Milk and Cookies {GIVEAWAY}

by Lauren on July 9, 2012

Hi everyone!

How was your Monday?  Mine was BUSY and interesting at the same time.  I had a full day of work on my plate and spent the entire day out of the office so now I’m feeling a little all over the place.


I’m not sure if I mentioned this yet but we recently discovered that Toly has developed a dairy allergy.  For the past year, he has been having stomach issues mid morning.  It was only on weekdays and it would happen around the same time every day at work.  For the past 25 years, the boy has eaten the exact same breakfast M-F, cereal with milk and a bagel with cream cheese.

It didn’t take me long to figure out that it was probably the milk that was causing his trouble.  I suggested he eliminated it for a week entirely to see how he felt and low and behold, he felt perfectly fine without milk.  So guess what, he is now enjoying almond milk on his cereal and chocolate almond butter on his bagels.  Look at what I’ve done!

And even better, I convinced him this past weekend to start eating yogurt bowls for breakfast.  He is now a complete breakfast convert!

This morning  saw reminisce of yogurt, berries and granola in the sink.  I’m not sure if his looked quite as good as mine but he’s on the right track.

As I mentioned, I was out all day which included a lunch meeting over sushi.  I didn’t take a picture but my spicy tuna roll was perfect.

Dinner tonight was based off this post I saw this morning.


Grilled peaches are just about the best thing you possibly put into a salad.  Trust me on this.  Oh and grilled eggplant, yeah it’s unreal.  What else went into this salad you ask?  Let’s see, homegrown cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, purple cabbage, feta cheese and balsamic.  Rather unbelievable really.

As I was cleaning up dinner tonight, I spotted two very dirty bananas that are begging to be turned into some kind of delicious baked good!

Quick, I need ideas!

Not like I need more delicious baked goods in my life because I’ve been working my way through the unbelievably awesome cookies that I was recently sent from Almondina.

I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful people from Almondina at the Fancy Food Show a few weeks ago where they allowed me to sample their cookies.  I have always been a fan of biscotti and these remind me very much of a crunchy sweet biscuit. I absolutely love that they are filled with so much character and flavor.

Just check out all of these exclusive flavors!

Chocolate Cherry






So far, I’ve worked my way through the Original and the Cinnaroma but I’m about to crack open the Choconut pretty soon.  They are a perfect afternoon treat and with no added fat, no cholesterol, and around 35 calories per cookie, you have no excuse to feel bad about eating a cookie.

So I’m sure you are all dying to try these right?  Well, fortunately, Almondina is going to give one reader a sample of ALL of the flavors I mentioned above. 

To Enter: 

First, visit the Almondina Facebook page and like them.

Then head over to my Facebook page and leave a comment on the giveaway post there letting me know you did so.

I will choose a winner on Thursday, July 12th.

I hope you all had a wonderful start to your week!

Question: If you have a significant other, do they eat similar to you?  

22 thoughts on “Milk and Cookies {GIVEAWAY}”

  1. I’m glad Toly figured out (or you figured out – ha!) what was causing his stomach problems!! And I think you should make my banana almond flour muffins with those bananas. They’re so good.

    1. Lauren says:

      I totally believe you! I actually have almond flour too!

  2. Erica says:

    No way! Glad Toly is feeling better. Josh and I eat pretty differently! Make these bars: I use sunflower seeds instead of banana chips- so good

  3. jc says:


  4. Karen says:

    I can relate to Toly, I just self-diagnosed myself with a dairy allergy too. I had pretty much the same symptoms and when I cut out most of the dairy I felt so much better!!

    1. Lauren says:

      I feel like this happens to SO many adults these days.

  5. Cait's Plate says:

    I totally agree on the grilled peaches – can’t beat them!

    As for my significant other, we didn’t eat alike when we first met but I’m sloooowly changing him over 🙂

  6. Anne says:

    Wow, even after 25 years of eating dairy, he can still develop an intolerance to it? That makes me nervous :/ Do you think it’s a common thing?

    But good to hear he is feeling better!

    1. Lauren says:

      I think the amount of dairy that humans eat is just not necessary and in turn, it causes us to develop intolerances to it overtime. If you think about it, we are the only mammal that is not weened so I don’t think our bodies are meant to consume so much milk over a lifetime. It makes sense if you think about it.

  7. Trish says:

    You could try some Greek yogurt banana protein pancakes!

    While my husband likes vegetables, he has a tendency to prepare them in the unhealthiest of ways. He would eat fried foods, cheese, bacon, & ice cream every day of the week if I would allow it. I try to sway him toward eating some of my healthier foods but he’s incredibly picky. I will say though, that his bad habits have gotten better with my persistent “nagging”. 😉

    1. Lauren says:

      Love the pancake idea! That is where my overripe bananas usually go. 🙂

  8. When he’s doing yogurt bowls are they Greek yogurt bowls? I’m lactose intolerant and while I can’t do any milk, cheese or regular yogurt, I CAN do Greek yogurt without a problem. If he hasn’t, he should give that a shot and see if it messes with him.

    1. Lauren says:

      Yep, all we eat is Greek yogurt for that exact reason. I can’t do cow’s milk either but Greek yogurt has a low lactose content and the probiotics seem to counteract.

  9. ahh oh my gosh those biscotti look delicious! choconut!?! sounds awesome!
    I am on a peach and nectarine kick lately as well…they are so good diced up and thrown in between two waffles with some sunbutter and greek yogurt. It tastes exactly like summer should 🙂

  10. For the most part, my husband & I eat pretty similar, only he eats a WAY bigger quantity. I usually do the grocery shopping solo, & I cook dinner, so he really has no choice. 😉 (just kidding!)

  11. Molly says:

    these look fabulous! i hope i win!

  12. Emily says:

    I was wondering how Toly could eat yogurt, but not milk/cream cheese. I got my answer in the comments–that many who are lactose intolerant can eat Greek yogurt. Any idea why? Is Greek yogurt lactose free somehow?

  13. Madeline says:

    I liked Almondina on Fb!

  14. Madeline says:

    I also liked you on FB too 🙂

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