For some of us, preparing for Whole30 means scouring the web for recipes, polishing off the last of our booze (OK, we would’ve done that one anyway), and carbo-loading like we’ll never see another croissant. But thanks to Applegate, there’s no need to preemptively mourn the loss of all food ever: Applegate makes natural and organic meats that are humanely raised without antibiotics—and never contain artificial fillers (gross). With the help of these Whole30-friendly meats, you can still go ham on every meal of the day.
Step one to Whole30 success is bringing home the bacon. We’re talking the old-fashioned, hardwood-smoked bacon that motivates us to be better morning people. Add this sugar-free treat to an egg and veggie scramble, wrap around asparagus, or stick in a breadless BLT.
It’s not Thanksgiving anymore, but we don’t care. We’ll gobble down these organic turkey burgers to the left, right, and center of November. Swap out the bun for a portabella ‘shroom (or two) and serve up some homemade sweet potato fries on the side.
Going Whole30 doesn’t mean you can never host again. Sure, crackers and cheese used to be our go-to hors d’oeuvres, but with a little prosciutto and creativity, you can serve up some equally awesome apps. Wrap around cantaloupe wedges for a classic prosciutto e melone, and your guests might just leave your party Whole30 converts.
Cooking to impress but too lazy to do more than throw things into a pan? We’ve all been there. Here’s a great way to bust out a bougie Whole30 dinner with literally zero effort: Throw this sweet sausage over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash and top it off with some sugar-free tomato sauce. Trust us, this sausage is the way to any Whole30er’s heart.
Who said the perfect taco needs a tortilla? Just toss these chicken breast strips into lettuce with your favorite roasted veggies and Whole30-approved salsa, and it’s a wrap.
Didn’t think you could eat hot dogs while trying to be healthy? Think again! These dogs are all beef, pork, and childhood nostalgia. Ditch the bun, dress them up with some sugar-free ketchup, and feel like you’re 8 again at a baseball game. On a budget? Thanks to all the price cutting Amazon is doing at Whole Foods, they may actually be cheaper there, especially if you’re a Prime member.
Forget dinner—we eat this all day long. Made from organic chicken and sweet dried apples, this is a staple we can’t live without. Add it to a mash with sweet potato and egg, toss it on top of a salad, or quickly heat it up and eat it whole for a simple snack (OK, maybe only do that in private).