Do you eat a lot of bread?

January 13, 2009 3:32am CST
I find that bread is one of the most convenient foods around. I really love the taste of bread, and like nothing better than a sandwich for my lunch at work. And toast, it is one of those foods that when you smell it you just need a slice. However, on my New Years diet of all things healthy, I am trying to cut down on bread, and if I do have it, then it will be wholegrain and healthy. How about you, do you like bread? Do you eat it often?
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@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I make my own homemade bread now. Since i started doing that i dont eat as much of it. But i always make sure to have plenty of flour and corn tortellias around.
15 Jan 09
Home-made bread is just great, so I'm pleased to hear that you make it. It would be good if more people made their own bread, that way you know exactly what goes into the loaf. Thanks for your response :)
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
15 Jan 09
That is exactly why i started making it myself. Really surprized me how easy it is to make too. I dont have to worry about the bread getting squashed on the way home either. Lol! I shop at Sams club and Costco so i get a big 50lb. of flour. Unfortunatley they dont have wheat flour so i have to go somewhere else to get that.
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15 Jan 09
Lots of baking can be easy and fun when you get down to it. I'm glad that you find it easy too. :)
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
14 Jan 09
Hmmm....speaking about bread I think I must go and get a loaf of jumbo bread when I go to the market afterwards. My husband and I are bread eaters. but for 2009 we haven't eaten bread yet...!! I don't know how are loaves of bread packed in your country but in my place, every loaf of bread has a square plastic sealer that comes with the bread with expiry date on it. For the whole of 2008 I kept the square plastic seals just to make a count on how many loaves of bread we ate. And recently I just took all the plastics out to count and hey we ate 24 loaves of jumbo size loaves of bread in 2008. Is that a lot ???? because we travelled in a car downs south last year around 4 trips so I made sandwiches to bring along to eat.
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14 Jan 09
Our loaves come in all shapes and sizes, often sealed in plastic bags which are funnily enough, loaf shaped. However, I usually send my husband to the local bakery to get freshly baked bread buns. It is good to support local businesses, and the bread is always lovely and fresh. 24 loaves is 2 per month, so 1 every 2 weeks, half a loaf a week. Doesn't sound like too much in those terms, but it depends on the size of the loaf. Is jumbo really jumbo? Making sandwiches for a journey is a great idea, it means you don't have to stop and find somewhere to eat, and then end up paying a fortunate for something you would never normally choose. Another great way of saving money, and making use of a really versatile food. Thanks for your response :)
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
17 Jan 09
The jumbo loaf consist of 24 pieces. We just ate bread the whole day today. bread with fried eggs + has brown for lunch. And bread with curry for dinner. Yummy !!!
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
17 Jan 09
Oopppps sorry, its hash brown
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
I love bread so much! I'd eat it even without anything like peanut butter or cheese. I love it just the way it is. German Bread, Spanish Bread, French Bread, i love them all! Whole grain is ok too but it just got a weird texture on my mouth but i'll get used to it and will soon love it. Sometimes i think breads were made for me lol! You should try the locally made "Monay" or "Monalisa" hehe.. It's a simple bread that smells good and with a creamy taste. Wow, I didn't know there's someone here who loves bread more than i do.
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13 Jan 09
Sounds like you are definitely a bread-oholic. French bread is great with soft cheese, especially when it is really fresh - yummy. And oh the smell of bread, just divine. Never heard of Monay or Monalisa, sounds good though. Thanks for your response :)
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
Spanish Bread - Buttery sweet bread.
I don't know if you're familiar with German and Spanish Bread. German Bread is a small bread with something like powdered choco filling. It usually has 3 openings in the middle to exposed the chocolatey part. Spanish bread is butter filled bread but it's a lot sweeter. The one i'm showing you on the photo is the Spanish bread.
