At Kez's Kitchen we take pride in delivering the best possible products to the highest standards and we pay close attention to the strict guidelines enforced by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ). To help clarify the terminology that we use on our packaging to make your shopping easier, we've put together some explanations.
There’s no dairy in the product.
Some people are allergic to dairy, usually cow’s milk products, and others are lactose intolerant. Find more info at the link below.Source: betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Completely egg free – no yolks, no whites. We know we don’t put them in, but we always like to double check! So, when you see Egg Free on our products, you can be sure that they’ve been tested for any traces.Source: allergyfacts.org.au
Tip: Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children. It can be determined by a simple skin prick or blood test.Source: allergyfacts.org.au
The product is suitable to be eaten as part of a low-fructose diet.
FODMAP is an acronym for types of carbohydrates, or sugars, that can cause gastrointestinal issues, like IBS symptoms. FODMAPs are found in a range of ingredients across the food groups.Source: shepherdworks.com.au
Look for the FODMAP Friendly-approved logo on packaged foods (you’ll see it on some of ours!). The FODMAP Friendly app is also a great tool to help you have the information you need on hand when shopping and eating.Source: shepherdworks.com.au
Every ingredient in the product is free from genetic modification.
In our commitment to honest, wholesome ingredients, we don’t use ingredients derived from GMOs.
Read more at Shop Ethical!, where our company is proudly listed.Source: ethical.org.au
Dietary fibre is found in cereals, fruits and vegetables. It’s important to eat enough fibre because it plays an essential role in keeping the digestive system healthy and helps to balance cholesterol. We’re pleased to offer products that go that little bit further.Source: betterhealth.vic.gov.au
According to the FSANZ guidelines, this means the food contains as least 4 grams of fibre per serve.Source: betterhealth.vic.gov.au
There’s no gluten in the product.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
There is plenty of information available to help you come to your own conclusion in consultation with your doctor on what is best for your condition.
The preparation and ingredients of the product is safely consumable in a Halal diet.
At Kez’s, our passion to create is driven by sharing with everyone and the belief that nobody should miss out on good food. We are committed to inclusiveness and respecting others’ beliefs, so we’ve made sure that the majority of our products are certified Halal.Source: icv.org.au
The Health Star Rating is an Australian Government initiative. It is a front-of-pack labelling system that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged food and assigns it a rating from ½ a star to 5 stars. It provides a quick, easy, standard way to compare similar packaged foods. The more stars, the healthier the choice.Source: healthstarrating.gov.au
The preparation and ingredients of the product is safely consumable in a Kosher diet.
At Kez’s, our passion to create is driven by sharing with everyone and the belief that nobody should miss out on good food. We are committed to inclusiveness and respecting others’ beliefs, so we’ve made sure that the majority of our products are certified Kosher.Source: kosher.org.au
We use this term to describe a product that does not contain nuts as an ingredient. It’s important to remember that we still use nuts in our bakery and, despite our best cleaning efforts, traces of nuts may occur.Source: betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Saturated fats are found in animal foods, like meat, full-fat dairy products, and plant foods like palm and coconut oil. The Heart Foundation recommends limiting intake of saturated fats for good cardiovascular health.Source: heartfoundation.org.au
The product contains less than 1.5 grams of saturated fats per 100 grams, following the FSANZ guidelines.Source: heartfoundation.org.au
The overall salt content of the product is low.
Salt is a compound of sodium and chlorine. Sodium naturally occurs in basically all foods. In the right amounts it’s fine, but too much has been linked with risk factors for cardiovascular disease.Source: foodstandards.gov.au
FSANZ requires that foods labelled as low-sodium foods contain less than 120 milligrams of sodium per 100 grams. The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends less than 2300 milligrams as the daily sodium intake for Australian adults.Source: foodstandards.gov.au
As it sounds! The product is free from artificial colours, flavours and/or preservatives.
Some things taste sweet due to naturally occurring sugars in ingredients, like fruit and milk. We don’t add extra sugar to a number of products.
Sugar isn’t bad when it’s naturally occurring or when it’s enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet and lifestyle. It’s important to be informed, and there’s lot information out there that can be overwhelming.Source: heartfoundation.org.au
Following a balanced approach, The Heart Foundation recommends a diet conscious of not eating too many foods with added sugars. Be aware when reading labels that sugar appears in many guises: sucrose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup, maltose, dextrose, raw sugar, cane sugar, malt extract and molasses.Source: heartfoundation.org.au
The product fits the ethos of the Paleo diet because the ingredients are unprocessed, grain-free and have no additives.Source: paleodietaustralia.com.au
This food is not cooked during its production.Source: rawfood.com.au
Dietary fibre is found in cereals, fruits and vegetables. It’s important to eat enough fibre because it plays an essential role in keeping the digestive system healthy and helps to balance cholesterol.Source: betterhealth.vic.gov.au
According to the FSANZ guidelines, this means the food contains as least 2 grams of fibre per serve.Source: betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Protein is found in more than just meat, dairy and eggs – don’t forget that legumes, tofu, seeds and nuts are great sources too. The human body needs protein to repair cells and boost energy levels.Source: betterhealth.vic.gov.au
According to the FSANZ guidelines, this means the product contains more than 5 grams of protein per serve.Source: betterhealth.vic.gov.au
How to treat yourself everyday and indulge with self-control
At Kez’s Kitchen we know that completely avoiding sweet snacks is unrealistic for most people. We believe that it’s okay to enjoy sugar, just in moderation and as part of a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle. This approach will help to fend off cravings and over-indulgence.
1. Know yourself
It’s normal to feel an energy slump at some point during the day. Know when it is for you and reserve your indulgent snack for this time, if you can.
2. Stick to ‘once a day’
Knowing your weak spot will help with this. Make your daily treat a small, quality something to look forward to. When it’s a memorable snack, you won’t need to go overboard.
3. Develop a healthy mindset
Think snacking leads to weight gain? In fact, spreading out your food consumption over the day to five to six smaller meals can help keep your metabolism firing. Snacking appropriately between main meals can help curb your appetite, ensuring that lunches and dinners aren’t binge affairs.
4. Take your time
Enjoy your little luxury in the right environment. Taking ten or fifteen minutes in a quiet spot with a cup of tea or coffee will let you relax and fully savour the moment, not just the treat. No matter how busy you are, allocating a moment to yourself will better equip you to handle daily challenges by helping increase your productivity and energy levels.
5. Share with others
Appreciate your indulgent snack even more by sharing the moment with someone. Having a treat over coffee and a chat with a friend, for instance, should boost your mood and support your overall emotional wellbeing. You might also be doing a good thing for someone else in need of a little time out and company.
6. Eat mindfully
Be aware of what you’re doing. Absent-minded snacking while watching TV or working at your desk quickly leads to overindulgence simply because you’re not keeping track of how much you’re consuming. Taking your time out every day will help avoid this.