Especially with the new year, it is common to see or hear of friends and social media influencers alike partaking in the Whole30 challenge. In which, for 30 days, participants refrain from added sugar of any kind (real or artificial), grains, dairy, most forms of legumes, alcohol, and additives like carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites. Many choose this challenge to reset their habits or investigate a food sensitivity, reporting an improvement in energy, anxiety, digestive issues and more since 2009.
Even if you are not interested in the Whole30 diet, we think you’ll like these picks; products made with real, clean ingredients that can be used in a variety of ways.
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Tribali Beef Patties Umami
Tribali products are humanely raised with no antibiotics. This savory, Eastern-inspired flavored patty is delicious, Whole30 approved, and perfect to keep in your freezer. Stock up here.
Yai's Thai Chili Garlic Hot Sauce
Yai’s Thai embraces their authentic roots and bold flavor without any of the unnecessary additives. Adding this chili garlic hot sauce to your meal will elevate it! A definite kitchen staple that can be found on Amazon.
Applegate Oven Roasted Turkey
Though the Whole30 restrictions may seem daunting, Applegate’s antibiotic free deli-meats are approved and can make meal prepping considerably more flexible. This oven roasted turkey breast is both flavorful and packed with protein.
Rasa Coffee Alternative
Rasa coffee alternative is a delicious coffee substitute with natural energy, no common allergens and no fillers. Whole30 approved but also perfect for someone looking for an energy boost without the side-effects of other coffees. Try it out!
Botticelli Marinara Sauce
Botticelli makes Whole30 approved sauces, like this premium quality marinara sauce, that are both flavorful and made with real, high quality ingredients. Regardless of Whole30, we recommend. Check it out here.
Chomps Jerky Stick
Chomps grass-fed beef jerky sticks are also paleo and certified gluten free. But beyond that, if you’re looking for a convenient way to up your protein intake or satisfy a savory-tooth, give these a try!
California Olive Ranch Olive Oil
Lastly, we’ve got a kitchen staple that we recommend for everyone. California Olive Ranch’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil has one a string of awards for its high-quality, not to mention being one of the more affordable brands out there. Order some on Amazon here.
Whether or not you choose to participate in the Whole30 challenge, we at Trash Panda love the idea that real food can do lots of good. Even making a simple substitute can have noticeable differences, and we love the commitment these brands have to high-quality ingredients.