It’s New Year’s Resolution time again, which (for a lot of us) means setting or recommitting to healthy eating goals. Whether you are just starting a ketogenic diet, or looking to add some variety and seasonal veggies to your meals, Whole Foods Market has got you covered! I know you guys are aware that a variety of keto-friendly foods and ingredients (scroll to the bottom of this post to check out what I buy most often), but during the month of January, participating WFM locations in the North Atlantic, Northeast, and South Regions will also feature vegan keto-friendly dishes in the prepared foods section!
One of the challenges you guys mention to me most often, and one that I also face myself, is being able to find quick meal options when you’re on the go. So, I’m sure you can imagine how excited I was to receive a call from my friends at WFM, asking if I would join forces to create some plant-based, keto-friendly options for the hot food bar.
The recipes all feature nutrient-dense, seasonal vegetables, bright flavors and plenty of fats from sources like walnuts, pecans and pumpkin seeds. I had such a blast testing out recipes in-store and hanging out with the prepared foods team members and I can’t wait for all of you to taste the delicious results!
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You can find a selection of Meat Free Keto x Whole Foods Market dishes on the hot food bar at Whole Foods Market locations in the following states: Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.
My Plant-based, Keto-friendly Whole Foods Market Shopping Staples
If you spend any amount of time wandering around a Whole Foods Market, you’ll notice that they have an incredible selection of vegan and keto-friendly foods and ingredients available. This shortened list is a great jumping off point and is what typically ends up in my cart on any given shopping trip. Click here to find keto-friendly items available at your local Whole Foods Market: .
Produce (fresh or frozen):
- Greens: any kind
- Veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, broccolini, cabbage, celery, cucumber, kohlrabi, radishes, scallions, spaghetti squash, summer squash, zucchini
- Fruit: avocado, berries, coconut, lemons, limes
- Pre-made items: guacamole, zucchini noodles, cauliflower
- Shirataki noodles
- Chao dairy-free cheese products
- Earth Balance non-dairy buttery spread
- Wildbrine sauerkrauts
- Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, walnuts
- Seeds: chia, flax, hemp, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower
- Nutritional yeast
Other Pantry Items:
- Swerve granulated sweetener
- 365 Liquid Stevia
- Desiccated coconut
- Herbs and spices
- Coconut flour
- 365 Pea Protein Powder
- Nut and seed butters (almond butter, coconut manna, tahini, etc.)
- Cocoa powder
- Coffee & tea
Meat Free Keto x Whole Foods Market Dishes
Shirataki Noodle Pad Thai Total Fat 11g; Protein 10g; Total Carbs 6g (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 1g)
Charred Chile Garlic Broccolini Total Fat 10g; Protein 4g; Total Carbs 4g (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 1g)
Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice Total Fat 8g; Protein 2g; Total Carbs 6g (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 2g)
Ginger Carrots with Pepitas Total Fat 6g; Protein 2g; Total Carbs 12g (Dietary Fiber 4g; Sugars 6g)
Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans Total Fat 10g; Protein 3g; Total Carbs 13g (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 3g)
Mushroom & Walnut Brussels Sprouts Total Fat 12g; Protein 4g; Total Carbs 9g (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 2g)