Bread and I, we had this love hate relationship. I loved it, it hated me … oh the turmoil of unrequited love! I tried swapping to its healthier, gluten free cousin but still no romance. Grains of any sort, be it rice, spelt, wheat, oat, quinoa or buckwheat can cause a catastrophic effect in the gut, particularly for those with autoimmune diseases and heighten the pain we all dread with inflammation. Whilst I’ve no interest in eating bread made from grains ever again, I have to admit, I do miss its versatility. I miss something to smack my favourite fillings in between or to dunk in my favourite soup. Hence today’s 5 A Day Veggie Breads.
I’m a big fan of nut and coconut bread combinations and I’ll be posting lots of my favourite recipes for these but sometimes even I can overkill the nut front and my digestion needs a break. So I’m faced with … something that can sort of act like bread, will pair well with nut butter or avocado and that is top of the charts on the health scale … make the main ingredient veggies of course!
I’m so excited about these 5 A Day Veggie Breads. I’ve listed a few flavour combinations below that you can experiment with but be creative and make them your own. But as my very wise dad always says KISS, keep it simple stupid! Well I do like kissing so i’ve listed my basic recipe too! Super speedy to make and take just 10 minutes in the oven, they’re the perfect grain, gluten and dairy free snack.
Top these healthy Veggie Breads with chicken, roast salmon or why not try my Vegan Avocado Cream? Even Nut butter or more coconut oil works too. Such a great way to get your 5 a day veggie quota in!