Article by Melissa Hartwig, co-creator of the Whole30 program
If you follow me, you know I love shopping at Sprouts. While my first stop is always the fresh-cut flowers, the rest of the store is FULL of Whole30-friendly products. So many of you have asked me about my Sprouts hauls, so I’m here to share my personal Sprouts Whole30 shopping list. But first, in case you haven’t heard of our program yet … what IS the Whole30, anyway?
Whole30: A Reset, Not a Diet
Think of the Whole30 like pushing the reset button with your health, habits and relationship with food. For 30 days, you’ll eliminate the foods that are commonly problematic in one of four areas:
- Cravings and habits
- Blood sugar regulation and metabolism
- Immune system/inflammation
During the elimination, you’ll pay attention to what changes in the absence of these potentially problematic foods: energy, sleep, focus, mood, bloating, digestion, cravings, skin, aches and pains, and more. At the end of the 30 days, you’ll reintroduce those foods one at a time, like a scientific experiment, to identify the foods that may not be working well for you. You’ll use that information to create the perfect, sustainable diet for YOU—grounded in new healthy habits, keeping you looking, feeling, and living your best.
Fresh veggies, fruit, and herbs; meat, seafood, and eggs; natural fats; and pantry staples make up the bulk of your shopping, but Sprouts makes it even easier to shop with these Whole 30 Approved foods.
Meat sticks with grass-fed beef, veggies, fruit and healthy fats
Natural and organic chicken sausage and hot dogs
A variety of salad dressings and cold-pressed avocado oils
Tin Star Ghee
Now in one-ounce travel sizes for camping, Airbnb travel, or on-the-go keto-coffee
SHOP WHOLE30 APPROVED ITEMS
- Big Tree Farms coconut aminos
- Bonafide Provisions bone broth
- Cece Veggie Noodle Co.
- EPIC meat bars, bites and strips
- Kettle & Fire bone broth
- LaCroix sparkling water
- Nick’s Sticks meat sticks
- Pederson’s pork products
- Safe Catch tuna and salmon
- Seasnax seaweed snacks
- Vital Proteins collagen peptides
- Yai’s Thai curry sauces
Sprouts Brand Whole30 Favorites
- Yellow mustard
- Grass-fed ghee
- Kosher dill spears
- Almond butter
- Bulk shredded coconut
- Bulk raw nuts and seeds
- Coconut milk
- Organic balsamic vinegar
And more! Sprouts products are often great budget-conscious Whole30 options—just read your labels to make sure the ingredients are in line with the program rules.
For More …
For a step-by-step guide to the Whole30 rules, what to expect during the program and how to prepare, plus more than 100 compliant recipes featuring ingredients found at Sprouts, pick up a copy of The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom.
Melissa Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits. She is the co-creator of the original Whole30 program (whole30.com),
and a five-time New York Times bestselling author. She has been featured by Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and CNBC, and ranked #27 on Greatist Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness in 2017. Melissa has presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide, and is a prominent keynote speaker on social media and branding, health trends and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.