Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Following my recent thoughts on changing my diet (
I am experimenting with different breads.

Today I opted for a sandwich of sliced sunflower bread with ham, spinach and mayonnaise.

The main problem with using this as my always-bread would be the cost. The "loaf" I bought cost 90p for 8 slices. I do not really eat a huge amount of bread, but as a family really struggling for money - and with the rest of the family still eating the cheapest bread I can get (usually the Tesco Value 45p wholemeal) could I justify spending extra on myself?

Probably not if I am honest. Still, as an experiment it's acceptable in the 'one-offs' category.

I am not so sure the numbers make it worthwhile either. 2 slices are 125g - the 'per 100g' numbers for this bread are:
6.6g protein
31.1g carbs
6.1g fat

And that is quite literally all she wrote... there is nothing more than that on the nutrition panel.

It didn't taste particularly salty, but then it's packed solid with seeds so they were the overriding flavour - and there is the thing.

I didn't taste spinach or ham - didn't feel the texture of them either. I may as well have just eaten the slice of bread.

And eating it was quite a laborious exercise too - to the extent that I may even log it as today's cardio!

I don't think it's a sustainable long term option if I am honest.

The very vagueness of it's nutritional data makes it impossible to track anyway - plus I like to taste every element of a sandwich.

The experiment continues I guess.

Feel free to suggest any bready alternatives - in the meantime I will make up a batch of tortilla wraps so I at least have something that isn't quite bread.
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