My son Eddy was born premature with various medical complexities when I was living as an expat in Thailand. I was concerned Eddy was living on a diet of antibiotics for symptoms that never seemed to go away. I remember my first conversation with a paediatric Ear Nose and Throat surgeon. He asked if he ate "typical westerner food" for breakfast; white toast, cereal, orange juice, fried bacon or eggs? He said this was the worst possible fuel for his inflammation. High in sugar, high in processed carbohydrates, high glycemic index and no protein or dietary fibre for sustained energy throughout the day. Switch white bread for seeded, porridge over cereal, plant proteins over fried animal products. By making a few simple tweaks to our morning routine we were able to transform Eddy's wellness regime in a few days.
When Eddy was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3, the ketogenic diet was put forth after the first few anti-epileptic drugs did not have the desired effects. The evidence base for the ketogenic diet was very compelling. Within 24hs of trying keto we noticed behavioural improvements in his concentration and focus. To keep him in ketosis, I knew I had to create the perfect keto breakfast to set him up for future success. I wanted to incorporate what I had learned about wellness and nutrition during my years living in Asia and combine it with best in premium ingredients I could source in New Zealand. Once I had the master blend I found I could make it into just about anything I wanted; pancakes, brownies, mug cakes, curry pastes or keto fried chicken! With a different mix for bread rolls I had down pat and both these in my pantry I had access to 100s of meals in minutes without worrying about measuring macros.
If I had been told the ketogenic diet was "too easy" I would have started earlier and life would have been easier for Eddy sooner rather than later. I don't want another family to have to wait. Keto Happy gives everyone the unstoppable confidence to start their keto journey and achieve their health goals. Keto Happy offers the onboarding support and supplies you need to kickstart ketosis and stay on track no matter what life throws at you. You don't even need to be on the keto diet to benefit from eating our delicious keto food! Every Keto Happy premix offers a low-carb gluten-free blend of plant protein with a good source of fibre. It's ideal for anyone with gluten, dairy, carbohydrate or added sugar intolerances looking for a simple nutritious addition to their pantry of staples.
Our full sized Keto Happy pouches are compostable and our samples are recyclable simply because we couldn't source a compostable option at the time we went into production. We thought it better to start as we mean to go on. Future packaging we hope will offer a reusable and refillable option to further reduce our environmental impact and ensure the world our children grows up in can sustain the next generation. Our commitment to making life easier for keto kids means reducing waste as much as possible.