Wondering what groceries to buy at Walmart when you’re doing a Whole30? Shop to stock your fridge, freezer, and pantry right! This Whole30 Walmart Grocery Guide is the ultimate round up of compliant and approved products, complete with the price of each item!
Table of Contents:
- Sauces, Spreads, and Condiments
- Snacks, Travel & Emergency Food
- Meat, Eggs, and Seafood
- Freezer Aisle
- Pantry Staples
Prepping for a Successful Whole30
Would you like to know the number one most important thing I do to set myself up for a successful Whole30? Keep my home stocked with Whole30 compliant groceries. Seriously.
Because being prepared with compliant food can make or break your Whole30.
So if you’re wondering what groceries you should put on your list when you’re doing a Whole30, I got you covered! In this post, I’ll tell you what Whole30 compliant groceries are found at Walmart, along with the prices in every photo!
Once you’ve got all your groceries, check out my Whole30 Recipes section for tons of compliant recipes!
Why I love shopping for my Whole30 at Walmart:
People are always surprised to hear I do get mostly everything on my Whole30 shopping list at Walmart. I started shopping there because it was the closest store to where I lived, and you know what? I was impressed!
Time after time, the quality of their produce was great, the selection was amazing (they carry a TON of Whole30 Approved brands), and guess what else? Their FREE online grocery pick up changed my life. More on that coming in a bit.
I really wanted to put together this Whole30 Walmart Grocery Guide to share all the amazing things available at the store in pretty much everybody’s backyard!
The only things I didn’t find? Compliant bacon, compliant mayo, and lunch meat (except prosciutto and salami… but I’m talking about things I can pack in my kids’ lunch boxes). You’re better than that, Walmart. I mean, seriously, if you’re gonna do this thing, do it right!
The Life-Changing Magic of Walmart Online Ordering & Store Pickup
Like I said, grocery pickup in a total game-changer, and this is coming from someone who really likes grocery shopping. Ever since I had kids, though, grocery shopping isn’t that great. It’s always a little rushed, timed between naps, meals, and meltdowns, and even when I bring a list, I inevitably forget something important and have to make a second trip to the store.
Grocery pickup is so good for my budget, my Whole30, and my sanity.
Every week, I make a basic meal plan, then sit down and use that to make my Walmart Shopping List. I add the groceries to my online order all at once. As I start to run out of things throughout the week, I just add those things to the list, too (an added convenience is the Walmart app that you can get on your phone).
There is almost always pickup availability SAME DAY or at the very least, the next day, at the store near me, so whenever you’re ready to go get everything, to pick up your order, you just schedule your time. All you need to do then, is go get it.
The best part about it is there’s no wandering the aisles and absolutely no emergency bathroom trips with a cart full of kids. It’s so much less stress! And if I’m being completely honest, whenever I’m waiting pick up my order, I watch all the people going into the store and kind of feel sorry for them. I’m sure they’re fine, but still.
I totally recommend taking advantage of grocery pick-up from Walmart or whatever grocer near you offers it.
It’ll definitely help keep you in line with your budget and also keep you from picking up those oh so tempting non-compliant items. Feel free to use my referral link if you want to try Walmart’s service — it’d give you $10 off your first order (I’d also get $10 as a referral bonus, but I’m not sharing it for that reason… just trying to help spread the joy of online shopping)!
But anyway, here’s some of what I found that’d be great for your next Whole30! Let me know in the comments below if YOU find anything else at your local store! Happy shopping!
Your Whole30 Walmart Grocery Guide with Prices!
*Always double check ingredients lists, as food companies can make changes and I’m not totally perfect. I’m pretty close, just not 100% (wink).
Sauces, Spreads & Condiments
Shelf Stable Condiments
I used to make all of my own salad dressings, ketchup and mayo, but honestly, I just don’t have the time for it. And at these price points, I think it’s *usually* worth it to just buy a few and keep them for when you need them.
