Whole 30 Shopping trip with Ed’s Gym

After cleaning out the kitchen on Friday, a trip for some groceries was needed. On Saturday we met Ed at Whole Foods to learn more about what we can eat on the Whole 30 program and to do some shopping. Here’s a peek at our trip.

Ed was a great teacher and we came home with foods we didn’t know existed. We’re excited to finally be started on the adventure.

Here’s a link to the Well Fed cookbook that Ed mentioned. (The recipes are good, but the pages are coming out of the cookbook already).

And here are a few photos to show what the kitchen looks like now, and our first Whole 30 meal on Sunday morning.

The Pantry


The Refrigerator


The “Bread” Corner


Our First Whole 30 Meal


What is your favorite healthy food?

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  1. Kelli says:

    Jeff and Family,

    Congratulations on your goals. I too have started a weight loss plan. Jeff, you and I are topping the scale at about the same weight. I’m interested to see how this program works for you and your family. I’m working on a plan through Kaiser Permanente. Good Luck and I will be watching to see how this pans out for you. We’ve come along way since the days of BUHS marching band, but wish I could go back to the skinny girl that I was back then. Best wishes!

    • jeffabel says:

      Kelli, Thanks for the encouraging words and it has been a few years and a long journey from the BUHS days. I want the blog to be a place where we share this journey to good health and support each other. Keep us posted on how your plan is going.

  2. Sarah says:

    What a great start!
    My favorite whole food is quinoa. I don’t think you can have it for these first 30 days, but I think it’s allowed on the Paleo diet. It’s a seed that’s a little nutty, very filling and has the consistency of couscous when cooked. I like cooking it with some salt, pepper and cumin. Then dressing it with chopped cilantro, lime juice and pieces of very cold still firm avocado.

    • Hi Sarah,

      Sorry to say, but quinoa is not a paleo food. Quinoa is a grain that contains potentially harmful levels of saponins, an anti-nutrient. It’s definitely less harmful than other grains like wheat, but unless it is properly prepared (which is more laborious than most people are willing to deal with) it can still promote inflammation.


  3. Renee says:

    If you have a print copy of Well Fed, you can download a pdf for only $1.00. The secret code is around 10 pages from the back of the book, I can’t remember which page, exactly. I have it on my iPad, which I take into the kitchen with me for cooking. I just made the Sunshine Sauce to go with leftover sliced buffalo meat and bunches of sliced veggies for lunch today while I’m driving around to appointments. I can’t actually believe I had all the ingredients, but after a trip to Whole Foods with her shopping list in hand, I did. It took about 5 minutes to put together.

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