As it’s Food Friday, today I have a tip for you. As I mentioned Sunday in my review we hardly use bread anymore. I don’t eat it at all, and Bob has wraps mostly. The only buns he ate were sesame burger buns from Trader Joes. However I’ve finally managed to switch him to these Oroweat Sandwich Thins. For those that don’t know these have less than HALF the calories of a regular burger bun! Yes they don’t have the same substance, but generally most of the calories from a burger come from the BUN, so switch up to these Sandwich Thins for 100 calories each!
As Bob is the only one eating these and he has probably two a week, they weren’t going to get used before they went moldy so to stop the mold I simply freeze them! Yes you can freeze almost all bread! I wouldn’t freeze freshly baked bread (that’s the whole point of having it right – it’s FRESH!) but anything in a package can be frozen. As these are thin, to make things easier for me when I’m defrosting I take 5 minutes before freezing and grab: a pair of scissors and some wax paper.
- Simply cut some small squares of wax paper
- Place the small squares between EVERY LAYER of the sandwich thins
- Place back into bag, reseal and place in freezer
When you want to use these, take them out the freezer and hour before (they are thin, don’t take long to defrost) and maybe as an option toast on the grill, that’s how Bob likes his 😉
Totally worth the swap. Think about it 100 calories saved a day is over 3500 calories a year. Now if you do your weight loss math (or follow me on facebook/twitter) you’ll know that 3500 = 1 lb, so that 100 calorie saving per day is 10lb lost a year! Make the switch, it’s worth it 🙂
Do you freeze your bread? Trust me Summer here in Southern California I HAVE to! Goes moldy so fast. If you live in a hot climate and your bread doesn’t go moldy that says a LOT about the bread you are buying! Bread is a FRESH item, it’s meant to decay. If yours is keeping mold free for a week or more you need to check the ingredients! Most likely it’s full of additives and preservatives 🙁
Have you tried these sandwich thins? They do bagel thins too check them out at your local grocery store.