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As I sit here writing this post, I’m enjoying my breakfast of 2 slices of Arnold Nuts & Seeds Healthfull Bread, toasted and topped with natural peanut butter. As simple as “peanut butter toast” may sound, it’s one of my favorite breakfasts, and I never really tire of it. But, here’s the catch – I can’t eat it with just “any old bread.” And here’s why:
I’m a bread snob!
There, I’ve said it. Honestly, I don’t think I’m a snob in many ways (though sometimes introverts or shy people can be misunderstood); but, when it comes to my bread, it’s only the best for me.
I’m not sure where this snobbery originated. It could be that it’s genetic – my dad is a bread snob also. Or, it could be a result of spending 5 months living abroad in Italy – way back when I was 5 years old. Let’s face it, those Italians certainly know how to make good bread. All crusty on the outside and light and airy on the inside. (And therein could be another factor – texture can “make or break” a food item for me. Two of the things I hate most in this world – celery and peas – are hated because of their disgusting texture – whether stringy or mushy.) Anyway, back to the bread . . .
I think that your normal, everyday loaf of store bought white bread is the most disgusting thing that they try to pass off as “bread” ever made. Brian, on the other hand, loves it. He doesn’t get my bread snobbery. He was raised on crappy white bread and, because that’s all he knows, it’s all he wants to eat. (Weirdo!)
I love homemade bread. But, let’s face it, I don’t have enough time or the proper equipment to really do it justice. So, therein lies the “bread snob conundrum.” I simply have to find yummy breads to eat!
And then . . . I was offered the chance to try some breads from the Arnold Healthfull Bread line.
My Arnold® Healthfull® Bread Swap Experience
I was asked to swap out all the bread in my house with bread from the Arnold Healthfull Bread line for one week. So, I went out and purchased a loaf of each of the three varieties (see picture at top of this post). And, quite honestly, I’ve been eating it for the past 3 weeks (not just 1)! It’s lasting me forever because:
- Brian won’t touch anything BUT white store bought “bread” (and I’m using that term very loosely!)
- Gracie doesn’t really eat bread in any way, shape, or form.
- Ian won’t eat bread with “stuff” in it (his words).
- Ashley and I seem to only eat bread for breakfast and lunch (but very infrequently at supper time).
So, our week has stretched into three, and I’m loving this bread.
As mentioned above, I’ve enjoyed this bread for many a breakfast, toasted and topped with natural peanut butter or hazelnut spread. Ashley has also enjoyed peanut butter toast for breakfast. She prefers the Oats & Honey variety, while I’m partial to the Nuts & Seeds and the Flax & Sunflower. Here are some of the breakfast pictures that I’ve posted to Instagram (and to Facebook) over the past few weeks:
One of my other favorite breakfasts using these breads was to make “eggs in a nest” (an old breakfast idea I learned from my friend Sue). Simply butter both sides of your bread, cut a circle out of the middle, place bread in frying pan, break an egg into the center hole, fry, flip, and serve. Simple and quite delicious (I prefer mine with the egg center a bit runny, but it’s totally up to you!)
I love a good sandwich, and we have a great place locally to buy lunch meat and cheese. But, I have trouble coming up with delicious sandwiches at home because of the lack of good bread. (Can I just say right now that store bought hamburger and hot dog buns are every bit as disgusting as the white bread?!)
The other day, I decided to try a sandwich with the Arnold Healthfull Bread. Honestly, my expectations weren’t very high. But, this was one of the best lunches I’ve had in a long time. Ingredients were 1 slice of Sweet Lebanon Bologna, 1 slice of Swiss Cheese, and some chopped turkey ham. No condiments. So simple, yet surprisingly delicious. I will definitely be making more sandwiches on this bread!
More Information about Arnold® Healthfull® Bread
- New Arnold® Healthfull® Bread will have you falling in love with three different varieties full of better-for-you ingredients – Flax & Sunflower, Steel Cut Oats & Honey, and Nuts & Seeds
- With 80 calories per slice, each Arnold® Healthfull® variety is made with 100 percent whole grain flour, is a good source of fiber, and contains no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, or preservatives
- Arnold® Healthfull® Bread is certified by the American Heart Association
- For more information about the new love of your life, Arnold® Healthfull® Bread, visit loveyourbread.com/healthfull *
- Don’t let the Healthfull® love stop there! Check out this match made in Healthfull heaven from Arnold® Healthfull® Bread! #LoveYourBread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5tLsjAw3j4
*Availability: Arnold® bread is available across the Eastern U.S. and can be found in the Midwestern U.S. as Brownberry® bread and in the Western U.S. as Oroweat® bread.
***This post made possible by Arnold Healthfull Bread & Coyne PR. ***
The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Arnold® Bread so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Arnold® Healthfull® Bread. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Arnold® Bread.