i want some oatmeal or something

healthy dessert

Wait a minute…

This lady seems to have some inconsistencies in her definition of the word “healthy.” Re: “However, even with the white and brown sugars, I use whole grain flours and everything is organic so these will be waaaaaaay better for you than bakery cookies or packaged (really now?) ones.” [(a more healthful) chocolate chip cookie recipe]

1. “White and brown sugars”? When trying to make healthy (or healthier) desserts, I look for recipes that call for as little sugar as possible, if any. Certainly less than 1¾ cups.

2. “Whole grain” is not a magic phrase that automatically makes your recipe healthy. In some instances, due to the processed nature of almost any food you buy at a grocery store, no-grain flour (e.g., almond or coconut) is actually healthier, and I’m not just talking about for people with celiac disease.

3. “Organic.” Fuck you. “The published literature lacks strong evidence that organic foods are significantly more nutritious than conventional foods. Consumption of organic foods may reduce exposure to pesticide residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.” [Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?: A Systematic Review]

4. “(really now?)” Careful. Your elitism is showing.

You know what really bugs me about this situation is that, while some of her recipes are total bombs (e.g., cauliflower and roasted garlic soup [“sophisticated enough to serve at a dinner party, but simple enough to make on a weeknight” my ass]), some of them are actually really good (e.g., harvest chopped salad). I just don’t think I want to get to know her as a person.


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