When selecting a bread you want to get back to basics. The gluten-free craze is another brilliant marketing scheme. If you are not intolerant to gluten, then by all means eat it. Civilizations all over the world have based the foundations on their diet on grains since the beginning of time. Yes, over-processing, hybridization, and other practices have changed wheat as we know it. But, it is still a healthy, complex carbohydrate that is a good source of fiber and protein. Gluten-free products are not health foods. Many of them are over processed and have fillers and binders in order to make them stick together. I do believe it is important to become aware of how much wheat you are eating (as it is possible to be eating wheat at every meal). Rotating your food choices is an easy way to ensure you are getting a wide range of nutrients, and not too much of a bad thing. I choose Ezekiel bread by Food for Life for a couple of reasons. One, the grains are sprouted, which means they are a living food, full of enzymes and nutrients. Sprouting also makes nutrients easier to absorb, or more bio-available. Second, the ingredient list is short, simple, and makes sense; nothing in there that doesn't seem like it doesn't belong. Also, but perhaps the most important, I feel good and full after I eat it; I don't experience any tiredness, bloating or other side-effects of eating this bread. You can find it in the frozen section (because it is a real food and would go stale if left on shelves for days or weeks) of Whole Foods or most natural food stores. They even have a delicious cinnamon raisin flavor that is great toasted.
The link to the recipe is here.
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*I do not receive any benefit or compensation (I'm grateful for the occasional Twitter shout-out) for my opinions of the brands listed above. All of my recommendations come from my own experience in the kitchen.