FOR MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE
For many of us women, baking truly is a stress relief. Whether it be for our child’s bake sale, a house full of guests, or a way to improve our afternoon, we turn to baking as a way to cope and to enjoy ourselves – even if it is only because we are craving a warm cookie fresh out of the oven.
Add to that the fact that self made treats are much more “pure” and unaltered compared to packaged goods, and it seems like at home baking is pretty much a win-win. Healthy and delicious, yes please!
However, do you really know what is going in to your baked goods? Just because the ingredient says “chocolate” on it (for example), is it really the pure stuff? Or is it loaded with artificial preservatives, sweeteners and colors? Chances are after examining the nutritional labels on many of your go-to ingredients you will come to find that they really aren’t as “simple” as you had thought.
That’s why I am so thankful for Enjoy Life and their new Dark Chocolate Morsels. Free of the 8 most common allergens and made simply of dark chocolate and cane sugar, at least you know that your chocolate is going to treat you right!
THE PRODUCT: Enjoy Life’s Dark Chocolate Morsels have taken home baking to a whole new level. Thanks to the company’s mantra of keeping all of their products free from the 8 most common allergens, as well as not using any artificial ingredients, you can be certain that you are doing something good for yourself, even if it tastes sinful.
NUTRITION-WISE: Enjoy Life has made it their mission to create snacks for everyone – especially those with allergies and/or food intolerances. The 8 most common allergens are wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. Since these foods account for 90% of all allergic reactions in the United States, Enjoy Life has created an alternative to your traditional “chocolate chips” that everyone can enjoy.
Simply made of unsweetened chocolate and cane sugar, each 1 tbsp. serving contains 70 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein, and 5 grams of sugar – a whole lot healthier than the traditional milk and artificially flavored chocolate chips that we are used to seeing along store shelves. Plus, the fact that these morsels are comprised of 69% cacoa, means that they are loaded with antioxidants and can be considered a superfood as well.
They are also free of sulfites, another common food allergy (that is most often used as a preservative in wine [to prevent spoilage and oxidation], dried fruits, and dried potatoes, and are considered non-GMO and kosher as well.
WHERE TO BUY: You can buy Enjoy Life’s Dark Chocolate Morsels via their Online Store, or to find the store nearest you, check out their Store Locator.
FINAL THOUGHTS: As a mom, and even well before children, baking has been an outlet for me. However, I must admit that the majority of treats I have made in the past I didn’t actually eat. And no, this isn’t because they weren’t good but rather due to my dairy and gluten-intolerance and the fact that most sweets have either one or the other. Yet luckily over the years the knowledge of such allergies has become more widespread and thus, so has the allergy-free products that are available.
Now, thanks to companies like Enjoy Foods, you can be assured that all of your allergy concerns are taken care of. Especially with their newest addition to their line, Enjoy Foods Dark Chocolate Morsels have not only made allergy-free baking easier than ever, they have made it absolutely delicious!
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