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I make my own beef and chicken stock, I've never found a compliant brand. Costco might be your best bet.

Coconut aminos is purchased at great expense online. Usually Amazon because I have prime.

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I found compliant ready made beef stock in Waitrose and it last a good few months unchilled too, just veg and beef.  Currently in my fridge waiting for my next batch of chilli!  £1.80

 

http://www.waitrose.com/shop/ProductView-10317-10001-50861-Waitrose+Cooks'+ingredients+beef+stock

 

I've since got a giant beef bone from my local butchers and made my own stock using the same ingredients as waitrose, which could be a cheaper option and use up some of that leftover veg.

 

Coconut aminos, like Hannlib, I bought online over amazon.  Perhaps you might be able to find it in your local Holland & Barrett? 

 

Coconut aminos: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coconut-Secret-Aminos-Soy-Free-Seasoning/dp/B003XB5LMU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432541091&sr=8-1&keywords=coconut+aminos  I got this one, though you can get a pack of two for the same price if you really like it to save money.  

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Finally a compliant biltong for the UK folk, made from grass-fed, ethically raised, Irish beef, and available to order online...

https://www.striptsnacks.com/pages/biltong

Approx £11.50 (depending on the Euro exchange rate - yeah, thanks Brexit - we could have got it cheaper...!!) for a pack of x6 @ 25g, free postage over £20.00 within the UK

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Hi.

Does anyone know where to get whole30 compliant jerky /biltong in ireland? 

Also other useful items would be compliant mayonnaise,  fish sauce, other condiments, protein bars...  any tips for finding these in ireland? 

 

Thanks!

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2 hours ago, rebecca222 said:

Does anyone know where to get whole30 compliant jerky /biltong in ireland? 

The post direcctly above yours provides a link to compliant jerky in Ireland.

Mayo is cheaper (& very quick/easy) to make yourself. (Try >this recipe/method<)I haven't seen a complaint one in the shops, but there are some available to order online, but the postage ake them fairly expensive.

Fish sauce I just did without for 30 days and I've never found the need for coconut aminos. Normally I'd use the Blue Dragon fish sauce but it has sugar. Red Boat is compliant, but again postage will make it much pricier as I haven't found it locally. Although if you may be lucky enough, especially if you're in the South where kombucha, coconut aminos etc are much more widely available - try smaller specialist stores, rather than supermarkets. If you're in the North then try the likes of Sawers in Belfast, the Nutmeg, also Belfast, or any decent health food store.

Protein bars are pretty much out for your 30 days. Most protein powders will have off plan ingredients so store bought are a no-no. There are some nakd bars about there that are compiiant, but for emergency use only, and if you can plan for an emergency you can plan to have real food. And making your own fat bombs, fruit/nut/protein bars etc fall under the SWYPO rule.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks  a lot, that's helpful!

Sorry missed the previous post because thread was displaying oldest first and my search didn't show it up (put jerky not biltong!)

I was reading a post which gave me the idea for whole30 approved protein bars. Can't post link for some reason. It's on lifehealthhq

I'm not planning to eat them daily but maybe once a fortnight.  I'm pregnant so may need to snack more (starting 1st june) and a couple of days a week I'm on the go all day.  So once in a while a pre made snack would be handy. I will check out nakd bars. But wondering what these larabars are! 

Thanks 

 

 

 

 

 

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49 minutes ago, rebecca222 said:

I'm not planning to eat them daily but maybe once a fortnight.  I'm pregnant so may need to snack more (starting 1st june) and a couple of days a week I'm on the go all day.  So once in a while a pre made snack would be handy. I will check out nakd bars. But wondering what these larabars are! 

Be wary of foods recommended on sites not officially affiliated with Whole30 as many of the products/recipes are not compliant, or at the very least push the boundaries (banana ice cream, sweet potato waffles, n'oatmeal etc) - if in doubt come and ask here...

Larabars are available in the US and Canada and are pretty much like nakd bars but with more flavours/varieties - again for emergency use only - they give quite a sugar kick!

If you find you are needing to snack between meals due to your schedule then protein & fat are always going to be your best option - so something like hard boiled eggs work well, or chicken tenders & guacamole, meatballs & mayo.... that kind of thing. For portability the biltong/jerky is great but you could also use pouches of olives & tinned fish.

Anything else you need just ask - or search the forum via Google (type in Whole30 + your query) as many of the questions you might have will have been asked before...

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On May 24, 2017 at 10:56 PM, rebecca222 said:

Thanks  a lot, that's helpful!

Sorry missed the previous post because thread was displaying oldest first and my search didn't show it up (put jerky not biltong!)

I was reading a post which gave me the idea for whole30 approved protein bars. Can't post link for some reason. It's on lifehealthhq

I'm not planning to eat them daily but maybe once a fortnight.  I'm pregnant so may need to snack more (starting 1st june) and a couple of days a week I'm on the go all day.  So once in a while a pre made snack would be handy. I will check out nakd bars. But wondering what these larabars are! 

Thanks 

Hey there - I just checked out the article on LIfehealthHQ and found precisely what @jmcbn is referring to when she says that if you get your info from elsewhere, it's not necessarily correct.  That article says that one of the fruit bars (can't remember which) that is loaded with chocolate is compliant because it's 100% chocolate.  The rules specifically state that cocoa and 100% cocoa is approved for making things like Chocolate Chili and using as a rub on a steak, but not to recreate sweet treats... if those fruit things are anything, they're sweet treats.

Apply sincere skepticism when reading articles such as these and when you find something that seems too good to be approved :) 

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One other thing @rebecca222, since you are pregnant, the 3 meals a day goes out the window.  Most pregnant people need to eat at least 4 meals a day.  That's not to say that we endorse grazing/snacking all day, but you may find yourself needing more food as you are growing a human and that's totally okay. Just make each meal (or mini meal between meals) according to the template (for mini meals, protein and fat and ideally veg, no hand to mouth snacking, fruit on it's own or loads of nuts, fruit bars etc...).  The bars are approved for emergencies and being pregnant isn't an emergency, so plan for eating more food.

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