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So I’m officially three weeks into Whole30 and thought it would be great to share with you all my favorite, compliant Whole30 sauces that I got from Thrive Market in anticipation of beginning this round.
I didn’t really realize it until now (or maybe it’s just that I’m eating so many more veggies) but I’m apparently a total condiment girl; I’ve found myself using a sauce with almost every meal. Going through my fridge, I realized just how many of my regular go to sauces were full of sugars and artificial preservatives so I pretty much stockpiled all new & compliant Whole30 sauces.
If you’re not doing a Whole30 round but are still looking for ways to cut down on your sugar intake without really noticing a difference, you’ll still find value in this list! Matt has eaten mostly every meal I’ve made (before he left for a work exercise) and is my toughest “this tastes healthy” critic but he’s enjoyed everything so far!
Primal Kitchen No Soy Teriyaki
I was so pleasantly surprised when I tried this sauce for lunch one day. I took some shredded butternut squash, added in some veggies & leftover cubed chicken breast, and then scrambled in two eggs to make a compliant “fried rice” and honestly, it was one of my favorite leftover meals so far! I even had it later that night for dinner!
I find normal teriyaki sauces are heavy or have an overly sweet aftertaste. This sauce is light enough that it coats whatever you’re cooking and delivers on the flavor but you don’t feel like your dish is swimming in sauce, total win in my book.
Primal Kitchen Spicy Ketchup
I’m not entirely sure why I decided to buy this spicy ketchup since I don’t ever eat regular ketchup but I’m so glad that I did. They’re not kidding when they say spicy but this little baby dresses up sweet potatoes or potato wedges and I’ve found myself reaching for it frequently.
You won’t find high-fructose corn syrup, honey, dates, or refined sugar in this spicy ketchup but instead will enjoy organic tomato concentrate from California tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, organic jalapeno powder, spices, onion & garlic powders that combine for the perfect amount of heat and flavor.
I wrote about my love for Shakshuka in this previous Thrive Market post so I was so happy to check it’s ingredient label and find out it was made with Whole30 approved ingredients. It’s great to add to eggs in the morning and really adds a little spicy savory flair (which was much appreciated on day 19 of eggs).
Whole30 House Ranch Dressing & Dip
Fun little fact about me. I love ranch, like love love. Pizza, fries, salads – everything is better with ranch. I have very specific ranch tastes and this bottle was gone faster than I could have imagined. It’s that good. I actually prefer it to other non-Whole30 sauces and have already put in a reorder to double up on my stock.
It has a real ranch flavor and great consistency for dipping. The official Whole30 lines of sauces just launched (still waiting on Secret Sauce) at Thrive Market and at $4.19, they’re really reasonably priced too. You’d pay that much for a Hidden Valley bottle at the grocery store full of ingredients you can’t even pronounce.
I know some people swear by Tessemae’s Classic Ranch but I find their formula to be way more watery and herby than normal ranch. It’s tasty but not a real ranch substitute in my opinion and definitely doesn’t hold up for dipping.
Noble Made Mustard BBQ & Mild Buffalo Sauces
I needed a quick and easy meal after being at the beach all day recently so I popped some chicken wings in the air fryer and made buffalo wings. I tossed Matt’s in Frank’s Buffalo Sauce (which is not compliant but Original Frank’s is) and then made two flavors for myself using Noble Made’s Mustard BBQ & Mild Buffalo.
Matt ended up eating some of my leftovers and liked the mild buffalo just as much as Frank’s and we both loved the Mustard BBQ. There was a place I used to go as a kid visiting family in Southern Georgia and this sauce took me directly back to eating southern mustard based BBQ. If you’ve never tried mustard BBQ before, I guess technically it’s a BBQ sauce but I’d more so describe it as a vinegar and mustard based sauce packed with spices to give it a really unique flavor profile. Do yourself a favor and for $5, try it. You’ll thank me later.
Tessemae’s Classic Balsamic & Classic Italian Dressings
Speaking of Tessemae’s dressings, I am loving their Classic Balsamic and Classic Italian dressings. I actually bought these both first a year ago probably and kept them in my office fridge so I wasn’t carting dressings back and forth for lunches.
I’ve since reordered a few times and they’re now the “go to” Italian or balsamic dressing in my fridge. They’re both light & tangy, full of flavor, and the perfect oil to seasoning and vinegar combination. If I don’t have ranch on my salad, you can bet that I’ve used one of these dressings.
Primal Kitchen Organic Spicy Brown Mustard
Big mustard fan over here, especially spicy & brown variations so I was excited to grab this compliant Whole30 sauce. No need to make mustard complicated, this sauce has only five ingredients – water, organic vinegar, organic mustard seeds, salt, and organic turmeric. I like to use this in my lettuce cups/wraps and also have found myself adding a little dollop to my plates to dip my veggies in.
Good Food For Good BBQ Sauce
This is another approved Whole30 sauce that really surprised me. I’m a pretty picky BBQ sauce person and loved this BBQ sauce. I found myself not only using with meat but also dipping my air fried green beans or sweet potatoes into it as well.
This BBQ sauce is handmade in Toronto and contains 100% organic ingredients. Founded by Richa Gupta, a working mother, Good Food For Good products are free of gluten, soy, corn, refined sugar, and preservatives. The sauce has a perfect smokey and sweet flavor (coming from dates) and each purchase helps feed a hungry child.
In doing a little bit more research about Good Food For Good, I learned they’re a certified B Corporation and a woman owned business with a goal to feed one million people by 2020. I made a New Year resolution a few years ago to make a conscious effort to better spend my dollars with companies who made the world a better place and align with my morals so I’m thrilled to support Good Food For Good.
I noticed when browsing Thrive Market recently, that they also have a Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce (that’s also Whole30 approved), a Ketchup, and a Spicy Ketchup. I definitely added the Sweet & Spicy BBQ to my order and will be sure to include it in my next recap!
Yai’s Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
I’ve been keeping it pretty basic on this round and haven’t really jumped into a lot of Whole30 recipes but one day I did make shrimp & fish cakes and used this sauce. It’s also great poured over salmon or with sauteed shrimp.
Instead of added sugars, this sauce gets its sweetness from pineapple, apple, and tamarind juices. It’s tangy, slightly tart, sweet, and definitely has a little heat. It also pairs perfectly with a mango salsa or pico de gallo.
Noble Made The Classic
Okayyyy I might have saved the best for last. The first night I made a steak on Whole30 I immediately started to panic once I realized A1 wasn’t compliant. Side note here – I would never ask for A1 out at a restaurant but at home, it’s my guilty pleasure. I love it and I won’t apologize.
Well I remembered that I had picked up this approved Whole30 sauce so I grabbed it out of the cabinet and followed the instructions to bring a small amount to a boil and then let it simmer. It reduced down to the most perfect, tasty sauce.
There’s no added sugar, soy, dairy, artificial preservatives, gluten, or even oil. It’s such a flavorful sauce that I could definitely see myself continuing to purchase after Whole30. You can use it straight out of the bottle (thin consistency) as a marinade or like I mentioned before, reduce down to a dipping sauce. So good either way!
Well with that I realize I’ve written almost 1500 words about my love for sauces but when you’re passionate about something, you just can’t help but share haha.
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