Wow- it’s been quite a morning so far. I taught 50 minutes of Spinning, followed by 30 minutes of Abs all before 7 am- and am on my way to teach an additional 50 minutes of Spinning! My body is already sore from two Bodypump classes yesterday (practicing the new release in the morning and teaching a class in the evening!), but I just have to tough it out and teach that last class today like a rockstar.
On days like this, my body craves two very specific things: lots of muscle recovery (which I will get in the form of a deep tissue massage today) and PROTEIN. When I think of protein, I think of a few different sources right off the bat: powder (to make a smoothie), Greek yogurt, lean meat and peanut flour. These are the four sources that I consume most often, and I enjoy each and every one of them. One protein source that never comes to mind is bread. I’m a big bread lover, and I like it in any form, but it’s not something that I eat very much of. Well, I should rephrase that- it’s not something I ate very much of until I discovered High Protein Bread.
I remember exactly where and how I made this wonderful discovery. I think I was reading My Bizzy Kitchen, and drooling over her photos of a bagel. I couldn’t remember the last time I had a bagel, and decided to pick some up at the store. So, I hit up Wegman’s on the way home from work one day and started browsing the options. We all know that bagels are notoriously in that “unhealthy” food category, but I was determined to find one that I could find some nutritional value in. As I was browsing the bread aisle the words “high protein” caught my attention. I grabbed the package of P28 bagels and scanned the ingredients and nutritional contents:
28 grams of protein?! In a bagel?! And only 25g of carbs?! AND 4g of fiber?
That was it. I was sold.
I took my bagels home and thought of all different kinds of ways to eat them. I had them with peanut butter and banana for breakfast:
And as a high protein crust for pizza:
My favorite way to enjoy them? Toasted with a little bit of good quality butter.
As much as I like the bagels, when I (finally) got around to trying the bread, I discovered that I liked it even more! First of all, the slices are HUGE. Each slice of bread has a whopping 14 grams of protein and makes for great sandwich bread. I prefer to eat it for breakfast more than anything else- whether it’s sweet:
You should know that the bread and bagels do not taste like “regular” breads and bagels that you are used to eating. The texture is different- a little chewier perhaps? But, that’s not a bad thing!
You all know that when I find a product I love, I want everyone to know about it! And I’m so excited that P28 has offered to send one lucky reader a box of goodies (in the form of bread and bagels)!
All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me your favorite source(s) for protein. I’ll pick a winner* Friday, June 29th at 8pm.
*Open to U.S. residents only