If you follow a keto diet, you may be wondering how salad dressings can fit into your lifestyle. Well, we’ve got good news for you: there’s no need to go without your favorite dressing flavors while on keto!
Here at Mother Raw, we obsessively craft our products to fit into many different diets and lifestyles, so we’ve got you covered. Think of us like your sidekick in the kitchen, always by your side to make your food tastes damn good.
What is a keto diet?
A keto (short for ketogenic) diet is characterized by low carbohydrate and high fat intake. It was originally used as a therapy for epilepsy but has transitioned into a method for weight loss or maintenance. In a regular diet, carbohydrates are the main source of energy for our bodies. However, in a keto diet carbohydrate intake is reduced, which transitions our bodies into a state known as ketosis, where fat is used for fuel instead of carbohydrates.
What makes a product keto?
It seems like everywhere you turn there is a new “keto” product, but what exactly makes a product “keto”? The Paleo Foundation has developed a checklist that all dressings must follow in order to be considered “keto”:
- Must not contain more than 6 g net carbohydrates per serving
- Must not contain:
- Partially hydrogenated trans fats such as soybean, margarine, or vegetable oils
- Alcohol ketone bodies
- Ketone esters
- Artificial sweeteners
- Corn syrup
- Artificial flavors
Instead of these artificial ingredients, the Paleo Foundation encourages ingredients such as olive oil, fruits, vegetables, spices, apple cider vinegar, chia seeds, date sugar and coconut sugar. Do these ingredients sound familiar? Well, that’s probably because you’ve seen them all on Mother Raw ingredient labels!
Mother Raw = Your Keto BFF
Here at Mother Raw, we know carbohydrates and sugar are a concern in a keto diet and we’re happy to provide keto-friendly dressings that help you live your best (keto) life! s.
Did you know that individuals shopping on a keto diet should look for dressings that are not only less than 6 g of net carbohydrates per serving, but that also don’t list any form of sugar as one of the first 5 ingredients? On your next trip to the grocery store, keep an eye out for these keto-friendly, low carb, and low sugar Mother Raw products:
- Caesar Dressing & Marinade
- Greek Dressing & Marinade
- Ranch Dressing & Marinade
- Mediterranean Dressing & Marinade
- Italian Dressing & Marinade
- California Fig Vinaigrette & Marinade
Why choose Mother Raw dressings?
Our dressings should be your first (and only!) choice because we strive to bring you products that are as close to Mother Nature as possible. No need to sacrifice flavor on a keto diet; dress those veggies freely!
Unlike some companies offering keto dressings, Mother Raw does not use any sort of stabilizers or thickeners in our premium products. Some companies will use things like xanthan gum, gum acacia, and guar gum to emulsify, thicken, or stabilize their products. While these gums are considered safe for consumption, ingredients such as xanthan gum are considered synthetically made, and therefore products using this ingredient cannot be deemed “natural”. Some companies have even faced lawsuits for falsely advertising their products as natural when they use these ingredients. Like we said, at Mother Raw we don’t stand for BS and we’re not here to trick you. We would never be anything less than real. We love showing off our ingredients because well, they are that great.
Oh, we’re not done with the good news yet! Although some companies will use concentrates such as lemon juice concentrate in their dressings, Mother Raw always uses 100% lemon juice. We will settle for nothing but the best for our customers. What makes juice concentrates concerning? A juice concentrate is a product where most of the water has been removed. During the processing of fruit juice concentrates, fruit juice is filtered, evaporated, and pasteurized, and additives such as artificial flavors and aromas may be added into the concentrate, without the consumer ever knowing. You deserve better. You deserve Mother Raw ;).
Try Out Some of Our Keto Friendly Recipes
Let’s get cookin’ good lookin’! Try out any of these keto friendly recipes featured on the Mother Raw website:
- Zesty Kelp Noodles
- Crispy Baked Avocado Fries, skip the breadcrumbs and add extra almond flour!
- Kale Caesar Salad, instead of pomegranate seeds, try adding in some fresh berries!
- Green Beans with Maple Fig Dressing and Almonds
Written by: Tracy On
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