Lauren’s Kitchen was created by Pastry Chef Lauren Hoover-West who has food allergies to gluten, dairy, sugar and more. She believes in enjoying healthy and delicious food. She was tired of going out to Coffee houses with friends and not being able to find a cookie or dessert to go with her hot beverage-usually tea. She also noticed that she was not the only person with this frustrating dilemma. Her friends would “cheat” and eat gluten and suffer later and she was so concerned knowing the health ramifications both short and long-term.
So, she created Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low Glycemic Index Biscotti( Double Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Raisin, Cardamom) to dunk in your favorite beverage. These Biscotti are great for lunches or popping in your purse to eat at a restaurant for dessert. She chose very healthy, yet not weird, ingredients and here is what & why:
Gluten-free Oat Flour: High Protein & Fiber, Lowers cholesterol, Heart Healthy and has a great taste and texture! Most other flours are very high in carbohydrates which make you gain weight and spike blood sugar.
Coconut Palm Sugar: Low Glycemic Index(25) & Load(18-28) means that is will not spike your blood sugar or give you sugar blues like refined sugar. So, it can be suitable for Type 2 Diabetics in moderation. Consult your doctor about them.It is the sap from the blossoms of the Coconut Palm Tree and are sustainable harvested. Then, it is heated to crystallize it without any chemicals. All other ingredients are fair trade, Non-GMO, mostly organic, local when possible, sustainable and healthy.
LAUREN’S KITCHEN BISCOTTI (Skinny Dunkers) COOKIES
- HIGH PROTEIN
- HIGH FIBER
- GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, NUT-FREE, only contains soy lecithin in chocolate chips.
- MAJORITY OF INGREDIENTS ARE ORGANIC
- LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX/LOAD
- MADE IN A GLUTEN-FREE FACILITY
MADE FOR DIPPING INTO YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE
- Double Chocolate Chip: Alkalized dark cocoa powder, dairy-free dark chocolate chips, espresso, Tahitian vanilla
- Cinnamon Raisin: organic cinnamon, organic raisins, Tahitian vanilla
- Cardamom: organic cardamom, Tahitian vanilla
- Zesty Lemon: organic lemon zest, real lemon extract(gluten-free)
Gluten-free organic Oat Flour, organic coconut palm sugar(low glycemic), organic free-range eggs, baking soda, aluminum free baking powder, real Tahitian Vanilla Extract.
Skinny Dunkers Biscotti* $7.99 per bag + shipping
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic
Locations that sell Lauren’s Kitchen Biscotti:
- Bi-Rite Market, 18th St. & Valencia near Dolores Park(This internationally recognized tiny market has lots of unique gourmet goodies & an Ice Creamery across the street!)
- Bi-Rite’s 2nd Location: 550 Divisadero, SF
- Zanotto’s Market on Foxworthy & Cherry Willow Glenn, CA
- Dr. Brad West, ND office Los Gatos Saratoga Rd.
- Adobe at Bon Appetit Cafes, San Jose, CA
- Wildwood Market Big Basin and Hwy 9, Saratoga, CA
Santa Cruz Area
- Staff of Life, Santa Cruz, CA (A favorite local health food store with lots of unique goodies)
- Ivy Wellness Center/Dr. Brad West’s office Fredrick St. Santa Cruz
- Kitchen Kitchen Indian Wells/Hwy 111