Trader Joe's Trader Giotto's Bruschetta


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I am on R1D10 and I made an amazing concoction using riced broccoli, onions, garlic, and some spices. I added some Trader Joe's Trader Giotto's Bruschetta and it was delicious!!! The bad thing about the product is that it has canola oil and is made on equipment using non whole30 foods -both which in the book are ok.  The label reads: 


diced tomatoes, canola oil, fresh garlic, onions, distilled vinegar, salt, basil, spices. made on equipment shared with wheat, milk, egg, soy and fish.

Can I eat it? I feel guilty! I have leftovers in my fridge!!! Do I need to start over? I've been working so hard!


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Canola Oil: Yes, reluctantly (because sometimes, you have to dine out)

While we don’t think vegetable oils are a healthy choice (understatement of the century), we don’t expressly rule them out on the Whole30. If we did, you’d never be able to eat outside of your own kitchen, because all restaurants use them in cooking. We wanted to create the healthiest program possible, but we also need it to be do-able for those who travel for business or pleasure, or simply want to dine out during the month.

Tip: Eliminate the consumption of vegetable oils at home, even if you’re not on the Whole30, and make sure the rest of your diet is focused on the most nutritious choices possible, especially if you dine out frequently.

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The canola oil mentioned above is specifically for dining out, not for products made or eaten in your own home, so it would technically not be compliant to eat a canola oil product that you purchased.  That said, I would say that it's reasonable to keep going and just stop eating the rest of it.

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