I stopped by Earth Fare on my way home from Columbus yesterday — a grocery that doesn’t even offer products containing high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial colors and sweeteners, and synthetic growth hormones in fresh meat and dairy. Earth Fare believes food should be “as close to the ground as it gets,” and they carefully scrutinize labels for product offerings that save Daniel Plan shoppers like me time and energy.
It’s a budget buster, for sure — but it’s worth a trip now and then to scope out healthy options and brands I might be able to find locally.
I was on a mission to compare prices on gluten-free breads (note: expensive) and ask the baker for recos on breads with nothing nasty. He sent me over to the freezer section, where I found the Holy Grail of whole grain breads…
Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Bread.
Check out these ingredients: “Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils and millet, and spelt and put them in one vessel…” — Ezekiel 4:9. Yep — they’re right there on the label.
I actually burst out laughing when I saw this bread in the fridge. At first glance, it seemed like a cheap shot at impressionable Christian consumers. But it’s actually quite brilliant. And after doing a little research on the Food for Life Company, I am intrigued with this “Biblio-bread” idea.
I look forward to trying a piece with a dab of natural peanut butter when I carefully reintroduce gluten as a test later this week. (And no — I have no intention of spending 390 days on my side or measuring out twenty shekels a day, in case any of you Biblical scholars are wondering.) My family is just thankful to have bread in the house again.
Bonus: This bread weighs a TON — so you take care of the Fitness Element while making a sandwich! 😉
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