Why Low-Carb?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Blog

There’s a new study on eating low-carb vs. low-fat making the rounds (check out the NY Times’ coverage), so it seems like a good time to talk about our products and carbohydrates! Katie Coleman, the founder of Keep It Real Food Company, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 11. All of our […]

Things to Eat with No-Grain Granola

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Blog

Created with type-1 diabetics in mind, No-Grain Granola also happens to be grain free, low glycemic, Paleo and all natural — maybe that’s why it goes so well with so many things? Here’s a run down of some favorite toppings. Whole Milk If you’re going with dairy products, whole milk is a great option – […]

What Are Cocoa Nibs?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Blog

Our Flourless Cocoa Nib Cookies are a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a natural, gluten free snack. A little sweet, a little savory with a hint of chocolate, these cookies are packed with protein. Almonds provide the protein, and cocoa nibs provide the chocolate flavor — but what are cocoa nibs? Chocolate, as you […]

Sunflower Seeds

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Blog, Nutrition

Sunflowers are in peak season right now  — you might have noticed them at the farmers market or fields and yards. The seeds are a great low glycemic, natural snack on their own, and add healthy fats, vitamin E, magnesium and antioxidants to our  No-Grain Granola and Seed and Nut Bars. Vitamin E is important […]

Preserving produce now makes it easier to keep your food real all year

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Blog

We like our food to be real and simple, which is why we only use natural ingredients and keep the list short. In the summer, eating real foods can seem pretty easy — there are so many fresh vegetables, hot weather is perfect for salads and smoothies, and even if you’re paleo and your friend […]

Guest Post on Paleo Diet Demystified

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Blog

Keep It Real Food Co. founder Katie Coleman wrote a guest post for Paleo Diet Demystified. In it, she shares about switching to Paleo and how it helps her manage her type 1 diabetes. “I first heard about the paleo diet a few years ago when I was working front desk at a fitness center. […]

Almonds: High Protien, Low Carb and Delicious.

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Blog, Nutrition, Uncategorized

Because our focus is on creating high protein, low glycemic and natural snacks, almonds are a favorite ingredient. They make up the bulk of the protein in our No-Grain Granola and our Flourless Cocoa Nib Cookies, and add a good portion of healthy fat as well (fats that our bodies easily convert to energy and […]

No Grain Granola — What’s That?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized

One of the most common questions we got at Farmers Markets was “What is No Grain Granola?” It’s a fair question, since granola typically contains oats. In fact, when the word first started being used it was a trademark for baked, crumbly whole grain cereals. No-Grain Granola takes that baked, crumbled breakfast cereal style but […]

We’re in Seattle Met’s 15 must-haves

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Blog, Reviews, Uncategorized

Seattle Met published a list of 15 made in Washington, must have items, and guess what’s on the list? Our cookies! “Owner Kate Coleman has done the impossible: gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, grain-free, diabetes-friendly, paleo-friendly cookies that don’t taste like cardboard. HOW?!” Taste the impossible for yourself and try out our Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies and […]

Seasonal Toppings for Seedy Crackers

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized

The start of summer is just around the corner, but late spring veggies are still in season. What better way to enjoy them than on top of seedy crackers? One of our favorite veggies this time of year is asparagus. Try smoked salmon and asparagus on top of seedy crackers, or lightly sauté asparagus spears in […]