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Chasing Hawk 10-15-2019 10:26 AM

Alternatives to bread
 
Need suggestions or a flour to use that possibly has less carbs.

sewbizgirl 10-15-2019 11:35 AM

There are low carb wrap-ups (like tortillas) available. You can make a wrap instead of a sandwich.

Tartan 10-15-2019 11:57 AM

​There are recipes for cloud bread that I think are made with eggs?

QuiltE 10-15-2019 12:31 PM

Go without!!! :D:D:D
I'd sooner have the fillings than the bread of a sandwich!

Can you tell I am not a bread eater??
...... that is unless it is warm homemade bread, slathered with butter!!
Any kind of bread will do .... :D

Iceblossom 10-15-2019 12:47 PM

I really miss bread. Before I had to get serious about cutting it all the way out, I found the Franz "white" whole wheat bread had the best size slice/carbs for a sandwich. There are the sandwich thins too, they were all the craze for quite awhile but harder to find now. Costco carries them, as does the Franz outlet stores. Tortillas can have less, but my portion size is just one 6" whether flour or corn.

We do lettuce wraps for sandwiches, one of our favorite going out treats is a Jimmy John's Unwich, everything from their subs but rolled up nicely in lettuce. Other chains also offer lettuce wraps but Jimmy Johns does it the best. There were no options at Subway that were better for me carb countwise.

Hubby is pure keto, I'm just low carb. One of the other things we do is make a sandwich between two slices of cheese and no bread. You can spread toppings on the cheese but best with just meats and limited veggie.

There are super low carb breads that you can order. Great Low Carb Bread Company is one, I believe it is available through Amazon even. We can go to Tacoma Boys and buy it frozen there on our way to my relatives. It is pretty darn good stuff, but too expensive for every day and I'm just sort of uncomfortable with the concept of eating some of the non-digestible fibers.

There are many things that you can serve food on, like eggplant slices or it's great for those huge over-grown zucchini, or mushroom caps. You can even cut cauliflower "steaks". Cauliflower is very versatile, can mash like potatoes or used instead of rice. But the reality is they are all knife and fork sort of things and not the easy bliss of a sandwich with real bread...

Chasing Hawk 10-15-2019 01:10 PM

I like the idea of low carb tortillas, we usually have a scrambled egg with either sausage or bacon crumbled up in for a quick breakfast. We are going grocery shopping tomorrow I will scour the bread aisle and Bob's Red Mill products for ideas to bake with.

Chasing Hawk 10-15-2019 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by QuiltE (Post 8313751)
Go without!!! :D:D:D
I'd sooner have the fillings than the bread of a sandwich!

Can you tell I am not a bread eater??
...... that is unless it is warm homemade bread, slathered with butter!!
Any kind of bread will do .... :D

Me too, fresh warm homemade bread is my downfall.

Kassaundra 10-15-2019 02:04 PM

Almond flour makes a good "biscuit" type bread. The recipe is easy, basically almond flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, butter. You can jazz it up, w/ chedder for cheddar biscuits, or italian seasoning / Parmesan cheese for pizza crust, or artificial sweetener cinnimon and pecans w/ a cream cheese frosting for sweet rolls.

QuiltE 10-15-2019 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk (Post 8313777)
Me too, fresh warm homemade bread is my downfall.

Then go with ignoring the bread when it is "just" bread ....
.... and totally enjoy it when you get the good stuff! :D

You know what you have done ... have me hankering for good bread.
Lucky for me ... we have an old-fashioned bakery here in the village and I can satisfy that need, easily! :D

Chasing Hawk 10-15-2019 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by QuiltE (Post 8313809)
Then go with ignoring the bread when it is "just" bread ....
.... and totally enjoy it when you get the good stuff! :D

You know what you have done ... have me hankering for good bread.
Lucky for me ... we have an old-fashioned bakery here in the village and I can satisfy that need, easily! :D

You tease! :D:D

QuiltE 10-15-2019 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk (Post 8313810)
You tease! :D:D

Hey ... just trying to help you, my Dear Hawkie!! :)

Like chocolate ... if I am going to eat it, I am going to eat the really good stuff.
Why blow the "budget" (aka food and calories) on the marginal waxy stuff?
... if I am going there, I am having the really good stuff and know what, I stop a whole lot sooner.
Likewise with cheese ..... top quality and mmmmmmmmmm ... but again, I stop faster.

