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Kate's Real Food Blog

Interested in learning more about Kate’s Real Food? Our blog is full of helpful information and news on our brand, ingredients, and adventures! At Kate’s we believe in adventure, and we hope that our blog posts encourage you to get out and experience every adventure possible with our organic energy bars in hand. Click on a few of our blog posts to learn more!

6 Protein Options for Energy

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 6th Oct 2021

Finding the energy to get through your day without feeling sluggish can be difficult for some. Carbohydrates contribute as the main source of energy for the body in the form of raising your blood gluc … read more

Healthy Fats to Sustain Your Energy Levels

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 29th Sep 2021

We’re often taught that all fats are bad for you and that we should avoid consuming them therefore giving them a bad reputation. However our bodies require some fat for energy, hormonal functioning, a … read more

Real Food and Whole Ingredients

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 24th Sep 2021

Real food and whole foods are foods that haven’t been processed, refined, or altered in any way, shape, or form. This type of eating is similar to that of our ancestors - free of pre-made meals, pack … read more

Top 8 Vegetables You Should Be Consuming

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 15th Sep 2021

There’s a bounty of vegetables available to us each with their own unique benefits and flavor, but there’s so many that it can feel overwhelming to choose. Below are eight vegetables that contain lots … read more

What Does It Mean To Be Non-GMO Certified?

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 1st Sep 2021

For some foods it can be difficult to determine what ingredients and processes went into production and growth. There are many crops that are grown with genetically modified organisms also known as GM … read more

7 Exercises For A Great Workout

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 25th Aug 2021

Exercising daily is good for you mentally, emotionally, and physically. Not only does it help you feel good but also provides you with lots of natural energy. Below are 7 exercises for you to incorpor … read more

What Does Gluten-Free Certified Mean?

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 18th Aug 2021

According to the US Food and Drug Association, nearly 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease-- a condition in which consuming gluten causes serious damage to the lining of the small intestine … read more

Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Posted by Kate's Real food on 11th Aug 2021

Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day and for good reason. It’s important to start your day off with a nutritious meal that helps sustain your energy levels throughout t … read more

5 Benefits of Consuming Fruit

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 3rd Aug 2021

Kate’s Real Food is dedicated to providing you with on-the-go snack options that give you just enough fuel to power through your busy day. Our bars contain a variety of organic ingredients, including … read more

Life Can Change in a Moment

Posted by Jason Rose on 16th Jun 2021

Kate’s Real Food Brand Ambassador, Jason Rose, tells us about his battle with cancer and how it changed his life. We encourage you to read his story below:In September 2009, I moved to Boise, Idaho. I … read more

How to Prepare Your Body for Mountain Biking

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 10th Jun 2021

Whether you’re new to mountain biking or ready to pick up a new hobby, it’s important to know how to care for your body before and after you ride. When you hit the trails, your body should be well- … read more

What Does USDA Certified Organic Mean?

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 3rd Jun 2021

What Does USDA Certified Organic Mean? When shopping at the grocery store, it’s essential to choose healthy food products for our friends and families. In an effort to find nutrient-rich foods, w … read more

The Blend of Life

Posted by Kate's Real Food and Kelly Catale on 19th May 2021

At Kate’s Real Food, we value the spirit of adventure in all shapes and sizes. From the pros to the ‘weekend warriors’-- we know that fitting adventure into every day doesn’t always come easy, but the … read more

Benefits of Organic Energy Bars for Athletes

12th May 2021

Nutrition is one of the most important factors when it comes to creating and sustaining energy, especially for athletes. Getting the right nutrients and staying hydrated can make a significant differe … read more

Living a Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 19th Apr 2021

Nutrition and physical activity are vital to a balanced lifestyle; finding the right balance of healthy eating and exercise can be a difficult task--but not impossible. It’s important to strive for th … read more

Strength Training with Calisthenics

Posted by Nick Ranelli and Kate's Real Food on 9th Apr 2021

Kate’s Real Food Brand Ambassador, Nick Ranelli gives us some of his favorite calisthenics training tips:Training Strength Without A Gym?Yes! It is completely possible to build strength, grow your mus … read more

Benefits of Skiing

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 15th Mar 2021

Skiing is a perfect workout for people of all shapes and sizes. It is a great workout for the winter time or in cold areas that helps work many muscles in the body. It can also help improve your body, … read more

