HOW TO BUILD THE ULTIMATE KETO GIFT BASKET
By Stephen Sheehan
Reviewed by Emily Gonzalez, ND for Scientific Accuracy
If a loved one or a friend is getting ready to start keto in the new year, why not craft a keto gift basket this holiday season? Forget gift cards! The ideal gift basket should be fully stocked with everything from Bulletproof Coffee ingredients and supplements to keto-friendly snacks and sweeteners to bake delicious keto sweets.
Not too familiar with how this fat-fueled lifestyle works? We’ve outlined a well-rounded gift guide of keto snacks and other keto diet-friendly items that’ll make excellent additions to a holiday gift basket. So this year (and hopefully, for many more), give a gift that shows you care and support the keto journey of your loved one or friend!
Now, let’s take a deeper dive into how to build the ultimate keto gift basket…
THE BULLETPROOF COFFEE STARTER KIT
Because the ketogenic diet focuses on using fat for fuel, the typical cup of coffee just won’t cut it anymore. Give the gift of energetic mornings with the signature Bulletproof Coffee Kit.
This traditional coffee kit is one of our best sellers and includes everything necessary to jumpstart the day, including:
1. Bulletproof Original Coffee: Our grounds are sourced from clean, high-quality beans that are Rainforest Alliance Certified and tested for toxins.
2. Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil: This quality fat formula provides a full-body boost, thanks to coconut-derived MCTs.
3. Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee: Another source of nutritious, high-quality fat, grass-fed ghee will also add a creamy and frothy finish to any cup of keto coffee.
Of course, this part of your keto gift basket is totally customizable. You can purchase Bulletproof coffee beans, grounds or even K-cup pods (for the Keurig coffee lover), and there are also different roasts available that vary in strength and flavor.
KETO CEREALS: AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO BEGIN THE DAY
When it comes to keto gift ideas, cereal probably doesn’t come to mind right away. But luckily for your keto gift basket recipient, there are several low-sugar and low-carb keto cereal options to consider. While we strongly encourage launching into the day with a piping-hot cup of quality-fat-fueled signature Bulletproof coffee, we get that cereal cravings are real. On those days, opt for a more basic black coffee brew to pair with your breakfast bowl…
High Key offers its own version of ultra-low-carb, grain-free Rice Krispies (in various flavors) with zero grams of net carbs per serving. As an added bonus, High Key also has a line of snack-size, portion-control cookie pouches in a bunch of different flavors, from Snickerdoodle to Double Chocolate Brownie. (Besides, who says a bowl of mini cookies with some almond milk doesn’t also qualify as cereal?)
For those who want something dairy-free, opt for Catalina Crunch. Kick things up a notch with eight flavors of keto cereals that are gluten-free and contain plant-based protein. Chocolate Peanut Butter. Need I say more?
The aptly-named Low Karb brand knocks it out of the park when it comes to grain-free keto granola. For instance, the Keto Nut Granola only has 3 grams of net carbs per serving. What’s more? A bowl of this delicious keto cereal is also packed with quality fats from coconuts.
KETO-SAFE BAKING INGREDIENTS
Sugar is no friend when it comes to achieving (and remaining in) a state of ketosis. But, just because standard sweets don’t fit in well with a keto gift basket doesn’t mean delicious desserts that pack a nutritious punch cannot be successfully crafted and enjoyed. However, in order to make high-fat desserts and bake keto recipes that fit the ketogenic macros, there are a few key ingredients needed. Here are several items that make for great additions to a holiday gift basket…
To start, Swerve is a diabetic-friendly, non-GMO sugar substitute that should be a staple in a keto dieter’s kitchen. Why? Because Swerve’s granular, brown and confectioner’s varieties all contain low-glycemic erythritol. Your keto gift basket recipient can use Swerve’s granulated sweetener to bake a keto chocolate cake with chocolate glaze. Or, use the confectioner’s version to make incredible (and guilt-free) icing for gluten-free chocolate coconut cupcakes. For the not-so-DIY baker, Swerve also has a line of convenient, low-carb, ready-to-bake mixes for cookies, cakes and brownies!
Next, Choc Zero’s sugar-free syrups are also a must. They can transform something ordinary into the perfect keto dessert. Use them to add flavor to some holiday chocolate bars or truffles or simply drizzled over a serving of keto chocolate ice cream.
