Kitchfix Food Standards + Nutrition
We know you care what goes into your body, and we do, too. That is why we have committed to partnering with best purveyors, who deliver ingredients that live up to our high standards: to source organic and local whenever possible, to choose only grass-fed, pasture-raised meats, and to be 100% transparent with you, our customer.
Read on for detail on the ingredients we choose, and check out our ingredient and sourcing list for up-to-date information on where our ingredients are coming from this week!
ORGANIC & LOCAL FRUITS
We source organic and local fruits as much as possible to give our meals a sweet touch (we love to use them instead of added sugar!). You can see what we're currently using and where it's from here!
ORGANIC & LOCAL VEGETABLES
We source organic, local vegetables as much as possible, and also work with Local Foods, Chicago’s first wholesale distributor of strictly local foods. You can see what we're currently using and where it's from here! We also have a small garden in the back of our kitchen where we grow a peppers, tomatoes, and kale.
PASTURE-RAISED CHICKEN & PORK
Gunthorp Farms in Lagrange, IN is our source for poultry and pork. On their farm just 144 miles from Chicago, animals are raised without antibiotics or hormones. They are free to roam on pasture, just as nature intended.
100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF
We currently get our grass-fed beef from Seven Sons Farm in Roanoke, IN. Our whole cuts and bones come from Grass Run Farms, a group of farmers in the central United States. All of our beef is 100% grass-fed and finished.
LOCAL PASTURE-RAISED EGGS
We receive weekly deliveries from Seven Sons Farm in Roanake, IN. The chickens are raised on pasture, where they are free to roam, and kept safe at night in a mobile enclosure. Check out a pretty cool video of how the enclosure works here!
We try to use as much wild-caught seafood as possible in our cooking, and offer sustainably ocean-raised salmon. Our seafood standards are continuing to improve as we become more familiar with the markets, and wild-caught, sustainable fish becomes easier and more affordable to source.
ORGANIC WHOLE GRAINS
With any ingredient, we look for the least processed version of it, and so when looking at grains, we make sure we use whole grains like rice and quinoa (a pseudo grain, actually!). All our grains are gluten-free and corn-free, of course.
We choose the highest quality natural sweeteners such as raw and organic honey and Grade B maple syrup. Even when these appear in items, they are used in responsible amounts.
INGREDIENTS WE DON’T LOVE: Gluten, Dairy, Corn, and Soy | Factory-Farmed Meat, Poultry and Seafood | Genetically Modified Foods | Artificial Flavors, Preservatives, and Chemicals | Processed Grains | Refined Sugars| Industrialized Vegetable Oils
With so many wholesome, clean ingredients, it's easy to make delicious, good-for-you meals. But our chefs don't stop there - they use their culinary expertise to craft recipes that maximize the flavor, healthfulness, and anti-inflammatory power of every single dish. The result? Delicious meals that give you energy, vitality, and peace of mind.
We slow cook pastured bones for over 18 hours to create nourishing broths designed for whole body benefits ranging from bone health to detoxification to digestion. We use this as a base for soups and sauces, or as a healthy drink.
Fermented foods improve the digestibility and immune-supporting powers of our dishes, so we add them whenever possible. Housemade fermented foods include pickles, kim chi, and sauer kraut. We are known to infuse kombucha into our salad dressings as well!
ORGANIC NUTS, SEEDS, AND OILS
For healthy fats, we prioritize organic nuts, seeds, and oils, usually found in our housemade sauces and dressings. Plus, we only cook with coconut oil, one of the safest oils to heat at high temperatures.
HERBS AND SPICES
To pack as much anti-inflammatory power into every dish, we make sure to have these potent superfoods as an ingredient in every single recipe we make. Oftentimes, there are at least 3 or 4 different ones in a dish!
Do you have a nutrition question? Email Katie DeBoo, RD at firstname.lastname@example.org!