Confidence and Goal Setting

Posted by Shannon Mahre & Kate's Real Food on 8th Mar 2021

Kate’s Real Food Brand Ambassador, Shannon Mahre tells us her tips and tricks for overcoming fear to set and conquer our goals with confidence:Overcoming Our FearsFear - It stands in our way more than … read more

Top 5 Health Benefits of Fiber

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 1st Mar 2021

1. Lowers Cholesterol LevelsCholesterol is a substance in your body meant to help your body digest food. However, too much cholesterol can lead to a buildup of plaque in your arteries and can potentia … read more

How to Recycle: the Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 22nd Feb 2021

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. We all know the famous words, but not everyone knows the intricacies involved in daily recycling. You can make a real sustainable impact on the world through simple easy st … read more

Top 10 Superfoods for Your Diet

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 15th Feb 2021

The term “superfood” has been used countless times before to describe foods filled with nutritional value--but, in reality, there are no scientific standards to call something a “superfood”.There is n … read more

Why Choose Organic?

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 8th Feb 2021

Why Choose Organic? There are many different ways to grow and produce crops and ingredients for food today. Organic foods are those grown without any genetically modified materials in them or pes … read more

The Benefits of Protein

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 25th Jan 2021

Protein is found throughout the body-- hair, skin, nails, muscles, and more. To support the function of proteins in the body, we need to fuel our bodies with protein-rich foods every single day. There … read more

5 Benefits of Peanut Butter

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 21st Jan 2021

This smooth and creamy nut butter has a special place in our hearts. From the protein content, vitamins, and seriously irresistible taste-- the benefits of peanut butter have us continually crawling b … read more

The Best Breakfast Replacement Bar

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 12th Jan 2021

At Kate’s Real Food, we believe that a good breakfast is the best start to everyday. Especially a breakfast that is packed with energy from whole foods. Set the tone for your day with a delicious firs … read more

Winter Bucket List 2021

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 4th Jan 2021

While winter is one of our favorite times of the year for outdoor activities, there may be other activities--indoor and outdoor--that can be enjoyable. Here are 10 of the best winter activities to enj … read more

Sustainability of Organic Farming

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 28th Dec 2020

What is Organic Farming? Organic farming is an agricultural production that exudes the use of genetically modified materials in the seed, fertilizers, and pesticides. There is extra care involved in … read more

Benefits of Antioxidants; Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 18th Dec 2020

What Is an Antioxidant? Antioxidants--defined as “a substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products.”--are believed to delay cell damage … read more

Simply Soy-Free

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 9th Dec 2020

When you decide to implement a soy-free diet for yourself, it can be shocking to learn how many foods contain soy (or soy-based ingredients). While soy does seemingly saturate the food market, you won … read more

Endurance Athletes: Live High, Train Low

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 25th Nov 2020

Kate’s Real Food is pleased to be partnering up with Lolly Steuart: trail runner, outdoor enthusiast, dedicated dietician-in-training, and Kate’s Brand Ambassador. Lolly writes about how endurance ath … read more

The NEW Dark Chocolate Mint Bar

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 17th Nov 2020

Kate’s Real Food is proud to announce the newest organic energy bar in our lineup: the Dark Chocolate Mint Bar! Perfect to get you through all of your adventures, this healthy dark chocolate energy ba … read more

Natural Sweeteners: Honey vs. Sugar

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 9th Nov 2020

Table sugar and organic honey actually have a lot in common as sweeteners. Because they are made up of similar components, calorie density, and belong to the carbohydrate family-- you might be surpris … read more

Organic Snack Bars: What to Look For

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 26th Oct 2020

There are a lot of reasons to shop for organic snack bars: meal replacement, adventure fuel, after (or during) work snack; the list goes on. While our reasons might vary, it's safe to say that we woul … read more

The Importance of Preparation for the Winter Athlete

Posted by Max Martin on 19th Oct 2020

Kate’s Real Food is thrilled to be working with athletes like Max Martin that take safety in sport very seriously. Professional skier, personal ski trainer, and Kate’s partner writes about how to prep … read more

Training for Ski Season

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 12th Oct 2020

With the changing of the seasons, we are ready to welcome the snow with open arms and get ourselves back on the slopes! Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, split boarding, back country, cross countr … read more

Granola Bar VS Energy Bar

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 5th Oct 2020

At Kate’s Real Food it’s our mission to provide you with real food and real energy. To do this, we use only the best, organic ingredients filled with sustainable energy from whole foods. Food bars com … read more

The Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 28th Sep 2020

At Kate’s Real Food, we pride ourselves on using high quality, organic ingredients-- including hemp seeds. Our Peanut Butter Hemp & Flax flavor is a delicious twist on a peanut butter and chocolate co … read more

What is Real Food?

