What the Keto?
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It’s one of the hottest food trends so here is our breakdown on what you need to know about Keto.  Below is not an exhaustive study on the subject more an overview for you to learn what you need to know when developing menus.

Keto is the common term for what is more formally called the ketogenic diet; essentially an ultra-low carbohydrate diet. The basics of the ketogenic diet are high fat, moderate protein, and very little carbohydrates. The typical ratio is 70-80 per cent fat; about 10-20 per cent protein; and about 5-10 per cent carbohydrates.

Despite all the recent buzz, keto is not new. This type of diet was first developed in the 1920s to treat epilepsy in children. It is only more recently that this diet has gained popularity in the weight-loss space.

What do you eat on keto?

Fats, proteins, and minimal carbohydrates are what you need to eat to be successful on keto. Carbohydrates will make up a significantly smaller portion of your diet on keto than on an average eating plan. On keto, you have to eliminate most carbohydrates, including obvious sources like bread and pasta, and less obvious sources, like some fruits and vegies.

Here is what you can eat
Butter
Bacon
Avocado
Oils – coconut, olive, etc.
Ghee
Cheese
Animal fats – duck fat, lard, tallow, etc.
Pork rinds
Nuts & Seeds
Meat (Beef, Poultry, Pork, Lamb, Organ meats)
High-fat dairy
Eggs
Deli meat
Oily fish
Seafood
Leafy green vegetables (these are the most keto-approved vegies)
Broccoli, cauliflower
Asparagus
Mushrooms
Herbs
Berries and other low-sugar fruits
Keto and carbs

To work keto properly, a dramatic decrease in carbohydrates is required. Carbohydrates can be found in a wide variety of foods w, including pasta, bread, oats, potatoes, fruits, and vegies like beans, corn, potatoes…

We can help you with fresh berries, an array of leafy greens as well as broccoli and cauliflower.  We can even supply cauliflower rice.  Micro greens are a great way to add interest, flavour without the carbs.  And of course the ever popular avocado is perfect.

Cheese – think beautiful local artisan cheese from Over the Moon, Meyer and Clevedon buffalo.  Yoghurt from Raglan Coconut or Clevedon Buffalo.  PLUS fresh free range eggs.