I don't much like bread, except maybe with a fried egg or as a grilled cheese sandwich. It's just a carrier for the good stuff. I'm limited to about 150 calories for breakfast and 300 for lunch (I eat six times a day), so two slices of bread at 80-100 calories per slice kind of limits what I can put in or on a sandwich. All I want is something that will sop up egg yolk or hold meat, cheese, and lettuce together, and provide some fiber without using up my allocatable calories. Oh, and taste good, or at least not bad.
Hello low calorie bread! It's not always easy to find, but there are about three brands out there that have like 40 calories per slice. (There's an absolutely fabulous bread available up by my old house, 40 calories per slice and multiple whole grains - actual chunks of grain and sunflower seed in it - that's delicious, but I can't find it around here.)
I tried one brand down here that was ok, but I didn't save the wrapper, and the next time I bought bread I got some other brand of tasteless dreck (Pepperidge Farm Lite Style 7 Grain). I didn't eat half of it. It tastes like cardboard from the basement. You know it's bad when I start calling meat wrapped in lettuce a "sandwich", or when I'm making Welsh rabbit (rarebit!) instead of grilled cheese sandwiches, or when I lick the yolk off the plate rather than use bread - well, maybe I'm avoiding the bread.
Believe it or not, next shopping trip I bought the same dreck again. I'm not too smart.
So I figured I'd feed it to the squirrels and birds.
Today I realized I'm probably starving the animals. I'm throwing what looks nourishing out there, and they're gobbling it up like it has calories or something.
You know there's not much nourishment in bread when closed up in the cupboard for three weeks it doesn't mold. Or go stale.