You Are Loved Foods

Our food is designed to be gentle on the system.  We use ingredients that metabolize and digest gently and slowly.  With just enough protein and fiber so your body burns what it eats.  All our ingredients have ultra low glycemic counts, providing foods, even sweets, that are easy on your metabolism.

Our chocolate is 1/3 the fat and ½ the calories of most leading chocolates, even dark chocolates.  We use no grains or starches (no wheat, rice, oats, barley or corn), so everything is naturally gluten free, free of GMOs, soy and protein isolates.  And all our products have less than 1 gram of sugar and less than 4 grams net carbs per serving.  Our chocolate truffles are about 47 calories a piece.  We use no nasty ‘tols (no xylitol, erythritol, sorbitol, maltitol or malto dextrin).

We only make what my sensitive system can handle, and I share it with you, so that we can be healthier together.

Thank you for your visit. And Remember:

You Are Loved.

 

 

Certified Products:

Chocolate Almond Protein Bites

So decadent you’d never think they’re vegan! Made with raw almonds, cashews and chia seeds, then covered in rich dark chocolate, these high-protein, super-food-rich bites are the perfect snack to give you that extra boost of energy and keep you on the go!

Chocolate Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love cupcakes! Rich, moist, creamy, and oh so chocolatey And finally, low carb. How do we do it? Perfectly Keto, and perfectly delicious. At 1 net carb and 3 grams protein, what a perfect snack or dessert. Oh, and frozen, tastes like an ice cream sandwich…Just sayin’.

Chocolate Vegan Fudge Truffles

A deep, dark chocolate explosion, rolled in ground almond. Only 47 calories a piece. Sugar free, dairy free, and soy free. Coconut cream makes it creamy, monk fruit makes it sweet. Our truffles will satisfy any chocolate-lover’s cravings!

Cinnamon Almond Protein Bites

Perfect plant protein for the Vegan in all of us. Our fresh, gentle answer to protein bars. Made with raw almonds, cashews, hemp and chia seeds. Moist like fresh oatmeal cookies, and a cinnamon pop to keep you smiling. These super-food-rich bites are the perfect snack to give you that extra boost of energy and keep you going! Workouts, hikes, breakfast on the go, afternoon lull, dessert. Any time you’d reach for a yukky dry protein bar, reach for a fresh, gooey protein bite. Sugar free and never any Erythritol or Xylitol. Your body will thank you.

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Finally a cheesecake you can have for breakfast: non-fat Greek yogurt, eggs, with a gluten and grain free cashew / almond crust. Hmm. Yogurt eggs and Nuts…Breakfast! Tastes amazing! A perfect size to share, but you won’t want to. Our special formula is 1/3 the fat and calories of many traditional cheesecakes. This heavenly cheesecake checks all the boxes: Keto, Paleo, Low Carb, Low Sugar Lifestyles!

Keto Paleo Granola- Classic Cinnamon

A smooth rich shot of delicious cinnamon. One bite and you’ll remember the granola you love, but without the sugars and carbs.

Keto Paleo Granola - Ghost Pepper

Spicy Granola? Our own delicious invention. Sweet and Pungent with a Ghost Pepper kick. Snack on it, mix it with salsa and bake it with queso, or Eat it instead of nacho chips and feel great snacking.

Keto Paleo Granola - Maple Pecan

Made with essence of Maple NOT Maple syrup, so no added carbs or sugars. Tastes like Pecan Pie (just sayin’), but so much healthier.

Monk Fruit Sweetener

Only the Purest of the Pure Monk Fruit Sweetener. We blend several Monk Fruit extracts and dry age them to create the Monk Fruit Sweetener with no aftertaste. This sweet, smooth, zero calorie sweetener is perfect for coffee, baking and everything you’re making!

When you put it in coffee or tea, we recommend putting it in the cup first, and then pour in the hot water.

When you bake with it, mix it with the wet ingredients and then add to the dry.

 

I’m Jonathan Heine, founder of You Are Loved Foods.

I’ve struggled with diet and weight my whole life. When I was 40, I visited one famous diet doctor after another.  They all had me follow what was essentially a food pyramid, low fat diet.  I actually gained 60 pounds doing exactly what they said.

Finally, a nutritionist figured out that I was gluten intolerant, and more than that, I had significant trouble metabolizing starches and sugars.  He also told me I was severely insulin-resistant and was crossing over into diabetes.  That was my call to action.

I was terrified.  Nothing worked.  But bless this talented man, who was way ahead of his time (he’s in White Plains, NY, and I’ll gladly give you his name if you ask).  He put me on a strict paleo diet.  No grains, no legumes, no fruit, no candy, no booze, no sweeteners. Once I got out of the danger zone, I got bored.

Living without starches, sugars and dairy was challenging. I still craved sweets. And grab and go foods like protein and so called healthy snack bars made me bloated and gain weight.  Whey, protein isolates like soy, and sugar alcohols like xylitol, sorbitol, erythritol, and malto dextrin (the ‘tols) made me bloated and raised my cholesterol.  I was a very sensitive boy!

So I started experimenting using Paleo friendly ingredients.  I started with grab and go protein bites, and then invented a chocolate using ingredients I discovered and developed.  I loved cupcakes and figured out a way to make iced cupcakes using non grain flours.  And I loved cereals, so I invented a yummy granola.  Most stevia and monk fruit (lo guan ho) tasted horrible to me, and agave and honey and other sugar substitutes were really just sugar.  For me, anything with a glycemic index over 10 was a problem.  So I scoured the earth for suppliers that would work with me on formulations.

