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6 Easy Wheat Alternatives That Will Have you Off The Biscuits, Bread & Gluten For Good!

6 easy wheat alternatives

By Angela Greely

Angela: At 180 Nutrition we believe it is better for your health to avoid wheat, gluten and biscuits, especially those made from wheat flour; even wholegrain ones. We believe too much wheat can be detrimental to your health. The reasons why we avoid are:

  • Spikes blood sugar levels – which can cause over eating
  • Increasing evidence that a high percentage of the population have gluten sensitivities. Gluten sensitivities can cause many health problems from digestive issues to autoimmune conditions
  • Other foods in nature have the same nutrients found in bread in higher levels

Many people believe this to be the case only with white bread, so they switch to wholegrain but you get similar effects. Wholegrain is better for you in the fact that it has more nutrients but it still spikes blood sugar levels and contains gluten. You will get the same from most grains. There are some great substitutes for bread that you can try whether you are looking for a lunch box idea or an easy snack. The following six substitutes are healthier, wheat-free, gluten-free and can help you lose weight and taste amazing.

Apple & Nut Butter Slices

At 180 we are big fans of sliced apple spread with nut butter. We like to do this as the fats from the nuts help stabilise the blood sugar response you get from the apple. My favourite nut butter is ABC (almonds, brazil and cashew nuts) by either Melrose or Macro. Apples are high in fibre, packed with numerous phytochemicals that prevent heart disease and cancer.

sliced cucumber-hummus-snacksSliced Cucumber with Humus

Another great idea is cucumber sliced and you can spread dips on top or add cheese. Yes, sounds a bit weird bit give it a go! You can always use carrot sticks too. I always go for dips high in protein like humus or tahini – to keep you fuller for longer! We recommend making humus yourself to stay away from vegetable oils that are added to many dips.

lettuce wrapsIceberg Lettuce Wraps

The ingredients in wraps can be nasty. Many people love wraps as a way to hold fillings. You can enjoy your fillings in a healthier way by substituting with iceberg lettuce leaves. One large leaf is much more nutritious and has small amounts of calcium, vitamin C and iron. This also a cost effective way to do it too and way tastier than you think.

rice paper rollsRice Paper Rolls

You can add the goodness of raw vegetables and add a good quality protein. They can be made in no time at all. They are low in starch. Make sure you cut the vegetables really thinly like match sticks and dip the rice paper in warm water. Remember sweet chilli sauce is high in sugar so go for guacamole as a side, low in carbs and high in good fats.

low carb paleo friendly homemade breadLow Carb Besan and Almond Bread

Who doesn’t miss a slice of bread right? With a little bit of prep’ you can whip up some fantastic bread alternatives, that are wheat free, gluten free and crap free.
Try our high protein, low carb besan and almond bread, it’s a winner!. Click here for recipe. 

capsicumFill a Capsicum

Yes, this is another tasty wheat alternative and very simple to do. Capsicums are high in beta-carotene and vitamin C. They are great for stuffing with one of your favourite fillings.
I love roasting mine and adding mince or quinoa salad. The ideas are endless…

Conclusion

If you are trying to lose weight or have any digestive issues it’s a good idea to go wheat-free and gluten-free. Try it and see what results you get. It’s all about being creative with alternatives. My new favourite cookbook at the moment is “Practical Paleo” by Diane Sanfilippo. It has lots of ideas on how to avoid grains. What do you wrap, dip and stuff with? Angela :)

Tired of looking for healthy alternatives? try having a 180 smoothie – click here

Paleo Recipes

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Paleo recipes don’t have to be bland, with a little imagination and the right ingredients you can create a whole plethora of delicious ideas.

Our focus is on quick and easy high protein paleo recipes that are packed with nutrients to keep you feeling full. We create all of our paleo recipes in-house and our resident chef is always serving up new ideas for us to taste.

Our list of delicious paleo recipes below will give you inspiration for those that are new to paleo or whether you are doing a paleo challenge. Surprise your non-paleo friends with delicious recipes that contain no refined sugar or nasty chemicals:

180 Nutrition Paleo Recipes

You’ll find the paleo recipes above along with many more on our recipe section here. Feel free to comment or share any homemade paleo recipes that you may have.

High Protein Low Carb Besan & Almond Bread

Homemade low carb besan & almond bread

By Guy Lawrence

Personally I don’t eat much bread. It’s been a number of years since I’ve cut out most grains from my diet. But I must admit, there’s nothing quite like smelling toast first thing in the morning! And when Caroline finally made a high protein low carb, grain free bread, I was very excited to try it!

Ingredients

Prep time 5min. Bake for 25-30min.

  • 1  1/2  cups of almond meal or 3/4 almond meal 3/4 180 protein supplement
  • 1 1/2 cups of besan flour
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • About 1 cup of mineral water

How to make this amazingly easy high protein low carb bread

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Mix the eggs then add them to the dry ingredients. Add the mineral water and mix with a fork until just combined.

Pour the runny mix into a loaf tin.

Bake for 25-30 min, it gets a bit dry if it’s overcooked.

Let it cool a bit then eat!!! It’s also great to slice and put in freezer, then toast when needed. Enjoy!

Ps. Big thanks to Caroline Howe for coming up with the high protein low carb bread recipe. And if anyone out there has any great recipes ideas that they feel would go well with our blog, we’d love to hear from you. Guy

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Another high protein low carb recipe: The delicious & healthy 180 Almond Bread

Almond_paleo_snackBy 180 Nutrition

I could have really done with these delicious low carb treats flying back from the UK this week. Sadly though I’m not sure any airline would know what a healthy high protein low carb recipe would look like! Flying there was fine as I was all prepared with my little low carb protein snacks in the shape of the 180 balls. I then ploughed through the tub I took with me whilst in the UK, leaving me to come unstuck on my flight home… and there’s me thinking I was prepared! More