Top 10 Whole30 Staples


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I know this is kind of overdone on other forums but I am always curious to know the 10 foods that you cannot survive without in your whole 30 journey:)

Here's my list in no special order:

  • grassfed beef short ribs
  • grassfed beef shanks
  • eggs
  • bell peppers
  • spring mix/salad greens
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • organic whole turkey
  • tomatoes
  • jicama

:) Things that almost made my list include ham hocks, beef heart, beef liver, kale, and mackerel

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MIne would have to be

  • grass fed beef (mostly ground beef for meatballs, meat and spinach muffins or grilled patties) but also roasts and flat iron steak
  • kale (I LOVE kale.)
  • sweet potatoes
  • mixed salad greens
  • raw spinach for salads
  • eggs
  • WATER
  • bell peppers - red, green, yellow, and orange
  • asparagus
  • cinnamon

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  • cumin!
  • coconut oil
  • grass-fed beef
  • elk and antelope (its been really helpful that we hunt)
  • Roastaroma tea (by Celestial seasonings)
  • The Well-Fed Cookbook (not a food, but helped us grow in eating by leaps and bounds)
  • cauliflower
  • spaghetti squash
  • the joy of having a cart full of *real* foods-- we always get comments in the grocery store. My list sounds like we don't eat many vegetables, but here is where the veggies fit in!
  • Our local CSA (we really miss them in the winter)

OK, so I cheated some... but I think this is a fun thread!

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For me...

Coconut oil

Coconut milk

Grassfed cows

Garlic

Ginger

Salt/pepper

Garam Masala (most AMAZING spice ever!)

Eggs from the farm...she let's up get them from the coop ourselves and the kids love it!

Primal pacs for emergencies

'Oh and real olive oil. I Love, love, love the company I buy my olive oil from!!!

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Great idea!

For my family the list includes:

Coconut cream - my kids want it on everything

Carrots - to the tune of 5lbs a week

Broccoli - our go to veg

Asparagus - I actually crave the stuff

Apples - especially granny smith

BEEF - grass-fed and organic, thanks to our incredible local farming community

BACON - well, pork belly, really. Also pastured and organic. And CHEAP.

The incredible, edible egg

Ghee - love that stuff

Mayonnaise - Well Fed recipe. My 2 year old eats it with a spoon...or her hands...

Also, my Crockpot. I live and die by that thing 5 out of 7 days each week.

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Just week 1 but:

Pastured eggs (3 dozen a week between the hubs and I)

balsamic vinegar

grass fed beef

organic chicken

sweet potatoes from my parents' garden (still working on last year's batch!)

unsweetened coconut flakes (carmelized a la Well Fed)

strawberries

tomatoes

local, organic lettuce. it is lettuce time and i love salads

persian cucumbers from trader joes. perfect snack size

close are olive and coconut oils, homemade mayo, cumin, cinnamon and macadamia nuts

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Great, I love lists :)

  • avocados
  • ground beef (grass-fed when I can get it)
  • salmon
  • romaine lettuce
  • spinach
  • broccoli
  • coconut oil
  • cucumbers
  • mustard dressing (dijon, lemon/ACV, olive oil and seasoning)
  • Herbamare (herbal salt seasoning)

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Avocado! How could I forget avocado?! Can I have 11.....?

Haha, I think that is what I love most about the Whole30 and this lifestyle in general. It encourages as many "Top Whatever-Number" of foods as I want. There is no limit to REAL food that is good for my health.

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  • I just discovered ghee and it is my new favourite!
  • Pallets of eggs
  • Ground beef
  • Cans of tuna/salmon
  • Home made mayo
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Jars of pre-chopped garlic in olive oil
  • Merguez sausage
  • Whatever vegetables catch my fancy that week
  • Perrier with a couple of frozen strawberries to offset my years-long pop addiction

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I know this is kind of overdone on other forums but I am always curious to know the 10 foods that you cannot survive without in your whole 30 journey:)

Here's my list in no special order:

  • grassfed beef short ribs
  • grassfed beef shanks
  • eggs
  • bell peppers
  • spring mix/salad greens
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • organic whole turkey
  • tomatoes
  • jicama

:) Things that almost made my list include ham hocks, beef heart, beef liver, kale, and mackerel

Do you have any good recipes for Jicama? I always see them at the grocery store and want to get them but don't know what to do with them!

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And my top 10 is:

- Eggs

- Avocados

- Coconut oil

- Sweet potatoes

- Sardines

- Carrots

- Kale

- Cauliflower

- Almonds

- Spaghetti Squash

I would list a ton of meat if it were Grassfed but i can't afford it :(

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Do you have any good recipes for Jicama? I always see them at the grocery store and want to get them but don't know what to do with them!

Jicamas are like a less sugary asian pear (the big yellow ones) to me. They're a really good low-fructose fruit substitute to apples and pears. It's got the refreshing crunch and subtle sweetness. I toss them in salads with a tangy balsamic dressing or eat them raw and peeled. They're also pretty low in calories, so it makes for a great snack. When you choose Jicamas, make sure to choose ones that are heavy/dense for their size! :)

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Someone mentioned jicama and I got so jealous. My local grocery (which has everything else) doesn't carry jicama. :(

My top 10:

Macadamia Nuts!

Broccoli

Sweet Potatoes

Grass-fed Beef

Organic boneless skinless chicken thighs

Eggs (organic)

Cantaloupe!

Fish (wild-caught cod or catfish)

Kiwi

Green Beans - I believe these are Whole30 approved; I've been eating them like they're going out of style. :)

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