Whole30 Shopping Guide to Trader Joe's (2018)

Whole30 Shopping Guide to Trader Joe's (2018)

If you’re lucky enough to live near a Trader Joe’s, you know how many unique and Whole30 compliant items they stock on their shelves. And new products come out all the time! I recently spent the morning at Trader Joe’s, shooting pictures of all the best Whole30 items WITH the ingredient listing on the back. There are 90 different items on this list! Sometimes the flavors vary by location, so I’m sure your Trader Joe’s could have even more than 90 compliant items— not to mention the fresh vegetables and raw protein not listed here. Trader Joe’s really does makes your Whole30 a whole lot easier! (FYI, this post is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Trader Joe’s)

Everything on this list is Whole30 compliant, but you still need to read your own labels.

Products change, brands change formulas over time, and etc.— so know that while this is a great starting place for you to find Whole30 compliant items at Trader Joe’s, it’s still important for you to read your own labels for your Whole30!

I photographed these items in October 2018: so if you’re reading this close to this date, chances are ingredients haven’t changed yet. I photographed the ingredient listing along with each item here for you to review yourself: but always check before you buy, just in case.

A word on vegetable oils and nut cheeses:

A few items below contain canola oil, sunflower oil, and/or safflower oil. These items are 100% Whole30 compliant: however the Whole30 program encourages a limited use of these oils at home. Be mindful of how many items you consume that contain vegetable oils: but there’s no need to completely ban them from your Whole30!

Read the details on Vegetable Oil usage on Whole30.com: “Rules vs. Recommendations”

Nut cheeses with Whole30 compliant ingredients are another Whole30 area to use caution on. Deemed officially compliant by the Whole30, they are allowed in your reset. So for the purposes of this shopping guide, I HAVE included compliant nut cheeses. HOWEVER, use your best judgement on if you choose to consume these, and how you incorporate them into a Whole30. I recommend “when in doubt, leave it out”; however, they are included in this list for your awareness as they are compliant.

Read the details on Nut Cheese usage on Whole30.com: The Official “Can I Have?” Guide

Check the bottom of this post for a written list of each item, by category.

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Picture set below features the item, followed by the photo of the ingredient listing immediately following.

Whole30 Shopping Guide to Trader Joe’s

Produce & Beverage Section

Healthy 8 Chopped Veggie Mix

Steamed & Peeled Baby Beets

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Precut & Spiralized Veggies (options vary)

Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Pork Belly

Trader Joe’s Organic Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage

Applegate Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dogs

Trader Joe’s Organic Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Trader Joe’s Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto

Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread Dip

Trader Joe’s Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon

Trader Jose’s Avocado’s Number Guacamole

Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Lime Almond Dip

Trader Joe’s Salsa Especial (Medium)

Trader Joe’s Sauerkraut

Trader Joe’s 100% Cranberry Juice

Trader Joe’s Sparkling Spring Water (various flavors)

Spindrift Sparkling Water & Real Squeezed Fruit (various flavors)

Trader Joe’s Spiced Chai

Trader Joe’s Organic Ginger Turmeric Herbal Tea

Trader Joe’s Red Refresh Herbal Tea

Trader Joe’s Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea

Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea Powder

Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend Herbal Tea

Trader Joe’s Organic French Roast Coffee

Refrigerated Section

Trader Joe’s Grass Fed Beef Sirloin Roast

Trader Joe’s Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast

Trader Joe’s Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Strips

Trader Joe’s Just Chicken

GT’s Kombucha (options vary by location)

Trader Joe’s Non-Dairy Almond Beverage (Vanilla Unsweetened)

Trader Joe’s Non-Dairy Coconut Beverage (Unsweetened)

Miyoko’s Vegan Cream Cheese (read this first)

Pantry Aisles

Trader Joe’s Traditional Tunisian Harissa

Chomps Meat Sticks (all flavors)

Trader Joe’s Pitted Salted Manzanilla Olives

Trader Joe’s Organic Coconut Milk

Trader Joe’s Organic Coconut Aminos

Red Boat Fish Sauce

Trader Joe’s Premium Chunk White Chicken

Trader Joe’s Solid White Albacore Tuna

Trader Joe’s Yuzu Hot Sauce

Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce

Trader Joe’s Organic Chicken Stock

Trader Joe’s Organic Vegetable Stock

Trader Joe’s Minced Garlic

Trader Joe’s Clarified Butter (Ghee)

Trader Joe’s Organic Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil Spray

Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend

Trader Joe’s Seasoning Salt

Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute

Trader Joe’s Onion Salt

Trader Joe’s Raw Almond Butter (Creamy)

Trader Joe’s Raw Almond Butter (Crunchy)

Trader Joe’s Crunchy Almond Butter (Salted)

Trader Joe’s Crunchy Almond Butter (No Salt)

Trader Joe’s Creamy Almond Butter (Salted)

Trader Joe’s Creamy Almond Butter (No Salt)

Trader Joe’s Mixed Nut Butter

Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Apple Sauce

Trader Joe’s Organic Apple Mango Fruit Sauce Crushers

RxBar (options vary by location, choose flavors without peanut butter)

LARABAR (options vary by location, choose flavors without peanuts or chocolate chips)

Trader Joe’s Seedy Almond Salad Topper

Trader Joe’s Raw Almonds

Trader Joe’s Raw Whole Cashews

Trader Joe’s Organic Unsweetened Flake Coconut

Trader Joe’s Just Mango Slices

Trader Joe’s Almond Cashew & Macadamia Nut Beverage

Trader Joe’s Almond Beverage (Unsweetened Original)

Trader Joe’s Raw Shelled Hemp Seed

Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seed

Trader Joe’s Organic Maca Powder

Trader Joe’s Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Trader Joe’s Antipasto Cherry Tomatoes

Trader Joe’s Antipasto Mediterranean Vegetables

Freezer Section

Trader Joe’s Zucchini Spirals

Trader Joe’s Carrot Spirals

Trader Joe’s Organic Riced Cauliflower

Trader Joe’s Melange A Trois

Trader Joe’s Uncooked Ground Buffalo Burgers

Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burgers

BBQ Bacon Burgers (Whole30)

BBQ Bacon Burgers (Whole30)

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