Bite-Size Blog #40 -- J. Morris Hicks

Keep checking those bread labels!

    J. Morris Hicks
Last week I found some cornbread in our refrigerator--apparently a gift from a family member.

Granted, most of our friends and family members know about our strong preference to eat only plant-based foods. And yet, while they mean well, they sometimes give us foods that don't quite meet our standards for acceptable. This "Grandmother's Cornbread" was one of those times. 

Grandmothers Buttermilk Cornbread at www.allrecipes.com 

A quick glance at the label revealed four ingredients that I always strive to avoid: butter, milk, eggs and sugar. An online recipe for a similar cornbread called for 1/2 cup of butter, 2/3 cup of white sugar, 2 eggs, one cup of buttermilk and one cup of white flour. Not a health food to be sure.

So what about bread in general? First of all, it is not a whole plant in nature's package but I like to eat a little bread with my meal. I prefer whole grain with no more than 3 or 4 ingredients on the label. Most grocery store bread has closer to thirty. Here's one that's not that bad--with only nine ingredients:
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