What I found:
- Tessemae’s Salad Dressings: $3.97 – $4.46
You’ll find their salad dressings in the refrigerated section AND the pantry aisle. There are a few flavors that aren’t compliant so look for the Whole30 Approved mark or double check the label (I use their Ranch on my Whole30 BBQ Chicken & Ranch Sliders).
- Frank’s Hot Sauce: $2.62
This is such a staple in our house! We use it on eggs and lettuce wraps, and it’s perfect for my Paleo Buffalo Chicken Nachos!!
- Sir Kensington’s Buffalo Ranch: $3.96
- Primal Kitchen Foods Ketchup: $4.47
- Tessemae’s Ketchup: $3.96
- Primal Kitchen Foods Mayo is available at select Walmarts (I’m told), but not at mine. Check out my full list of Whole30 Mayo brands and where to buy them.
- Almost every classic yellow mustard I saw was compliant but I didn’t bother taking a photo because yellow mustard is yellow mustard is yellow mustard. You know what I mean?
Get your zoodles ready because these tomato sauces are compliant! There are actually a lot of compliant tomato sauces available, and just as many noncompliant items with sneaky sugar and dairy. Be sure to check your labels!
What I found:
- Italia Arrabbiata Sauce: $2.98.
- Rao’s Homemade Tomato Basil: $6.24.
Rao’s also offers compliant Marinara and Arrabiata sauces that are out of this world! I love the Arrabbiata in my Whole30 Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe!
- Lucini Roasted Garlic Marinara: $5.87.
Refrigerated Section Condiments
Lettuce wraps are boring no more! Don’t forget the refrigerated section for your condiments!
What I found:
- Cleveland Kraut: $5.44
It’s crunchier than Farmhouse Culture, which took some getting used to, but now I prefer it! *Update: The Gnar Gnar flavor is NOT compliant!
- Good Foods Buffalo Style Dip: $3.98
It’s available in the refrigerated aisle near the salad kits, and it sounds really interesting!
- Grillo’s Pickles and pickle chips: $4.78
- Guac on guac on guac! I didn’t read every single label because there were SO MANY OPTIONS, but of the 10 or so brands and shapes and sizes that I did check, they were all compliant. Very nice!
Snacks, Travel, and Emergency Food
I was pleasantly surprised to find so many travel friendly options available at Walmart!
What I found:
- GAEA Olives: $1.47
There were a few different flavors, all in tiny packets and totally compliant! Great for a plated fat on the go.
- RXbar Vanilla Almond Butter: $1.24 for the packet, $9.96 for a tub.
Use caution with these! They’re super sweet and definitely wade deep into SWYPO territory, or at the very least can be a food with no brakes snack. That said, they’re a solid option to keep in your purse or for long days of travel.
- Chomps Meat Sticks (Whole30 Approved!): $1.98
My husband loves the Jalapeno one. If you can’t find them in stores, you can use my discount code COOKATHOME for 15% off their website.
- Wild Zora Meat Bars: $2.48
- Dole Fruit Cups in 100% juice: $5.98
I don’t love Dole as a company but hey, you gotta take what you can get. I also found compliant mandarin oranges.
- GAEA individual packages of marinated vegetables and herbs in oil: $2.47.
These are very salty, but good if you need some shelf stable veg on the go.
- Epic Bars: $2.36
They’re not all compliant, so check, but we really like the Venison bars (even my one year old!)
- Mott’s Unsweetened Apple Sauce Cups: $1.88
- Wonderful Pistachios: $2.98
Meat & Seafood
*Reminder: There are lots of compliant options because ALL MEAT, SEAFOOD AND EGGS are compliant, so long as there’s nothing noncompliant added to them. So yes, the 79 cent eggs are a-okay. Conventional beef? Perfectly fine!
Just always check the labels and make sure there’s no sneaky sugar or junk added. Below I’m sharing a few of the more specialty items I think are cool to find, but this is by no means an exhaustive list of compliant items.
