Keto-friendly products I love
By Carla Snuggs
If you follow along on Instagram, you probably already know that I live a keto, primal lifestyle. I eat a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet.
Lisa Richards is a nutritionist and author of The Candida Diet. She has been featured on Today, US News, Women’s Health magazine, Healthline, the San Francisco Chronicle, Reader’s Digest, Insider, and Well+Good, among others. Through her website, thecandidadiet.com, she explains the benefits of a low-sugar, anti-inflammatory diet. Here are some of her tips for living a ketogenic lifestyle.
“The Ketogenic diet is rapidly becoming a mainstream dietary approach to weight-loss. However, there are some common mistakes that occur when beginning Keto. This diet causes a process known as ketosis which makes it important to stay hydrated. Not drinking enough water is a common Keto mistake. Not all fat is created equal and a common mistake when starting out on the Ketogenic diet is consuming unhealthy fats.. This can increase a person's risk for cardiovascular issues. Dairy products can be high in fat, but many Ketogenic dieters consume too much dairy during this period. Some sources of dairy can also be sugar-laden which counteracts the intentions of the diet. Overeating and too much snacking can easily occur when beginning the Ketogenic diet. Some Keto dieters believe they can eat as much as they'd like as long as it is low carbohydrate and high fat, but calorie consumption is still important”.
That said: I will be bringing you some of the best keto friendly product as I try them out and incorporate them into my routine on a regular basis. Here are some of this month’s faves!
Keto Collagen+ Powder
H.V.M.N. is a great leader in ketogenic supplements. As you may know, collagen is the go-to supplement for keeping our skin soft and supple, hair healthy and shiny, and nails and bones strong.H.V.M.N. creates an amazing Keto Collagen+ Powder. This collagen powder is a keto-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free and sugar-free supplement that gives all of the beauty benefits without compromising any of your dietary needs. A scoop of plain, vanilla or chocolate Keto Collagen+ easily dissolves into your coffee for a boost of flavor, essential protein, healthy fats and prebiotic fiber.
Made By True Biltong
This tasty, delicious meat snack is filled with protein and flavor and contains ZERO sugar. Biltong is an air-dried meat snack that can be made from various types and cuts of meat, with a flavor that is richer and denser than cured meat (Think beef jerky, but healthier!). Biltong is gluten free, soy free, certified paleo, Whole 30, and keto-approved. The team at Made by True is leading the introduction of Biltong to the United States (it’s a South African Recipe). It’s available in three adventurous flavors: Cape Town Classic (Salt, Pepper and Coriander), A Savory Adventure (Garlic, Herb and Spices) and Little Bit of Spice (Coriander, Chili Powder and Paprika). It’s 80 calories, 16 grams of protein and ZERO SUGAR per ounce, so it’s great for keto and whole30 lifestyles. It’s also gluten-free, soy-free and paleo.
Lavva Plant-Based Yogurt is the dairy-free yogurt alternative that packs a nutritional punch, thanks to the superfood Pili nut, containing Omega-3 fatty acids with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which help to enhance cognitive functions in the brain. Additionally, the Pili nut itself helps to keep the brain young, slowing the natural degenerative process. The only yogurt brand with zero added sugar across all flavors, Lavva is super nutrient-dense and contains 50 billion probiotics per serving. Meaning that Lavva can help improve gut health sans the dairy, soy and gluten.
Cali’flour Foods is the original low carb, gluten-free, grain-free and protein-packed cauliflower crust pizza maker. Cauliflower is the ultra-versatile superfood of the year - and it’s taking the Keto world by storm! Always dedicated to providing natural foods without sacrificing taste, all Cali’flour offerings are packed with vitamins and nutrients and only the necessary ingredients, making it the ideal choice for those living with dietary restrictions.
Paleo Power Coffee
Paleo Power Coffee™ is one-stop sipping to health in the morning! This natural energy drink supplement w/ingredients that support healthy:metabolism, gut & brain function. Paleo Power Coffee helps support fat burning and appetite control, blood pressure and blood flow, skin, hair and nail appearance and energy and blood sugar levels.
Country Archer Jerky Co.
