“I eat cake because it’s someone’s birthday today.”
A sweet treat is always welcome, but a sweet treat as a gift, even when it’s from me to me – now that always puts a smile on my face! Though I try to control my sweet tooth, I’m not one of those people who can simply give up on the sugar intake altogether. Sure, I’ve already had my share of introducing some healthy sugar alternatives to my diet, and that of my boys and husband, however, I won’t deny I’m still a fan of sugary stuff.
I’m going to let you in on my latest discovery, mouthwatering cookie cakes with the most incredible flavours. Though it was difficult to choose from the various options, including tiramisu, snickers, Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, and Maltesers, I went for snickers eventually because it’s the favourite of Ethan and Noah.
The lovely packaging, the pieces of sliced snickers, caramel, chocolate wafers and granulated peanuts are enough for you to understand how much we enjoyed it. Occasionally, we like to have cake at home even when there’s no birthday or anniversary, for the mere reason of celebrating life.
I can’t possibly think of a better reason to have more cake! Since my husband is more of a doughnut’s fan, I got him a surprise bouquet of doughnuts filled with chocolate creams and fruits. Who knew men could love bouquets as much as women?
In case you need more reasons to enjoy cakes and doughnuts, the following are some reasons in favour of these sweet delights:
Seeing how much my sons and husband enjoyed them, I’m planning on buying some cookie cake, doughnut and cookie bouquet gifts for relatives and friends. Best of all, it’s possible to pick from themed options depending on the occasion you’re using them for.
There are different delights for birthdays and anniversaries, as well as those suitable for sending congratulations, get well and thank you. Even if you have a vegan in your life, you could still get one of these gifts as there are vegan options too. Wrap it up by making them more special by adding a personalised message, some balloons, and you’ve got happiness guaranteed!
Yes, I know, shocking! You wouldn’t normally think of sweet delights such as these to be exactly helpful with one’s health, but if you eat them from time to time and in moderation, they can provide you with some benefits.
Cookies – Did you know cookie dough is nutritious? The fact that it’s made of oil, butter, flour, starch and salt means it contains fat, energy, protein, carbohydrates, sodium and potassium. You could say eating cookie cakes makes for energy, so they are the ideal snack if you’re in need to replenish your energy levels.
Moreover, protein helps with bodily processes, like building and repairing tissues, meaning flour is nutritious and isn’t to be thought of as an ingredient to avoid at all costs. Well, not unless you’ve got issues with gluten.
Potassium, in turn, is good for the brain, heart, nerves and salts could also benefit the bone health. Carbohydrates as the body’s energy fuel are useful for the central nervous system, heart, kidneys, and brain. Cookies are also to be thought of as comfort food as they can elevate one’s mood, and you feel full after eating them.
Doughnuts – Your first thought might be “how could something fried be beneficial for my health” which was exactly what I was asking myself too.
As it happens, some of the nutrients present in a doughnut are phosphorus which is useful for the body’s energy storage and use among other benefits, carbohydrates and sodium same as the cookie cake, and vitamin B1, also known as thiamine. This last one is essential for converting carbohydrates into glucose, i.e. energy for the body, hence, the increase in energy after eating doughnuts!
Though I’m not saying you should be having doughnuts for breakfast every day, once in a while they come in handy with fuelling you up first thing in the morning. If you choose fruit-based doughnuts (with real fruits!) then you are adding the benefits of fruit to your diet as well. Want to opt for something healthier? Look for a vegan doughnut or doughnut cake which is lower in fat.
Same as with the cookies, they can make you feel full, and they are helpful with relieving stress along with assisting with your memory and concentration as the sugary comfort foods they are. Additionally, when you’re in need to replenish your energy after a workout, you could also grab a bite of a doughnut.
Despite this, let me remind you that’s no reason to exaggerate in the consumption or you risk obesity, stroke, heart and dental issues and type 2 diabetes. As with everything in life, moderation is key!
Now then, are you willing to add joy to your life and the lives of others with cookies and doughnuts?