Top 10 Whole30 Staples


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Since I've started a new Whole30, I noticed that my list has changed with the new summer season!

-soup bones


-pork tongue

-salad greens

-homemade kimchee/pickled veggies

-broccoli rabe


-whole30 approved hot sauce

-duck wings



Some honorable mentions include cucumbers, all kinds of mushrooms, liver, and eggs

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As my sig says, with a few exceptions I'm still eating mostly Whole 30...

My top 10:

Grass-fed, organic, raised on sunlight and angel song, blah blah blah, etc....basically local, non-industrial beef and poultry

Pastured local eggs

Unrefined coconut oil

Coconut milk

Avocados (though they're really expensive here)

Meat bones (for bone broth)


Tomatoes and tomato paste

Kale/spinach/green leaves in general (minus lettuce)

Sweet potatoes

One post-Whole 30 staple: Uncured local bacon. (Mine does have sugar in it though)

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My kitchen is currently being renovated, which means no stiry frying, using the oven, or anything complicated. I've resorted to these foods because I can throw them into some reheated broth for a quick soup or eat them raw in a salad. In addition, they're versatile and work well in different flavor combos!

-lettuce (I love romaine the most)


-bell peppers




-soup bones

-duck wing

-free range eggs

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I am on day 20!!!! Woo hoo! I can't believe how amazing I feel and how good all this natural simple foods taste when our taste buds arent berated with all the over processed flavors.

Here is my list:



spainach and kale




coconut chips and almonds with cinnamon (my own little trail mix perfect for snacks)

boneless pork loin chop (mmmm)



I know I cheated combining some :) but it is hard to stick to 10.

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  • 1 month later...

  • water
  • lemon (for my morning warm lemon water, as a condiment)
  • eggs
  • chicken
  • GOOD olive oil (my favorite: Trader Joe's Organic Extra Virgin)
  • avocados
  • sweet potatoes
  • nuts (especially raw cashews, pan-toasted walnuts)
  • unsweetened coconut flakes (pan-toasted)
  • green veggies

(I just noticed my beloved fruit was not one of the most necessary things that came to mind. Progress in slaying my sugar dragon?! :-D)

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How do u make coconut chips ?

Clothes Make The Girl website has recipe. Make a small batch though. Easy thing to overdo!

Zucchini chips in a dehydrator are good but less dangerous. ;)

Love these top 10 lists. Thanks for bumping it back up for us to find.

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My top 10 in no particular order:

  1. eggs
  2. avocados
  3. sweet potatoes - I'm a long time devotee of the yam.
  4. ground beef - just like... everyone else here haha
  5. coconut oil & milk
  6. jalapenos
  7. onions - red usually, but a yellow or white will do!
  8. arugula
  9. baby spinach
  10. zucchini! - It's so cheap on top of being one of my favorite veggies, hands down.

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My staples for the past 28 days:




Gf ground beef

Coconut milk

Curry paste for Thai curries

Chicken salad w/paleo mayo


Herbs - thyme, cilantro, tarragon, sage, and basil in particular


What I love is that it was hard to narrow this down...there really are so many wonderful things you CAN eat, I didn't miss the other things too much.

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Squash (yellow, summer, zucchini, spaghetti...I love it all)



Ground turkey

Extra light olive oil

Lean ground beef


Frozen salmon

Canned tuna

I probably could do my entire Whole30 with just these ingredients...and in fact may try it!

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I love Jicama. I slice it in 1/2 ovals, squeeze lime, sprinkle with paprika or cayenne and salt. Eat it just like that or use them as a chip substitute for salsa and guacamole. We eat it every Tuesday with our tacos.

-coconut milk

- cauliflower rice

-coconut aminos


-fish sauce


- lettuce

-purple cabbage

- frozen wild shrimp


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In no particular order... (and with some lumped together!)

1. Grass fed and pastured MEAT

2. Publix brand salsa

3. Avocados

4. coconut milk

5. coconut oil/olive oil/ghee

6. eggs

7. onions

8. sweet potatoes

9. Crystal hot sauce

10. South African Smoke seasoning from Trader Joe's (ingredients: paprika flakes, sea salt, garlic, basil) - it is great on everything from grilled veggies to in burgers to on omelets!

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