Healthy Snack Swap: Instead of a Cinnamon Roll, Try Raisin Bread with Cream Cheese

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It all starts with that first whiff and then it’s game over. If you’ve ever walked through a mall or airport terminal, I know that you know what I’m talking about. Those gooey, delicious, but not so nutritious cinnamon buns whose scents waft through the air, penetrating the “I need to eat this right now!!!” zone in our brains.

If you are opting for a store-bought variety cinnamon bun, chances are it is packed full of not only sugar, trans fatty acids in disguise, non-organic dairy, wheat gluten, GMOS, but also has the following ingredient, which I think should be enough to curb your cravings:. Azodicarbonamide.

Azodicarbonamide: I don’t know if you are familiar with this ‘ingredient,’, but besides being found in Cinnabon’s cinnamon bun recipes, it’s also used to make yoga mats and sneaker soles. Yoga mats and SNEAKER soles, people!!!

It’s main purpose in Cinnabon recipes? To whiten flour more quickly…really seems important…oh and it’s illegal in Europe and Australia.

Craving a Sweet Sinful Cinnamon Bun? Here’s a Healthy Alternative That Will Satisfy the Soul

For a sweet cinnamon fix, consider slathering up two slices of toasted raisin bread with around 1 tablespoon of lowest-fat cream cheese sweetened with 1 teaspoon powdered sugar. Sprinkle with organic cinnamon to your taste, and satisfy your craving for a cinnamon roll.  This alternative is a solid source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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