On the few occasions I do eat bread, I eat Pepperidge Farms Very Thin brand. It has a nice density, toasts up well, and is just about exactly the size of a slice of processed cheese (which I try to avoid, too!). It comes in white or wheat. A "serving" is 3 slices. I've cut-n-pasted the nutrition info here from my Tracker, but remember to divide it in 3 if you just have one slice... (I hope the formatting works!)
Nutrition Facts bread, Pepperidge Farm Very Thin White (3 slices) Serving Size: 1 serving Amount Per Serving Calories, 120.0 Total Fat, 1.0 g Saturated Fat, 0.0 g Polyunsaturated Fat, 0.5 g Monounsaturated Fat, 0.0 g Cholesterol, 0.0 mg Sodium, 230.0 mg Potassium, 0.0 mg Total Carbohydrate, 24.0 g Dietary Fiber, 1.0 g Sugars, 2.0 g Protein, 4.0 g
Nutrition Facts bread, Pepperidge Farm Very Thin Wheat (3 slices) Serving Size: 1 serving Amount Per Serving Calories, 110.0 Total Fa,t 2.0 g Saturated Fat, 0.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat, 1.0 g Monounsaturated Fat, 0.0 g Cholesterol, 0.0 mg Sodium, 160.0 mg Potassium, 0.0 mg Total Carbohydrate, 20.0 g Dietary Fiber, 3.0 g Sugars, 3.0 g Protein, 4.0 g
Ezeikiel bread is delicious and filled with grains, and if you find that it spoils quickly, it's because it has no preservatives. This bread is usually found in the freezer compartment of most stores that carry it, and you should keep it refrigerated if not in the freezer (taking out as many slices as you need at a time). That will alleviate the quick spoilage and fermentation of the grains.
I also find that some grained breads from Costco are just as tasty and offer just as much nutrition as Ezeikiel. I still keep them in my freezer for freshness.
If you mean white bread as being the "regular" bread in your question, there's a huge difference. Any type of bread with nuts and grains seem to offer a lot more (nutrition and fiber-wise) than white bread. I'll admit, however, white bread is hard to beat when it comes to peanut butter sandwiches and bologna sandwiches.
It's not available where I live, so I've never tasted it. Even if it was available, it would come down to a decision based on taste / health benefits / cost. If it didn't taste good, doesn't matter how healthy or cheap it is. If it tastes okay but it's not *that* much healthier than whole grain "regular" bread, it wouldn't be worth the extra cost (to me). And if it's super pricey ... I don't want to bust the budget over bread. We don't eat anywhere near as much bread as we used to so I routinely freeze half of what I buy, so it doesn't go moldy.
Ezeikiel bread is sold at Whole Foods and I think Trader Joes. I think it is wonderful. The only problem I have experienced is it seems to go bad quickly. I don't eat a lot of bread so one loaf lasts me a long time. Even if I freeze it, I find mold on it. There are several variety's and I buy the one with the lowest carbs and highest fiber. Its yummy.
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The only Ezekiel bread I've heard of is when Ezekiel baked his bread on cow poo. (Ezekiel chapter 4) Is that what you mean?
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What is Ezeikiel bread? I'm sure I have never had it. I love bread. I usually eat lite bread but I am not afraid to occassionally eat white bread or regular hamburger buns. In moderation, I believe grains and bread are good for most of us.
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Ezeikiel Bread is delicious. I just love the crunch all the added grains give it... For me its all about content of what you are consuming. Its full of amazing stuff that I wouldnt normally incorporate into my diet so I enjoy it!
To me, bread is bread is bread. Grains are no good for me.
I have some recipes for coconut flour bread, or almond flour bread... I've heard of other flours than wheat, but so far my temptations lean toward the first two. I did make some "Oopsie Rolls" not long ago, and although it's not truly "bread," it certainly did fill a void for me - since I love burgers and sandwiches and am just about fed up with wraps!
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