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Has anyone ever come up with an acceptable bread substitute? Is there such a thing? I'm wondering if the low-carb tortillas that I see might be used, perhaps in a similar way as the shiritaki noodles. Unfortunately, I don't have their stats in front of me...I'll go see if I can dig them up....

Or, are all bread-type things non-existant for the time being?..

Comments (16)

The low carb tortillas are still too high in carbs for us. The only suggestions that I have are crackers and lettuce leaves...

Comment #1

Bummer. I was thinking some sort of sandwich would make a great L&G to take to work. Oh well. Guess I get to keep tormenting people at the office with Oatmeal (they all think it smells great)!.


Comment #2

I was at Trader Joe's tonight and the free sample was buffalo burger patties and some kind of salsa (lemme check, ok, it's southwest salsa with jicama). It was really good so I bought a package of both and a package of romaine hearts to eat it on. I figure I'll probably have cucumbers and balsamic vinegar as the rest of my G when I have that meal.

Does anyone know how to convert grams to oz. things keep being measured in grams and I have no concept of how many grams we can eat...

Comment #3

You will have to run this by the nutrition support people, but the best bread "alternative" that I know of is sprouted grain bread. it has no sugar or flour, and something about the grains being sprouted makes them a live food like a vegetable not your average whole grain. it's super good for you. it's kind of firm but it's wonderful toasted. you can get it at trader joe's and my nob hill has it now too. it's not always in the refrigerator section but you're supposed to keep it in the fridge at home. I suspect you wouldn't want it in your l/g since we're not supposed to have grains, but maybe it's OK on transition when you're adding whole grains...

Comment #4

Sprouted grain bread is the best. it is definitely flavorful and full bodied. I like the sprouted wheatberry from trader joe's..

HOWEVER, it's way too high in carbs. I can pretty much guarantee Nutrisystem is going to say it's not ok til transition/maintenance. It is a nice bread though. Off the top of my head I think the nutritional info was similar to your typical light bread except it isn't like eating a piece of air. It has a lot of mass, chew, and filling ability...

Comment #5

Does anyone know how to convert grams to oz. things keep being measured in grams and I have no concept of how many grams we can eat..



One 0z = 28 grams, but it's usually rounded down to 25 to make it easier to convert ( so 100 grams = 4 oz ). I grew up with both having a Norwegian mother and English father....

Comment #6

Thanks. you're the best. especially thank you for not telling me to google it!..

Comment #7

I was just thinking, as I ate my oatmeal pancakes, that you could make, like a McGriddle sandwich with these things. Maybe the oatmeal and brownsugar ones would be the most normal for this. But, that's one reason I like to eat my oatmeal as pancakes. I almost feel like I'm eating bread!..

Comment #8

FYI, google has a built in calculator function. Go to the search page you usually search from and enter conversions. e.g., type in "1 oz in grams" and you'll get a response..


Comment #9

Oh nooo....I love McGriddles (aka the "heart attack" special)...arrgh! Now I am going to have to try this...

Comment #10

Here you go - I use this also.

Ozs And Pounds Grams and Kilograms.

1 ounce 30 grams.

2 ounces 60 grams.

3 ounces 85 grams.

4 ounces 1/4 lb 115 grams.

5 ounces 140 grams.

6 ounces 175 grams.

7 ounces 200 grams.

8 ounces 1/2 lb 225 grams.

9 ounces 250 grams.

10 ounces 285 grams.

12 ounces 3/4 lb 340 grams.

16 ounces 1 lb 450 grams.

24 ounces 1 1/2 lb 675 grams..

Comment #11

I will try to find the recipe for a bun from the original Atkins Diet dating back to the 60's. It is only made with egg white, baking powder, soy powder and seasoning..

Now that I think about it you could take the oatmeal packet, add a 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and fold it into 2 beaten egg whites. The white needs to be beaten stiff so that it holds very moist peaks without becoming dry. The hard part is getting the oatmeal folded into the egg white. You may laugh but if you have never done it or previously made an angel food cake it can be a bummer!!. Then without knocking the wind out of the batter form 2 buns on a sprayed baking sheet using a nonfat spray and then bake at 400 degrees until golden brown, puffed and it holds it's shape..

Now that said you will need to reduce your quantity of lean by an equal amount to the egg white if you want to keep all even steven. You can have 5 egg whites instead of meat in the lean part so you can figure out how much to reduce your other meat by as much...

Comment #12

Actually, it's 6 egg whites for the lean, not 5...

Comment #13

How about low carb pita bread? I think one equals 5 carbs...

Comment #14

I'd sure like to know what Nutrisystem has to say about pita bread. I didn't realize it was that low in carbs. Are they all, or did you find a great brand?.

I'm thinking some kind of Boca sausage or something on pancakes would be a great "MF Griddle". Hee Hee. No heart attacks here!..

Comment #15

I would imagine that the soy pita is still way too high in carbs. a cup and a half of broccoli has almost 9 carbs. that doesn't give you much to work with for the rest of your L&G. I just don't think soy pita fits into the picture..

Plus, my mom's been eating it for years. it is NOT yummy...

Comment #16

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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