If you’re getting ready for your next Whole30, you might be wondering what groceries you can get at your local Kroger. This guide has got you covered! Shop to stock your fridge, freezer, and pantry right! My Whole30 Kroger Grocery Guide is the ultimate round up of Whole30 compliant and approved products, complete with the price of each item!
Shopping at Kroger
If I had to rate my excitement about this Whole30 Kroger Grocery post on a scale from 1-10, it’d be 11. Not because I love Kroger shopping so much (although I do!). I mean, I’ve already shared Whole30 at Walmart, Costco, and Target grocery guides, so this should be old hat, right? Nope.
I’ve got an extra dose of “WOO!” right now just because of one single, solitary convenience item that’s gonna change the game for me. If you sometimes travel like I do, I hope you have a Kroger nearby. Even if you don’t travel, this item is for you! Keep reading…
And there’s another thing: This is the first time I’ve seen Whole30 compliant bacon in my city. Hurray! I’ll get to all that in a moment, but right now I just want to share more about Kroger.
I started shopping at Kroger when I first moved to Virginia, because at the time, it really was the only grocery store offering some Paleo and Whole30 options. Flash forward to today, and they’re still doing a pretty stand up job.
The Kroger store labels, Private Selection and Simple Truth, offer many, many compliant choices. I was super excited to find so many compliant private label groceries! Overall, I think this is a great store for finding all the Whole30 groceries you’ll need, plus they offer ClickList, an online ordering & pickup service (it costs about $5).
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Sauces & Condiments
Lots of amazing options here!! I’m always beyond thrilled to find so many Whole30 compliant condiments. What I found:
- Primal Kitchen Foods Caesar Salad Dressing and Green Goddess Dressing – $5.99
- The New Primal – Mild, Medium and Hot Buffalo Sauces and Marinades – All $7.99 but on sale for $5.99
- Simple Truth Coconut Aminos – $5.49
- Primal Kitchen Foods Chipotle Lime and Garlic Aioli Mayo – both $10.99
- Franks Red Hot – $3.29
- Chosen Foods Mayo & Keto Mayo (contains MCT oil) – both $7.99
Check out my complete list of Whole30 Compliant Mayo and where to get it!
These are some goodies that are good to keep in your pantry! What I found:
- Bobs Red Mill: Ground Chia Seeds – $10.99 and Hemp Seed Hearts – $10.29
- Simple Truth: Raw Almonds – $6.99
- Genova Tuna: This is one of my favorite tuna brands to use in spicy Habanero Tuna Salad. It’s delicious! – $2.99.
- Thai Kitchen: Coconut Milk – $2.49, and Coconut Cream – $3.99.
Just some miscellaneous stuff to keep in your pantry to whip up dinner in a heartbeat! What I found:
- Thai Kitchen – Fish Sauce $3.29
- Thai Kitchen Red & Green Curry Sauces – $3.29
- Red Boat Whole30 Approved Fish Sauce (Used in my Whole30 Chicken Pad Thai recipe) – $6.99
- Giovanni’s Anchovy Paste: Great for adding savory flavor! $1.99
- Pacific Chicken and Beef Bone Broth – $5.99
- Muir Glen Organic Garden Vegetable and Tomato Basil Sauces – $3.29
- Private Selection: Sun-dried Tomatoes without any gross preservatives, finally!!!! $4.99
Nut & Seed Butters
Hi, healthy fats! You have to be super careful about nut and seed butters, because they so often contain sugars or noncompliant oils, but at Kroger, there were plenty of compliant options! What I found:
- Simple Truth: Almond Butter (Use it in my Whole30 Orange Chicken Meatballs recipe!) – $5.29
- Once Again: Cashew Butter & Almond Butter – $11.99
- Simple Truth: Tahini – $5.99 Use it for my Whole30 Crunchy Asian Salad Dressing!
- SunButter: No Sugar Added Sunflower Seed Butter – $5.99
Whole30 Cooking Oils
There was a massive amount of cooking oils to choose from! I have a thing for oils. I have probably have 8-10 types of ghee and oils in my pantry at any given time. It’s a fun and easy way to infuse flavor into your cooking routine! What I found:
- Plenty of varieties of olive and coconut oil with prices ranging from $2.49 to $21.99, but I also found:
- Simple Truth Ghee in two flavors – $10.99
- Kelapo Ghee – $12.39
- 4th and Heart Ghee (Whole30 Approved! – $11.99
- Private Selection: Beef Tallow – $7.99, and Duck Fat – $8.99
Deli & Refrigerated Section
Hurray for some options in this department, finally! I’ve waited YEARS to find Whole30 compliant bacon and cold cuts in our area. Most of the time, I can find compliant prosciutto, and occasionally, smoked salmon. But Kroger has MORE THAN THAT! What I found:
- Applegate Lunch Meat: Both the Smoked Turkey Breast – $5.49 and Organic Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $6.79 are compliant. Use them in collard wraps for easy packed lunches!
- Applegate Uncured Hot Dogs – $5.59: These are a staple in our household. My kids are obsessed!
- Applegate Turkey Bacon – $4.59: You guys, I found WHOLE30 APPROVED BACON, in a grocery store, right in front of my eyes. It’s Turkey Bacon, but still. Progress! Use it in my Whole30 Broccoli & Bacon Salad.
- Aidell’s Chicken & Apple Sausage – $6.19:I am so thankful that Aidell’s is available in almost every grocery store these days. This is without a doubt the product I’ve leaned on the heaviest during rounds of Whole30 in the past, mostly because it’s so versatile. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, whatever, it works!
