The Clean Keto + Whole30 Foods I Eat
The clean Keto + Whole30 foods I eat while on my weight loss journey. Includes a printable food guide with carb counts on the fruits + vegetables!
After losing weight by eating a clean keto + whole30 hybrid, I got so many questions about what I did on Instagram. In this post I’m sharing all about the foods I eat!
If you’re new here, this is where you can learn all about my clean eating and weight loss journey! There I share all about my my diet, intermittent fasting, exercise routine, and how I feed my kids.
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What Is Clean Keto + Whole30?
I saw the amazing results people had losing weight eating keto, but was really discouraged by seeing what they were eating. So many of the recipes were just poor quality meats. No focus on humanely raised/organic/hormone + antibiotic free meat. Consuming tons of dairy. And not a lot of focus on organic vegetables. The last straw was when I saw a person sharing their lunch that was 6 burger patties topped with cheese from McDonalds, yikes! Many people call this Dirty Keto. I knew there had to be a better way.
I combined my amazing relationship with food and quality ingredients that I learned from Whole30 with the high fat, moderate protein, low carb goal of keto and created a Clean Keto Whole30 hybrid that has worked perfect for me.
What Foods Do I Eat on Clean Keto + Whole30?
Here is a list of all the foods I eat that are clean keto + whole30. Click here to download + print! It includes carb counts per serving for the fruits + vegetables!
Click here to download + print the eating guide!
What Recipes Do You Cook?
You can see all of my clean keto + whole30 recipes here! There are so many delicious (and healthy!) meals you can make!
Why Don’t You Eat Dairy?
Dairy is high fat, low carb, and a ton of people eating keto consume a lot of dairy.
For me, dairy gives me an upset stomach. I discovered this after my first whole30. After reintroducing dairy I noticed issues right away. So my food freedom rarely includes dairy. Going forward, I eat dairy free keto.
Cow dairy is much harder for humans to digest. A better choice is sheep or goat dairy since its protein structures are closer to human milk and easier to digest. I’ll occasionally have some goat cheese or sheeps milk cheese.
For milk, I’m 100% almond milk. My homemade is delicious!
This is what works for me. You may be fine digesting dairy! Listen to your body and do what works best for you.
Was It Hard To Give Up Sugar?
Absolutely! I am very addicted to sugar. The more I have of it, the more I want it. Was definitely hard those first few weeks.
After going without it for so long, I don’t even miss it. When eating fruit, it tastes so unbelievably sweet now! It is natures candy!
Do I Eat Any Low Carb Sugars?
If I’m not committed to a Whole30, I will occasionally have small amounts of monk fruit or coconut sugar. Only if I’m doing some keto baking, like in my almond butter cookies or brownies or pumpkin muffins. But this is extremely rare. I mostly stick to real foods.
Do I Drink Alcohol?
If I’m not committed to a Whole30, I will occasionally have 1 or 2 glasses of wine or a vodka soda. A vodka soda is lower in carbs, and a better fit for the keto diet. But sometimes I love pairing a good glass of wine with my dinner.
This is also very rare. And I rarely go over 2 drinks. Since I’m eating lower carb, my body absorbs the alcohol much more quickly.
Plus, being a full time mom to 2 kids doesn’t allow me the joys of sleeping in the next morning! Ha!
Do you Eat Like This All The Time?
No. Not 100% of the time. I find I have better results if I don’t restrict myself too much. I eat like this 95% of the time. With very occasional indulgences. Maybe 1 or 2 meals a month that I’ll have bread or dairy or sugar.
Nothing wrong with that! It’s all about balance.
21 Comments on “The Clean Keto + Whole30 Foods I Eat”
This is awesome! I just found your blog. I believe in Whole 30, and also low carb.. and do find that I feel less bloated when I cut dairy. I LOVE cheese and Greek yogurt, I’m not intolerant, I simply feel better not having dairy.
I’m fighting peri-menopause stages and refuse to let hormones take me over. It’s hard. Really hard. I’m 3 weeks eating clean, 12 lbs down and feel great. This combo of Keto/Whole30 “Kole30” I call it- is my game changer!
Hi Jennifer! First off, WELCOME! I am so glad you are here! It sounds like you’re going through a lot right now, and I am so happy to have you here following along. This is such a lovely, supportive community and you will fit right in. 3 weeks in and 12 pounds down already!? SO amazing! You got this! And I love “Kole30”- so good!
Hey there! Been following you for a while and many of your recipes have made it into my “DEFINITELY MAKING THIS AGAIN!” binder. (Your Chicken Piccata is THE best chicken piccata recipe I’ve tried — and i have tried sooo many!)
Originally, I was focusing solely on Whole30 but am now ready to transition to low-carb/keto, and your list of recipes look amazing, and can’t wait to make them!
