Can you believe it’s Friday already? That was the fastest week ever! This time last week I had just landed in Stockholm for a weekend away, and now here I am having not even edited my photos for the trip to share with you! I’ve been super busy, between meetings for my new job, working part time in another temp role, sorting Easter gifts to post to NZ/Aus for the nieces, nephews and god daughter (£50 just for postage!!! So depressing), making plans for The Boy Next Doors birthday, and booking my flight for New York (leaving in 1.5 weeks, more on that another time!) this week has gone by in a flash!
When I’m busy I sometimes find it hard to be organised with my meals, Wednesday being a classic example, where I ate a small breakfast, and after a 3 hour meeting I raced to my next job totally unprepared with food, and found myself power walking around the aisles of a Tesco grabbing at hummus, gluten free crackers and a Nakd bar because I was starving. Throughout March I decided to remove refined sugars from my diet (with the exception of last Sunday in Stockholm and tomorrow’s birthday lunch for TBND!), and limit the unrefined sugars I eat too, so with this in mind, it’s been even more important for me to be prepared with good healthful foods to eat so I don’t reach for something I shouldn’t.
A few weeks ago, I was doing a Google search for a gluten free, healthy bread recipe and came across this beauty over on The Londoner’s blog. I am not a bread eater, not just because I’m gluten intolerant, I also find it makes me gain weight in a heartbeat, even if I’m eating a good diet. For some reason in January, after having my episode in hospital in France, I decided to buy some gluten free bread, as it seemed like a safe, bland food for my stomach. I pretty much became addicted to the morning routine of two slices of toast with sugar free peanut butter and jam. Fast forward to March, and I had gained more weight than made me feel comfortable.
So when I found this Carb Free Bread recipe, I decided to give it a try. It is super high in protein, gluten free, pretty much zero carbs, and although it’s technically not bread as we know it, it still works well when it’s toasted and topped with anything from eggs and avo, to my fav combo, the peanut butter and jam I mentioned before.
Whilst everything around me has been busy and hectic, the one thing I’ve made time for is baking this Carb Free Bread. It’s so quick to prepare and takes just 20-25 minutes in the oven. I also loved that it’s literally packed with fibre from the flaxseeds and when it’s toasted and you’re munching your way through, it tastes carby and almost like it couldn’t possibly be good for you, but it is, and that’s why this is now my go-to breakfast each day.
Once you’ve made the recipe the first time, you’ll find you probably won’t need to measure out the ingredients, and you’ll do as I do, make a guess, and so far that’s worked out fine for me! Enjoy!
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of flaxseeds
- 3tbsp water
- Half cup of ground almonds
- 1tsp baking powder
- Preheat your oven to 200c.
- Crack your eggs into a mixing bowl, and beat together.
- Add the water, flaxseeds, ground almonds and baking powder and stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Pour into a baking paper lined (and greased!) small loaf tin and place in the oven baking for 20-25 minutes.
- Once out of the oven and cooled, store in an airtight container.