One way to be kinder to your tummy

I've said before how nutrition and wellness are a hot debate that I’m not qualified to enter, but that some of what we eat can make us feel less than spectacular – like foggy, bloated, jittery, or down. And that if you think your food might be affecting your mood, it’s worth exploring with some professional help.

I've found this to be true many times in my own life, and I've now reached a place where I know which foods make me feel crappy and which foods make me feel heaps better.

And one of the crappy ones for me is bread. I am not caeliac, but either the wheat, the yeast or the gluten (or all three) in bread and similar products completely messes with me.

And so I avoid it. But sometimes, there's just a craving for bread that I can't ignore. Like when I'm having hot soup or fresh prawns. Sometimes you just need bread.

I've tried a few alternatives to conventional bread, and there are some great ones out there. But recently, I stumbled on this one from Jessica Cox, a Brisbane-based nutritionist, which is out-of-this world tasty, so easy to make, and all kinds of awesome for my system.

It's the little beauty picture above: Jess' 'gut-friendly loaf'. The loaf in the photo is the third one I've made, and it turns out the same every time.

Cook it up yourself and see what you think. 

You might also like these bread-alternative beauties:

Sarah Wilson's Inside out bread (a total winner)

The Life-changing loaf from My New Roots

Pete Evans' Seed and nut bread

Amy Crawford from The Holistic Ingredient's Perfect gluten-free bread

It's making me hungry just thinking about it.

Do you have any great bread alternatives to share?

Natalie Bartley