21DSD Approved Products and Brands

Looking for 21DSD approved products and brands? We've got you covered here!

From pantry staples to snacks and on-the-go food options, this list has a lot to offer.

Note this “21DSD Approved” list is not a formal seal or recognition program.

It is not a paid certification nor is it set in stone.

If we find out that a product changes, we will change the list and still expect you to ALWAYS read your labels because we are not policing these companies, simply sharing what we've found that's compliant at the time of publishing.

This list is also not the end-all-be-all! It's possible you'll find a product that's approved and we simply haven't listed it yet. If you do, please comment with as much detail about the item as possible and we'll get you an answer as quickly as we can.

If you find a product that is not listed, revisit the “Is it a Yes Food” guidelines in The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide.

These guidelines are also available as a free download here: 21DSD.com/free. Also check out: Can I Have ____ On the 21DSD? for ingredient guidelines.

To find what you want more easily on this page, simply use the command-F tool to “find” a word or brand name! And the items marked with a ♥ are also Diane's personal favorites.

Happy detoxing!
Team 21DSD

BAKING STAPLES

Flours

Approved flours without portion limits are any nut and seed flours.
Arrowroot and cassava are approved but limited to 2 tbsp/day.
Organic options are the best choice, no other ingredients should be present.

For further guidelines, please check out our post: Can I Have ____ On the 21DSD?

*Note: starch flours are limited to 2 tablespoons/day

Cocoa/cacao powder (unsweetened)

Approved chocolate and cocoa/cacao products are those that are 100% cacao and are only paired with 21DSD yes foods.
Organic options are the best choice, no sugar/sweeteners added, no fats or oils from 21DSD No list.

Other baking staples

BEVERAGES

Cacao

Cacao Drink Chocolate 100% Pure Dark Hot Chocolate

Coffee

Approved coffee beans are those that are 100% coffee and not flavored. Organic/fair trade is the best choice. For cold brew/prepared coffee drinks – additional ingredients from 21DSD Yes list are approved. Flavored coffee beans are not approved.

Coconut Water

Approved coconut water is pure coconut and water only, no sweeteners/juice or other 21DSD No list ingredients added.

Coconut Milk

For additional guidelines, please read: Can I Have ____ On the 21DSD?

Fermented Beverages

Kombucha is fermented tea. Sugar is needed for fermentation. Approved kombucha are those without extra sugar added. Look for less than 6-8 grams of sugar per 8 oz. serving. 8 oz. per day is approved.

Kombucha
Teas

Approved teas are those with no sweeteners/juice or other 21DSD no list ingredients added.

Mineral water
Nut Milks (besides coconut)

Approved nut milks contain no sugar/sweeteners or other 21DSD no list ingredients added (check ingredients).

Other Beverages

La Croix Sparkling Water  – Approved but not specifically recommended (please read, Can I Have ____ On the 21DSD?)

BONE BROTH

Approved broth or stock are those that do not contain added sweeteners or 21DSD no ingredients. Organic/Pasture-raised best choice.

COFFEE CREAMERS

For guidelines, please read: Can I Have ____ On the 21DSD?

COLLAGEN PEPTIDES & PROTEIN POWDER

Non-whey Protein Powder (grass-fed recommended)
Whey Protein Powder (grass-fed recommended)

DAIRY

Approved dairy is full fat and whole with no sugar/sweeteners or other 21DSD No list ingredients added.

Butter
Cheese
Ghee
Milk & Cream
  • Gary Meadows Grassfed (cream and whole, grass-fed, non-homogenized)
  • Natural By Nature Heavy Cream
  • Organic Valley Grassmilk (whole, grass-fed, non-homogenized)
  • San Benoit Jersey Milk (whole, grass-fed, non-homogenized)
  • Straus Family Farms (whole, grass-fed, non-homogenized)
  • Other whole milk and full fat creams, grass-fed, non-homogenized best
Yogurt

(only those with no sweeteners/juice or fruit added)

  • Kite Hill (non-dairy)
  • Lazy Meadows Grass-fed Whole Milk Yogurt
  • Maple Hill Creamery 
  • Redwood Hill Farm Plain Goat Milk Yogurt and Cultured Goat Milk Kefir
  • San Benoit
  • Traderspoint Creamery
  • Wallaby Organic Whole Milk Kefir and Greek Yogurt
  • Other full fat plain yogurt, organic/grass-fed is best

FRESH PRODUCE & REFRIGERATED ITEMS

Organic & seasonal produce; conventional produce on the Clean 15

Fermented Foods

Approved fermented foods are those that do not contain sugar/sweeteners or other 21DSD no list ingredients added.

Other fresh foods

Prepackaged in produce section (check ingredients for no items)

    • Broccoli Slaw
    • Guacamole
    • Riced Vegetables (such as cauliflower which have been cut into rice sized pieces)
    • Salsa
    • Zoodles (vegetables such as zucchini and butternut squash cut into noodles)
Wraps/Tortillas

FRESH EGGS/MEAT/POULTRY/SEAFOOD

Approved meat, poultry and seafood are those that are fresh cuts from the meat counter, from your farmer’s market and direct from the farm. Deli/Processed meats need a closer look. Approved products are those that do not contain added sugar/sweeteners, carrageenan, or any 21DSD no list ingredients, including fruit and fats/oils. Exception: sugar is used for curing and preserving processed meats. If the sugar per serving is less than 1 gram, then it’s approved. Organic/pasture-raised is best. For additional guidelines, please read: Can I Have ____ On the 21DSD?

