I've always found that store bought bread, and pizza from a restaurant, leaves me with a very uncomfortable bloated feeling, and after eating it my weight would usually go up by several pounds. Not sure, but it could be from all the salt they put in their products. Anyways, for years I just avoided eating any kind of bread. I even started baking muffins with almond flour instead of regular flour so I wouldn't feel bloated.
My husband likes bread. He likes having toast and peanut butter for breakfast.
So in the last 2 months we have made a point of baking our own bread each week on our days off. Our recipes are so simple. No eggs, very little butter and the only sugar is 2 tablespoons of honey.
We use 100% whole wheat flour.
For one of the loaves we add in cinnamon and raisins. Yum! The second loaf is for sandwiches so it is just a whole wheat loaf.
I find that my body easily digests the bread that we make. My husband finds that he can eat this bread, and unlike store bought bread, it doesn't spike his blood sugar levels.
Last Friday night we decided to try making homemade 100% whole wheat pizza. We have made pizza dough several times before and we were never happy with the outcome. This time it turned out perfect and I am sure we will make it again.
I discovered this whole wheat cook book and I'm looking forward to making our own bake goods with some of these recipes. I enjoy doing my own baking when it comes to breads and treats. For one, it is very economical, and second I know that I am using good ingredients with no preservatives to increase shelf life.
If you enjoy baking you can easily download this Whole Wheat Cookbook and give the recipes a try.