Hopefully you already choose whole grain breads over typical white bread, but have you heard of sprouted grain bread? Sprouted-grain breads are made from wheat kernels that are allowed to sprout and then ground up and baked into bread. Because the kernels are not ground into flour, such breads are often referred to as “flourless.” While the debate on whether sprouted grains are superior to whole grain breads is ongoing [check out this article from the LA Times], there is no question that sprouted grain bread is healthier for you than regular white bread.
[My haute + healthy breakfast: Sunbutter spread on Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted bread + a side of fruit]
However, Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain bread [found in the frozen section of your supermarket] is different than just a sprouted grain bread as it is made from not just wheat sprouts but a variety of sprouts, which provides a complete set of essential amino acids. The company uses its own exclusive sprouting process to grow freshly sprouted and organic grains, which releases vital nutrients, increases protein and decreases calories and carbohydrates. And that’s not all…
Why Ezekiel 4:9 Bread Rocks
+ One slice of Ezekiel 4:9 bread contains 80 calories.
+ Total fat is 0.5 g and there is no saturated fat or trans fat.
+ Sodium content is 75 mg.
+ There are 15 g of carbohydrates in each slice and 3 g of dietary fiber.
+ There are no sugars.
+ Protein totals 4.8 g per slice.
+ No preservatives or sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup.
+ It’s vegan, kosher, non-GMO, and made from organic ingredients.
For all of these reasons I have been crushing on Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain bread as my latest breakfast item and believe it is healthier than regular bread. Keep in mind that it has an earthy flavor [tastes amazing with Sunbutter or PB] and it is more expensive than regular bread. But at 80 calories a slice, no sugars and all essential amino acids I think it is well worth the money for some sprouted grain.