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14 Jan 09
Looks good, sounds good! Next time I am travelling in Europe, I must look out for them. :)
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
15 Jan 09
i love bread, and yep it really is convenient. it's really filling too. but i prefer white bread like gardenia to wholemeal bread. though i know that the latter is a healtheir choice. i usually eat bread with butter mostly. sometimes, i make an egg sandwich, other times, i dip the bread into the egg(it is whipped of course:P) and then fry it on the frying pan. it's delicious that way too though not as healthy hehe i won't be cutting down on it anytime soon.
15 Jan 09
Sounds like you are a true breadaholic, glad to hear from you. I like toasted soldiers dipped into soft-boiled eggs. Great combination. Thanks for your response :)
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
15 Jan 09
toasted soldiers? grins nice hehehe that sounds nice, how you eat i mean. thanks
@Crysi23 (515)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I don't eat bread often but I do like english muffins, I only eat the sliced bread for french toast. I only eat sandwiches during the summer when I like fried bologna.
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14 Jan 09
English muffins are yummy, have to agree with you there. I have never tried fried bologna, what is it like? Thanks for your response :)
@Crysi23 (515)
• United States
15 Jan 09
fried bologna all it is regular bologna that you put into the frying pan and just fry it, its the only way that I can stand bologna.
@derek_a (10902)
14 Jan 09
I wouldn't say I ate a lot of bread, but I do eat some every day. I usually have cereal at breakfast, but sometimes if I am hungry I will add just one piece of toast too. We make our own bread which is sugar free (soda bread), because I have a problem metabolising sugar, so I gave up all products that contained and lost all my excess weight. I think sugar is a bigger health problem than wheat, but the problem with most commercial bread is that is does contain sugar, and that is where I was gaining my excess weight.. :-) Derek
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14 Jan 09
I have a great recipe for soda bread, it is lovely with soup because of its think consistency. Sorry to hear about your struggle with sugar, hope that you are on top of it now. Thanks for your response :)
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@derek_a (10902)
15 Jan 09
When you have a moment, I would be interested in learning your recipe of soda bread as I like to have a change now and again. :-) Derek
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I like bread but I dont eat it much accept when I eat a sandwich but other then that I dont eat it much.
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14 Jan 09
Wow, you are one of the few people who has said they don't eat much bread. Most people have it too often and are trying to cut down. So what do you have for breakfast Apples99? Is it apples? Thanks for your response :)
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Well when I'm hungry in the mornings I eat cereal or pop tarts hehe.
@jaymeeliz (506)
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
Yes. I eat a lot of bread but only wholewheat, high fiber bread. I think I average to 5 slices in a day. I usually have a lunch of tuna salad with a lot of vegetables and I eat my toast with it. Whenever i get hungry and there aren't any fruits available, I toast a piece of bread and add a bit of honey if it is available. I don't like white bread because why remove the nutrients nature provided for us? Even if it is fortified, the man-made form of course is no match compared to what was naturally there. Also the bleaching process uses chemicals which aren't good for us. It really must always be wholewheat bread! ^__^
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21 Feb 09
Wholewheat is definitely the way to go, and I agree that white bread is not very good for us if it has been de-natured in the baking process. Thanks for your response. :)
@missybear (11395)
• United States
21 Feb 09
I love bread and i eat it pretty much every day My favorite is sourdough but I get more Wheat bread now because I'm trying to loose a few pounds. I'm kinda doughy.
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21 Feb 09
I don't think I have every had sourdough before, what is it like? Sounds like everyone is trying to lose a few pounds at the moment. Hope you manage to shed some too. Thanks for your response. :)
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
Hello icequeen123! I do not really eat a lot of bread. However, when I crave for bread, I would really eat a big amount of it. Oftentimes, I do prefer wholegrain because it is healthier compared with regular bread. There are instances when I am on a rush and so all I eat for breakfast is bread. Just thinking about it makes me hungry... It's dinner time on my side of the world...
