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Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

Welcome to the September Whole30!

August 31, 2021

From barbeques to beach picnics and pool parties, dining out all summer long can make it difficult to eat right. As the summer winds down, you may be looking for a reset to get you back to feeling your best. With September right around the corner, this is a great time to learn about the Whole30. September is, uncoincidentally, one of the months that Whole30 HQ runs a national Whole30, which makes it the perfect time to learn more about this way of eating.

What is Whole30?

Whole30 is a reset designed to change your health, your habits, and your relationship with food. It removes commonly inflammatory foods for 30 days so that you can see how you feel without them. At the end of the 30 days, you add foods back in one by one to see how they impact you. Think of this as an elimination diet designed to help you find the diet that works best for you long-term.

The foods you’ll eliminate for 30 days include:

  • Gluten
  • Grains
  • Dairy
  • Soy
  • Added sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Baked goods of any kind, even when made with compatible ingredients.

And while that might seem like a whole lot of foods to avoid, there’s actually plenty that you can eat. Your plate will include lots of veggies (both starchy and non-starchy), some fruit, high-quality protein, and healthy fats (like extra virgin olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, coconut, olives, and grass-fed ghee). There are so many great ways to build a delicious meal with this mix of foods!

And the Whole30 team also offers tons of resources, including a list of rules, plans for success, house preparation tips, and more, to help you stick it out all month long.

In even better news, Snap Kitchen is a Whole30 Approved Partner and we are excited to support you on your journey with meals to make it easier for you to cruise through your 30 days.

Key Takeaways

  • The Whole30 is a temporary lifestyle change designed to empower participants to develop a better relationship with nourishing foods. It is a tool you can use to first gain a new understanding of what it means to feel good, and then create your own sustainable style of eating that works for you.
  • This 30-day nutritional reset eliminates grains, dairy, soy, legumes, added sugar, alcohol, and pretty much anything processed. View the full list of rules here.
  • For one month, you’ll be eating lots of veggies, fruit, nuts, seeds, healthy fats, meat, poultry & seafood.
  • After 30 days, you’ll begin the reintroduction process, slowly and systematically adding the foods you eliminated back into your diet, one food at a time. Be sure to read through these 6 Whole30 Reintroduction Mistakes to Avoid to ensure you are set up for success long after your official month is over.

Whole 30 meals

All of us at Snap Kitchen are big fans of the Whole30 program. Why? We’ve seen it work and bring amazing results! Because of this, we are pleased to be one of the only meal delivery services that offers pre-made Whole30 approved meals.

With over 13 Whole30 Approved options in our lineup, it’s hard to pick our favorite. Here’s a few that topped the list of our most popular Whole30 Approved meals:

Summary

Understanding that the Whole30 is not a diet in the traditional sense is the key to benefiting the most from it. The Whole30 is a temporary lifestyle change that is designed to empower individuals to understand how different foods can affect their lives. Whether you are suffering from allergies, acne, achy joints, or something else, what you are putting in your body may be the culprit. Reset your relationship with food this September with Whole30. With our team at Snap by your side serving up pre-made Whole30 Approved meals to fit your active lifestyle, you’ll be back to feeling your best in no time! The leaves won’t be the only thing changing this year!

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