Whole30 Holiday Wish List

With Hanukkah and Christmas just a few weeks away, we are all in list making and shopping mode. The holidays are a great time to share Whole30 with others (or treat yourself!) by gifting helpful kitchen accessories, cookbooks, and favorite Whole30 products.

I’ve put together a list of my top 10 holiday ideas for someone on Whole30/thinking about it – or even just someone who’s passionate about cooking and healthy living. And remember, these are perfect things to buy for YOURSELF — You are worth it!

Immersion Blender: This is a Whole30 kitchen game-changer for making homemade mayo, dump ranch, sauces, and soups. I have a Cuisinart immersion blender that’s a few years old but I love this one which has a chopper/grinder attachment. It’s easy to clean and much easier to use than dragging out the food processor.

Slow Cooked Paleo: Bailey from Whole Kitchen Sink is a Whole30 rockstar and her new cookbook does not disappoint! This is a great gift for someone (or you!) who is looking to kick the new year off with some healthy, easy meal ideas! Click here to get it.

Mixing Bowls: I use my mixing bowls for SO many recipes. It’s helpful to have a nice set to make your life easier and I like this one from OXO.

The New Primal Whole30 Approved Starter Kit: This kit from one of my very favorite Whole30 brands, The New Primal, has the sauces you need to kick off a delicious round of Whole30. Grab it for a friend or get it for yourself as a way to restock your pantry. Use code WHOLE30FACEBOOK for 25% off your order, which brings the price down to around $20!

Thrive Market Membership: We’ve posted a lot about Thrive Market in the big group — for good reason. It’s an awesome CONVENIENT online marketplace with super prices on Whole30 pantry staples, home and beauty products, meat and fish, and more! Use this link to activate a free trial and save 25% off your first order. A membership runs around $60 a year and is a great way to give someone easy access to lots of healthy products. www.thrivemarket.com/everydaywhole

Whole30 Water Bottle: Rep the brand that’s helped you change your life with this awesome stainless steel water bottle. I have it and I love it. Perfect to bring to the gym or keep on your desk at work to ensure you are keeping hydrated!

Coffee mugs and Holiday nutpods: I love this set of stoneware coffee mugs from Target! Add in some peppermint mocha nutpods (Use code JUJUSWHOLE30 at www.nutpods.com to save 25%) and you have a perfect DIY gift set.

Glass Meal Prep Storage Containers: Earlier this year, I decided it was time to get rid of most of my plastic food containers. I replaced them with two sets of these glass meal prep storage containers from Amazon – and I have been super happy so far! These are great for the home cook in your life!

Naked Bacon Bundle: Instead of sending your loved ones cakes or cookies, send them bacon and sausage! Whole30 Approved Naked Bacon has some great bundles that include their delicious compliant bacon and sausage. Use code EVERYDAYWHOLE for 10% off your order when you shop this link.

Avocado Pajamas: Here’s something you didn’t even know you needed! These avocado PJs are cute and comfy – I’ve seen several people rave about them on Instagram. Now you can be reminded of the important of added fat – even in your sleep!

What’s on your holiday wish list? Let us know!

2020 Blog Update

In April 2018, we started Everyday Whole to complement our Facebook group. Our goal was to create a space where our best Whole30 tips, recipes, product recommendations, ideas, and support could live forever – and be easily accessible to all.

It’s been a ton of fun – and a lot of work – and in recent months, we haven’t kept up with it as well as we would have liked. (That thing called life often gets in the way!)

With the new year around the corner, we’re happy to announce a more structured blog schedule. Every Thursday, we will release a new post on our blog for your reading pleasure. We will share the posts in our Facebook group and on our Instagram account (@everydaywhole).

We hope you will continue to support us by reading our blog – and sharing it with those in your own personal Whole30 community.

Have an idea for a blog post topic you want us to write? We want to hear from you! Please email judith@everydaywhole.com so we can connect. And if you’re looking to write a guest post, we would love to feature you. Drop us a note at the same email address.

