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Low Calorie Peasant Bread Recipe

Written by Thin Thin

Low Calorie Recipes that are Budget Friendly, Inexpensive, Cheap & Easy to Prepare with Minimal Ingredients


Peasant Bread - Recipe makes 1 generous loaf.

This coarse bread has a rustic taste and is reminiscent of medieval breads fired in open ovens, the bread cooked over wood. Our recipe for Peasant Bread is ultra easy to prepare and ultra delicious. It's also healthy and inexpensive to make.

Simply dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Next, combine the flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl and make a well in the center.

Pour in yeast mixture. Combine all the ingredients using a wooden paddle and then work with the mixture using your hands to form a soft ball.

Using a board that has been lightly floured, knead the dough for five minutes. Dust the top with flour, then cover with a clean towel, allowing the dough to rise until doubled in size (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours).  Transfer to baking sheet or pan. Cut vertical slants into the top of the bread.

Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool completely before slicing. Entire Peasant Bread recipe contains about 1,600 calories.


Ingredients for Peasant Bread:
1 package of yeast + 2 cups of warm water
3 1/2 to 4 cups of all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon of salt

Diet & Budget Wise: Toaster Sandwich Recipe

The following recipe creates two Toaster Sandwiches.

Ingredients for Toaster Sandwiches

4 slices of bread (your favorite brand/variety)
Butter Flavored cooking spray
deli meat (such as turkey, ham, chicken)
cream cheese, whipped (either purchased whipped, or whipped before using)
1 small avocado, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
1 tomato, sliced thinly
baby spinach OR lettuce


Our recipe for Toaster Sandwiches is ultra easy, low in calories, inexpensive and delicious! Simply spray the bread on one side with the buttery cooking spray and toast on the stove top as you would regular toast.

The use of cooking spray saves fat grams and calories, but if you prefer margarine, you can use that - of course, for more calories.

Next, remove the toast from the pan when it turns a golden brown.

Assemble your toaster sandwich with the remaining ingredients, using a bit of the whipped cream cheese as a spread.

The combination of the tomato, the cream cheese, the spinach, and the avocado is deliciously-explosive!

You can take this Toaster Sandwich recipe up a notch by adding sliced black olives and pine nuts.

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