If you’re enjoying a keto lifestyle, you must get your hands on meat sticks from Country Archer Jerky Co. on your radar. These beef, pork and turkey flavor meat sticks appeal to different taste buds while still delivering a clean snack before or after the gym, at the office or on Sundays during the big game.
The variety is really exciting and include:
Country Archer Jerky Co. Original Mini Beef Sticks: The perfect clean ingredient, high-protein snack, new Country Archer Original Mini Beef Sticks are crafted with real ingredients including USDA-inspected, 100 percent grass-fed beef, free of nitrites, MSG, gluten, antibiotics and added hormones.
Chorizo Beef & Pork: Paleo and Keto Certified with 0g of sugar, this protein-packed Meat Stick is a fiesta in your mouth with the perfect balance of spices and warm heat.
Hatch Chile Turkey: The legendary green chiles cultivated in New Mexico for generations pair with antibiotic-free turkey for a spicy kick in this Southwest-inspired, Paleo and Keto Certified Meat Stick.
Maple Pork: This paleo-friendly mix of sweet, smoky and savory features uncured bacon and real maple – it is the next best thing to sizzling warm bacon at breakfast.
Pineapple Pork: Bursting with flavor reminiscent of a tropical luau, this paleo-friendly, not-too-sweet on-the-go treat has hints of real pineapple with delectable antibiotic-free pork.
But be careful, they’re addictive!
Keto Green Shake + Hormone Fix
I highly recommend Keto Green Shake. Keto-Green™, the diet and lifestyle honed by triple board-certified and prominent Emory University-trained physician, Dr. Anna Cabeca, focuses on ketogenic eating paired with an alkaline diet and intermittent fasting. Unlike the conventional keto diet, Keto-Green incorporates alkaline low carb foods, like green vegetables (hence the name!), that make your body more alkaline. This physician formulated Keto-Green meal replacement formula will satisfy, energize and revitalize your body. This super blend contains pure vegan protein and medium chain triglycerides (MCT), an extremely healthy fat that converts to ketone bodies. With only 90 calories, 14g of protein and 0g sugar per serving, there’s no reason not to enjoy this chocolate-flavored, guilt-free, Keto-approved treat!
In her new book, The Hormone Fix - an Amazon #1 and USA Today Best Seller, Dr. Anna provides Keto-Green diet planning worksheets and recipes along with invaluable advice, testimonials, and guidance to help women tap into unimagined energy sources, enhance intimacy levels, and completely revitalize their lives. Stay tuned for my blog post all about Dr. Anna and The Hormone Fix.
KetoFarms Trail Mix
Keto Farms is a wellness company making clean packaged foods for keto and low-carb lifestyles. They just launched a ready-to-enjoy Keto Snack Mix - think like a savory trail mix with sprouted nuts, low-sugar fruits and cheeses - very crunchy and delicious! They are a clean, nourishing snack that satisfies cravings, curbs appetite and supports energy level. They have Just 4 simple ingredients: low-sugar fruits, savory cheeses, sprouted almonds, sprouted walnut. They come in 3 mouth-watering flavors: Tomato Pepperjack, Strawberry Gouda & Raspberry Gouda. They also have delicious keto instant lattes! Shop: Ketofarms.com
KetoLuxe is Chef Alexa Lemley’s version of the ketogenic lifestyle. By eating low-carb, gluten-free, and whole foods, you benefit from a healthy diet. I tried Chef Alexa’s Sweetener (Allulose) and Catsup. Allulose is a low calorie sweetener that contains 90% less calories than sugar with no cooling effects of sugar alcohol. It does not impact blood glucose levels, so it is great for diabetics. It has the same taste and texture as sugar with no weird after taste and comes from nature. It’s Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free and Kosher. The Catsup is one of the best keto versions I’ve tasted. It’s all Natural, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy Free and suitable for Diabetics.
Tessemae’s is a flavor-forward, organic fresh food company that makes clean label dressings, marinades, condiments, salad kits, and single-serve pouches with uncompromised ingredients of the highest quality. Their product line includes a plethora of Keto-friendly products including Organic Avocado Ranch Dressing, Organic Everything Bagel Ranch Dressing, Mild Buffalo Sauce, Organic BBQ Sauce, and more! I absolutely love the Mild Buffalo Sauce! I’ve made hobtwings and a keto buffalo chicken pizza with the sauce and it was really too good.
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