Melissa's Whole30 Food Freedom@melissasfoodfreedom

Melissa Herbst 💕
@Whole30 Certified 🥑 Ravenclaw ⚡️ Milwaukee, WI 📍

www.melissasfoodfreedom.com/

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Melissa's Whole30 Food Freedom

whole30 everything bagel roasted cashews

here’s what you need: -1 c. raw cashews
-1 tbsp avocado oil
-1 tbsp. everything bagel seasoning (available at fresh thyme, trader joe’s, costco, amazon, or make your own at home)

here’s what to do:

1. preheat oven to 325°. in a bowl, combine cashews and avocado oil and stir until cashews are well-coated. then, gently stir in everything bagel seasoning.
2. spread seasoned cashews evenly onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, making sure cashews aren’t touching. if you think your cashews need more seasoning, sprinkle some more on.
3. bake for 5 minutes, and then gently stir before baking for 10 more minutes. watch your oven carefully for the final few minutes: they’ll begin to brown quickly once they’re finished roasting.

remember: nuts on the whole30 are easy to over-consume. be sure to make these cashews a part of a balanced whole30 meal.
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SNACK GOALS 🙌🏻👏🏻👍🏻 I love serving plantain strips and cassava strips in place of potato or tortilla chips for parties ❤️ I’ve teamed up with @artisantropic today to show you my ideal no cook, no prep, no fuss party tray 👍🏻 #ad basically I toss some veggies on a wooden serving board, add some @artisantropic goodies, and some dips! I try to go for Whole30 compliant dips like this vegan carrot dip and fire roasted salsa: that way, whole30ers can go for the veggies and still eat the dip, while those of us in our Food Freedom enjoy the same dips with the thin and crispy deliciousness that is plantain and cassava strips 🎉 SO good! 👏🏻
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@WHOLE30 GUIDE TO WALMART 👛 Surprise! I decided to add on a SIXTH and final Whole30 shopping guide! 🛒 I’ve cataloged over 120 items at Walmart that are compliant for use on your Whole30! 🙌🏻 No one claims that Walmart is the ideal grocery store for the Whole30; however, for so many of us in rural parts of the US, it’s the closest and most affordable option we have. Wandering through the giant Walmart aisles to find Whole30 compliant items can be tricky, so I made this handy guide for you to get a head start on some great options for you to purchase on your next Whole30 shopping trip to Walmart.❤️ not to mention, the brand new @whole30approved great value meals are now in the freezer section! 🎉 I’ve cataloged photos of every item 📸 included a photograph of the ingredient listing from each label 📃 categorized each item by category ✏️ and also provided a comprehensive written list at the end of the guide for quick viewing 😊 TO READ THE GUIDE: head to my website, melissasfoodfreedom.com 🔗 it’s right there on the home page! 💥 andddd tag a fellow WALMART shopper who needs to see this! ⬇️ .
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15 ITEMS FOR YOUR NEXT @WHOLE30 🛍 call it a gift guide, inspiration guide, whatever- but basically I rounded up 15 items I LOVE having for a Whole30 and for my Food Freedom lifestyle and compiled it for a short and sweet blog post! 📱 it’s not just kitchen stuff: there’s a lot of fun things in here that help you have a little more fun and breathe a little bit easier ❤️ EVERYTHING on the list is under $100 and only a few are over $50! 💰 head to melissasfoodfreedom.com to click through and see these items! 🛒
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30 DAYS until my online #JanuaryWhole30 coaching group begins!!! 🎉 ➡️ melissasfoodfreedom.com/coaching ⬅️ is the place to go for sign up: and it’s also where to go to find out what it costs/ what the group dates are/ what I offer. 👏🏻 I will say that this is going to be a GREAT group and that I’m FULL-TIME DEVOTED to your success on the @whole30 in January- I’ve cleared that month out completely for YOU! 😄 I’ve coached more than 70 clients since I began my Whole30 coaching- and over the course of time I’ve learned SO much about how to help you and give you what you need, before you even know to ask!! ❤️ if you need that extra group support, daily encouragement, and a person who is committed to answering your questions about the Whole30 in detail using official Whole30 resources as proof, I’m the coach for you. 🏆 The group dynamic always changes based on who signs up: but I’m telling you, I’ll be there, and I won’t let you down!! 👊🏻
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good news for procrastinators ✨ if you’ve been planning on purchasing the 3-day veggie reset bundle (AKA the plan I curated with @zupanoma !) you can buy it now through the weekend, and get 2 free bottles of the collagen cauliflower cashew soup! It’s added to your cart automatically (only when you order this bundle) 🛒 so also don’t forget to use my code “melissasfoodfreedom” for an extra 15% off (works for anything on zupanoma.com)- yes, you get the free bottles and can STILL use the discount code too! 🎉 personally I drink this new collagen cauliflower cashew flavor HEATED- I just heat it on the stove or in the microwave. Shown here with rotisserie chicken, avocado and a “seedy salad topper” packet from @traderjoes 🙌🏻 all are @whole30 compliant! 💕
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@WHOLE30 GUIDE TO ALDI 👛 I’m back again with my FIFTH Whole30 shopping guide! 🛒 I’ve cataloged over 100 items (‼️) at Aldi that are compliant for use on your Whole30! 🙌🏻 I have to admit, I was SHOCKED at the amazing Aldi prices Aldi has for these Whole30 staples. I guess I’ve been missing out on these deals! 😂 I’ve cataloged photos of every item 📸 included a photograph of the ingredient listing from each label 📃 categorized each item by category ✏️ and also provided a comprehensive written list at the end of the guide for quick viewing 😊 TO READ THE GUIDE: head to my website, melissasfoodfreedom.com 🔗 it’s right there on the home page! 💥 andddd tag a fellow ALDI shopper who needs to see this! ⬇️
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the @whole30 everything bagel sweet potato egg cups obsession is REAL. 🍳 and there’s nothing better than that crunchy salty garlic seasoning paired with @franksredhot 😍
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$50,000 in groceries and free memberships have been donated by @thrivemkt to California Wildfire victims. It’s really rare that the budget-friendly choice in healthy eating & living is ALSO the socially conscious AND high quality choice. That’s why I really love Thrive Market: while I’M getting deep discounts on the healthy food brands I love, OTHERS that @thrivemkt financially supports are getting access to those same healthy food brands— when they need it the most. It’s also why I’m proud to be an affiliate with Thrive Market: you can shop with me to see my Favorite Picks as well as get 25% off your first order plus a free 30 day membership at thrivemarket.com/melissasfoodfreedom. So if you’re looking for ways to save money on your healthy groceries AND for ways to give back this holiday season, I highly recommend going to thrivemarket.com/melissasfoodfreedom and making your first order.
If you’re a teacher, veteran, student, or low-income family, you can apply for a free membership to @thrivemkt at thrivemarket.com/giving. Every membership purchased is matched by one of these Thrive Gives memberships!
If you’ve been affected by the California Wildfire and need support, email mission@thrivemarket.com.
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to join @thrivemkt, THIS is the time. Hope to see you shopping my faves over on thrivemarket.com/melissasfoodfreedom and have a wonderful evening everyone!
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@WHOLE30 BBQ MEATBALLS W/ @HONESTLYCRANBERRY + A GIVEAWAY! 🎉 #ad I shared about my favorite unsweetened dried cranberries a few months ago, and you guys went crazy over it! ❤️ It can be SO hard to find dried fruit for Whole30 recipes and meals that DON’T have sugar or weird additives. 😬 @honestlycranberry just has ONE ingredient: cranberry. WIN! 👍🏻 This time around, I’m giving away an even BIGGER pouch of dried cranberries to one lucky winner.
To enter:
1. Follow @honestlycranberry
2. Follow me, @melissasfoodfreedom
3. Tag a friend in the comments!
Entries are UNLIMITED and this giveaway is open to US 🇺🇸 only. I'll close the giveaway at 5p (CST) Sunday 12/2 and announce the winner in my Stories afterward. Good luck, and happy tagging!
Oh, and as for the recipe for these lovely Whole30 BBQ Cranberry meatballs? Here it is!