So it's all win-win! :D

mjkgquilt 10-15-2019 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by QuiltE (Post 8313809)
Then go with ignoring the bread when it is "just" bread ....
.... and totally enjoy it when you get the good stuff! :D

You know what you have done ... have me hankering for good bread.
Lucky for me ... we have an old-fashioned bakery here in the village and I can satisfy that need, easily! :D

What is the name of the bakery and the name of the village?

Grace creates 10-15-2019 06:26 PM

ezekiel bread often sold in the freezer section, is a healthy alternative made with sprouts and stuff like that. You have to keep it frozen because the shelf life is short. I just take a few slices out an hour before and let thaw. It taste good, but different. I also like the really good bread from a bakery, or making bread from scratch too.

Grace creates 10-15-2019 06:32 PM

They also sell Ezekiel bread at trader Joe's and it's not frozen and fresher and tastes better too.

QuiltE 10-15-2019 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by mjkgquilt (Post 8313879)
What is the name of the bakery and the name of the village?

A bit of a commute for you ..... West of Toronto, Ontario!

mjkgquilt 10-16-2019 03:27 AM


Originally Posted by QuiltE (Post 8313909)
A bit of a commute for you ..... West of Toronto, Ontario!

I was hoping to visit the bakery on my next trip.

SusieQOH 10-16-2019 04:06 AM

While a Keto diet allows some yummy foods what I really miss are bread and fruit. Ugh!

juliasb 10-16-2019 04:29 AM

There are breads on the market that is 35 cals. a slice that is half what is in a regular slice of bread. WW , Healthy Life and Aunt Millie's make several that are half the carbs They come in white, whole wheat, and whole grain. There are also English muffins and bagels available with Healthy Life and Aunt Millie's. I use these all the time.

Iceblossom 10-16-2019 04:56 AM


Originally Posted by SusieQOH (Post 8313978)
While a Keto diet allows some yummy foods what I really miss are bread and fruit. Ugh!

I am diabetes control so not even keto, my doctor and nutritionist says I can go up to 100 or so but I typically average around 65 carbs a day because I really want my apple or banana a day. My big treat is every other week when we go to Costco I get a hot dog and eat it bun and all.

Before shopping with the Hubby I had to feed him first and then go shopping. Now we pick up a rotisserie chicken and he eats part of it while I eat my hot dog. He also will sometimes get two hot dogs, no buns but hot dogs still have carbs and he now prefers the chicken.

leighway 10-16-2019 05:31 AM

I've been making this bread for several months...it's easy to make and it tastes better than any other locarb bread out there!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPTcf4Ol0cY

pal 10-16-2019 05:38 AM

I agree with the lettuce leaf in place of a piece of bread - put everything on the lettuce, add a pickle and roll 'er up!

Onebyone 10-16-2019 06:05 AM

I made the cloud bread. It was nasty. Yuk. Back when I was on the no carb diet, I made bread out of spinach and egg. Baked it dry in a loaf and then cut into slices. It was great for grilled ham and cheese. I'll try and find the recipe.

This is similar to what I use to make. https://www.food.com/recipe/no-carb-spinach-bread-68704

JENNR8R 10-16-2019 06:11 AM

90 Second Keto Bread

1 tablespoon Butter or Olive Oil
1 Egg

3 tablespoons Almond Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch of salt

Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl in the shape you want the bread to be and add the egg. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat with a fork until completely mixed.

Microwave for about 90 seconds, until firm. Run a knife along the edge and flip over a plate to release. Toast in a pan.

orů Bake: Pre-heat oven to 375F. Bake in a ramekin for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving (1 bread)
Calories: 220 Calories from Fat 189
Total Fat 21 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 33 mg
Sodium 101 mg
Total Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g

sash 10-16-2019 06:33 AM

Oh dear; I just made bread yesterday and it is so good.

Kassaundra 10-16-2019 06:35 AM

When I found cloud bread I thought it was amazing, but I had not had bread in about 15 years (at the time) I am allergic to gluten, and had to stop eating it years ago before all the substitutes came out and the few we had back then were disgusting. While there are some very bread like substitutes now that are gluten free not many (good) ones that are low carb. imo


Originally Posted by Onebyone (Post 8314040)
I made the cloud bread. It was nasty. Yuk. Back when I was on the no carb diet, I made bread out of spinach and egg. Baked it dry in a loaf and then cut into slices. It was great for grilled ham and cheese. I'll try and find the recipe.

