Let me start by saying this is NOT a health food blog. This is a food intolerance/allergy blog. I do try to eat healthy 99% of the time but the word omnivore in my name means just that. I will eat just about anything- other than dairy of course! My goal is to lead a normal life, eating things that I used to love just without the dairy. I believe moderation is key, and a treat now and then is not a bad thing. That being said, let's proceed to my latest dairy free food find:
Growing up it was such a treat to have cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven on a Saturday morning. I don't mean made- from- scratch, mom slaved over them for hours, cinnamon rolls. I mean the kind from a can- the gooey, oh so sweet, twist the can and jump when it explodes, cinnamon rolls. The ones we all know aren't super good for us but are such a treat to have. The same ones my husband made for me the morning he proposed to me. That's right, my husband popped the question over a plate of cinnamon rolls. It was such a sweet moment.
Since canned cinnamon rolls have held a special place in my heart for the past 11 years it was a sad day when I could no longer eat them. I have read every can I have come across- even the ones from Trader Joes. But they all contained whey or another form of dairy. Until I found this little gem at my local grocery store on Sunday afternoon:
I used to have an issue with buying generic. Call me a brand snob, but I prefer brand names when it comes to food items. But these store brand cinnamon rolls are just as good as the brand name ones.
I was so excited when I found them I think I let out a little squeal right there in the freezer section. My husband laughed at me, but he was as happy as I was to find these. Now we can add cinnamon rolls back into our life! Don't worry, they won't be an everyday occurrence. I don't have that much of a sweet tooth.
Yesterday morning I made this special treat for my family- the perfect start to a Monday after a very busy weekend.
|Yummy cinnamon goodness ready to go in the oven.|
This morning we are back to our healthy breakfast- eggs with whole wheat toast for me, low-sugar cereal and fruit for the kiddos. But this is such a nice treat to have every now and then.
What is one food you miss the most since giving up dairy?