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Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping Guide

A Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping Guide- are you FOR REAL??

So, I heard you’re about to conquer a Whole30. Are you feeling anxious about it? Maybe a little bit overwhelmed, like you need an additional support system? Well, I’m here for you. I’ve created a Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping Guide, and I only plan to continue making more for other grocery stores like: Sprouts, Costco, Whole Foods, etc. I’ve thrown together a list of Whole30 compliant recipes that are on my blog towards the bottom of the post. Oh, and I have also created some helpful tips which should lead to you feeling more empowered instead of anxious during your Whole30. Just keep on reading… !

Oh, and if you’re interested in taking a look at a Whole30 Meal Plan… I’ve got you covered!

Whole30 Trader Joe's Shopping Guide

Click here to DOWNLOAD or SAVE the Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping Guide

The best part of doing a Whole30 is the undeniable amount of support you will have within the community. I’m talking about strangers who just so happened to be powering through a Whole30 at the same time as you. You get to connect with them via social media, i.e. on the @whole30recipes page on Instagram. Did you know that has a support forum? If you have any questions about whether or not something is compliant, need more interesting recipe ideas or just want to chat with a fellow Whole30’er, you have the ability to do so! Within the forum, you will also find information about topics like Whole30 for kids, meal planning, travel and dining out, sourcing good food, etc.

My hopes are that in the process of your Whole30, whether it’s your first go around or your fifth, this Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping Guide will peak your interest and tickle your fancy. I understand that there isn’t a Trader Joe’s located in every city in the country, but I also know their expansion plan is relentless & they’re opening up new stores every year. I happen to get the inside scope, since my husband is a manager there (hey, that’s where him and I met back in the day!) This Whole30 Trader Joe’s Grocery List has been reviewed countless times, so you can rest assured that the information provided is the best I could have made it!

I mentioned leaving you tips, didn’t I? Okay, well here they are. There are (3) of them.

  1. Educate yourself & prepare accordingly

Research the menu! If you’re planning a lunch date out or heading out to a new restaurant with some coworkers or friends, look up their menu online. You can take a look at all of their options and figure out what is compliant on the menu. What’s even better is you can call the restaurant if you have any questions or concerns about certain items. You will walk into that restaurant with a plan and executing that plan will be stress-free.

  1. Seek out new, healthy food you love

If you feel like your options while cooking at home and at a restaurant are already inadequate because you don’t know what a lot of food tastes like, it’s time to get yourself reacquainted with the farmers market! What’s so wonderful about the farmers market is you can generally ask to try a sample of any thing a vendor is selling. Have you caught yourself perusing through a menu and dismissing a rather delicious sounding salad because you don’t know what the main ingredient tastes like? Head to a market ASAP and try a bunch of new fruits and vegetables. Afterwards, you’ll find your experience both dining in and out to be a lot more fun, exciting and less limiting. Even better, try some items you’ve never had before on the Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping List!

I’ve also created a Whole30 Meal Plan with its own shopping list! Come check it out here.

  1. Get friends and family on board

There is nothing better than having the support of friends and/or family members while on a Whole30. This is especially true if it is your first go around. If you’ve been invited for a night out with close friends who may poke fun at your new lifestyle, ask them if you can invite along your sister, who just so happens to be Whole30’ing with you! Having that support system right by your side when tempted to make unwise decisions will prove to be tremendously helpful. In fact, print out a copy of the Whole30 Trader Joe’s Grocery List and invite your support system to come grocery shopping with you.

The Movement Menu’s Whole30 Compliant Recipes:

Whole30 Easy Steak Fajitas


Paleo & Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Homemade 1-minute Mayo!

Cauliflower Rice Meatballs (just omit the sauce!)

This Hawaiian Poke Bowl recipe is the ultimate one bowl feast! You can top yours off with toppings of your choice. Healthy, gluten free & delicious.

