Monday, 29 August 2016

Healthy, low fat cake? I thought all cake was good for you!

You can throw all of the health food trends at the dinner plate that you like, but don't go bringing them into your dessert. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with having a healthy diet, but taking those tasty treats and substituting them with 'healthier', low fat' versions when you don't really need to just seems like a step too far for me..

Yes, for some a healthier option may be the choice for their diet, those of us who suffer from food intolerances and allergies often have to go for an alternative option when dining out, but following the trend and going for a raw, low fat, sugar free, fat free, fun free cake option instead just seems like your torturing yourself for no good reason.

There's a time and a place for healthy eating, and you shouldn't deny yourself a deliciously full fat, sugary bake when your following a strict diet all the time, it's all about moderation, rather than completely cutting those treats out of your diet. Your body needs fat as part of a healthy balanced diet, and why not introduce that fat with some deliciously sweet cakey treats, it's the least that you can do for yourself!

Besides, you can have plenty of tasty fruit and the occasional bit of veg in your bakes, carrot cake is a delicious way to take in a portion of your daily fruit and veg, especially when the carrot and raisins are surrounded by a rich, sugary blanket of delicious cake..

Just don't go convincing yourself that that beetroot heavy chocolate cake is as tasty a full fat chocolate cake, besides, why substitute on truly indulgent treats when you could just allow yourself the occasional chocolate cake binge, or two.

There's nothing wrong with a deliciously fruity bake or two, but don't go healthy for the sake of following the latest food trend or diet craze. Cake is all about the deliciously indulgent, rich and sweet content baked within the layers of tasty sponge, and when your swapping that for a healthier version without any of the deliciously sweet flavours, it really takes the joy out of the bake.

There's a time and a place for health food trends, and baking is one of those places that are best left out of the latest healthy eating trend, there'll be no chia seed cake for me, just a deliciously indulgent slice of victoria sponge cake, besides where's the joy in eating a healthy cake when you could be over indulging in a truly delicious slice of cake!

Images: Chocolate cake Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee/ | Strawberries on top of cakeFalkSchaaf/FreeImages