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 22nd Sep 2020

At Kate’s Real Food, you’ll hear us describe our energy bars and bites as ‘real food’ or filled with ‘whole food’ energy. What we mean is that we use foods that are closest to their natural state-- un … read more

Fall Adventure Favorites

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 14th Sep 2020

The days are slowly getting shorter, the mornings crisper, and the air is beginning to change. While we are always sorry to say goodbye to the hot summer days, we are welcoming fall with open arms! It … read more

Redefining Adventure

Posted by William Feldman + Kate’s Real Food on 7th Sep 2020

When you think of the word “adventure,” what do you imagine? Do you see someone, maybe yourself, pushing physical limits in the great outdoors? Journeying towards achieving something they never have b … read more

Transitioning to Climbing Outdoors

Posted by Kel Rossiter on 31st Aug 2020

“One great thing about the pandemic is”... not something you hear, but one positive aspect of this whole thing is that people are getting outdoors like never before. With that, many gym climbers are m … read more

The Organic Snack Company

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 24th Aug 2020

The Perfect Partnership Kate’s Real Food is thrilled to announce our new partnership with The Organic Snack Company (TOSC), a premium food-manufacturing facility in Bedford, Pennsylvania! Working clo … read more

The Challenge and Rewards of Adventure

Posted by Geoff (Phatty) Dyer + Kate’s Real Food on 17th Aug 2020

Kate’s Real Food Brand Ambassador and pro snowmobiler, Geoff (Phatty) Dyer, has been enjoying his off-season exploring and adventuring every chance he gets. Here, he tells us about his latest mountain … read more

Why Choose Whole Food Ingredients

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 10th Aug 2020

Importance of Whole Food Ingredients The types of foods we consistently consume have a tremendous effect on our health, including skin, heart, and digestion. Eating meals made with whole food ingre … read more

Improve Recycling from Home

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 3rd Aug 2020

Real change begins within the walls of your own home. Small changes in your day-to-day life can make a real, sustainable difference. You do your best to reuse, repurpose, and recycle-- now is the time … read more

Kate's Real Food Blog

Interested in learning more about Kate’s Real Food? Our blog is full of helpful information and news on our brand, ingredients, and adventures! At Kate’s we believe in adventure, and we hope that our blog posts encourage you to get out and experience every adventure possible with our organic energy bars in hand. Click on a few of our blog posts to learn more!

6 Protein Options for Energy

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 6th Oct 2021

Finding the energy to get through your day without feeling sluggish can be difficult for some. Carbohydrates contribute as the main source of energy for the body in the form of raising your blood gluc … read more

Healthy Fats to Sustain Your Energy Levels

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 29th Sep 2021

We’re often taught that all fats are bad for you and that we should avoid consuming them therefore giving them a bad reputation. However our bodies require some fat for energy, hormonal functioning, a … read more

Real Food and Whole Ingredients

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 24th Sep 2021

Real food and whole foods are foods that haven’t been processed, refined, or altered in any way, shape, or form. This type of eating is similar to that of our ancestors - free of pre-made meals, pack … read more

Top 8 Vegetables You Should Be Consuming

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 15th Sep 2021

There’s a bounty of vegetables available to us each with their own unique benefits and flavor, but there’s so many that it can feel overwhelming to choose. Below are eight vegetables that contain lots … read more

What Does It Mean To Be Non-GMO Certified?

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 1st Sep 2021

For some foods it can be difficult to determine what ingredients and processes went into production and growth. There are many crops that are grown with genetically modified organisms also known as GM … read more

7 Exercises For A Great Workout

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 25th Aug 2021

Exercising daily is good for you mentally, emotionally, and physically. Not only does it help you feel good but also provides you with lots of natural energy. Below are 7 exercises for you to incorpor … read more

What Does Gluten-Free Certified Mean?

