My sister brought home a box of "healthy" cinnamon rolls this morning.
Each huge roll contains 17 grams of protein and 23 grams of fiber. Wow, cool right? But let us not be hasty with our excitement. Each roll also contains 123 grams of carbohydrates.
If you are not quite sure what that means, the recommended daily allowance of carbohydrates for a person on a 2,000 calorie per day diet is 300 grams. One of these "healthy" cinnamon rolls amounts to 41% of your recommended daily allowance of carbohydrates.
Now, I could possibly live with that if not for the fact it tastes like ass*. I even slathered it with Betty Crocker Whipped Fluffy White Frosting (I was out of Buttercream), but it remained heavy and tasteless and generally unappealing. Thank god I only ate half and still have 80% of my recommended daily allowance of carbohydrates ahead of me. I feel a bout of sourdough toast with real butter coming on.
Your lesson for today: beware "healthy" breakfast foods.
*Yes, I am trying to be hip and trendy by using the word "ass" to describe the taste of something in a negative and derogatory manner. It is all over the blogosphere. Just go with it and try not to picture me as a 40-something woman wearing pigtails and knee socks, trying desperately to fit in with the young, hip crowd.