When I was a child, baking with my father was a memorable part of my childhood. There is nothing I loved more than the smell of fresh-baked cookies coming out of the oven or the looks on my friend’s and families’ faces when they tried one of my delicious baked creations.
Unfortunately, healthy eating was not always customary in my household and many members of my family were diabetic. This inspired my health and wellness journey to positively impact my peers and also create fun innovative ways for all of us to enjoy the baked treats we once loved in a healthier fashion.
So, the fun began! I started cooking versions of my favorite snacks using low-carb, unprocessed ingredients and using only sugars I found naturally in nature like apples, bananas, coconuts, and dates. Spending a lot of my life in Hawaii made my awareness grow for mother nature and all of its healthy natural offerings.
Creating these healthy and delicious snacks not only helped my family but also helped me manage my weight. As I got older my schedule started to get very busy and my ability to cook and create healthy treats was limited. I needed my delicious healthy treats readily available without having to take so much time to prepare them. I tried looking at options at the local grocery store. However, all of the “healthy” options still had a lot of sugar in them and the products designed specifically for diabetics tasted highly artificial and contained so many unnatural ingredients.
In 2016 I started meal prepping and making to-go-sized versions of all my favorite snacks. My first creation was Almond Cherry Energy Snack Bites. My friends and family loved it so much they wanted to try different flavors, so I then created the Cookie Dough Clarity Bites. After three more years and a lot of fun in the kitchen, I’ve expanded to four gourmet flavor plant-based snack bites and three flavors of gluten-free and vegan bake mixes.
Eating my snacks and being able to share them with like-minded people makes me feel at my best! I am so proud of what I’ve created and I can’t wait to share my delicious snacks with you!