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Healthyish Foods delivers single-serving organic desserts

Kim Fuller
Special to the Daily

Indulge in moderation. That's the idea Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh decided to embrace when it comes to sweets.

"I started the company because I love dessert," she said, "but I don't want to have a full tray of brownies or an entire cake sitting around beckoning."

Thomas-Drawbaugh envisioned treats with quality ingredients and mindful portioning.

"The idea really started around making single-serve, organic desserts at home," Thomas-Drawbaugh said. "So you can make these quick, delicious desserts in under 15 minutes that taste great, and you feel good about eating them and you're not wasting much food. And you're not likely to overindulge, because once you're done, that's it."

Healthyish Foods ships out organic baking kits to customers' doors. A kit comes once a month, and you can skip or cancel at any time. Each baking kit includes organic and pre-measured dry dessert mixes, frostings and toppings.

Customize the order if you choose, or go with the chef's choice. There currently are six organic cake mixes to choose from, including flavors such as lemon, bright white, vanilla bean and red velvet. Healthyish Foods is also launching a brownie mix this month.

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Keeping it kosher

Thomas-Drawbaugh started the company out of Vail, and the kitchen where she makes the dessert mixes is located in Thornton. Every supplier she works with is certified organic, and every ingredient is free of hormones, preservatives, artificial flavor and coloring.

"The organic certification process is just very rigorous, and you have to make sure your suppliers have their certifications up to date and that everything is kosher," she said. "So everybody I work with have been through that process."

The packaging is also recycled, unbleached and includes biodegradable baking cups.

"What's great about those containers is that they can go in the oven or the microwave," she said. "So if you have college students and you want to shop them a little care package, they can actually make these in their dorm which is super cool."

Thomas-Drawbaugh worked with pastry chef Elyse Cottone to create ideal flavor combinations and flavor profiles for the organic dry cake mixes. Cottone has more than 15 years of experience, Thomas-Drawbaugh said, and a master's degree in food science.

Shipping is free with every order, and plans can be chosen according to your needs. The individual plan is $24.99; the couples plan is $39.99; and the family plan is $49.99.

Gotta Try Them All

When it comes to the desserts, Thomas-Drawbaugh said it's hard for her to pick favorites.

"I really do love them all," she said. "We use such incredible ingredients, like in our red velvet we use an organic beet powder, and it gives the cake a beautiful color, and all natural, and it tastes amazing."

Flavors such as lemon and mellow yellow use turmeric, giving the final products a bright and beautiful color.

"These cakes aren't overly sweet," Thomas-Drawbaugh said, "because we are using such natural products that are found in nature, you're not getting that artificial stuff and there are no ingredients that are genetically modified."

Also this May, Healthyish Foods is launching its organic One-Time Baking Kit, perfect for gifts, dessert tastings or a late-night snack. The One-Time Baking Kit comes in three different themes: celebrations box, girl's night box and birthday box.

For more information and to order, visit http://www.healthyishfoods.com.

Sweet Plans:

Individual Plan — $24.99

Perfectly portioned ingredients to make four single-serving cakes.

Each month you’ll receive:

Free shipping

4 Organic cake mixes

4 Organic frostings

4 Organic toppings

4 Recycled, unbleached, and biodegradable baking containers

Eco-friendly packaging

Nutritional and baking information

Couples Plan — $39.99

Perfectly portioned ingredients to make eight single-serving cakes.

Each month you’ll receive:

Free shipping

8 Organic cake mixes

8 Organic frostings

8 Organic toppings

8 Recycled, unbleached, and biodegradable baking containers

Eco-friendly packaging

Nutritional and baking information

Family Plan — $49.99

Perfectly portioned ingredients to make 12 single serving cakes.

Each month you’ll receive:

Free shipping

12 Organic cake mixes

12 Organic frostings

12 Organic toppings

12 Recycled, unbleached, and biodegradable baking containers

Eco-friendly packaging

Nutritional and baking information