Whether you’re looking to switch to a healthier eating lifestyle or you’ve plunged into a clean diet a long time ago and have been consistent since then, this article gives you the best recipes for bread without the high amounts of carbohydrates and food additives that can upset your stomach.
Bread one of the hardest things to remove from any diet because of its soft texture and delicious taste. The good news is that you don’t worry about doing that. What we have for you are a number of bread recipes that fit the ketogenic diet and a grain-free diet.
What is the Keto Diet?
You’ve probably heard about the ketogenic (keto) diet many times by now and not only because it’s grown so much popularity, but it’s proven to work for people who have chosen to follow it. Essentially, the keto diet is a very low-carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet.
The benefits of a ketogenic diet include weight loss, health, and performance because the body switches its fuel to run almost entirely on fat. Just imagine your body being a fat-burning machine. That’s what happens to the body when it’s under ketosis. If you want to know all the information down to the nitty-gritty, this article is pack-full of information about the keto diet.
For some people, this diet can be intimidating and they aren’t comfortable with (almost entirely) eliminating carbs in their diet, which, by the way, is okay. Instead, they opt for a grain-free diet.
What is A Grain-Free Diet?
A grain-free diet is different from the renowned gluten-free diet, which is plastered on almost every food label out there to give buyers the impression that it’s “healthy.” One significant difference is that some companies swap gluten for high carbohydrate alternatives and while these items get marketed as low in sugar, the high carb content in them raises your blood sugar anyway! It’s counterintuitive to the say the least.
If you want to know more about the differences between gluten-free vs. grain-free, then check out this article.
A grain-free diet is different such that it eliminates not only wheat products that contain gluten but also any gluten-free grains such as rice, corn, oats, and quinoa. As we mentioned above, it does not place restrictions on carbs like the ketogenic diet does and instead, they’re encouraged in moderation. Complex carbs like potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and pumpkins are allowed.
This diet is beneficial for people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or autoimmune conditions. So, if you find yourself struggling with any of those health issues, you can read about the grain-free diet in full here.
Now let’s get to the good stuff—recipes on delicious and nutritious bread without the guilt.
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Not only does it taste heavenly, but it’s very simple to make. It contains a few ingredients like blanched almond flour, eggs white protein powder, lemon zest and just a couple of others. Just allow a couple of hours of prep work, and it’s ready to eat in no time. This bread recipe has the right amount of sweetness and the best part? It’s low carb with added benefits of antioxidants and polyphenols from the blueberries.
This artisanal bread is easy on digestion and low in sugar compared to “non-cultured” cashew loaves. Did we mention that it has the right density that’s perfect for dipping, toasting, and grilling? Oh, and it’s flavorful with a slightly tangy taste that will have you wanting more. It does take some time to prepare but the instructions are simple to follow, and it’s well worth the effort to make.
This flatbread is ready to pack or eat in 10 minutes using just five ingredients to make it! So, for anyone who can only spare a few minutes of their day to prepare a healthy meal, grab your coconut flour, coconut oil, eggs, baking powder and salt and quickly bake this bread that’s perfect for making sandwiches.
Listen to these words: little to zero carbs. This delicious, firm, and chewy bread is made with three ingredients that are high in fat and protein. It’s on par with regular bread except you don’t have to worry about the number of carbs it contains and you burn fat after eating it. Sounds like magic bread? Yes, that’s what we think too.
This wheat-free bread will have you feeling like you’re walking on clouds with its fluffy texture and delicious taste. And guess what? It’s only 47 calories per slice! This low-carb, high protein bread will fill your stomach without the disadvantages of traditional bread. If you’ve heard of cloud bread before, this recipe is the healthier version with no dairy and no sugar. Try it for yourself!
Following the keto diet or grain-free diet may seem intimidating and restricting at first, but we hope this article enlightens you that it doesn’t have to be that way. What we’ve presented here are just five of thousands of food options that won’t hassle you and are fitting for the keto or grain-free diet. If you want to read someone that switched to the keto diet and reversed his type 2 diabetes from doing so, then check out Osvaldo’s story here.
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