One of the things I want to do regularly on Glowing Gazelles is to highlight products I find that I have come to enjoy. There are so many products on the market that some great products can often go unnoticed.
The first one I want to highlight is Ezekiel 4:9 Bread. Last year, my husband and I were doing the Ripped in 30 challenge together. What I loved about this DVD is that once you buy it, you get access to a 30 day meal plan. It was through Jillian Michael’s mealplan that I discovered the Ezekiel 4:9 products.
These products can easily be missed because they are mostly kept in the freezer area of your grocery store. So if you only look for bread in the bread aisle, you probably won’t find them there. Chances are, your store may even carry these and you don’t know it. I was surprised when I found that a few of our Jewel locations offered them.
What I love about this bread is the ingredients are few and understandable. Some, such as the Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread, do not even have sugar listed. Check out the ingredients for that one:
Organic Sprouted Wheat, Organic Sprouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Millet, Organic Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Lentils, Organic Sprouted Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Spelt, Filtered Water, Fresh Yeast, Sea Salt
And then check out what they have for info on this product on their site:
We discovered when these six grains and legumes are sprouted and combined, an amazing thing happens. A complete protein is created that closely parallels the protein found in milk and eggs. In fact, the protein quality is so high, that it is 84.3% as efficient as the highest recognized source of protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids. There are 18 amino acids present in this unique bread – from all vegetable sources – naturally balanced in nature.
My husband isn’t a fan of most breads that aren’t the classic white bread, but he did like this one. While it may seem like an inconvenience to keep it in the freezer, what I do is pull out what we may need and keep it in the fridge or just heat it up in the toaster. It has become a favorite in our household.
And here’s my challenge to you: Next time you buy a loaf of bread, take a minute to read through the ingredients. I bet you’ll be surprised at all the extras it has and all those unpronounceable ingredients that are more than likely not healthy. I’m hoping you might give this one a try.