The day after I found out I was gluten intolerant, I was set to spend the week in Wisconsin with my mom because I had to do some work up there. The timing of this unfortunate news couldn’t have been better. My mom has been gluten free for over a year now because of her own health issues, so she was able to offer me some advice and guidance. I was doing so well until I got to my friend’s bridal shower on Sunday. I made sure to eat a good breakfast at my parents house before I went, because I didn’t know what I’d be able to eat there. Navigating my first social event where none of my girlfriends knew about my condition was a bit overwhelming.
I stuck mostly with fruit, taco dip & corn tortilla chips. And then there were cupcakes. Pink Chamapgne cupcakes to be exact. My weakness in life is sweets. And these I couldn’t resist. I only had a few bites. Needless to say, I was not feeling so great by the end of the night. They were good, but definitely not worth feeling sick over.
It’s only been a week with my gluten free diet (with the exception of my slip up last Sunday), but I am already noticing some changes in body. The two major things: No stomach aches after eating & a HUGE surge of energy. Last night I went home, gave the pup and bath, cleaned the bathroom, did laundry and made dinner. Normally, I wouldn’ve maybe done one or two of those things. I love being productive after work! And this morning I made it to a 6am Bar Method class.
The one thing I’m going to miss with my modified diet is SugarBliss cupcakes
. They’re the best I’ve ever had in Chicago. Unfortunately, they don’t offer any GF items. So yesterday, I set out to Sprinkles
for a GF Red Velvet cupcake.
It was amazeballs.
Cream cheese frosting? Yes and it was awesome. The cupcake itself was not all dry and it tasted just like a red velvet cupcake should. The best part? I felt fine after eating it. Thank you Sprinkles for providing me with a GF cupcake I can get on board with.
Here’s where you can get your GF red velvet cupcake:
Located off Chicago’s historic Magnificent Mile between Michigan Avenue and Rush Street, this bakery’s breathtaking 40-foot modern dot façade towers over the historic Gold Coast’s shopping district near Water Tower Place and John Hancock Center.
50 east walton street
chicago, illinois 60611
between michigan & rush
1 block south of oak street
phone 312. 573 1600 (312) 573-1600