Posted on October 6, 2014

6 healthy substitutes for bread

health benefits/ Nutrition


If there’s anything I can’t enough of, it’s bread. I have it for breakfast, at lunch, as part of my dinner and when I’m feeling peckish – I know, talk about a bread overdose!

Since I was able to get over my cheesecake addiction (not to mention, my constant need to have coffee in the mornings), I’m pretty sure I can get rid of – or at least control – my addiction to bread.

Everyone has their own reasons for not wanting to dip their hand into the bread basket. I for one, am a firm believer that a flat tummy is made in the kitchen and if you’re able to cut down on as many carbs as possible, you’re already half way to getting a nicely toned tum.

Here are some ways to substitute bread:

Lettuce leaves
A bit cray cray? Not at all! Using lettuce leaves as a replacement for bread is a good way to get in a healthy dose of nutrients. The best part about it is that one lettuce leaf has about 4 calories – which is next to nothing!

Whole wheat tortilla
Whole wheat tortillas are another great alternative to bread since you can pretty much wrap anything you want in them. When purchasing, be sure to get a packet that doesn’t include enriched flour. You want to go for the one that says whole wheat flour.

Cauliflower base
As unusual as it sounds, you can easily make a cauliflower base as a bread substitute. It only requires four ingredients. You can find the ingredients here.

Apples for bread
I used to find it pretty odd alright: peanut butter or cheese on an apple!? It seemed pretty strange to me at the start, but I got used to it after a while. Apples are generally filling and the added toppings make you feel fuller for a bit longer . Give it a try before you judge, it actually isn’t as bad as it sounds!

Rice cakes
Rice cakes are generally fat free and low in sugar and carbs. They’re a great alternative for bread, since the toppings you decide to put on them can either be sweet (like beetroot) or salty (like salmon). Some rice cakes have additives, so be sure to check the label beforehand!

Some people (myself included) find it impossible to live without bread. However, since the things you put ON bread are usually what makes it tastes so good, you could always just throw it into a bowl and make a salad out of it!

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  • Reply Yaz October 6, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I keep eating bread even though it makes me so bloated and uncomfortable and feeling sluggish. I need to stop! Thanks for these suggestions! x

    • Reply Bellefbeauty October 6, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      I know right!!! I am TERRIBLE!!! Like it’s no joke at all lol but I know I’ll be able to fight it – I did get over worse addictions after all lol xx

  • Reply Aisling October 11, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    This is a really interesting post- bread makes me really ill and sicky so glad to hear there are alternatives. The lettuce leaves sounds particularly interesting! 🙂

    • Reply Bellefbeauty October 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks love! Most people get freaked out when they hear lettuce leaves lol but I’m glad you found it interesting! xx

  • Reply October 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Great post, im all about making healthy choices at the moment.

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