From encapsulated organs to dairy-free ice cream, Austin offers many different products to aid in your wellness journey. As a booming city in the packaged-goods world of consumers, it contains its own assortment of classic Austin brands to not only keep Austin weird but keep Austin fit.
Here are seven of my favorite and most recommended Austin-based products on the market today.
Kettle & Fire was the first shelf-stable bone broth to hit the market. The product was born as a solution for more convenient, high-quality, affordable and organic solutions. Kettle & Fire uses bones from 100% grass-fed and finished cattle. You can drink the broth by itself, cook with it or enjoy many of their other delicious soups. Bone broth is excellent for muscle recovery, digestion and repair.
Developed by Dr. Anthony Gustin, Perfect Keto exists to help people seamlessly transition into a ketogenic diet. From protein bars, ketone salts, electrolytes, nut butter, and keto cookies, Perfect Keto has everything you need to transition into and maintain a ketogenic lifestyle. If you are considering pursuing a ketogenic lifestyle, I recommend using Perfect Keto products and reading the book “Keto Answers” by Dr. Gustin and Chris Irvin.
“Juntos es mejor” means together is better – a sentiment of Siete Family Foods and their mission. Siete not only makes delicious products with high-quality ingredients, but they are also a family-oriented business. Siete’s motto is “family first, family second and business third.” Siete is famous for using grain-free ingredients and not cutting corners when it comes to oils. Siete uses only avocado oil instead of the cheaper, lower quality, inflammatory oils like canola, which a lot of other chip brands use.
Milk is not only one of the top eight food allergies but many people are lactose intolerant, meaning they don’t digest the protein in milk. Luckily, NadaMoo! is a sweet treat for those who want to or need to avoid consuming milk-based products. NadaMoo! is also a family-owned business and uses sustainable farming and packaging practices. Their products can be found within grocery stores in Austin as well as at their ice cream shop on South Lamar Boulevard.
Like many other businesses in this city, Super Coffee has recently moved its headquarters to Austin. Super Coffee was established by three brothers out of New York City who wanted a product that could keep them energized longer without a crash and all of the added sugar. Super Coffees’ motto is “Positive Energy” because their bottled coffees are loaded with 200 milligrams of caffeine, vitamins, MCT oil and protein. From personal experience, I drink Super Coffee everyday, and I am not giving it up anytime soon.
Did you know that organs are the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet? Perhaps the thought of eating liver grosses you out. I understand – I’ve tried to eat liver and cannot. If you are anything like me, you do not necessarily need to stomach the taste of organs to get the benefits. Thankfully, Heart & Soil was created to help people gain all of the benefits from eating nose-to-tail without having to chew. Heart & Soil also uses organs from regenerative farms that improve the health of the ecosystem. They also use their platform to educate people on the benefits of eating an animal-based diet.
Ranch Rider Spirits was created by two students from The University of Texas at Austin out of the now-closed Ranch Hand food truck. They offer canned cocktails, which are convenient to drink, sugar-free and made with real juice and spirits. Ranch Rider also lists every ingredient and nutritional fact on each label, which is not required or even typical for other alcohol brands. My favorite is the Jalapeno Ranch Water containing only four elements – juice, tequila, sparkling water and jalapeno.
As a nutritionist, I try to only make recommendations for products and companies that care about true quality, the planet and the well-being of the consumer. Next time you shop for products, consider buying some of these local brands because they genuinely care about keeping Austin fit!
About the Author
Krista Large is a nutritionist, habit coach and online fitness trainer. Her passion in life is teaching others to dream big and live large, which starts with health. Large is an Ole Miss Rebel and runs her own brand and business based here in Austin. You can learn more about her at livinglargewellness.com.