Oh, for the Love of Bread!

Bread & Butter

Happiness - thy name was fresh baked bread slathered with sweet cream butter

I love bread.  All kinds of bread.  I don’t discriminate.

I especially love warm loaves of bread that smell delicious and taste even better.  Pieces of bread that are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.

I yearn for the good ole days when I didn’t pay attention to how many carbs a piece of bread contains or how much fat is in a thick pat of butter.

I’m older and wiser.  My dream of eating an infinite number of loaves of bread with impunity is long gone.  I know just how empty the nutritional value of bread is.  Rather, the LACK of nutritional value.

With that knowledge comes a recognition that bread is an indulgence versus a necessary daily staple food.  Lots of bread-based carbs and butter-based fats just aren’t healthy.

So sad…so unfair!

Fortunately, I discovered a great alternative to traditional and light sandwich bread.

All hail the Flatout!

Flatout Package

Honey Wheat Flatout - One of Many Different Flavors

I can’t really take credit for discovering the product.  My nutritionist recommended Flatouts as a substitute for sandwich bread.

Instead of empty calories and too many wasteful carbs, this good-sized wrap offers more fiber,  no saturated fat, and whole grains (healthier carbs!) to boot.

Most importantly, they’re very tasty and somewhat large.  They accommodate a lot of sandwich meat (gotta get the lean protein packed in) and lots of accessory foods (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc).

Flatout Measurement

Big Ole Wrap (Flatout Original Light)

Flatout Traditionals offer a lot of flavors, such as:

There’s also Flatout Healthy Grains, including:

Flatout Sandwich

Turkey, Tomato, and Tzatziki Wrap (one of my "get more lean white protein into my diet" sandwich)

To reduce the number of calories a little more, try Flatout Light flavors like:

As if those aren’t enough options, there are also Flatout Minis with only 70 calories – equal to a lot of much less healthy light breads – and Flatout Foldits (also recommended by Hungry Girl).

Flatouts and Foldits aren’t just for sandwiches.  In fact, there are lots of healthy recipes on the Flatout website for flatbread pizzas, wraps, quesadillas, crackers, and more.  There are sweet and savory appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts to try.

You can find the Flatouts and Foldits at most grocery stores.  We find the largest variety at  Stop & Shop.

So, if you’re carb and health conscious, give Flatouts a try and let me know what you think.

Munch on, my friends!

Photo Credits
~ Bread & butter courtesy of jeffreyw via CC
~ Other photos by TisBarbara

About Barbara

Married to Greg, the nicest Greek man in the world. No kids - just two hyperactive Maine Coon cats - Griffin and Harper. Independent consultant. News and political junkie. Diehard social progressive. Movie lover. Book reader. Blog writer. Overweight. Underpaid. Open-minded about everything except closed-minded folks. Occasionally witty. Sometimes wise. Always wise-ass.
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1 Response to Oh, for the Love of Bread!

  1. sweetopiagirl says:

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

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