What I found:
- Ready-to-cook Slow Cooker Beef and Veggies: $15.48
Basically, there’s no chopping or prep work required with this- it does include a seasoning packet but I couldn’t really tell if it was compliant or not (the package had gotten wet and was hard to read). I err on the side of caution, so I’d add my own seasonings, dump it in the crock pot, and enjoy!
- Organic Turkey: $5.83
- Ground Bison: $8.98
- Grass-fed Beef: $5.98
- Organic Chicken Thighs: $5.24
All of these are things that, just a few years ago, would be unheard of for a store like Walmart! I think it’s really cool to see options like that here here!
Cured Meats and Eggs
What I found:
- Aidell’s Chicken and Apple sausages: $4.58
These have been a staple in our household for yeaaaaars. They’re good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, pretty much whenever!
- Nova Smoked Salmon: $6.76
Smoked salmon is hit or miss, with sugars or sulphates sometimes added, but when you find some compliant smoked salmon, buy it! It is SO good.
Use it to make my Smoked Salmon Frittata!
- Applegate Hot Dogs: $4.98
They’re are on my grocery list EVERY SINGLE WEEK. Super kid friendly!
- Great Value Hard Boiled Eggs: $1.97
- Pete & Gerry’s Eggs: $4.98
They’re expensive as hell but super delicious and worth the splurge.
- Del Duca Prosciutto: $6.88
Prosciutto is almost always compliant (the only ingredients are usually pork and salt), but always check because you never know! This brand works perfectly.
Use it when you make Prosciutto Wrapped Pears!
- Great Value Organic Eggs: $2.98
Use them to make my Chorizo, Potato, and Kale Frittata!
Complete Freezer Meals
Here’s the list of Whole30 compliant freezer meals you can find at Walmart! Five years ago, that was a pipe dream. Not anymore friends!
What I found:
- Beetnik Paleo: $5.99
They’re all organic, grass fed, etc., and tasty, but I find myself a little hungry still after.
- Grandcestors (Whole30 Approved): $7.98
Here’s another option that has a big ole Whole30 Approved stamp right there on the front of their package, but for me, five bucks is about where I draw the line for a frozen meal, so we haven’t tried them yet.
- Great Value Freezer meals (Whole30 Approved, of course!): $4.98
We always keep a few in the freezer for busy days. The price is great and they’re all pretty tasty! My husband likes the Pesto Chicken one best.
Veggies & Bone Broths
There’s a great range of frozen fruit and vegetable options at Walmart, from conventional to organic.
What I found:
- Organic Butternut Squash: $1.87
- Bonafide Provisions Bone Broths (Whole30 Approved!): $7.98
These Chicken and Beef Bone Broths are on my list of Whole30 bone broths, and they’re SO GOOD. I use them all the time!
- Great Value Organic Beets: $1.87
- Great Value Broccoli Florets: $1.00
- Green Giant Cauliflower Rice (multipack): $7.98
Use it for to make Cauliflower Tabbouleh!
- Green GiantVeggie Spirals: $3.48
These would be a nice option to keep around, too!
Spices & Seasoning Blends
Lots and lots of spice options are available, with prices ranging from 98 cents to about 12 bucks. Most are compliant but always check, especially seasoning blends, because I see sugar in a lot of them.
What I found:
- Zen of Slow Cooking: $2.96
has compliant Southwest, Tuscan, and Indian Dal slow cooker blends
- Riega Organics: $1.27
Their Taco, Fajita, and Veggie seasoning blends were all compliant!
- McCormick and Great Value both offer a huge variety of spices, a lot organic, ranging in price from $1.98 – $7.94.
- Badia: $0.98
Almost all of their spices are under a dollar and come in little baggies. I think this is a nice way to try something new but don’t want to drop $10 on a bottle.
Want to know the things I always, always keep in my pantry? It’s the things in this photo. I’m serious, you guys! These are all pantry staples!
What I found:
- Wild Planet Foods, Starkist Tuna, and more, ranging in price from $1.98 – $3.24.