This is similar to what I use to make. https://www.food.com/recipe/no-carb-spinach-bread-68704


lwbuchholz 10-16-2019 07:28 AM

I don't know if this brand is nation wide and it is a wheat bread. I love it! It is Sara Lee Delightful with 45 calories per slice and 9 grams of carbs. You might be able to get it from Amazon. Yep they have it.
https://www.amazon.com/Sara-Lee-Brea...s%2C232&sr=8-5
Lynda

Onebyone 10-16-2019 09:53 AM

If you boil white rice when cooking for 30 min. there will be very little carbs left in it. The texture is the same as regular cooked rice. Not mushy at all. I cook all my rice this way and no one has ever noticed the difference.

just_the_scraps_m'am 10-16-2019 12:40 PM

One carb keto flatbread recipe! is the best!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MfPzlqguho

QuiltE 10-16-2019 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by mjkgquilt (Post 8313960)
I was hoping to visit the bakery on my next trip.

So are you saying you come this direction?
Or that it is out of your trip routes?

mjkgquilt 10-16-2019 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by QuiltE (Post 8314235)
So are you saying you come this direction?
Or that it is out of your trip routes?

I'm asking for the name of the bakery and the village location. The next time I'm in the Toronto area I can decide if I can visit the bakery.

QuiltE 10-16-2019 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by mjkgquilt (Post 8314238)
I'm asking for the name of the bakery and the village location. The next time I'm in the Toronto area I can decide if I can visit the bakery.

Gotchya! will PM you! :)

mjkgquilt 10-16-2019 05:23 PM

Thank you for the PM.

Battle Axe 10-17-2019 06:41 AM

Somewhere I read that one of the worst things in bread is a chemical that is abbreviated AZOD. I finally bought a bread machine and use only King Arthur flour, regular and even gluten added. It's not the gluten for me, I was tested and have no sensitivity to it, just the chemicals like this AZOD.

Chasing Hawk 10-18-2019 10:56 AM

He tried the low carb tortillas and likes them. Now to find a bread we like that doesn't cost as much as a car payment...LOL

Iceblossom 10-21-2019 07:31 AM

I printed out the 90 Second Keto bread from JennR8R to give to my hubby. We had the almond flour in the pantry but he hadn't used it yet. He loves this stuff! Today is his bowling day and he won't come home until after that, he's intermittent fasting as well. Last night he made a batch and made himself a sandwich for today. Other than that the best choice we've found close to the bowling alley is a bowl of meat at Arby's (yes, you can get it without a bun).

He also made some Saturday night that we split in half and treated like pizza crust, cutting up some cherry tomatoes and pepperoni and cheese but it would have been better with more sauce of some sort. And not that I'm counting but I think he's made a couple more as well! It's within his skill set and I think most important you don't make a ton at a time so you can play with spices or treatments or whatever.

JENNR8R 10-21-2019 07:45 AM

You can't beat how fast this is to make! I like it toasted better than plain... especially in a grilled bacon and cheese sandwich!


Originally Posted by Iceblossom (Post 8316319)
I printed out the 90 Second Keto bread from JennR8R to give to my hubby. We had the almond flour in the pantry but he hadn't used it yet. He loves this stuff! Today is his bowling day and he won't come home until after that, he's intermittent fasting as well. Last night he made a batch and made himself a sandwich for today. Other than that the best choice we've found close to the bowling alley is a bowl of meat at Arby's (yes, you can get it without a bun).

He also made some Saturday night that we split in half and treated like pizza crust, cutting up some cherry tomatoes and pepperoni and cheese but it would have been better with more sauce of some sort. And not that I'm counting but I think he's made a couple more as well! It's within his skill set and I think most important you don't make a ton at a time so you can play with spices or treatments or whatever.


bkay 10-23-2019 07:24 AM


Originally Posted by Onebyone (Post 8314162)
If you boil white rice when cooking for 30 min. there will be very little carbs left in it. The texture is the same as regular cooked rice. Not mushy at all. I cook all my rice this way and no one has ever noticed the difference.

Where do the carbs go? Are you saying to boil it until the starch is released and then drain and rinse? Is that how it's supposed to work? Rice is really high in starch. I'm curious how cooking at a boiling temperature reduces that starch.

bkay

riutzelj 11-13-2019 03:37 PM

you can make a "tortilla" from Cassava flour for wraps, which isn't too high in carbs.


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