Here's the scenario: You're craving something sweet, but that New Year's resolution that creeps in the back of your mind tells you 'Don't do it!' when you see that box of cookies. So what do you do? Give Emily Knigge at Fit Donut in Meridian a call, that's what you do!
Emily was a nurse for many years before turning her passion of keeping people fit into a full time job. She is also a personal trainer, so being able to create a sweet treat that her clients could eat (so they wouldn't binge on weekends) was just icing on the, well, donut.
Fit Donut got its start in Emily's kitchen, which was easy to outgrow after the number of orders she would get.
Flavors range from chocolate chip cookie dough, to caramel creme, to raspberry lemonade -- to name just a few. There's really a flavor for everyone, even the kiddos find these tasty!
Let's talk numbers now. Nearly every variety of donut is 100 calories or less, with the exception of two -- the peanut butter cup and coconut cluster donuts, which are 103 calories.
I tried the raspberry lemonade donut. It has 76 calories, 5 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fat, and 1.5 grams of sugar. For some perspective, a glazed donut from Krispy Kreme is more than double that calorie amount. Now we all love a Krispy Kreme donut, but if you just hit the gym you might not want all that sugar or calories you just worked so hard to burn off!
Emily's icing on her donuts is made of whey protein and almond milk and she only uses whole ingredients in the actual donut so that means you won't see eggs or even milk on the ingredients list.
Fit Donut offers delivery services and is now located at 1330 E. Fairview Ave. in Meridian.