If you鈥檝e recently decided to jump on the Whole30 wagon, you know that it can be hard to determine what is compliant and what isn鈥檛. So many grocery items have hidden sugar that you wouldn鈥檛 even think to check the label for them. Thankfully, stores like Trader Joe鈥檚 have our back for all of our healthy eating needs. From riced cauliflower and broccoli to clarified butter, you can count on TJ鈥檚 to bring their best every time. Below you鈥檒l find 20 items at Trader Joe鈥檚 that you NEED in your life, especially if you鈥檙e heading on a Whole30 journey.


1. Trader Joe鈥檚 Broccoli and Kale Slaw ($2.49): This slaw combines shredded broccoli stalks, kale, and radicchio for an ultra-crunchy salad base. Toss out the dressing it comes with and swap for your favorite Whole30-compliant recipe instead.

See: 18 Homemade Salad Dressings That Will Make You WANT to Eat Salad


2. Trader Joe鈥檚 Cut Sweet Potatoes ($4.99): No need to break out your cutting board here. You can even steam the whole bag of sweet potatoes in the microwave for a speedy side or simmer right in your soup or chili.

See: 13 Whole30 Soups to Keep You on Track Through Winter


3. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef ($7.49): Believe it or not, even ground beef can have added sugar. But, if you make your own sugar-free BBQ sauce and use this grass-fed ground beef, you can make an antibiotic and hormone-free meatloaf that鈥檒l rival your grandma鈥檚.

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4. Trader Joe鈥檚 Organic Beets ($1.49): These beets are such a good value and full of nutrients. Simply roast them in the oven with a drizzle of ghee and use the finished beets in salads all week long.

See: 15 Recipes That Will Turn the Beet Around


5. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Grass Fed Angus Burgers ($6.99): Grilling out on Whole30 doesn鈥檛 have to be a pain. Each burger patty has such amazing flavor, you won鈥檛 even notice that you鈥檙e eating it between two leaves of lettuce.

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6. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Organic Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast ($5.99): You can鈥檛 be without this staple protein when you鈥檙e doing Whole30. Each chicken breast is individually ice glazed so that you can cook for one or the whole family whenever you need.

See: 25 Anything-but-Boring Chicken Recipes

Crab meat

7. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Wild Caught Crab Meat ($7.99): This is a newer addition to the Trader Joe鈥檚 family and it鈥檚 perfect for Whole30. Stir into a tomato-based soup with shrimp and clams for a special seafood night meal.

See: Get Crackin鈥 With 16 Crab Recipes to Make This Season

green beans

8. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Haricots Verts ($5.99): French green beans never get boring and Trader Joe鈥檚 makes them so easy to prepare. Quick tip: Lemon and garlic are a haricots verts best friend.

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9. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Avocado鈥檚 Number Guacamole ($3.99) Yep, this guacamole is Whole30-approved! Try it in a cauliflower rice burrito bowl with chicken and you won鈥檛 even miss your Chipotle fix.

See: 10 DIY Burrito Bowls That Are Better Than Chipotle

hemp seeds

10. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Raw Shelled Hemp Seed ($5.99): Since fats are *somewhat* limited on Whole30 and proteins are encouraged, these hemp hearts are a great additive to have. They鈥檙e full of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and 10g of protein per serving.

See: 7 Nutrients You Need to Add to Your Diet ASAP


11. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Kumato Tomatoes ($3.49): These vine-ripened kumato tomatoes are among the sweetest you鈥檒l ever try. Since added sugars are a no-go on Whole30, you have to get your natural fix wherever you can.

See: 20 Tomato Soup Recipes That are Mmm, Mmm Good


12. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Super Sweet Baby Bell Peppers ($2.69): If you鈥檝e never tried these mini bell peppers, get to your closest Trader Joe鈥檚 ASAP. They鈥檙e amazing with guacamole, stuffed for a quick appetizer or dipped in hummus post-Whole30.

See: 21 Veggie Stuffed Peppers for Your Meatless Monday

Plantain Chips

13. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Roasted Plantain Chips ($1.69): While it鈥檚 widely recommended that snacking be kept to a minimum on Whole30, sometimes you just can鈥檛 help it. These roasted plantain chips have no added sugar and give you that crunch you so crave.

Raw Almonds

14. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Just A Handful of Raw Almonds ($7.99) Nuts are tricky on Whole30 because they have to be completely plain and raw, which is not easy to find. These almonds fit the bill perfectly and even come in pre-portioned packets.

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15. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Wild Sockeye Salmon ($9.99): As soon as you grow tired of chicken, salmon will become your best Whole30 buddy. Roast it with veggies for a simple one-pan meal that requires minimal cleanup.

See: 14 Easy Sheet Pan Suppers That Make Dinner and Cleanup a Breeze

veggie mix

16. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Healthy Eight Veggie Mix ($2.99): When you come home from work exhausted and don鈥檛 want to think about dinner, you鈥檒l be so happy you decided to get this veggie mix. Throw it into a simple stir-fry with steak and your hangry self will instantly melt away.

See: 15 Swoon-Worthy Stir-Frys to Up Your Meatless Monday Game


17. Trader Joe鈥檚 Organic Fresh Basil ($2.99): Since so many sauces are off limits on Whole30, you have to get flavor where you can. Fresh herbs, like basil, will be a life saver for brightening up bland chicken or lackluster pasta sauce.

See: 19 Recipes to Make the Most of Fresh Herbs


18. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Fair Trade Wake Up Blend Coffee ($14.99): Since you have to drink your coffee black, bulletproof or with almond milk, you might as well splurge on the good stuff. This organic fair trade medium roast will give you that morning jolt with a smooth flavor.

See: 21 Refreshing Iced Coffee Recipes

olive oil

19. Trader Joe鈥檚聽California Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($5.99): Olive oil is an essential pantry staple, Whole30 or otherwise. This one is a great value for the quality and has a well-balanced subtle fruity flavor.

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20. Trader Joe鈥檚聽Organic Cole Slaw ($1.99): Your knife will be *very* happy it doesn鈥檛 have to chop all of those carrots and heads of cabbage. Try giving this mix quick pickle to use as a homemade sauerkraut or saut茅 with your favorite Whole30-compliant sausage for a simple dinner.

See: We Can Pickle That! 19 Briny Recipes

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