The Ultimate Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping Guide – an extensive list and photos of everything that is Whole30 compliant and approved at Trader Joe’s. Updated as of December 2018.

Trader Joe's grocery cart with whole30 compliant items

Trader Joe’s is my absolute favorite grocery store. It’s so much more than a grocery store! It’s fun! Their hand drawn pricing tags? The organic lollipops they give my 3 year old as we shop? The super friendly workers who honestly feel like my friends, and we stop and chat and catch up when I shop because I’m there so often.

How does Trader Joe’s keep bringing in products that I love?! Why yes, I would love some teeny avocados, how did you know Trader Joe’s? Frozen coconut chunks? Didn’t even know that was I thing but if you carry it I must need it!

Ever wondered what is Whole30 approved at Trader Joe’s? I’ve compiled the ultimate list for you, complete with photos of every item to make your shopping experience as easy as possible.

And by ultimate, I mean *ultimate*. I spent almost 4 hours reading the labels of every. single. item. at Trader Joe’s so you won’t have to.

Before we start, a little information. First, if you’re new to Whole30, I have a Whole30 beginners guide to give you an overview of the program, as well as what foods and ingredients are compliant.

Second, products at Trader Joe’s vary season to season. For example, in the summer you’ll find peaches in stock, in the winter you’ll find spaghetti squash. I did this shopping guide in December 2018 at my Trader Joe’s in Danville, California. I will update this guide frequently to keep it up to date.

Third, this is not sponsored in any way. I just genuinely like Trader Joe’s. More like love Trader Joe’s. And you will too with the wide variety of fresh produce, prepped produce, frozen vegetables, pantry staples, and ALL the nuts available at Trader Joe’s.

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Fresh Produce

Any fruit or vegetable! (Except corn, peas & lima beans) Organic is always best. I did take a picture of every single fruit and vegetable, but decided that was overkill to include all of those, ha! 

Trader Joe's Fresh Produce

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Fresh Herbs

I got oh so excited when Trader Joe’s started carrying big bunches of parsley and cilantro in 2018!

Whole30 Trader Joes Fresh Herbs

  1. Parsley
  2. Cilantro
  3. Basil
  4. Sage + rosemary
  5. Thyme + dill
  6. Mint + cilantro

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Convenience Produce

Trader Joe’s has tons of prepped vegetables and fruit to save you time on meal prepping and dinner preparation. Here are all the prepped fruits and vegetables that are Whole30 compliant at Trader Joe’s.

Trader Joe's Convenience Produce

  1. Broccoli slaw
  2. Organic shredded coleslaw mix
  3. Shredded carrots
  4. Organic chestnuts (seasonal)
  5. Steamed + peeled baby beets
  6. Pomegranate seeds (seasonal)

Trader Joe's Convenience Produce

  1. Healthy 8 chopped veggie mix
  2. Shaved brussels sprouts
  3. Butternut squash zig zags
  4. Zucchini spirals
  5. Sweet potato ribbons
  6. Cut and washed organic tuscan kale

Trader Joe's Convenience Produce

  1. Organic broccoli florets
  2. Riced cauliflower
  3. Cut butternut squash
  4. Cut spaghetti squash
  5. Butternut squash spirals
  6. Peeled garlic

Trader Joe's Convenience Produce

  1. Mirepoix
  2. Diced onions
  3. Riced vegetable medley
  4. Riced broccoli

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Dips, Sauces + Dressing

A great way to add more excitement to cooked meat and vegetables!

Whole30 Trader Joes Refrigerated Sauces, Dips and Dressings-1

  1. Salsa verde
  2. Hatch valley salsa
  3. Hot pico de gallo salsa
  4. Mild Homestyle salsa especial (my personal favorite)
  5. Mild pico de gallo
  6. Chunky spicy guacamole authentico

Whole30 Trader Joes Refrigerated Sauces, Dips and Dressings-1

  1. Avocado’s number guacamole
  2. Avocado’s number guacamole to go
  3. Green goddess salad dressing (the only Whole30 compliant salad dressing at Trader Joe’s, in the fridge section)
  4. Marinara Sauce (the only Whole30 compliant marinara sauce at Trader Joe’s, in the fridge section)

Whole30 Trader Joes Refrigerated Sauces, Dips and Dressings-1

  1. Olive tapenade
  2. Vegan kale cashew + basil pesto
  3. Organic tomatillo + roasted yellow chili salsa

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Refrigerated Meat + Eggs

I get my meat from ButcherBox, which is the highest quality and the best match for the Whole30 program. (Here’s why I highly recommend it.) But Trader Joe’s sells organic meats as well that would be my second best choice. As well as sausage and lunch meat that ButcherBox doesn’t carry.

