The Best Bread for You
The Best Bread for You
Forget what we’ve been led to believe. You don’t have to compromise taste when you reach for a slice. You can have it all — healthy bread that’s nutritious and delicious! Whole grains, small batches, fermentation, no GMOs or preservatives mean you can enjoy good-tasting bread with bold flavour every day.
There’s one word for the bread aisle at the grocery store — overwhelming. You’re trying to make the right choices and pick up healthy foods for you and your family, but walking down this aisle at the grocery store can be overwhelming. You can choose from white bread to whole wheat, and from rye to sourdough loaves. So many claim to be wholesome but it’s not easy to find the best ones and make the right choices, especially now that we’re more health-conscious than ever!
When choosing the right loaf of bread for you and your family, there are a few things to be aware of. Here’s what to look for (and what to avoid) when choosing the right loaf of bread for you and your family.
First of All: Good Taste
Here’s the deal. If it doesn’t taste good, no one wants to eat it. And don’t be afraid to experiment with flavour. This delicious, slow crafted wholesome bread with bold flavour, Stonemill Bakehouse’s Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt is back for good. Each loaf is made with real pieces of roasted garlic and a hint of sea salt, for a scrumptious option any time of day. Bonus: It’s vegan, with no added fats or dairy, no artificial colours or preservatives, and a source of eight essential nutrients. So you can feel good about enjoying a classic ham-and-cheese, roast beef or an egg salad sandwich.
Go for healthy loaves
Truth, bread is a nutritional powerhouse, but some breads are better than others. Look for bread that’s made with organic whole grains, and choose a loaf made with a variety of grains like wheat, rye, oats and barley, for essential nutrients like carbs, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals to satisfy your hunger and keep your body fueled for good health.
Carbs have been maligned for years, but your body needs them. In fact, every cell in your body needs the energy that carbs provide to function. Additionally, whole grain bread, which packs fibre into every bite, helps to support our gut microbes, which reinforces our immune system. One more thing: Remember to always read the nutrition labels to see exactly what’s in the loaf of bread you’re buying.
All about fermentation
One of the big buzzwords floating around health news now is fermentation, and foods that are fermented (i.e., yogurt, sauerkraut, bread made with fermented dough) can help with everything from digestion and maintaining body weight to our mental and heart health. Stonemill allows the dough to ferment for up to 12 hours, unlike other bakeries that use additives to speed up the process. Sure, it’s faster to produce, but it really can’t compare to the flavour that comes from natural fermentation.
Bread that’s made with naturally fermented dough, the way bread used to be made, naturally tastes better. When microorganisms like yeast and bacteria are given time to rest and ferment, the carbs, such as starch and sugar, are turned into alcohol or acids that dissipate during baking. That process is what gives the dough its distinct delicious flavour, texture and aroma. It also acts as a natural preservative, keeping Stonemill bread soft and fresh for longer, with no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours.
Not Your Average Avocado Toast
Our love affair with avocado toast was popularized on social media — and with good reason. After all, what’s not to love? Creamy avocado on a flavourful slice of toast: easy and darn tasty. With heart-healthy unsaturated fats and a good amount of fibre from the avocado, it’s healthy, that’s for sure. But if you want an elevated avocado toast that’s good enough for weekend brunch with friends or family, try this one. Developed by Joy McCarthy, cookbook author and the founder of JoyousHealth.com, who’s always looking to make healthy changes in her life and helping others to do the same, it’s a winner. With sautéed spinach, scrambled egg, smashed avocado, Malden sea salt and cherry tomatoes, this avocado toast is irresistibly yummy when you make it with Stonemill Bakehouse’s Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt bread. Watch the video and see for yourself how easy it is to make a healthy and delicious breakfast or brunch.
☐ 2 slices of Stonemill Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt
☐ 1 small avocado, mashed or sliced
☐ 1 tbsp butter or ghee
☐ 2 large eggs, whisked
☐ 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
☐ 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
☐ 1 cup loosely packed spinach or kale, chopped
☐ 1/2 tsp garlic powder or fresh garlic minced
☐ 1 tsp nutritional yeast
☐ Pinch of Maldon sea salt and black pepper to taste
1. In a small fry pan, melt butter or ghee on medium heat. Add 2 eggs and scramble. Set aside once done.
2. Meanwhile, toast two pieces of Stonemill Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt bread.
3. In the same pan, add olive oil. Next, add spinach and cherry tomatoes. Add garlic powder or fresh garlic and lightly sautéed spinach and cherry tomatoes until the spinach is wilted and the tomatoes are warm.
4. Divide the mashed avocado between two pieces of toast. Top with eggs, warmed spinach mixture, then sprinkle with nutritional yeast and sea salt and pepper.