A toast to a New You this New Year
Concentrate on healthier breads and rediscover the joy of a great breakfast that sets you up for the entire day.
Long Summary: Say goodbye to the unhealthy white sliced loaf and instead discover the healthierand exciting world of breakfast breads.
Supermarkets pipe the smell from their onsite bakeries into the entrance area because they know it is one of our favourite smells that gets our mouths watering and our tummies rumbling. So, if the great smell of fresh bread is so great, why do you continue to buy that awful, bland, white sliced loaf forthe most important meal of the day?... Breakfast really matters and here’s how you can start the day in the best possible mood...
Over the Christmas period we usually pile on a few extra pounds and who can blame us. But by the time January comes around we’ve usually got half a ton of guilt sat on our shoulders.... or hips! Most people struggle to keep those New Year resolutions going any longer than a couple of weeks and so the best advice is just to try and change one thing. So take some time to concentrate on your breakfast and your immediately notice the difference to your health and your mood.
A modern bread maker comes with such a vast range of settings that it will mix, knead and bake you a choice of breads you’d normally find in an artisan bakery...the only difference, it is in your own kitchen and the bread is sat there freshly baked and waiting for you every morning. Stop chomping down that slightly stale tasting slice of boring white sliced loaf toast when you should be enjoying the comforting taste of home baked granary bread or 2013’s healthy option, Spelt (the current wholegrain superstar). These days, a thick and thin toaster will toast just about anything to perfection every single time. What better way to wake up than to the smell of freshly baked bread emanating from your own kitchen.
So that’s taste and smell but what about the calories? On average, one slice of bread contains about 100 calories. Your daily recommended amounts are 2,000 calories for women and 2,500 for menwhich seems like a lot (especially if you can get away with twenty slices of bread a day... but bread contains a silent assassin, carbohydrates. Wholegrain breads are better for carbs, but having your bread baked at home also means that conscientious mums can control the amount of salt, sugar and additives that are going into your daily bread.
Although you have to eat some carbs, experts recommend thatbreakfast is the best time to eat them because you have the time to burn them off during the day. Don’t grab a low quality breakfast as you’re dashing out of the door. Take an extra few minutes to enjoy a satisfying, fresh, home baked and toasted tea loaf or fruit bread.
Appliance companies like Morphy Richards report that huge numbers of customers are now buying 2 and 4 slice toasters along with a home breadmaker.
So, this2013, change just one thing and opt for an inviting home bakery smell every day and reclaim your breakfast time.
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