Although the diet favors wholesome, single-ingredient foods, some packaged products are certified Whole30 Approved. Here are eight of our favorites.
Whole30 is a popular 30-day diet designed to eliminate inflammatory foods and help restore health. Co-created by Melissa Hartwig and outlined in The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), the diet permits only nutrient-dense foods—lots of vegetables, some fruit and moderate amounts of meat, seafood and eggs. It does not allow grains, added sugars (including alcohol), dairy, legumes, soy or emulsifiers like carrageenan.
Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bars
We bet you haven’t tried jerky like this before! Packed with meat and veggies, Wild Zora bars are a better, healthier version of jerky. Available in delicious, unique flavors, like Mediterranean Lamb with Spinach, Rosemary and Turmeric; Curry Turkey with Spinach, Dates and Cardamom; and Apple Pork with Kale, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, these protein-packed snacks are made in a gluten-free facility and are free from gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, added sugars and preservatives.
One variety contains dairy, which is not Whole30-approved.
$2.85 for a 1.1-ounce bar
The New Primal Marinade & Cooking Sauce
These bottles of flavor from The New Primal will enhance your roasts, meats, barbecues and more. Made with healthy organic coconut aminos, they’ll transform your dishes into mouthwatering masterpieces. Available in Classic, Spicy and Citrus Herb, they’re gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
$8.99 for a 12-ounce bottle
Otto’s Cassava Flour
Cassava, or yuca, is a root vegetable that’s finally having its moment in the spotlight. A staple food in multiple cultures around the world and used in many paleo, AIP (autoimmune protocol diet) and grain-free recipes and products, Otto’s cassava flour is mild-flavored and smoothly milled for excellent baking performance.
$17.99 for a 2-pound bag, also available in 5- and 20-pound bags
Pitched as a dairy-free alternative to half and half, these creamers are made from almonds and coconut cream—no GMOs, soy, carrageenan, high-fructose corn syrup, added sugar or sugar alcohols, artificial colors or flavors. Rich and creamy in your morning coffee, nutpods are unsweetened, available in Original, French Vanilla and Hazelnut. Certified gluten-free.
Contains tree nuts.
$14.95 for a 4-pack
Big Tree Farms Organic Coco Aminos
Soy sauce isn’t permitted on the Whole30 diet but its substitute, coconut aminos, is. Big Tree Farms offers a hand-crafted coconut aminos that’s fair-trade, non-GMO, low-glycemic, lower sodium, soy-free and gluten-free. Rich in nutrients and delicately sweetened with coconut flower blossom, this all-purpose seasoning sauce is ideal for your next stir-fry.
$7.93 for a 10-ounce bottle
Primal Palate Spices
Primal Palate’s high-quality spices deliver the peak of flavor. Sweet Pack—with Apple Pie Spice, Gingersnap and Pumpkin Pie Spice—got us through the holidays. Taste of Asia Pack—Garam Masala, Curry Powder and Chinese Five Spice—brought us accolades at recent potlucks. Primal Palate also offers AIP-friendly, low FODMAP and salt-free varieties of seasonings. Products are gluten-free, kosher, certified organic and non-GMO.
$24.95 for 3 jars
Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Water
The amazing flavors of Vital Protein’s, nutritious powder—Lavender Lemon, Cucumber Aloe, Melon Mint and Strawberry Lemon—caught our attention. The fact that each serving delivers health-enhancing collagen and hyaluronic acid, as well as probiotics, won us over. When you see the benefits on your hair, skin, nails and joints, we think you’ll agree. Stir it into water, tea, smoothies, baking recipes and more. No gluten, dairy or added sugar.
All varieties except Strawberry Lemon contain fish (sustainably harvested marine collagen). Manufactured in a facility that also processes milk and tree nuts.
$49 for a 9-ounce tub (20 servings)
Farmhouse Culture Gut Shots
Farmhouse Culture’s tangy, tasty shots of robust flavor make your daily probiotics fun to swallow. Each hardworking dose is jam-packed with healthy benefits for your gut. Available in five flavors—Classic, Garlic Dill Pickle, Ginger Beet, Kimchi and Smoked Jalapeño. Naturally gluten-free and certified organic.
$5.99 for a 16.5-ounce bottle
Although Whole30 certification ensures that the product does not contain gluten, always check the ingredient list and how the product is manufactured to confirm it’s safe for those with celiac disease.