One of the most requested posts I had this month was about easy Whole 30 snacks and breakfasts. The truth is that it’s pretty easy to do Whole 30 lunches.. order a salad minus the cheese and croutons and you’re good to go basically. But it’s the breakfasts and the snacks.. eliminating your cereal, pancakes, granola bars, cookies, crackers, breakfast tacos, and whatever else you eat throughout the day can make it difficult to feel “full” or satisfied.
None of these ideas are super fancy or revolutionary.. but I’m just being honest about what I’ve been eating and giving suggestions for what you could eat. Because let’s be honest.. I’m not much of a breakfast person at all. And I don’t even usually snack that often. Typically I only eat two meals a day, and I eat WAY more than my portion size. Haha. Just laying that out there. During Whole 30, because I’m taking in less calories, I do feel the need to snack a little more often. I’m totally the girl on the go so these are things that are FAST, EASY, and/or require little to no effort. Here is what I suggest:
-Boil (or microwave) a sweet potato. Mash it and LOAD it with cinnamon. I often eat this with sliced banana and it really takes care of the sugar cravings.
-Bacon and eggs and potatoes. Find Whole 30 compliant bacon brands here. [Most bacons have added sugar].
-Drink your coffee with coconut milk or Whole 30 approved almond milk rather than cream and sugar.
-ACAI BOWLS!! I crave them, all the time! My friend Lauren from A Lo Profile has a good Whole 30 compliant recipe on her blog.
-Apples with almond butter and cinnamon.
-My mom and sisters will eat beets for breakfast.. I don’t recommend this HAHA but if you’re into beets, then more power to you!!
-You can do some sort of egg bake with chicken/turkey sausage and veggies (spinach, zucchini, peppers, onions)
-Smoked salmon or tuna with a poached egg and cucumbers.
-Certain deli meat brands are Whole 30 compliant, and you can find suggestions here. Sometimes I eat these with almonds or walnuts.
-Lara bars! Most flavors are compliant but steer clear of the peanut butter and/or chocolate ones. It’s interesting, because the Whole 30 official website says that they don’t necessarily recommend Lara Bars to “satisfy sugar cravings” because it “violates the spirit and intention of the Whole 30 program.” *shrugs* *rolls eyes* *moves on*
-GT’s Kombucha is one of the only compliant kombucha brands at grocery stores. This satisfies my sugar craving a lot, and gives VERY MILD alcohol satisfaction. Haha! You may also like the carbonation of La Croix, but I personally am not a huge La Croix fan.
–Certain brands of pickles.
-Dried fruits: figs, apricots, dates, mangoes, apples, banana chips, raisins. Always read the label to make sure there’s no added sugar. For example, I was surprised to find out that almost every single cranberry brand has added cane sugar.
-Half an avocado with olive oil and salt (super filling!). Yes you can eat it with Trader Joe’s “Everything But Bagel” seasoning too if you like!
-Cutie oranges, I eat these almost every day.
-Mangoes with lemon and chili powder.
-Shishito peppers + salt.
-Berries, apples, and grapes in a bowl.
-Trader Joe’s cilantro lime turkey burgers + guacamole.
I hope this helps. If you have any ideas to add, I’d love to start a thread here!