With the January Whole30 coming up, one of the most important ways to be successful is to plan. While the degree of planning changes from person to person, there is some version of planning that should happen. You’ll probably figure out that your planning may change after a day, a week, or midway through the program. I thought that making a list of pantry staples would be helpful for anyone new or returning to the Whole30, at any point. As you go through, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me! Also, if you need help with meal planning or grocery shopping, you can give this app a try. It offers real meal planning throughout the week, and can create a grocery list for to make life easier. It’s only $6 a month!
Ghee – this is clarified butter (dairy portions are removed through cooking) and is going to be your butter substitute. Anything you used butter for, use ghee. I haven’t used butter for cooking since 2013 (my first Whole30). It’s a much richer flavor, so it may take some getting used to, but it’s so much better. We use Fourth & Heart and they have a few awesome flavors that could be used in all kinds of recipes.
Avocado – avocado is avocado. Doesn’t matter where you get them, just have them (if you like them). These are an awesome source of fat and are great to add on as sides or top a salad.
Coconut Aminos – think of a soy sauce substitute. Coconut Aminos isn’t something that you’ll use too often, there are some recipes that need it, so before you purchase this one, check your recipe first.
Mr. Dells Hashbrowns – these are the cleanest frozen potatoes I’ve every found and I’m so happy we did. We use the ones with the onions and peppers, but they have plain shredded and cubed as well.
Eggs – we eat a lot of eggs. We go to Costco every other week and buy 4 of these bad boys. We have eggs every day for breakfast, I make boiled eggs for my salads, and I’ll usually make some tuna salad for quick meals if were short on time.
Beef – I like to keep a pack of these in the house at all times. This is another item we have on hand for emergency dinner or lunch situations. It’s easy to make burgers really fast if I forget to thaw the meat for that nights dinner. 🙂
Tuna – this is the tuna I use for my tuna salad. It comes in a pack of six and will last a few weeks.
Mayo – thank you Mark Sisson! His mayo came available within the last 2 years or so and before that I was making my own. While it’s a pretty easy process, it’s one more thing I don’t have to clean (food processor or blender).
Remember, these are my staples, most of which you can always find in my home. The links are the identical brands and items I purchase because they’re all clean. If you don’t want to purchase these, that’s fine, this isn’t an advertisement. Just read your labels!