I love bread. I always have. Not the wheat breads…nor the ones made to look like whole grain bread. Neither do I like the crumbly kind. Bread has to have a drawy agege-bread kinda consistency (Naija folk will get this)…with one caveat. It has got to be fresh for me to eat AND enjoy it. Like same day freshness.
Yeah, I know the drill about white bread and carbs. I also do know that wisdom is what is paramount. Like I tell my clients…it is not the food that is the enemy but how you eat the food that counts. You can literally eat anything you like. Eating shouldn’t be a bore nor a sort of punishment for choosing a healthier life option. Just watch your carb portions, mix them up with healthy options and take note of WHEN you eat them. Trust me, my clients are not complaining. They are happy and do not have a love-hate relationshp with food that a lot of dieters have.
As you can see in the featured image, there is a medley of veggies on the dish accompanying the bread.
Anyway, back to the purpose of the post.
It is not always practical to exhaust a loaf of bread in one day in my home. Usually, it lasts into the following day.
So what does a bread lover like me who doesnt like day old bread do? Well, I will share my tips and tricks with you.
- I keep it in the fridge or freezer same day to retain its straight-from-the-bakery freshness
- I make toasts
Yup. That is all.
In this pic are 2 types of toast. 1 slice of pan fried and another of french.
RECIPE FOR PAN FRIED
take a slice of bread, butter both sides and fry in a heated pan. Flip to the other side and brown it the way you like.
(TIP: I love cinnamon, so I mix the butter with cinnamon before buttering…yum! You can add spices of your choice…another fave is nutmeg)
RECIPE FOR FRENCH TOAST
Well, in this particular recipe I used 4 eggs, a tin of evaporated milk, cinnamon (duh), as I was cooking for a family of 5.
After whisking everything together, I dip slices of bread in it, ensuring its soaked through, then fry in a moderately heated pan with a tablespoon of oil. Again…let it brown to your choice
(TIP: if the slices are too thin, the bread will fall apart before they can be transferred to the pan. So, ensure they are thick enough)
Of course, if you over indulge in this type of meal, you will be worsening your wellness journey. Notice, I had just 2 slices? And the rich mix of veggies and omelette fried in half a teaspoon of oil?
For the veggies medley,
What I did was dice up cucumbers, lettuce and grated beetroot with some choppings of fried sausages. And just mix it all together. My family loved it, especially my kids as they kept asking for more. I also think its a nice way to get fussy children to eat their veggies.
So, if you are like me…and you dont like day old bread…I hope you find my tips and tricks helpful.
Also, let me share my tip about bread. If you are a bread lover and you are being forced not to eat (due to a chosen diet not for medical reasons)…relax! Whether white or brown, sweet or sweetened; just like with everything else…eat in moderation and according to your body needs. Accompany it with loads of veggies, proteins and fruits. Best to eat it earlier in the day and avoid late night bingeing or close to your bedtime
If you are not a bread lover fine. This post is not for you. lols
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