by Matt Weik
Do you like desserts? How about cakes and cookies? Of course you do. The problem is that most of the cakes and cookies you find in the supermarket are unhealthy – big shock, right? What if I found a solution where cakes and cookies are actually healthy goodies? I like to look for different desserts that make brands and are healthy alternatives to their sugary and carbohydrate counterparts. And I think I've found two that you'll love.
Delicious healthy treats that don't make you feel guilty
The main thing that people like to focus on when brands claim to have healthy goodies is protein content. For fitness-oriented people, we want something that works for us and not against us. And protein plays a key role in our eating plan.
Sure, many of us would prefer a dessert that is low in carbohydrates, fat, and sugar, but ultimately we can look beyond the fact that they contain a moderate amount as long as it contains a decent amount of protein and tastes good.
The disadvantage of healthy treats is that they are generally much more expensive compared to their unhealthy alternatives. This is due to the quality of the ingredients used and the fact that most companies that make desserts and treats in bulk produce everything in bulk and loaded with preservatives. Not to mention that these are usually large companies that spend millions of dollars each year selling various snack and dessert items.
So who are these two companies that make healthy goodies? One is The Dough Bar I've talked about before, and the other is a brand called Catalina Snacks.
Cake or death?
Comedian Eddie Izzard had a famous sketch using the line “Cake or Death” and it fits well in this content. So which one are you going to choose? Ok, I don't want to harm people, so The Dough Bar cake is the only option (clear, since I wouldn't want you to die).
As a side note, The Dough Bar also sells healthy treats in the form of donuts, cinnamon buns, monkey bread and whoopie pies. I haven't heard a single complaint about any of them.
The healthy treats that come from The Dough Bar never disappoint, and since mini cakes are now sold by the brand, people will stare at their computer screens until the website updates that they are now shipping these little gems.
Each cake is delivered without a topping. At this point, you need to add the topping when you're ready to eat your healthy goodies. Upon delivery to your door, you need to decide whether you want to eat these mini cakes soon or whether you want to keep them. If you want to eat them soon, put them in your fridge to keep them fresh. If you want to keep them for something special or later, throw them in the freezer.
The Dough Bar Mini Cakes at the time of writing are available in two flavors: Triple Chocolate Mini Cakes with milk chocolate glaze or Funfetti Mini Cakes with vanilla cream glaze and packets of Rainbow Jimmies (sprinkles).
Regardless of which of these healthy treats you choose (or you can buy the mini cakes in a variety pack), you'll get a fantastic dessert for less than 300 calories, 9 g fat, around 38 g carbohydrates and 14 g protein. All mini cakes are gluten free for those on a special diet. When they open their product page and are ready to ship, you can get a variety of eight mini cakes (four of each flavor) for $ 30. If you just want to order a taste of their healthy goodies, you'll get $ 16 for four mini-cakes.
Biscuit Monster went to Keto
If you love Oreos, you shouldn't miss the latest edition of the Catalina Snack Company – the Catalina Crunch. These healthy treats look like an oreo, just without the profile that makes your waist look as round as the biscuit itself. The Catalina Crunch is a vanilla-creme-keto-sandwich biscuit in which the outer pieces of chocolate biscuit have a vanilla Cream filling in the middle (remember that it looks like an oreo biscuit).
The Catalina Crunch Keto Cookies have some features such as keto-friendly, vegetable protein, low in carbohydrates, nothing artificial, gluten-free, 100% vegan, high in fiber, low in sugar and GMO-free.
These healthy treats are currently being delivered in June 2020 and will be delivered in a box with 32 biscuits. The serving size is two cookies and provides 90 calories, 6 g fat, 11 g carbohydrates and 4 g protein. You can purchase them as a subscription and save 20% or as a one-time purchase. A one-time purchase, if you just want to try it out before you buy more, costs $ 35 for two cookies.
Catalina Snack also has a different product if you want to try it out. Some of their other healthy treats are muesli and smoothies.
Overall, you can't go wrong with any of these healthy treats if you're looking for something new to add to your healthy arsenal of dessert options. If you try either of them, let us know what you think in the comments.