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My 15 Whole 30 Must-Haves

I successfully completed my third (!) Whole 30 *thunderous applause* and thought, my not talk about it a bit on the interwebz. You can read everything I ate during my very first round HERE. But today, I wanna talk about the foods that I have to have in order to make it through. If you’re wanting to undertake your own Whole 30 (read up on it, first and foremost), give these foods a shot! However, I think what’s super great about the Whole 30 process is you really learn what foods feel best for you personally. So experiment and have fun!

Here’s what I need for a successful Whole 30…


  • Lara bars – great in a pinch if you get HANGRY
  • Guacamole pods – an easy (read: lazy) way to add some healthy fats to your lunchbox
  • Aidells Chicken & Apple Sausage – my favorite sheet pan dinner to cook up on busy nights = these sausages + baby red potatoes + broccoli
  • GT’s Kombucha – afternoon pick-me-up
  • Flavored seltzer water – not married to La Croix, the store brands work just fine for me
  • Almond butter – gotta pair my fruit with protein
  • Applesauce pouches – just make sure there’s no added sugar (my husband calls these baby food but *shrugs*)
  • Carrot and red bell pepper sticks – when you’re off sugar, raw veggies like these taste AMAZING
  • Chicken burgers – TJ’s has a pre-made, compliant option but we just get ground chicken and make ’em ourselves
  • Potato and sweet potato latkes/home fries/hash browns – honestly do you even NEED bread when you can have a latke??
  • Bananas – I just can’t be bothered to cook eggs every single morning so these are my go-to brekky fuel
  • Banana pepper rings – the best way to top a salad imho
  • Salami – what can I say? I love my Italian meats
  • Ghee – when I DO cook eggs, this is the business
  • Plantain chips – for crunch

Have you ever completed a round of Whole 30? What would you consider your must-haves? Share below! ❤ 

Fast Food: Jacket Potatoes


A couple months ago, I had one of those brainfarts where you can picture what you’re trying to say but you can’t quite remember what the thing you’re picturing is called. Hot potatoes? No. Oven potatoes? No… I settled on jacket potatoes because that’s what they were called in Ireland and I’m STICKING. TO. IT. (Baked potatoes for Americans. D’uh.) Crispy skin, fluffy inside, and topped with just about anything you have on hand. If you’re looking for a drive-thru busting meal, pop one of these bad boys in the oven (straight on the rack) at 400F and forget about it for the next hour or two. Some of my most recent favorite toppings are pictured above–

  • Tons of butter, salt, and pepper.
  • Grated cheese, sliced jalapeno peppers and a dollop of sour cream.
  • Guacamole.
  • Baked beans, if you’re feeling extra British and want the TRUE jacket potatoes experience.

If you’re serving several folks for dinner, whack a whole bunch in the oven and when it’s time to eat, set out options so everyone can top to taste. Super easy and goes well with other snacky foods like crudites and baguettes with jam. YUM!