Even a modest-sized slice of king cake has 300-plus sugary calories – more than what you get in a McDonald’s hamburger – and many of us have trouble keeping those slices ‘moderate’. So if king cake is one of your great weaknesses, check out these 3 ways to help satisfy your king cake cravings, without wrecking your diet.
PJ’s King Cake Coffee (www.pjscoffee.com)
Friends and clients are loving this seasonal treat, saying that it really can curb their king cake cravings. Available iced or hot, it has a mere eight calories per cup – an absolute bargain in the world of Carnival and king cakes.
King Cake Vodka (Lucky Player, $30 or Taaka, $6)
Let’s be clear: we’re not saying that vodka is a health food. But with just 100 calories and a minimal amount of sugar per 1.5-ounce pour. Serving suggestion: Mix with club soda or sparkling water and pour over muddled raspberries.
The Peace Baker’s King Cake Bites www.facebook.com/thepeacebaker – 504.888.9094
Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, no sugar added (sweetened with Swerve). Available in regular king cake sizes as well!