The holiday’s are here and everyday at work people are bringing in all sorts of cookies and cakes that I keep indulging in! All of those bad indulgences make holiday weight gain almost inevitable so I’ve been trying to find healthier ‘treat’ alternatives to bring to parties and potlucks. Luckily I discovered a great company from Toronto called Shockingly Healthy Inc.
Shockingly Healthy Inc. was founded by holistic nutritionist and personal trainer, Lauren Breuer. The treats she makes allow you to indulge your sweet-tooth into decadent brownies and blondies that are nutritious, tasty, and vegan/gluten-free. Shocking right? Wait until I tell you what the magic ingredients are in these silky bars…Chickpea’s and dates!! I love that these bar’s are whole food based and that they don’t taste a thing like a chickpea. The texture is creamy and the taste is perfectly sweetened with the dates, cocoa, and coconut oil. It’s always a nice feeling when you don’t have to feel guilty about chowing down on a dessert.
Check out how these bars stack up against your average coffee shop brownie:
- Less than half the fat content (and full of healthy fats)
- Less than half the calories of your average coffee shop brownie
- Less than half the grams of sugar
- All natural, pronounceable, whole food ingredients!
You can buy Shocking Healthy Brownies and Blondies at a number of locations through the GTA, for a full list please check here: http://shockinglyhealthy.com/where-to-buy/ . Also for the holiday season Lauren is taking order’s for any of your upcoming holiday festive, you can find more information here: http://shockinglyhealthy.com/holidaypromo/