Bacon, bacon, bacon. It is one of those foods that is hard to give up if it is on your list of favorites. Whether you like it crispy or limp, many folks just can’t get enough of their bacon. But if you’re planning to follow a Whole30 plan, you may be wondering, “Is bacon Whole30 compliant?”
Keep reading to see what we have found.
Is Bacon Whole30?
The verdict is in! There are several brands of bacon that are Whole30 compliant. Shout it from the rooftops!
In order to be considered Whole30 approved, the food must be free from sugar, MSG, nitrates and nitrites. Here we list the bacon brands that made the cut.
This bacon is flat out naked. That means it has nothing dressing it up like nitrates, nitrites, sugar, phosphates or nasty chemicals. Naked Bacon uses high-quality meat and produces their tasty bacon in small batches to ensure maximum flavor. Bacon options include sugar-free, no sugar added, jalapeno sugar-free and chipotle sugar-free. You can even add their sausage links to your Whole30 product order.
Naked Bacon is available to purchase online or at select retail locations. Additionally, their bacon is gluten-free as well as keto and paleo-friendly.
Prices run around $9.99 for 8 oz. of Naked Bacon sausage or bacon items.
Pederson’s Natural Farms
Pederson’s Natural Farms products promise a “flavor explosion!” They sure sound delicious with bacon options like:
- Steakhouse smoked uncured bacon
- No sugar added dry rub bacon
- Applewood smoked bacon
- Hickory smoked bacon
- Cherry smoked bacon
- Hickory smoked pepper bacon
There are also organic and turkey bacon options from which to choose. With choices like these, it’s going to be hard to make a decision!
A variety of sausages and hot dogs are available for purchase, as well.
Pederson’s Natural Farms products can be purchased online via The Simple Grocer or at local grocery stores like Harris Teeter, Lowe’s Food Store or Whole Foods. On average, a pack of bacon from this company will cost about $8.99.
US Wellness Meats
This company stresses that their meats are raised on family farms and fed appropriate diets. All meat is hormone and antibiotic-free. That’s fantastic news since we don’t need to be ingesting those!
US Wellness Meats offers pork bacon that contains no white sugar, brown sugar, honey powder, MSG, nitrites or nitrates. Instead, their meat only has two ingredients: natural pork and sea salt. Clean, simple eating at its finest.
They offer 1.5 pounds of pork for purchase at $18.95. At this time, US Wellness Meats can only be purchased on their website.
Whole30 Meat Tips
The Whole30 website itself stresses the importance of not eating factory farmed meat. Typically, factory farmed meat is the source of bacon you find in big-box grocery stores.
They state that animals from these types of farms are often mistreated and unhealthy. The animals store toxins toxins from their environment and feed in their fat. Being that bacon is mostly comprised of fat, Whole30 encourages you to find more wholesome, family-centered sources. Luckily, plenty of options such as these are now available.
So, have we answered the question, “Is bacon Whole30 compliant?” Yes! And for some of you, that may be the best news you hear all day as you prepare for this new 30-day plan. You may even find that you stick to one of the brands we mentioned for the long-term. And since these brands don’t include any yucky ingredients, we’d say that’s a win-win!