One thing I would like to point out about bread is that it is so versatile and it can be part of your healthiest fast food choices– i.e. sandwiches (just make sure the filling is nutritious), or toast with coffee or tea. I could go on; however, I did say that I would discuss the various types of bread. Trust me to digress!
The first bread I will discuss is wholemeal bread.
Wholemeal bread contains the whole of the wheat grain (endosperm and bran) making it a rich source of complex carbohydrates with a source of fibre. Wholemeal bread is also referred to as “whole-grain” or “whole-wheat bread”, especially in North America. It is one bread that I would add to your healthy eating plan as it is also rich in vitamins and minerals due the wheat being unprocessed.
Basically it does have all the vitamins with the exception of A, C and B12, plus on the mineral side, it has Magnesium and Phosphorous which go to make up strong healthy bones and teeth, with Magnesium also promoting healthy blood pressure. However, you would need to eat more than 1 slice of this health given bread per day as it only makes up on average 10 percent of the recommended daily intake of such things.
Healthy Eating wholemeal bread is also a real favourite with children.
One Of Brock’s Favourites is Wholemeal toast, spread with Avocado and Vegemite (Yes he is an Aussie kid!!)
Now I have a bread maker
So I make all my own bread, however, you can make delicious loaves of wholemeal bread without a bread maker.
I have a video below that shows you exactly how to do it. The recipe is also listed below.
Why not try it for yourselves? You will be surprised with the outcome, and even more surprised when the family, especially the kids, come wanting more!
4 cups freshly milled flour.
1 ½ cups of milk,
¼ of oil (I like grape seed oil),
1 Tablespoon of honey (Use organic),
2 teaspoons of salt,
2 tablespoons of soy lecithin powder,
And 1 tablespoon of yeast.
Warm the milk to 105 to 110 degrees.
Then add the honey.
Pour into a heat safe container, add yeast and let sit 10-20 minutes until the yeast bubbles up about an inch.
Pour this mixture into your mixer.
Add the oil, lecithin, and two cups of flour.
Mix until flour is moist.
Then add the salt, do not add salt prior to this as salt kills yeast. Add the remaining flour and knead until dough is elastic–About 5 minutes.
Next, place the dough in a warm place and let rise, until doubled. Now, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
To form well shaped loaves, first roll out the dough and then roll dough into a loaf shape. This recipe will make 3 small loaves, or 1 large loaf.
Again, place the dough in a warm place and let rise until doubled.
Carefully place pan into warm oven and cook for 25-30 minutes. Place baked loaf in pan on cooling rack for 5 minutes.
Then remove from pan and cool more. Or serve warm.
(Thanks Momsmentor) Youtube
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