National Bread Month
Did you know that November is National Bread Month? Until recently, I didn’t even know this existed, but I am glad it does. I am a lover of breads in a variety of forms. There is just nothing quite like the smell and taste of a loaf of freshly baked bread! Even just typing this makes my mouth water.
I am the type of person that cannot go on a no-carb diet because I would just die without my breads! I wouldn’t say that I need to have bread at every meal, but there are definitely some dinners where a loaf of french bread, or something similar, compliments the meal well. Then there are always bread bowls, to hold my soup during the cold months of the year. Oh yum!
When preparing my kids’ lunches for school, and at home, there is nothing I fix more than sandwiches. In fact, my girlfriends and I often pick up a gourmet deli sandwich from the store, and have lunch together, at each other’s houses. What would a sandwich be without bread? Bread is the most important ingredient in making a healthy and delicious sandwich; it is the foundation of a great meal any time of day. This year actually marks the 250th anniversary of the sandwich. I had no idea – did you? There are many reasons why I love sandwiches. The kind of sandwiches that my kids enjoy can be slapped together so quickly, and with little cost, that it just makes preparing lunch a breeze! Sandwiches are one of the easiest, most versatile and convenient ways to make a healthy meal for individuals or families. My kids rarely turn down a good ol’ PB&J sandwich in their lunch box! We can’t forget about a delicious grilled cheese sandwich served with warm tomato soup, on a cool night!
Aside from the fact that bread is just so irresistible to eat, the complex carbohydrates in bread and other grain-based foods provide lasting energy the human body needs on a daily basis. This is another reason I couldn’t do a no-carb diet!
Sometimes I run out of fun sandwich ideas, but I’ve gotten some help from Celebrity Chef Bryan Voltaggio. He has created some delicious recipe creations, worth checking out.
A sandwich that I quite enjoy is the Double Stuffed Grilled Cheese. It has so many great ingredients in it, and really fills me up, as well as tickle my taste buds.
Be sure to check out the National Bread Month fact sheet to learn more about the benefits of whole and enriched grains. These are so important to include in your diet, for a variety of reasons.
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