I know some, not all, of us are watching our daily carb intake…So is ZERO CARB BREAD the answer we’ve been praying for?
I’m a little skeptical.
I just gotta know, what do they DO to eliminate the carbs? Is this even real bread?
And the most important question of all…how’s the taste??
First off, I know some of you are already familiar with the concept of baking your own
no-carb bread, CLOUD BREAD!
Cloud bread is, at least in my opinion, the best bread substitute (so yeah, I admit, not bread) because you’re getting a really light, puffy bread (hence cloud).
So, how do ya make it? Here’s a great recipe for making 8 pieces of zero carb bread:
You’ll need 4 eggs. Separate the white and the yolk!!
With the egg white, whisk it with half a TEASPOON of Cream of Tartar (would be too easy to add too much Cream of Tartar, and…yuck…) for a couple minutes.
With your other yolk bowl, mix 1/4 cup of cream cheese with the yolks. THEN fold your yolky mixture into your own egg white mixture, but don’t overmix!
Now you’re ready to bake, babe! 375 F for 20 minutes, but feel free to keep checking the oven a bit earlier depending on whether you’re a fan of crispiness.
Homemade bread (or non-bread…naan bread…get it??) is an AMAZING option if you have the time.
But these options are all very egg heavy, like for another example, keto / zero carb pizza.
One recipe tells you to mix 7 eggs with 7 cups of mozzarella, and then oregano, basil, and garlic powder sprinkled in to taste. Spread it on a cookie sheet (no PAM) and bake at 450 F for 15 minutes.
Optionally take it out of the stove and add toppings now that the consistency has thickened, and then bake for 10 more minutes. Toppings optional, since this is already REALLY cheesy for the cheese-only lovers.
But again, this made me think, OK. Cheese and eggs are great, but there’s gotta be some better options. Whether you’re looking for zero carb bread off the shelf or off Amazon…or you have a dairy allergy…I figured there’s gotta be something out there!
Well, for those with a dairy allergy, cauliflower bread is also an option that I absolutely CANNOT recommend enough! Cauliflower is surprisingly amazing at replacing bread and rice!
But again, what about off the shelf options…?
You’ve got a few I know of: The Great Low Carb Bread Company, ThinSlim Zero Carb Bread, Joseph’s Middle East Bakery, and Queen Street Bakery.
So…no big companies are on board, and you’re certainly not going to find these at Walmart. You can go right to the retailer’s website — for example, Queen Street Bakery’s based out of Canada but you can find their products at some Whole Foods! Or you can order ’em off Netrition.com.
Last but not least, what about TASTE? I don’t want to single out any of these brands as tasting the best, but I will say that I think it’s cool that ThinSlim has both rye and sourdough; Queen Street’s got some cool unique flavors like white bean and grape skin…sounds good for a wine
tasting. Joseph’s has great pita bread made with a lot of oat fiber and flax. Great Low Carb Bread Company is the lowest-carb of all at 1 net carb per serving.
Oops…guess the cat’s out of the bag…
Finding TRUE zero carb bread that also qualifies as real bread (like these companies’ bread) is basically impossible considering the ingredients used!
But I hope I’ve helped you in your journey to either find or make bread (or fake bread’s good too!) that will meet your low-carb and your taste standards…
Both equally important!! 😉
Do you already have a low-or-no carb method that works for you? I’d LOVE to hear about it in the comments below.