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NOVEMBER KETO KRATE

November brought with it many tempting carb-rich foods. I most definitely indulged in some mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie last month, but I would have been even worse off without my stash of Keto Krate snacks! My favorite snack was most definitely the Choc Zero Double Dipped Almonds.

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October Keto Krate Review

Since the the pandemic, I’ve avoided going out like the plague (Pun intended). Something about the threat of imminent death really puts a dampener on shopping trips and other excursions. Cue online shopping and subscription boxes. Now that I’ve gotten my vaccines, I feel a little better about venturing out, but still nothing beats getting your groceries in the comfort of your pajamas. During the first few months of isolation, I struggled to keep off the weight, but discovering KetoKrate has really helped me get back on track. Keto Krate is a monthly subscription box packed with keto snacks, mixes, shakes, and other goodies. I have been receiving a Krate for close to a year now, and I always find something I love in each Krate selection. Each Krate item is 5 net carbs or less per saving, gluten free, and malitol free, so I can rest assured none of my Krate goodies will knock me out of ketosis. The October Keto Krate didn’t disappoint.

IQ Bar: Wild Blueberry

  • Keto (3 net carbs)
  • High-Protein (12 g)
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Sugar Alcohol-Free
  • Dairy-Free

IQ’s Wild Blueberry Bar was one of my favorite items from the Krate. The bar texture is soft, and lightly flecked with small seeds. It taste was authentic, and fresh. I was very pleased. Overall, the bar was somewhat reminiscent of the blueberry Fig Newtons I enjoyed in my childhood.

Quevos Egg WHite Chips: Rancheros

  • Keto (4 net carbs)
  • High-Protein (8 g)
  • Gluten-Free
  • Grain-Free

I really liked the Quevos Egg White Chips, but I think the texture is more similar to crackers. Oddly enough, they remind me a bit of Nabisco’s Chicken in a Bisket crackers. This snack was a definite win.

Pork King Good: Ranch Flavored Chicharrones (Fried Pork Rinds)

  • Keto (0 net carbs!)
  • Paleo
  • Gluten-Free
  • Trans-Fat Free
  • No MSG

At this point in my keto journey, I am the connesurier of pork rinds. They are either a really good chip substitute, or really good dog treats. In this case, Pork King Good succeeded in creating a tasty carb-free snack. I love how fluffy and light these pork rinds were.

Better Than GOOD: Keto Protein Puffs (Baked Cheddar)

  • Keto (3 net carbs)
  • Non-GMO
  • Kosher
  • High-Protein (15 g)

If you miss munching on Cheetos, you might want to try this keto alternative. These protein puffs have a delicious cheesy flavor, and a perfectly crunchy texture. The protein flavor is very mild.

Kitu Super Coffee: Maple Pumpkin

  • Keto (2 net carbs)
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher
  • High-Protein (10 g)

Kitu Super Coffees have an impressive 200 mg caffeine and some seriously modest macros. The nutritional value of the this drink is almost enough for me to forgive the flavor, but not quite. Honestly, there is just something a little off-putting about this brand of coffee. I was suspicious that stevia leaf was responsible for the grassy flavor, but the nutritional information only boasts of monk-fruit Being such a big pumpkin spice fan, I really wanted to like the Maple Pumpkin flavor, but it just wasn’t for me.

ChocZero: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

  • Keto (1 net carb)
  • Gluten-Free
  • Soy-Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Sugar Alcohol-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Vegan

I was tickled to see another ChocZero product in my box this month, as I always love their candies. My expectations were a bit high, but for the most part I was not disappointed. The dark chocolate was perfection, but the peanut butter filling was a bit of a let down to me. I was looking forward to a more traditional Reese’s-like taste and texture. Perhaps if I had anticipated a peanut butter flavored fat-bomb, I would have liked them better. All the same, while these didn’t hold a candle to one of my childhood favorites, these were not terrible in their own right.

Keto Farms: Cocoa Dusted Almonds

  • Keto (2 net carbs)
  • Naturally Flavored

As far as keto snacks are concerned, sometimes less is more. I love the simplicity of the Keto Farms Candied Nuts, especially the Cocoa Dusted Almonds. These had just the right amount of chocolaty sweetness to appease my sweet-tooth! I had tried these almonds before and loved them, but this time the texture was a little less crunchy than I had expected; however, this might have been due to a packaging flaw.

