5 Fast and Tasty Alternatives to Bread

June 30, 2018

It’s no secret that bread is loaded with carbs and bad for your cholesterol, yet many of the alternatives can be time consuming and, frankly, pretty bland. So after many (MANY) failed attempts at trying out different recipes and alternatives, I’ve managed to narrow down the 5 most successful for you.


Collared Greens

This alternative is not only super delicious, but fast and easy to do. All that really needs to be done to greens is having them washed with boiling water and cutting the stem off. I’d say it takes like 15 minutes total, if you count in the time it takes to boil the water. I chose to eat this as a wrap containing chicken, hummus, carrots, and some cucumber. The leaves hold together really well and it’s a great healthy, go-to alternative.


Chickpea Flatbread

Yum Yum Yum.  This recipe is by far the easiest to make, only taking like 10 minutes total. This is perfect to eat as a snack on it’s own, or you can dip it in hummus or soup as a filler. The recipe I used (linked above) gives the option to cook it with cilantro or chile pepper flakes, and while I chose to opt out because I’m boring, it’s a great way to get some added flavor.


Cauliflower Buns

These cauliflower buns are perfect for somebody on the Keto diet or just looking for a low carb bun alternative. The recipe I chose is a bit more time consuming than the others, talking about 45 minutes total, but it gives you 4 servings so you don’t have to make them as frequently. These buns had a great crunch to them and the flavor didn’t distract from the hamburger taste.  


Oopsie Bread

Now this recipe, admittedly, I was a bit hesitant on considering I’ve never heard of it before and the ingredients are a bit odd. But let me tell you, it’s amazing!  It’s extremely easy to make, needing only eggs, cream cheese, salt, and baking powder, and takes about 30 minutes total. The best way to describe this is an eggy flavored fluffy bread.  Given the egg flavor, this is great to eat with breakfast type foods, such as sausage, cheese, and egg (because you can never have too much). When making this though, I’d suggest cooking it on parchment paper which isn’t in the recipe but seemed to make it cook better.


Sweet Potato Flatbread

Lastly, we make our way to the fifth and final recipe.  Not only is this recipe gluten free,  vegan, and oil free, but it is de-freaking-licious.  Taking only 33 minutes total, you end up with 5 great flatbreads (4 if you make them too big like I did).  These flatbreads are super fluffy and great to eat as a snack by themselves or with some fillings.