One of the first questions people often ask me when I tell them we eliminated wheat from out diets is about alternative options for bread. It has taken a long time for us to find recipes that we enjoy and it takes a lot of adjusting mentally. It is hard to give up something you have eaten your entire life, but we have felt the benefits from it so we continue to move forward. The following are our favorite recipes and staples when it comes to eating bread. Often times, we will use lettuce in place of bread. When we go out to eat we have our sandwiches wrapped in lettuce or we have lettuce wraps on taco night, for example.
We make our own bread instead of purchasing gluten-free bread so we can control the ingredients. “Gluten-free” foods are often made with rice flour, cornstarch, tapioca starch, or potato starch. These powdered starches are among the few foods that increase blood sugar higher than even whole wheat. It means these foods trigger weight gain in the abdomen (“gluten-free belly”), increase blood sugars, insulin resistance and diabetes, cataracts, and arthritis. They are not healthy replacements for wheat.
1. Sandwich Bread — this recipe is part of my French Toast Stick recipe
2. French Toast Sticks — these are made from the sandwich bread
13. Pie Crust
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