Are you struggling to truly change your health for the better? Well then, maybe it’s time to hop on the Whole30 bandwagon. If you haven’t heard of this easy-to-follow eating plan, don’t worry—you’re definitely not alone! Whole30 is a month-long program where you consume a specific menu of clean-eating foods. More like an elimination diet, this program strips away food groups that could de-stabilize your hormonal balance, trigger inflammation, and induce digestion problems.
The trending health movement has participants cutting out sugar, all grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol, and a list of additives for an entire month, without including a cheat day. Unlike most diets that emphasize eating less, this menu plan encourages you to enjoy fueling your body with clean, simple foods in their whole form.
So, what’s the big incentive? Well, the Whole30 plan promises a lengthy list of incredible benefits, from resetting your metabolism and improving your body’s composition to boosting your energy levels and improving sleep quality. While weight loss is certainly an added benefit, you’re not allowed to weigh for the duration of the 30 days. Newbies to the month-long plan might find themselves feeling limited at first, especially when it comes to snacks. Instead of putting up with a grumbling tummy late in the afternoon—or worse, surrendering to its ruthlessness and reaching for a forbidden snack—we’ve got you covered.
Here at SkinnyMs., we’ve compiled a list of 100 Whole30 foods that’ll hold you over between meals. Clean, nutritious, and wholesome, these scrumptious snacks will help you stay on track and get you through the Whole30 program victoriously!
SkinnyMs. co-founder, Gale Compton, decided to try the Whole30 program for herself. Here’s what she had to say: “This program has exceeded my expectations. The first week was rough, to say the least. I had to cut out 100% of added sweeteners, including my favorite unrefined coconut sugar, legumes, an occasional glass of red wine, morning oatmeal, smoothies, plus more. I typically have my morning coffee with a little whole milk and a teaspoon of coconut sugar. I’ve been using Whole30 approved almond milk without any sweetener. Guess what? After the first week, I no longer missed the dairy or sweetener. I just completed the program and feel amazing and full of energy, I’m sleeping like a baby, and I no longer miss any of the Whole30 forbidden foods. I lost 8 pounds and almost two inches off my waist. Weight wasn’t an issue for me, but I do like that my belly is now exactly where I want it.”
“I give the Whole30 program two thumbs up! Below are 100 of my favorite approved snacks and recipes. Tip: Read all ingredient labels before buying commercially made foods. Cooking at home is highly recommended!” ~ Gale Compton
Fruit and Vegetable-Themed Snacks
2. Sliced Papaya
7. Almond Butter and Banana Sandwiches
8. Orange Slices
9. Grapefruit Wedges
11. Tex-Mex Salsa
12. Bananas (Try mini and red bananas!)
24. Sweet Potato Sticks
28. Raisins (this is a limited treat on the Whole30 plan)
44. Oven Potato Wedges with Rosemary
45. Avocado, half
46. RxBar Real Food Protein Bars, No B.S.
47. Pea and Avocado Dip
48. Tuna Cucumber Sandwiches
49. Sugar Snap peas
50. Pickles (no-sugar added)
51. Cauliflower Stir-Fry (an absolute favorite)
52. Classic Cucumber & Tomato Salad
53. Freeze-Dried Cherries (no sugar added)
54. Cucumber Slices
55. Dijon Roasted Cabbage (read the Dijon label to ensure ingredients are approved)
56. Honeydew Melon
57. Balsamic Roasted Carrots
59. Grapes (frozen red grapes have the consistency of ice cream, yum!)
61. Pineapple (fresh)
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