Going ‘KETO’? BRAISED can Support You!

Many of our newest customers and farmers’ market friends are trying out the newest fad in food, the Ketogenic Diet. At BRAISED we have been living out various degrees of the ketogenic (and paleo) lifestyle for the past 15 years. I became a fan when I was in nutritional clinical practice and witnessed how it helped children on the autistic spectrum as well as those with epilepsy lessen the amount of seizures experienced. It was truly fascinating, especially coming off the heels of my conventional education that taught fat was bad.

Unlike the trends driven by food marketers (i.e. the low fat craze) we know that the ketogenic diet is based in sound science and from a physiological perspective it just makes common sense. Indeed, we believe trends like these are not fads at all - but lifestyle movements here to stay. But how do you eat a high fat, moderate protein, and very low carb diet day-in day-out when the world we live in is not set-up to service this way of eating? We believe this is where bone broth comes in...

With no carbs and 11 grams of very simple/digestible protein, BRAISED bone broth is the perfect keto-friendly ‘vessel’ for more healthy fat by adding some of our favorite stir-ins like Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil or grass-fed butter. Deep flavor and dense nutrition makes a mugga broth a satisfying meal replacement with the right ratio of macronutrients to meet the goals of the ketogenic diet or even intermittent fasting.

Our new friends stopping by our booth at the farmers’ market are having phenomenal successes - 20, 50, 80 pound drops while living the ketogenic lifestyle and incorporating (our) bone broth into their everyday routine! Never before have I heard so many positive weight loss testimonials. It is so encouraging to support them in reaching a healthy weight AND - most importantly - in finding true health along the way.

If you’re on the fence about trying keto for yourself, I get it. It can seem a little extreme and difficult to implement, but BRAISED is here to help you in your transformation. Our broth and concentrate products make it convenient for you to add the right nutrition for your keto needs and I am always available to answer questions should you need some nutritional support. Email me anytime at kate@braisedbonebroth.com.

We hope you’ll stop by our trailer at a pop-up event or at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market to receive our preferred customer pricing (we will be there this coming weekend then again in the fall). Our products are also available on our website or several retail locations around the Des Moines metro.

Back to Basics: Superfood Seasoning Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Spring has arrived! Time is being spent playing outdoors and getting the yard ready for new plants to emerge. Outdoor sports are in full swing. After this long, cold winter no one is wanting to spend one minute more indoors than they must. Dinners are scrambled, but thanks to Kelsey, one of our most enthusiastic loyal customers, we have your solution!

2 lbs organic chicken breast 
BRAISED Bone Broth concentrate
BRAISED Superfood Seasoning

1. Place thawed chicken breasts in slow cooker 
2. Generously top with BRAISED Anti-Inflammatory Superfood Seasoning
3. Scoop three spoonfuls of BRAISED Bone Broth Concentrate
4. Cook on low for 4 hours then dice to top riced cauliflower and pair with creamy greens

Get your concentrate here.

Locals use code: IMALOCAL for free pick up or delivery!  


Farmers' Market Wrap-up This Weekend

This year has been a blessing for us at BRAISED Bone Broth. After much deliberation we took the leap and became a vendor at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market at the end of last season.  As a developing small business it is easy to get bogged down in the every day details and behind the scenes stresses (especially now with two babies in tow), but the farmers’ market changed all of that for us! We are so inspired and motivated by the face-to-face connection to our customers and now have thousands of people sampling our product providing instant feedback. There is nothing better than seeing a satisfied BRAISED Bone Broth customer and knowing they are on their way to better health.  We even love the unfiltered haters (yes, there have been a few) who make us laugh and help to lighten up the often intense entrepreneurial life. 

While many of my fellow market vendors are winding down for the year and thinking about vacation (what's that?), we at BRAISED are gearing up for our busy season. Winter.  A good time for immune-boosting, prioritizing health and new beginnings, and crafting a comforting crock of soup for the perfect [holiday] gathering. 

Need to stock up on BRAISED for your winter self care arsenal? The last farmers' market of the year is coming up this weekend (Dec 14-15) at Capital Square from 8AM-2PM. Along with our pouches and concentrate products we will have bone broth shots and mugs for sale. New at the market for your unique, local, and healthy holiday gift giving will be our Start Up Bundle!

The Start Up Bundle with special FM pricing of $90 includes:

  • 1 Superfood Chicken Bone Broth Concentrate - (16 oz) makes 56-88 oz finished broth or about 10 mug servings
  • 2 Superfood Chicken Bone Broth Pouches - (20 oz each)
  • 1 bottle of Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil
  • 1 brick of Kerrygold Grass-fed Butter
  • 1 bag of Anti-Inflammatory Superfood Seasoning
  • 1 bag Chaga-Thyme Immune-Boosting Superfood Seasoning
  • 1 bag Dried Organic Chives
  • 4 Redmond’s Real Salt Pocket Shakers
  • 1 bottle Wildbrine Probiotic Smoky Jalapeño Sriracha
  • Seasonal soup recipe from the BRAISED Kitchen
  • FAQ and Craft Your Daily Cuppa Insert
  • Additional private consultation available for purchase

We will hope to see you! If nothing else, come say hi. Happy sipping and Happy Holidays from BRAISED.