(PRWEB) April 25, 2014
Trying to cut down on your sugar intake? With new research* showing a sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of heart disease, inflammation and cancer, sugar is leaving a bad taste in many mouths. Raw Vegan Chef Dina Lauro knows that sugar-free does not equal taste-free and she’s proving it with the Stevia-sweetened Lemon Cashew Biscotti from Chunkie Dunkies®.
With more than eight percent of the U.S. population -- 25.8 million children and adults* -- having diabetes, Lauro’s mission of creating delicious snacks, treats and meal replacements with healthy, clean, fresh food is more valid than ever. “While becoming a Health Educator at Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, I learned first-hand how bad sugar is for you. This education motivated me to create a company that offered amazing-tasting, sugar-free food. We accomplished that with the Lemon Cashew Biscotti,” says Lauro.
It took Lauro more than three months to come up with the right combination for the Biscotti recipe, “When working with Stevia, it is very difficult to make a product taste sweet without it having an artificial taste. We have found the happy medium and there is no aftertaste! The cashews create a creamy and flaky texture, giving the Biscotti the consistency of a shortbread cookie. You feel like you are indulging, but these goodies are guilt-free.
Made with 100% plant-based organic ingredients including raw cashews, fresh lemon juice and zest, coconut, vanilla beans, and chia seeds, the Lemon Cashew Biscotti are loaded with Omega 3s and sweetened with Stevia. The Palm Beach Gardens-based Lauro adds, “The Biscotti are nutrient-dense and very satisfying. They are best eaten slowly while savoring all the flavors; giving your taste buds a real treat to enjoy.”
Lauro founded Chunkie Dunkies in 2011. The brand’s cookies and brownies uses a host of natural, organic ingredients including sprouted buckwheat groats, non-GMO raw nuts, raw cacao, medjool dates, carrots and pure maple syrup. Chunkie Dunkies are carried in retail health-food locations, the Breakers Hotel, Hippocrates Health Institute, several top South Florida restaurants, and online at http://www.ChunkieDunkies.com.
Available in packages of eight, the Lemon Cashew Biscotti sells for $6.99 at http://www.ChunkieDunkies.com.
About Chunkie Dunkies® - Chunkie Dunkies are raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, cholesterol-free cookies, brownies and biscotti that are available in 10 flavors. The company is owned by Raw Vegan Chef Dina Lauro. More information on Chunkie Dunkies at http://www.ChunkieDunkies.com, by calling 610.574.3362, by email info(at)chunkiedunkies(dot)com and on Facebook at Chunkie Dunkies ~ Scrumptious Raw Vegan Cookies
*Sources: The Journal of the American Medical Association, American Diabetes Association