There are a ton of compliant tuna options and a few that aren’t compliant, so remember to R those L’s.
- Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk: $1.98
Make my Whole30 Coconut Mojito Mocktail!
- MaraNatha Almond Butter: $15.48
I take a scoop whenever I notice my meal didn’t have a fat.. which happens to me a lot!
- Imagine Chicken Broth & Chicken Bone Broth: $2.48 – $2.98
- Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour: $19.96
- Wildcrafted Turmeric Paste: $4.98
This is a really nice flavor booster in soups, stews, eggs, and more.
Cooking Oils & Ghee
I’m an oil lady! Using a variety of cooking oils is such a simple way to incorporate new flavors into your recipes. Just be careful, spray oils sometimes have non-compliant emulsifiers and even oils you’d assume are single ingredient can be mixed with junk. That said, there are TONS of compliant options.
What I found:
- Fatworks Duck Fat, Lard, and Tallow: $13.97
Wow, what a time to be alive! Animal fats are available at Walmart!? Can we just take a second to recognize how cool that is?!
- Chosen Foods Avocado Oil: $4.48
I like to keep compliant spray avocado oil around to make life a little simpler (it’s awesome for high heat cooking)!
- Kelapo Ghee: $8.84
This another a staple in my house and the first time I tried it, I was totally hooked.
- Avocado Oil: The prices ranged from $10.98 – $14.94
- CoCaVo Coconut/Avocado Oil blends: $6.98
They comes in various flavors. I haven’t tried them myself yet, but it sounds like it’d be really flavorful without being too coconut-y.
- Pompeian Organic Spray Olive Oil: $2.98
I use it for whatever I put in my air fryer!
- La Tourangelle Sesame and Walnut Oil: $9.97
Use the sesame oil in Egg Roll in a Bowl!
Sparkling Water, Kombucha, and Fruit Juice
There’s just something fun about drinking something fun that makes you feel… normal (?) when you’re doing the Whole30. Do you know what I mean? It’s really nice that there are soooo many drink options, lightly sweet and fizzy, just what I enjoy on a hot day!
What I found:
- WTRMLN Watermelon Juice: $2.48
This sounds like it would be life changing in a mocktail!
- Harmless Coconut Water: $4.38 (in the produce/refrigerated section)
- GTs Kombucha: $2.67 – $2.97
Use it to make Collagen Kombucha Slushie.
- Purity is really nice, lightly sweet and bubbly, too (it’s closer in flavor to Spindrift)!
- C2O Coconut Water (in beverage aisle): $1.25
- A whole friggin Coconut, all wrapped in plastic with a straw attached, in case you want the real deal. It seemed like a novelty item to me, I guess. Would you buy that?
- We alternate between buying La Croix, Bubly, and Waterloo, and the prices are usually between $2.98 – $3.38, depending on what’s on rollback.
Use them in my Strawberry Basil Smash Mocktail or Grapefruit Sage Sparkler Mocktail recipes.
Coffee & Tea
You don’t have to give up your coffee or tea just because you’re doing Whole30! You do have to be careful about what you have, though. Check it out!
What I found:
- Starbucks Iced Coffee: $4.53
It’s unflavored but would be so refreshing on its own or with a splash of Nutpods!
- Chameleon Cold Brew: $8.64
Use it to make my Banana Coffee Smoothie! Their cold brew Mocha and Black Coffees are both compliant! Here’s the link to the product page so you can confirm the ingredients.
- So Fresco Turmeric and Cayenne Shots: $1.98
I’m totally getting one next time I have a head cold!
- Pure Leaf Unsweetened Iced Tea: $1.97
- Gold Peak Unsweetened Iced Tea: $3.12
Easy and good for a hot day!
So that’s it, everything on my Whole30 Walmart Shopping list! Now I need a nap.
I’d love to know — What do you think of this Whole30 Walmart Grocery Guide? Did I miss anything, or do you have anything different at your local store? Let me know in the comments below!
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