18 February 2013

Product Review: Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread

As a huge fan of bread, I was very excited to try Ezekiel 4:9® Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread. I’ve always loved breads, and I get especially excited when I find a type of bread that I enjoy eating with everything and at any time of the day. I love eating bread plain, right out of the bag, so when I find a bread that does the trick, I’m sold!

I am very excited about the new Ezekiel 4:9® Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread ($4.99), which is healthy and delicious. The bread is made with freshly-sprouted, certified organic live grains and sprouted flax seeds. Normally, I try to watch how much bread I eat, but I actually feel good about how much of this bread I’ve been slipping into my daily diet. The bread provides an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, or otherwise known as the “good fats” we should be having. Each slice of bread contains 90mg of Omega 3, 4 grams of dietary fiber, and 18 amino acids from vegetable sources.

Made with filtered water and no added fats, the vegan bread is 100% flourless, free of additives, and is low-glycemic, diabetic-friendly, pH-balanced, and kosher-certified. Plus, it stays fresh for 2 weeks in the refrigerator, which is my preferred way to store bread.

I have been keeping the bread refrigerated, and it’s absolutely delicious right out of the package. It’s soft and stays wrapped up in two packages for added freshness.

The recommended life of each loaf is 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 5 days on the shelf. However, it can stay frozen for up to a year! This bread is a must-have.

The best way for me to judge new breads is to simply take a slice out of the package and eat it, plain and simple. If it doesn’t need any additives, it’s perfect. I’ve tried it cool and plain right out of the refrigerator, and also slightly toasted. Both ways are delicious. I’ve tried it in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which was also delicious. The moist but nutty texture of the bread gives it a little something extra.

I’ve tried Ezekiel 4:9® Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread in a grilled cheese, with Earth Balance buttery spread and Tofutti cheddar cheese slices. This was absolutely delicious, and was honestly the best grilled cheese I’ve ever tried. The bread also makes an awesome garlic bread with dinner, with Earth Balance buttery spread and a little bit of garlic powder and garlic salt. Yum!

At $4.99, per loaf, I think it’s pretty reasonably priced for the size of the loaves and for how delicious and healthy they are. When I know I have something healthy I can go to for just about any meal of the day, I feel good about the price. I would highly recommend this bread! As someone new to the Food For Life brand, I cannot wait to try their other products.

I hope that you enjoy the new Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread as much as I do. Find it in the frozen section of your grocery store, and promise me you will make a vegan grilled cheese with it!

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Minnesota Alexandra is a lover of all animals, but has a soft spot for especially dogs and rabbits. She believes that life is not complete without an animal to love. Alexandra is highly passionate about animals and animal rights, and wants to raise awareness of the cruelty that many animals suffer in the best way she knows how, and this is by written word. Alexandra is a recent graduate of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, with a degree in Professional Writing and a minor in Creative Writing. She absolutely loves to write news and creative nonfiction, and obsesses over spelling and grammar.

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