I don’t shop at Whole Foods. I’ve been there a few times, but my eyes mostly just bulge at the price tags and I feel silly for even going in. I’m sure they have a lot of good products, but I like to go on vacations with my family every once in a while verses spending every last dime on groceries. If I’m going to continue to make this a lifestyle change, shopping at stores like Whole Foods is not realistic for me. I shop at Albertson’s, Smiths, Costco, Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s occasionally, and Walmart. You don’t have to go to a fancy health foods store or spend a ton of money to find some good quality, healthy, even Whole30 approved products.
Not everyone has access to stores like Costco or Trader Joe’s, and that’s ok. I recently read somewhere that 90% of Americans live within 15 miles of a Walmart. Rest assured that you can find MANY Whole30 approved foods at your local Walmart. Remember labels like “organic” or “grass-fed” are not part of the Whole30 rules. See this chart here for guidelines and deciding what is best for your family and your wallet.
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WALMART SHOPPING LIST
Produce of your choice- My Neighborhood Walmart has a decent selection of organic produce. If your Walmart doesn’t have an organic section don’t worry, organic produce is not a requirement for the Whole30 as I mentioned before.
Aidell’s Chicken Sausage- The only one I know of that is compliant is the Chicken & Apple
Eggs- I found a few different options for cage free, organic eggs.
Almond Milk- Silk Brand
Tea- Celestial Brand is our favorite
Fruit Juice and Vegetable Juice– Must be 100%
Apple Sauce-Motts or Wild Oats
Baby Food Pouches-I found a lot of compliant brands. These are great to keep in your purse for emergencies.
Almond Butter– Justin’s Nut Butter is my favorite. Some Walmarts even carry the individual packs which are also nice to keep in your purse.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil for Homemade Mayo
- Coconut Oil- they had many options
- Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil
- Bertolli Extra Light
- Bertolli Extra Virgin
- Chosen Foods 100% Avocado Oil
Almond Flour or Meal
Frank’s Red Hot
- Spicy Brown-Great Value brand
- Most Pace brand salsa is compliant-check the labels
- Some Herdez brand salsas are also compliant
- Great Value brand Salsa Verde
Canned Tomatoes & Paste
Canned Green Chilis
Chicken Broth- Swanson 100% Natural, No MSG
Curry Paste-Thai Kitchen Red and Green
Canned Coconut Milk
Canned Tuna- Make sure the ingredients do NOT include vegetable broth(soy).
Fresh and Frozen Meats & Seafood- Now all Walmarts differ greatly in this department. For the most part, most Walmarts carry a brand of all natural, cage free chicken (both fresh and frozen), wild caught salmon, tilapia, cod, etc.
Frozen Fruit and Vegetables– Wild Oats Organic variety (keep in mind the corn and peas are not Whole30 approved)
If I left out any great items you’ve found at Walmart let us know in the comments! I know all Walmarts are a little different but for the most part I think you will find most of these common items. Happy shopping and good luck on your Whole30!
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