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The Keto Chow Commercial is LIVE!

If you didn’t get a chance yesterday to watch the premiere of the new commercial, we got you covered! Here’s the full launch video complete with the “behind the scenes” footage:

If you want to see JUST the commercial, I have 8 versions for you! (I know, it’s a little excessive but whatever man!)

  • widescreen vs. square
  • captions vs. non-captions
  • 60 seconds vs. 4 minutes
CaptionedWidescreenSquare
full 4 minutehttps://youtu.be/hZjsLy9O-NYhttps://youtu.be/f5BYl2gckpI
60 secondshttps://youtu.be/r3v8qHAz-o8https://youtu.be/EgMdFagiuN4
UncaptionedWidescreenSquare
full 4 minutehttps://youtu.be/lpSsfZJI3iEhttps://youtu.be/GgWVw3BI_Sw
60 secondshttps://youtu.be/3M61TS_07cUhttps://youtu.be/Kxvd06GVebM

According to Jamestown Films, here are the credits for the production:

Chief Creative Director— James Dayton
Director & Director of photography— Ben-ji Allred
Producer— Christian Darais
Producer— Merik Richardson
1st AD— Willem Kampenhout
Production Assistant— Mario DeAngelis

Cam Op— AUSTIN GREEN
1st AC— Austin Haack
2nd AC— SPENCER GOFF
Lead Writer— Brandon Cummings
Writer— Shawn Zumbrunnen
Writer— Ryan Powell
Writer— Amanda Byrom

Gaffer— Ryan Hannah
Key Grip— Josh Contor
Grip— KARL DANIELSON
Art Director— Sandy Bee
Set Dresser— JOE DECICCO
Hair and Makeup— Mikaela Kester
Hair and Makeup Assistant— BRITLYN GORDAN
Wardrobe— Sandy Bee
Wardrobe Assistant— JACOB SCOTT

Editor— ANDY MATTHEWS
Motion Graphics— AARON THARP

Sound— Jared Jaynes
Craft— RICHARD TAYLOR
Set Builder— NAT REED

Witch— MELANIE STONE
Gretal— ELIZABETH BIRKNER
Hansel— SPENCER ADAMS
Knight— Eric Wood
Villager 1— ROURKE ALLEN
Villager 2— LENKA BECZ
Villager 3— NICK BOLL
Villager 4— JACOB PETERSON
Villager 5— AMY EMERY
Villager 6— MARK GORDON
Wizard— Shawn Zumbrunnen

By |2019-05-03T08:34:15-06:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Flavor of the week: Get 10% off the Natural Strawberry 21 meal packs between April 29 – May 5

Until May 5 you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of the Natural Strawberry 2.1.  Check out the flavor reviews of Natural Strawberry.

We sometimes get asked: “what can I do with Keto Chow besides make shakes?” The best place to start is our Keto Chow Recipes page. Here are a few recipes that use (or easily can use) the Natural Strawberry flavor:

You should check out the reviews of Keto Chow, here’s a “taste”:

First of all, the flavors are terrific when mixed with heavy cream. Using, butter, I’ve found that the fruit flavors (I’ve tried banana and strawberry) don’t taste good at all, but other flavors are terrific. I use Keto Chow to balance my macros and fill my daily calorie needs. Some days, I have only Keto Chow (1575 calories – 3 scoops + 1200 oz heavy cream) but most of the time, I’ll have 600 to 1000 calories of meat and eggs and the rest of my usual 1800 calories will be Keto Chow. I like the flexibility KetoChow gives me for my Keto diet needs. I have a hard time eating 1800 calories of just protein and fat foods. Keto Chow makes all the difference!

Here’s another review, it should be noted that I publish all of the reviews that come in – bad or good – as they are, typos intact. The only ones I remove are spam posts from people wanting you to buy pills to “enhance performance” and such.

I have liked them all
I haven’t tried every flavor yet but every flavor I have tried has been very good. I think raspberry cheesecake, snickerdoodle and chocolate mint are my favorites so far.

By |2019-04-29T06:22:37-06:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |2 Comments

Facebook Live recording from April 23, 2019

Every week we do a live broadcast where we answer questions, talk about fun stuff, and more!

