Your Whole30 Summer Grilling Guide

Summer is a time for hanging out with good friends and enjoying some delicious food. What’s more iconic than a summer BBQ or picnic? Not much! Summer is also a great time to focus on your health and work on building lasting lifestyle changes that will see you through the rest of the year.

One such lifestyle change that many are embracing is the Whole30 elimination diet. The basic premise of this unique food plan is to eliminate some of the most common irritants in our modern diets to help our body heal. Many find that even when they’re conscious eaters, they’re still left with depleted energy, stomach or skin issues, seasonal allergies, or chronic pain. And why is that?

The thought behind the Whole30 program is that common ingredients like sugar, grains, or dairy are causing the health concerns listed above, and so by removing all of these factors from your diet, you’ll be able to slowly reintroduce food groups back into your daily routine and find all of your trigger foods. In the end, you should be left with a complete list of foods that agree with you, and ones that cause you negative repercussions.

Thousands of people have found success when using the Whole30 diet to eliminate the food-related stress in their life. But make no mistake, sticking to your Whole30 plan can be hard even in the best of times, and in summer it can be downright challenging. But at True Story Foods, we’ve been hard at work making Whole30 compliant meats that will make your summer both delicious and Whole30-friendly.

Whole30 Grilling Dos and Don’ts

There’s no reason to sacrifice your Friday cookouts or weekend block parties this summer; at True Story Foods, we have the products you need to fully enjoy your summer. From Whole30 hot dogs to deli meats, you can still enjoy the flavors you love while sticking to your Whole30 meal plan.

When it comes to finding foods to grill up this summer while staying true to your Whole30 meal plan, it’s important to remember the core dos and don’ts of your new diet. Here’s a quick refresher on the foods you can and can’t eat on Whole30.









Oils and Ghee
Nuts and Seeds
Added Sugar

Whole30 Grilling Recipes

Now let’s get to the good stuff; grilling! When the weather turns warm, the last thing you want to do is stand over a hot stove or turn on your oven. Luckily, grilling allows you to still enjoy your favorite foods without heating up your entire house. But finding grill-worthy foods that are Whole30-approved can be hard these days. But not at True Story Foods. We offer a huge range of natural, Whole30 compliant grilling entrees that are sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

So what can you grill from True Story Foods that’ll be Whole30-friendly? A whole lot, that’s what! Here are just a few of the Whole30 grilling options that we offer for your summer Whole30 compliant meals.

Organic Apple & Wildflower Honey Chicken Sausage

Organic Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage

Organic Spicy Italian Pork Sausage

Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dog

Organic Uncured Chicken Hot Dog

Organic Pork Boneless Chops

Organic Pork Loin Roast

Hot Dog Wraps

Nothing beats a hot dog at the ballpark, but if you’re trying to stick to your Whole30 menu options, most hot dog varieties will be off the list for you. But you’re in luck; True Story Foods has an Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dog that will fulfill all of your hot dog cravings while keeping you on course with your new diet. Our organic 100% grass fed beef, skinless hot dogs, make for the perfect choice when it comes to Whole30 hot dogs. And when it comes to buns, you can get really creative. Some recommend unique options like sweet potato, lettuce, or grilled peppers as the perfect bun substitute! However you end up eating them, our Whole30 hot dogs are sure to dazzle your taste buds with their wholesome goodness.

Sweet Italian Sausage Tacos

If you’re missing bread in your life, then this recipe is for you! Our friend Saphira from the wellness blog made this super yummy summer meal using our Sweet Italian Sausage, and we’re in love. She even laid out instructions on how to make your own Whole30 compliant taco shells! Once your shells are done, you just grill up your favorite True Story Sausage and pile on the fresh fruit or veggie toppings; get creative- no need to follow the recipe for this step.

Start Grilling with True Story Foods

At True Story Foods, we believe in making flavorful, clean, farm to table foods that your whole family will love. With our gluten-free, dairy-free, GMO-free, soy-free, and nut-free healthy meat options, everyone can gather around the table and dig in. We love helping Whole30 participants find nutritious entree items for summer grilling. What Whole30 dinners or lunches are you planning on grilling this summer?


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