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replacing bread

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 06, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Hi

I have always struggled with a bit of a belly (despite running almost daily) and often suffer from bloating - so I like the idea of the Paleo food diet.

One of things that makes life easy is the convenience of bread sliced as a sandwich - then filled with whatever.

What alternatives have you come across to make a sandwich

Is there a vegetable or ? alternative that is Paleo?

Cheers Joe

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on August 07, 2013
at 06:55 PM

so good for a number of reasons, either. Apart from that, the cauliflowers, mushrooms and rest do honestly sound delicious.

1f9b52f29960095986234231d91e1967

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on August 07, 2013
at 06:54 PM

These suggestions all sound delicious. There is some debate/controversy/experience, especially re: weight loss, though, regarding "Paleo" flours having similar digestive upset qualities to other "grains"/"flours". And, "calories-in, calories-out" is very incomplete at best and extremely off/misleading at worst. Most if not all weight loss I've seen comes from healthiness and satiety from eating, and not, specifically from restricting "calories". Though, perhaps carbohydrate restriction is quite common. That said, eating far too much past the point of satiety and energy needs is possibly not

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on August 07, 2013
at 01:11 PM

Tell more about what you are eating. It sounds like the root of the question is how to get rid of the belly, and you think getting rid of the bread will do it. It will help but that might not be the only fix. Try doing some sprints and HIIT instead of your cortisol inducing running.

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on August 07, 2013
at 05:03 AM

i like this option, you want a BLT, well -200 cal worth of bread you get to a another slice of bacon and a avocado. try to tell me two slices of bread are better than extra bacon and avocado.

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on August 06, 2013
at 11:57 PM

you can do the lettuce wrap thing -- http://balancedbites.com/2011/05/15-delicious-lettuce-wrap-ideas.html

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37cc142fbb183f2758ef723a192e7a9d

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on August 07, 2013
at 12:51 AM

Don't replace the sandwich, just use it's fillings as a salad. And have more of it.

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on August 07, 2013
at 05:03 AM

i like this option, you want a BLT, well -200 cal worth of bread you get to a another slice of bacon and a avocado. try to tell me two slices of bread are better than extra bacon and avocado.

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on August 07, 2013
at 12:15 AM

Try an "un-sandwich". Just put the fillings in a container (hopefully one NOT made of plastic) and eat them with a fork, spoon, or fingers. Dip veggies in the filling.

I often use slices of meat to wrap other things. Almost anything tastes great wrapped around a slice of avocado!

You can also wrap things in large lettuce leaves, sushi nori, or various paleo wraps (lots of recipes floating about, usually with flax meal or coconut flour--some commercial varieties).

I'm a big fan of bento style boxes for lunch. It's easy to carry food in partitioned containers and eat it neatly. Everything is washable so I'm not using plastic at all. I can bring a variety of things. Today in my bento I had half an avocado, some cheese (I eat dairy), almonds, a sliced heirloom tomato, and some oil and vinegar dressing to dip things. Pre-paleo/primal this would have been a cheese, tomato and avocado sandwich.

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on August 07, 2013
at 12:28 PM

Don't replace the bread, replace the sandwich altogether. Take what you put in your cold sandwich make a salad out of it. Want some carbs? Toss in some boiled potatoes.

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on August 07, 2013
at 11:41 AM

You can use portabella mushrooms to replace buns, I like to slightly bake them of heat them in a pan not too much though coz then they will be watery and for this same reason especially don't salt them before/during cooking them.

I also use endive leaves and call them boats, I arrange them in a tray and fill them with whatever stuffing I want.

If you do dairy and nut butters you can slice a pear or a not-so-sweet apple and spread the nut butter on top. Pears, Gruy??re and walnuts are a fantastic combination IMO.

You can grill vertical sections/slices of cauliflower, the floret will stay intact and attached to the stem this way.. grill lightly and sprinkle some ground cumin and black pepper to taste (good when doing a BBQ and with steak)

If you have some extra calories (yeah I know I mentioned the C word) to spend then you can make muffin/bread or tortilla/cr??pe -like replacements (1 egg, 2 tbsp coconut flour, 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 (or more) water. Muffin: mix ingredients well in a mug and microwave for 2-3 minutes (you can use baking powder but I find the egg and the heat are enough for the fluff). The tortilla/cr??pe batter should be more liquid so add more water.. it's best to use a non-stick pan.. you can find a ton of recipes online

@gilb: I like "soaking up the sauce of a stew, or the mixture of oil..." with bread too, so I use fresh mushrooms instead (the small ones, esp. the brown variety, a.k.a champignon de Paris), they're almost tasteless when uncooked and they absorb liquids like a sponge!

1f9b52f29960095986234231d91e1967

(529)

on August 07, 2013
at 06:54 PM

These suggestions all sound delicious. There is some debate/controversy/experience, especially re: weight loss, though, regarding "Paleo" flours having similar digestive upset qualities to other "grains"/"flours". And, "calories-in, calories-out" is very incomplete at best and extremely off/misleading at worst. Most if not all weight loss I've seen comes from healthiness and satiety from eating, and not, specifically from restricting "calories". Though, perhaps carbohydrate restriction is quite common. That said, eating far too much past the point of satiety and energy needs is possibly not

1f9b52f29960095986234231d91e1967

(529)

on August 07, 2013
at 06:55 PM

so good for a number of reasons, either. Apart from that, the cauliflowers, mushrooms and rest do honestly sound delicious.

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on August 07, 2013
at 12:26 AM

I heard thinly sliced cucumber is good too! Gives you "crunch" of bread without the calories! : )

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on August 07, 2013
at 08:37 PM

I haven't tried this but one of the bloggers I read loves it: http://www.againstallgrain.com/2012/05/21/grain-free-white-bread-paleo-and-scd

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on August 07, 2013
at 03:11 PM

I have been craving bread and sandwiches like CRAZY recently! I'm usually pretty good about not dying for bread but I work at a restaurant and the sandwiches always smell and look so darn good. Here's something that I found while I was attempting the 21 Day Sugar Detox: http://meatified.com/no-bread-bacon-and-egg-sandwich/ - you make egg and vegetable "patties" and use those as "bread" and fill them with whatever meat, vegetables, and/or sauce you want. They take some time to make but are really good and a decent alternative to bread. You can make a bunch when you have some time and refrigerate for later! I don't know about you but I can only do so much salad. :)

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on August 07, 2013
at 04:45 AM

Paleo Bread from Julians Bakery is pretty tasty and filling (buy the almond flour bread NOT the coconut bread lol trust me on this one!). Its not available many places though, so you might have to do some looking around or order online.

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on August 07, 2013
at 03:46 AM

Lettuce wraps do work, but there's an art to folding them.

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on August 07, 2013
at 01:37 AM

I miss bread for two things: soaking up the sauce of a stew, or the mixture of oil, vinegar, and vegetable juices at the bottom of a salad, and having something to spread grass fed butter on. The butter I spread on nut bars (I know, the sugar is not paleo), the soaking is irreplaceable though.

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