Hawaiian Poke Bowls (eat with cauliflower rice)

Chicken Tortilla-less Soup

Easy Whole30 Taco Soup. This healthy whole30 taco soup is gluten free, dairy free, paleo and super quick to make. Whole 30 taco soup recipe. Crock pot, slow cooker, instant pot soup recipes. Quick whole30 dinners!

Easy Whole30 Taco Soup

Crispy to the Root Chicken Thighs

Baked Lemon Cod with Ghee

This recipe for Creamy Cauliflower Soup is infused with fresh rosemary and all kinds of delicious herbs & spices. It is free of dairy and super hearty & delicious!

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Lamb and Beef Kofta (omit the sauce!)

Curry Infused Deviled Eggs

Potato Salad with Homemade Mayonnaise

Potato Salad

Avocado Aioli

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Korean Beef Soup

An easy recipe for a delicious, nutritious & vegan Thai Curry Salad that will leave you feeling full & satisfied. Full of nutrients & healthy fats, too!

Thai Curry Salad

Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Rice

Grapefruit & Avocado Summer Salad

My hopes are that with the information I’ve provided for you in this post, you’ll be well on your way to a very successful Whole30. Per usual, I am here if you have any questions or concerns along the way. Please don’t be shy! Feel free to reach out and email me anytime. I’m in the middle of conquering my 4th Whole30, so I’d like to consider myself an almost expert by now. The Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping Guide can easily be pinned for later use if you hover over the image. Additionally, you can save it or print it out by clicking on the link below the image.

Oh, and be sure to continue checking back for more Whole30 compliant recipes all of this month! I’m knocking them out like cra-zy… !

The Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping Guide:

Whole30 Trader Joe's Shopping Guide

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  • Nikki Hoza

    November 2, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    So freaking helpful! You should do more of these for different stores. Costco, Safeway, Smart & final, etc!

    1. Monica Stevens Le

      November 2, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Hi Nikki, thank you so much- that was my intention. It’s funny you suggest that, as I’m working on a Costco one now 😉

      1. Kim

        January 16, 2017 at 8:52 pm

        Is the Costco one ready? This revolution I’ve started is making me nervous. Feeling unprepared!

        1. The Movement Menu

          January 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm

          Hi Kim, it’s so funny you ask that. I’m actually working on a Costco Whole30 list this week… I will keep you updated 😉

  • Eli L.

    December 3, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Seriously!! Thanks a million! Can’t wait for the next lists!

    1. The Movement Menu

      December 3, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Oh, you’re absolutely welcome. I may start doing meal plans as well. I’m going to be taking a survey if that’s something that may be interesting!

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  • Amy

    January 5, 2017 at 5:26 am

    How about Trader Joe’s frozen Turkey Burgers? Are they Whole30 compliant?

    1. The Movement Menu

      January 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Hi Amy, as far as I know, those should be fine. Are they only 1 ingredient?

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  • Amanda J.

    January 17, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I’m upset, because I used this when I started Whole30 on January 2. Unfortunately, my coworker just discovered the Tuscano marinara sauce has sugar in it. 🙁 I’m not restarting, since I didn’t know until a week after using it, but you should update your document.

    1. The Movement Menu

      January 17, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Hi there. I’m so sorry to hear this. The Tuscano Marinara Sauce (green can) at my local Trader Joe’s does not have sugar in it. It has: Whole unpeeled tomatoes, extra heavy tomato puree, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, onions, herbs, garlic, salt. Are we referring to the same sauce?

      1. Amanda J.

        January 17, 2017 at 1:09 pm

        Ahhh, crap. 🙁 I think the can is more red. I couldn’t find it on my first visit, so I asked a girl working, who didn’t know. So she asked someone else working… who directed to a red can. I skimmed the ingredients, but apparently not close enough until just yesterday. LOL. Sorry for confusion.

  • DreamDecoder

    February 4, 2017 at 9:14 am

    plantain chips, I have been told are out, because they are a commercially processed chip? unless you make your own..

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