Savory VERY low-carb bread recipe!

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  1. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    A couple of weeks ago, bloodwork revealed that my fasting glucose was high - 154. I've never had a problem with high glucose before. In fact, several times it's been too low. Anyway, this kind of scared me, so I've almost completely stopped eating foods with a high glycemic index. The hardest part of this for me is doing without bread. Avoiding sweets is no problem, but I crave bread. I found a basic recipe for focaccia bread that has practically no carbs! If you know me, you know I always have to tweak a recipe to make it my own, so I turned this one into an herb bread.

    If anyone is interested, I'll post the quick and easy recipe here.

    BTW, I'm having another test on Monday.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yea I'd be interested....i try to stay away from bread...just doesn't work well with my system as I get older....feels really heavy now when I eat it...but I love it...so i'd try a really, really low carb bread recipe...

      i can't eat pasta anymore either...too heavy...unless it's homemade...seems lighter for some reason.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Post it. I am an a no carb diet to get rid of my giving up smoking extra XX pounds. I haven't had a beer or any bread for two weeks. sad

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        klarawieckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Shame on you!!!! No beer for two weeks! yikes

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I know. No real loss - I live in France. wink

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            klarawieckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            That's against the law here in America! lol

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              American beer? Even worse than French beer. With one exception - The Weeping Radish Brewery. Outer Banks. Bought at the brewery - un pasteurized - best beer in America.

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                klarawieckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Beer is beer, Mark! wink

                1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                  Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Ummm. No. There is beer - and there is American piss-water.

                  Beer:

                  http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/2561424587_77978f9ec1_o.jpg

                  American piss-water:

                  http://www.123backgrounds.com/freebg/1060.jpg

                  1. girly_girl09 profile image75
                    girly_girl09posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Blech!!! Why millions of people drink this escapes me!

          2. rebekahELLE profile image87
            rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            no bread? sad

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Yeah - that is bad. sad

    3. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 7 years ago

      Okay, guys - here it is:

      Basic recipe:

      2 cups ground flax seed (flax meal)
      1 tablespoon baking powder
      1/2 cup water
      1/3 cup oil
      5 beaten eggs

      Mix together flax and baking powder, then add other ingredients. Let rest for about 5 minutes. I then added basil, garlic salt, minced garlic, onion powder, and a little Splenda.

      Spread the mixture on a silicone baking sheet to about 1/2-inch. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes. When it cools a little, mark it into squares with a knife.

      If you don't have a silicone sheet, do what I did - line a baking sheet with oiled foil.

      Flax meal has 4 grams of carbs per serving, but it also has 4 grams of fiber, negating any carb impact. This bread is also high in Omega 3 fats and fiber!

      Maybe I should write a hub about it!

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes - hub good. big_smile

        What is splenda?

        1. rmcrayne profile image96
          rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Splenda is an artificial sweetner.  Artificial sweetners in general deplete the immune system.  My naturopath recommends stevia.

      2. rmcrayne profile image96
        rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this



        Definitely think you should do a hub about it.

    4. girly_girl09 profile image75
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

      That would also be a great gluten-free idea! I think I will try it and put rosemary and some asiago cheese on top...yum!

      I buy gluten-free millet and flax rolls from a local bakery that are VERY good (texture and taste is amazing), although I think millet is probably higher on the GI index than flax.


      Also, Habee - have you looked into baking with brown rice flour? I eat tons of stuff with that and it is pretty low on the index (in the low 50's, I think). It has a great taste and texture. Brown rice pasta is also equally amazing - it tastes identical to regular white pasta. I discovered it a few weeks ago and it was the first time I was able to eat and truly enjoy pasta without feeling sick.

    5. Daniel Carter profile image73
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

      habee, you're a friggin' genius. I love what you do.

      @Mark: I've been living on salads of all kinds, with all kinds of proteins in them. I have high cholesterol and I'm at the exact weight I'm supposed to be. (All genetic, but not on prescrips--hopefully never).

      I think I might binge on chocolate this weekend. I can't white knuckle the rest of my life. I've decided I get one to two cheat meals a week. We'll see how that goes.

      Thanks for the recipe, habee! Yes, write the hub!

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No prescips here either - just need to lose the weight I put on when I quit smoking. sad

        Enjoy the binge. big_smile

        1. Daniel Carter profile image73
          Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          If there were any keywords that Adsense would pay for, I'd hub about the binge. But I don't have the drive for it. Eating sounds more enjoyable.

          You're the determined type. You'll meet your goals. Good for you.

    6. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

      another organic flour that is excellent for baking and gluten free is coconut flour. it is high fiber, high protein and has a mild naturally sweet taste~ so it requires less sweetener with baked items. I don't like to use any sugar, so will usually substitute with local honey.

      habee, I can almost taste your bread. it sounds delicious.

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        Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I do not trust no Splenda! If you cannot eat sugar even in small quantities, put a teaspoon of raw honey, or don't put anything, how hard is that? Why should we substitute one evil thing for another? If you add some crushed nuts into your bread, it will get more flavour. Oil should be canola or olive or sunflower unpasterised if you can get one. In my old country they eat a lot of rye bread, heavy, dark and delicious. M-m-m, I miss it!

     
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