Question for you…i’ve been checking a bunch of spices’ nutritional facts and some, like onion powder for example are pretty high. Is there really no need to worry about these when cooking keto/low-carb?
Thanks for all your kind words! You’re the sweetest!
And yes, onion powder is made from onions (dried and then ground), so it is higher carb in super large quantities, just like onions are as well. But usually you’re using just a teaspoon, maybe even less. Such a small amount it’s a very low carb number. I don’t worry about those much at all.
What are the portion sizes to these carb calculations for each food?
The portion size is 1/2 cup for fruits and vegetables, 1/4 cup for nuts and 1 tablespoon for oils Ayla.
Hi! I am a longtime whole30 devotee and am trying to do a keto + whole30 hybrid as a food freedom strategy, so I’m loving all your tips and recipes!
Quick question on this “cheat sheet” resource – what serving sizes are you using to derive these net carbs per item? I’ve never seen you use a food scale on instagram so wondering how you measure and track you veggie and fruit servings? Is there any way to track these net carbs that’s a little less intense than measuring/weighing? One of my favorite aspects of whole30 is not having to worry about counting/tracking obsessively like that.
Thanks so much for reaching out Kristen. For most fruits and veggies the serving size is roughly 1/2 cup. I do not weigh or measure, I usually just eyeball the serving size. After all these years, I have become a pretty accurate guesser!
thx for all the work you put into sharing this:) I just finished my first whole30 and am setting myself up for my “food freedom” journey. we eat similarly & your posts are an excellent resource! cheers:)
I am so happy you liked my post on clean eating Christy. I love sharing tips and recipes and when they are well received it makes it all worthwhile. Congratulations on completing your first Whole30. That is fantastic!
OMG! You are my savior! My boyfriend and I have been on and off Keto for a couple weeks now but it has been a struggle. We love Taco Bell and Makai so completely changing our way of eating is a challenge to say the least. I first found the app LifeSum which helps track macros and they do have recipes but they were so blegh and boring. I’m the kinda gal who loves herself some variety and gets bored quickly if I’m not a fan of it. I’ve also been struggling with reorganizing my kitchen to be Keto friendly. Your website has such an easy access way into Keto PLUS eating clean which has been hard for me to find. All I have to say is thank goodness for Pinterest and searching fridge organizing for Keto or else I would have never found your site. Can’t wait to get started!!! <3
Thank you so much for reaching out! You absolutely made my day Noelani. I absolutely love sharing tips and recipes and when they are well received it makes it all worthwhile!
Congratulations to you and your boyfriend on your journey to better health. You’ve got this friend. I too was a big fan of Taco Bell, etc., but I feel so much better since I have been eating clean and healthy. It has been a game changer during this pandemic.
I wish you so much success on your journey!
What brands of wines have you found that are lowest in Carbs?
I have found the pinot noir or merlot have the lowest carbs. The brand really doesn’t matter or vary much. I tend to stick to one of those. Red wine is definitely lower in carbs than white.
“A better choice is sheep or goat dairy since it’s protein structures are closer to human milk and easier to digest.”
Its* – no apostrophe in the possessive.
Thanks for catching my mistake Cricket. Those are always a bit tricky for me!
Wow, Cricket. Good catch…
I love this list so well done and comprehensive. I have been clean Paleo but really want to try very clean KETO and I love that you have all these recipes not drenched in dairy and focus on clean foods. I also appreciate that your blog is so comprehensive, many Instagram foodies just focus on their Instagram accounts and sometimes I feel overwhelmed by Instagram and love that your blog is so well done, can’t wait to get started and thank you again for the wonderful content.
I am so happy you like this Lynda! I am so thrilled that it was helpful to you. Thank you for your VERY kind words on my blog contents. I so appreciate it!
I just love following you. You are such an inspiration. I did my first whole 30 in Sept. and have pretty much stayed focused until Halloween, when I totally blew it, so now I’m on track again. JI actually love eating this way. I have been a Weight Watcher on and off for years and have lost weight, but gained it back every time. I too need to lose weight again and I was surprised when I didn’t really lose much weight after my full 30 days of Whole 30. I’m wondering if my portions are too big and my fat content is too much. Do you any help with that?
You don’t mention portions, but I know they really do in the Whole 30 book. So I’m feeling that is the problem I’m having. I’d love to hear your thoughts. And of course the exercise is most helpful…and I know as we get older (like I am) it’s much harder to get off.
Thank you for all your work and help and inspiration.
Hi Jean, Thank you so much for your kind words! What a nice comment to receive. Don’t get down on yourself when you get off track eating, the important thing is that you get back on track as soon as possible. As far as portion size here is what Whole 30 recommends:
I sure hope this is helpful. Keep up the good work and remember to be kind to yourself!