a healthy lifestyle
Making healthier choices when it comes to what we eat can be difficult for some of us, but we can guarantee that our Half Baked treats will satisfy your munchies, and leave you feeling good!
It’s proven that along with regular exercise, eating healthy can drastically improve our lives.
At Half Baked our mission is to show people that we can make healthier choices while still satisfying our sweet tooth.
Our cakes and slices are handcrafted using all our own recipes and we strive to use local and organic ingredients where possible.
There are significant health benefits from consuming our treats. You will have more sustained energy, healthier skin, improved digestion, and less risk of developing diabetes, just to name a few!
The foods we eat impact so highly on our own well-being, not just on a cellular level but on a whole life level; how we feel, our mood, our energy and our appearance etc. When we’re hungry our body wants us to feed it nutrients not calories, so when we choose natural, plant based foods we take back the power to either feed disease or fight it and live a wholesome, happy life!
Keep reading to find out the health benefits of the products we use to create our Half Baked treats.
We're nuts for coconuts!
Coconuts are nature's superfood! They are the most versatile food on the planet and the list of health benefits from coconuts is endless.
We use 5 different forms of coconut in our “Half Baking" all from different parts of the fruit, our personal favourite is coconut oil, here's why coconut products are our fave...
The health benefits from coconuts are amazing, they are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic, making them one of the top natural immune system supporters in the world.
They help to protect against kidney disease and bladder infection and protect the body from cancers due to insulin reduction, coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats, saturated fats not only increase the good cholesterol in your body they also help to convert the bad cholesterol into GC, by increasing the GC it helps promote health and lower the risk of heart disease and complications.
They aid in the removal of free radicals that cause premature ageing and degenerative diseases, along with helping to keep hair and skin healthy and youthful, preventing wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots and providing sun protection, when used externally.
They restore and support thyroid function, improve digestion and absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, they also improve insulin secretion and symptoms associated with diabetes, all aiding in weight loss.
They provide a natural source of energy and enhance physical and athletic performance, perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle.
We use organic cold pressed, extra virgin coconut oil, so it still contains all of its vital nutrients.
Large amounts of refined sugar on a regular basis cause insulin resistance, a state in which the body does not respond to the hormone responsible for controlling blood sugar correctly, insulin resistance is a significant step towards adult onset diabetes, the resulting chronic high blood sugar is usually converted to fat leading to obesity.
Because refined sugar contains no vital nutrients we use all natural unrefined sugars such as dates, rice malt syrup and coconut sugar, they all have a low glycemic index, making them suitable for some diabetics and making them an alot healthier option, with that being said, we still believe in everything in moderation.
Nuts are the foundation of Half Baked, we use cashews as the base in all of our "cheesecakes" and "mousse" layers and as much as we would love to be 100% raw we roast the rest of the nuts that we use because we reckon they're just better Half Baked!
Nuts are another perfect superfood because they help you to feel fuller for longer, helping to give you energy, lose weight, lower cholesterol and triglycerides and reduce inflammation, they are a high source of protein and fibre and contain many nutrients including B vitamins and vitamin E, folate, phosphorus, magnesium & potassium, among others.
They are a great source of healthy fats lowering bad cholesterol levels and aiding in heart health, experts have found that eating a handful of nuts everyday can increase your life span!
Chocolate.. that good good
cocoa powder & butter
Cocoa butter is a non-dairy, naturally occurring fat present in cacao beans, it is a mixture of monounsaturated fats and saturated fats (good fats) Cocoa is rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, copper and manganese. It is also a good source of selenium, potassium, and zinc while providing the body with carbohydrates, protein, and dietary fibers. In addition to this, the cholesterol content in it is almost negligible.