To carb or not to carb? That is a hotly debated question! Carbohydrates are important building blocks for your body and provide it with the energy it needs. However, the kind of carbs you get are just as important! Many people think that wheat bread is a great alternative to white bread, but that’s not always the case.
Most wheat bread on the market is made with refined wheat flour which isn’t all that different from white flour! If you’re looking to make some healthier carbohydrate choices then here are some things you can use in wheat bread’s place!
Ezekiel bread is an option that is available most places. It’s made with different kinds of sprouted grains and legumes, so it’s much better for you! This is not a gluten free option, so if you have Celiac disease you will want to pass this one by. But, if you’re looking for a wheat bread alternative then this may just be the ticket!
Rye Sourdough Bread
Rye bread has more fiber than regular wheat bread so it won’t cause your blood sugar to spike rapidly. The sourdough portion of the bread is important because it means that it’s made through a fermentation process that makes the bread more easily digestible. Be warned, though, that this does have gluten in it.
These are a great substitute for white or wheat tortillas, they’re tasty and they’re gluten free! They are also high in fiber so they’re kind to your blood sugar levels.
Wrap it Up!
You can abandon bread or bread like products all together and go for the leafy greens next time you make a sandwich. Lettuce, cabbage, collard greens, kale and chard are all good replacements for wheat bread. Not to mention they have the added bonus of giving you a shot of important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber. Plus, they’re low in calories – they’re just all around winners!
You may have seen these recipes online, but a lot of a people are beginning to substitute cauliflower as pizza crust and bread. Cauliflower is lower in calories than bread and also has fiber, vitamins and minerals that you won’t find in bread. Give it a try and see what you think!
You’ve probably never thought of a sweet potato as a substitution for buns, but they work! Thickly slice a sweet potato and then boil or bake it and you’ve got yourself a bread replacement that rich in beta-carotene, vitamins and fiber!
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