Food for Life Baking Company Review

Today I am here to talk to you about bread. Yes, bread. Who doesn’t love it? Bread is awesome; the best! There’s even an quote that says, “All sorrows are less with bread,” and that is so true, whoever said that was onto something.

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There is, however, a downside to bread; SO. MANY. CARBS. The sad truth is that we do have to watch our intake of bread because of the carbs it packs on. Part of watching that intake, is choosing the best kinds of breads for your body to eat on a normal basis. This is not to say that you can’t enjoy a big, warm sourdough roll or a baguette every so often; but on a day to day basis, it is advised to opt for the whole grain, full fiber, etc etc incarnations of breads. And sometimes, that is sad.

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Panda is sad about the carbs.

But fear not my friends, I bring you tidings of great joy; there is a baking company out there that brings you absurdly delicious breads with tons and tons of nutrition:

FOOD FOR LIFE BREAD

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Food for Life Baking­ Company offers all sorts of baked goods with one incredible distinguisher: the baked goods are comprised of “sprouted grains”. What does this mean? It means that the grains that they use whilst baking are beginning to sprout new life which is when they are at their peak of nutrition and protein. Rather than grinding these grains down into flour where much of the nutrition can be compromised, Food for Life Baking Company instead mashes the grains to form dough and carefully bakes said dough into a variety of breads and other baked goods – and they are all delicious as well as nutritious.

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Some of the health benefits you enjoy from consuming sprouted grain baked goods as oppose to more traditional, flour-based baked goods include:

  • Increased Digestibility – because sprouting breaks down starches in grains into simple sugars so your body can digest them more easily.
  • Increased absorption of minerals – because sprouting breaks down enzyme inhibitors and thus your body can absorb more calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc. Whoa.
  • Increased antioxidants –because sprouting releases more antioxidants that are naturally already in the sprouted grains.
  • Increased Vitamins C and A – because sprouting boosts the production of these vitamins.

That all sounds pretty good right? It gets better! Food for Life’s products are all made with certified organic grains, all the food is kosher, has no flour, does not use GMO’s, does not use processed sugar, and has no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Truthfully, you would be hard pressed to find bread goods healthier and more pure than these.

Now, Food for Life has several different product lines that they produce including Ezekiel 4:9, Genesis 1:29, Diabetic Friendly, Gluten Free, High Fiber, and Yeast Free. Under each of these lines are different product, and some of them overlap.

I haven’t tried all their products nor products from every line, but you can explore their site to see their offerings.

6 grain

I am a big fan of the Ezekiel 4:9 products. The Ezekiel line features breads, tortillas, muffins, cereals, waffles and pastas. The Ezekiel line products are comprised of a unique six grain blend of wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soy beans, and spelt. The big bonus with the Ezekiel line is that this combination of six grains results in a complete protein which is very rare in plant-based foods. So not only are getting all the nutritional benefits mentioned above, but you’re also getting additional protein!

Here are my favorite Ezekiel 4:9 Products:

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Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin Sprouted Whole Grain Bread – this bread is some of the best cinnamon raisin bread around! I have a slice with breakfast nearly every single morning. I like to spread with some mashed banana, more cinnamon, and sprinkle with some almonds. It is also fantastic topped with peanut or almond butter. And it makes phenomenal French toast!

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Ezekiel Sesame Sprouted Whole Grain Bread – delicious sandwich bread! Spread with hummus and pack with chicken, tuna, vegetables, or just all vegetables. This bread has such a nice hearty and earthy taste and feel. It toasts up really nicely for paninis too!

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Ezekiel Sesame Sprouted Burger Buns – now, I love a good brioche bun for my burgers, but when I want to keep it a bit more on the fit side, I opt for these buns and they do the trick. Again, they are hearty and rich, a perfect vessel for a burger. I like to spread these guys with either a good Dijon or a nice garlic aioli along with all the other burger fixings.

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Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Tortillas – these tortillas take whole wheat wraps and burritos to a whole new level because of the nutrition and mild yet earthy flavor. Now, they are not as flexible as traditional tortillas and wraps because the grains are more whole, so you need to handle with a little more care, but they are still incredible. I even like to cut these tortillas up and bake them into crispy chips!

Another honorable mention, from the Gluten-Free line:

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Sprouted Corn Tortillas – these are honestly the best corn tortillas ever! I love that the only ingredients are sprouted corn, filtered water, lime juice, and salt. So rare to see such a short list of healthy ingredients. These tortillas are sweet yet tangy and really the highest quality of corn tortillas, making tacos even better than they already naturally are. Plus, these also crisp up great as tortilla chips. I pretty much only make tacos with these tortillas now.

Honestly, all the Food for Life products are wonderful; I can’t see myself not liking any of them. I’ve tried almost all the Ezekiel line breads and they are all fantastic. Food for Life Baking Company products are not widely distributed unfortunately. You can find some of their products at Trader Joe’s, many at Sprouts, and many at Whole Foods. I still have yet to find the Ezekiel Waffles at any of these stores though, and I am dying to try those! I love waffles and to have them sprouted??? Heaven!

Ever since I have discovered this brand, I can honestly tell you that I have experienced a change in the way I feel and even my fitness level as these products are ones that truly work with your body to fuel and propel it forward, while also tasting great for the soul.

I swear by Food for Life Baking Company and I hope you run out to the store to try some of their nutritious and delicious goods!

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