Healthy Gal: Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day!

September 12, 2010

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day!

Guess who is here to visit us today? Healthy Gal!!! YAY!! For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you already know that staying fit and healthy is one of my lifetime goals. It makes me feel better, have more energy to keep up with my kids, and in turn gives me self confidence!

When I talk to some of my friends about “eating healthy” or “going on a diet” they seem to think that means you can’t have any carbs! First, I want to say that I believe that everyone is on a “diet” because a diet is just the way you eat. It’s up to you if you choose to have a healthy diet or not. Now, about the carbs. If you look at our food pyramid (you know…the one we all learned about in health class in school) it includes carbs, right? I also learned through Weight Watchers that it is important to eat healthy carbs as a part of a healthy balanced diet. So what are healthy carbs? They are unrefined foods like whole wheat pasta, brown rice, oats, and wholegrain bread! I LOVE BREAD!! Since I love bread so much and it was so expensive to buy wholegrain or whole weat bread in the grocery stores….I set out on a mission to find a more frugal way of getting this healthy bread that didn’t take a long time to make. While looking around on YouTube one day I saw this video on Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day!

I absolutely LOVE the recipes and seriously, they are super easy! Literally, you just toss the ingredients into a plastic container, mix quickly, and pop a lid on and in a few hours your dough is ready to bake.

That dough in my tub literally took me only 5 min. to prepare and two hours later my dough was ready. I pulled some of it out, shaped it and baked it! That’s it!! I ended up with this beautiful, warm, tasty and nutritious loaf of bread:

My kids love this bread and the way it makes the house smell and I love that it costs pennies per loaf to make and that my family is getting truly nutiritional bread that is a part of a healthy balanced diet! If you are looking for an inexpensive way to bring healthy breads, rolls, and muffins to your family’s table I highly recommend this book! There are recipes for whole grains, vegan, gluten-free, and even recipes that help reduce cholesterol.

There you have it! Healthy Gal’s frugalicious healthy tip….stay tuned next week when we will talk about how to use a recipe in this book to make low fat, whole wheat pizzas that the whole family will enjoy!

Amazon has the hard cover book Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day on sale for $18.47 right now. (That’s 34% OFF!), but this book will SAVE you tons on bread!!

*Disclaimer: Never start a new exercise/diet regimen without consulting your Dr. first.
*Copywright: This is an original series developed and written by Coupon Gal.

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1 Jaycie September 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Hi Healthy Gal!

So glad to see your posting up! You convinced me to check out the book from my library and try out some recipes. Course, I’m a slob in the kitchen. I should probably buy it. LOL.

I was wondering the same thing as Mercedes–never seen a bucket like that. We don’t have a Smart & Final by us. I’ll have to keep my eyes open. :)

Jaycie

2 Coupon Gal September 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Hi Mercedes!

I got that plastic container in a set of two at Smart & Final for $9.99. We cure olives every year in them and I thought it would be great to use for the dough too. I even keep it stored in the container in the refridgerator. They work great!

Thanks for reading my posting :) I hope you are doing great!

Christy

3 Mercedes September 13, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Hi Christy!

Where did you get the plastic container where you keep the dough? I have this book and want to try to make them but am stumped on getting the pladtic container for the dough.

Mercedes

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