This week we had a special guest: Siobhan Huggins! She talked with us about:

  • Inflammation
  • cholesterol
  • lipids
  • eating brains like a zombie
  • carnivory, blood tests
  • and more!

Here is the facebook live recording, complete with the user comments:

Keto Chow weekly Facebook LIVE with Siobahn Huggins

Our weekly live broadcast, we'll answer questions, share advice, and other fun stuff! This week we had a special guest: Siobhan Huggins! She talked with us about * inflammation * cholesterol * lipids * eating brains like a zombie * carnivory, blood tests * and more!

Posted by Keto Chow on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

By |2019-04-24T09:11:35-06:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the week: Get 10% off the Rootbeer Float 21 meal packs between April 22 – April 28

Until April 28 you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of the Rootbeer Float 2.1.  Check out the flavor reviews of Rootbeer Float.

We sometimes get asked: “what can I do with Keto Chow besides make shakes?” The best place to start is our Keto Chow Recipes page. Here are a few recipes that use (or easily can use) the Rootbeer Float flavor:

You should check out the reviews of Keto Chow, here’s a “taste”:

Never hungry! No cravings, I think because my mind thinks I’m cheating drinking root beer floats. I use organic heavy cream as fat source.

Here’s another review, it should be noted that I publish all of the reviews that come in – bad or good – as they are, typos intact. The only ones I remove are spam posts from people wanting you to buy pills to “enhance performance” and such.

Best Shakes ever!
Thank you for the work you have done to make this possible for everyone else to enjoy…. I’ve enjoyed try all the flavors in this bundle. My girls even love trying to the flavors out. My husband really like to Mint Chocolate one. You have a customer for life. I love sharing your products with my friends and coworkers.

By |2019-04-22T07:44:31-06:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Keto Carrot Cake

 

Keto Carrot Cake

Works as a round cake or as cupcakes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: US
Keyword: Amanda Balle, Keto Chow, Snickerdoodle
Keto Chow Flavor: Snickerdoodle
Recipe Creator: Amanda Balle
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

Cake

Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

Cake

  • Mix together (immersion blender works great) butter, sweeteners and the eggs.
  • Add the ketochow, almond flour, baking powder, and cinnamon and blend again
  • Add carrots and blend for the last time.
  • Add batter to buttered pan or baking dish (see note)
  • Bake on 350 for 30-35 minutes or until cake bounces back when you touch it.

Frosting

  • Blend with immersion or whip together until thick and smooth

Notes

You can make this in basically any kind of pan but the baking time will vary. I used a 10 inch round pan and also a cupcake pan with papers. My cupcakes took half the time. Makes roughly 16 cupcakes You may use one kind of sweetener if you wish.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Carrot Cake
Amount Per Serving (49 g)
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.6g19%
Saturated Fat 6.4g40%
Trans Fat 0.35g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.98g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.18g
Cholesterol 74.38mg25%
Sodium 186.3mg8%
Potassium 158.07mg5%
Carbohydrates 11.3g4%
Fiber 1.02g4%
Sugar 0.81g1%
Protein 4.6g9%
Vitamin A 466.23IU9%
Vitamin C 8.61mg10%
Calcium 128.67mg13%
Iron 0.056mg0%
Sugar Alcohol 8.82g
Net Carbs 1.42g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 49g | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.3g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 12.6g | Saturated Fat: 6.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.98g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.18g | Trans Fat: 0.35g | Cholesterol: 74.38mg | Sodium: 186.3mg | Potassium: 158.07mg | Fiber: 1.02g | Sugar: 0.81g | Vitamin A: 466.23IU | Vitamin C: 8.61mg | Calcium: 128.67mg | Iron: 0.056mg | Sugar Alcohol: 8.82g | Net Carbs: 1.42g

Photos by Sarah DeYoung Photography

Photos by Photography by Lindsay

By |2019-11-09T00:17:52-07:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow Recipes, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Beverly’s Day 100 and Following

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow - Beverly's Experience

My anticipated weekend foods all changed that very first day of eating solid foods (but not like Chris who started with a keto cookie!).  My first solid food item was a string cheese stick Friday afternoon at work.  Friday evening, I had a grilled chicken breast with bacon and cheese.  A few hours later, I noticed that my jaw was SORE and it took me a few seconds to realize why – it was from chewing for the first time in months!  For lunch on Saturday, I had bacon and scrambled eggs; for dinner, I had a bunless bacon cheeseburger.  My jaw was sore again this day.  For lunch on Sunday, I had a chorizo and cheddar omelet.  There was so much yumminess in one weekend but the omelet was utterly the best!