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 18th Aug 2021

According to the US Food and Drug Association, nearly 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease-- a condition in which consuming gluten causes serious damage to the lining of the small intestine … read more

Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Posted by Kate's Real food on 11th Aug 2021

Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day and for good reason. It’s important to start your day off with a nutritious meal that helps sustain your energy levels throughout t … read more

5 Benefits of Consuming Fruit

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 3rd Aug 2021

Kate’s Real Food is dedicated to providing you with on-the-go snack options that give you just enough fuel to power through your busy day. Our bars contain a variety of organic ingredients, including … read more

Life Can Change in a Moment

Posted by Jason Rose on 16th Jun 2021

Kate’s Real Food Brand Ambassador, Jason Rose, tells us about his battle with cancer and how it changed his life. We encourage you to read his story below:In September 2009, I moved to Boise, Idaho. I … read more

How to Prepare Your Body for Mountain Biking

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 10th Jun 2021

Whether you’re new to mountain biking or ready to pick up a new hobby, it’s important to know how to care for your body before and after you ride. When you hit the trails, your body should be well- … read more

What Does USDA Certified Organic Mean?

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 3rd Jun 2021

What Does USDA Certified Organic Mean? When shopping at the grocery store, it’s essential to choose healthy food products for our friends and families. In an effort to find nutrient-rich foods, w … read more

The Blend of Life

Posted by Kate's Real Food and Kelly Catale on 19th May 2021

At Kate’s Real Food, we value the spirit of adventure in all shapes and sizes. From the pros to the ‘weekend warriors’-- we know that fitting adventure into every day doesn’t always come easy, but the … read more

Benefits of Organic Energy Bars for Athletes

12th May 2021

Nutrition is one of the most important factors when it comes to creating and sustaining energy, especially for athletes. Getting the right nutrients and staying hydrated can make a significant differe … read more

Living a Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 19th Apr 2021

Nutrition and physical activity are vital to a balanced lifestyle; finding the right balance of healthy eating and exercise can be a difficult task--but not impossible. It’s important to strive for th … read more

Strength Training with Calisthenics

Posted by Nick Ranelli and Kate's Real Food on 9th Apr 2021

Kate’s Real Food Brand Ambassador, Nick Ranelli gives us some of his favorite calisthenics training tips:Training Strength Without A Gym?Yes! It is completely possible to build strength, grow your mus … read more

Benefits of Skiing

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 15th Mar 2021

Skiing is a perfect workout for people of all shapes and sizes. It is a great workout for the winter time or in cold areas that helps work many muscles in the body. It can also help improve your body, … read more

Confidence and Goal Setting

Posted by Shannon Mahre & Kate's Real Food on 8th Mar 2021

Kate’s Real Food Brand Ambassador, Shannon Mahre tells us her tips and tricks for overcoming fear to set and conquer our goals with confidence:Overcoming Our FearsFear - It stands in our way more than … read more

Top 5 Health Benefits of Fiber

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 1st Mar 2021

1. Lowers Cholesterol LevelsCholesterol is a substance in your body meant to help your body digest food. However, too much cholesterol can lead to a buildup of plaque in your arteries and can potentia … read more

How to Recycle: the Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 22nd Feb 2021

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. We all know the famous words, but not everyone knows the intricacies involved in daily recycling. You can make a real sustainable impact on the world through simple easy st … read more

Top 10 Superfoods for Your Diet

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 15th Feb 2021

The term “superfood” has been used countless times before to describe foods filled with nutritional value--but, in reality, there are no scientific standards to call something a “superfood”.There is n … read more

Why Choose Organic?

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 8th Feb 2021

Why Choose Organic? There are many different ways to grow and produce crops and ingredients for food today. Organic foods are those grown without any genetically modified materials in them or pes … read more

The Benefits of Protein

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 25th Jan 2021

Protein is found throughout the body-- hair, skin, nails, muscles, and more. To support the function of proteins in the body, we need to fuel our bodies with protein-rich foods every single day. There … read more

5 Benefits of Peanut Butter

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 21st Jan 2021

This smooth and creamy nut butter has a special place in our hearts. From the protein content, vitamins, and seriously irresistible taste-- the benefits of peanut butter have us continually crawling b … read more

The Best Breakfast Replacement Bar

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 12th Jan 2021

At Kate’s Real Food, we believe that a good breakfast is the best start to everyday. Especially a breakfast that is packed with energy from whole foods. Set the tone for your day with a delicious firs … read more

Winter Bucket List 2021

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 4th Jan 2021

While winter is one of our favorite times of the year for outdoor activities, there may be other activities--indoor and outdoor--that can be enjoyable. Here are 10 of the best winter activities to enj … read more

Sustainability of Organic Farming

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 28th Dec 2020

What is Organic Farming? Organic farming is an agricultural production that exudes the use of genetically modified materials in the seed, fertilizers, and pesticides. There is extra care involved in … read more

Benefits of Antioxidants; Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 18th Dec 2020

