Whole30 Bacon | Naked BaconYou’re SO excited that you can have BACON, right? But where can you find Whole30 bacon? And what even makes it Whole30 compliant bacon, and what makes bacon off limits? I’ll share all the details below!

And please know this is in no way an extensive list! Please, if you find a Whole30 Compliant Bacon, comment, and I will add it to the list! 🙂

Firstly, let’s reign in our love of bacon for a second… When is it appropriate to have bacon, and how much?

Whole30 weighs in:

First, bacon must be pastured and responsibly raised – factory-farmed bacon is extraordinarily unhealthy and unethically produced, and no one should eat it, ever. Two, context matters, and using bacon as your primary protein source isn’t a great idea in general. Three, bacon may prove all too easy to overconsume, and overconsumption (even with a “technically Paleo” food) is never healthy – so think before you eat.

So, we don’t want to encourage you to eat more bacon… but we do want you to have access to responsibly produced pastured bacon without any unhealthy additives, because it’s not our place to dictate what you can and can’t eat. We provide recommendations and guidance, because that’s our job, but ultimately you’re all big boys and girls, and are more than qualified to make your own food choices. (read more)


Whole30 Compliant Bacon

Whole30 bacon can’t have sugar in it, which is usually pretty crucial to the curing process. It also can’t have any nitrates or MSG, along with a long list of other unapproved additives.


Applegate

Ingredients:

Pork, Water, Sea Salt. Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Celery Powder.

Where to find Applegate Bacon:

Click here to find where Applegate Sugar Free Bacon is near you!


Whole30 Bacon | US Wellness Bacon U.S. Wellness Meats Bacon

Back in 2012, U.S. Wellness Meats Bacon was the very first officially Whole30 Approved bacon!! (cue the hallelujah chorus!) It’s both sugar and additive free, making it a Whole30 Compliant Bacon.

What makes U.S. Wellness Meats Bacon a good choice?

How the pigs are raised is of the utmost importance, and owner Russ Kremer goes above and beyond to ensure that his farm is basically a resort for his pigs!

From Whole30:

The pork carried by U.S. Wellness Meats is Compassionate Certified Pork, and undergoes third party verified to ensure accuracy. Among numerous requirements, the animals are not allowed to be given any growth stimulants, hormones or antibiotics. Animals are allowed outside as often as they want, and have full bedding available at all times; slot floors and gestating crates are not allowed.

U.S. Wellness Meats Beef Sugar Free Bacon

Ingredients:

Beef, Celtic Sea Salt

U.S. Wellness Meats Sugar Free Canadian Pork Bacon Slices

Ingredients:

Pork, Sea Salt

U.S. Wellness Meats Beef Sugar Free Bacon Tips

Ingredients:

Beef, Celtic Sea Salt

U.S. Wellness Meats Sugar Free Pork Bacon Ends

Ingredients:

Pork, Sea Salt

Where to find U.S. Wellness Meats Bacon:

U.S. Wellness Meats ships free to all 50 United States with a minimum order! Or click here to see their retail locations.

*U.S. Wellness Meats is an official Whole30 Approved Partner*


Whole30 Bacon | Naked BaconNaked Bacon

Naked Bacon No Sugar Added

Ingredients:

Pork, Sea Salt, Water, Spices

Whole30 Bacon | Naked Bacon JalapenoNaked Bacon Sugar Free Jalapeño

Ingredients:

Pork, Sea Salt, Water, Spices

Naked Bacon Sugar Free Chipotle

Where to find Naked Bacon:

Use their Retail Locator to find where Naked Bacon products are closest to you, OR shop online!

*Naked Bacon is an official Whole30 Approved Partner*


Whole30 Bacon | No-Sugar-Hickory-Smoked-Bacon-W30-LogoPederson’s Natural Farms Bacon

Pederson’s Natural Farms Buckin’ Bacon

Where to find Pederson’s Natural Farms Bacon:

Use their Retail Locator to find where Pederson’s Natural Farms products are closest to you!

*Pederson’s Natural Farms is an official Whole30 Approved Partner*


Garrett Valley Whole30 BaconGarrett Valley Sugar Free Dry Rubbed Bacon

Ingredients:

Pork, sea salt, spices (black pepper, fenugreek, nutmeg, white pepper, allspice).

Garrett Valley Whole30 BaconGarrett Valley Sugar Free Turkey Bacon

Ingredients:

Turkey, water, sea salt, celery powder, paprika, white pepper, onion powder.


Whole30 Bacon | Pre-Made-Paleo_BaconPre-Made Paleo Slab-Style Bacon

Ingredients:

Pork, salt, love

Pre-made Paleo ships directly to you, so head to their site to order!

*Pre-Made Paleo Bacon is an official Whole30 Approved Partner*


Maverick Uncured Natural Bacon

They don’t have a locator on their site, but I found mine at Publix in the Southeast!


Wellshire Farms Paleo Bacon

Ingredients:

Pork, Sea Salt, Spices (Black Pepper, Fenugreek, Nutmeg, White Pepper, Mace, Allspice).

Wellshire Farms Paleo Turkey Bacon

Ingredients:

Turkey, Water, Sea Salt, Celery Powder, Paprika, White Pepper, Onion Powder.

Where to find Wellshire Farms Bacon:

Use their Retail Locator to find where Naked Bacon products are closest to you, OR shop online!


Costco Kirkland Signature Low Sodium Bacon

believe this product is Whole30 friendly… If someone has a package and could let me know, that would be much appreciated! That being said, the fact that it isn’t organic and we don’t know the condition or treatment of the pigs, what they eat, the hormone/ antibiotics situation, I would choose another brand!


NOT APPROVED (this list is in NO way exhaustive, I just listed some I came across that you might think would be approved!):

  • Applegate Naturals Sunday Bacon (sugar)
  • Applegate Organics Uncured Sunday Bacon (sugar)
  • Applegate Organics Uncured Turkey Bacon (sugar)
  • Whole Foods 365 Uncured Center Cut Smokehouse Bacon (sugar)
  • Niman Ranch Bacon (sugar)
  • Nature’s Rancher Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon (sugar)
  • Plainville Farms Uncured Turkey Bacon (sugar)

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