These hearty, superfood-packed sourdough recipes are sure to please your palate.
Sourdough bread may look like a typical loaf of starchy goodness, but it's far more special than that! And that's because a high-quality sourdough contains a genus of bacteria called Lactobacilli. Lactobacilli are basically gluten's kryptonite, as they decrease the amount of gluten that lives in the dough. This means that those with gluten sensitivities may be able to bite into a slice in without fear. Pretty great news, right?
If you're interested it giving sourdough a try, you're in luck! We've tracked down a super easy recipe so you can learn how to create a basic loaf right at home. We also pulled together some tasty uses for sourdough so you get creative with your freshly baked bread. And if you're looking for even more ways to lose weight and stay healthy without giving up carbs, don't miss our report, 20 Secrets for Eating Bread Without Getting Fat.
Spelt Sourdough Bread
Nutrition: 260 calories, 1.4 g fat, 585 mg sodium, 55.9 g carbs, 9.1 g fiber, 1.8 g sugar, 10.3 g protein.
Back to the basics! Sort of. This recipe for your classic loaf of sourdough bread substitutes the commonly used (and always processed) white flour with wholesome spelt flour. Proven to be more easily digestible to those with yeast allergies, this cousin to wheat is also a potent source of dietary fiber. This means it will help keep you satiated—long after lunchtime is though. If you're a bread lover who's looking to trim down, this is the perfect recipe for you.
Note: This recipe uses grams rather than cups or ounces. To make things a little easier while you're baking, check out this handy metric conversion calculator.
Get the recipe from Little Upside Down Cake.
Autumn Avocado Toast
Nutrition per slice: 375 calories, 51.2 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, 787 mg sodium, 66.1 g carbs, 18.5 g fiber, 9.6 g sugars, 16 g protein (calculated without honey and with 1 tablespoon of gorgonzola cheese)
This potassium-heavy breakfast brings together avocado and walnuts to make for a filling a.m. treat. Along with waist-whittling healthy fats, this dish serves up tons of heart-healthy fiber. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, a light drizzle of honey will perfectly round out this hearty toast.
Get the recipe from How Sweet It Is.
Tomato Bread Soup
Nutrition: 340 calories, 17 g fat, 5.6 g saturated fat, 424 mg sodium, 38 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 16 g sugar, 13 g protein
Looking for a nutritious and tasty twist on an American classic? With the help of this recipe, you can ditch the boring ingredients found in a typical tomato soup. Just throw in a few cubes of sourdough bread (a healthy alternative to croutons) and sprinkle with your favorite cheese. This vitamin C-loaded dish is sure to boost your immune system and cure your hunger. The only downside? Once you bite into soup-soaked sourdough cubes, you'll never be able to enjoy tomato soup without them, again.
Get the recipe from The Wednesday Chef.