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Holey Donuts! Cinnamon Bun Middles plus… BEST GIVEAWAY EVER!

I know what your thinking- donuts can’t be healthy. But Holey Donuts! definitely has a healthy twist on donut making. All their products are low in fat due to a special baking technique that doesn’t require deep frying the donuts. As a result, these products are lower in fat and calories as compared to Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts and Entenmann’s products. They don’t use artificial sweetners and there are no trans fats in these products. Yet they claim to taste just like the real thing- sans the artery clogging fat.

I was skeptical- usually low fat things are dry, kind of bland. But i was generously sent “cinnamon bun middles” in the mail. These claimed to be basically the “goodness” of the cinnamon bun- the gooey, soft, chewy center. Holey Donuts says, “We promise that these buns won’t end up adding to your buns! After all don’t we all want smaller buns anyway? Moist, delicious, hand-made and delivered frozen to store in your freezer and enjoy anytime!”

 Upon opening the box, there were about 20 of these babies, all about the size of my fist, and they looked GOOD. Just like those pillsbury ones you bake in the oven and drizzle with icing. I was so excited to try one- I bite into one right away. *oops* they were frozen! Heh, silly me 😉  But anywho- I took the partially bit cinnamon bun middle and stuck it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. The result? The bun was warm, with gooey icing dripping down the sides and a sweet and cinnamony aroma filled my kitchen.My mouth was watering at this point.

I took a bite, and…

GONE are the days I thought I could never have cinnamon buns again. Holey Donuts! has a cinnamon bun fairy that has created this magical dessert for little caloric damage (only 80-100 calories EACH!). The dough was soft and chewy, covered with cinnamon and a gooey, sweet vanilla icing. It wasn’t greasy at all, and had a lighter feel to the dough. The real center or core of the cinnamon bun had tons of cinnamon, and i think i even tasted an apple piece. It was denser than the rest of the cinnamon bun, and absolutely delicious.
Seriously guys. This thing tasted SINFUL. It brought me back to my pre-health conscious days where i would engulf a Dunkin Donuts cinnamon roll (my favorite!) at 340 calories and 20 grams of fat eat. It’s nice to know i have a nice swap.
Overall, 5 stars for taste, but i’m giving it 4 stars overall. It lacks fiber and does have refined sugar and some artificial flavors, which brings it down to a 4. It’s not entirely natural, which normally i’m against, but it is SUCH a better alternative to Dunkin or Cinnabon, and it really hits the spot when you need a cinnamon bun. (Hey- have 2! It’s the holidays! 🙂  )
You can buy some of these guys here.

or, WIN THESE DELICIOUS TREATS AND MORE!

1 lucky winner will recieve

1- Full box of Jumbo Low Fat Cinnamon Buns (4)
1- Full box of Jumbo Low Fat Blueberry Vanilla Buns (4)
1- Full box of Holey Donuts! Low Fat Cinnamon Bun Middles (16)

+$150 Holiday spending cash!

How do you enter?
1. you must e-mail info@holeydonuts.net , or click HERE with “Healthy Product Reviews!!” and www.healthnuttxo.wordpress.com in the subject line (and fill in appropriate information like your name )
2. comment back on my page telling me you did so

*you can only enter once- the contest runs until the 15th of December, winner picked by Holey Donuts!*
make sure you e-mail them AND leave a comment on my blog!
Pass it on to everyone you know!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
For every person YOU refer that e-mails Holey Donuts! in my name AND leaves a comment on my blog, you will have a chance to win a SPECIAL PRIZE provided by me! You can do this by twitter, adding it to your blog entry, google reader, ANYTHING.  Whoever refers the most people will win the prize!! Make sure the person leaves a comment on MY blog also saying that they were referred from you-unless you do not get any credit!!

So what are you waiting for? ENTER & REFER TO YOUR FRIENDS!!
GOOD LUCK!

1 cinnamon bun middles is 80-100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 20 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 2 grams of protein. It also contains 9 grams of sugar.

Donut Base-Enriched Flour (wheat Flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), dextrose, soybean oil, salt, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda), mono and diglycerides (TBHQ,citric acid added as preservatives), sodium stearoyl lactylate (dough conditioner), vegetable color (annatto, turmeric).Yeast, purified water.
Donut Glaze: Sugar, water, corn starch, corn syrup, food starch-modified, wheat starch, agar, guar gum, potassium sorbate (as preservative), citric acid,silicon dioxide, artificial flavor, dextrose.

