For 30 days this month we're exploring Whole30, the 30-day reset and refocus on whole foods. Whole30 isn't a diet or a judgment of foods as "good and bad." It's actually a short-term reset that has helped many of our readers cook more and figure out the foods that make them feel their best. Read more about our coverage here.
So you're doing a great job of following Whole30 and suddenly snack time hits. Your stomach is grumbling for something satisfying, but what's approved on this 30-day abstention from some of our favorite snack foods?
Dried fruit forms the base of these easy no-bake bars that will give you a bolt of energy when you need it most. Just make sure your dried fruit is sulfite-free in order for it to be Whole30-compliant.
Dips & Items to Be Dipped
Dips always make for a fun snack, whether they are simply paired with crudité or with something a bit more unique, like roasted potatoes wedges.
- Roasted Red Pepper & Marcona Almond Dip
- Purple Cauliflower Hummus
- Crispy Salt & Vinegar Potatoes
- How To Roast Shishito Peppers
- Kraut-Tots (check that the sauerkraut you're using doesn't have added sugar and try using avocado oil to fry as it has a high smoke point and is more Whole30-friendly)
When all you really need is something crunchy, look to spiced nuts, raw veggies, and even seaweed-wrapped hand rolls.
30 Days of Whole30: We're kicking 2017 off with 30 days of Whole30. Why Whole30? It's not a permanent diet; it's not a prescription for eating. It's just 30 days of eating whole foods and exploring a more purposeful, mindful approach to food. Read more here on what Whole30 is and how to follow along.