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21 Feb 09
Hi dolce! I sometimes struggle with craving bread, and its true when you make up your mind that you want bread, nothing else will satisfy. Well done for choosing wholegrain though, much better for you than white. Thanks for your response :)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I think I use to eat more bread when I was younger, and I never branched out from white bread...LOL. but now that I am more health concience I eat multi-grain and wheat breads, and probably only once or twice a week vs. I use to have a sandwhich a day. Not that I dont enjoy breads and the bread baskets when we go out to eat, but that has become a treat for me.
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19 Jan 09
Multi grain and wheat breads are definitely the best in my mind. Thanks for your response :)
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
18 Jan 09
The main food for me is the rice, but I will take bread sometimes. Maybe the culture different, if I take bread as the main food in a meal, I will feel that I lose a meal while take in too many snacks. I know bread is very delicious, I still can not accept it as one of the main food in my family now. Now I take it once a week at most.
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19 Jan 09
I love rice too, but bread and potatoes are more popular here. Thanks for your response. :)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
I eat bread too but not that much and not that often. I used to eat white bread before. But when i started to search about the health benifits, i now prefer the wheat bread (wholegrain) coz it's healthy. Some people don't mind eating a lot of white bread because they are just after the carbs to get full.
19 Jan 09
Wholegrain is definitely a healthier choice. Thanks for your response :)
@taface412 (3176)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I love bread. Fortunately I have changed the bread I eat to whole wheat and multigrains...so it's not so bad if I have another slice. I love the ones with nuts in them as well. The multigrainier the better in my mind.
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16 Jan 09
I love the texture of bread with bits in it, that's why I like whole grain or granary bread. Thanks for your response :)
@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I love bread, I grew up eating bread with every meal, whether it was biscuits or light bread, so I think I got used to it. I'm diabetic so I can't have alot of bread anymore because its starchy and it turns to sugar, so I eat wheat bread or whole grain, but I've cut down alot on it, I only allow myself to eat one slice of bread at a meal, when before I could eat three..lol.
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16 Jan 09
Yeah, you definitely have to be careful with your health, so glad that you eat whole grain these days. It is such a great food, so it's good that you have not had to cut it out completely. Thanks for your response :)
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
15 Jan 09
I had bread for breakfast daily. At times, lunch is also bread, especially when I am scheduled to go client's place. White bread is nice to eat and appears more tasty however the bread I have at home is always wholemeal bread. There seems to be endless supply of it. LOL.
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15 Jan 09
Yes brown bread is definitely better for you than white. It is good that it is so easily available and convenient to make into a sandwich or a snack. Thanks for your response. :)
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
15 Jan 09
I like wholegrain bread. I used to eat bread for breakfast.I dont taste bread for a long time.
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15 Jan 09
Wholegrain bread is great, it is good to pick a healthy choice for a balanced diet. Thank you for your response :)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
I'm a big fan of bread ever since I was a kid. I sometimes prefer eating it than having proper meals :)
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15 Jan 09
I had loads of bread when I was a kid, every single day. When I have bread now I try to limit it to good wholegrains, and only have one or two slices or buns per day. But it is just so addictive, and yummy! Thanks for your response :)
@smalneni (99)
• India
15 Jan 09
Hi friend, I like bread,I mostly like sweet bread like cake.I don't like normal beard like without test that's mean without salt and sweet It's very bad.And i like to mostly barn beard.I will take not only beard some things are taken like rice,barley and so on.Ok friend have a nice day.Take care of it.
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15 Jan 09
I like sweet bread too, with raisins and dried fruit is lovely. Thanks for your response :)
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
15 Jan 09
I love fresh bread and I have sandwiches almost every day for lunch and aside from breakfast I find toast makes a great snack. Unfortunately what I eat the most is white bread; it is fibre enriched but not as healthy as wholegrain!
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15 Jan 09
Fresh bread is just great isn't it, and yes it is so convenient to make sandwiches or toast. Toast with butter or with peanut butter is just wonderful. Thanks for your response :)