Here’s what you need: -2 lb. Ground Beef
-3/4 C. @honestlycranberry Dried Cranberries
-1 1/2 C. BBQ Sauce
-3/4 C. Frozen Cranberries

Here’s what to do:

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Mix ground beef and @honestlycranberry dried cranberries, form into small meatballs and bake on a cookie sheet for 20 minutes.
2. While the meatballs bake, heat BBQ Sauce and frozen cranberries in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Cover for 15 minutes.
3. After 15 minutes, remove lid from saucepan and use a potato masher to mash cranberries. Stir and turn heat to low.
4. Once meatballs are finished baking, remove from oven and transfer meatballs to the large saucepan with the BBQ cranberry sauce. Stir gently to combine, and cover for 10 more minutes (still on low).
5. When ready to serve, plate with toothpicks and drizzle remaining sauce over meatballs. Alternatively (like for a party!), complete steps 1-4 in advance and when ready to serve, pour into a small slow cooker and keep on “warm” throughout the event. Enjoy!
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@WHOLE30 GUIDE TO @TARGET 🎯 I’m back again with my FOURTH Whole30 shopping guide! 🛒 I’ve cataloged over 100 items (‼️) at Target that are compliant for use on your Whole30! 🙌🏻 Honestly, I was REALLY surprised by the amount of Whole30 food you can find at Target!! 😱 I’ve cataloged photos of every item 📸 included a photograph of the ingredient listing from each label 📃 categorized each item by category ✏️ and also provided a comprehensive written list at the end of the guide for quick viewing 😊 TO READ THE GUIDE: head to my website, melissasfoodfreedom.com 🔗 it’s right there on the home page! 💥 andddd tag a fellow target shopper who needs to see this! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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FUN FACT ⭐️ I am 8 billion times more likely to eat healthy if said healthy food is already prepped, chopped, and ready to go in my fridge 👍🏻 seriously, it makes SUCH a huge difference when you take all the effort out of making a healthy choice! I’m back from thanksgiving traveling and stocking up the fridge with plenty of pre-cooked protein, sautéed veggies, fruit and raw veggies to snack on, and more. I like having prepackaged options on hand in emergencies or while traveling, but once I’m back home, I love to cook up everything on my own! 👏🏻 who else is prepping and cooking their food for the week?? What are you making? Tell me, I’d love the inspo! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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