KetogenicLife: Reduced Carb Pita Bread

One tough thing about keto is the lack of bread. We can’t have the sandwiches we are used to, and we have nothing to put cheese and ham slices on. Or tuna salad.

There are home made work-arounds that are better for you than the reduced carb breads and tortillas, but as we get older and can’t cook as much as we used to, or as we get too busy to cook a lot at any age, we need to find some ready-made foods we can work into our ketogenic lifestyle.

I recently bought some Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran and Whole Wheat Pita Bread. One pita is 10 grams total carbs, and 4 grams dietary fiber, which makes it 6 grams net carbs. Doable, for most of us. It does contain wheat flour and wheat gluten, and soy ingredients, so if you can’t eat those items this bread is not for you.

I found it is a little more delicate and tearable than regular pita bread. It’s tasty enough, and I’m sure you can use it for all sorts of sandwiches, including grilled cheese. I made myself a peanut butter sandwich with the bread and it was quite good.

Reviewers on Amazon have suggested storing the bread in freezer or refrigerator so it will last longer. I ordered 3 packages of 6 pita breads and will be preparing most of that for the freezer today. The bread I bought had a spot of mold on some of the breads, but I cut that out with a knife. Good reason, though, NOT to store it at room temperature or in the fridge for long periods.

I liked the bread well enough that when this batch is gone I will likely be buying more. It’s not low-carb enough to be able to eat it without rationing, but it’s filling enough and it makes for some easy meals.

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