Gramma Jackie wrote:
You've explained perfectly Katherine, thanks so much! As my husband and I have already reached our maintenance weight, I won't worry about the bread either. And mentioning ground things, I've just discovered chickpea flour so I'll be playing around with that in the near future. In case anyone is interested, here is a delicious looking recipe for your contemplation http://foodandspice.blogspot.com/2011/12/chickpea-flour-pissaladieres-with.html
I really hate playing food cop, but the recipe your shared contains oil and eggs. Those are never allowed on either of the McDougall programs. It would actually be better for you to eat bread that doesn't contain oil or eggs.
You could omit the oil and use Ener-G egg substitute for the egg whites. Chickpea flour pancakes like these are beans not grains, if that matters. They will probably be a bit higher in protein than plain wheat bread, a little lower in carbohydrate. I've made variations of these pancake/crepe/dosa/whatever you want to call them things with chickpea and various flours. You can also do socca in the oven. http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2009/07/re ... ckpea.html http://www.tamaraduker.com/2009/07/fun- ... pea-flour/
My go-to bread of late has been California sourdough. I've also been eating pitas more often since Christmas. The sourdough is made without oil. The pita I bought most recently isn't and has 1g fat per serving (1/2 pita). How much of that fat gram is from the oil, and how much is actually from the whole grain, I don't know. If I were going to live off nothing but pita, I might worry about it.
This is the pita I bought recently at Walmart. http://stonefire.com/our-flatbreads/pita/whole-grain/
I figure 1 serving (1/2 pita) is like eating two slices of bread, or at least 1 1/2 slices. I don't eat pita all the time. It's a now and then purchase. I do think this might be the best tasting pita bread I've ever bought, though. I've never tried to make my own pita. Anyone here have success with that and have a recipe to share?
If you're like me, and your package of pitas go bad before you eat them, cut them all in half and freeze them. Then when you want a pita, pull it out and throw it in the toaster. The toaster poofs the pita half open, making it easier to fill.