If you’ve decided to try out Whole30, you’re going to need a bunch of Whole30 snack ideas to help you get through it. The trendy diet you’ve probably seen on Instagram is 30 days long and notoriously difficult to get through, because it eliminates all grains, legumes, dairy, added sugars, and processed foods. Fruit, vegetables, meat and fish are what you’re left with, which means finding recipes that fit the bill is that much harder.
Know that the Whole30 is definitely a restrictive diet, and that it certainly isn’t for everybody. Eliminating entire food groups is hard, and SELF has reported at length that going on an elimination diet without first consulting a doctor is a bad idea. (Anyone with a history of disordered eating should likely steer clear of the Whole30 or any other plan that involves restrictive rules, but again, your best bet is to consult a doctor.) If you do decide to take on a Whole30, a doctor or a registered dietitian can give you expert advice on how to make sure you’re getting the energy and nutrients you need throughout the 30-day program.
As past and present Whole30 adherents know, it’s especially difficult to avoid the forbidden processed foods during the day, when you’re out and about and far from the comforts of your well-stocked and compliant refrigerator and much, much closer to dreaded office vending machines. When hunger strikes out of the blue, you need some healthy snacks that don’t break the rules to keep you energized and satisfied until it’s time to sit down to your next meal.
These 31 Whole30 snacks range from ideas you can make in bulk during Sunday meal prep (so you can eat them whenever) to recipes that need to be made fresh, but don’t take longer than 10 minutes to throw together. Spiced nuts, grainless granola, and crispy green beans are some of the ones you can stock away for a rainy day, while deviled eggs and turkey-wrapped peaches will be ready in a pinch and make great appetizers to boot.