Baked by Melissa
Three New York City Locations:
109 E 42nd St, New York
529 Broadway, New York
526 7th Ave, New York
Contrary to popular belief, Registered Dietitians enjoy their sweets just as much as the next person. The secret? Portion control. With good nutrition in mind, I am always looking for guilt-free ways to savor my favorite foods. “Responsible indulgence,” is a great way to eat the foods you love without going overboard. My new favorite cupcakes from Baked by Melissa offer exactly that.
Baked by Melissa’s bite-sized cupcakes are the perfect way to treat yourself to something sweet without compromising sound nutrition principles. Their petite portions and adorable packaging are just the icing on the cake! With unique flavors, my taste buds are never bored. Current flavors include (but are not limited to): cookies and cream, peanut butter and jelly, smores, cookie dough, mint chocolate chip, chocolate chip pancake and red velvet. In addition to their regular flavors, each month they introduce a “mini of the month,” which is a new flavor featured as a limited edition.
When I inquired about the nutrition content, I was told that each cupcake had less than 50 calories. Because these cupcakes contain fewer calories than their full sized counter parts, it gives you the opportunity to taste a few different flavors, instead of being in the position of having to eat a large portion of the same thing. Since cupcakes are not necessarily the healthiest food out there, this can be a great way to enjoy dessert while sticking to a healthy meal plan. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?