If you absolutely insist on a bread-like item, I have something that may interest you. I call it spinach bread, and it actually works pretty well as a bread substitute. You can certainly slice it and pile meat and cheese and condiments atop it like bread, but it’s ultra-low carb and high in good fat, along with some decent protein.

Pesto Spinach Bread

Ingredients:
  • Five large eggs
  • 16 oz frozen spinach, thawed, cut, and drained
  • Butter (I used raw pastured-raised)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • Small bunch of basil (about 15 leaves)
Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease your glass baking dish with butter. I used a circular pan about 8 inches in diameter
  • Toast your pine nuts in a sautee pan with about a tablespoon of butter. Be very careful! Pine nuts burn easily. Watch them like a hawk and stir constantly. When they start to turn golden brown, they’re done and on the verge of burning.
  • Chop the nuts up in a food processor (or crush them to a similarly fine texture if you don’t have a processor) and mince your basil.
  • Mix your eggs, garlic, basil, nuts, and spinach together in a mixing bowl. Add some salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • Once it’s all mixed together, pour it evenly into your greased pan
  • Pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until it has set.
  • Slice and enjoy as if it were bread, or all by itself!

Nutrition Analysis: Calories: 1080Fat: 91 grams (72% calories from fat)Carbs: 27.6 grams (10% calories from carbs, 12.7 grams from fiber)Protein: 54 grams (18% calories from protein)

Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/spinach-bread/#ixzz1ozK420L

Big love, small tummies!

Jill – The Fat Controller

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