One of my favourite things about having a food blog is that occasionally it affords me the opportunity to try something new that I might not have tried otherwise. I was recently contacted by The Skinny Bakery and asked if I would like to try some of their cakes. Cakes which have less calories, fat and sugar than regular cakes. As a diabetic I am always on the lookout for a sweet treat that I can enjoy on occasion and so I said sure, send them along!
The Skinny Bakery is a company started by Mariella Forte who, from a young age, became a keen baker and after looking into the science behind food, decided she wanted to create yummy treats but with lower calories, sugar and fat. Very impressive!
I was sent a delectable assortment, including: - Skinny Chocolate Pearls (chocolate sponges piped with their signature tofu-chocolate frosting. Low fat and a good source of protein. 21% tofu, 25% low fat yoghurt. 208cals per pack)-Skinny Sweet Potato Brownies (sweet potato brownie bites, gluten and dairy free recipe, made with 46% sweet potato and sweetened with dates. 189calories per pack)-Skinny Coconut Bites ( vegan coconut balls with only 5 ingredients. No added sugar and wheat free. 212 calories per pack)
-Skinny Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies ( Chocolate cookies made with egg whites and dairy-free chocolate. Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. 141 calories per pack.)-Skinny Mini Flapjacks ( 5 mini flapjacks, with dates, a hint of coconut and sea salt. 202 calories per pack)-Skinny Beetroot Pearls (beetroot sponges piped with a quark based low fat cream cheese frosting. 169 calories per pack.)
-Skinny Mini Gingerbread Men (3 soft mini gingerbread biscuits ? only 36Kcal each)
-Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies ( Pack of soft dairy-free chocolate chip biscuits ? only 37Kcal each)
AND my absolute favourite . . .
-Skinny Carrot Cake Pearls ( Carrot cake sponges piped with a quark based low fa...