Love Good Fats: Chewy-Nutty (Dark Chocolate Sea Salt & Almond)

  • Keto (4 net carbs)
  • Paleo
  • Gluten-Free
  • Sugar Alcohol-Free
  • Plant-Based
  • No Added Soy

The Love Good Fats Chewy-Nutty bar are one of the most wholesome tasting bars I have tried. They were just mildly sweet, and perfectly crunchy. I would definitely recommend these bars to any Kind bar fan gone keto!

Real Jerky: Original Beef Stick

  • Keto (1 net carb)
  • Paleo
  • High-Protein (7 g)
  • Gluten-Free
  • Soy Free
  • Kosher

I love that the RealJerky Original Beef Sticks are made with all natural Angus Beef. I’m not a huge fan of soft beef sticks preferring chewy beef jerky, but this was one of the better ones I have tried.

  • Keto (4 net carbs)
  • Gluten-Free
  • Non-GMO

The Cookie Department: Champion Chip

I have nothing bad to say about The Cookie Department’s Champion Chip cookie. It was one of my favorite snack in this month’s Krate. Nothing beats a good soft-baked keto cookie, especially when its dotted with delicious chocolate chips.

Pizootz Flavor Infused Premium California Artisan Almonds: New York Dill Pickle

  • Keto (3 net carbs)
  • Gluten-Free
  • Lactose-Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Kosher
  • Vegan

I honestly had no idea almonds could taste like these. While I definitely could enjoy a handful or hearty almonds now and then, these almonds were of a much higher-caliber. These almonds were delicious, buttery, and smooth. Snacking on almonds is suddenly seems a little luxurious.

Mission Meats Beef Bar: Tasty Original

  • Keto (1 net carb)
  • Paleo
  • Gluten-Free
  • MSG-Free
  • Nitrate-Free

Sadly, the only thing I liked about this beef bar was the macros. The soft-texture mainly was very off-putting to me. But that might just be my personal preference. My 8 year old niece loved it, which is saying something for sure!

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Mini Mocha Muffin Tops

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup golden flax meal
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup erythritol
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup keto chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment. In a mixing bowl, combine flax, almond flour, cocoa powder, erythritol, baking powder, and salt. Dissolve instant coffee granules in 2 tbsp hot water. Mix together coffee concentrate, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Pour liquid into dry ingredients and mix well. Still mixing, add eggs one at a time. Once combined, stir in chocolate chips. Using a 1.5 inch cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepare cookie sheet, at least 1 inch apart. Bake for 15-20 till fluffy and the tops are slightly cracked.

Nutrition Estimate
Servings: 40
Amount per serving
Calories 50
Total Fat 6g
Net Carbohydrates 1g
Protein 1.75g
*Disclaimer: Nutrition is approximate.

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Chocolate Chip Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup Erythritol
  • 1 package (1.5 oz) sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Bake Believe semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 pan, or line with parchment. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Pout melted butter and oil into dry ingredients. Mix in vanilla extract and eggs. Once combined, stir in chocolate chips. For a more fudgy brownie mix in an additional 1/3 cup of melted chocolate chips (not included in nutritional info). Press cookie dough into prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool and slice into 18 bars.

Nutrition Estimate
Servings: 18
Amount per serving
Calories 147
Total Fat 11.7g
Net Carbohydrates 3g
Protein 5.6g
Disclaimer: Nutrition is approximate.
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Orange Almond Air Fryer Cookies

Ingredients:

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, mix together mug cake mix, coconut flour, melted butter, and egg. Stir in chocolate chips. Line air fryer rack with parchment. Using cookie scoop, scoop six balls of cookie dough and place on prepared rack. Air fry cookies at 350 degrees, for 5-10 minutes, checking at 5. Cookies should be a deep golden brown around the edges when done.

Nutrition Estimate
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 168
Total Fat 13.1g
Net Carbohydrates 3g
Protein 4.9g
Disclaimer: Nutrition is approximate.