In total, I lost 16.2 pounds in these 100 days.  For someone who has been obese her entire life before keto, this is absolutely nuts.  Who would have ever imagined?  Seriously, not me or anyone who has ever known me.

Many assume that I did this challenge in order to lose more weight.  But that is not why I did it.  I did get momentarily caught up in that thought along the way, but my reasons for doing this challenge did not primarily revolve around weight loss.  So why did I do it?  I had to review some notes I made for myself in the beginning.

  • to let Chris know he was not doing his project alone
  • to represent a product that has been the essential tool that changed my keto game forever
  • to support a company I trust and believe in
  • to accomplish the presented challenge
  • to see my own personal blood test results showing reactions to the different fat sources in a controlled setting
  • to dial my calories back in because I had gained a few pounds with lazy keto
  • to be a low carb rock in my diabetic husband’s world
  • to remain actively immersed in the keto lifestyle
  • to offer encouragement to others who might want to try something similar

This week, I am continuing with my choice as a preference of butter for my dietary fat.  In a pinch on Sunday and without thinking, I quickly made up one batch of shakes with heavy cream the way I used to make them so I would have shakes available the next day.  When I drank a shake Monday afternoon, I wrinkled my nose and shook my head.  I had to think about what was different about this shake than the shakes I had drank the previous day.  Heavy cream!  With no other way to describe it, the “mouth feel” is better with butter for me.  Butter is smooth and rich but without the extra filminess that I get from heavy cream.  Before this experiment, my choice was heavy cream so it is surprising that I reacted this way.  But it confirms for me that I do like butter the best!  That evening, I mixed up six days’ worth of shakes made with butter to get me through the rest of the week.  The latest blood test lab results arrived a couple of hours ago so I will be looking at those closely as well to decide scientifically if butter is an acceptable option.

Looking back at my first post, I am a little less than thrilled with the fact that I exposed my saggy elbows on Day 1 but – since I did – I have to do it again for Day 101.  sigh    I always wear a garment of some type that covers my elbows.  On these days pictured, I removed my sweater for the camera.  These elbows will never be seen in public again after this!  :)  However, I must say that I am not upset about having some loose skin.  It is a symbol of what I have accomplished and shows me how far I have come.  I think no one should avoid weight loss with the excuse that they are afraid they will have loose skin.


100 Days Keto Chow Challenge
L: 01-02-19 (weight 135.6)                                                                                R: 04-12-19 (weight 119.4)


These graphs make me curious about how they fit in with the rest of my keto journey which began in May 2016.  On keto since then, I have lost over 120 pounds.  My highest weight was 261 (previous to when I started keto) so, in total, I have lost over 140 pounds.  In a couple of weeks, I will write a post about my keto journey and will include a timeline that outlines what has worked for me along my way.

My current but changeable non-strict plan (read here: flexible) is to drink Keto Chow throughout the week (shakes each made usually with 2 tablespoons unsalted butter) while permitting keto snacks such as string cheese, boiled eggs, and pork rinds.  I will enjoy a variety of keto meals on weekends as desired.  Lazy keto is my absolute food dream come true.  I hate tracking.  I just need to be more careful about portion sizes now than I have had to be in the past.  To be honest, keeping portions small has been incredibly difficult for me this week but I am hoping to find it to be easier soon after I have fed my cravings.  If not, then I will need to take an honest look at the situation and make some tough decisions about my plan.

