We adopted the keto lifestyle after multiple health issues surfaced in our family --my husband was getting shots for his joints, his attention issues were getting worse with age, our daughter needed to be gluten free, and our other kids were dealing with everything from learning disabilities and autism to Type 1 Diabetes. And personally, I was looking for a little weight loss and more energy to deal with all that -- LOL! I learned that the common denominator was that we were all battling inflammation in one way or another and that food choices can help control that.
Long story short I put us on the keto diet. Which can be hard to sustain for yourself let alone a whole family. But this needed to work for us and it had to be a sustainable lifestyle. It needed to be super yummy, socially normal (think taking lunches to school), we needed to still be able to celebrate with cupcakes and frosting and have pizza on Friday nights...once in a while coffee cake or cinnamon rolls for brunch would be nice and hamburgers with real buns on grill night...food in real life needs to feel satisfying and comforting. We could go on forever eating low carb if we didn't feel deprived.
So I began trying different recipes most of which were odd and lacking somehow. Sweeteners tasted fake, "breads" tasted eggy or like scrub sponges!
The other problem was that I was in the kitchen ALL THE TIME 😅 and I thought "gee, how could I simplify this for myself and for others. This seems like a need in the world that could be better served." That was 5 years ago. So January 2020 we launched KetoBakes.com - a clean keto bake mix company where we don't compromise on ingredients and we don't compromise on taste! I'm the recipe developer and a product has to be 100% delicious enough to serve to our own guests or it doesn't go to market.
The response has been absolutely overwhelming. Over 60,000 people love our products - which makes us do a happy dance around the kitchen! 💃
Thank you for letting me share my story. And oh by the way, my husband hasn't needed another shot, brains are clearer and moods are better for all...the diabetes is under control with keto. Me? I feel supported with this lifestyle, so I have the energy and happy outlook to care for my sweet family like I want to.
I hope we can support you in your lifestyle as well! Xx
Here's to your EASY HEALTHY!