Low Glycemic Index, Low Cholesterol Recipes

Wholemeal Bread

Loaf of healthy wholemeal bread

This very simple recipe for wholemeal bread is quick and only contains healthy ingredients. It avoids the un-healthy additives that are found in commercial wholemeal bread. It has a low glycemic index (GI) and low saturated fat content, so is best for your heart and lowers blood sugar levels (compared with many other sources of carbohydrate).

The method described here makes use of an automatic bread maker, which is an inexpensive electric machine that does all the mixing, kneading, proving and cooks it for your. It just sounds a beep when your delicious hot bread is ready!

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Instructions Comments
  • One and a quarter (1 1/4) cups of semi-skimmed milk
  • Two (2) tablespoons of sunflower or extra virgin olive oil
  • Two and a half (2 1/2) tablespoons of brown sugar
  • Threequarters (3/4) of a teaspoon of salt
  • Three (3) cups of bread-making wholemeal flower
  • One and a quarter (1 1/4) teaspoons of fast acting yeast
Use the machine program for 1 1/2 pound loaf.
  • Place ingredients in the baking tin of the bread making machine
  • Select program for 1 1/2 pound wholemeal loaf
  • Press the start button!
  • Makes a medium sized loaf
  • For variations, add a tablespoon of sultanas, or other low GI dried fruit
Health Benefits
  • Wholemeal bread is low glycemic index (GI)
  • Semi-skimmed milk is low in saturated fat
  • The amount of salt in this recipe is lower than for commercial bread
  • A good breakfast provides energy at the start of the day
  • Low glycemic index (GI) foods help lower blood sugar levels
  • Foods low in saturated fat help towards lower blood cholesterol levels
  • Low salt foods reduce the risk of coronorary heart disease (CHD) and stroke
  • Eating breakfast helps weight control

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