If I’m being honest, I try to avoid the deli section when I’m on a round of Whole30. The cheeses are too hard to be around! But I checked the section out tonight and I was surprised to find a few awesome & compliant options here! What I found:
- Boar’s Head Uncured Beef Knockwurst – $7.49
- McClure’s: Spicy Pickles and Garlic Pickles – $7.99
- Boar’s Head Uncured Beef Frankfurters – $4.99
- Rick’s Picks: Pickled Mean Beans (spicy pickled green beans) – $12.99, and Smokra (pickled okra with smoked paprika, yum!) – $9.99
- Boar’s Head: Smoked Uncured Kielbasa (Use it in my Whole30 Kielbasa & Butternut Squash Skillet) – $7.99
Whole30 Meat, Eggs & Seafood
The three Krogers in my city are all different sizes, but each one had an impressive selection of meat, eggs, and seafood. You’ve got a TON of options when you shop at Kroger, so I included some items here that I thought were interesting!
And remember, all meat and eggs are compliant! Just make sure there are no weird additives or sweeteners, and you’re good to go! You don’t have to buy the fancy stuff, unless you want to and can afford it.
What I found:
- Eggs: They ranged in price from $1.19 (Kroger brand) to $4.99 (Simple Truth), to $6.99 (Vital Farms and Happy Egg Co), all the way up to $7.99 (Organic Happy Egg Co.). All of these eggs are Whole30 compliant, so just get whatever works for you budget!
- Meat: They have all the standard meats, but some of the interesting things I found are Kroger brand ground veal – $8.99/lb, ground bison – $8.99/lb, and Prime Rib frozen burgers – $12.99.
There was an UNBELIEVABLE selection of produce available at Kroger. I was surprised to find lots of specialty items (fresh Jackfruit!) and a bunch of organic choices, too.
I enjoyed finding convenience item options in this section, too. There were pre-cut packages of vegetables like kale, carrots, onions, butternut squash, and cabbage (I always buy pre-shredded cabbage for my Egg Roll in a Bowl Skillet and slaw recipes!), and plenty of pre-cut fruit too.
While I mainly prep veggies and fruits myself to save money and plastic, it’s nice to be able to grab convenience items when you need to.
Frozen Fruits & Veggies
Great job, Kroger! It’s so, so important to have a freezer stash of cauliflower rice, broccoli, and frozen fruit when you’re doing a Whole30. Having some frozen options on hand whipping up a complete meal so much easier! What I found:
- So many compliant frozen fruits and veggies, from price points starting at $1.00 (Kroger brand).
- Green Giant Veggie Spirals – $4.29 (but on sale for $2.99)
- Simple Truth Frozen Fruits: LOTS of varieties of fruit in different sizes
- Pitaya Plus: Frozen Dragonfruit (the only grocery store in this area that carries dragonfruit) – $4.99
Whole30 Travel & Emergency Food
Kroger’s done a pretty stand up job in this department, but they didn’t have a ton of options for travel foods and emergencies. Still, you can definitely pack complete meals with what they have! What I found:
- Raisins: Not the most exciting snack, but a solid shelf-stable option for travel. Just be careful since it can be a food with no breaks type thing. – $2.40
- Wild Planet Sardines: Not my favorite travel snack but still a solid option. I usually try to eat them with something crunchy like cucumber or lettuce – $2.49
- Pearls: Olives to go! I hate olives, but I know a lot of people love them, and they’re compliant and an easy way to get some healthy fat in. I just can’t, though.
- Safe Catch Tuna: They’re Whole30 Approved and come in several flavors (Garlic Herb, yum!), also packed in bags that are awesome for traveling – $2.49
- Simple Truth Tuna: Packed in handy bags to take on-the-go – $2.49
- That’s It! Fruit Bars – $1.50 each
- RX Bars – $8.99 for a box of 6, or $1.99 each.
- Kettle & Fire Soup! This Bone Broth Lemongrass Pho osWhole30 Approved!) – $4.99
DRUMROLL, PLEASE….. The moment you’ve all been waiting for, the only travel-friendly vegetable I’ve ever found that is Whole30 compliant, shelf-stable, and not marinated, pickled, or cured.
It might not seem like a big deal, but if you have a multi-day trip without much access to refrigerators and microwaves, you’ll find having the a shelf-stable option for your vegetables is so helpful!
- Full Green Vegie Rice: Riced Broccoli, Riced Sweet Potato, and Riced Cauliflower. The have ONE INGREDIENT each. And for $2.99, there’s a good two servings of veggie rice that you can take wherever you go. Find it in the rice aisle, believe it or not!
You can eat it right out of the bag, too. The only thing you need is a fork (or spoon!). Check their store finder to see if you can get it!
Stock up on some compliant drinks to sip on during the day. And while you’re at it, check out my Whole30 mocktails recipes!
- What I found:
- GT’s Kombucha: Have you seen these giant sized bottles of kombucha? I’m obsessed with them. Use it to make my Whole30 Holiday Kombucha Mocktail!
- Sparkling Waters: They’ve got all the regulars- Bubbly and Lacroix, but their store brand is actually pretty great, in my opinion, and it’s significantly cheaper ($2.50)!
- Stok Cold Brew – $2.99, and Simple Truth cold brew – $9.99. Nothing spectacular here, just good old black coffee. Use it in my Banana Coffee Smoothie!
- Suja Immunity Shots – $2.99: I haven’t tried them all, but these teensy tiny bottles are available in the refrigerated section. All 3 are compliant.
Did I miss anything? Let me know if there’s anything you find at Kroger that I didn’t!