As you might have read over the last couple of months, I’ve been trying to cut flour (notably bread) out of my diet. (Although, you’d be surprised, flour is in EVERYTHING!) That sounds pretty normal for women these days. But honestly, it’s sucked. I love bread!
Which is why I was excited to run across an an article in Natural Health Magazine that listed white flour alternatives, most of which I didn’t know about.
The article started:
“White flour is a lot like Paris Hilton.
It’s bleached, it’s boring, and you can’t escape it.”
Preach on sister.
She describes the distinctions between our options:
- Garbanzo bean
- White whole wheat flours
Each has it’s own pros and cons depending on what you’re making. But overall, surprisingly garbanzo bean seems to be the healthiest! For more info, click through and read the whole thing.
The picture of the quinoa flour above I found on Naturally Ella, which seems to be a great resource for healthy recipes.
If you have experience using an alternative flour, post it in the comments below. It’s always nice to hear how it’s played out for people in their own kitchen.