Trader Joe's Whole30 Refrigerated Meat + Eggs

  1. Organic chicken breasts
  2. Organic chicken breasts, big pack
  3. Organic whole chicken
  4. Organic oven roasted turkey breast lunch meat
  5. Organic ground turkey
  6. Wild sockeye smoked salmon

Trader Joe's Whole30 Refrigerated Meat + Eggs

  1. Organic ribeye steak
  2. Lamb loin chops
  3. Organic ground beef
  4. Organic top sirloin steak
  5. Organic eggs
  6. Hard boiled peeled eggs

Trader Joe's Whole30 Refrigerated Meat + Eggs

  1. Pork loin chop
  2. Pork tenderloin
  3. Ground pork
  4. Pork loin roast
  5. Sweet italian sausage
  6. Garlic herb chicken sausage

Trader Joe's Whole30 Refrigerated Meat + Eggs

  1. Organic sweet italian sausage
  2. Applegate organic hot dogs
  3. Prosciutto di parma
  4. Sliced prosciutto

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Convenience Meats

Homemade is always best, but sometimes there are those busy nights when you need a quick and convenient protein.

Trader Joe's Convenience meats

  1. Fully cooked pork belly
  2. Turkey burgers
  3. Chile Lime Chicken Burgers
  4. Beef Sirloin Roast

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Canned Meats

Great on top of salads!

Trader Joe's Whole30 Canned Meats

  1. Wild caught sardines in olive oil
  2. Wild caught sockeye salmon
  3. Wild alaskan pink salmon
  4. Wild caught anchovy filets in olive oil
  5. Premium chunk white chicken
  6. Solid white albacore tuna

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Frozen Meat + Seafood

I get my meat from ButcherBox, which is the highest quality and the best match for the Whole30 program. (Here’s why I highly recommend it.) But Trader Joe’s sells organic meats as well that would be my second best choice. As well as frozen seafood that ButcherBox doesn’t carry.

Trader Joe's Frozen meat + seafood

  1. Strip loin steak
  2. Ground beef
  3. Chicken breasts
  4. Chicken wings
  5. Wild caught crab meat
  6. Wild caught red shrimp

Trader Joe's Frozen meat + seafood

  1. Wild ahi tuna steaks
  2. Wild mahi mahi filets
  3. Wild sockeye salmon filets
  4. Wild swordfish steaks
  5. Wild alaska cod
  6. Wild jumbo sea scallops

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Frozen Fruit + Vegetables

Frozen vegetables are great in soups and casseroles! Frozen fruit is always picked and frozen at the peak of freshness. Delicious defrosted to snack on or added to salads.

Trader Joe's Frozen fruit + vegetables

  1. Organic strawberries
  2. Organic cherries
  3. Coconut chunks
  4. Organic raspberries
  5. Peach slices
  6. Organic blueberries

Trader Joe's Frozen fruit + vegetables

  1. Organic mango
  2. Pineapple tidbits
  3. Very cherry berry blend
  4. Beet chunks

Trader Joe's Frozen fruit + vegetables

  1. Artichoke hearts
  2. Melange a trois
  3. Mushroom medley
  4. Chopped spinach
  5. Grilled asparagus spears
  6. Zucchini spirals

Trader Joe's Frozen fruit + vegetables

  1. Organic delicata squash sliced and roasted
  2. Sliced leeks
  3. Brussels sprouts
  4. Grilled cauliflower

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Dried Goods + Pantry Staples

So many amazing items to stock your pantry to enhance your meals! Also, there are many varieties of nut butters,  canned tomatoes, pickles, olives, etc. I photographed my favorites. Always be sure to read the labels!

Whole30 Trader Joes Pantry Staples-1

  1. Organic beef bone broth
  2. Organic chicken bone broth
  3. Organic chicken stock
  4. Sunflower seed spread
  5. Creamy almond butter
  6. Mixed nut butter

Whole30 Trader Joe's Pantry Staples

  1. Organic unsweetened apple sauce
  2. Big + chunky apples
  3. Peach halves in grape juice
  4. Pear halves in grape juice
  5. Organic canned pumpkin
  6. Organic canned butternut squash

Whole30 Trader Joe's Pantry Staples

  1. Kosher dill pickles
  2. Pitted black olives
  3. Pitted green olives
  4. Pitted greek kalamata olives
  5. Pitted kalamata olives in olive oil
  6. Capers

Whole30 Trader Joe's Pantry Staples

  1. Caperberries
  2. Organic canned tomato sauce
  3. Organic diced tomatoes in juice
  4. Tomato paste in a tube
  5. Sun dried tomatoes in olive oil
  6. Sun dried tomatoes

