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You CAN Eat Bread When Living Paleo Lifestyle

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When I initially considered following the Paleo lifestyle , the biggest worry that I had was that I wouldn’t be able to eat bread. I have no problem eating eggs and bacon for breakfast, salads for lunch, and fish or chicken for dinner. I can even give up sweets if I have to (though it sometimes is a tough sale). But, I cannot see myself ever giving up bread. That is one thing I had a really hard time with when moving towards Palio.pale-breads-pin

I started with the 80/20 rule, which I still follow to this day. 80% of my foods are Paleo-approved. The other 20% of my daily food intake is usually my guilty pleasure – bread.

But I knew that there must be some other options. I figured that somewhere out there, there are plenty of breads that I can enjoy on daily basis that are Palio approved. And so began the search for my new favorite bread. Two criteria that it had to meet were: fast and easy to make (preferably in a bread machine) and kid friendly (picky eater approved).

Sandwich Bread

The most important bread of all for me is sandwich bread. And since my kids school is nut free, the bread could not include almond flour. Here, The Paleo Mom came to my rescue. She provided me with a Nut-Free Paleo Bread recipe that I can make in my bread machine! Score! I couldn’t be happier.

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Photo credit: The Paleo Mom

 

Cinnamon Rasin Bread

This is our second favourite bread. Every second or third loaf I make has to cinnamon-raisin bread. My kids love it with a spoonful of nut butter spread over lightly and sliced bananas on the top. So this recipe by Paleohacks will fast become one of my favourite recipes. I can feel it!

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Photo credit: Paleohacks

 

Banana Bread

No weekend would be complete at our house without a loaf of perfect banana bread. I have to admit that I’m very fortunate. My wonderful, Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Breadmaker does all the kneading and baking for me on Sweet Bread setting. So when looking for a banana bread recipe, I was hoping to find one that can be made in my bread maker and turn out as delicious as the one I make on weekends. I found the recipe I was looking for on Megan Gilmore’s blog Detoxinista.  Her Vegan Almond Flour Banana Bread is exactly what I wanted. 

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Photo credit: Detoxinista

 

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Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread seems to be the staple among Paleo baked goods.  I’ve made zucchini muffins on numerous occasions, but never zucchini bread.  One that grabbed my attention is Paleo Grabs Paleo Zucchini Bread. Rebecca did a great job of making this recipe very simple (not many ingredients) and very easy to make. I look forward to making it for the first time this weekend.

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Photo credit: Paleo Grubs

 

 Chai Pumpkin Bread

Now, I’ve never made a pumpkin bread before. I’ve bought a few in the past, but since my family is not big on pumpkins in general, pumpkin bread has never been a big attraction in our home. However, the Chai Pumpkin Bread recipe from PaleOMG totally made me drool. So here I am, on a quest to make my own Paleo pumpkin bread that can become a part of our regular rotation.

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Going forward with Paleo lifestyle, my hope is that I will be able to move closer to 90/10 balance and eventually 100% Paleo. I look forward to making the breads that we love and enjoy and to adding new ones (like the Chai Pumpkin Bread) to our regular diet.

How about you? What was your hardest transition towards Paleo lifestyle? What Paleo bread do you enjoy the most? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

11 Comments

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    Vox
    July 22, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I applaud you you for trying to eat right.
    Your 80/20 rule seems like a real way to keep track of your eating, while still enjoying life. 😀

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      Mira
      July 22, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      I would love to go 100%, but it’s hard, especially if not everyone in the family follows the same lifestyle.

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    darlingceo
    July 26, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    These all look so delicious! A bread-maker has been on my wish list for a while. These yummy breads are pushing me to buy it. Thanks for sharing!

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      Mira
      July 26, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      When I started making my own bread about 3 years ago, I bought the cheapest machine I could find and it served me well until I got the one I mentioned in the post as a gift.

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    Maranda
    July 27, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I have been wanting to make my own bread. My kids go through alot of bread, and I enjoyed you post. Pretty sure I will be going shopping soon!!

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      Mira
      July 27, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Go for it! It literally takes me 5 minutes to put all the ingredients in and and the rest is done by the machine. The result? Fresh, warm, organic bread everyday.

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    April Kitchens
    July 27, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Your blog title is too cute! I love banana bread and zucchini bread! I bought some vegan gluten free bread yesterday, can’t wait to try it!

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      Mira
      July 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      i have to admit, that I’m still getting used to Paleo bread. It definitely tastes more dense than the bread I normally make. Not better or worse – just different. I hope you enjoy yours 🙂

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    alytyghter
    July 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    These all look like great bread options. Whenever I follow a Paleo diet I typically just stay away from bread altogether but I love these options.

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      Mira
      July 29, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      Wow! You must be a very strong-willed person 🙂 I admire you and wish I could do it too.

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    Lori Hill-Smith
    July 28, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I’m with you, bread is one of my guilty pleasures as well! These breads all look so delicious!!

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