Toasting your New Year, New You promise.
Healthy breads make the perfect breakfast to set you up for the day.
It is time to ditch the old white sliced loaf and opt for a healthier and tastier range of exciting breads.
Have you ever noticed just how great your local supermarket smells? It is because research shows that the smell of freshly baked bread is one of the most enjoyable and enticing aromas there is. So why oh why oh why do you always choose a boring, tasteless, mass produced white sliced loaf for your breakfast? You are clearly missing out on a great start to the day.
After a season of indulgence, it is not unusual to want to shed a couple of inches from our waistlines with a New Year’s resolution that promises a healthier you in 2013. But, quite often you can feel a bit overwhelmed when you start to realise the size of the project you have set yourself. The chances are that by the end of the second week in January, your resolve is already beginning to wane. Many lifestyle coaches will advise you to just try and change one thing at a time. In this case, let’s concentrate on the most important meal of the day... breakfast. Instead of throwing down a couple of slices of toast as you dash out the door, try having an extra ten minutes to really enjoy the start to your day.
A modern bread maker has a large choice of programs that will mix and bake an impressive range of bread types, creating your own home artisan bakery... while you are still asleep. So you no longer need to rush a stale slice of plasticky toast when you could be indulging in a home baked seeded loaf or this year’s healthy choice, Spelt loaf. The latest ranges of toasters will allow you to perfectly toast pretty much any shape of slice. Just imagine what a good mood you’ll start every day in when you wake up to the sumptuous aroma of homemade bread each morning.
There’s another good reason for changing the bread you are toasting every day. Just one slice of average bread will set you back around 100 calories against your daily recommended amount (2,000 calories for women and 2,500 for men). That might sound like you can get away with about 20 slices a day but the reality is that bread contains an absolute ton of carbs (the scourge of the spare tyre). The way to get more out of your bread without adding more to you middle is to concentrate on the ingredients that go in it... less salt, less sugar and more unrefined flour (in other words, wholegrain rather than white flour).
Eating your carbs for breakfast is the best way to control your daily calorie intake according to the experts because it gives your body time to burn the calories off throughout the day. So, don’t snatch a wasted breakfast on the hoof when you could be enjoying a beautiful slice of toasted homemade fruit loaf or seeded granary bread.
Companies likeMorphy Richards have noticed that many more people are not merely buying the classic kettle and toaster sets but are actually buying the modern 2 and 4 slice toasters along with a home breadmaker. It is particularly important for Mum’s who want to control precisely what is going into their children’s food.
So, for 2013, the best advice is to reject the old white sliced loaf and opt for a healthier home baked fresh wholegrain loaf toasted to perfection every single morning.
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