Whole30 Trader Joe's Pantry Staples

  1. Marinated cherry tomatoes
  2. Marinated mediterranean vegetables
  3. Pickled vegetables
  4. Fire roasted red and yellow peppers
  5. Green jackfruit
  6. Fire roasted diced green chiles

Whole30 Trader Joe's Pantry Staples

  1. Organic coconut milk
  2. Organic coconut cream
  3. Organic coconut aminos
  4. Minced garlic

Whole30 Trader Joe's Pantry Staples

  1. Almond flour
  2. Almond meal
  3. Nutritional yeast
  4. Organic chia seeds

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Dried Herbs

All dried herbs except Chile Lime which has sugar, and also avoid the vanilla flavor and get the pure vanilla extract.

Whole30 Trader Joes Dried Herbs & Spices

 

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Condiments Oil + Vinegars

Use in sauces, dressings and dinner recipes. There are also many compliant olive oils and balsamic vinegars, I photographed my favorites. Always read your labels! Note, all of Trader Joe’s mustards and ketchups and mayonnaise are NOT whole30 compliant.

  1. Organic tahini
  2. Fish sauce
  3. Yuzu hot sauce
  4. Sauerkraut
  5. Horseradish

Whole30 Trader Joes Oils + Vinegars

  1. Organic apple cider vinegar
  2. Red wine vinegar
  3. Rice wine vinegar
  4. Balsamic vinegar of modena
  5. Toasted sesame seed oil
  6. Ghee

Whole30 Trader Joes Oils + Vinegars

  1. Organic extra virgin olive oil
  2. Avocado oil
  3. Organic virgin coconut oil
  4. Organic triple filtered refined coconut oil

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Dried Fruit

Tons of dried fruit. Don’t go crazy on this. Whole fruit is better than dried. 

Whole30 Trader Joes Dried Fruit-1

  1. Organic mango
  2. Just mango slices
  3. Dried pineapple rings
  4. Dried flattened banana
  5. Dried white peaches
  6. Dried pear slices

Whole30 Trader Joes Dried Fruit-1

  1. Dried apricots
  2. Organic raisins
  3. Organic golden raisins
  4. Medjool dates
  5. Jumbo raisin medley
  6. Calimyrna figs

Whole30 Trader Joes Dried Fruit-1

  1. Freeze dried strawberries, mango and fuji apple
  2. Freeze dried raspberries, blueberries, honeycrisp apple and banana
  3. Dried baby bananas
  4. Organic unsweetened coconut chips
  5. Organic unsweetened flake coconut
  6. Black mission figs

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Nuts + Seeds

So! Many! Nuts! There are tons to choose from. I photographed my favorites. Be sure to always read your label to avoid sugar/bad oils/butter/etc.

Whole30 Trader Joes Nuts & Seeds-1

  1. Pretty much all these nuts
  2. Raw almonds
  3. Unsalted dry toasted slivered almonds
  4. Dry toasted pine nuts
  5. Raw pecan pieces
  6. Raw pecan halves

Whole30 Trader Joes Nuts & Seeds-1

  1. Organic raw almonds
  2. Walnut halves
  3. Roasted and salted pumpkin seeds
  4. Unsalted dry toasted sliced almonds
  5. Roasted and salted sunflower seeds
  6. Seedy almond salad topper

Whole30 Trader Joe’s Beverages

Some delicious drinks to enjoy along with plenty of water!

Whole30 Trader Joes Beverages-1

  1. Any whole bean or ground coffee
  2. Any tea bag
  3. Tejava black tea
  4. Sparkling mineral water

Whole30 Trader Joes Beverages-1

  1. Organic cold brew coffee
  2. Spindrift
  3. Kettle brewed unsweetened black tea
  4. Kettle brewed unsweetened green & white tea with a hint of mint

Whole30 Trader Joe’s On The Go Snacks

Go easy on most of these. Snacking on whole fruits and vegetables is best. 

Whole30 Trader Joes On The Go Snacks-1

  1. Just a handfulof olives pitted salted manzanilla olives
  2. Organic apple fruit sauce crushers (there’s several flavors)
  3. Epic bar
  4. Cashew apricot date & nut bites with coconut & citrus
  5. Larabar cashew cookie
  6. Larabar cherry pie

Whole30 Trader Joes On The Go Snacks-1

  1. Larabar apple pie
  2. Apple + banana fruit bar
  3. Apple + mango fruit bar
  4. Apple + coconut fruit bar
  5. Apple + strawberry fruit bar

Whole30 Trader Joes On The Go Snacks-1

  1. RX Bar mixed berry
  2. RS Bar blueberry
  3. RX Bar chocolate sea salt