Approved Food List

Giving your body what it needs starts with the food you eat. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive list of foods you should or should not eat during your Pure 21 journey and beyond. Plus, you can check out our other blogs for great recipe ideas incorporating these approved foods!

Weeks 1 & 2 Approved Foods

ProteinsStarchy VegetablesGreens/VeggiesNatural FruitsSpicesCanned GoodsBeverages
Bass
Chicken Breast
Cod
Crab
Eggs, Hard-boiled
Eggs, Scrambled
Ground Chicken
Ground Turkey
Grouper
Haddock
Halibut
Mahi Mahi
Pollock
Pork Loin
Poultry
Shrimp
Tofu
Turkey Breast
Vegetarian Cold Cuts
Acorn Squash
Beets
Buttercup Squash
Butternut Squash
Kabocha Squash
Peas
Squash
Winter Squash
Arugula
Asparagus
Beet Greens
Bell Peppers
Broccoli
Broccoli Rabe
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Collards
Dandelion Greens
Fennel
Green Beans
Hot Peppers
Kale
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Romaine and other Lettuce
Spinach/Kale
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Apples
Apricots
Bananas
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Dates
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Lemon
Lime
Mango
Melon
Oranges
Papaya
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon
Bay Leaves
Black Pepper
Cardamom
Cayenne pepper
Chili powder
Chipotle powder
Cinnamon, ground
Cumin, ground
Curry powder
Garlic powder
Italian seasoning (dried Italian herb mix)
Nutmeg
Oregano
Paprika
Powdered mild red chile (optional)
Red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt (sea salt preferred)
Thyme
Coconut milk, unsweetened
Dill pickles
Kalamata, Greek, or other olives, pitted
Marinara sauce (no added sugar)
Mild green chiles
Mustard, Dijon or brown
Salsa
Tomato paste
Tomatoes, diced
Tomatoes, diced fire roasted
Water
Black Coffee
Tea
Coconut Milk
Soy Milk
Other non-dairy milks

Weeks 1 & 2 Unapproved Foods

Dairy & ProteinsGrainsPackaged FoodsSweetsBeverages
Bacon
Butter
Cheese
Cream
Milk
Sour Cream
Yogurt
Bread
Beans or Legumes
Potatoes
Cereal
Crackers
Salad Dressings
Snack Packs
Artificial Sweeteners Candy or Sweets
Cookies, Cake or Pastries
Dried Fruit, Jams, or Syrups
Honey or Maple Syrup
Ice Cream
Sucrose or Dextrose
Alcohol
Creamer or Half & Half
Soda
Sports Drinks
Sugary Juices
Sweet Tea

Weeks 3 Approved Foods

ProteinsStarchy VegetablesGreens/VeggiesNatural FruitsSpicesCanned GoodsBeveragesClean, Starchy Grains & Carbs
Bacon
Bass
Bison
Chicken Breast
Cod
Crab
Eggs, Hard-boiled
Eggs, Scrambled
Ground Beef
Ground Chicken
Ground Turkey
Grouper
Haddock
Halibut
Mahi Mahi
Pollock
Pork Loin
Poultry
Salmon
Shrimp
Steak
Tempeh
Tofu
Tuna
Turkey Breast
Vegetarian Cold Cuts
Venison
Acorn Squash
Beets
Buttercup Squash
Butternut Squash
Kabocha Squash
Peas
Squash
Winter Squash
Arugula
Asparagus
Beet Greens
Bell Peppers
Broccoli
Broccoli Rabe
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Collards
Dandelion Greens
Fennel
Green Beans
Hot Peppers
Kale
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Romaine and other Lettuce
Spinach/Kale
Squash
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Apples
Apricots
Bananas
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Dates
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Lemon
Lime
Mango
Melon
Oranges
Papaya
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon
Bay Leaves
Black Pepper
Cardamom
Cayenne pepper
Chili powder
Chipotle powder
Cinnamon, ground
Cumin, ground
Curry powder
Garlic powder
Italian seasoning (dried Italian herb mix)
Nutmeg
Oregano
Paprika
Powdered mild red chile (optional)
Red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt (sea salt preferred)
Thyme
Coconut milk, unsweetened
Dill pickles
Kalamata, Greek, or other olives, pitted
Marinara sauce (no added sugar)
Mild green chiles
Mustard, Dijon or brown
Salsa
Tomato paste
Tomatoes, diced
Tomatoes, diced fire roasted
Water
Coffee
Tea
Coconut Milk
Soy Milk
Non-dairy milk
Amaranth
Barley
Beans/Legumes
Buckwheat
Corn
Millet
Oats
Quinoa
Red Skin Potatoes
Rice
Spelt
Sweet Potatoes
Wheat
Whole Oats

Weeks 3 Unapproved Foods

Dairy & ProteinsGrainsPackaged FoodsSweetsBeverages
Butter
Cheese
Cream
Milk
Sour Cream
Yogurt
BreadCereal
Crackers
Salad Dressings
Snack Packs
Artificial Sweeteners Candy or Sweets
Cookies, Cake or Pastries
Dried Fruit, Jams, or Syrups
Honey or Maple Syrup
Ice Cream
Sucrose or Dextrose
Alcohol
Creamer or Half & Half
Soda
Sports Drinks
Sugary Juices Sweet Tea

We love food as much as you do, that’s why we came up with this blog and our expanded lists. And as much as we’d like to include every food in the world (they’re all so amazing!), we know preferences and dietary needs vary from person to person. If there’s a food you’d like to eat that’s not shown here, check your program guide for information (especially on healthy fats and carbs) and just do your best! You’ve already got the tools and guidelines on what works with Pure 21 so use your best judgement.