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Offering smaller portions is one of the easiest ways you can appeal to your health conscience shoppers. Opposed to providing a selection of fist-sized cupcakes, give customers the option of bite-size cupcakes. The petite cupcakes can be sold in batches and are perfect mini-desserts for small parties. In addition, the small portion size allows for a healthy indulgence.
Fruit tortes can often be a healthier indulgence than other desserts. Use a variety of fruit to provide a natural sweetening to your product. Not only does it seem like a healthier option to customers, but it will also enable you to layer more complex and exotic flavors.
Honey is another natural sweetener that’s perfect for appealing to your health conscious customers. It’s important to remember that honey is actually sweeter than sugar, which means you will want to use less. For each cup of sugar the recipe calls for, use about a ½ to ¾ cup of honey.
Do you have an incredibly successful signature item at your bakery? Busken Bakery reinvented their tremendously popular sugar cookie with reduced calories and 50% less fat. They managed to make this healthier version by discussing ingredient options with their providers. If you have a signature item, see if you can offer a healthy version of it that can appeal to your healthier customers. This steers clear of the all or nothing approach and offers your customers the added option of choosing a healthier product.
The American Heart Association lists whole grain and fiber foods as valuable elements for reducing blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease. Whole-wheat cupcakes are a simple and healthy spin on the small indulgences. Use a cream cheese frosting to compliment the complexities of the whole wheat flavor.