About Our Food
As a naturalist and the creator of KETO-TO-GO, my preference and intuitive inclinations on all levels is to lean towards a VEGAN DIET over all other choices. Initially I was only going to create a VEGAN Keto-to-go and possibly a VEGETARIAN option, however, demanding relatives and friends who are very meat-driven and habituated to the MEAT-BASED lifestyle insisted that I include meat and Paleo/meat options. Because of this demand, I am in the process of developing menu choices for all three life styles. VEGAN/KETO. VEGETARIAN/KETO & PALEO/KETO. EXTREME-KETO which consists of only 4:1 & 5:1 very strict fat –to-protein-to net-carb ratios that are often suggested for treating Epilepsy and other similar conditions. Ratios of each item will always be provided. Also provided are the ingredients lists and nutrients, calories and grams for those who want to get very specific about what they are ingesting.
Organic & Non-GMO
We try, wherever possible, to obtain the highest quality organic products when they are available. We never knowingly purchase any products that are GMO fed or GMO grown. This is, however, an extremely difficult task because of tricky labeling of products. I have found that there are a lot of sneaky tricks to hide the truth about the foods we are purchasing. We can only try our best to find the cleanest and best ingredients that we can. Not every ingredient in our products is Organic, but some items we are religious about - such as dairy products, eggs, coconut oils etc...
Frequently, products are labeled as Organic and "approved" yet might not be so. We are, however, on a continual mission to find our grass fed, truly grass fed, and free range truly free range and hand maintained farms with farmers we can actually talk to about how they do their business. We do our very best to only use products that we believe have been grown without excessive pesticides and dairy and meats that have not been treated with antibiotics, growth hormones or fed on GMO feed. Sometimes, if we find a small local farmer that we believe has healthy growing practices but does not have the enormous funds to pay for government Organic certifications, we may include the products of this farmer if we believe in our hearts that they are clean. Many organic farmers that are government approved have been found to use chemicals that are even worse than NON Organic products so it is truly a challenge to be authentic and clean. Know that we are working on this very hard! What a mess! However possible, we try to include as many organic ingredients as we can to the best of our abilities. It is not always possible to obtain some organic ingredients.
We do not add any sugars in any form whatsoever to any of our meals or desserts and we do not add any chemicals or additives other than a simple Vanilla, Almond, Lemon or other pure organic flavor extract. We meticulously count every teaspoon of extract flavoring as .5 net carbs, although for those items, I cannot find any literature confirming the actual count of net carbs for those items. The containers all say “zero” carbohydrates on them. I don’t believe that is possible. Even one large egg has .6 net carbs and I count up to two decimals of net carbs for every ingredient. If a person can't have more than 10 net carbs per day on some very strict diets, even tiny fractions of a net carb will make a big difference for them, so we count even the two decimal fractions of net carbs! Those of you that are reading this, and need to be very careful, please let me know if you want me to add a 3rd decimal place!
I have ADDED an assumed .25 or .5 count of carbohydrates when products list themselves as zero BECAUSE our government has allowed food producers to create very small serving sizes without requiring decimal amounts to be on the label, so you could have a product with added sugars, like a typical Mayonaise that is listed as having zero carbs, but that is simply NOT TRUE! Technically, Mayo is allowed to present itself as Carb-Free but in fact, one tablespoon might have .8 or .9 carbs, which is almost entire 1 carbohydrate! For someone who is trying to stay in ketosis, that could be almost a 10% allowance for their diet so every fraction of a carb that we can estimate or calculate is added onto our labels to attempt to correct the misinformation that we are suspicious of on standard labels.
NO ADDED SUGARS EVER!
Sweeteners: All of our menu items, if sweetened, are sweetened with pure Stevia extract or Pure Monk Fruit Powder. The Stevia and Monk Fruit we use is pure with ZERO other sweeteners or fillers added. IF you buy things in the store or on the Internet, there are many deceiving labels that say things like "natural" but have other ingredients added that could spike blood sugar. We are extremely careful to NEVER use any Stevia or Monk "mixes." We only use PURE Stevia Leaf extract drops and Pure Monk Fruit Powder. PERIOD. We have been led to believe that these two sweeteners do not spike the blood sugar.
No Added Sugars Ever: We NEVER add any form of sugar in any of it’s numerous names and chemical masks into any of our food products. SUGAR is the enemy. Some foods have natural sugars, all our labels will indicate the natural existing sugars in each meal and snack or desert.
NO GRAINS ADDED EVER!
NO GLUTENS ADDED EVER!
NO GRAIN! & NO GLUTEN: All of our products do not have any grains or glutens added into them. We are developing substitute breads and bakery items that are made from nut-flours and other non-grain and gluten-free food substances. You can see the ingredients clearly posted for every food we put up on the website for sale. While we do not use any products with grain or gluten in them, we do cook and prep our foods in a shared kitchen where other grain products or gluten products may have been present and tiny particles could technically be existent in the air.
Please note that many Gluten Free products are made on a base of rice-flour. Rice flour is a very high-carb product and is a grain so we do not ever use any rice in any of our products. In addition, we have read reports that a large percentage of rice grown in the US is contaminated with arsenic so for our Gluten-Free-Patrons, please do your research! If you are still consuming rice-based products, source out where your rice might be growing and check soil contamination levels in that area of the world.
CLEAR FOOD LABELS
Our Food Labels: All of our products are carefully labeled to indicate to the Keto Dieter exactly the ratios and percentages of fat/protein/carb/net-carb that are contained within each item we sell. On the box label, we will also indicate if the product is VEGAN-KETO (no dairy, no eggs, no meat), VEGETARIAN-KETO (could contain cheese or eggs), or PALEO-KETO (could contain meat, fish, eggs, etc…) As much as possible, except for our tasty cheese cakes, ice-creamies, vegetarian orbs and butter filled deserts, we try as much as possible to have both dairy and cassein free options of most of our menu items.
Our food labels will all clearly indicate the percentages of Fats to Calories, Protein to Calories and Net Carbs to Calories in addition to the standard labeling requirements of food brought to market.
FREEZING OUR FOODS FOR FRESHNESS
Freezing Our Foods: The instant our foods are either prepared or cooked they are popped into a freezer. Most of our foods will be sold frozen and some bakery items might be able to be in the fridge for a week or two, however for shipping purposes, almost all items will be frozen and arrive frozen via shipping containers with ice in them. KEEP THEM FROZEN IN YOUR HOMES UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO EAT THEM!
OUR KOSHER OPTIONS - COMING SOON! (WE HOPE IN 2018 - IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT OUR DRIVE TO OPEN OUR SUPERVISED GLATT KOSHER KITCHEN, PLEASE EMAIL ME TO BE ON OUR LIST OF KOSHER KETO PRODUCT TESTERS WHEN WE OPEN!
OUR PLAN: The Kosher Option we are aiming for: OUR GOAL: Kosher-Keto options are Supervised Glatt KOSHER products and will be prepared in a Glatt Certified Kosher Kitchen that has full time supervision of a Mashchiach. Look for the specific Kosher markings for the product you are interested in, as some of our products will not be made in a Kosher kitchen, these might include some of our dairy options or menu items that have dairy products in them. Check the box to be sure you are getting the Kosher product that you need.
DISCLAIMER: The claims made within this website have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The products and information offered both on the website and on any packaging labels or advertisements but not limited to within this website, are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided within this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. This also applies to any and all of our packaging to KETO-TO-GO products herein and future products coming soon. You should ALWAYS consult with a licensed health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem