Dessert

What a Mug Cake Has To Do with Clean Eating

Dessert is not healthy. Unless your idea of dessert is just plain fruit, then yes, that’s pretty healthy. But real desserts like cookies, ice cream, apple pie, or crème brûlée are not. There are things you can put in desserts like fruit, nuts, or vegetables to give it a vitamin or two, but let’s be real. It’s mainly sugar, butter, and/or flour. It’s totally fine if you have small servings of them once or twice a week with a healthy diet, but it will never classify as a nutritious food on its own.

And if you’re going to have dessert, eat a real one. Made out of real ingredients. It might be easier to buy something packaged that has a year-long shelf life at the supermarket but processed food is so not worth it. It doesn’t taste all that great and it’s bad for your health.

Ingredients in Iris’ chewy chocolate chip cookies: butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sea salt, chocolate chips

Ingredients in Chips Ahoy chewy chocolate chip cookies: Enriched Flour, Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate Vitamin B1, Riboflavin Vitamin B2, Folic Acid, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin An Emulsifier, Milk, Palm Oil, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Dextrose, Cornstarch, Soybean Oil, Salt, Baking Soda, Molasses, Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Caramel Color, Annatto Extract Vegetable Color, Natural and Artificial Flavor

Mmmmmm-hmmmmm.

So while real dessert isn’t necessarily good for you, manufactured desserts with all kinds of weird additives are definitely much worse. The problem is, of course, you don’t always want to whip up a batch of cookies, or bake a whole cake. And you may not have a quality bakery near you. Here’s where the mug cake comes in.

You no longer have an excuse to go to the junk food aisle of the supermarket when you’re craving a sweet treat. This 5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake recipe…well, takes five minutes to make! Literally. OK maybe seven minutes the first time I did it just ’cause I was reading through all the steps but from then on, five minutes. It’s tasty, easy, and you made from real-ish food. Don’t like s’mores? Google “microwave cakes” and I’m sure you’ll find other quick and easy desserts you can enjoy. So put down the Twinkie! Make a mug cake.

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3 thoughts on “What a Mug Cake Has To Do with Clean Eating

    • Yeah, the occasional store bought cookie is fine of course. But it’s definitely not good to make a habit out of it, especially when real desserts are easier to whip up than you think :)

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