Over 25 Whole30 Compliant Foods At Trader Joe’s!

Remember that one time I did the Whole30?

Over 25 Whole30 Compliant Foods At Trader Joe’s!



I do.

It was awesome. And hard.

Sometimes terrible.

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And completely worth the effort.

On my second round of the Whole30, I captured (almost) every meal and shared it on an Instagram account (@thewholeavocado) I created for just that reason. I love avocados, btw.

I have found that Whole30 works for me, and due to some sensitivities to dairy and gluten, I have found that even when I am not ON the full program, I am on a very close track. If only sugar was as easy to avoid as dairy and gluten. Not that dairy and gluten are easy to avoid, but compared to sugar…


A photo posted by Jenny (@thewholeavocado) on

By the way, do ya need an idea for a great Whole30 compliant breakfast? How about a Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl? I love this for lunch too. Or a snack. It has some sweetness to it, so sometimes I go to it when I am craving a candy bar 😉 

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.

(This is not a sponsored post, btw. 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 a video showing y’all welllll over 25+ Whole30 Compliant Foods At Trader Joe’s!

Over 25 Whole30 Compliant Foods Finds at Trader Joe's

Actually, it’s 45 things…. that help make the climb less …. climb-y. And yummier. It’s roughly broken down into sections: “convenience” foods from the aisles, “convenience” foods from the produce section, and “convenience” foods from the freezer section:


Now let’s apply what you’ve learned! I have a post (with recipes) featuring my 7 go-to Whole30 meals right here!


7 Whole30 Meals via @jennyonthespot

Pictured below is a selection of 25+ Whole30 Compliant Foods At Trader Joe’s shared in the video. The actual item count is 45, and 45 items is a lot! Please refer to the video for the entire list!

Whole30 Compliant Finds at Trader Joe's

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.  I can’t have eggs, so I use guac and avocado as an egg substitute-of-sorts.

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. The Well Fed 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…

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

Over 25 Whole30 Compliant Foods Finds at Trader Joe's

*Links are affiliate. Originally published April 2015, updates added!

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9 Responses to “Over 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 https://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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