In this day and age when everyone is trying to get just a little bit skinnier, cutting down on carbohydrates seems to do the trick. Unless you are an athlete or marathon runner, excess carbs can weigh you down and turn into fat if not used for energy.
Now I love me a good sandwich and I’m sure you do too. Egg salad, tuna salad, turkey with swiss cheese and avocado – I could go on =). The usual dilemma is what to “sandwich” it with. Pita, challah, english muffin, bagel, bialy, tortilla wraps, focaccia – there are SO many options to choose from. The down side is that each slice of whatever you choose is usually close to 40 grams in carbs.
The best thing since sliced bread… sprouted grain bread. Only 15 grams of carbs per slice!
What is sprouted grain bread?
Sprouted bread is when the whole grain used to make the bread is allowed to germinate. Whether it is millet, rolled oats, or whatever grain used – that grain was basically allowed to “evolve.” Because the whole grain has been allowed to develop fully, it provides MORE vitamins and minerals and essential nutrients than whole grain that is still whole.
To give you a better idea of this concept… white bread is bread that has the bran and germ processed out. Whole grain bread contains the bran and the germ. Sprouted bread, however, contains the bran, germ, AND the endosperm.
I like the sprouted multi-grain bread from Trader Joe’s. It is made with organic high protein sprouted wheat berries, rye flakes, and flax seeds. It also is made with an organic grain mixture of millet, rye flakes, corn meal, rolled oats, and cracked wheat. Most sprouted grain breads have wheat gluten or flour added to them. For the gluten-free option and sprouted grain bread in its most raw form, try Essene bread.
So for a high protein and low carbohydrate option, next time make your yummy sandwich with sprouted grain bread! It tastes just as good for 3 times less the carbs!