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Old 05-13-2009, 12:51 PM   #1
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Bread Substitute?

I love Sandwiches, Hamburgers, and Pizza... Any alternatives for the bread that people have thought of?

Also while I'm here another question... Sweet potatoes and yams are ok on Paleo and not your regular russet/Idaho spud correct?

I love rutabagas now tried yucca root, and I like them but yucca root is expensive. Just trying to figure out all the ok foods to eat.

And any grain including quinoa and millet are still not ok, am I correct?
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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Re: Bread Substitute?

If you're going 100% Paleo then that rules out bread and all grains. If it's just a once in a while thing it won't hurt you too much--eating 90% Paleo is better than eating 0% Paleo and will still get you good results. I still eat corn or whole grain tortillas a few times a week when I feel like making a burrito, quesadilla, or pizza...my reasoning being that if an occasional tortilla is the worst thing in my diet, I'm probably doing ok. Just check the labels so you're not buying anything with an absurd carb content. You should be able to find tortillas that come out to 1 carb block or less, so you're not wasting too many carb blocks that could be better used on vegetables and fruits.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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Re: Bread Substitute?

I've tried TJ's Sprouted Bread and Flax Bread. They are both useful to make sandwiches and whatnot...they're not bread. They don't taste like bread. You won't confuse them with "real" bread. Continue beating dead horse.

Basically, going full Paleo means giving up bread. This really helped my performance, but it's all up to you.

Good luck!

ps Just re-read your post. Flax bread works OK as a pizza crust. Add bacon.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:01 PM   #4
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Re: Bread Substitute?

See here for a Paleo pizza recipe. I really like it.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/son-o...-pizza-recipe/ (WFS)

As for burgers and bread, you probably aren't going to find something that tastes like it.

If you just like having the sandwich and don't care about the bread, see here:
http://nikkisblogspot.com/2008/08/gl...um-sandwiches/ (WFS)
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:07 PM   #5
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Re: Bread Substitute?

Ya the bread isn't quite the big deal its just I can't figure out anything that I smash things in between or put on and eat so conveniently.

The other day I got frustrated and used to beef patties and put the veggies and sauce between them. Messy but good.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:11 PM   #6
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Re: Bread Substitute?

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See here for a Paleo pizza recipe. I really like it.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/son-o...-pizza-recipe/ (WFS)

As for burgers and bread, you probably aren't going to find something that tastes like it.

If you just like having the sandwich and don't care about the bread, see here:
http://nikkisblogspot.com/2008/08/gl...um-sandwiches/ (WFS)
Great ideas thanks especially for the pizza I went and bought some already!
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:38 PM   #7
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Re: Bread Substitute?

Try coconut griddle cakes: http://www.sonofgrok.com/2009/03/the...fast-sandwich/ (wfs)

Or you could always use lettuce, I've never tried it but people say it works well if you get the big pieces off of a head of lettuce.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:44 PM   #8
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Re: Bread Substitute?

I know this doesn't really help, but I used to think I couldn't live without bread, but think about what the delicious part of those things are? Not the grain part, but the stuff in the middle. So I guess I understand it is a convenience thing, but maybe just make a salad using what you'd but between the pieces of bread or on top of the pizza. Maybe making it ahead of time and having it in a container in the fridge would make it just as easy? I guess the main thing to remember is it is the meat and veggies that make the sandwich awesome, not the pieces of bread.

A little over a year ago, I would just buy a loaf of italian bread and eat huge pieces of it every day. My diet was 90% grains. Now it is 95% paleo and I am soooo happy about it! Woo!
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:43 PM   #9
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Re: Bread Substitute?

just replace the two pieces of bread in a sandwich with two steaks!
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:17 AM   #10
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Re: Bread Substitute?

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Or you could always use lettuce, I've never tried it but people say it works well if you get the big pieces off of a head of lettuce.
This does work really well!

Also, you can just take what you normally eat between the bread and just knife and fork it.

In a pinch last night between picking my son up from daycare and taking him to toddler basketball we stopped at McDonalds...I just ate 3 double cheeseburgers with a knife and fork. I ditched a few slices of the cheese...most of the ketchup (gotta leave a lil'bit on there ) and just had a big old pile of meat that I ate with a knife and fork.

I know it's not the best quality wise but better than falling off the wagon completely...
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