Looking for chocolate chips that won’t mess up your friend’s macros? Bake Believe makes for a great keto gift basket idea! Keto milk chocolate chips can be added to fluffy almond flour pancakes to give them added sweetness without all the sugar! Or, the white chocolate chips can jazz up some keto white chocolate cranberry cookies.
PORK RINDS FOR SNACKING AND BREADING
Pork rinds are actually a terrific keto food because they not only fit the macros of the diet, but are also extremely versatile. For example, in their whole form, pork rinds can be substituted to build nachos for the ultimate low-carb diet snack fix.
Pork rinds can also be used as an alternative to traditional, high-carb breadcrumbs when cooking. For instance, add Bacon’s Heir Pork Panko to any keto gift basket to help with crafting low-carb comfort food favorites, like chicken parmesan and shrimp tempura!
Want to build a keto snack box that will satisfy that special someone’s cravings for chips without the guilt? Look no further than 4505 Meats. The brand’s popular chicharrones come in a bunch of tasty flavors, including jalapeno, smokehouse BBQ and sea salt, and contain zero net carbs per serving.
CONSIDER SOME CHEESY SNACKS
A keto snacks care package would be incomplete without a couple of cheesy treats!
For people who do well with cheese, Just the Cheese takes things to another level with crunchy, baked-cheese keto bars that come in a wide variety of flavors. They even offer mini sampler versions that make eating keto on the go so much easier!
For the extreme cheese lover (there’s one in every family) Parm Crisps may be the perfect keto food gift. These oven-baked cheese crisps make for a great high-protein snack with zero net carbs per serving. Plus, they can be crumbled and substituted for croutons on a salad, or add some crunch to a happy hour charcuterie platter.
ADD BENEFICIAL COLLAGEN TO THE PERFECT KETO GIFT BASKET
Collagen protein is the building block for healthy skin, bones, joints and connective tissues. Many who go keto incorporate collagen into their daily diets, thanks to its multi-purpose support.
For a collagen-inspired keto gift basket idea that’s more on the savory side, give Bonafide Provisions some love. This company offers organic and restorative keto and paleo bone broths that come in different flavors (and single-serving cups), such as chicken, beef and turkey. Additionally, all products are certified-organic and come from pasture-raised animals. (Score!)
While naturally occurring in bone broth, collagen can also be supplemented in the form of a beneficial protein powder. As an extra item for your keto gift basket, add Bulletproof Unflavored Collagen Protein to the list. Or, consider Bulletproof Collagelatin, which is also a keto-friendly gift choice. Both products can be incorporated into hot or cold beverages and foods for added amino acids that support cellular growth and repair.
A LITTLE EXTRA HELP FROM BULLETPROOF SUPPLEMENTS
A typical keto diet involves getting about 75% of the daily calorie allotment from fat, 20% from protein and 5% from net carbs. Eating nutritious foods that provide the body with the building blocks for growth and repair is critical. However, in order to meet both the macros and nutrition requirements, keto dieters may need to utilize supplements. In search of more keto gifts to add to your basket? Consider keto-friendly Bulletproof supplements, including:
- Bulletproof KetoPrime: This formula supports energy production and mitochondrial health, thanks to oxaloacetate.
- Bulletproof InnerFuel: A prebiotic, this supplement nourishes good gut bacteria and supports healthy digestion.
- Bulletproof Omega Krill: An optimal form of fish oil, expect heart, brain and joint support through a unique blend of omega-3 krill oil, Norwegian herring roe and Atlantic and Pacific fish oils.
- Bulletproof Brain Octane Softgels: In a compact and convenient dose, this MCT oil supplement is filled with quality fats that will foster brain-powering ketone energy.
KETO STOCKING STUFFERS
If your keto gift basket is wrapped and ready, but you’re still seeking extras, consider a few great token Christmas gifts in the form of stocking stuffers (or that undecided fifth-night Hanukkah present).
Perfect for keto on the go, consider Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil GoPacks, which provide an excellent source of energy in a convenient, single-serving form. You can also opt for the 3 oz. version as a stocking stuffer for this holiday season. Next, there’s Bulletproof Collagen GoPacks. These are easy to throw into a smoothie or cup of coffee for a quick protein boost. Or, you can stocking stuff with some Bulletproof Coffee Pods, because there’s no better way to start the day than with a clean cup of coffee sourced from high-quality java.
Still trying to pack the perfect gift box this holiday season? Check out our coffee lover gift guide, which features different bundles for the caffeine enthusiast in your life!