This is my second recipe roundup on my blog and I just love doing these! Pinterest and the internet as a whole can be really overwhelming, especially when you start looking for healthy recipes. It is easy to get fooled too. Not all recipes labeled "healthy" are healthy, in my opinion. Gotta lean on someone you trust and you can trust me! I get asked all the time for good recipes so here goes, I am putting all my favorites in one place every week. If you missed it, check out the family meal recipes roundup I did last week with Jennifer from Simple Hacks Living. My goal is to do a Healthy Recipes Roundup every week. Don't forget to pin these pics so you can come back to them when you need some good recipes.
People have a funny relationship with bread. I have never met anyone who doesn't like it. However, most people who are trying to eat healthy, avoid it because of the carbs, the grains, the starches! Yes, not all bread is created equal. Far from it. Most packaged bread you find at a typical grocery store is not real food. Not even close. Next time you go to the store, check out the ingredient list on a few loaves of packaged bread. Yikes! However, life is meant to live. Living a full life means eating really good food and not being hard on yourself. Therefore, bread is a must from time to time. Baking bread at home is going to be 200% healthier than store-bought any day. Here are some favorite homemade bread recipes I found this week on the web.
I am in LOVE with my bread machine. Pretty much anything you make from scratch at home is going to be better for you than store bought.
Sourdough bread is a healthier alternative than typical white bread. Sourdough made from your own unique starter of wild yeast and bacteria often defies the bad reputation bread often gets. Sourdough doesn't spike your blood sugar as crazy since it has a lower glycemic index thanks to fermentation. You know that awesome good bacteria found in yogurt? Yep, it's also found in traditionally made sourdough. More lactobacillus results in more lactic acid and less phytic acid which means easier digestion and more mineral absorption. Sourdough takes preparation but it is worth the work. The soaking and rinsing results in the gluten being broken down better which translates into much easier digestion and overall healthier bread.
I am not 100% grain-free. Hardly. I try to eat mostly grain-free because I do feel better but hey, I love food. I love bread. I love real bread sometimes with butter. These grain-free recipes look and sound amazing though.
One of my biggest issues with store bought bread is all the sugar! Sure, you can have sweet breads from time to time. The nice thing about making your own is that you can use healthier sugars. Score.
AS EASY AS IT GETS
Make sure you check out last week's recipe roundup - 21 Healthy Family Recipes