Does your kiddo love all things BREAD as much as Makayla? I am pretty sure this kid would have bread at every meal if I let her. Why is that a no-go in our house?
1) regular commercial breads have gluten which because of the nature of our wheat and processing today, gluten has become damaging to our health by destroying our gut! (more on gluten in another post)
2) Commercial breads often have chemical preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, brown rice syrups, food coloring and inflammatory soybean or canola oil. ZOIKS!!!! What a mess for our little ones growing bodies in need of nourishment, not chemicals
3) Ok, gluten free brands are widely available now, BUT those often have some derivative of sugar listed withing the first 2-3 ingredients. Also, when they remove the wheat and substitute a rice or corn base, the fiber tends to be removed so the impact of the carbs on blood sugar is greater.
4) Too much grains in any diet can cause an imbalance of omega's, strip the body of key nutrients, bloat the belly and strain digestion.
But what kid is willing to give up PB + J? NONE! So enter cloud bread alternative for commercial breads!
(recipe adapted for lower sugar content from AllRecipes.com)
3 large eggs, separated
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 ounces cream cheese, very soft
1 tablespoon xylitol (from birch wood, not corn)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar together in a bowl until stiff peaks form.
Mix egg yolks, cream cheese, and xylitol together in a separate bowl using a wooden spoon and then mixing with a hand-held egg beater until mixture is very smooth and has no visible cream cheese.
Gently fold egg whites into cream cheese mixture, taking care not to deflate the egg whites.
Carefully scoop mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, forming 5 to 6 "buns".
Bake in the preheated oven until cloud bread is lightly browned, about 30 minutes
NOTE: Bread will be slightly crumbly when fresh out of the oven. Store in an air tight container and day 2 it will be much more bread-like in consistency.