Fresh Summer Cupcakes
If you guys haven’t noticed yet, I love using fresh ingredients in my recipes as often as I can. In my book, you just can’t go wrong with fresh fruit and baked goods.
In summer though, I am just not a fan of heavy desserts or heavy food at all for that matter. That is why this strawberry cupcake recipe makes the absolute BEST summer dessert. They are just sweet enough to satisfy any sweet tooth, and light enough to not weigh you down after eating them.
If you throw in a few blueberries you’ve got yourself a delicious patriotic treat for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or any other summer event!
The Recipe (Let’s Get to the Good Stuff, Right?)
A Healthier Alternative with Simple Swaps
As with many of my other recipes I have made simple swaps for a healthier treat. While they may not quite fall under the category of “health food” it is amazing how much of a difference a few easy changes can make for your overall health.
Avoiding Processed Sugar: Sugar is not your enemy! Although many sources state that you should avoid sugar all together it is possible to enjoy sweet treats by using healthy alternatives to processed sugar. ( Unless you have an underlying metabolic condition)
Avoiding Factory Farming: Using grain fed or cage-free animal products is not only an option that lessens cruelty but also provides you with a healthier product in the end. Often, animals that are in a factory farm condition are fed low-quality food and kept in unhealthy conditions. As the old saying goes “you are what you eat” so too “you are eating what your food eats”.
Avoiding Synthetic Foods: Some foods just aren’t food. They aren’t made from products found in nature but rather are a combination of various chemicals or altered so far away from their original form that they lose all of their nutrients. When possible, always go for pure, natural ingredients.
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