What is the best wheat free bread?
Something about having one's child diagnosed with over 20 food allergies at age 1 will definitely provide insight regarding alternatives to the Standard American Diet!
When I first started the quest to eat after my daughter's allergy diagnosis, I was a bit mortified. Thankfully, I was already on the path to eating whole foods, but being limited by a diet restricted to NO wheat, milk, eggs, corn, beef, nuts, carrots, onions, buckwheat, garlic, flax, cottonseed oil, sunflower seed, tomato, pineapple, etc. has been an adventure. Since I am breastfeeding, my daughter and I both avoid the offending foods.
A peanut butter and jam sandwich with a tall glass of milk was my absolute favorite feel good snack or lunch. Toast and eggs pleased me in the morning and a piece of bread and jam, well that always hit the spot. Want a roll with dinner? On an allergen free diet, avoiding these foods we've come to know and love can be quite something.
Depending on what you'd like to use it for, wheat free bread is well, wheat free and therefore will come with a different consistency, flavor, and weight than what you're used to. When most of us think of bread, it's soft, great for toasting, nice for sandwiches... just yummy most times of the day.
Then your reality can shift and you need to check out your alternatives: rice bread, millet bread, potato bread, sorghum and other assorted breads, sprouted grain breads, oat bread, spelt bread (beware as it is close to wheat, though!) rice or hemp tortillas, the list goes on and on!
My personal favorite is Food for Life Brown Rice Bread. This bread is dense, nice for spreading with jam, cold or toasted. One could use it for sandwiches as it is slightly sweet.
If you're looking to make a sandwich with meat or veggies, I'd recommend a Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla (no, I don't own stock in FFL). These are a bit more dense as well, more like a soft corn tortilla than a soft wheat flour tortilla. However, they make a yummy turkey, spinach, and vegan mayo wrap.
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Amy Phoenix is a gentle, yet direct parenting guide and healing facilitator dedicated to sharing insights and practices to transform frustration and anger, heal the past and nurture conscious relationships – to appreciate all aspects of life. Visit her at www.innatewholeness.com.
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