25 Whole30 Compliant Foods At Trader Joe’s!

Remember that one time I did the Whole30?



I do.

It was awesome. And hard.

Sometimes terrible.

And completely worth the effort.

On my second round of the Whole30, I captured (almost) every meal and shared it on a new Instagram account I created for just that reason. Currently, I am not full-on Whole30-ing, but anything I share on that account is clean eating… #whole30 and/or Paleo. I note in the description where adjustments can be made to easily make the meal Whole30 compliant if it is not. 


A photo posted by Jenny (@thewholeavocado) on

The areas I struggle when not full-on Whole30 are with plantain chips I buy (v. make) and my use of balsamic vinegar. Watch out for the sulfites, yo. Naturally occurring sulfites are OK… from what I can gather. 

By the way, need an idea for a great Whole30 compliant breakfast – how about a Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl?

One thing that helped my own success in the Whole30 adventure was food that made meal making and planning simpler. As a result, Trader Joe’s quickly became my very favorite grocery destination. 

(I am not hired by them. Paid by them. Etc. I just know the mountain that the Whole30 can be, and it is a worthwhile mountain and if anyone decides to climb it – I want to help… Like a Whole 30 sherpa of sorts? Maybe I took that too far…)


Herefollows 25 things I found at Trader Joe’s that are Whole30 compliant foods… that help make the climb less …. climb-y.

And yummier.

I also have a post (with recipes) featuring my 7 go-to Whole30 meals right here!

7 Whole30 Meals via @jennyonthespot

Below is a picture of all the stuff I share in  the video.*IMPORTANT Update on photo below: the coconut cream (top left) is not compliant! Shame on my for missing the ingredient oops. I blame label-reading overwhelm! However… that light coconut milk is a 100% GO! I realize the images are small – so watch the video. I show and explain all in the video. Hoping to update pics and add a few other choices soon…

25 Whole30 compliant foods at Trader Joe's by @jennyonthespot

Obviously, I like salsa. And that guacamole is great dip for carrots. Or schmere for your buffalo/beef/chicken burger. And I could eat that 8 veggie chop stuff every every day. There’s a great recipe for creamy Italian in Well Fed* I love to drizzle on it… and add chopped Applegate nitrate free salami. Or chicken. And olives. I love to add olives to that. That book alone got me through my first round of Whole30.

My favorite FAVORITE cookbooks are all the Well Fed books… I am particularly lovestruck with Melissa’s newest book Well Fed Weeknights*. Perfect meals in 45 minutes. Not all are Whole30, but the adjustments are not difficult for quick compliance. To make a great, clean meal in 45 minutes? You guys, if ever there was hope for success…

Though I am not currently tackling a Whole30, I do keep every one of these items in my pantry/fridge. I am not going to say I have this new, WHOLE way of eating mastered, but when I keep the right stuff around… especially easy, right stuff… It makes all the difference.

*Links are affiliate. Originally published April 2015.

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7 Responses to “25 Whole30 Compliant Foods At Trader Joe’s!”

  1. Mary says:

    Hi Jenny! Thank you for this post. You have given me a lot to go on. Quick question … is the coconut cream really Whole30 compliant?? When I looked at the label I thought I saw and -ose of some sort. =/ I want to try and make some Whole30 ice cream as a sweet treat but am scared to use this one.

  2. Rachel says:

    ^^Mary, making faux ice cream or having any sweet treats goes against the whole premise of the Whole 30. They specifically state to throw out all the paleo-fied junk foods.

  3. […] I used: http://www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com/2015/06/19/must-have-pantry-items-for-a-whole30/ and http://www.jennyonthespot.com/wellness/25-whole30-compliant-foods-at-trader-joes/. One thing I realized in between pinning recipes and meal planning, while all the recipes looked […]

  4. Jesse Rohrer says:

    Just looking at that Serrano fresca salsa now, unfortunately it has added sugar and is therefore non-compliant. Maybe they changed the recipe since this was posted.

  5. Dawn says:

    The Kettle Cooked Chicken soup – which is premade – is Whole30 Compliant. I do not know about the other soups.


  6. Christine says:

    You’re video is absolutely adorable. Thanks for all the tips. I love Trader Joe’s.

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