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Lots of Loaves

Posted Apr 21 2010 12:00am

Hey everyone! How is your week going? I woke up this morning thinking it was Saturday and that I could sleep for as long as I wanted. Ahhhh, wouldn’t that be nice. Sadly, that wasn’t the case. I had to drag myself out of bed (luckily I wake up to the cutest face everyday!).

I recently received an email (YAY first email from a reader!) asking me what  brand of bread I recommend and what type of breads I use. This was an exciting email because I LOVE bread. I actually have far to much bread in my house. From tortillas to pita to english muffins and regular bread, i have and use it all.

These are my favorite brands and ones that I frequently purchase:

Above we have: Ezekiel 4:9 Bread by Food For Life (I usually purchase their english muffins, regular and sesame bread), Pita Gourmet Whole Wheat High Fiber/High Protein Pita’s, Alvarado Street Bakery Flax Bread (I also buy their sprouted wheat bagels).

These bread products are a little bit more pricey than your average Wonder loaf, but have waaay better nutritionals and flava (I love biting into a hearty piece of whole grain). When buying breads and bread products I typically look for 100 % whole grain breads (whether it be whole wheat, spelt, sprouted grains, or kamut), with minimal added sweeteners, oils, and other unnecessary additives. I love these products so much not only for their texture and flavor, but because of their ingredients. They all contain recognizable, (and readable) natural ingredients.

I use all sorts of bread products on a day to day basis. The Ezekiel bread shown above I use for quick breakfasts (Almond butter plus Jelly or banana), sandwiches, and for panini’s. This bread may take a while to get used to for some, especially if your  used to really sweet, soft bread (Ezekiel if hearty and very wheaty :) ) . The english muffins, from the same company, are great for egg sandwiches! The Alvarado Street Flax Bread is great for snacks (it toasts up sooo well) and has a very low calorie count. The Pita Gourmet is delicious, soft, and tastes exactly like regualr pita (but better for you)……great with hummus or for wramgling messy sandwich fillings.

Hopefully this gives you some new options when your looking for that perfect loaf in the grocery store!

Coming up later this week will be a review of a new (well new to me company) Go Raw! I just tried their granola and raw bars…. all I can say is yuuuum. Isn’t it great when you find things that taste great and are super good for you too? A match made in heaven in my eyes. Also I will be highlighting a local (its available nationwide though, no worries)  product line that is delicious, nutritious!

If you have any questions or comments feel free to email me at proulxkr@roadrunner.net.

Oh shoot Lost is coming on..must run (FAST)!

Have a wonderful, restful evening!

Kaila

PS. stay tuned for my first giveaway!

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