This post is written in collaboration with Pamela’s Products. All opinions are my own.
It’s been a tradition in our family since the girls were babies to have a big weekend breakfast. It’s usually on Saturdays unless soccer starts too early, and sometimes it’s on Sundays if we end up going to church on Saturday night. But no matter when it takes place, the scene is always the same. David puts on his playlist, the girls don their aprons, I fire up the tea kettle and we all gear up to devour pancakes, oftentimes in shapes, bacon, fruit, coffee, tea— the works.
When I had to change the way I was eating starting a couple months back, I kept in on the down low. I just shifted our whole family’s way of eating so we all could continue eating mostly the same thing. No one seemed to notice much, which is exactly what I was hoping for.
But when I started not fully participating in traditional weekends breakfast, the girls raised eyebrows. They questioned why I was eating differently than everyone else. While I’m fully comfortable with explaining to them that everyone’s bodies react differently to different foods, it’s too big of a topic to try and explain to a four-year-old without expecting her to proclaim that her body reacts poorly to, well, let’s say— salmon.
I ended up saying that I just felt like having only scrambled eggs and fruit, but I really hated that they noticed. I also was personally bummed to be missing out on pancake breakfast.
So, I tried some gluten-free products. Some tasted just like glue and others had dairy, another food I am avoiding. I had just decided to write off participating for a while when I discovered Pamela’s Products.
Y’all. It is so good.
I had expected to like it myself because at least I could participate, but the kids? I figured I’d cross my fingers and hope for the best.
It was love at first bite! Mmms and is this new? were the first things out of their mouths. Since then we’ve stocked the pantry with Pamela’s Gluten-Free (and sprouted!) Non-Dairy Pancake Mix. It has a hint of sweetness and vanilla and (like all their products) is certified gluten-free by GFCO, and wheat-free, with no artificial additives or added sugar. But most importantly, it’s just plain yummy.
Pamela Giusto-Sorrells, company founder, has crafted delicious gluten-free and non-GMO foods for over thirty years! I know that I can count on Pamela’s to source only the finest ingredients and to maintain the strictest manufacturing standards so only the highest quality, delicious products arrive at our table because Pamela still leads the company today.
We are really fortunate to live in a time when companies are starting to make healthier foods, allergy-sensitive foods, and other specialty diet foods so readily available. And more than that— making them so they taste good. Personally we are fans of Kite Hill dairy-free cream cheese, So Delicious coconut milk creamer, CaliaFarms coco-almond milk, Good Karma’s flax milk, and now Pamela’s gluten-free foods.
Whether you are looking for options to navigate a dietary need for your family, or you just want a high-quality and tasty pancake mix, give this stuff a try.
You can find it in local grocers, but in today’s Prime era, it’s easy to snag some right from Amazon. I never thought I’d be grateful for pancake mix, but here I am because I can’t help but be grateful that it has brought back our weekend tradition in all its syrupy glory.