On Friday I arrived home to this lovely package waiting for me in my kitchen!
The wonderful team over at The Paleo Bread
had sent me samples of their Almond and Coconut (coming next week) breads to give them a try. Since going Paleo, I have on the whole not missed eating bread. The overwhelming full feeling, lethargy and dropping blood sugars (aka shaking hands and nausea upon severe hunger) are no longer part of my life. But that said, there is something about packing a sandwich for lunch (half ease and half nostalgia) that I miss and eating a hot dog on a plate, or in an egg wrap just doesn’t cut it.
Friday night, since it was about 9 million degrees (read: 90 degrees) the BF and I decided this would be the perfect time to try the Paleo bread with eggsalad sandwhiches and a fresh tomato.
The verdict? 3 cheers! Naturally, the Paleo bread lacks the fluffiness that you would expect from regular gluten and grain packed bread (uh hello they aren't baking with regular old flour). But what it lacks in fluffiness, it makes up for with density, texture and flavor. The Paleo bread is way more dense (think almost pound cake like) than regular old bread, but the flavor is virtually the same!
As you can see, the loaves are on the smaller side. Which for me is perfect since there are only 2 eaters in our house. And at $7.99 a loaf, they are perfect for a 2-3 day-a-week treat.
I realize that most people will see $7.99 and think “for a loaf of bread!? Are you crazy?” Maybe so, but I know that I will pay about $9-12 for a glass of wine while out to dinner and it will be gone in 15 minutes. The $7.99 (plus shipping) in bread will hopefully last you the week and provide greater health benefits than the drink you would purchase. Besides, there is something so cool about fresh baked bread delivered to your door.
Naturally, when eating in this lifestyle, everyone takes a different approach. The BF is more strict in what he eats/ doesn’t eat than me (I enjoy wine/cheese probably more than I should) but regardless of how strict you are to the diet, the Paleo bread is a good solution as a bread substitute in recipes.
That being said, because of the heat wave this week, our meals will probably consist of mostly light, COLD foods. I have some yummy recipes to try with our new bread solution! Stay tuned!
To order The Paleo Bread to try for yourself visit www.thepaleobread.com.
To learn more about a Paleo lifestyle visit http://robbwolf.com/blog/Blog note: I am not a paid spokesperson for The Paleo Bread. The thoughts and feelings captured above are all my own.