Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34���.������������.��� J��� 2016 14 When you need a snack, do you ever feel like your choices aren’t so great? You could grab a protein bar, but they usually have the taste and texture of dirt. You could eat a candy bar, but they do more to increase your waistline than they do to decrease your hunger. If only there was a healthy snack that also tasted great. I had the opportunity to chat with Swole Cakes founder Michael Kaufman and to try a healthy cupcake. I have to admit, just before meeting him I had been at a birthday party where I had a delectable, delicious, completely unhealthy cupcake chockablock full of sugar, junk and a dash of guilt, so my taste buds were primed and ready for disappointment with Kaufman’s healthy version. Michael shared with me how he was the fat kid growing up, and how at 15 he started the journey of fitness with his first gym membership. He transformed himself from the self-proclaimed Michelin baby to a man in prime physical shape. He then decided to put his own experience to use and began a career as a personal trainer. He worked hard, transforming people’s bodies through diet and exercise. He even helped some of his clients lose over 100 pounds. But there are only so many hours in a day, and he could only help a small number of people at a time. That wasn’t enough for Kaufman. He wanted to be able to help more than just one person at a time. He wanted to create a community, a collective, where he could help people on a much larger scale. He set out to create something that everyone would love. SWOLE CAKES WAS BORN. I’m not one to restrict my diet (I have the willpower of Cookie Monster at a bakery), but a healthy cupcake doesn’t sound very appealing. Swole Cakes are gluten-free, vegan and organic, plus they contain 15 grams of protein and complex carbohydrates. Usually things with these labels taste like cardboard. I delve into the devil’s food cupcake, prepared to take a few polite bites and leave The fit person’s treat for their inner fat kid. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 215 calories 7.5 grams of fat 82.5 mg sodium 19 grams of carbohydrates 15 grams of protein Gluten-free Vegan Organic By Joanna Kelly