Eggs

All eggs are approved. Pasture-raised best.

Deli Meat & Sausages

(see guidelines about about processed/deli meats here: Can I Have ____ On the 21DSD?)

Fresh Red Meat
  • Grass-fed meat from the butcher counter
  • Nature’s Rancher ground buffalo
  • Strauss pasture-raised veal, various cuts
  • Teton Waters Ranch
  • US Wellness Meats (online) Use code sugardetox for 15% off! 
  • Vital Choice (online) 
Fresh Pork
Fresh Poultry
  • Bell & Evans organic chicken livers
  • Chicken from the butcher counter
  • Chicken feet & backs for making broth
  • Mary’s
  • US Wellness Meats (online) Use code sugardetox for 15% off! 
  • Vital Choice (online) 
Fresh Seafood
  • All fresh fish, especially wild-caught options
  • ECHO Falls wild Salmon/whitefish caviar
  • Whole Catch wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (lox)
  • US Wellness Meats (online) Use code sugardetox for 15% off! 
  • Vital Choice (online) 

FROZEN

Approved frozen vegetables are those that do not contain sugar/sweeteners or other 21DSD no list ingredients added, including fats/oils. Organic is best; for conventional produce, we recommend choose from the Clean 15

Frozen Vegetables
  • Organic vegetables & vegetable blends
  • Riced Cauliflower
  • Trader Joe’s
Frozen Proteins

Approved proteins are those that do not contain added sugar/sweeteners, carrageenan, or any 21DSD no list ingredients, including fruit and fats/oils. Exception: sugar is used for curing and preserving processed meats. If the sugar per serving is less than 1 gram, then it’s approved. Organic/pasture-raised is best. (see guidelines about about processed/deli meats here: Can I Have ____ On the 21DSD?)

  • Applegate Organic Sausages
  • Wild Caught Seafood
  • Diestel Turkey Sausage
  • Mary’s Free Range Poultry
Wraps/Tortillas

GROCERY/PANTRY

Canned/Jarred

Approved canned/jarred/packaged foods are those that do not contain added sugar/sweeteners, carrageenan, or any 21DSD no list ingredients, including fruit and fats/oils. Note that plant based products such as coconut, tomato, and root vegetable products contain natural sugars, which are approved.


Fats & Oils

Pure Fats and Oils that are on the 21DSD yes list are approved. Others are not. Any high oleic sunflower and safflower oil are not recommended for hot or cold uses in cooking and food preparation. We allow cold pressed high oleic sunflower and safflower oil used in processed foods you buy but do not specifically recommend it. For more information/guidelines, read: Can I Have ____ On the 21DSD?)

Seafood

Approved canned/jarred/packaged seafood are those that do not contain added sugar/sweeteners, carrageenan, or any 21DSD no list ingredients, including fruit and fats/oils. Exception: sugar is used for curing and preserving processed meats. If the sugar per serving is less than 1 gram, then it’s approved. Sustainably-caught, low mercury is best.

SEASONINGS/SAUCES/CONDIMENTS

Approved condiments are those that do not contain sugar/sweeteners or other 21DSD no list ingredients added, including fats/oils. We allow cold pressed high oleic sunflower and safflower oil used in processed foods but do not specifically recommend it. For more information/guidelines, read:Can I Have ____ On the 21DSD?)

Fermented Items & Vinegars
Hot Sauce
Mayonnaise
Mustard (no sugar/sweeteners added)
Salad Dressings
  • Primal Kitchen  (check ingredients – only those with no sweeteners added) 
  • Trader Joe’s Cold Pressed (check ingredients – only those with no sweeteners or non-approved 21DSD ingredients added)
    • Almond Butter Turmeric
    • Green Goddess
Seasoning/Spices
Nuts, Seeds & Nut Butters (no sugar/sweeteners added)

Approved nuts, seeds and nut/coconut butters are those that are raw or have been processed in approved 21DSD fat/oils with no sugar/sweeteners added. Organic and sprouted nuts and seeds are best choice.

All nuts and seeds (see guidelines above)
Nut & Seed Butters

SNACKS

Crackers

Approved crackers that those that are simply nuts, seeds, gluten-free whole grains with no sweeteners or other 21DSD no ingredients.

Chocolate (Pure 100% cacao or pure + 21DSD approved ingredients)
Jerky
Other Snacks
Other Grocery/Pantry

Approved packaged foods are those that are based on 21DSD food ingredients and do not contain added sugar/sweeteners, carrageenan, or any 21DSD no list ingredients, including fruit and fats/oils. Note that plant based products such as coconut, tomato, and root vegetable products contain natural sugars, which are approved.  

We allow cold pressed high oleic sunflower and safflower oil used in processed foods but do not specifically recommend it as an ideal option.
For more information/guidelines, read:
Can I Have ____ On the 21DSD?)

Meal Delivery

Pete’s Paleo (these are heat-and-eat meals, no cooking required!)

Supplements

Comments 2

  1. I had a hard time finding some spices to make my spice blends such as dried lemon peel, granulated onion, dried chives, and dried garlic flakes etc. I went to Whole Foods, Trader Joe and Giant Foods to collect my spices except for the above.
    I understand your company sells the spice blends premade. I would like to order these but couldn’t find where to order them or have your company stopped selling these? Please advise where I can order them. Thanks.

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