The Truth About Bread (Will Surprise You)

gluetn1For many of us, bread is the ultimate comfort food.  Few culinary pleasures are quite as enjoyable as a flaky croissant with melted butter… fluffy biscuits and sausage in the morning… or fresh garlic bread dipped in a warm tomato sauce.

But there are a lot questions as to where bread fits in a healthy diet, and many of us following the Paleo lifestyle have (reluctantly) abandoned bread entirely.

Can there even be such a thing as “Paleo Bread?”  Read on.

Staff of Life or Nutritional Nightmare?

On one hand we’ve been told that it is the very “staff of life.” On the other, we’ve been told that the ingredients in bread are major contributors to disease and obesity.

So, what is the truth?

If you want to find out the truth about bread then you’ll definitely want to read an article I found for you by Kelley Herring.  She exposes five lies you’ve been told about bread (#5 will definitely surprise you).

Kelley has a background in nutritional biochemistry, but she is also an expert chef and recipe creator. I promise that you have never heard a perspective on bread quite like hers before.

If you enjoy this ultimate comfort food (but don’t want to destroy your health) you do NOT want to miss what Kelley has to say about bread as well as the healthy solution she provides.

Click here to learn the TRUTH about bread.

By the way, if you believe you’re making a healthier choice by choosing “gluten-free” bread or other gluten-free products, you will definitely want to review Kelley’s information.

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Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Halloween is coming, which means that those of us who are following the paleo lifestyle are required to prepare paleo pumpkin muffins ;-)

If you don’t have a recipe handy, here’s one for you that I found on the Gluten-Free Homemaker website that looks good:

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins Recipe from glutenfreehomemaker.com

Enjoy!

Paleo Snack – Banana Chips

Pre-Soak

Pre-Soak

I know, being a paleoista, you’re not even thinking about eating potato chips or candy bars – right?

Good. Hey, don’t worry. You don’t have to suffer or crave a little something sweet. Try this recipe for paleo banana chips for a tasty paleo snack.

Before we launch into the recipe, a few words about turmeric.  Many of you may not be familiar with this spice, typically associated with Asian cooking.  It is believed to have significant health benefits, which include:

  • Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Turmeric may help prevent diabetes
  • Turmeric may positively affect body composition
  • Turmeric may improve brain health

Pretty impressive.  Here are a few links to Mark Sisson’s website and Dr. Mercola’s website if you’d like a more in-depth discussion of the beneficial qualities of turmeric:

Turmeric: A Spice For Life

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric Compound Boosts Brain Health

Ingredients:

Preparation:

Frying Bananas

Frying Bananas

  1.  Peel the bananas and slice them about 1/8 of an inch thick, I recommend making them even a little thinner
  2. Sprinkle a little turmeric and salt into a bowl of ice water
  3. Soak the banana slices in the bowl of ice water for roughly 10 minutes
  4. Remove the banana slices from the bowl and place them on a paper towel
  5. Allow the banana slices to dry off a little
  6. While the banana slices are drying, preheat the butter in a skillet
  7. When the butter is hot, cook small batches of the banana slices for about 2 minutes per side just until they are crispy (the time it takes will be dependent upon the thickness of the slices.  Go thin)
  8. Remove the cooked chips from the skillet, sprinkle on a little sea salt and allow to cool on a paper towel
  9. Dig in!

Enjoy!