You know you want it. A big slice (or two) of that rainbow layer cake. Personally, it’s not something that I am drawn to anymore (the white sugar, white flour, dairy thing) but I totally get it.

When in Rome (meaning, in Europe and with my beloved clients/friends), I’ve been known to indulge in meals that I typically won’t touch in America. The food and the ingredients are just cleaner over there. But that topic will be saved for another post, another day.

So back to the cake. There were about twelve (yes, you read it correctly) gourmet birthday cakes on the table that afternoon for the beautiful birthday girl who was turning 9 years old, the rainbow cake being one of them. And with a very gentle nudge from my client/friend to, “Just try them!”, I did. Bites of each one in fact. Felt no guilt. Just enjoyment. Honestly though, there are so many truly healthy desserts on the market these days that it makes it easy to eat sweet, skip the fake rainbow food, and remain in the healthy zone satiated. Without deprivation. No willpower required.

One of my favorite treats is made by a brilliant company called JEM Organic. They use ingredients that are 100% USDA certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, sprouted, and stone ground. Jem Organic has a line of insanely decadent, sweet nut-based butters that are good enough to eat with a spoon, literally. Or warmed up a little and drizzled over your favorite dairy-free ice cream. The Chocolate Hazelnut Butter is my go-to.

I promise you, it’s sublime and as good as any rainbow layer cake. But better because it only contains FOUR clean ingredients.

That’s my kind of food product.