What Is an Antioxidant? Antioxidants--defined as “a substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products.”--are believed to delay cell damage … read more

Simply Soy-Free

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 9th Dec 2020

When you decide to implement a soy-free diet for yourself, it can be shocking to learn how many foods contain soy (or soy-based ingredients). While soy does seemingly saturate the food market, you won … read more

Endurance Athletes: Live High, Train Low

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 25th Nov 2020

Kate’s Real Food is pleased to be partnering up with Lolly Steuart: trail runner, outdoor enthusiast, dedicated dietician-in-training, and Kate’s Brand Ambassador. Lolly writes about how endurance ath … read more

The NEW Dark Chocolate Mint Bar

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 17th Nov 2020

Kate’s Real Food is proud to announce the newest organic energy bar in our lineup: the Dark Chocolate Mint Bar! Perfect to get you through all of your adventures, this healthy dark chocolate energy ba … read more

Natural Sweeteners: Honey vs. Sugar

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 9th Nov 2020

Table sugar and organic honey actually have a lot in common as sweeteners. Because they are made up of similar components, calorie density, and belong to the carbohydrate family-- you might be surpris … read more

Organic Snack Bars: What to Look For

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 26th Oct 2020

There are a lot of reasons to shop for organic snack bars: meal replacement, adventure fuel, after (or during) work snack; the list goes on. While our reasons might vary, it's safe to say that we woul … read more

The Importance of Preparation for the Winter Athlete

Posted by Max Martin on 19th Oct 2020

Kate’s Real Food is thrilled to be working with athletes like Max Martin that take safety in sport very seriously. Professional skier, personal ski trainer, and Kate’s partner writes about how to prep … read more

Training for Ski Season

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 12th Oct 2020

With the changing of the seasons, we are ready to welcome the snow with open arms and get ourselves back on the slopes! Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, split boarding, back country, cross countr … read more

Granola Bar VS Energy Bar

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 5th Oct 2020

At Kate’s Real Food it’s our mission to provide you with real food and real energy. To do this, we use only the best, organic ingredients filled with sustainable energy from whole foods. Food bars com … read more

The Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 28th Sep 2020

At Kate’s Real Food, we pride ourselves on using high quality, organic ingredients-- including hemp seeds. Our Peanut Butter Hemp & Flax flavor is a delicious twist on a peanut butter and chocolate co … read more

What is Real Food?

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 22nd Sep 2020

At Kate’s Real Food, you’ll hear us describe our energy bars and bites as ‘real food’ or filled with ‘whole food’ energy. What we mean is that we use foods that are closest to their natural state-- un … read more

Fall Adventure Favorites

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 14th Sep 2020

The days are slowly getting shorter, the mornings crisper, and the air is beginning to change. While we are always sorry to say goodbye to the hot summer days, we are welcoming fall with open arms! It … read more

Redefining Adventure

Posted by William Feldman + Kate’s Real Food on 7th Sep 2020

When you think of the word “adventure,” what do you imagine? Do you see someone, maybe yourself, pushing physical limits in the great outdoors? Journeying towards achieving something they never have b … read more

Transitioning to Climbing Outdoors

Posted by Kel Rossiter on 31st Aug 2020

“One great thing about the pandemic is”... not something you hear, but one positive aspect of this whole thing is that people are getting outdoors like never before. With that, many gym climbers are m … read more

The Organic Snack Company

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 24th Aug 2020

The Perfect Partnership Kate’s Real Food is thrilled to announce our new partnership with The Organic Snack Company (TOSC), a premium food-manufacturing facility in Bedford, Pennsylvania! Working clo … read more

The Challenge and Rewards of Adventure

Posted by Geoff (Phatty) Dyer + Kate’s Real Food on 17th Aug 2020

Kate’s Real Food Brand Ambassador and pro snowmobiler, Geoff (Phatty) Dyer, has been enjoying his off-season exploring and adventuring every chance he gets. Here, he tells us about his latest mountain … read more

Why Choose Whole Food Ingredients

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 10th Aug 2020

Importance of Whole Food Ingredients The types of foods we consistently consume have a tremendous effect on our health, including skin, heart, and digestion. Eating meals made with whole food ingre … read more

Improve Recycling from Home

Posted by Kate's Real Food on 3rd Aug 2020

Real change begins within the walls of your own home. Small changes in your day-to-day life can make a real, sustainable difference. You do your best to reuse, repurpose, and recycle-- now is the time … read more