Healthy Donuts

147 calories each

I bought a magazine about a week ago that contains only recipes for people who are trying to eat their way out of obesity. It was the first time in my life I paid ten dollars for a magazine.

The magazine is divided into eating strategies, this one entitled “Don’t give up the foods you love.” When I saw the picture of the chocolate donuts with the chocolate frosting, I knew this was one I’d have to try.

My first mistake was assuming it would taste like a donut. Whole wheat flour tastes like whole wheat flour, and if you try to make a dessert or a donut with it, and without using butter, you’re (as they say in the meme world) gonna have a bad time.

Alas – although they look beautiful, they don’t compare to the food I love (not that I have some kind of particular bend towards donuts.)

And maybe, therein lies the problem. The attempt to recreate the thing I love without the components that make it loveable is futile. And maybe I should have known that from the title. Who ever heard of a healthy donut?

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Mel Kozakiewicz a professor, editor, writer, and mother of two.

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