Next week, my incredible husband is taking me on vacation to a BEACH!  It has been about 15-16 months since we last took an entire week off from our jobs so this is exciting.  As ever, we are planning to take our Keto Chow supplies with us so we can make shakes for two meals each day.  I do not want to focus on food or restaurants.  My husband disagrees with me slightly as he is looking forward to lots of shrimp and fish!  (yuck)  While a bit of sunshine and warmth is quite welcome and anticipated, what I really want is a break from everyday life and some time alone with the great man I married.  :)

Facebook Live recording from April 16, 2019

Every week we do a live broadcast where we answer questions, talk about fun stuff, and more!

This week we talked about:

  • We went to a fun Nerf gun arena with our kids: dartsideutah.net
  • Eggnog is on sale this week
  • 100 days of eating nothing but Keto Chow done! Compiling results right now
  • Nourished expo in Utah May 4th and 5th
  • Fitcon was fun, at Keto Salt Lake next week there are only 9 tickets left!
  • Giveaway tomorrow
  • Premier of our commercial April 29th 6.pm. mountain
  • Paula was asking for snack ideas for her hubby who’s hungry on keto.
  • What the heck is “Autophagy”?
  • What’s better for high blood pressure and high cholesterol? * Avocado Oil or Heavy Cream

Here is the facebook live recording, complete with the user comments:

Keto Chow weekly Facebook LIVE

Our weekly live broadcast, we'll answer questions, share advice, and other fun stuff!This week we talked about: * We went to a fun Nerf gun arena with our kids: dartsideutah.net * Eggnog is on sale this week * 100 days of eating nothing but Keto Chow done! Compiling results right now * Nourished expo in Utah May 4th and 5th * Fitcon was fun, at Keto Salt Lake next week there are only 9 tickets left! * Giveaway tomorrow * Premier of our commercial April 29th 6.pm. mountain * Paula was asking for snack ideas for her hubby who's hungry on keto. * What the heck is “Autophagy”? * What’s better for high blood pressure and high cholesterol? * Avocado Oil or Heavy Cream

Posted by Keto Chow on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

By |2019-04-17T12:25:17-06:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto 3 Giveaway: Rays the Valley, Loves Good Fat & Keto Chow

3 companies, 3 prize packages, 3 days and 3 winners!! 

Rays the Valley, Love Good Fats and Keto Chow have partnered up for this delicious giveaway! Enter to win a an assorted box of keto approved chocolate bars from@lovegoodfats, small bottles of the Fasting, Electrolyte and Magnesium Drops along with a big bag of Snickerdoodle @ketochow and a package of 5 mini flat breads, a package of 5 mini pizza crusts and a large pizza crust from@raysthevalley (well over $100 value).

Giveaway just started and ends on 4/19/19 at 11:59pm MST.

Remember as always it is
3 companies, 3 prize packages, and 3 Winners!!

Keto 3 Giveaway – April 17-19

Winners will be selected at random through the 3rd party app Gleam following the close of the contest. Winners will be contacted directly and prize package shipped by Keto Chow out of Utah. Winners may be posted on any or all of the participating company social media pages by Monday, April 22nd.

[Fine Print: No Purchase Necessary. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. This contest in no way is sponsored by Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Another winner will be selected if the prize packages are forfeited or unclaimed. Keto Chow has the right to obtain and publicize the winner’s names and likeness. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified via email and given 24 hours to reply to the email to claim their prize. If a reply is not received within the time period than a new winner will be selected.]

By |2019-04-16T23:33:42-06:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Keto 3 Giveaway|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

🧙‍♀️🧹 The Keto Chow Commercial premiere 🍩 🍫 🍬 🍭

We’ve been dying to show everyone and the day is finally here! (or at least it will be in 13 days) Be one of the first people to see our new commercial! Join us on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6 PM Mountain, 8 PM Eastern.

Sit-tight as Miriam and Chris introduce the video, talk a little about how the process for getting the commercial made started and then we all get to watch the commercial together. Following the commercial premiere, you’ll get a little more from Miriam and Chris talking about the actual production and filming of the video. Finally, you’ll get to see some of the behind-the-scenes footage we recorded at the shoot!