We look forward to another healthy, happy, and delicious year ahead with you on Everyday Whole and in our Facebook group. Cheers to 2020!

Holiday Wish List: Healthy Cookbooks

A cookbook is the holiday gift that keeps on giving! And a healthy cookbook is even better – it keeps on giving the gift of health!

Below, we’ve compiled our top picks for healthy cookbooks to gift this holiday season. Be sure to double up when you shop – grab one to give away and one to keep for yourself.

Happy shopping!


THE WHOLE30 FRIENDS & FAMILY by Melissa Urban

About the cookbook: “You can honor your health commitments while enjoying time with family and friends, and this book shows you exactly how. The Whole30 Friends & Family is packed with recipes for all of life’s special moments, from birthdays to baby showers, barbecues to brunches. All of the recipes are Whole30 compliant, designed to mix and match to create the perfect menu whether you’re hosting or contributing a dish as a guest. And in true Whole30 style, the recipes are creative, colorful, and so flavorful that your guests will never miss the added sugar. The Whole30 Friends & Family will show you how to navigate gatherings, provide tips and tricks to make every social situation a success, and offer full menus for special occasions like dinner parties, date night, and Friendsgiving.”


SLOW COOKED PALEO by Bailey Fischer of Whole Kitchen Sink

About the cookbook: “Feed your family wholesome meals that are a cinch to prepare with these downright delicious Paleo masterpieces. Layered with flavor and packed with a nutritious punch, these slow cooker meals make following the Paleo diet simple and convenient. Updated versions of already familiar meals smooth the transition to Paleo cooking and eating, and options for making meals vegetarian, low carb and AIP-friendly mean that everybody can enjoy tantalizing Paleo favorites, regardless of dietary restrictions.”


CLEAN PALEO FAMILY COOKBOOK (Coming April 2020; pre-order now) by Ashley McCrary of Healthy Little Peach

About the cookbook: “Clean Paleo Family Cookbook includes 100 healthy Paleo-inspired recipes that your whole family will love. Perfect for your whole food Paleo elimination diet, or if you want keto modifications for your clean Paleo diet, every recipe is completely free of grains, gluten, legumes, dairy, soy, and artificial ingredients.”


THE DEFINED DISH: HEALTHY AND WHOLESOME WEEKNIGHT RECIPES (Coming 12/31/19; pre-order now) by Alex Snodgrass of The Defined Dish

About the cookbook: “Alex Snodgrass of TheDefinedDish.com is the third author in the popular Whole30 Endorsed series. With gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free recipes that sound and look way too delicious to be healthy, this is a cookbook people can turn to after completing a Whole30, when they’re looking to reintroduce healthful ingredients like tortillas, yogurt, beans, and legumes. Recipes like Chipotle Chicken Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa or Black Pepper Chicken are easy enough to prepare even after a busy day at work. There are no esoteric ingredients in these recipes, but instead something to suit every taste, each dish clearly marked if it is Whole30 compliant, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and more. Alex includes delicious variations, too, such as using lettuce wraps instead of taco shells, to ensure recipes can work for almost any diet. And for anyone looking to stick to their Whole30 for longer, at least sixty of the recipes are fully compliant.”


The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook by Michelle Smith of The Whole Smiths

About the cookbook: “As fans of the Whole30 know, it can be challenging to figure out how to eat for the other 335 days of the year. Michelle Smith, creator of the blog The Whole Smiths, has the answers. This cookbook, the first ever fully endorsed and supported by Whole30, offers a collection of 150 recipes to keep Whole30 devotees going strong. Many recipes like Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo are fully Whole30-compliant, and all are gluten-free, but you’ll also find recipes with a careful reintroduction of grains, like the tortillas in the Chile Enchilada Bake. Some recipes include beans and legumes, so there are plenty of vegetarian options. There are even desserts like Chocolate Chip and Sea Salt Cookies! Throughout the book, icons help readers identify which recipes fit their dietary constraints (and which are easily adaptable), but perhaps most important of all, the recipes are a delicious way to help anyone achieve a long-term approach to good health.”