Gluten Free Birthday Treat

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Yesterday was my birthday and growing up as tradition goes, I always had cake and ice cream or yummy cupcakes for celebrating with family and friends. Now as a dietitian, most conventional sweets are a thing of the past for me. While I believe they can be enjoyed in moderation for many people, I personally am not a fan of the refined sugars, trans fats and artificial food dyes that come with most bakery goods and store bought cake mixes.

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For special occasions however, I still like to enjoy a treat just like everyone else. I’m only human 🙂 So for my birthday this year, I sought out a gluten-free cupcake to keep the tradition alive. The first bakery I tried only sold gluten-free cupcakes on Sundays..bummer. A second bakery attempt…closed. Luckily for me, I soon discovered a local bakery called Sweet Freedom Bakery that is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and allergy-friendly! Not only is this bakery 100% gluten free, but they also use only natural sweeteners and unrefined sugars completely avoiding the toxic chemical sweeteners and other highly processed sugars and preservatives. This was FABULOUS. I made a stop on my way home from work to finally get my birthday cupcake! Of course it was delicious. I highly recommend this bakery to anyone in the Philadelphia area seeking a healthier or food allergy/intolerance friendly treat!

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