Keep It Real Food Company: Grain-free, Low-carb, Real food

Keep It Real Food Co. goodies are made by hand at KitchenTown in San Mateo, CA. Please note: Although all of her products are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free, they use a shared commercial kitchen. They thoroughly sanitize all equipment before use to minimize the possibility of cross-contamination.

Keep It Real Food Co.’s Mission

Our mission is to create grain-free products that have a minimal affect on blood sugar levels. To use only whole food ingredients that are naturally healthy and easy to understand. To build a brand of food products that customers will trust to be healthy and delicious.


Keep It Real Food Company Products include:

Certified Paleo & PaleoVegan:

Paleo Baking Mix

More info soon!

Mighty Meal

This coconut, flax, and chia seed hot (or cold) cereal is your go-to, grain-free, on-the-go breakfast. Just add your milk of choice and you’re set for the day.

Ingredients: Organic shredded coconut, organic ground flax seeds, organic chia seeds, organic coconut palm sugar, cinnamon, salt. 

Seedy Crackers

These crunchy crackers pack some serious nutrients and flavor. Made entirely of seeds, even your pickiest gluten-free, dairy-free, everything-free guest will dig in!

Ingredients: organic flax seeds, organic sesame seeds, organic chia seeds, black pepper, salt.

Certified Paleo:

No Grain Granola

This unique mix of seeds, nuts, apples, and coconut has been carefully crafted to a delicious, grain-free, low glycemic alternative for cereals and other grain granolas.

Ingredients: Organic seeds (flax, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame), almonds, honey, organic coconut oil, organic dried apples, organic coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, salt.

Seed + Nut Bars (Original, Spicy Chai, & Ginger Turmeric)

Based on the same recipe as our No-Grain Granola, these delicious bars will give you a long lasting boost without the sugar high. Now available in three flavors!

Original – Ingredients: Organic seeds (flax, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame), almonds, honey, organic coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt.

Spicy Chai – Ingredients: Organic seeds (flax, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame), almonds, honey, organic coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon,cardamom, ginger, black pepper, clove, cayenne, salt.

Ginger Turmeric – Ingredients: Organic seeds (flax, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame), almonds, honey, organic coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, salt.

Flourless Cocoa Nib Cookies

These make a perfect protein-filled (ie. you won’t be hungry again in an hour) snack or dessert.

Ingredients: almonds, coconut palm sugar, cocoa nibs, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt.

Paleo Friendly:

Ginger Sunflower Cookies

More info soon!

Katie Coleman, Founder of Keep It Real Food Co.

The Keep It Real Food Company mission is to use the knowledge I’ve gained observing how foods affect my blood sugar, hunger, and energy levels to offer people with and without diabetes better food products. We set out to create low-glycemic, grain-free snacks and treats containing ONLY naturally healthy ingredients, and to build a brand of goods that customers trust to be healthy and delicious. – Katie Coleman, founder

Katie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 11 years old. She quickly realized that processed foods marked “low-sugar” or “sugar-free” still contained a sizable amount of carbohydrates (because of white flour or other high-glycemic ingredients), and that artificial sweeteners tasted fake and contained nasty chemicals. As an adult, she became increasingly skeptical of processed foods with long ingredient lists, many of which look like they were created in a lab.

Katie began baking at home simply using LESS sugar, and experimented with naturally low-carbohydrate ingredients. By monitoring her blood sugar levels throughout the day, Katie can literally measure the effect foods have on her body, giving her a unique perspective as she designs recipes for treats and snacks.

More and more, we are all realizing how important a diet of whole foods is to living a long, healthy life. This has inspired Katie to take action and create great-tasting snacks made of real ingredients that will make you happy inside and out.

Check out Katie’s latest project, Diabetes Unscripted, a new podcast focusing on managing diabetes through a low-carb paleo diet.

 

 

We believe that our ingredients speak for themselves. We choose easy-to-understand, real ingredients, and proudly display them on the front of our packaging.

