How Green Was My Cookie! Healthy Baked Goods From Green Plate Foods

Categories: For Your Health

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Photo by Joanna O'Leary
Strawberry Jam, Super Brownie, Banana Chocolate Chip Mini-Muffins

While I certainly consumed a lot of emerald-colored food and drink in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, most of what I ate and drank wasn't "green" in the sense of healthful. Nothing like, that is to say, the offerings at Green Plate Foods, which reached out to me a few days before St. Paddy's with promising information on their "nutrient-rich snacks with nothing artificial."

"Hmm," I thought. "Why not take a break from Pillsbury brownies and processed icing and eat something 'naturally' sweet'?" Other than a piece of fruit, I mean.

Founder and CEO of Green Plate Foods (and Houston resident) Lisa Pounds started this wholesale and retail catering company because she was frustrated with the unhealthy food options she found in her daughter's day-to-day life. Determined to craft a better solution, Pounds created Green Plate Foods to prove to people that craveable treats can be healthy.

The company sells a full line of salads, snacks, sandwiches, and breakfast items, but I was most interested in their baked goods, many of which are vegan, gluten-free, and/or made with fruit and vegetable purees.

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Photo by Joanna O'Leary
Vegan Nubblers

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