molasses, and soybean oil, among other components. Even the fruit cups have sugar added to them, and the salads have soybean oils and cornstarch.
What to order from the Chick-fil-A Whole30 menu: According to Yawitz, it’s probably better to avoid Chick-fil-A during your Whole30. Whether you find yourself in that situation, you might ask if the grilled nuggets could be served without the marinade over a Cobb Salad with no bacon, cheddar, crispy red peppers, or corn. So, basically, you’re left with a depressing, dry salad topped with grilled nuggets and cooked eggs.
Are Mcdonald’s fries Whole30?
We’re continuously thinking about how to improve the Whole30 program—how to make it more effective, simple to follow, and rational in its structure. The dispute about white potatoes began about a year ago among our team and trusted advisors, and it ran on for quite some time. White potatoes are a nutrient-dense, complete food! It doesn’t make sense to exclude them while allowing other carb-dense foods like taro, yuca, or sweet potato. Do individuals, on the other hand, truly require more white potatoes in their lives? Many people start the Whole30 with metabolic issues, are overweight, and have terrible eating habits. They don’t require extra energy, and they have less motivation to explore new foods or change their behaviors.
We eventually came to an agreement. All types of potatoes are acceptable, however fries and chips are not. (This shouldn’t come as a shock.) Fries and chips are similar to Paleo Pop-Tarts in terms of Whole30 compliance.) With the new restrictions and some instructions about “fries” and “chips,” we’ve updated all of our Whole30 program rules on the site, as well as our official Can I Have…? guide.
While we acknowledge that potatoes are a true meal, we equally realize that eating them as fries or chips has transformed them from “production” to a tainted commercial “product.” Sweet potato, beet, or veggie chips or restaurant fries that match the Whole30 ingredient guidelines are easy to come by. It’s not easy, though, to eat those fries or chips in a way that’s faithful to the Whole30’s philosophy. It’s difficult to find a place for them in our meal planning template (no, half a bag of “Sweets and Beets” is not a proper way to fill your plate with vegetables), and it’s even more difficult to stop yourself from eating them once the authorized serving is over. Chips and fries are a true no-holds-barred food for most of us, and they fall into that deep, dark realm of less-healthy foods with technically compatible ingredients. As a result, commercially made fries or chips, as well as deep-frying starchy vegetables and turning them into fries or chips, are not permitted throughout your Whole30. (However, if you want to crisp up some kale or thinly slice jicama into a scoop for your guacamole, that’s fine with us.)
We also made a little modification to respect salt, which you’re probably already doing. We discovered that all iodized table salt contains sugar in some manner (dextrose). “Does this mean we have to avoid table salt?” you wise Whole30’ers wondered. That’s admirable, but it’s also practically impossible. You’d never be able to eat out, consume pre-made meals from a deli counter, or buy packaged food from the grocery store if you avoided table salt! So, as an exception to the official guidelines, we’ve added salt—probably not a significant adjustment for you, but we wanted to make it clear for the Type A overachievers.
To begin with, salt enhances the flavor of your food. Second, eliminating processed and packaged foods from your diet eliminates the great majority of sodium. When you add salt to your Whole30 meal, you won’t go over your sodium limitations, and if you forgo salt entirely, you risk electrolyte imbalance (not to mention serious food boredom). We recommend using a combination of iodized table salt and sea salt.
Did you realize that sugar is present in every iodized table salt? Chemically, sugar (typically in the form of dextrose) is required to prevent potassium iodide from oxidizing and being lost. But keep in mind that the Whole30 “no added sugar” restrictions do not apply to salt. Because iodized table salt is used in every restaurant and pre-packaged goods, you wouldn’t be able to dine outside of your home without this exception.
Get Ready for Your Whole30
So there you have it—two official Whole30 program adjustments. The next Whole30 site-wide program will begin on August 1st! Between now and then, we’ll have even more resources for you (watch for new Whole30 recipes including potatoes from your favorite Paleo food bloggers and cookbook authors! ), as well as lots of reminders about the new Whole30 regulations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
So, Whole30, get ready, get set! We’re looking forward to seeing the changes you’ll be going through in August.
Is popcorn Whole30 approved?
Rice, oats, corn, and pseudo-grains like quinoa and buckwheat are all off-limits, as are gluten-containing foods. For the next 30 days, no pasta or popcorn.