But this was all for my consumption.

Then, one day, a dear friend who had advanced diabetes begged me to help.  Over time, using the foods I made for him, and changing his lifestyle (adding exercise, eliminating starches and booze), he ceased needing insulin.  I realized that I could help people with my food, and I founded You Are Loved Foods.

The Name “You Are Loved Foods”, came as a result of 2 events converging.

When we were first setting up the kitchen, a woman came to help.  We gave her some treats, and she asked if she could bring some home to her sons.  One was severely Type 1 diabetic, with significant food sensitivities.  The other, rife with food allergies.  This was right before Christmas, and on Christmas day, the phone rang.  It was she.  She told me her sons tried our chocolate bites, and one began to cry.  I felt so bad, so I asked what happened.  She told me.

“My son said ‘Mom, you always told me God loves me, but I thought God was angry at me, because I couldn’t have chocolate.  Now I can have chocolate and I don’t get sick.  So now I know God loves me!”

At that moment, I was reading an E-Card sent to me and at the bottom it said: “Remember You Are Loved”.  And that was the inspiration for the Name: You Are Loved Foods.

Because you deserve to eat the foods you love, and have them love you, too.

Chocolate Almond Protein Bites - You Are Loved Foods - Certified Paleo Paleo Friendly Paleo Vegan Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Cashews, Almonds, Hemp Protein Powder, Chia Seeds, Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Cocoa Powder, Coconut, Cocoa Butter, Natural Vanilla Flavor (vanilla bean and plant extractives), Natural Almond Flavor (almond and plant extractives), Cinnamon, Monk Fruit Extract, Plant Pectin

Allergen Information: Contains Cashews, Almonds, Coconut and Chocolate

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Ingredients: Cocoa Powder, Cage Free Eggs, Coconut, Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Almonds, Cocoa Butter, Natural Vanilla Flavor (vanilla bean and plant extractives), Pectin, Monk Fruit Extract**

**All the following ingredients combined account for less than 2%: Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Potassium Citrate, Locust Bean Gum, Gellan Gum.

Allergen Information: Contains Eggs, Chocolate, Coconut and Almonds

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Chocolate Vegan Fudge Truffles - You Are Loved Foods - Certified Paleo Paleo Friendly Paleo Vegan Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Cocoa Powder, Coconut, Cocoa Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Almonds, Purified Water, Plant Pectin, Natural Vanilla Flavor (vanilla bean and plant extractives), Monk Fruit Extract

Allergen Information: Contains Chocolate, Coconut and Almonds

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Cinnamond Almond Protein Bites - You Are Loved Foods - Certified Paleo Paleo Friendly Paleo Vegan Keto Certified copy Ingredients: Cashews, Almonds, Hemp Protein Powder, Chia Seeds, Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Natural Vanilla Flavor (vanilla bean and plant extractives), Natural Almond Flavor (almond and plant extractives), Cinnamon, Monk Fruit Extract

Allergen Information: Contains Cashews and Almonds

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Greek Yogurt Cheesecake - You Are Loved Foods - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Non Fat Yogurt (cultured pasteurized skimmed milk, contains live and active cultures (s. thermophilus, l.bulgaricus, l. acidophilus, bifidus)), cage free whole eggs, Natural Vanilla Flavor (vanilla bean and plant extractives), cultered pasteurized milk, cream, cashews, almonds, lemon juice, monk fruit extract**

**Contains traces of locust bean gum and xantham gum

Allergen Information: Contains Dairy Products, Eggs, Cashews and Almonds. May contain nut shell fragments. Always eat nut products carefully.

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Keto Paleo Granola Classic Cinnamon - You Are Loved Foods - Certified Paleo Paleo Friendly Paleo Vegan Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Pecans, Almonds, Cashews, Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seed Kernels, Hemp Protein Powder, Flax Seeds, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Flour, Natural Vanilla Flavor (vanilla bean and plant extractives), Cinnamon, Monk Fruit Extract

Allergen Information: Contains Pecans, Almonds, Cashews and Coconut

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Keto Paleo Granola Ghost Pepper Spice - You Are Loved Foods - Paleo Friendly Paleo Vegan Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Pecans, Almonds, Cashews, Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seed Kernels, Hemp Protein Powder, Flax Seeds, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Flour, Natural Vanilla Flavor (vanilla bean and plant extractives), Cinnamon, Monk Fruit Extract

Allergen Information: Contains Pecans, Almonds, Cashews and Coconut

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Keto Paleo Granola Maple Pecan - You Are Loved Foods - Certified Paleo Paleo Friendly Paleo Vegan Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Pecans, Almonds, Cashews, Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seed Kernels, Hemp Protein Powder, Flax Seeds, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Flour, Natural Vanilla Flavor (vanilla bean and plant extractives), Cinnamon, Monk Fruit Extract

Allergen Information: Contains Pecans, Almonds, Cashews and Coconut

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Monk Fruit Sweetener - You Are Loved Foods - Certified Paleo Paleo Friendly Paleo Vegan Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: 100% Pure Monk Fruit Extract

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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.

 


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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.

 


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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. 

 


 

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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.