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Stonyfield Farm Organic Frozen Yogurt-Cookies ‘n Dream

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We all know how much I love yogurt. Creamy, flavored, plain, fruit on the bottom- I just love it! I also LOVE frozen yogurt. Red Mango is a place by me that makes good frozen yogurt-but it’s kind of far away. So, i was at Whole Foods yesterday and i bought Stonyfield Farm Organic Frozen Yogurt in the Cookies ‘n Dream flavor. I figured why not?

So today, as 3 o clock rolled around and my tummy began grumbling for something, i was about to reach for my usual, some soy crisps or a flavored yogurt, but -aha!- i have my frozen yogurt i can try! So i pulled out the container and took a couple big scoops and plopped them into the bowl. It looked promising-just like ice cream. But how did it taste? I took a nibble of the cookie wafer part- delicious! It tasted just like the chocolate cookie part of an oreo-just frozen. There were a lot of cookie chunks throughout the container as well-Stonyfield doesn’t scrimp at all and that’s a good thing!  The frozen yogurt as a whole was amazing. It was creamy, melty, sweet but not overpoweringly sweet like some companies make their products. The cookie pieces were the best part. I made sure i picked a lot of those out when scooping out of the container (yes i am one of those people- like when you buy cookie dough ice cream and you make sure every spoonful you take out of the carton has some cookie dough in it-leaving little for the next person!!)It tasted sinful-but it wasn’t! It was lowfat AND had beneficial probiotics for my digestive system, along with 15% of my daily calcium needs in a 1/2 cup serving. Nice!

Stonyfield promises that their products only contain the “freshest all natural and organic ingredients. They are also produced without the use of antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones or toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. The result is a wide array of the purest, most indulgent treats you’ll find anywhere.”

I definitely felt good eating this- it was yummy AND good for me!

Each 1/2 cup serving is 130 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 25 carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein. My only complaint was that it lacked fiber-but it is yogurt. But they could have added some inulin to the product or something, but I’ll take it as it for now 🙂

CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC NONFAT MILK, NATURALLY MILLED ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC CHOCOLATE COOKIES (ORGANIC WHEAT FLOUR, ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, ORGANIC PALM OIL, ORGANIC BLACK COCOA, WATER, ORGANIC INVERT CANE SYRUP, BAKING SODA, SALT, SOY LECITHIN, ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT), ORGANIC RICE SYRUP, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, ORGANIC NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, CAROB BEAN GUM, GUAR GUM. CONTAINS: S. THERMOPHILUS, L. BULGARICUS, L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS AND L. CASEI LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES.

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Newman’s Own Organic Champion Chip Cookies

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I eat pretty healthfully, with balanced meals with protein, carbs, fiber and healthy fats. But after lunch (usually my post-workout meal), i like to have a little “reward” or something sweet to seal the deal and tide me over until snack time later. So with my grilled cheese sandwich and apple, i decided to give Newman’s Own Champion Chip cookies a try. I tried the chocolate chip flavor, but they also come in Espresso Chocolate Chip, Orange Chocolate Chip, Double CHocolate Mint Chip, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, and Wheat Free/Dairy Free Chocolate Chip. I hope to try the chocolate chocolate chip ones-those sound good!

I opened the bag and saw a whole bunch of bite-sized cookies. They smelled delicious-fresh and like a bakery. They have giant sized chocolate chips on them that literally melt in your mouth when you take a bite. The cookie part is crisp but also soft, and buttery tasting. It’s crumby and falls apart in your mouth. I could already tell- these cookies were going to be addicting! 🙂 They taste just like something you would get at your local bakery-but made a lot healthier with wholesome ingredients!

These cookies state that they are made with organic palm fruit oil, which according to Newman’s Own is
-“not hydrogenated,
-contains no trans-fatty acids,
– is lower in saturated fat than butter and has no cholesterol,
-is widely used in Europe as an alternative to partially hydrogenated oils,
-is extracted from the palm’s fruit not the palm’s kernel,
-can be grown organically in tropical regions,
-and is of the 3 tropical oils, Palm Fruit oil is 50% saturated while Palm Kernel Oil is 86% and COconut Oil is 92% saturated.”
Cool!

4 cookies is a serving size, and that is 160 calories, 7 grams of fat, 21 carbs, 1 gram of fiber and 2 grams of protein.

Organic Unbleached Flour, Organic Sugar, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Chocolate Chips (Organic Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Corn Syrup Solids, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier), Organic Vanilla Beans), Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier), Vanilla), Liquid Egg Whites, Oats, Vanilla, Baking Soda, Salt.

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