2/15/20

Yesterday I had toast!!!! YAY! Great Low Carb Bread Company Bread, Pasta, Buns....

No, this isn't sponsored, it's just me talking about how amazingly good my peanut butter toast was yesterday...

In 2002 I first started to research the effect of sugar on our bodies, which led to me learning about carbs, sugar, grains and ultimately, I started the Atkins induction and we've never really gone back to the 'normal' diet habits of eating sugar and flour since then.

But oh, how I miss bread.  And pasta.  And bagels.  

Over the past 18 years I've tried a kazillion different recipes and although some were 'fine' others were a disaster.  Bread and pasta without grains is a difficult feat to pull off and until just recently, there were almost no options available to purchase so for the past 18 years it's pretty much been homemade or nothing.

The fathead dough buns, bagels and pizza crust are good - but they are made mostly of cheese and when you are a long term low carber it's a blessing to have options like that but it isn't 'bread'.  It's still not the same as buns, bagels and pizza crust made with grains.  A few years ago I started to order bagels from Great Low Carb Bread Company through my favorite online low carb, sugar free and keto retailer; Netrition.  I've ordered them regularly since then - my favorites are onion and everything - but recently they came out with pasta and I decided to up my game.

I recently ordered 13 items from Great Low Carb Bread Company.  Some were my 'regulars' but I stepped out of my comfort zone and ordered bread, buns and yes, pasta.

In the past week I've used some of the items for meals and we've been thrilled with them all but the reason I decided to do a rambling, chit-chatty post this morning is because yesterday at lunch I was craving toast.  Just toast.

So I dove into the bread and made 2 slices, topped them with real butter and a smidgen of peanut butter and.... swoon!  I'm pretty sure my eyes literally closed and a smile came to my face.

I enjoyed those two slices of toast so much that I threw caution to the wind and went and made 2 more.  And I enjoyed EVERY. LAST. BITE.

I kept thinking to myself;  "It feels so amazing to just eat... toast!  I feel so normal!"

And those of you who are long term low-carbers KNOW WHAT I MEAN!  And the full feeling you get from a meal like that compared to the full feeling you get from meat, eggs and cheese, is just... different.

I made sure to read the ingredients and most were the exact ingredients I've personally used in some of my attempts at low carb bread over the years; but they've managed to perfect the amounts in ways I couldn't and used just a couple items that weren't available to me (or that I've just never heard of or tried).  It works. Kudos to them because I am so happy to have toast... that I wrote this entire post about it!

Ingredients: Water, Vital Wheat Gluten, Oat Fiber, Almond Flour, Flax Seed Meal, Wheat Fiber, Wheat Protein Isolate, Modified Wheat Starch, Virgin Olive Oil, Yeast, Calcium Propionate, Enzyme, Vinegar, Salt, Stevia.

Great Low Carb Bread Company
Bread, Plain
16 oz.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 slice 1 oz. (28g)
Servings Per Container: 16
SmartPoints®: 1

Amount Per Serving

60
25
3
0
0
0
140
8
7
0
Net Carbs Minus Fiber

1
7



This week I've had my aforementioned peanut butter toast but it was incredible to also have toast with my eggs and bacon again.  I have used their bagels for a few years now - my favorite way to eat them is with cream cheese and slices of bacon!

The hamburger buns (linked below) were awesome with homemade low carb, sugar free sloppy joe's!  And using them as a garlic bread with low-carb chili was yummy!  We also used buns for my homemade chicken, feta, spinach patties which were grilled and always a hit with our family.

The other 'new to me' item used this past week was the pasta!  And I was a bit nervous about that one because I really didn't know if it was going to be 'pasta like' and good or another disappointment.  OH WOW.  YES!  PASTA!

I made a side-salad out of it.  Low carb rotini pasta with some homemade Italian dressing, basil, peppers, a bit of green onions, feta and a bit of mozzarella, some diced tomatoes....

All this bread and pasta and the scale did not go 'up'.




Here are the items I've personally tried... and love:





Bread
Great Low Carb Bread Company Bread











Low Carb Pasta
Great Low Carb Bread Company Low Carb Pasta













Hamburger Buns
Great Low Carb Bread Company Hamburger Buns












Bagels
Great Low Carb Bread Company Bagels













Bread
Great Low Carb Bread Company Bread











I have not bought some of their other items yet; like their pizza crust, bread crumbs, etc. because I make my own and I'm happy with them.  But for those of you interested... yes they offer them!



Pizza Crust
Great Low Carb Bread Company Pizza Crust













Sub Rolls
Great Low Carb Bread Company Sub Rolls










Macaroons!

Paleo Macaroons
Great Low Carb Bread Company Paleo Macaroons












... and this post is WAY longer than I anticipated so it's time to wrap it up!

All because I was so happy to eat peanut butter toast yesterday... and the bread was only ONE (1) NET CARB PER SLICE.  Happy Me.








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