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Healthy Breads and Sandwiches Recipes

Do you think of baking your own homemade bread?

We know that breads are indeed important in our daily diet. However, most people would not think of making themselves a homemade bread, as breads can easily be found just everywhere! However, the question is, how much do we, the consumer, understand on the commercial bread?

healthy breadMade from refined white flour, white bread is lack of nutrient and dietary fiber that are needed for a stable metabolism and healthy digestive system. Moreover, the bleaching process involves the use of a variety of chemicals. This is also why the brown bread, also known as whole meal or wholegrain bread, has been recommended as a healthier alternative to white bread. Many will think that as long as we are buying whole grain bread, we are making a healthy choice. But, are the commercial processed brown breads really healthy as the brown bread should be?

The problems with industrial bread:

  • The bread that can be found in the market comes from a recipe that is designed to maximize the manufacturer's profit. An excessive amount of yeast is used in the industrial process to create a "light" bread texture, even with the use of low quality grains. Thus the bread is far from nutrient-rich.
  • The presence of chemical preservatives is common in industrial bread to extend the shelf life of the bread, so that the bread stays "fresh" on the shelf of the supermarket.
  • Bread producers often tries to "enrich" flour by adding artificial vitamins and minerals, but these vitamins and minerals are still no match for the naturally occurring nutrients, and  harder to be adapted into our body.

Bake your own bread: It's healthy and easy

The healthiest bread will always be your homemade bread. Bread baking process is commonly thought as difficult and loaded with significant work. In fact, the ingredients needed are few, and baking bread at home is rather simple. Not only healthier, homemade bread is also cheaper than the purchased bread. You may check out our easy and healthy bread recipes collection to jump start your bread baking at home today.

Easy Healthy Breads Recipes Collection

  1. Easy Healthy Banana Bread Recipes
  2. Easy Healthy Banana Nut Bread Recipes
  3. Easy Healthy Chocolate Bread Recipes
  4. Easy Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipes

Sandwiches Recipes For A Nutritional Balanced Diet

healthy sandwichesSlices of bread, with fillings between them, are what we refer to as sandwiches. Sandwiches are widely popular lunch food, typically taken to work or schools, or picnics as part of a packed lunch. Sandwiches' fillings usually contain a combination of salad vegetables, meat, cheese and sauces. So, sandwich is a very good choice for a healthy and nutritional balanced diet that can be ready within minutes.

Easy tips on how to make a healthier sandwich:

  • The bread: Look for breads that are low in calorie, and high in fiber. Or you may use a homemade bread, whether plain, or with flavor, and cut them into slices.
  • The spread: If you opt for mayonnaise, try using the light mayonnaise and go easy on portion. Mustard, light salad dressings, salsa, or vinegars are some options for healthy sandwich spread. You may also try mixing some dried herbs with light cream cheese as the spread.
  • The filling: Majority of the sandwich fillings can be prepared in a healthy way, and the choices are almost endless. Some of the examples that commonly used are: ham, tuna,  turkey, roast beef, cooked chicken, shrimp, salmon, veggies, and peanut butter.
  • The condiment / veggies: Lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, mushrooms, spinach, sprouts, onions, or grilled vegetables are a few choices that are great. Loads up with your preferred veggies to really add some nutrition to your sandwich.

Healthy sandwiches can be made in so many different and unique ways. Some of the creative ideas can just be found in our easy and healthy sandwich recipes collection. There is no way that one will get bored with sandwiches!

Easy Healthy Sandwiches Recipes Collection

  1. Easy Healthy Egg Sandwich Recipes
  2. Easy Healthy Tuna Sandwich Recipes
  3. Easy Healthy Chicken Sandwich Recipes
  4. Easy Healthy Grilled Sandwich Recipes

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