Don’t Go Back to Twinkies. Make Healthy Desserts Instead.

July 14th, 2013

So, Twinkies are back. Starting today at Wal-Mart and Monday at other stores. Well, some Kroger stores have them today. Not that I want you to buy them.

I find it a bit odd that the Hostess website doesn’t contain the nutrition information. Sure, you can get that on the box, but this is the age of the Internet. Hostess does, however, offer on their contact page a hotline and an email address for obtaining nutrition information. I’d suggest you read the box or call the hotline before resuming your love affair with Twinkies, or other Hostess treats like fried pies and cupcakes, which are all rising from their graves.


Healthy Fudge Brownies photo by chocolate-covered KATIE

Healthy Fudge Brownies photo by chocolate-covered KATIE


I love snacks and sweets, but if I’m going to consume sugar and carbs, I like to make it count. And I want healthful ingredients too. Here’s an example. I recently baked my own from-scratch whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, and it was easier than going to the store to buy Twinkies! By the way, whole wheat cookies are much better than they sound. I used the recipe on the back of my bag of whole wheat flour, but there are tons of recipes out there. Just hit Google. It’s difficult to go wrong.

I’m also looking forward to trying other healthier alternatives to packaged or traditionally prepared baked goods, such as chocolate-covered KATIE’s Healthy Fudge Brownies. Katie also offers her recipe for homemade Twinkies!

Do you bake your own desserts?


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