UPDATE: so I’m not sure how this happened but the video got deleted. So… with 5 minutes to go before the premiere, I’m re-encoding it at 720p and uploading it again to a new location. Give me 15 minutes or so and we’ll have it. SIGH.

Update 2: here’s the new link:

By |2019-04-30T07:35:41-06:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|1 Comment

Strawberry Keto Coconut Cream Roll Cake

 

Strawberry Keto Coconut Cream Roll Cake

What could be better than a light strawberry sponge cake rolled around whipped cream, fresh strawberries and toasted coconut? It takes a little bit more time and attention than the average cake but it’s a show stopper that will make any occasion extra special. The cake stays surprisingly tender, moist, and really tastes like a traditional sponge cake.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: US
Keyword: Chef Taffiny Elrod, Keto Chow, Strawberry
Keto Chow Flavor: Strawberry
Recipe Creator: Chef Taffiny Elrod
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 293.4kcal

Video

Author: Taffiny Elrod

Equipment

  • Electric mixer
  • 15" X 10" jelly roll pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Clean dry kitchen towel

Ingredients

Cake

Filling

  • 1 pint strawberries rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut toasted
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Instructions

Preparation

  • Line the jelly roll pan with parchment paper and lightly oil the parchment paper
  • To toast the coconut spread it out on an ungreased pan and bake in the oven at 325 until it begins to turn golden and smells fragrant. About 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Cake

  • Beat the egg yolks with the sweetener until the color is light yellow and ribbons form when the beaters go through. Add the food coloring and mix in if using now.
  • In a separate bowl with very clean beaters whip the egg whites until they begin to foam, sprinkle in the sweetener and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture to lighten it. Then gently fold in the remaining egg whites until they are almost completely combined. Being careful to retain as much air in the egg whites as possible.
  • Mix together the Keto Chow, coconut flour, gelatin, and baking powder and sprinkle them over the egg mixture. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the eggs.
  • Using an offset spatula, spread the batter onto the prepared jelly roll pan and even it out as much as possible its ok if it looks a little bumpy.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until the cake is set, slightly golden around the edges but still tender and soft to the touch.
  • Meanwhile sift a layer of powdered sweetener on a clean, dry kitchen towel.
  • When it’s cool enough to touch carefully turn the cake over onto the towel and remove the pan.
  • Gently peel the parchment paper away from the cake and using the towel roll the cake up the long way, with the cake rolled inside.
  • Leave the cake rolled up in the towel to cool completely while you make the filling.

Filling

  • Slice the strawberries into thin slices
  • Whip the cream to stiff peaks.
  • Unroll the cake and spread it with the whipped cream leaving about 1/2 inch of plain cake around the edges.
  • Lay the strawberry slices over the whipped cream, and sprinkle with the toasted coconut. Gently reroll the cake. Using the towel to help hold it. Make sure not to roll the towel inside again.
    Strawberry Keto Chow Coconut Cream Roll Cake
  • Place the cake on a platter and garnish with more whipped cream, strawberries, coconut, and powdered sweetener if desired.
    Strawberry Keto Chow Coconut Cream Roll Cake

Notes

You can store the filled cake wrapped in plastic wrap, refrigerated up to two days and garnish before serving. Taffiny Elrod March 2019
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Keto Coconut Cream Roll Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 293.4 Calories from Fat 224
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.9g38%
Saturated Fat 16.5g103%
Trans Fat 0.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.13g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.38g
Cholesterol 131.4mg44%
Sodium 283.4mg12%
Potassium 551.48mg16%
Carbohydrates 20.3g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11.5g23%
Vitamin A 866.11IU17%
Vitamin C 53.03mg64%
Calcium 247.55mg25%
Iron -2mg-11%
Sugar Alcohol 12.06g
Net Carbs 4.18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 293.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.3g | Protein: 11.5g | Fat: 24.9g | Saturated Fat: 16.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.38g | Trans Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 131.4mg | Sodium: 283.4mg | Potassium: 551.48mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 866.11IU | Vitamin C: 53.03mg | Calcium: 247.55mg | Iron: -2mg | Sugar Alcohol: 12.06g | Net Carbs: 4.18g

Photos by Carrie Brown