When I'm getting ready to do another Whole30 I always make a trip to the supermarket or farmer's market and load up on fresh and sometimes frozen veggies and fruit. I also load up on coconut milk, ensuring that it's the kind that is simply coconut cream and water.
We have a fully stocked freezer full of pork, chicken and beef. We generally order quarter cows and half pigs and share them with a coworker who lives in the country. He's our 'meat guy' and I'm forever grateful to him for supplying us with these lovely animals.
I also always have at least a dozen eggs hard boiled and ready to go in the fridge at all times during a Whole30. They're perfect portable little protein bombs. If we're at the splash pad or the park, I'll often pack a bunch of hard boiled eggs or egg salad and have them with raw veggies.
Costco can be a treasure trove of things during a Whole30. Canned tuna and salmon, coconut oil, lean cuts of meat, if you're not able to source from a farm, nuts, nut butters, olive oil, eggs, and produce.
I will always have a jar of homemade mayo in the fridge, too. It's perfect for a quick lunch of tuna, salmon, egg or even chicken salad. I love to top cucumbers or peppers with some form of creamy, mayo-y salad.
Precook some meat and have it ready to go in the fridge. Oftentimes I'll cook up a bit of extra meat and have it leftover in the fridge for lunch the next day. I'll also try to have some veg cooked up and ready to go or some raw veggies cut into strips. Portable, pre-prepped food is my best friend during a Whole30.
Of course it's necessary to do a huge purge. Get rid of temptation from the house. I double check my cupboards and fridge to make sure it's clear of all sugary and tempting things.
It seems daunting, but it doesn't have to be. I just take an afternoon and get everything done. The end result is absolutely worth it. I promise.
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