Ochsner Eat Fit Announces Signature King Cakes in Time for Carnival

NEW ORLEANS – Just in time for Carnival, Ochsner Eat Fit King Cakes are available online at EatFitKingCake.com and at a host of retailers across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Eat Fit King Cakes are like a little bundt cake-meets-king cake; certified gluten- and grain-free as well as low-carb, dairy free and keto-friendly. The cakes are made with almond and coconut flour and sweetened with New Orleans’ own Swerve, a natural, plant-based sweetener, producing a moist crumb that tastes almost like a mixture between a pound cake and an old-school New Orleans brioche confection.

Eat Fit King Cake is adorned with the festive Mardi Gras tricolor – purple, green and gold, without the artificial food dyes found in traditional king cakes.

“Our Carnival season is all about celebration – and our clean-ingredient Eat Fit king cakes strike that balance of decadence that’s also good for you,” said Molly Kimball, RD, Eat Fit founder and registered dietitian at Ochsner Health. “Our Eat Fit mission is to make it easier for people to live their healthiest lives possible – especially when we are enjoying all of the traditions that our city has to offer.”

Compared to most traditional king cakes, Eat Fit King Cakes have 93 percent fewer carbs, four times the protein and 2.5 times more fiber. Plus, the cakes have 0 grams of sugar (compared to 50 grams sugar in a typical serving of traditional king cake) and no white or refined flour.

Eat Fit King Cakes items can be found at retailers or ordered online. Download the free Ochsner Eat Fit smartphone app for a full list of Eat Fit restaurants, nutrition facts, recipes and more.

To learn more about Ochsner Eat Fit’s collaborations with restaurants, markets and other businesses across Louisiana, visit www.OchsnerEatFit.com.

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About Ochsner Eat Fit

Eat Fit is a nonprofit initiative of Ochsner Health, designed to help the community live their healthiest, strongest lives possible. The team of Eat Fit dietitians works closely with local restaurants, markets and other foodservice establishments to identify and develop dishes that meet the Eat Fit nutritional criteria. These items are identified directly on the menu with the Eat Fit seal of approval, making the healthy choice the easy choice when dining out.  

Free to all restaurants and foodservice partners, Eat Fit encourages nutritious choices whether an individual is looking to lose weight, feel better or look better, as well as help to manage health issues including diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure.    

With more than 600 partners, Eat Fit has expanded across the state to include Eat Fit Northshore, Eat Fit BR, Eat Fit Acadiana, Eat Fit Shreveport, and Eat Fit Monroe.  

The Eat Fit team connects deeply within the Eat Fit communities, serving as a resource for all things wellness. Download the Eat Fit smartphone app to find participating restaurants with full nutrition facts of Eat Fit menu items, as well as recipes, community wellness resources, and to connect with a health professional in your area. And check out the Eat Fit Cookbook, a compilation of 125 recipes from 40 Eat Fit partners, at EatFitCookbook.com.

Follow Eat Fit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit www.OchsnerEatFit.com for more information about Eat Fit in your region. 

 

About Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 900,000 people from across the globe in 2021, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner Health is a national leader, named the top hospital in Louisiana and a top children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. As Louisiana’s leading healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. Ochsner Health is innovating healthcare by investing in new technologies and research to make world-class care more accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner’s team of more than 32,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org. To transform your health, please visit www.ochsner.org/healthyyou.  

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