It is our priority to purchase ingredients from companies who share our belief in quality, health, and sustainability.

Cocoa is one of nature’s superfoods, containing 2.5 times more immune-system boosting antioxidants than blueberries, lentils, and garlic combined. Naturally occurring theobromine acts as a mood-elevator, while magnesium supports your heart, brain, and bones.

Flax seeds and chia seeds are a terrific source of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient which is essential to health but which our bodies cannot produce. Omega-3 fatty acids help build healthy cell membranes, especially in the brain. Healthy cell membranes are essential for proper nutrition and detoxification, controlling the extent to which nutrients can enter cells and wastes can get moved out. Omega-3s have also been found to offer protection against heart disease and stroke, and recent studies suggest positive associations between omega-3s and a variety of inflammatory conditions, including IBS, autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, and some cancers. 3

You’ll find flax seeds in our No-Grain Granola and Seed and Nut Bars, and our Seedy Crackers contain both flax seeds and chia seeds.

Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and almonds are a great source of trace minerals such as zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper and selenium, and Vitamin E compounds. The minerals are required to jump start a range of metabolic reactions associated with proper digestion and nutrient uptake, and Vitamin E compounds are powerful antioxidants that protect against tissue degeneration and premature aging.

Our No-Grain Granola and Seed and Nut Bars contain all four of these ingredients. Almonds are a main ingredient in our Cocoa Nib Cookies.

Coconut and coconut oil contain a type of fat known as medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are easily converted by the body to energy, and provide a long-lasting fuel. In truth, the body prefers to convert fats to cellular energy rather than glucose. A number of studies have shown that MCTs like those found in coconut products can promote the body’s tendency to burn fat, and when the body regularly burns fat there is a positive association with effective weight management.

Honey is indeed a form of sugar. However, when compared with sugar’s glycemic value, honey’s is significantly lower. Agave has also been found to have a lower glycemic value than other sugars, but agave consists of only fructose molecules. In fact, commercially produced agave syrup may have an even higher fructose content than high fructose corn syrup. Fructose can cause problems as it cannot be efficiently metabolized, and studies have connected fructose to insulin resistance, fat accumulation around the liver, and other liver problems. 2 Honey contains a combination of sugar molecules – glucose, fructose and sucrose – which are more easily metabolized. In addition, since the other ingredients in Keep It Real Food Co. products contain plenty of protein, fat, and fiber, it helps ensure blood sugar and insulin rise much more gradually, if at all. Honey is also unique in that unlike other sweeteners, it is minimally refined.

Honey is the sweetener used in our No-Grain Granola, and Seed and Nut Bars.

Organic Coconut palm sugar is a low-glycemic sweetener that comes from the nectar of the flower buds of coconut palm trees. Because it is minimally processed, the color, sweetness, and flavor can vary, but it is very high in nutrients and minerals. It is a rich source of potassium (electrolytes), magnesium (blood-sugar regulating), zinc (brain-power), and calcium (strong bones). It contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6, and over 16 amino acids (the building blocks of life).

Cocoa Nib Cookies are made with organic coconut palm sugar.

Reach out!

orders@keepitrealfoodco.com

katie@keepitrealfoodco.com


Keep It Real Food Company
PO Box 4870
Mountain View, CA 94040

office: (206) 388-4000

About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.

 


Disclosures:

100% of  Paleo Foundation revenue is generated through certifications.  We do not accept donations, corporate sponsorships, or financially benefit from the sales of any certified products, product giveaways, or partnerships with industry contacts or retailers for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of an impartial certification standard. 


Certified Paleo logo Certified Paleo:

Each certification program has a different set of standards.  Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s first, most popular, and highest level of certification for Paleo-compliant products.  Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st-century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.

 


Grain Free Gluten Free Certified LogoGrain-Free Gluten-Free: 

Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 

 


 

Keto Certified LogoKeto Certified: 

The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.

 

 

 

 

 

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