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!
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 Whole30.com 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 and 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!
2. 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!
3. 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.