Paleo bread is possible thanks to this delicious recipe.
"Help, I'm eating so much avocado toast," is a real Slack message I sent to one of my coworkers the other day. I had gone to Trader Joe's while hungry, and bought a loaf of bread—a rare occurrence for me, since I typically follow a grain-free lifestyle. But on the other hand, bread is delicious, especially with avocado on top. I miss it in my everyday life.
Thankfully, I can now have my toast and eat it too with this grain-free, inflammation-fighting Paleo bread recipe, courtesy of chefs Mia Rigden and Jenny Dorsey. "To enjoy Paleo bread, you don't have to be a hardcore Paleo person," Rigden says on the latest episode of Well+Good's Alt-Baking Bootcamp series. "What I like about it is you're getting some protein and there aren't any refined carbohydrates or grains that are going to spike your blood sugar levels."
Beyond being gluten-free, the Paleo bread they make has some major health benefits. One of the key ingredients to get the alt-flour mixture right is flaxseed. "Ground flaxseeds, and flaxseeds in general, are super high in fiber which is great for your digestion," Rigden explains. "It also helps to keep us full and it's a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are highly anti-inflammatory." So not only are you avoiding potentially inflammatory substances, you're upping the ante by incorporating an ingredient that fights back against inflammation. Sign me up!
Watch the video above for the recipe, and get ready to take your avocado toast to the next level. (Updating your coworkers on the amount of toast you have consumed not required.)
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