If it were up to me, my husband would eat the same as I. I love fruits and veggies. I seek out whole grains always and even indulge in sweets (made better for you!).
However, we grew up differently and his taste buds still love processed foods more than mine. I do have to give him props, he almost always tries whatever I make. He even liked the green smoothies I made for us a while back!
I’m trying to reduce the processed foods in our house one step at a time. One thing on my list…. his creamer.
He has been drinking this stuff in his coffee for a very, very long time. I’m a loving wife and pick it up for him (almost always) before he runs out. Well, I think the grocery store has been on my side the past month. They kept not having that flavor in stock. I even checked at another store and they don’t have it. What do I do? Pick up another in hopes that he’ll like it. Once he ran out of that, they still didn’t have his flavor in stock, so I picked up another different flavor (they were down to like 3 choices for this brand). Turns out Cinnabon creamer doesn’t taste good.
This whole time I’d just been using my half and half so it was in the house already.
Then it happened. He started using my half and half for a few days with sugar. The Cinnabon creamer just sat in the fridge and didn’t get used. After a week or so with half and half + sugar, he told me he’d just use half and half going forward.
Cue the grin on my face —-> 🙂
Score one for me thanks to the grocery store!
The list of ingredients is sooooo much shorter, it’s cheaper, much more natural and is easier for me to remember to check since I use it every day in my Hugo single serve coffee bags too.
And yes, that’s not pure white sugar… more on that another day.
It’s a little win for real food, and I’ll take what I can get.
Have you swapped out any processed foods for real foods lately? And what do you put in your coffee beans after grinding it with one of the commercial coffee grinders?
I just use (a lot of) half and half. I actually love it unsweetened now!