Moms Love: Healthy King Cakes Too

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You can cancel parades, but one thing is for sure: you can’t cancel King Cake!

Navigating carnival season can be challenging when you’re also looking to stick to New Year’s resolutions, nutrient-dense eating, and allergy-friendly options. Enter: the Eat Fit King Cake.

What is the Eat Fit King Cake?

Centered on an all-natural ingredient label, the Eat Fit King Cake is made with almond
and coconut flours. It’s sweetened with locally-made Swerve — a natural, plant-based sweetener — with no artificial sweeteners or colors.

The Eat Fit King Cake is…

  • gluten-free
  • grain-free
  • low-carb
  • sugar-free
  • dairy-free
  • all natural… without sacrificing flavor! 

This 11oz cake is baked in a small bundt style and has the look and feel of poundcake
with the nostalgic colors and flavors of King Cake.

The Eat Fit King Cake’s original recipe was designed by Ben McLauchlin of Swerve
Sweetener. In his work with Ochsner Eat Fit founder, Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD, the two
collaborated on ways to scale up the original recipe and sell in retail stores in Louisiana. Three years later, the Eat Fit King Cake is available in retailers from Texas to Florida!

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Why Choose the Eat Fit King Cake?

Parents may choose the Eat Fit King Cake for a variety of reasons. Because it is baked
in a certified-gluten free facility, the cake provides confidence for gluten-free eaters
especially those with Celiac. As a dairy-free option cake, the King Cake delivers for
those looking to avoid milk products.

There’s also a health & lifestyle component to choosing the Eat Fit King Cake, which
has balanced macronutrients, providing protein and plant-based fats. You can enjoy the sweetness of dessert with energy levels that stay high! Have it as an after-dinner treat, with your midday coffee, or… maybe even a last-minute breakfast as you run out the door. 

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What’s in This Healthy Treat?

Ingredients include cage free eggs, non-GMO almond flour, coconut flour, coconut
milk, coconut oil, Swerve, vegetable-based food coloring.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: 160 calories, 5 grams plant-based saturated fat, 2 grams
net carbs, 1 gram fiber, 0 sugar, 5 grams protein.

Ochsner Eat Fit seeks to make the healthy choice the easy choice — even during Mardi
Gras!

Where Can You Get It?

The Eat Fit King Cake is available along the Gulf Coast in 40 Publix stores from Mobile,
AL to Panama City, FL. In Mississippi, retailers include Salute, The Reef, Eat, Drink,
Love Cafe, and Health Nuts Health Food Market, and select PJs stores. Stay tuned for
announcements from your local retailers about shipments!

Unrefined Bakery, a certified gluten-free facility, produces and ships all Eat Fit King
Cakes.

Submit an order online!

For a full list of retailers, check EatFitKingCake.com. Local retailers include Salute, The Reef and Health Nuts.  

About Ochsner Eat Fit

Eat Fit is a nonprofit initiative of Ochsner Health, designed to help the community live
their healthiest, strongest lives possible. The team of Eat Fit dietitians works closely with
local restaurants, markets and other foodservice establishments to identify and develop dishes that meet the Eat Fit nutritional criteria. These items are identified directly on the menu with the Eat Fit seal of approval, making the healthy choice the easy choice when dining out.

Free to all restaurants and foodservice partners, Eat Fit encourages nutritious choices whether an individual is looking to lose weight, feel better or look better, as well as help to manage health issues including diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure.

With more than 300 partners, Eat Fit has expanded across the state to include Eat Fit
Northshore, Eat Fit BR, Eat Fit Acadiana, Eat Fit Shreveport, and Eat Fit Monroe.

Eat Fit Coastal Mississippi coming soon!

The Eat Fit team connects deeply within the Eat Fit communities, serving as a resource
for all things wellness. Download the Eat Fit smartphone app to find participating
restaurants with full nutrition facts of Eat Fit menu items, as well as recipes, community
wellness resources, and to connect with a health professional in your area. And check
out the Eat Fit Cookbook, a compilation of 125 recipes from 40 Eat Fit partners, at www.EatFitCookbook.com.

About the Author

Maria Sylvester Terry, MS, RDN is a dietitian at Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA


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