A new grain free bread just hit the market: Paleo Bread. Could this be a dream come true for those on a no-grain diet, gluten-free diet, or a low carb diet like the paleo or primal diet?
Well, I’m rather the skeptical type, and for those of you who believe in eating what your ancestors ate – let’s face it, they weren’t baking coconut flour bread. BUT – I also don’t believe in absolutes.This seems like a safe way to indulge a bread craving without all the carbs!
New Grain Free Bread: Coconut or Almond Flour
There’s also a second variety that’s also grain free: almond flour bread. I’ve personally baked with both coconut flour and almond meal, and found them both quite tasty. Each bread has only 6 healthful ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Coconut Flour or Blanched Almond Flour, Egg Whites, Psyllium, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, and Baking Soda. Since Coconut is a fruit, not a nut, Paleo Bread Coconut is both Starch and Nut free.
Both grain free bread varieties are baked in a dedicated gluten free facility, so should be safe for celiacs and others who must (or choose to) avoid all gluten.
These grain free breads just released today, and are currently available online only at http://www.PaleoBread.com. The cost is $7.99 per loaf. There’s a special on 2 day, flat rate shipping at $15 when you buy 6 loaves. As a one-person household, I think it would take me months to eat that much bread – but it does store for 4+ months in the freezer, per the manufacturer. To save on shipping a couple loaves, I may wait until it’s available in stores, unless I can get to their facility in La Jolla (assuming you can purchase it there). I would LOVE to hear from anyone who has tried it!
Why Grain Free Bread Instead of Whole Grain?
Here’s a bit from the PaleoBread website on why you should switch to grain free bread:
When we think of healthy bread, typically we think “whole grain”. This is a common misconception; whole grain does not equal whole health. Not only are the grains themselves more difficult and problematic for our bodies to break down and digest, but the quantities to which they’re incorporated into so many meals and diets pose problems too from an total consumption standpoint.
Unlike what the food pyramid suggests, grains are not necessarily a staple in our diet. Many, many people who have cut them out completely say they have never felt better! Those who have tried it often find the extra pounds are easily shed once they have eliminated grains, whole or not, from their diets. Omitting grains from your diet should not be thought of as deprivation. Do you feel deprived when you feel better? That’s not depriving, that’s supplying! You’re supplying yourself with more energy, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and nourishment.
Lots more info on the site – I recommend you check it out! Please spread the word about this new grain free bread via our sharing buttons – thanks!